My favorite photos – sometimes you get lucky

Taj Mahal… fixated within the main gateway by the first sight of this wonder, I then found myself surrounded by a throng of Rajasthani gentlemen.  Fortunately I had the presence of mind to squeeze off a shot.

 Later a sudden rainstorm clears the crowds and brought in this wonderful light and backdrop – Royal Tomb of the Taj Mahal, seen from the West pavilion (mosque) with the Yamuna River behind on the left….

Taj side 16

(Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 24mm F2.8, Kodachrome 64, Aug ’78)

Taj 9

(Olympus OM-1, Zuiko 35mm f2, Kodachrome 64)

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2 thoughts on “My favorite photos – sometimes you get lucky

  1. I like both of these a lot, Owen. In the top one, that great rush of turbaned men – a scrum almost – towards the bright doorway and beautiful building beyond, really hits the mark – and the fact that the doorway and building are slightly off the vertical only adds to the shot’s wonderful, hurrying atmosphere.

    Beautiful serene light in the lower shot – and all helped by the person looking back at the camera, and also the gorgeous scarlets on the right. Good stuff! A

    • Many thanks, Adrian. Appreciate comments on these new postings. As said (& as you would know), it’s often hard to see your own pics with any objectivity!
      The Gateway shot – I hadn’t thought of the off-vertical as contributing to the ‘moment’ & I had resisted remedying it! The highlights blowout occurred in the scanning, esp with adjustments for the old transparencies.
      Taj Mahal after a rainstorm – the weather change was a gift. As said, sometimes you get lucky! Cheers, Owen.

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