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2018-03-22   GANDHI MEMORIAL NEW DELHI

By | 2018-03-20T21:10:02+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|India|

A big park area surrounds the Gandhi Memorial. Before entering you have to put off your shoes and then you are allowed to enter the signed ways to the memorial. It is one of the unforgettable experiences in life when you feel the aura of such great persons and leaders.

 

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-12-12  TOWER OF TOMB OF I’TIMÄD-UD-DAULAH

By | 2017-12-12T19:26:52+00:00 December 12th, 2017|India|

The photo shows “Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah” in Agra, which is often regarded as the little, draft Taj Mahal. I think in the western hemisphere it’s a bit complicated to spell it correctly. 🙂  It’s located in a prominent park area, with gardens and surrounding buildings built from red sandstone. You can get a combo ticket which adds the Red Fort and Taj Mahal. It’s worth to take it and visit all three!

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-09-01  TAJ MAHAL WEST SIDE

By | 2017-09-01T19:14:54+00:00 September 1st, 2017|India|

I looked from a different angle when shooting one of the most photographed monuments on earth. I had the sun on the higher frame, the Taj Mahal in the middle and some Indian people on the right standing that tiled floor. With the wide angle lens, this gives a new composition which I like. If you are on that site where I did the photo you have already walking socks on your feet because entry to the Taj Mahal is only allowed without shoes to protect the monument. The correct strategy to keep that building protected for the generations to come.

Post processed with: Photomatix, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/8
  • Focal length: 17mm
  • ISO: 80

2017-07-31  QUTB MINAR – THE SPECTACULAR TOWER

By | 2017-07-30T21:53:05+00:00 July 31st, 2017|India|

From the dozens of overwhelming impressions in New Delhi, the Qutb Minar was one of my favorites. Building started in 1192, it is made of sand stone and marble and has many gravures and ornaments. Qutb Minar is a highly frequented area where many Indians as well as tourists from the whole world visit. It was very a hot that day, outside at the parking place, there were some puddles of dirty water, where some of the wild dogs of New Delhi took a bath for cooling down. 🙂 For getting a different look at that photo, I did post processing with Nik Analog Efex Pro 2.

Post processed with: Luminar, Nik Analog Efex Pro2, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-05-06  HOTEL IN NEW DELHI

By | 2017-05-06T15:53:44+00:00 May 6th, 2017|India|

The Le Meridien was an impressive hotel, built like a four-sided farmyard in bigger style. It was about 3 am as we arrived in New Delhi.  Even during that time, middle of the night, there were about 20 people of hotel staff around, helping with entry control, the luggage, the check-in, the elevators and showing the room. I was lucky that I had already changed some money at the airport, for the tips. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Shutter speed: 1/8s
  • Focal length: 10mm
  • ISO: 1000

2017-04-27  ARCHES IN AGRA

By | 2017-04-25T19:11:48+00:00 April 27th, 2017|India|

I think it was near the Red Fort where I explored that building with those artfully built arches. Many Indians used it as a relaxing area, and so did I.  🙂 Since the temperature was sweltering with high humidity it was a need to sit down from time to time, watching people, gardens, and architecture. Especially when I had to carry two cameras, batteries, and four lenses. I was lucky that I only had the Sonys of the A7-series with me, which are lighter in weight. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/100s
  • Focal length: 15mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-04-02  SWIMMING IN AGRA

By | 2017-03-30T20:37:58+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|India|

After visiting the Taj Mahal, I went sightseeing in Agra. Near the Tomb of I’timād-ud-Daulah flows the river Yamuna. There I discovered that some men went swimming, since it was very hot I envied them for the cooling. Since it was near the sight, I thought it wouldn’t be a good idea to jump in this river as a tourist  🙂

Post processed with: Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/10
  • Shutter speed: 1/125s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-03-15 ELEPHANT STATUE IN DELHI

By | 2017-03-12T15:34:37+00:00 March 15th, 2017|India|

Near the Lakshmi Narayan temple, I discovered this elephant statue. It is wonderfully crafted, made of stone and concrete, is rock solid and will last for centuries. Besides the “big, famous” sights you can find so many different, exciting attractions in many places. 🙂

Post processed with: Luminar, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s
  • Focal length: 29mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-03-02 GANDHI MEMORIAL DELHI

By | 2017-03-02T20:00:42+00:00 March 2nd, 2017|India|

Our friendly taxi driver/tour guide brought us to the parking lot reserved for the memorial visitors. He always took a nap in the car, while we visited the sights 🙂 . Raj Ghat is located in a beautiful park landscape, after a short walk, you see the buildings of the monument. You have to put off your shoes and then walk on green mats to the memorial. It’s a silent and prayerful place, and you should take some time to remember Mr. Gandhi.

Post processed with: Lightroom, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/7.1
  • Shutter speed: 1/60s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 100

2017-01-24 NEW DELHI’S FASCINATING TEMPLES

By | 2017-01-25T22:04:25+00:00 January 24th, 2017|India|

In New Delhi our taxi driver was a Sikh and one of the nicest guys I ever met. He invited us to join him visiting the Sikh temple “Gurudwara Bangla Sahib”. I loved the atmosphere in the temple and the surrounding area which was very quiet and relaxing. We even got a Sikh meal, which tasted a bit like a honey-Müsli, named Karah Parshad.  🙂

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/320s
  • Focal length: 39mm
  • ISO: 100

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