Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Staging a silhouette takes patience and good background lighting.  But sometimes a silhouette appears unexpectedly.  Like when we toured the Taj at sundown, right before closing time.

Taj Mahal, sundown

We snapped a photo of the long lines waiting to snake around and up and around again on the plaza level, despairing as we noted the time remaining for our visit and how long it would take for a view from above.  Then we made the inevitable decision based upon a statement we say frequently:  Oh, well.  Can’t do it all.  And, camera in hand, we snapped away at those fortunate enough to view the setting sun from one of the world’s most famous structures.  The result for us down below?  A couple of unexpected silhouettes and great memories of an oh-too-short-but-fabulous-anyway visit.

Silhouette of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal at sundown

People at sundown, Taj Mahal, India

Silhouette at sunset, Taj Mahal, India

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16 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

    1. Rusha Sams

      Thanks so much for reading! The last picture is one of my faves from the trip — all those people loving their view of the Taj — and we got to see both — the people and the famous place.

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  2. Sue Slaght

    Not only is this an excellent photo but I love the story behind it. Isn’t that the way when traveling we just have to make some decisions about how much we can do.

    1. Rusha Sams

      Unfortunately, it is the way — never enough time to see all there is to see. I feel the same way about restaurants. Even if you did eat three great meals a day, you just can’t get around to all the recommended eateries! Thanks for reading! Happy travels — no matter what you get to see.

    1. Rusha Sams

      Thanks so much. I wish I had had my newer camera, but at the time I only had an iPhone. Still, the composition trumps the sunset color — and I loved the experience. Thanks for taking a look.

  3. gallivance.net

    Rusha, these silhouettes are beautiful. And I love your attitude, “Oh, well. Can’t do it all.” We say the same thing, along with “We see what we see!” 🙂 ~Terri

    1. Rusha Sams

      Thanks for reading, as always! We’ve found that when we are on an organized tour, we have time frames that don’t always work into the amount of time we would like to spend somewhere. But when we are on our own, we also don’t get to see it all. I like your saying, too: “We see what we see!”

    1. Rusha Sams

      Thanks so much. I wish I had had the camera I have now instead of my trusty iPhone only. But actually, the memory of that afternoon is still with me, no matter what the device!

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