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Sunrise @ Fatehpur Sikri, Agra, India



I woke up around 4am and travelled about 90 minutes from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri by local taxi. Once there, I was told I cannot take my tripod in for security re...
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I woke up around 4am and travelled about 90 minutes from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri by local taxi. Once there, I was told I cannot take my tripod in for security reason (they mistake tripods for guns-:P); Hence I had no other option but to use a wider aperture, an ISO of 400 and click hand held. I used a Canon 10-22mm wide angle lens.
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41 Comments | Report
Redcow
 
Redcow December 12, 2012
Just stunning! I love this image.
GordonD
 
GordonD December 22, 2012
I have seen this It is a love place and you have captured it perfectly :)
lalityasawant
 
lalityasawant January 04, 2013
Great work !!
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 January 08, 2013
Beautiful! This is a really cool shot!
akhtarkhan
 
akhtarkhan June 26, 2013
Spectacular view, wonderful tonal range and splendid capture. Congrats on the feature.
sameerwani
 
sameerwani June 26, 2013
Fabulous...
elfiedwards Premium
 
elfiedwards June 26, 2013
makes you want to go there;-) many congrats on the feature!!
parulparmar
 
parulparmar June 26, 2013
Great prashanjay
goober20101
 
goober20101 June 26, 2013
awesome shot........congratulations on your feature
luvmtnlife PRO+
 
luvmtnlife June 26, 2013
Congratulations! lovely capture!
symesie04
 
symesie04 June 26, 2013
Fabulous subject
Anoud
 
Anoud June 26, 2013
What a beautiful shot!! Well done and congrats, love it.
Prasen
 
Prasen June 26, 2013
Awesome.great shot.
catini
 
catini June 26, 2013
Beautiful, congrats on your feature!
srimanta
 
srimanta June 26, 2013
Excellent colour and composition....fantastic job...
Congrats... :)Sri
drakkardarkblade
 
drakkardarkblade June 26, 2013
congrats, fantastic, please check out my work.
Iconoscope PRO
 
Iconoscope June 26, 2013
The post processing really makes this image pop!
AlanJakarta PRO+
 
AlanJakarta June 26, 2013
Great capture despite the problems you had in taking it. Congratulations on being featured.
iceman2
 
iceman2 June 26, 2013
Beautiful capture.Congrats!
AK_Swathi
 
AK_Swathi June 26, 2013
Nice work.
MarcoPoveda
 
MarcoPoveda June 26, 2013
Espectacular, me gusta mucho
jpblitz
 
jpblitz June 26, 2013
Terrific capture!
fotogalmexican Platinum
 
fotogalmexican June 26, 2013
very cool
FotografaAficionada
 
FotografaAficionada June 26, 2013
Nice.
elainelvis
 
elainelvis June 26, 2013
well done !
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GJUNIORPHOTOGRAPHY June 26, 2013
beautiful congrats
DanielCombsPhotography
 
DanielCombsPhotography June 26, 2013
Well done, congrats!
adoptedone
 
adoptedone June 26, 2013
Beautiful! Congrats on feature.
tsambaproductions
 
tsambaproductions June 27, 2013
congrats
ManCorMac
 
ManCorMac June 27, 2013
Fantastic, congrats.
rmr731 PRO+
 
rmr731 June 27, 2013
Congrats!
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 27, 2013
The limitation actually worked well for you and produced a stunning photo. There's a feeling of immensity to this plaza as it's filled with the golden light of daybreak. Beautiful shot.
MaryAnne306 PRO+
 
MaryAnne306 June 27, 2013
Oh, and congratulations on being featured!
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HappyTree June 30, 2013
Gorgeous!
prajeevanjoseph
 
prajeevanjoseph July 12, 2013
Wow!
Jonocon
 
Jonocon July 21, 2013
Nice
avguzzi Premium
 
avguzzi July 25, 2013
Love this image....
Deep13
 
Deep13 October 02, 2013
This is a masterpiece. Love it :)
Vash01Photo PRO+
 
Vash01Photo June 08, 2014
Great job!
Krishna_Kumar
 
Krishna_Kumar June 12, 2014
Great shot! nice perspective with the wide angle
Vash01Photo PRO+
 
Vash01Photo August 14, 2014
Well done!

Behind The Lens

Location
Agra, India
Time
Sunrise 5.30am
Lighting
Lighting was normal with a bit of orange. The Sun rose behind the Fatehpur Sikri
Equipment
I woke up around 4am and travelled about 90 minutes from Agra to Fatehpur Sikri by local taxi. Once there, I was told I cannot take my tripod in for security reason (they mistake tripods for guns-:P); Hence I had no other option but to use a wider aperture, an ISO of 400 and click hand held. Canon 550D. Canon 10-22 f/3.5-5.6
Inspiration
The place itself. It was built in 1569 by the Mughal Emperor Akbar; the same King who built the impressive Taj Mahal
Editing
Not much! Just increased a bit of colour and vibrancy. I try and keep my images as natural as possible. Not a big fan of HDR.
In my camera bag
Canon 7D, Canon 550D Canon 10-22 f/3.5-5.6 Canon 85 f/1.8, Canon 50 f/1.4, Sigma 35 f/1.4 Hoya Multicoated Circular Polarizer, Hoya UV, 0.9 ND Soft Grad, 0.6 ND Hard Grad Canon RC-6 Remote Release, Canon BG-E7 Battery Grip
Feedback
Just enjoy yourself. Try using prime lenses as zoom lenses make you lazy. With prime lenses you have to move yourself to get closer or further and this gives you different angles and POVs. If going to use a UWA lens then definitely go for the 16-35mm as oppose to the 17-40mm; even 1mm makes a huge difference in POV.

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