After visiting Orchha, our next stop was Agra (and the Taj Mahal) which required that we travel to Agra by train.
The train was scheduled to leave at 7:30 PM. Now, the operative phrase here is “scheduled.” When we arrived at the station, our guide informed us that the train was on time. I looked at my watch and thought “we cut that a little close” because the train will be her in less than fifteen minutes. Well, 7:30 came and went. 8:00 came and went. 8:30 came and went. Finally, I asked our guide: “I thought that you said the train was on time, yet it is an hour late. What is going on?” He very patiently explained “it really isn’t late until it is over 3 hours past the scheduled time.” Now, that cleared everything up.
Today’s photo is all about things standing out. As we arrived at the place to wait for the train, I immediately noticed this lady in pink. Normally, you see bright colors everywhere in India, but for some reason, in the train station most of the women were wearing less colorful clothing. Naturally, I was drawn to the bright pink.
Camera settings: Nikon D200, Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 at 70mm shot at ISO 400, f/4 and 1/250th of a second.
Lightroom—Set white and black points, added mid-tone contrast, added clarity.
Photoshop—used nik Color Efex tonal contrast filter to add contrast to highlight, mi-tones and shadows of her clothing.