08 Dec Of Monkeys, Elephants and Men

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The last two weeks I spent in a magical place. And even though it was a business trip I managed to take some images. This is just a teaser. More after my return.

I think this is was my seventh trip to India but the first one where I stayed for two weeks. Two weeks means that I spent a weekend in New Delhi and that I had the chance to see the Humayun’s Tomb, the Red Fort and the Taj Mahal.

This was the third time that I visited the Taj Mahal and it was by far the best experience. Mostly because of two things:

the weather was very nice. The first visit can be overwhelming

Early December means winter here and winter in this part of India mean 25 degrees Celsius. During my last visit it was 40 degrees!

The first visit to the Taj Mahal was simply and overwhelming experience. If you are overwhelmed you can’t think clear. If you can’t think clear you can’t take good pictures. As simple as that. During the second visit the weather was horrible and the light was bad. Now the weather was perfect, the light was great and my head was clear. Well maybe not totally clear: As you can see in the first shot I was shooting the XF 23/2 WR wide open at close distance. And thanks to the internet we all know that you should never do that since this lens performs horrible under…..

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