Sunrise

The Taj Mahal Grounds by Dennis Bernhard

The sun rising over the Taj Mahal

The sun rising over the Taj Mahal

While the actual Taj Mahal is by far the biggest draw, the area and other buildings on the grounds of the Taj Mahal are very beautiful as well.

If you go early you are treated to an amazing sunrise. The pollution might not be great for the lungs, but it does help provide some beautiful openings and closings to the day.

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Orange Glow on the Taj Mahal by Dennis Bernhard

Orange glow from the rising sun on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

Orange glow from the rising sun on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

As the sun continued to rise in the air it started to cast a beautiful orange hue on the white marble of the Taj Mahal.

The fog had started to burn off but was still lingering in the air.

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Taj Mahal In Fog by Dennis Bernhard

The famous shot of the Taj Mahal reflecting in one of the many pools.

The famous shot of the Taj Mahal reflecting in one of the many pools.

This is one of the many famous shot from the Taj Mahal. The sun glowing on the white marble. The reflection in the pool. The fog adding a bit of mystery.

It was so beautiful I didn’t even mind the thousands of people standing right in the middle of my composition.

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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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2018 Time-lapse Recap by Dennis Bernhard

2018 was a great year. I got to travel across the country and around the world. Here’s my best shots smooshed together into one day.

Thank you to everyone who watched my videos this year. This will be the last video for 2018. I’m off to Tokyo and India. Be on the look out for more videos in the new year.

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Fire ball through the clouds by Dennis Bernhard

Ball of fire through the clouds

Ball of fire through the clouds

This is my favorite moment of every sunrise and sunset. The moments when the sun peers over the horizon and announces itself as a giant ball of fire.

This one was made unique by the low clouds partially obscuring it from view.

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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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Narrows Of The Harpeth Sunrise by Dennis Bernhard

The first light of dawn.

The first light of dawn.

This week’s series is from late October at Narrows Of The Harpeth. I’ve been to this spot a couple times but never for a sunrise. It’s one of my favorite views and the best part is it’s only a 20 minute drive outside of Nashville.

This was a cold, foggy morning. It was pitch black when I arrived. The orange light slowly crept over the horizon. I love the way the orange light silhouetted the hills in the distance.

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