Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Neighbouring Agra is home to the more famous Taj Mahal.. but I find Humayun’s Tomb, a likely prototype or inspiration to the Taj, in Delhi to be under appreciated. Unlike the over-crowded Taj, Humayun’s Tomb was eerily empty and serene when I paid a sunset visit. And, unlike the Taj that prohibits photo taking inside, I was free to play around with my camera in catching the lighting.

Nikon D80, f/2.8, 1/20s

Weekly Photo Challenge: Regret

My submission:

Caption Contest: What would you write?

How would you interpret? (my comments to follow in a later post)

Here are a few to get you started:

I regret not taking the lens cap off.
Dark regrets
I regret sleeping through the event.
I regret missing it.

Weekly A-Z Archive: E Challenge

E for eternal and everlasting love, legacy, architecture, and , as demonstrated in the building of the Taj Mahal.

My first sight of the Taj, remained the most impressed in my memory. Apparently that sentiment is shared by the pile up of visitors, Indian and foreign, entering the compound through these gates.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Hot

The Fatehpur Sikri took 15 years to build. The palace was abandoned shortly after being used for only 14 years because of water scarcity. It was only 40 kilometers away from the more famous site of the Taj Majal

I went on a hot July summer day. The temperature reached 105 and it took a look 4.5 hour drive to get there from New Delhi. Sweltering in the heat just to walk around the palace grounds, the sight of the dried up pool and sun-baked red sandstone was as effective as dense humidity would be in dragging my psyche through an oven.

Nikon D80, f/7.1, 1/200s ©2010

Alternatively, on the humourous sid, a shot of my hot pink buddy dressed in a hot animal print hotel robe. Yes, that was the robe the hotel provided in the room.

Canon S90 point-and-shoot

 

My 2010 Year in Review

In summary: 

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Many of you may recognize this. It is a public version of the slideshow I post on Facebook at the end of every year. I hope you readers enjoy this as much as my family and friends do. I may continue this as an annual post.

Happy New Year. I hope your 2010 has been as wonderful as mine.