Hello Bird


I caught this image when I was traveling in India earlier this year. One of the places I visited was Fatehpur Sikre, 1 hour out of Agra which is the home of the famous Taj Mahal. I can’t wait to travel again as I think I have made some progress in the last 9 months with my photography. Certainly if I were to visit India again (and to the same places) I htink my images will be very different now. Definately the equipment will also be different.

During that trip I brought my Canon EOS 1DIII and 40D plus the 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS and 24-70mm f/2.8. I think my back is still suffering now. If I were to do it again I’ll bring a Leica (maybe M6 if not the M8) and a collection of lenses which collectively would probably be about 1 quarter of the weight and size of the dSLR gear. Maybe I’ll bring a 5D with the 24-105mm f/4 IS to cover wide-angle and medium telephoto range.

Canon EOS 40D
EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS at 200mm
f/2.8 1/1000 ISO 200 Aperture Priority

3 thoughts on “Hello Bird

  1. Really nice shot and certainly not one of the obvious ones of Fatehpur Sikre. I visited there some time ago and my two most memorable shots were of a boy diving in to some water and a huge cloud of bees swarming on the entrance arch (we ducked and ran inside!). Which goes to prove you don’t really need to ‘sight-see’ at all to get the good shots!

  2. After some more practice when you visit the same place, you will find that your eye has developed to see more compositions than what you did on previous trip. I have done photos of The Taj and every time I visit, it gets better. India is a paradise for travelers and photographers.

    Stay in touch. All the best for your next trip.

  3. Hi Discover Unearthed

    I try to avoid the touristy shots and try to go for something original. Makes it much more adventurous.

    Capt Suresh makes a good point though. I think if I do go back to Fatehpur Sikre (or any other places I visited) my shots will be more deliberate and very different. I know I’m very disappointed of my Jaipur shots. I wasn’t able to really capture the essence of the place…..

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