<p class="p1"><br> For our <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/traveler-magazine/places-of-a-lifetime-photos/">“50 Places of a Lifetime”</a> special issue, the dilemma was how to show overexposed icons like India’s Taj Mahal in a fresh way. McCurry’s solution: Don’t show it at all. “It’s just a reflection in the river,” says director of photography Dan Westergren, “and it’s also upside-down.<b>”</b></p> <p class="p1"><i><a href="http://www.nationalgeographicexpeditions.com/destinations/asia/category/india?utm_source=travel.nationalgeographic.com&amp;_medium=link&amp;utm_content=20141001-Traveler30Anniv-IndiaLandingPage&amp;utm_campaign=NGdotcom">Discover the wonders of India with National Geographic.</a></i></p>

Reflected Glory, 1999


For our “50 Places of a Lifetime” special issue, the dilemma was how to show overexposed icons like India’s Taj Mahal in a fresh way. McCurry’s solution: Don’t show it at all. “It’s just a reflection in the river,” says director of photography Dan Westergren, “and it’s also upside-down.

Discover the wonders of India with National Geographic.

Photograph by Steve McCurry

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