Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

Today’s picture is one of those “this looks neat I am going to take a shot of it” shots without much time spent on setup, lighting or even a proper camera. It is a shot of a miniature Taj Mahal that Vahida’s parents have at their place. We took a drive over for our weekly visit with them, and every time I am there I notice this little model. It is kept neatly tucked away in a cabinet behind some glass and I have never ventured as far as taking it out or touching it – until today. This is when I realized that the thing is made of some some sort of stone and is flipping heavy. It also turns out that it is made up of a number of different pieces that all fit together. Luckily, Vahida was near me when I started to take it out and warned me that if I were to hold it at any sort of angle it could start coming apart.

I didn’t have my camera with me for some reason, so this shot was taken with my phone and I used the phone’s LED flash which is why the lighting is pretty harsh. One day I might endeavor to get a better shot of it when I have some equipment and I can spend some time setting it up. I am in no rush though.

I used my Samsung Note 4. It was 100% auto, but Lightroom tells me it was at 1/180, F2.2, with an ISO setting of 40. It was a different day with a lot of fog and overcast but when the shot was taken, it was after sunset and indoors.

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