I was travelling through Agra in winter and the weather was particularly cold. You could hardly see the Taj through the fog but as I was there I wanted to get a reflection shot from the Yamuna river side. I was also looking for an image to use in my Chakra series.
I decided to check it out and made my way very slowly across a crowded bridge to get to the official lookout that was crawling with police. The view from there was distant and a bit ordinary, so undeterred by the annoying police presence, I backtracked until I found a place to shoot with better access to the river reflection and where I thought I was out of view of the officious police lookouts.
Next morning I was up early for sunrise and despite the fog, I persevered as planned. Finding the preplanned spot and with a slight lifting of the fog, I shot a few frames of this view with different lenses. That was timely as a very irate policeman was running towards me shouting and waving a stick.
I was laughing because I had no idea that taking a photo of the Taj was something that could offend them so much. Happy with what I had already shot, I made my way back to the car before having to face the wrath of one not so happy policeman. I always try to find a way around bureaucratic restrictions.
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