This Sunday, I went to Humayun’s and Isa Khan Niazi’s Tomb for photography, along with Anubhav and Peeyush.
Even before reaching the venue, I was cursing myself for the delays caused by a slightly late start and delays at the petrol pump, because the sunrise yesterday was absolutely fantastic and I missed out on it! Worse still, when I reached Humayun’s Tomb parking lot, I saw Anubhav and Harjeev waiting in the parking lot.
After chatting for a while, Anubhav and I decided to head to Isa Khan Niazi’s Tomb and Harjeev continued with his morning cycle ride. The only solace for me was the fact that ticket seller still hadn’t arrived and even if I had arrived earlier, we would have had to wait outside the gate.
Thankfully, the ticket seller arrived soon after and we made our way to the newly renovated Isa Khan Niazi’s Tomb.
However, before showing you the photograph of Isa Khan Niazi’s Tomb, I would like to skip forward and showcase Humayun’s Tomb, because those photographs came out much better today :p.
Soon Peeyush joined in as well and we headed towards Humayun’s Tomb, which was looking absolutely spectacular, despite harsh sunlight.
Humayun’s Tomb (click to enlarge)
A burial fit for a Mughal Emperor.
Isa Khan Niazi’s Tomb
Sarcophagus of Isa Khan Niazi
I also managed to snap a portrait of a young dragon fly, who was literally posing for us for several minutes.
Overall it was quite a fun session and afterwards, Peeyush, Anubhav and I spent some time talking about travel and photograph, and also planning a few photography trips and plans for next Sunday’s photowalk to National Museum.
Hopefully that would be a fun meet as well.
Yogesh, It was great meeting you and Anubhav on Sunday morning.
The pictures have come out very good and crystal clear. And especially the last one of the Dragon Fly looks like it was taken from a Macro Lens. After looking at this, I’ve a new found respect for the 55-250 :p
Thank you Harjeev. Though I still maintain, 55-250IS the worst lens I have in the kit :P.
These pictures are beautiful. I wanted to inquire what time these shots were taken. I’d love to get a few good shots when I visit Delhi and Agra soon. I liked how vacant the place looks and devoid of the usual hullabaloo of tourists and sightseers.
Thanks in advance,
Thanks Samir. Best time to visit any monument is early in the morning, generally ticket seller arrives around 6:30am and at that time there are only handful of tourists and morning walkers. Add to that, lighting is super as well.
Thanks for the speedy reply. Makes sense. I’m hoping to be in India next week and towards Delhi/Agra the week after. If you have any photo-walks planned around then, I’d love to join you.
Sure Samir, if in case we plan something, I will surely let you know :).
Pefect, thanks. I’ve stalked and followed you on instagram. I’ll keep you posted on my travel dates.
Thanks again and warm regards.
Sure Samir and in case you need any info, please let me know.