Fatepur Sikri was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar. It served this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and it was later completely abandoned in 1610. This is a view of the palace courtyard and Diwan-i-Khas.
A late afternoon walk through the streets of Agra and people stop to talk. The boys approached to have their photo taken, and in the background, Alan is engrossed in a conversation. In both interactions the body language is all part of the rich pattern of communication.
A scene that’s familiar to those who walk their dog alongside the Dee estuary in kirkcudbright, is this old timber fishing boat that has been decaying gradually for as long as we’ve known the town, and at high tide it has waves lapping around twice a day as it settles sadly into the river bank. Once you could read its name but even that has weathered away.
This is a reworking of one of my favourite photos taken in Agra in Uttar Pradesh, India.
The town had the character of the wild west and in presenting it as a monochrome with a narrow depth of field helps to reinforce that perception. The treatment also gives it the appearance of a stage or film set.
A midwinter scene taken from the Garvellan Rocks at Mossyard looking towards Wigtown Bay in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland
C62-2, a 4-6-4 express passenger steam locomotive. This one was used for the Tsubame limited express. Built by Hitachi in 1948.
The locomotive is seen standing on the turntable at the Kyoto Railway Museum.
The old world quality of this street scene in Temple Bar is given added emphasis by being presented as a sepia toned monochrome.