Hotel Taj Mahal is a gracious landmark of Mumbai. It is the flagship hotel of Taj hotels. It is near Gateway of India in South Bombay. Many of the rooms have a view of the Arabian Sea.
Terrorists had attacked Hotel Taj Mahal on 27 November 2008. This led to loss of many lives and destruction of valuable property. I happened to take this shot just three days before, on 24 November. Everything was peaceful and there were no indicators to the dark events that followed.
It was 10:25 in the morning when I captured the image. There was bright sunshine and I was able to use a shutter speed of 1/500 sec. In composing the shot, I made sure that two sides of the building were clearly visible. Focal length of 9.3 mm and an aperture of f/6.5 kept the entire building in focus.