Travel & Vacation Images
India - March 2007
Taj Mahal

Road to Agra India 2007 Finally
Is there any more iconic monument than the Taj Mahal?  Maybe the pyramids, or the Eiffel Tower.  I told the tour group as we drove from Jaipur to Agra, "Remember, when you photograph the Taj Mahal, what you are really doing is photographing 500 tourists with a pretty backdrop."  Okay, maybe that was a bit of an exaggeration, but you know what I mean.  I managed to photograph the Leaning Tower of Pisa without hundreds of tourists in the picture (actually with only three visible in the entire photo).  Perhaps you know someone and can get access before the crowds; otherwise, you'll not be able to avoid including the multitudes in your photographs unless you photograph only at the second story and above.

Here, you'll see a variety of Taj Mahal views.  When you look at Taj Mahal 1 -- the truly iconic photo -- check out the second photo at page bottom, which shows the same scene the way most tourists' photos will look.  I was keeping track:  Taj Mahal 1 was the billion-and-first photo taken of the Taj.

We visited the Taj Mahal first late in the afternoon (Taj Mahal 1-6).  Then, before sunrise the next morning, we visited the Mehtab Bagh, a garden across the river, and photographed through the early morning mist (Taj Mahal 7-12).

Taj Mahal 1

Taj Mahal 2

Taj Mahal 3

Taj Mahal 4

Taj Mahal 5

Taj Mahal 6

Taj Mahal 7

Taj Mahal 8

Taj Mahal 9

Taj Mahal 10

Taj Mahal 11

Taj Mahal 12

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