Gateway Of India

When pointed at direct sunlight, digital camera sensors can get overwhelmed by the brightness. When this happens, instead of picking up the full range of colours, the device dramatically simplifies the palette and displays all objects in either black or white. While in itself its a limitation of the current technology, sometimes it can produce interesting aftereffects, as it happened with this image of the Gateway Of India.

Built in the beginning of the 20th century, this regal monument became one of the most recognisable attractions in the bustling Colaba area of Mumbai. It is the first building that sailors see when entering Mumbai, the city on the very tip of the country – hence its name, Gateway Of India. Right next to it is the majestic Taj hotel, where the royalty used to stay after arduous travels. The place is just a few steps away from the vibrant Colaba markets, where merchants sell virtually anything that exists in the world. For anyone setting off to explore Mumbai’s city life, the Gateway of India is indeed a great place to start.


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