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2019-03-17 RED FORT IN INDIA

By |2019-03-16T19:58:30+01:00March 17th, 2019|India|

I have seen two Red Forts in India, one in Delhi, the other in Agra. Though I don’t know, which fort is on the Photo, each of them is worth a visit. Colossal buildings with big walls all built from red stone. Also a big attraction for the Indians, in Agra there were thousands of Indian tourists in line for entering. Inside there are vast parks and many impressive buildings in Indian style.

 

Post processed with: Silver Efex Pro, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 100

2019-02-15  QUTB MINAR

By |2019-02-12T20:56:36+01:00February 15th, 2019|India|

The tower from 1192. A one-of-a-kind building, built from thousands of individual bricks and stones. I would have liked to step up the 73 meters, but entry was not allowed. Each of its blocks has unique ornaments, the whole complex houses similar buildings, built from the same materials, but not this height. On the entry, there have been straying dogs, which were resting in brown puddles of water.

 

Post processed with: Aurora 2019, Photoshop 2019

  • Camera: ILCE-6000
  • Aperture: ƒ/9
  • Shutter speed: 1/160s
  • Focal length: 16mm
  • ISO: 100

2018-08-19   HOTELS IN NEW DELHI

By |2018-08-17T18:13:48+01:00August 18th, 2018|India|

Standing on the swimming pool-terrace of the Le Meridien Hotel in New Delhi I got this view of nearby hotel towers. It made the impression as if the towers would grow out of the greenery. The sky tinted in the light-smog of that big city. A bit surreal kind of photo showing hotels in India.

 

Post processed with: Aurora, Photoshop

  • Camera: ILCE-7R
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Shutter speed: 1/2s
  • Focal length: 24mm
  • ISO: 2000

2018-03-22   GANDHI MEMORIAL NEW DELHI

By |2018-03-20T21:10:02+01:00March 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+01:00December 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+01:00September 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+01:00July 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+01:00May 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+01:00April 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+01:00April 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

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