Taj Mahal

 

 

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Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal is a mausoleum  built by Mughal emperor Shah Jehan in memory of his beloved begum, Mumtaz Mahal. It is one of the seven wonders of the world.

I shot this image of Taj Mahal when the sun was close to the horizon. The slanting rays of sun cast a touch of pink to left of the dome and minarets.

Many tourists visit Taj Mahal and crowds throng the area. The walkways are on both sides and I was able to avoid people showing up on the photo by positioning myself in the middle of the grounds.

Road to Pathankhot

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Road to Pathankhot

Pathankhot is 80 km from Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh. The distance can be covered in an hour and 45 minute by car. The route is scenic with spectacular mountain views. The road is narrow and winding. Two trucks can barely scrape past each other. However there is not much of traffic on the road. One may see an army truck now and then. Parts of the road are maintained by Border Roads Organisation.

Dalhousie is at a height of 2000 metres and has a cool climate. Temperatures can drop below zero in December and January.  Population is close to 10,000. It is named after the British Viceroy, Lord Dalhousie. It is the conviction of some residents that on a clear night they can see Lahore across the Indo-Pak  border.Nearest railway station is Pathankhot which is 108 km from Jammu.

 

Walking Steet

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Walking Street, Pattaya
Walking Street is a famous and vibrant part of Pattaya, Thailand. It runs from the south end of Beach Road to the Bali Hai Pier, and there are entrance arches at either end. The street is traffic-free at night from 6:00 pm to 2 am, and car parking is at the Bali Hai end.  The street is also known for the large amount of glowing coloured neon signs which illuminate the street at night.

The area includes seafood restaurants, live music venues, beer bars,discos, sports bars, go-go bars, cabarets and night clubs. A variety of foods from seafood to western foods can be found amongst the selection of restaurants on Walking Street. It is illuminated at night by many coloured neon lights. The closing time of 2:00 am has been extended for many entertainment establishments.

Walking street does not only cater for the thrill seeker. Quieter and more family orientated bars, shops, shows and restaurants can be found. A number of top class tailors, jewellery and cloth shops are available for those wanting to take home souvenirs or treat newly found friends.

 

 

Camera Settings for Landscape Photography

Your digital SLR camera can capture the mystery and grandeur of a place for an image worth framing. The following tips can help you to produce attractive landscape pictures.

Depth of Field

You will use the camera either in manual mode or aperture priority mode. To bring most of the scene into focus, aperture has to be kept small so that the depth of field is big.  It is best to keep the f/stop between f/8 and f/11. If the f/stop is higher than f/11, you could see some loss of sharpness.

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Warm Evening
Wide Angle Lenses

Wide-angle lenses, 24 to 35 mm, are preferred for landscape photography because they can show a broader view, and therefore …

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