Harry M. Stuart  

Archway to the Taj by Harry M. Stuart

October 2019 - Archway to the Taj

October 2019 - Harry M. Stuart


About the Image(s)

We followed the crowd into the Taj Mahal a few years ago. Couldn't see too much but kept on snapping. Converted a bland color image to black and white.
Canon Rebel t2i, 1/60 sec, ISO 800, f/5.

9 comments posted

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
Looks like you and everyone else was snapping away. I love this iconic shot and how you changed it to black and white. I feel your crop leaving only the upper half of the crowd accents the Taj well. My only suggest would be to darken the Taj just very slightly, perhaps by using the dehaze tool in Lightroom. Would love to see this in person.   Posted: 10/04/2019 17:27:45

Laurie Meriwether   Laurie Meriwether
I really like the B&W edit on this and the crop. For me the very light Taj works because it feels really ethereal. I wouldn't change anything.   Posted: 10/05/2019 13:07:42

Brenda Monahan   Brenda Monahan
This looks like a picture out of a Victorian-era book. I really like it in B&W and how converting it darkened it just a bit.   Posted: 10/05/2019 13:40:18

Cheryl Pauley   Cheryl Pauley
This is a gorgeous image! The black and white works really well and creating a silhouette of the people and darkening the image below that makes the Taj just pop. This image would do well in competition. You handled it in a very creative way, turning the photo into a work of art.   Posted: 10/07/2019 23:03:36

Piers Blackett   Piers Blackett
It has story with impact. The subdued tones of the Taj give it an appropriate aura, however I slightly agree with Shirley that darkening it slightly would add some texture and decrease the extreme contrast between the outlined figures and the view. The two little handles on the right edge of the view can be taken out.   Posted: 10/09/2019 10:42:58

Ian Chantler   Ian Chantler
(Groups 4 & 31)
Hi Harry
What a superb and successful conversion to mono I so love the contrast between the foreground and the Taj I love the treatment of the Taj it looks like its rising out of the mist in my humble opinion leave it exacly as it is superb atmospheric image.   Posted: 10/10/2019 11:57:15

Tom McCreary   Tom McCreary
(Groups 7 & 32)
What a great different image of this iconic location!   Posted: 10/13/2019 12:48:06
Harry M. Stuart   Harry M. Stuart
Thanks, Tom.
  Posted: 10/17/2019 06:16:56

Hung Phan   Hung Phan
I had been two times there-Taj ,but your picture is great.   Posted: 10/16/2019 22:40:12


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