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Photographing Humayun’s Tomb in Infrared

  • Posted on 30 March, 2013
Photographing Humayun’s Tomb in Infrared

Namaste - Greetings from India. I have to say it is so good to be back, photographing in this beautiful country, my second extensive trip in the last 14months.

I am travelling for the next 17days, west into Rajasthan. The trip began jet-lagged this morning in New Delhi / Old Delhi and as usual we are not too far off the tourist track.... Earning a living is always at the forefront of all my experiences, so I continue to look for a combination of 'originality within familiarity', my quote of the day.

This is the remarkable tomb of Humayun, built by his rather loving wife to celebrate his departure from this world to the next. It's easy to see how this building influenced the Taj Mahal, but rather than being made entirely out of marble, it is constructed from red sandstone.

The image is one of my 'infrared specials', something that will run at the forefront of my photography here in India and on my return to the UK in springtime. Its become a huge passion as perhaps you will know, remaining in the bag at all times.

This was photographed using an architectural lens, the Canon 24mm TSEmk2, attached to my seven year old 5D(IR), still going strong, but soon to be replaced with a '6DIR' on my return.

I waited for just the right moment as this gardener approached and carefully rounded the bend in the path, the magic to enrich this simple and peaceful scene.


  1. beautiful shot

    ambika - 12 April, 2013
  1. Great blog sharing with us, like amazing sharing and its really awesome looking. Thanks a lot for sharing. Photo looking stunning.

    Color Experts - 16 April, 2013
  1. It’s really a nice click and the effects you applied are so awesome. “Black and White HDR”

    harjeet - 30 April, 2013
  1. its awesome.

    Avantika Agarwal - 13 July, 2013
  1. This is amazing smile

    Läckage - 05 August, 2013