Taj Mahal is a tomb that was built out of love of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal.
Taj Mahal is located next to Yamuna River in Agra, India. The tomb is made of white marble and decorated by jewelry. It took 22 years to finish the construction. There was a rumor that the key architecture, Ustad Isa, was executed after the tomb was finished as the Emperor didn’t want him to build any other place that was more beautiful than the Taj Mahal.
Its beauty and the power of the Emperor’s love has been widely talked about all over the world. That is the reason why millions of tourists (local and international) keep visiting the place.
Though time has passed hundreds and hundreds years, I believe that every visitor would still feel the great love of Emperor Shah Jahan.
This monument of great love shall stay in our hearts forever. And I believe that it is waiting for everyone to visit.
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
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Some time ago, my parents-in-law gave me an old Polaroid camera that they used during my wife's childhood. After some investigation, I found out that Polaroid had stopped making instant film. But the factory in Enschedé, the Netherlands had been taken over by The Impossible Project, so I bought a package of fresh film and gave it a try!
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If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
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Packing all his essentials in a van, Michael Roy Harris is currently on a road trip around South Africa with his beloved girlfriend before heading to Sri Lanka to exhaust his hard-earned travel fund. To continue exploring the world, he wholeheartedly does all sorts of jobs - from delivering pizza to cleaning barnacles off expensive yachts. In this interview, he shares why the Minolta SRT 201 is the perfect match for his adventurous soul and carefree lifestyle.