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Immaculate Taj Mahal by AndrewToPhotography Immaculate Taj Mahal by AndrewToPhotography
The Immaculate Taj Mahal, up close and personal. Simply breathtaking. :faint: :wow: Everyone must try to visit this wonder in their lifetime.

According to Wikipedia:

"The Taj Mahal pronounced /tɑdʒ məˈhɑl/; Hindi: ताज महल; Persian/Urdu: تاج محل is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal.

The Taj Mahal (also "the Taj") is considered the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles. In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage."

While the white domed marble mausoleum is its most familiar component, the Taj Mahal is actually an integrated complex of structures. Building began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, and employed thousands of artisans and craftsmen. The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, and Ustad Ahmad Lahauri. Lahauri is generally considered to be the principal designer."


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Thank you for looking. Any feedback is much appreciated. :)
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avishekwinfast Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
nice shot dude .. :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks pal!
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avishekwinfast Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
your welcome .. do see my photos ...:) n promote them if u u like :)
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SuperSnappz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Fantastic capture and superb composure.
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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aalap Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Professional General Artist
Superb! I don't think I've seen a better picture of the Taj Mahal. :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot Aalap! :iconthumbsupplz:
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movingahead Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010
One of the most interesting photos I have ever seen of Taj.
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much! :D
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letTheColorsRumble Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
not on many days you see the Taj taken from that angle... you have a good imagination for photography, hope you surprise us more. :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much my friend. ;)
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BajuszGG Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009
Very interesting angle...! However it's an amazing shot! :omg:
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much my friend. Thanks for appreciating :bow:
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mstargazer Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009   Photographer
bravo :clap:
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :bow:
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Vaan-Nila Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
I love the angle :)
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:iconandrewtophotography:
AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you :)
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adamlack Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
stunning, everything about it :o

breathtaking capture, you seem to have done it just right :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much Cerique. Very kind words too. :D
:bow: :bow: I'm rather impressed with it myself. ;p
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adamlack Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
haha, and with good reason I must say :clap:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
looks so different.. wouldn't have recognised it if it hadn't been for the title. Must have been awe-inspiring when one is actually standing there!
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh yeah it certainly is a sight to behold. I'm still having to pinch myself that I've actually been there :D Hey Jeff, did you not appreciate my dedication to you in 'I am Sacred'? ;p
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oops.. so sorry :ashamed: i should have paid more attention instead in simply clicking :ashamed:

Thanks a million!!!
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
:doh:
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jeffzz111 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
*..instead of..
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The two peeps near the cam to the right are really annoying me for some reason (and I`d probably have to clone em out :D ) but simply magnificent and truly showcases the scale of the place superbly.
Epic shot Andrew :+fav:
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jonny. :bow: I completely agree with you about the two people at the front. :pissedoff: The only thing is I'm not two clever on photoshopping stuff out. I always make a mess of it. However, if you're willing to give it a go for me, Jonny when you get some free time? You can note me your email addy, if so.

Cheers. :thumbsup:
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JonnyGoodboy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Welcome bud,I`m certainly no expert and it`s not the easiest of clones I can tell but I`ll have a go no worries,send you my ad now :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Cool. 8-)
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Phaedrus-42 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
a very unusual perspective on the Taj. Its great to see someone trying to take different shots :clap: and it looks splendid in BW
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks you pal. Glad you think I did it justice. :bow:
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Andrea-Reyes Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
:wow: Wow Andrew, I love that you did this in B&W. You have done another beautiful job ^^
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much as always Andrea :huggle: Thank you for you kind words. :thanks:
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Torkhelle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Excellent picture! :wow:
I always wished to see Taj Mahal with my own eyes and your picture just made me wish it even more... :)
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AndrewToPhotography Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much Ingwaz. :bow:

When you get the chance, go for it. You won't regret it! :thumbsup:
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Torkhelle Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeah, I'm sure I'll visit it someday... and it will surely be a great life experience... :)
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