The Mighty Temple

A Collection of Art

I try to share a bunch of inspirational art links throughout the week. I drop these into Twitter from time to time. I need to update this page with new stuff, but you will find a bunch of cool inspiration art on the “Things I’ve Found That Inspire Me” page.

Daily Photo – The Mighty Temple

I can’t wait to get back to India for more photography. I shot nonstop while I was there, but I feel like I did not take enough! As you may know, I process these images out-of-order, and I still have plenty to go through, but the pile is thinning with each ensuing week!

This is a beautiful and huge temple in Agra, India. I was there in the morning, barefoot, and it was quite cool and arid. I felt a little strange running around a temple, barefooted, holding my giant camera… but it was really fun! These wonderful old temples have countless angles and compositions of interest. I did my best from this vantage to capture the grandeur of the fort.

The Mighty Temple

Photo Information

  • Date Taken
  • Camera
  • Camera Make
  • Exposure Time
  • Aperturef/4.2
  • ISO200
  • Focal Length11mm (16mm in 35mm)
  • Flashflash did not fire
  • Exposure Programaperture priority
  • Exposure Bias

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  • philipp (pbv)

    nicely done tray, good work! i like it…

  • richard

    great shot trey,,india,,a photographer’s paradise..when you have time take a look at some of my shots of india.
    i hope to get back one day..
    btw,,you didn’t drive there did you?..:)


  • casusan

    Wonderful shot – it feels like you could reach out and touch the textures of this one – super!

  • LightningPaul

    Superb perspective. The added texture fits very well. We want to see more of India :-)

  • Scott Webb

    This is exactly what I am moving towards.
    I love knowing that there is someone living the life I dream about.

    You’re blog and photography shuts up my lizard brain!

    The texture adds a lot of awesomeness into the mix and turns the shot into what I like to think of as Photographic Art.

    My site is relaunching soooo soon and it’s returning to my original passion!

    Everyday I think about how can I pay back Trey for all his help. No joke.

  • HDR Photography Blog

    This what we called Lead in Lines in Photography everybody… fascinating

  • RT McDonald

    Excellent use of textures on this photo, IMHO. A great shot made better. Glad to see you using textures again, seems like it’s been a while. I’m lovin’ it.

  • Deluxe

    Oh yeah, very nice. Texture fits perfect. Like nice warm yellow and red tones. Well done.

  • Stuck In Customs

    Thanks all – glad you like the textures!

  • fffabulous

    Wow, it’s beautiful!!

  • Nimish Dalal

    If you are planning to visit India again then do visit north east region, Sikkim, Manipur, Tripura also at the extreme north-west of India is a beautiful state Rajasthan where you will find many forts and fortresses, a perfect place for HDR photography.

  • Alisa

    Amazing shot. Love the textures. Can picture you running around barefoot with the camera. :)

  • Bennet

    That really tells a fairy tale.

  • Leighton

    OK, I;m good with going barefoot, but what about your tripod’s feet? Great photograph by the way!

  • Eugene

    Now this is excellent! Definitely one of your recent best :)

    I like the use of the texture here: subtle, yet effective.

  • Kim Walker

    Well crafted composition, and what an interesting idea to add texture! I’ve just purchased your Textures Tutorial, and can’t wait to try adding texture to some of my Angkor Wat & Mayan temples…what a novel idea. Thanks for the inspiration!!

  • Craig Cheatham

    I like this shot a lot, very storybook.
    However I believe this is an image of The Red Fort, where Shah Jahan was imprisoned, and lived out his last days, when he was usurped from the throne by his son. From there he could see the Taj Mahal where his beloved Mumtaz was entombed.

  • Sonal Panse

    Hello, Craig is right, this is the Red Fort, not a temple. Shah Jahan was imprisoned here by his son Aurangzeb.

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