Location: Taj Mahal, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India(27� 10' 48? N, 78� 1' 12? E)
Date: 7 Jan 2009; 4.10pm
Camera: Canon 400D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Taj Mahal is supposedly the ultimate monument of love, built by the Mughal Emperor, Shah Jahan commemorating her wife, Mumtaz Mahal. However recent research indicated that it is also a symbolic replica of Heaven. Whatever it may be, it is definitely one of the most recognisable and amazing architectural feat of humankind. Taj Mahal is a busy place- the best time to visit with less crowd is early morning. The entrance fee is prohibitively high for foreigners- 750 Rs per entry. For photography buffs, a better option is to photograph the monument by taking a boat ride (50Rs return if you bargain hard and hide your big camera and tripod) across the Yamuna River to the opposite bank. Just follow the road towards the river after passing the east gate. The view from across the river is stupendous at both sunrise and sunset (like this one).

Monday, February 16, 2009


Nothing happens when you sit at home. I always make it a point to carry a camera with me at all times…I just shoot at what interests me at that moment. – Elliott Erwitt"
“I treat the photograph as a work of great complexity in which you can find drama. Add to that a careful composition of landscapes, live photography, the right music and interviews with people, and it becomes a style.” – Ken Burns