Thursday, July 5, 2012

Taj Mahal at dawn

A popular myth is that Shah Jahan had planned on building an identical monument in black marble on the opposite bank of the Yamuna. Before he could do so, he was deposed by his son, Aurangzeb. Wouldn't that have contrasted particularly well with this luminescent Taj at dawn? In this photo you can see the early morning soft light as it touches the cool marble.


  1. yes that seems to be the mythical legend...guides still sell that story :)

  2. Yes morning light is the best light for photography.