Taj is perhaps the most photographed icon of all times. I had never been to see the Taj Mahal before. I was curious to know if I would see it and say to myself…”Yup…it looks like the pictures I have seen a million times”. I was afraid of that. However, when I went to see it….from the very first time I laid eyes on it, it was overwhelmingly beautiful. It is glowing, ethereal looking, massive, spectacular, milky, and a silent beauty that looks back at you. You almost want to use hushed tones when you are in its presence. It brought tears to my eyes. I am not sure I can describe the feeling you get when you see it. Made me intensely desire to be a poet.
Anyway, as far as photography is concerned, it was one difficult icon to shoot. It has been shot and shot and shot. I too took a million images of it. However, as I was walking towards the Taj, the immaculate lawns were being watered…and for some reason, there was a puddle in the lawn that I saw. In it was a silent reflection of the awesome monument. The puddle was not very big, but the image it held was huge. Here is a rendition of what I saw in the puddle. When I show this image to people, they either love it or hate it (processing, colors, crunchiness, etc). See what you think.
Anyway….it truly was a site to behold!!