Jumping at the Taj Mahal [The Explorer's Photo Challenge, Round 7 ]

in tepchallenge •  7 months ago

This is my entry in @theexplorer's “Travelling Moments” photo challenge.

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The minute we arrived at this Wonder of the World, we started snapping photos, just like everyone else. We walked around the Taj, through the Taj, and across the grounds, snapping photos from various points of view and various angles.   

Jump into the clouds

After we’d seen it all and taken too many photos, we returned to the front, near the long reflecting pool. We sat down on some clean, cool marble slabs, and relaxed. After a few moments, my friend told me to stand up, and then jump.    

She thought it might make an interesting photo. I was not so sure it would. But, on her first snapshot, she got this decent photo – with both me and the Taj framed in the billowing clouds.

All in all, not a bad "Travelling Moment" – frozen in time and frozen in space.

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Great shot, you really captured the moment. It's great to see something different rather than the typical portrait pose! Thanks for your support and entry as usual!

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Glad you like it. I'm not very photogenic, so any "typical portrait pose" of myself would not get very many upvotes on Steemit. ☺

Thanks for your diligent work on this contest. And I understand about how tough it might be to get the ball rolling much bigger and faster. Keep up the work, and eventually, the rewards will come.

(As for any prizes, that's not even a concern of mine. I'm grateful that your contest (and @juliank's) give me the opportunity / channel to post my photos. It's a very effective way of attracting more followers, and that is my secondary goal on this platform. The first is to create quality content that will be on the blockchain forever, and which people will find interesting and useful.)

nice photo shoot on taj mahal.😍

That is you, right? Haha. I always wonder how u look like? But I dont think you look young that much. 😂😂

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Yep, that's maJes ... ty. As for looking young, please see the comment / reply thread from @ceyonce -- right below. I may not look young, but I hope my "age"is properly hidden. 😊

awesome photo I like that you have you water bottle in your hand while jumping:). This is a place i would love to go one day apparently it is breathtaking.

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In the heat of India, there are not many places you go without a bottle of cool water. Including 2 feet in the air!!

Wow this is amazing first time seeing your real photo and thats what I love about this picture 😊

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First sight of me? Notice a chubby belly? Any grey hair? Any wrinkles?

I hope not! ☺

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So are you trying to tell me that the man in the picture jumping is not you?? Or you are just trying to hide in those words you asked if I notice?

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Yes, that's truly me.

I was just wondering if I look like the fat, middle-age man that I actually am, or if jumping makes me look strong and youthful.

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Hehehe you look lovely and handsome too 🙂

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Like I said to someone else ... photos can be deceiving!!! But it's nice to read your comment anyway.

This picture, to say the least, has made my day. You ask me why? I will tell you. It is refreshing to unravel the chaos of how @majes.tytyty looks like. That way, my day is made. May I have your discord channel?

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Yes, it's always interesting when the hermits on Steemit finally reveal their faces.

As for discord, I've never used it. I've tried, but found it very confusing. However, I've been contacted on Steemit chat, and I chat with others on that channel sometimes. (But I'm not a big fan of chatting.)

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Hahaha your bluntness regarding discord is marvelling. I find it confusing as well. I will look you up on Steemit chat and see what happens when you are in the chatting mood.

..yeheeey at last ,I'm so glad to finally see you sir @majes.tytyty.
...you must be athletic way back to have done a jumpshot!😊

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Well, photos can be deceiving. 😊

Finally you showed your photo. Your friend perfectly caught the moment. Amazing photo.

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Ya, usually these types of action photos do not turn out well at all. Surprisingly, this one turned out very well.

Do you know who built this Taj-mahal?

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Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan ... see comments above

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We are mughals by cast :p

Hahahaha, thats perfect, Looks like you are sitting on a Taj model. You just gained a follower.

Kindly check out my page as well. Thanks in advance :)

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Or climbing over it!!

Taj Mahal is a historic and unique place to visit, and taking a photo shot there makes it amazing . Your photo looks beautiful and creative to take a photo shot on motion makes it interesting and fun. Nice photo snap @majes.tytyty

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Indeed, I'm glad you consider it interesting

Nice jump shot. Got me thinking to take a trip out there. Did they tell you the story of the building? Heard it was like a tomb for a kings wife or something like that?

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Yep, the emperor's wife died when she was still in her middle age, and he loved her / missed her so much that he built this amazing mausoleum to her memory!!

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That’s some serious love and power.
Enjoy , looking forward to more pics of your adventure !

A very beautiful background and your style that jumps like a horse

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I hope that that is intended as a compliment. ;-)

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Lol you jump like a horse 🐴 hahahaha

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Is that another compliment? Or another insult?!?!

Whichever, thanks for your input, @bangbroto and @ceyonce.

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I was just rephrasing him but I guess is a compliment, although it funny

Taj mehal amazing its to old and beautiful Thanks for sharing creative mind to capture this by your friend nice flying in air

No doubt your friend captured it perfectly A nice shoot around taj, where is this building located

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Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. Taj Mahal was founded By Smart Shajajan to showing love to his wife. Each Day, Many people come here to visit.

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Actually, the Shah built it as a tomb to honor his wife, after she passed away.

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so many pepole visit it they had to reenforce the floor

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@cristitaylor it is very famouse and is in India

Varie nice the post

Taj mahal is beautiful :)

Nice one what a beautiful view

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Nice jump...nice pic

Obviously you enjoy the travelling

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nice post just apvot for apvote

nice shot! never seen before. thanks for share your memory.

En serio es una vista muy hermosa. Saludos, buen post! ✌

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Nice pict

taj mahal best place in india its a symbol of love so nice to show on your post nice post bro

As far as I know, it is actually a tomb...;-)

Well...I upvoted your jump and follow your channel for more leaps..