On Sunday morning, I decided to visit Safdarjung’s Tomb for photography, I have been there couple of times earlier, however with the weather being mostly nice in morning (sadly no rain though and hot and humid days), another visit was in order.
Even though I arrived there earlier than the ticket seller, guards posted at Safdarjung’s Tomb were nice enough to collect the entrance and parking fee and let us in. It seems ASI has become sensitive to the needs of photographers and travelers and have instructed its guards (at least in Delhi) to let people in, even if the ticket seller hasn’t yet arrived.
I have always felt that Safdarjung’s Tomb has quite an impressive aura about it and is a fantastic place for photography, so needless to say, I wasn’t really disappointed. In fact I managed to capture what I felt were some of the best photographs I have captured till now, with this one being my favorite. As it has a certain old world charm to it, and I can imagine myself standing behind those large format box cameras in the beginning of the last century and taking this photograph (I know what you are thinking, I have a wild imagination :D).
Safdarjung’s Tomb (click to enlarge)
Second photograph I liked quite a bit was this, as it manages to represent true grandeur of Safdarjung’s Tomb.
Overall it was a really nice photography outing and made getting up at 5 in the morning, with less than 3 hours of sleep, all the more worth it.
The photographs are gorgeous. They do have the old world charm. Would have been fun to see contrasting picture in colour & tourists thronging the site.
Thanks Asmita. At times color doesn’t looks as good as black and white, as for tourists, well for the one and half hour we were there, we only spotted 2! Similar scenario at majority of monuments in Delhi, since no tourist wants to get up that early, even majority of photographers don’t!