Taj Mahal: crowds by golftragic

Taj Mahal: crowds

And this was a quiet day, or so we were told. Photoshop removed some of the pollution, but couldn't do more.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taj_Mahal
That was very clever of photoshop but does mean that you saw it with the pollution! All those people! Very beautiful!
March 12th, 2019  
@maggiemae Yep. As you'd expect the effect thinned out a fair bit as you got right up close. Just wanted to post one un-Photoshopped version of the ghastly stuff that passes for air there.
March 12th, 2019  
The crowds are part of the story in this scene/image. Brilliant that you were able to see this in person!
March 12th, 2019  
a fabulous image of this wonderful scene
March 12th, 2019  
Oh, wow - so iconic, even if crowded with pollution. Amazing, to see this in person.
March 12th, 2019  
@taffy I'm very pleased to have seen this wonderful complex at first-hand, it is truly amazing in a whole bunch of ways. But I absolutely hate crowds and tend to get a bit agitated. We get crowds here in Oz too, of course, and I don't like them either, but as a generalisation Aussies have a pretty generous notion of personal space unlike Asians or subcontinentals.
March 12th, 2019  
@annied Awesome spectacle Annie, gotta be seen to be believed. Pity we couldn't see it more clearly.
March 12th, 2019  
@rosiekerr I feel very privileged.
March 12th, 2019  
I’m glad you couldn’t edit out more of the pollution. This is a strong storytelling image
March 12th, 2019  
Fabulous image
March 12th, 2019  
Great shot Lots of tourists
March 12th, 2019  
Fabulous. How did you cope with the crowds? fav
March 12th, 2019  
Still a wonderful capture Marnie :) fav
March 12th, 2019  
Goodness me ..Have some friends travelling in India at the moment .. looking forward to their images..
March 12th, 2019  
I was talking about it today with my Indian workmate, who said that humour says that people who built this had their hands cut off after the building was complete to prevent them pass the skills on.
March 12th, 2019  
Yes the crowds add to the story. Like all iconic buildings from around the world, as photographers often we want them clear of people. But my pet hate is seeing a historic building that has modern day cars and vans in front and around it.
March 12th, 2019  
you did a wonderful job with the photoshopping. the building looks so surreal and the crowd adds authenticity to the story that the image conveys. it seems to me if i try to touch the screen the building will disappear. great shot, marnie. aces!
March 12th, 2019  
Great image Marnie, I'd love to see the Taj Mahal, but that level of pollution is a bit of a worry!
March 12th, 2019  
That’s so interesting - not sure I have ever seen a photo with it surrounded by so many people - what a moving realistic image -just fantastic-fav
March 12th, 2019  
@jgpittenger Yes, I kinda came to that conclusion too thanks Jane.
March 13th, 2019  
@newbank Thanks Ruth, fabulous place.
March 13th, 2019  
@777margo Thank you.
March 13th, 2019  
@onewing Short answer: not as well as I would've coped had there been far, far fewer OP. I do like my space.
March 13th, 2019  
@julzmaioro That will be interesting. I imagine there are some beautiful unpolluted places in India, but we went to the tourist traps so chockers with OP.
March 13th, 2019  
@yaorenliu OMG!!! I hadn't heard that one, but could well be true.
March 13th, 2019  
@followthatdreamphotography I certainly expected a fair few people Michael, but not as many as were there. And, we were told, this was a quiet day. I completely agree re the cars, vans etc. None of them thankfully.
March 13th, 2019  
@summerfield Thank you so much for your kind comments Vikki. It was amazing to stand in front of this building that we've all seen umpteen times in a picture.
March 13th, 2019  
@merrelyn It was pretty bad Merrelyn. Les had a hard time with the polluted air in India.
March 13th, 2019  
@samae Many thanks. Our guide reliably informed us that this was a quiet day.
March 13th, 2019  
Wow... beautiful!
March 13th, 2019  
The mist or haze gives this most amazing building a very spiritual quality which is further enhanced by the throngs of people. A most stunning composition. FAV!!!!!!!
March 13th, 2019  
The haze makes the building almost seem dreamlike. I have heard that about India- so polluted. It's a wonder that anyone wants to vacation there, but I've also heard how far the dollar stretches! Good shot!
March 14th, 2019  
@joysabin @olivetreeann Thank you both so much, it was an amazing experience despite the problematic bits thereof.
March 14th, 2019  
Simply WOW. The iconic image of the Taj. Absolutely agree re crowds.... but they do add to the photo
March 15th, 2019  
@pixiemac I guess so Sarah, but I struggled with the hordes there. So pleased to have seen the Taj Mahal though.
March 16th, 2019  
Great capture
March 17th, 2019  
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