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First Look at the Taj Mahal by Dennis Bernhard

First sighting of the Taj Mahal

First sighting of the Taj Mahal

I traveled to India at the end of December. I’ve always wanted to experience Indian culture and food at the source, but my main motivation for going was to see the Taj Mahal.

You can see parts of the Taj Mahal from different areas around the city but it’s nothing compared to walking through the gates, into the dark interior of the entrance and seeing the beautiful, white shimmering building for the first time.

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Blue sky and pink clouds by Dennis Bernhard

Blue sky. Pink Clouds.

Blue sky. Pink Clouds.

There’s a lot going on in this picture. The sky is tall and blue. While the lower clouds are bathed in beautiful pink light. The fog is still dancing around in the distance. And in the lower right corner you can see daylight beginning to reveal the Harpeth River.

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Shanghai Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

Shanghai is an amazing city. It’s full of lights, sounds and movement. I thought it would be perfect as a time-lapse subject.

This time-lapse was shot over two days during my trip to Shanghai. Unfortunately my third day of shooting was rained out. Nevertheless I had a great time running around this incredible city trying to capture a fraction of all there is to see.

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Crane City by Dennis Bernhard

Two of the many cranes around Nashville.

Two of the many cranes around Nashville.

If you’ve spent any time in Nashville you’ve seen all of the cranes around town. I like this photo because of the way the cranes frame up the Children’s Hospital and really stand out against the dark, muddy sunrise behind.

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Early Morning Love by Dennis Bernhard

Downtown Nashville early in the morning from Love Circle

Downtown Nashville early in the morning from Love Circle

Today’s post is the first in another sunrise series of Downtown Nashville. This time from Love Circle which is a cool park/high point in the middle of a very nice neighborhood, just outside downtown.

This particular sunrise had a very muddy feel to it. I’m not sure if it was from the clouds or maybe a little fog, but the colors weren’t as sharp which led to some really interesting colors.

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Marys Peak Timelapse by Dennis Bernhard

I was lucky enough to get a work trip to Corvallis, Oregon recently and was able to sneak away for a few hours to check out Marys Peak. 

I was a little disappointed when I got to the top and it was completely boxed in by clouds. But I was still able to find two cool views a little further down the mountain. 

And the drive up and down the mountain in my rented CTX was amazing. 

- Dennis

San Francisco Time-lapse by Dennis Bernhard

I visited San Francisco for the first time in early March. I've spent years looking at all of the iconic photos fog, bridges, and steep streets. It was very cool to get to run around the city and actually see them in person. 

While the weather didn't fully cooperate (I never got to actually see the Golden Gate Bridge), The temp was perfect and what I did get to see was spectacular. 

Have you ever been to San Francisco? What's your favorite part?

- Dennis