Last year Tina & I went to India at the beginning of March 2017.
I will say this, it is a wonderful place to visit and has absolutely fascinating things and areas to photograph not to mention the people.
I however, came away with mixed feelings about my time there.
I won't say what here as it is too personal and it is only referencing a few points I experienced.
Whilst there Tina and I visited the usual tourist attraction.
The Taj Mahal a Wildlife reserve and also took a hot air balloon ride despite my having extreme food poisoning. (Just to show how bad this was I was still suffering 10 days later when we arrived back home and for another 8 days after that).
One restaurant served me a meatless mutton bone dish and it was listed as Lamb Curry!
And this was in one of their top 5 star hotels.
Although we came across a few dodgy sellers for the most part every person we met was extremely nice.
Our cab driver was assigned to us for the whole duration and he kept trying to take us to shopping malls where he would get a kick back so watch out for this.
We did manage to see a wild tiger and I have got a few photos of 'it' from some distance away. Thank goodness for zoom lenses.
The Taj Mahal has to be seen to be believed it truly is an awesome building. I just hope you skills at Photoshopping are good as you are likely to see it with scaffolding for the next few years around some parts as they are trying to keep it clean and this now seems to be a semi permanent feature, the scaffold I mean.
If you go really early you will still queue but if you have a guide they will get to the front of the ticket queue even though you have priority ones there is still a queue. We waited about an hour.
Also hope you have enough skill to miss out from your shots the Chinese tourist groups with their matching bright orange hats.
If your guide offers to take a photo of you so as you won't have that selfie look to your picture, make sure you as them to take quite a few and also check what they have taken as you are likely to find some very slanted ones there. Hopefully they are at least in focus and have enough space around to straighten and crop.
One suggestion would be to take a photo of where you plan to sit with plenty of space around and then if said slanted photo is at least in focus you'll be about the right distance for perspective and can cut and paste yourselves back in.
If you're lucky enough to have set your camera to have back button focus and have one that copes quite well with high iso then you can always pre set you focus to infinity and say f/8 then when you see all the Chinese tourists having their phones snatched away and the photo they have just taken deleted and then asked to leave the inside of the Temple you can take that opportunity to aim you camera without looking through the view finder and take a few shots. They do come out quite well I must say ;-)
There are quite a few places that you aren't allowed to take photos...
I have posted below some images i took during our holiday. One is from inside the Taj Mahal and I have not straightened it so as to give you an idea of what can be achieved shooting from the hip so to speak.
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