“Farewell India” – Taj Mahal, India – Trey Ratcliff – Featured Photographer   76 comments




“Farewell India” – Taj Mahal, India – Trey Ratcliff – Featured Photographer

Sometimes a photo truly makes you want to pack your bags immediately and hop on the next outgoing plane to wherever it was you just saw.  Today’s submission is exactly that type of photograph for me.  Sure the Taj Mahal is amazing, but I think Trey was able to capture that “amazingness” is this photo.  In fact, he captures a lot of it in his rather extensive and remarkable portfolio.  So, do yourself a favor and check it out because this is one you won’t want to miss http://stuckincustoms.smugmug.com

Enter Trey:

I had a truly wonderful time in India and I can’t wait to return.  After spending most of the day exploring the Taj Mahal, I found a car to take me across the river.  The bridge was over 100 years old and crowded with every type of locomotion – from donkey to pull cart to bike.  After working my way down to the river, I found I could not quite get low enough to take the photo I wanted.  So, reluctantly, I took my camera off my tripod and buried it in the mud, about half an inch above the water.  I spent all night in the bathroom saying I was sorry to the camera… cleaning her up back into her old self once again.

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76 responses to “Farewell India” – Taj Mahal, India – Trey Ratcliff – Featured Photographer

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  1. gosh…….breathtakingly beautiful, you made it look much more magnificent in this click 🙂

    I’ve grown up there and believe me, its the best architectural piece in India.

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  3. magnificent. I never saw in any picture the brown buildings on either side. Good work and thanks

  4. Oh wow! What an amazing shot, love the colour transition from blue to pink.

  5. Beautiful Shot! It an amazing Place to visit!!

  6. Unbelievable! Makes me want to return to India as soon as I can!

  7. i am in India too! and this photograph is truely a work of a genius! The place is beutiful but this picture certainly wants me to go back again! very few people can capture it that perfet ! \m/

  8. reflections are always classic when the photo is already uniformed and suits a extra boost to it’s awesomeness.

  9. This is one of Trey’s classics, and an example of where HDR is a terrific tool for photographers and viewers alike. This is a really organic and evocative shot, and one of my favorites by him.

  10. gorgeous view:)

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  13. almost the most stunning picture I have seen recently!

  14. Photos with colors like this always grab my attention. A beautiful clean shot. I like how the colors in the sky move across the photo from orange to blue.

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  15. This is simply breathtaking!

  16. I lived in India most of my life and have been to Agra many time, but this is one of the more beautiful vistas of the Taj that I have ever seen.

  17. A magical photo

  18. A great photo; an excellent shot of The Taj Mahal.

  19. This is one of the most beautiful pictures of the Taj Mahal I have seen in a long time.
    Stunning. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Beautiful shot … the water is like a mirrow – stunning! So clear reflex! Glad your camera came back to it’s old self. Thank you for sharing.

  21. amazing shot and glad to know you had nice time in my country 🙂

  22. wow! amazing shot.. but I would imagine it’s pretty hard to take a bad one of this place ..


  23. I like how the sun seems to set from left to right.

  24. Breathtakingly beautiful, this is one of the most gorgeous photo of Tajmahal..

  25. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and liking my roasted cauliflower soup post! Love you blog especially since I am an amateur photographer and always looking to be inspired by photographers such as yourselves. I envy all the traveling your doing as well. Take care and travel safe!

  26. Amazing! I was just there a few weeks ago and didn’t witness the waters to be as still as in your photo!

  27. Stunning photo! Thank you for sharing this. 🙂

  28. nice! 🙂

  29. Very cool shot!

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  31. Spectacular!

  32. breathtaking.. no words can really describe it!

  33. Fabulous!

  34. This is beautiful. I really like what you’re doing with your website! Thank you for the “likes” on my posts recently, I will definitely check back for inspiration!

  35. God, what a beautiful shot!

  36. Beautiful!

  37. STUNNING photo. Brings back great memories of my time there.

  38. Now that’s dedication to photography! We often have to do everything we can to get the perfect shot huh 🙂

  39. love the reflection.

  40. Love the photo and the reflection aspect – thanks for sharing!

  41. Great photo. The Taj Mahal, and the story behind it, have always intrigued me.

  42. got reflection? Like…peace be

  43. I am from India, and I’ve been to the Taj Mahal. Let me say this is one of the few pictures that does complete justice to the beauty of this architectural wonder! Thank you for posting:)

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  45. Amazing lighting.

  46. I want to go see the Taj Mahal (and the rest of India) so bad!

  47. This is beautiful.

    I love the photo.

  48. I have always loved viewing pictures of the Taj Mahal. And now, I think that this may be one of my favorites.

  49. The end really justified the means, here.

  50. Stunning capture!

  51. By burying his camera in the mud just to get this shot proving he does whatever it takes to get the most amazing shots

  52. lovely photo

  53. Thi s is a breathtaking photo. How can your life be unchanged after seeing this amazing place.

  54. Wonderful tribute to a Wonderful monument! 🙂

  55. Oh my god! What an amazing picture! It brought back so many memories. I’ve been to India twice and visited the Taj Mahal. I actually shed tears at the beauty and uniqueness of such a wonder. 🙂

  56. Memorable photograph of the site of million photographs.

  57. Trey tell your camera thank you from me “-) For some reason looking at it – my mind went to when Princess Diana had her picture taken in front of it.

  58. wow, what an experience!!! nice

  59. Beautiful reflection!

  60. Amazing!

  61. …wonderful picture! I’ve always wanted to visit India and now I want to pack my bags and leave straight away thanks to Trey’s photograph!

  62. A fabulous shot of the most beautiful structure I’ve ever laid eyes on – great to see it from across the river and good to see it in a different light. What time of day did you take this?

  63. How beautiful. Makes you want to go there. Its splendor masks the poverty.

  64. I love the colors in this photo. Beautiful, amazing, stunning!

  65. Beautiful!

  66. amazing photo…

  67. Wonderful shot. Great that you have achieved such a feeling of tranquility, despite the fact that you must have been rather anxious, what with burying your camera and all…..

  68. I think the camera will forgive you. This amazing shot reminds me of a book illustration…not quite real in its beauty. I have not seen the building photographed in this way with the reflection in the water. It is wonderful.

  69. Wow amazing photo!

  70. Great place – and photo, I wish I will be able to see this myself too once 🙂

  71. Splendid!!

  72. Simply stunning shot , really captures the essence and mesmerising awe of the building – love that you have taken it river side as this quite unusual perspective of the taj mahal.

  73. This is… +no words

  74. That is an amazing shot…

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