Agra: the city without colours - Part I

It is generally believed that the current day Agra was established in the year 1504 AD, though the area was inhabited since 1000 BC as per some historical records. With its rich Mughal heritage, the town is always considered to be the home of the majestic Taj Mahal which was built by Emperor Shah Jehan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Starting a small series on my trip to Agra a while back...

Since I am in quite a black and white mode, the entire series would be called Agra: the city without colours :)

I would love to hear more from you all!

Taj Mahal Black and white Arga India
M looking away, beyond Yamuna...

Taj Mahal Black and white Arga India
Visitors at Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal Black and white Arga India
Taj from across the river...thorough the mist...

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Comments

  1. Absolutely beautiful images. There's something very poetic about them...

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    1. Wowww Taj Mahal in black and white and the city in without color awesome.....

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  2. Una verdadera delicia de imágenes.
    Magnificas.
    Enhorabuena
    Un beso

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  3. incredible looking at these shots on b/w.

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  4. You took me back ...along the memory line...when it was the era of black and white photography....I have few of the photos of me, 4 years of age posing in-front of Taj Mahel in 1981....all those black and white lovely memories came up .....which are somewhere forgotten in this digitalized world..... thanks Siddhartha :)

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    1. :) That's really nice to hear Shilpa...I too have images from my first visit to Taj. They are coloured but look so different...much less people...

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  5. TM looks way more pristine in B/W. Great pictures Siddhartha!

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  6. Preciosas fotografías!!!...me gusta mucho el procesado que has realizado en blanco y negro, felicidades!!!

    Un abrazo, Siddhartha...espero poder visitar algún día ese fantástico monumento!!! ;)

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  7. Amazing captures, particularly the last one.

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  8. Wow. These shots look great in high contrast. :)

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  9. Great set of photos! Well done

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  10. Like the silhouettes you have captured.

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  11. The images are beautiful. The first one esp.

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  12. Wonderful photos...proving that photographing is all about having the vision to find out the perfect angle..

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    1. Thank you Maniparna...btw you have a beautiful name :)

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  13. I'm usually not a big fan of black and white photo but yours in this post are so beautiful! I really like the second one, it's so atmospheric, yet at the same time you captured the details very well.

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    1. I am really glad you liked this specific series in BW Bama...I am so glad people are able to pick their favourite ones from the above, and they are all different :)

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    1. Thanks a ton! :) That's my favourite shot as well...

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  15. Absolutely Marvelous the second image is! I have been following you work all along and love your art.

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  16. What amazing architecture for monochrome photos!

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  17. Post after post, brilliant work Sid. I am a fan. Also wondering, I can't see a subscribe button..?? There is no follow button on the bottom right. Please help.

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  18. Watching Taj everytime is a pleasant experience... You remind me my Visit...

    Lovey post...

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  19. Thank you so so much!! These are absolutely beautiful!!this magic way of capturing a moneument. It's the kind of photography that stops us right in our tracks, that makes us realize what beauty is !! seriously amazing architecture for monochrome photos!!

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  20. Captivating...ethereal, poetic! Only in B/W! You are an artist Siddhartha!

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  21. Captivating...ethereal, poetic! Only in B/W! You are an artist Siddhartha!

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