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Safely Encircled
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Safely Encircled
Ladakh
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/350Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-7May2013-14:17:28
Monkey Business
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Monkey Business
Dehradun
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125Sec-f/5.6-ISO6100-135mm-23Feb2013-11:22:26

Larger than Life
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Larger than Life
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/5Sec-f/3.5-ISO6400-18mm-16Jul2012-20:09:55

Dark ominous clouds are rather symbolic of the future that awaits this displaced pachyderm contradictory to the mood it seems to be in as it enters the city.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Vizag Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 18th July 2012.
2️⃣Featured in The Times of India website on 26th Aug 2015. ToI asked to send entries to Lenscape to celebrate World Photography Day & the selected images published at toi.in/photoday.
3️⃣Won “Expert 1st” award in “Elephants” Contest in photocrowd.com and featured on their website. He has received a “L.Type by LumeJet” gift voucher worth 30 UK Pounds from lumejet.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/6FHZZV
The Hunter becomes the Hunted
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The Hunter becomes the Hunted
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/100Sec-f/5.6-ISO6400-22mm-3Aug2012-18:37:36

The wild does not conform to any measurement, however, this tiger atop a milestone demarcating human territory, sits as if inspecting the land we have taken away from him. Paradoxically, with him moving into the city, his roles reversed. As a hunter in the wild, he is hidden while the hunted is exposed. Here, the hunter becomes the hunted and therefore the spotlight is on him.
No Jaywalking Please
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No Jaywalking Please
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/15Sec-f/4-ISO6400-20mm-9Jul2012-19:55:26

An artist from Rajasthan used to set up his shop of these handcrafted toys at a traffic intersection often. It seems that the Giraffes, Camel and Horse stood stupefied by the chaos of civilization at this busy intersection... just as human civilization would be if we were forced into the wild.

1️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Toys in the City) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 23rd Feb 2014.
2️⃣Udayan was featured in Sunday Magazine (06 Apr-2014 issue) of Namaste Telangana, a Leading News Paper published from Hyderabad. It was one of the images that published in that article. This magazine is also available online at epaper.namasthetelangaana.com
3️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 12th Jun 2014 as one of the ten images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Traffic.
4️⃣One of the three winners of weekly contest at Photography FB Group [fb/loversofphotography] in August 2016 and the theme was “Toy”. [goo.gl/kifvBz]
Croc in the City
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Croc in the City
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/5-ISO100-30mm-8Dec2012-14:32:24

Crocodile skin is highly valued in the fashion circuits. These window shopping young crocs seem to know little of the future that awaits them in the city, a mere shadow of their former glory.

1️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Picture Control that published on 13th April 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article.
2️⃣Featured in an article on Picture Control/Picture Style that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-September2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
Piggy-Back Ride
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Piggy-Back Ride
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/400Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-135mm-7Oct2012-12:29:17

At the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Vizag, Udayan was intrigued by this reclusive Tortoise who seemed to have forged a great bond of friendship with the Squirrel. On closer inspection, the truth was revealed. This was a Tortoise made of cement intended for smaller live turtles to take shelter beneath it. Alas! This piggy-back ride would not ferry the squirrel anywhere.

1️⃣Won the 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Zoo) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & published in the blog as winning image and received a LP Book of Udayan’s choice (he selected The Food Book for his wife this time). [Link: goo.gl/zvjSM6]
Sentinel of the Dark
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Sentinel of the Dark
Visakhapatnam 2005
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/30Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-14Feb2005-13:30:00


Udayan had waited a long time for his order to arrive and he was getting as restless as he was hungry. Looking around, he saw the restaurant was filled with chattering families, lots of laughter, groups of gregarious youngsters and bustling waiters. In a corner, through the glass door, he saw this lonely man standing guard at the entrance. It was as if the glass door created a huge gulf between the guard outside and the merry crowd inside. Worlds kept apart by merely a piece of glass!

1️⃣Was published in the NationalGeographic website (www.ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Dec-17, 2009 (week 3) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Selected for PHOTOGRAPHERS: NETWORK SELECTION 2012 (http://www.tkellner.com) & exhibited in Studio Thomas Kellner, Germany from June23 to July1, 2012 as well published on its website. This photograph is also used in news article for NETWORK SELECTION in 2 German newspapers (Westfalenpost & Westfalische Rundschau on 20 Jun) & an online newspaper (Waz Online: Der Westen on 20 Jun 2012). Reffered to two german newspaper in 3 times (SIEGENER ZEITUNG on 22 & 23 Jun) & 1 online news paper ( http://www.sz-online.de/ on 22Jun). Published in PROFIFOTO Jul 2012 magazine (in bopth edition: German & English).
3️⃣This image is a part of “face-to-face: photographers:network selection 2004-2013 exhibition curated by Thomas Kellner (tkellner.com) at St dtische Galerie (galerie-iserlohn.de), Iserlohn, Germany from 12th Jul ~ 31st Aug 2013 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of photographers:network.
4️⃣This image is a part of “face-to-face: photographers:network selection 2004-2013 exhibition curated by Thomas Kellner (tkellner.com) at vhs-photogalerie, Stuttgart (vhs-stuttgart.de) from 05th Jun ~ 27th Jul 2014
5️⃣Won the G.K.Vale Photography Contest on the theme Cities at Work and was awarded with 1 HD photo enlargement (12x18)
6️⃣Got a Special Mention in Photography Contest FB Group Monthly Contest (August 2014 - Light & Shadow Photography)
7️⃣It was selected for the story “Empathy Gap” in National Geographic’s “Assignments & Stories” in Feb 2017. [goo.gl/VLDcbH]
8️⃣In Empathy gap, the National Geographic’s “Assignments & Stories”, editor Daniella Zalcman merged this image with Kalyan Panja’s image to tell another perspective and later it was featured at yourshot.nationalgeographic.com on 22nd Feb 2016.
9️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣0️⃣Won 1st prize in the February2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Door) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com and a pdf book on digital photography.
1️⃣1️⃣It was one of the five images exhibited in Click-2017 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in] in March 2017 and awarded 1st prize in Silhouette category and received a certificate, medal and a Vanguard BIIN 37 Green Back Pack as prize.
1️⃣2️⃣Featured in the 7th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2018 Poster.

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Crescent Moon
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Crescent Moon
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/250Sec-f/5.6-ISO6400-37mm-09Aug2012-19:53:47

This image was shot during the holy month of Ramzan at a local Mosque. The building was decorated with lights and Udayan found the form of the crescent within the shape of the window against the glowing green light fascinating. He asked a devotee to pose for him at the window, but got refused. A short while later, another devotee walked up to the window, totally oblivious to Udayan. As he stood still looking at the busy street below, Udayan got the opportunity to take this perfect shot.

1️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
2️⃣One of the 3 images that has been selected for “Peace at the frame” photography contest and exhibition organized by Indialogue Foundation (indialogue.in) at IQBALIA International School in Hyderabad from 22nd to 23rd Feb 2014. All 3 images were rewarded with a cash prize of INR 3000 each. All the images also published on their website.
3️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 24th February 2015.
4️⃣Featured in an article titled “39 Colorsplash Photos That Prove Color is King” on blog.halla.in [Link: goo.gl/9p2PzT]
5️⃣Awarded an ISF Diploma Kolkata Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
6️⃣Nominated for Instagram monthly contest of HIPA.ae in June2017 & subject was Ramadan [Link: instagram.com/p/BVmEHq2ABHp]
Roving Eyes
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Roving Eyes
Araku
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-11May2006-10:30:00

Driving through hills on dirt roads, Udayan reached a small tribal hamlet deeply nestled somewhere between Araku and the Orissa border. He saw a few structures where grains were stored, some chickens, some goats, two rows of thatched dwellings, a few old women and children. The kids were very shy and ran away as soon as he tried to approach them, yet came back to see the car he was travelling in. He handed them a bar of chocolate. They were delighted. This little girl in the image caught his particular attention because she was very wary. She kept her distance from both the car and Udayan, yet never letting him go out of her sight, lightly hopping behind some cover with her little brother wedged on her hips as soon as he turned to look.

1️⃣Accepted in iPAE2006 Salon (Butterfly Art Foundation International Photo-Art Exhibition) & published in their catalogue. It was included in their online campaign & online Gallery (baf.in & bafindia.org) in 2006 for which Udayan received a Hon.MBAF title. The exhibition was held in Durbar Hall Art Centre, Cochin, India from 4 Nov 2006 to 11 Nov 2006.
2️⃣Used in a SignedPRINTS posters to represent him.
3️⃣One of the seven Runner-Up images out of ten finalists of “Faces Of India” (facesofindia.net) Photography Contest-2012 organized by Jamie Furlong (jamiefurlongphotography.com). This image was published on Faces Of India’s FB (facebook.com/facesofindia). Jamies comment on this photograph is “This is classic NatGeo and I could see this shot accompanying a feature on this girl and her family. The wariness that Udayan mentions is evident in her eyeys but it is the position of the baby that makes it for me...
4️⃣Selected as Jury Pick of Weekly Theme Photo Contest FB Group in Aug 2014 (facebook.com/groups/weeklythemepics) & subject was relations.
5️⃣Selected for International Photo-exhibition FOCUS, Sabac, Republic of Serbia & exhibited at the Gallery of the Municipal Historical Archives Sabac from 28 Nov to 12 Dec 2014. It was also published on their printed & online catalog. Theme was Portrait.
6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article & in the link that shared on their fb.
7️⃣Won jointly 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Your Favorite Color Film Photo) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 21st July 2015.
8️⃣B&W version of this image won 1st place in Photography Society of Tripura Weekly Contest in July 2015 (fb/groups/Photographycluboftripura) & theme was Black&White.
9️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (People posing in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in August2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/3k8rhN].
1️⃣0️⃣Featured in an article on 50mm Lens that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ t2whMx
1️⃣1️⃣Won 1st prize in the May-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Portrait) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Best of Child Study Medal in Kolkata judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Dewas judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣5️⃣Selected as Photo of The Day of 6th June 2017 in Creative Art Solution FB Group [fb/g/creativeartsolution]. Link: goo.gl/KrkKag
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM Ribbon in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded BEST Child Ribbon in PSA-PID Individual Portrait Contest in Round-1 of 2019-2020 Season [bit.ly/2S6hbCD]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Club Bronze in Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
Worlds apart
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Worlds apart
Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/10Sec-f/8-ISO200-25mm-10Apr2014-08:05:07

Often life presents a juxtaposition of circumstances and people that create a fascinating frame. Two women... a content widow with no worldly cares at rest near a pretty yet lifeless model, their feet inches apart, yet clearly conveying their different attitudes towards life. Untouched by the passage of time, the two women created a thought provoking frame for Udayan.

1️⃣Won 2nd prize in the Oct-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Alone) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
2️⃣Won “Expert Top 10” award in Homeless Contest in photocrowd.com [goo.gl/2RnPaq]. It was also featured on many websites on the occasion of World Homeless Day [10th October 2016] like twice in www.xinmin.cn [goo.gl/ijdpXE & goo.gl/U0oYMa], in two different posts on www.tnews.ir [goo.gl/9yHyOA & goo.gl/ YL6Qfn], xinbojy.com [goo.gl/iE6XDB], two different posts in clipmass.com [goo.gl/YUHJDo & goo.gl/uPiqlW], newszii.com [goo.gl/cndcw5], indy100.com [goo.gl/JQ0RVY], scol.com.cn [goo.gl/eGr98i], atisam.ir [atisam.ir/news/93975], akhbarelyom.com [akhbarelyom.com/news/571119], deadbees.net [goo.gl/sZCFrm], otaghkhabar24.ir [otaghkhabar24.ir/news/66999], postjung.com [goo.gl/c6J2nL], theuniversal.it [theuniversal.it/6765-2], meekhao.com [goo.gl/az7056], mashhadsar.ir [goo.gl/OeNzNC], namnak.com [ goo.gl/o1O31p], dbw.cn [goo.gl/YVfhNC], chinadaily.com.cn [goo.gl/nQyQow], xinhuanet.com [ goo.gl/oKG5og], sina.com.cn on [ goo.gl/M12XjC], awangarda.ru [ goo.gl/eZRaj8], tahapakhsh.ir [goo.gl/ igcROs], segye.com [goo.gl/HKOiUV], catdumb.com [ goo.gl/51z3xl], fjsen.com [goo.gl/5HPTqr], travelask.ru [goo.gl/zpx9Qi], world.kapook.com [goo.gl/DYXdq9] and haoranw.com [goo.gl/HtP4MU].
3️⃣This is one of the two images that Accepted in 16th China International Photographic Art Exhibition. Total 638 images are accepted from 55637 entries by 10167 photographers from 96 countries & exhibited at Zhengzhou, China in May 2016. It is also published on their website & printed catalog. Here is the link: goo.gl/vx0kkF. It is also featured at cipafe.com [goo.gl/rRmMvR].
4️⃣Won 1st prize in the March-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Theme was Woman) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
5️⃣It was featured on kujaja.com gallery in 2015. It is a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/y3tBM3]
6️⃣Won the 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Nap) of Lonely Planet blog (goo.gl/mJ2bzd) & published in the blog as winning image and received “The Travel Book” as the prize.
7️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Street Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Jul2016 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
8️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
9️⃣Third place winner of weekly photo contest of Nirvana - The Photography FB Group in Jul 2016 & theme was “Old Age”. [Link: goo.gl/hx19zB]
1️⃣0️⃣YourArtGallery.com used this image for a poster on their social network in Feb 2017. Link: goo.gl/tcYYqY
1️⃣1️⃣Featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Delhi Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a CAS HM Medal in Pune Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Ratlam judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in Kolkata judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded GPU Gold Medal in Dewas judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
1️⃣8️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Unintentional Blur) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 22nd October 2017. Link: goo.gl/YYZDar
1️⃣9️⃣It was one of the highly appreciated images of fortnightly theme contest -The Art of Black and White organised by Photography Club of Assam FB Group in October 2017. Link: goo.gl/3JuKnS
2️⃣0️⃣Won the 1st prize in thematic contest [Woman] in April 2017 organized by Photography Club of Assam-Barpeta Branch in their fb group [fb/groups/PCABB] and received a 16GB SD card as the prize. [Link: goo.gl/q0UeLc]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded with Honorable Mention/Diploma in 22nd International Exhibition of Photography-2017 organized by Foto Klub Kornat [fotoklubkornat.hr].
2️⃣2️⃣Won third place in IVAF FB Group Monthly Contest-June2017 [fb/groups/1383652221727483] and theme was Street. Link: goo.gl/rc4n4R and ivaf.in
2️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
2️⃣4️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that has been published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 10-January2018 along with his profile picture as contributor.
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Photography Pathshala Silver in Rainbow 2nd International Circuit-2018 [Galaxy Art Society Judging]. rainbowcircuit.org
2️⃣6️⃣Won the weekly ”Power of Photography Contest” [Theme was Woman] organised by Toehold.in in March2018 and received a Gift Voucher worth INR.2000/- [Link: goo.gl/BdqwCX]. It is also shared on their FB Group Cover [facebook.com/groups/toehold.in].
2️⃣7️⃣Awarded Club Diploma [Photo Club Infinity Doboj] in the Life Section of The International exhibition of art photography CONTRAST 2018 [contrast.fotodoboj.com]
2️⃣8️⃣Accepted in Tell Me Your Story contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018. Link: goo.gl/e2Az4P
2️⃣9️⃣Chiiz magazine featured this image on their social media as “Chiiz’s Pick” in September2018. Link: goo.gl/v6ctWE & goo.gl/ajixbg
3️⃣0️⃣Accepted in Tell A Social Problem with Photograph contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018. Link: goo.gl/2n7Zv2
3️⃣1️⃣Awarded a WPAI Silver in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
3️⃣2️⃣Selected for Kaleidoscope-The Photography Exhibition at Kolkata Short Film & Photography Festival-2019 [ksff.in]
3️⃣3️⃣Won the 2nd place in B&W Photography Contest organized by instagram.com/phoconse in 2019 and received INR.3000/- as the cash award.
3️⃣4️⃣Featured in thephotographicangle.co.uk as Photo of The Week on 13th March 2020 to inspire the photographers for their monthly contest Contrast.
3️⃣5️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze Medal in 1st APS National Salon-2020 [apssalon.in]
3️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Artistic National Salon-2020 [artisticphotoclub.in]
3️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Club Ribbon in APA-Burdwan Judging of Beautiful Life-2020 [singursalon.com]
3️⃣8️⃣Winner of KAPA Weekly Photography Contest-Aug2020 [instagram.com/p/CDiNzEvA5v3]
3️⃣9️⃣2nd place winner of Image Solution Photo Contest-2020 [bit.ly/3kLOJ50] & cash prize was INR.600/-
4️⃣0️⃣Awarded a MAP Merit in 6th Through The Lens International-2020 [mapphoto.in]
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded a IVAF Spcl Mention Award in 2nd IVAF National Salon-2020 [ivaf.in]
4️⃣2️⃣Top5 of B&W Contest organized by IIPKolkata in Sep2020.
4️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Gold in Pinhole Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
4️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in GreenGo Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
4️⃣5️⃣Won a Chairman Choice Award in Image Solution National Salon-2021 (imagesolution.org.in)
4️⃣6️⃣Awarded a KSL Bronze in Judgig-2 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)
4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a KSL Silver in Judgig-3 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)
The last mile
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Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO800-16mm-9Apr2014-06:42:20

“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves - And Immortality”.
Millions of people from many parts of India throng the edge of the holy Ganges at the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi with a hope that their final journey on earth ends where humanity meets divinity. At the divine gates, their lifes deeds would be weighed and if the good weighed more than the bad, they would earn the right to walk into light. Udayan found this hunched old man emerge from a courtyard filled with wood that fuels fire to consume the mortal remains of humans. His slouching shoulders, measured steps, the weighing scale and his lifes possessions on his back summed up the solemn story of the last mile in this frame.

1️⃣Won a Special Mention Award at 1er interno 2018 organised by Foto Club Quilmes. Link: goo.gl/8fhNuu
2️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan which were part of the Coups de Coeur organized by wipplay.com as part of the screening of the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad happened September/October-2018.
Sailing Sadhu
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Sailing Sadhu
Varanasi 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/250Sec-f/11-ISO800-16mm-8Apr2014-17:29:00

Wandering amongst tourists trying to eke out a living, this enterprising sadhu took on the role of a guide to help tourists around his city and make an honest living for himself. On a boat ride along the river Ganges as Udayans guide, this holy man made himself comfortable at one end of the boat with his smoking pipe and a content squat. He could not resist the temptation of some worldly pleasure as he sailed along the cool river front smoking his beloved pipe lost in thoughts of enlightenment.

1️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on earthshots.org on 8th May 2014. This was also published as news article at harvestheart.tumblr.com, fotodesigners.com, socialmail.com & graficament.com
2️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Intangible Cultural Heritage) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 10th June 2014.
3️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - June 2014 issue.
4️⃣Won 2nd place in PixelPost Photo Contest-2014 (pixelpost.in) and received a trophy, a certificate and an exclusive calendar. It was also published on their website & facebook page.
5️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in February 2015 issue.
6️⃣Featured as the cover image in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Image Management: Part III that published on 24th Aug 2015.
7️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Orange on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in March 2016. [Link: goo.gl/h4wNqg]
8️⃣Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
9️⃣Uber-India bought this image to use on their instagram and credited INR.1000/- to Udayan’s Uber App in July 2016.
1️⃣0️⃣tabi-indo.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Varanasi.
1️⃣1️⃣Accepted in “Holy Island-3rd International Art Exhibition of Sacral Motifs-2016” organized by Photo Club Kornat in Croatia [fotoklubkornat.hr] and published on their e-catalog.
1️⃣2️⃣Featured in an article on Image Management that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-December2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
1️⃣3️⃣Won Jointly 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Religious-but not Christian) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 6th February 2018. Link: goo.gl/Z7TKtK
He will protect me
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/250Sec-f/4-ISO100-35mm-11Feb2017-08:06:31

“Will you shoot me?” Said the shy boy from behind the rickety wooden doors that almost was falling out of its hinges. As if the door was not enough to hide behind, he seemed to gain confidence that Chhota Bheem, his cartoon idol would protect him from all the attention he was receiving.

1️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
2️⃣Selected as Curator’s Choice in World Photographic Forum FB Group in March 2017 and now eligible for the WPF Street Photographer of the Year-2017. [Link: goo.gl/GjknP9]
3️⃣Runner-up of “Kids” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their website [goo.gl/6cokph]. It was also featured on their poster that announce the winners.
4️⃣Won the runner up prize in Black and White category of #Freedom2Click photography contest organized by CP Expeditions [dcpexpeditions.com] in August 2017 on the ocassion of India Independence Day and prize sponsored by Manfrotto. [Link: goo.gl/Fb85EQ]
5️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan which were exhibited in EoM2.0 or Eye of Madras-2nd Edition in Chennai from 25th to 27th January 2019 at CP Arts Centre. It was also featured in an article o this exhibition in The Hindu [Newspaper/Chennai Edition-25th Jan 2019]. Udayan has received a beautiful trophy and a certificate of participation from this exhibition. Chennai Meenakshi Multi-speciality Hospital bought 11 prints from this exhibition and this one is one of those sold prints. Udayan received 1500/- from the sell.
6️⃣Awarded a PGD Diploma in PCA Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
7️⃣This is one of the 45 images from 200+ images of EoM2.0 or Eye of Madras-2nd Edition which were exhibited again in August 2019 at Aarkay Convention Centre-Chennai to celebrate the Madras Day!
8️⃣It has been nominated for Instagram monthly contest of HIPA.ae in October2019 & subject was Door [Link: instagram.com/p/B4KKsDsBtK0]

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1️⃣Chennai Meenakshi Multi-speciality Hospital
Nowhere Somewhere
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Nowhere Somewhere
Somewhere near Pondicherry on ECR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/20Sec-f/22-ISO100-35mm-29Apr2017-11:20:34

The road that leads to nowhere for others might just be the road that leads to somewhere for you! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan

1️⃣Featured on the cover of TCR Nature-Wildlife-Travel Photography FB Groups [fb/groups/tcrnaturewildlifetravel in September 2017]. Link: goo.gl/eXQYoV
2️⃣It was one of the TOP15 of PhotoFlare 2017 Photography Contest [gecphotoflare.com] and received a certificate. Link: goo.gl/f9uWj2
3️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College under Minimal theme & awarded with a certificate, a coffee mug and two passes of Krushnai Water Park of Pune and a discount voucher of Star Bucks.
Waves
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Kovelong Point
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/10-ISO100-16mm-25Aug2019-12:06:21

If you are in Chennai, you must visit Kovalam Beach. Set about about 20 kms from Chennai with a small friendly fishing village nearby, it is best known for its pristine beaches and surf worthy waters. One corner of this beach called Covelong Point has become a surfer’s haven and is now a sought after surfing destination by both local and international surfing enthusiasts.

1️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
2️⃣Awarded Best of Landscape Medal in Aavishkar-2019 [fcs.fotosalons.com]
3️⃣Printed in double spread at Journal section of Lonely Planet India Magazine-November2019 issue. It was also featured on their index page.
4️⃣It was part of the YPS-Best of the Best-2019 Exhibition . This exhibition was organised to celebrate the winning of more than 85+ Best Club Awards by the Salon Group Members of YPS and held at Bangalore Chitrakala Parishath in December 2019.
5️⃣Awarded a GNG Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Jan2020 along with his profile picture as contributor.
7️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Tulip Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
8️⃣Won 1st Prize in the Monthly Photography Contest & published in Uttarbanga Sangbad News Paper on 8th August 2020 [uttarbangasambad.in]
9️⃣Awarded an APF Certificate in Artwork Circuit-2020 [artworkphoto.in]
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a HM in Blue Sky Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020.
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a SAS CM in Salon-3 of WINSTAGE National Circuit-2020 [galaxyartsociety.in]
1️⃣2️⃣Semi-finalist in National Photography Contest-2020 organized by United Way Mumbai in collaboration with National Centre for Coastal Research, Ministry of Earth Science, Govt of India on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day [unitedwaymumbai.org]. It was printed on their annual report.
Windmill in the Valley
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Koodankulam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/25Sec-f/32-ISO100-70mm-21Oct2018-08:40:15

A tall windmill against the shadows of the mountains in the distance offered a fantastic perspective of how technology can live in harmony with nature.
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/3.5-ISO200-22mm-22Jul2017-07:00:18

“What are you doing there little boy?” Udayan asked.
“I’m hiding from my dad kind sir coz he will send me to school while I’d much rather pose for you.”
This is one slice from the amazing street life Udayan saw of the daily dilemma of a little kid trying to avoid going to school at Kasimedu Fishing Village in Chennai.

1️⃣It has been accepted for Fotorbit Photography Awards-2017 and featured on their fb group [fb/groups/861395627324166] in July 2017 [Link: goo.gl/HDNHqZ]
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Jul-29, 2017.
3️⃣Received Gold Award in Best of the Week category at D’PhotoCafe FB Group [fb/groups/thephotocafe] in July 2017. Link: goo.gl/gnXbYA
4️⃣It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 3rd August 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
5️⃣Won “Crowd 1st” award in “Door” Contest in photocrowd.com and featured on their website. Here is the link: goo.gl/wW5D2N
6️⃣It has been featured in double spread at smart Photography-September2017 issue as Photo of the Month. It is also published on their website at smartphotography.in [Link: goo.gl/xNd7M4]
7️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Sep 2017 issue.
8️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Doors) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 4th January 2018. Link: goo.gl/ACMZsa
9️⃣It was featured in the 6th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2017. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website and November2018 issue of Smart Photography.
1️⃣0️⃣It has been published in Indulge, Friday Supplimentary of The New Indian Express-Chennai Edition on 13Oct2017 on the occasion of 10th Years of Indulge and the theme was Portrait of a City. [indulgexpress.com]. This is also featured on their website. Link: goo.gl/hWQ9of
1️⃣1️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Childhood] & it was shared on the cover for a week in October 2017. [Link: goo.gl/91WfXA
1️⃣2️⃣It has received a Highly Commended award in The Photographic Angle’s Pocket Photography Competition and received a certificate. It was also featured on their website. Link: goo.gl/EeK1WJ
1️⃣3️⃣A SignedPRINTS contest poster where this image was featured published in November 2017 issue of Smart Photography Magazine.
1️⃣4️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Street Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in November2017 [Link: goo.gl/ykXzhi].
1️⃣5️⃣This is one of the four images of Udayan that is a part of a touring exhibition on the theme of Patterns organized by TPA [hephotographicangle.co.uk] comprises of 200 images in total and will travel across the UK transforming otherwise unused spaces into temporary galleries in 2018.
1️⃣6️⃣Featured in #AvTvISO_Calendar2018’s last page [in the month of December]
1️⃣7️⃣This is one of the six image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his QPSA in 2018. Link: goo.gl/hA1xc9
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded Judge’s Choice Award in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
1️⃣9️⃣Guru’s Top Pick Winner in Dominant Yellow Challenge of gurushots.com. Link: goo.gl/jbHuCP
2️⃣0️⃣Featured in a Halla.in blog post titled “14 Bright Photos that Explore the Power of Color” in Aug2018. Link: goo.gl/hn2Fo8
2️⃣1️⃣Shortlisted for “Madrasapattinam 379” Photography Contest organised by madrasphotobloggers.com in Aug2018 on the occasion of 379th year of Chennai and it was also part of their exhibition. Link: goo.gl/EuPf7d
2️⃣2️⃣Won 2nd prize in Bright & Colourful Photo Contest organized by Halla.in in Jul2018 and received two coffee mugs with this image printed on them.
2️⃣3️⃣One of the winners of World Photography Day Photography Day Photo Contest-2018 organised by Nerolac Paints-India and received an Amazon GV worth INR.1000/-
2️⃣4️⃣This is one of the two images that has been selected for ANTARAGNI2018 Photography Contest & Exhibition organized by IIT-Kanpur & Chiiz Magazine.
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGD Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Pilkhuwa judging [wpaidelhi.com]
2️⃣7️⃣Awarded a PSA HM in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
2️⃣8️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Simple) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 31Jan2019. Link: goo.gl/Uxa5d6
2️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Bekkalokket HM in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [2nd MIROC Exhibition Bergen-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
3️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
3️⃣1️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
3️⃣2️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Boka Bay 2019 [Perasto Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
3️⃣3️⃣It was one of the two images exhibited in Click-2019 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in]
3️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
3️⃣5️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
3️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in Europa Judging of 5th NEW Bi-Continental Photo Circuit-2019 [newphotocircuit.com]
3️⃣7️⃣Awarded a National Diploma in Play-2020 [photoclubkumanovo.com/play]
3️⃣8️⃣It was Honourable Mention in Color Yellow Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020[bit.ly/37kk0pg]
3️⃣9️⃣Featured on a poster by YPS for his presented his images of Kasimedu via FB Live on 30th Aug 2020.
4️⃣0️⃣Awarded a GRADAC PGI HM in Elema Judging of Macedonia Circuit-2020 [exhibitions.photo]
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded a HM in Whispering Palms of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
4️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Bekkalokket Silver medal in 3rd Fjord-Berger-2020 [fjord-bergen.no]
4️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Intercontinental Diploma in Andora Judging of Intercontinental Ciorcuit-2020 [intercontinentalcircuit.com]
4️⃣4️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Serbia Judging of Shadow Hunter Circuit 2020 [shadowhunter.me]
4️⃣5️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in Danish Judging of 5th Nordic Circuit-2020 [nordic.photo]
4️⃣6️⃣Monthly winner of CEWE Photo Awards-2021 & received Whitewall.com gift voucher worth 100Euro from (bit.ly/3uTlJfG)
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Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/800Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-16mm-4Jan2019-7:08:48

Massive hot air balloons being prepped for flight at the 5th Tamilnadu Hot Air Balloon Festival-2019 presented a unique perspective of the event. A man diligently sweeping soot off the farthest end of the balloon was dwarfed by its massive size. Did he want to fly away and take a break in this hot air balloon?

1️⃣Awarded a Photo-World Silver Medal in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
2️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
3️⃣Awarded a WPAI Bronze in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
4️⃣Awarded a WPAI Silver in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
5️⃣Awarded a PSA Bronze in YPS International Salon-2019 and featured on their website under the result [salon.ypsbengaluru.com]
6️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
7️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in GNG Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
8️⃣Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volume 31-October2019 in double spread as the section cover along with his profile picture as contributor.
9️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in Al Wasl Judging of 5th NEW Bi-Continental Photo Circuit-2019 [newphotocircuit.com]
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded an ICS Diploma in Miracle Image 6th International Salon-2020 [photographypathshala.in]
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a SAS Gold Medal in Judging-2 of SHADOW 1st national circuit-2020 [shadowcircuit.in]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIP Silver in PMP Judging of ASA National Circuit-2020 [asasalon.in]
1️⃣4️⃣YPS used it in a poster to promote their National Salon in 2020.
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Photogenic Silver in PHOTOGENIC VII National-2020 [photogenicmpc.com]
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Club Bronze in Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in 2nd IVAF National Salon-2020 [ivaf.in]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Bengal Clickers National-2020 [bengalclickers.in]
1️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Club Ribbon in GI Judging of Imagery National Circuit-2020 [imagerycircuit.in]
2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Club Silver in KPS Judging of Imagery National Circuit-2020 [imagerycircuit.in]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Blackhole Silver in Pinhole Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
2️⃣2️⃣Printed double spread in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Jan2021 issue.
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-24mm-20Apr2019-8:48:51

Two ladies in the little village community of Kasimedu Fishing Harbour found time to share the latest gossip with each other. Don’t you want to hear what they are talking about?

1️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
2️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
3️⃣Used in a #AvTvISO Contest Poster in 2019 where Udayan was one of the judges [instagram.com/p/B14Jg1CA2AZ].
4️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
5️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that were part of Eye of Madras-2019 or EoM3.0 Exhibition organised by The Chennai Photowalk.
6️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Aug2020 [41th issue].
7️⃣Featured on a poster by YPS for his presented his images of Kasimedu via FB Live on 30th Aug 2020.
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/320Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-26mm-9Jun2019-8:09:14

Do you remember leisurely afternoons with your grandmother telling you stories of djinn and animals with magical powers? This scene evokes the sentiment of those warm moments I shared with my grandmother...

1️⃣Featured in NationalGeographic website (yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/) on 13Jun2019.
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Jun-26, 2019.
3️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Best Photo of the Week) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 27Jun2019. Link: bit.ly/2Xbxeml
4️⃣Guru’s Top Pick Winner in Street Photography Challenge in 2019. [Link: bit.ly/2XExqpQ]. And finally became a GURU after years of try!
5️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
6️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Belarus Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
7️⃣Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on Aug-5, 2019
8️⃣Awarded a Salon Bronze Medal in 5th Ukrainian Photo Awards-2019 [photosalons.net]
9️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
1️⃣0️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Aug 2019 issue.
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a JCM Silver in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
1️⃣2️⃣It was exhibited at State Art Gallery-Hyderabad as part of IPF World Photography Day Exhibition-2019!
1️⃣3️⃣This is one of the two images that were exhibited at PIXELS in BITS Pilani-Goa on the occasion of World Photography Day-2019 organized by their Dept of Photography.
1️⃣4️⃣It was exhibited at Frames-2019 at Bangalore Chitrakala Parishath organized by YPS. It was featured in news articles published by Sakshi NewsPaper on 17th August2019 & Deccan Chronicle on 24th August 2019. Vijay Kumar SM, IPS, DCP-Traffic, Cyberabad Police Commissionerate bought this print [16x20 Canvas Framed] later from Udayan.
1️⃣5️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
1️⃣7️⃣Chiiz Pod-27Aug2019 [bit.ly/2LeI9Ts]
1️⃣8️⃣Winner [Crowd 1st] of Happy Humanity Challenge organized by photocrowd.com in 2019. [bit.ly/2UbSNif]
1️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PSS Gold Medal in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in PARALLAX Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in GNG Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
2️⃣2️⃣Won INR.15000/- cash award as 1st Prize of #giveherLIFE Photography Contest-2019 organized by VanishingGirls, an initiative of ADF India, aims to raise awareness against the practice of gender-biased sex selection in India. It was also featured in their Nov2019 Email Newsletter & on their website at vanishinggirls.in. It was also featured in their 2020 Calendar. adfindia.org used it as the cover photo of their email newsletter in Mar2020 (bit.ly/2xGbwva).
2️⃣3️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
2️⃣4️⃣1st place winner of a photography contest organized by instagram.com/thecreativegram in October 2019 and received a cash prize + certificate [instagram.com/p/B3ridZ4ntcm].
2️⃣5️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that were part of Eye of Madras-2019 or EoM3.0 Exhibition organised by The Chennai Photowalk.
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Photo Artist-2019 International Salon of Photography [newcameraclub.com].
2️⃣7️⃣Featured on the front page of SignedPRINTS.net in December 2019.
2️⃣8️⃣Awarded a GNG Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
2️⃣9️⃣Awarded an Obscura Bronze Medal in Judging-II of Obscura-2019 [obscuraexhibition.in]
3️⃣0️⃣Won Honourable Mention in Photo of The Year-2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com [bit.ly/37vBs9p]
3️⃣1️⃣Printed in January-2020 issue of Asian Photography as one of the TOP10 Readers’ Images of 2019.
3️⃣2️⃣Won a Sweet Award, dark chocolate with orange peel - Sweet Diploma in 9th FIAP New Year Greetings Card Contest-2020!
3️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIP Silver in 1st LPS National Salon-2020 [lightpainterssociety.in]
3️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Resita Judging of 5th BALKAN Exhibition-2020 [photobalkan.com]
3️⃣5️⃣Featured in the FIAP Online Collection at collections.fiap.net [bit.ly/31Evcub]
3️⃣6️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Storytelling) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 11Feb2020. Link: bit.ly/37boFs0
3️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Sunshine Silver Medal in Focus Judging of Sunshine Circuit-2020 [photoexhibition.in]
3️⃣8️⃣Selected for 4th IMAGINEA-The Balurghat Photo Festival-2020 [fb/ddfpc17]
3️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in GNG Judging of Golden Light National Circuit-2020 [goldenlight.org.in]
4️⃣0️⃣Featured on the AvTvISO International Photography Exhibition-2020 Invitation Card
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Judging-II of Expression National Circuit-2020 [expressioncircuit.in]
4️⃣2️⃣Featured in a 121clicks.com blog post in Mar2020 titled “My Favorite Photograph: Inspiring Photo Gallery From FB “ Part 2”. It was also used as the cover photo of this post. [bit.ly/3bwg5GO]
4️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Club HM in Sun Shadow 3rd National Salon-2020 [csssociety.com]
4️⃣4️⃣Won 2nd place in a contest organized by an instagram account @sudharsanphotography in April2020 & received INR555 as prize money!
4️⃣5️⃣Awarded a IAAP Gold in Play-2020 [photoclubkumanovo.com/play]
4️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA Silver in 18 Trofeo Colline del Chianti Judging of 24 Gran Tour delle Colline-2020 [grantourdellecolline.it]
4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Starwars International Photo Awards-2020 [agilefoto.com]
4️⃣8️⃣Awarded a IPC HM in PAF Judging of Indonesia Photo Circuit-2020 [indonesiapc.com]
4️⃣9️⃣Awarded a IPC HM in LFCN Judging of Indonesia Photo Circuit-2020 [indonesiapc.com]
5️⃣0️⃣Awarded a PMP Merit Medal in LAV Judging of ASA National Circuit-2020 [asasalon.in]
5️⃣1️⃣Won 50/- as special prize from an Instagram contest in 2020 by @pro_photography_contest. Interesting part is Udayan paid 45/- as entry fee😁😜
5️⃣2️⃣Shortlisted in Portrait of Humanity-2020 [bit.ly/30iqq6K] & featured in two BBC news article [bbc.com/somali/52914968 & bbc.com/news/in-pictures-52882885].
5️⃣3️⃣Awarded a PSS Merit Medal in PSS 1st National Salon-2020 [pssclub.in]
5️⃣4️⃣Awarded a eCM in 1st Anniversary Photo Contest-2020 of the Light Painters’ Society [bit.ly/2MNDPvF].
5️⃣5️⃣Awarded a FIAP Ribbon in 8th EMPA International Salon-2020 [empa.in]
5️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Club Ribbon in APA-Burdwan Judging of Beautiful Life-2020 [singursalon.com]
5️⃣7️⃣Awarded a PSS Ribbon in Greece Judging of 5th Pacific-Atlantic International Circuit-2020 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
5️⃣8️⃣2nd prize winner of TalentFest Photography Contest-2020 organized by A P Shah Institute of Technology-Thane [apsit.edu.in] & prize was INR.2000/-
5️⃣9️⃣1st place winner of Diyasha_India Instagram Contest-Jun2020 & prize was INR.1000/-
6️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Alokechitri Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
6️⃣1️⃣Awarded a CM in FotoFeed Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
6️⃣2️⃣Winner of The Little Things Contest organized by tumbhi.com in 2020 & published on their wesite.[bit.ly/3g3y6ig]. Prize was INR.5K Amazon GV.
6️⃣3️⃣Won a Merit Award in All India Photography Contest-2020 organized by Bengal Photography Institute & prize was INR.500/-
6️⃣4️⃣Awarded a KPA HM Medal in 6th KPA International Salon-2020 [kpaclub.in]
6️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PABEL CM in PABEL 4th Print & Digital-2010 [pabel.in]
6️⃣6️⃣Awarded a IVAF Jury Spcl Mention Award in 2nd IVAF National Salon-2020 [ivaf.in]
6️⃣7️⃣Selected for AvTvISO Annual Exhibition-2020 & featured on the printed brochure.
6️⃣8️⃣Featured on a poster by YPS for his presented his images of Kasimedu via FB Live on 30th Aug 2020.
6️⃣9️⃣Awarded Chairman Choice Award from Retro National Salon-2020 [retrophotoclub.in]
7️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in Glaze National Print Salon-2020 [glaze2020.in]
7️⃣1️⃣One of the winners of Canon-MyBestShot Contest on the occasion of the WPD2020.
7️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in SandvenImageHouse Judging of Bugis photo Cup Circuit-2020 [bugisphotocup.com]
7️⃣3️⃣Awarded a PSI Gold in Judging-1 of Assam Circuit-2020 [jcmcircuits.com]
7️⃣4️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in Judging-2 of Assam Circuit-2020 [jcmcircuits.com]
7️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in 9th FotoClubPro ARAD-2020 [fotoclubproarad.ro]
7️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIAP Silver in VARADINUM-2020 [varadinumfoto.ro]
7️⃣7️⃣Awarded an APU HM in Sandven Image House Judging in Chrysalis Photo Circuit-2020 [drcipa.com]
7️⃣8️⃣Aawrded a AIP HM in 5th Metropolitan International-2020 [psa-met.com or theiaap.com/metropolitan]
7️⃣9️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in GreenGo Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
8️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Bronze Medal in Tuscany Photo Awards-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
8️⃣1️⃣Awarded a S4C Bronze in Whispering Palms of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
8️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Judges Choice Medal in Golden Sands of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
8️⃣3️⃣Winner of Chiiz Click September 2019 Photography Contest.
8️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in Cuba Judging of Intercontinental Ciorcuit-2020 [intercontinentalcircuit.com]
8️⃣5️⃣Featured as the cover photograph of a GuruShots Contest in 2020 [bit.ly/34IrZgn]
8️⃣6️⃣Selected for AvTvISO Annual Exhibition-2020 & later they have donated the frame to some NGO.
8️⃣7️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in FotoGrupo30/40-2020 [fotogrupo30-40.com.ar]
8️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Serbia Salon of Camera Obscura Circuit-2020 [photoclub-danube.com]
8️⃣9️⃣Awarded a FIP gold in Tamilnadu National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
9️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Spectator of Light-2020 [solclub.in]
9️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIAP Blue Ribbon in Baku-2020 (baku.gilavar.net)
9️⃣2️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Salon de Bagnols of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
9️⃣3️⃣Awarded a NPAS Ribbon in 19th NPAS SriLanka-2020 (npassrilanka.org)
9️⃣4️⃣Awarded a HM in KPC judging of Royal Circuit-2020 (royalcircuit.in)
9️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Gold Medal in IPF judging of Royal Circuit-2020 (royalcircuit.in)
9️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in Christmas National Salon-2020 (clickerzcommunity.in)
9️⃣7️⃣Awarded a CM in NVPC Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
9️⃣8️⃣Awarded a JCM Bronze in JCM Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
9️⃣9️⃣Printed in Sille Sanat Sarayi-2019 Member Almanac.
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Best Candid Medal in Exposure-2020 (onlinepac.org)
1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣Featured on 2021 Kolkata Shadow Lines Calendar on save the girl child.
1️⃣0️⃣2️⃣Awarded a IUP Gold in Romania judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
1️⃣0️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Silver Medal in Serbia judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
1️⃣0️⃣4️⃣Won a Salon Silver in Image Solution National Salon-2021 (imagesolution.org.in)
1️⃣0️⃣5️⃣Won a CM in KTM Photography-2021 (http://bit.ly/3kFJJPB)
1️⃣0️⃣6️⃣Awarded a SSS Gold in Judging-3 of LensPic-2021 (seenshotsociety.com)
1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in Judgig-1 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)

COLLECTION
1️⃣Cyberabad Police Commissionerate via Vijay Kumar SM, IPS, DCP-Traffic [16x20 Canvas-2019]
2️⃣AvTvISO gifted few frames to Vivekanannda Vidyalaya Nursery & Primary School, Chennai including this one in 2020.
Surfing
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Surfing
Kovelong Point
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/2000Sec-f/5-ISO200-200mm-24Aug2019-08:17:08

1️⃣Awarded a GPU Silver Medal in 4th International Contest Unlimited Photo-2020 [unlimitedphoto.org]
2️⃣Jury Choice Award in IRIS 3rd All India Digital Salon-2020 [irisphotofoundation.com]
3️⃣Honorable Mention in Sport Photography Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020 [bit.ly/2FkpzKz]
Horse Tales
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Horse Tales
Palavakkam Beach
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/500Sec-f/3.5-ISO2500-18mm-15Jun2019-05:24:42

As the sky was beginning to light up, the horse and his rider came to the beach to exercise and stretch. What an amazing partnership they had! The horse used his rider as the anchor while he ran in circles and the rider used the horse as a balance. Who do you share such a perfect relationship with?

1️⃣Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on Jul-20, 2019
2️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Volume 29-August2019 along with his profile picture as contributor. It was also selected as TOP10 of their July-2019 contest [bit.ly/32AldFW].
3️⃣TOP10 of July-2019 Contest organised by of Chiiz.com [bit.ly/32AldFW]
4️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Jul2020 [40th issue].
5️⃣Won 2nd place in Blue Sky Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020.
Homeless Home
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Homeless Home
Parry’s Corner
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/8-ISO320-18mm-15Jun2019-07:39:55

They had many the luxuries a man longs for, a TV to be entertained, a cooler to keep the Chennai heat away, an washing machine, a sofa and a bed to lounge around in... what they did not have though was a basic need, a roof over their head. They adjusted to the stench of the open road and made it their homeless home. They were making the most of their “wants” while they struggle to have their “needs” met.

1️⃣Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on 21st Mar, 2020 but they have mentioned someone else’s name instead of Udayan Sankar Pal 🙁
2️⃣Won 2nd award in SSS-First Inter-Club Contest-2021 (Environmantel Portrait).
Coming home
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Coming home
Uthandi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/180Sec-f/8-ISO200-18mm-14Jul2019-06:39:58

As Sunday dawns, the fishermen bring their haul of fish back from the deep sea in the hope that the waiting customers will like the fresh catch and pay them a handsome price for it. Coming home with a haul of fish is a welcome sight on Sundays for both buyers and sellers as its meant for family, food and rest.

1️⃣This is one of the three images of Udayan which were the part of Ode To Water-A photography exhibition in Chennai to celebrate the world photography day in 2019 organized by Light & Life Academy.
2️⃣Featured in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Sep2019 issue as Picture Post.
3️⃣diyasha.com used it as their website cover photo for their Tamilnadu 1st National Salon-2020. They have also used this photograph in FB Adv to promote this salon.
High Jump
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High Jump
Palavakkam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
1/320Sec-f/4-ISO100-70mm-30Jun2019-8:49:44

They just finished Sunday morning session of football coaching and wanted a way to release all their pent up energy. A fantastic way of doing that was to challenge each other in simple physical games like this high jump over a friend. Don’t you wish you could be a child again?

1️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Best Photo of the Week) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 18Jul2019. Link: bit.ly/2Yfs8Fo
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on July-29, 2019.
3️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Playing around) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 30Jul2019. Link: bit.ly/2SZjkyJ
4️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
5️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
6️⃣Awarded Best of Child Study Medal in Ratlam Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
7️⃣Featured in double spread at smart Photography-September2019 issue as Photo of the Month.
8️⃣2nd Runner-up of August-2019 Contest organised by of Chiiz.com [bit.ly/2MHE3W5]
9️⃣Selected as worldphotographersclub.com Editor’s Choice in December 2019 & featured on their FB Cover as Photo of The Week in the 2nd week of December 2019 [bit.ly/2qFLJA4]
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a BPS Diploma in WPG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded an ISF HM in Delhi Judging of WPAI Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a WPAI CM in Udaipur Judging of WPAI Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded an ISF HM in 17th Tribute To Colour 2020 Judging of 12th Holland International Image Circuit -2020 [hollandcircuit.nl]
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Play-2020 [photoclubkumanovo.com/play]
1️⃣5️⃣One of the winners of the International Photography Exhibition titled “24 Snapshots of Bikes/The Bicycle and Mankind” organised by The Cultural Association Aeneis 2000 in 2020. [bit.ly/3bdYZwK]
1️⃣6️⃣2nd runner-up in Chiiz Click August 2019 Photography Contest.
Comfortable Conversations
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Comfortable Conversations
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/40Sec-f/11-ISO100-20mm-8Aug2019-8:47:04

“Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and habits.”~Theodore Zeldin
Little Gangsters
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Little Gangsters
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-24mm-19Oct2019-8:55:05

It seemed like these two kids ruled the sleepy fishing village in Chennai. Between their naughty smiles and excited giggles, they asked me to click a picture of their friendship. I happily obliged!

1️⃣Accepted in 18 Percent Gray International Exhibition-2019 [exhibition.18gray.com] & featured in their eCatalog.
2️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Lily Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
3️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Feb2020 along with his profile picture as contributor.
Jallikattu-IV
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Madurai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/250Sec-f/9-ISO100-70mm-16Jan2019-9:42:04

1️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in PM Judging of Hello World Circuit-2020 [vividsalon.in]
2️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-April2020 [Vol37] along with his profile picture as contributor.
3️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze in Panoramic Art Judging of APA Circuit-2020 [apaphoto.in]
4️⃣Awarded a APA Gold in Light Line Judging of APA Circuit-2020 [apaphoto.in]
5️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in LAV Judging of ASA National Circuit-2020 [asasalon.in]
6️⃣Awarded a HM in 1st Lensnlife National Salon-2020 [lensnlife.in]
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Madurai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/100Sec-f/5-ISO100-70mm-16Jan2020-16:00:05

1️⃣Received Chairman Choice Award in Kolkata Shadow Lines 1st National Salon-2020 [kolkatashadowlines.in]
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Madurai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-200mm-17Jan2020-11:43:12

A traditional yet controversial practice, Jallikattu is an experience that one does not forget ever. The adrenaline of both man and bull reach a frenzy as participants attempt to grab the large hump on the bull’s back with both arms and hang on to it while the bull attempts to escape and run back to its owner. The owner of the bull has as much stake in this event as the men who try to stop the bull. The question on everyone’s mind is, will the participant be able to stop the raging bull or will the owner be able to draw it towards the finish line first. A platform for the display of bravery and skill, Jallikattu is a tradition that many practice in Tamil Nadu as part of the annual harvest festival called Pongal.
Will you be willing to take on the raging bull to prove your bravery?

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-May2020 [38th issue].
Kasimedu-I
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Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-26mm-2Feb2020-9:46:56

The slit of sunlight gave this scene a positive interpretation as if the fisherman was walking towards a bigger haul of fishes to sell and a brighter future at Kasimedu Fishing Harbour in Chennai.

1️⃣Won 1st Prize in Street Category of Shoot Madras-2020 Photo Contest organized by Photographic Society of Madaras on the occasion of Madras Day. The Prize is INR.1K & a certificate!
2️⃣Featured on a poster by YPS for his presented his images of Kasimedu via FB Live on 30th Aug 2020. It is also featured on their monthly magazine Drshti-Sep2020 issue.
3️⃣Awarded a BSP Ribbon in BSP Jalpaiguri National Salon-2020 (bspjalpaiguri.in)
Chettipunniyam
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Chettipunniyam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/100Sec-f/18-ISO100-22mm-15Mar2020-7:42:18

Winding village roads weave through idyllic villages barren of summer crops just after harvest season. This moment captured in Chettipunniyam felt surreal and hopeful at the same time... surreal because of the hazy barren landscape and hopeful because of the young boy’s energy and speed as he rode his cycle past me.

1️⃣Awarded a CIP HM Ribbon in MPC International Circuit-2020 [onlinempc.org]
2️⃣Used as the cover photo of Chennai International Salon-2021 (diyasha.com)
Spiral
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Perungudi
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-70mm-20Jul2020-18:39:52

The spiral staircase unfurled revealing a path that could help him soar with the eagle or bring him down to earth.He chose instead to stop and stare.

1️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in Asansol International Salon-2020 [asansolphotographicsociety.org]
2️⃣Won a HM in Quantic Awards-2020 [agilefoto.com]
3️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Monteverdi-2020 (unlimitedphoto.org)
4️⃣HM Award in Tuscany Photo Awards-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
5️⃣Awaerded a FIP Ribbon in Vadodara Art Foundation of Trinity National Circuit-2020 [trinityphotographycircuit.in]
6️⃣Awarded a HPS Ribbon in Aegean-Man and Sea-2020 [theiaap.com/aegean]
7️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Dec2020.
8️⃣Awarded a GNG Gold in Pinhole Judging of Imagix-2020 (imagixcircuit.in)
9️⃣Awarded a Bronze Medal in IPF judging of Royal Circuit-2020 (royalcircuit.in)
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a CM in Sonar Bangla International Print Salon-2020.
1️⃣1️⃣Winner of Chiiz Click-October-2020
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a IUP Bronze in Romania judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a IAAP Gold in Photo EXPO-2021 (photoexpo.me)
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a KSL Silver in Judgig-1 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)
1️⃣5️⃣Mombasa Diploma in MOMBASA-2021 (aap-photo.com/mombasa)
1️⃣6️⃣FIP Ribbon in IRIS 4th National-2021 (irisphotofoundation.com)
1️⃣7️⃣Won 2nd Place in Photography Contest organized by Assam Down Town University in 2021 (instagram.com/p/CQBXqdxBUm3)
The Red Chair
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KannagiNagar
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2500Sec-f/2.8-ISO250-30mm-29Aug2020-9:25:56

The drudgery of daily work for the man and an interesting play of colours and patterns for me.

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Dec2020.
Smile
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Smile
KannagiNagar
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-29mm-29Aug2020-9:08:38

When a small boy just bought a chilled bottle of his favourite cold drink, it made him very happy. I saw him skip and dance in happiness clutching his cherished bottle and that brought a smile to my face.
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Friendship
KannagiNagar
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/800Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-29Aug2020-8:56:41

I saw two friends who challenged but also took care of each other in this image reminding me of younger carefree days when I was willing to take uncalculated risks myself because I knew I had a friend always around me telling when I was too close to falling off.

1️⃣Aawrded a PSA-Met Bronze in 5th Metropolitan International-2020 [psa-met.com or theiaap.com/metropolitan]
2️⃣Won 1st place in the monthly contest organized by The Creative Eye in Sep2020.
3️⃣Awarded a PP Diploma in PATHSHALA 2nd NATIONAL Salon 2020 [photographypathshala.com]
4️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
5️⃣3rd Place Winner of World Mental Health Day Photography Contest-2020 Organized by sangath.in & received INR1K as cash prize.
6️⃣Awarded a Tilted Rays Gold in Tilted Rays National Salon-2020 [tiltedrays.in]
7️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in Salon de Bagnols of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
8️⃣Awarded a FDT Gold in Salon de Legé of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
9️⃣Awarded a FDT Bronze in Salon de Saint Aignan de Cramesnil of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Salon de Saint Martin de Crau of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded Best Story Telling Medal in JCM Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in NVPC Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣3️⃣TOP5 in Light Reading Photography Contest-2020
Break
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Perungudi
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO100-70mm-6Sep2020-7:21:57

Two labourers working at a construction site building a new water tank wanted to escape the searing heat in Chennai for a few minutes as they took a break. They found the perfect spot, 6 stories high on a ledge of the same water tank away from the blistering heat and the back-breaking work. I was captivated by their relaxed body language as they hung so high above the ground sharing a moment of peace and friendship against the maze of the supporting pillars and ledges of the water tank.

1️⃣Awarded a PMP Gold in GreenGo Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
2️⃣Awarded a HM in Golden Sands of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
3️⃣Awarded a NFFF HM in 3rd Fjord-Berger-2020 [fjord-bergen.no]
4️⃣Featured in double spread at smart Photography-November2019 issue as Photo of the Month.
5️⃣Selected as the Honourable Mention in the “Urban Pattern” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & published in the Nov 2020 issue.
6️⃣Awarded a Diyasha Gold in Tamilnadu National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
7️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Dec2020.
8️⃣Won Honourable Mention in Frame In A Frame Photography Competition organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020 (bit.ly/37oBimJ)
9️⃣Awarded a FIAP Ribbon in Salon de Legé of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded an APS Gold in Newcastle Judging of Lake Macquarie International Circuit-2020 (lakemacint.myphotoclub.com.au)
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a CM in JCM Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in BPS Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a JCM Gold in NVPC Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣4️⃣Judges Choice Award in PSA China Special Theme-2020 (salon.psachina.org)
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a DPA Bronze as Jury Choice in 88th Wilmington International-2021 (wilmingtoninternational.org)
1️⃣6️⃣FIAP Ribbon in Remstal Judging of GIP Circuit-2021 (germanphotocup.de)
1️⃣7️⃣Runner-up in MAHAKSH-2021 Photography Contest organized by DrDY Patil/RAIT Kalaraag & the prize is INR2K (raitkalaraag.in/mahaksh)
1️⃣8️⃣SSP Ribbon in Serendipity Photo Awards-2021 (sspfoto.com)
1️⃣9️⃣FIP Ribbon in 3rd Indian Viewfinder International-2021 (fip.org.in)
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Street-I
Perungudi
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/100Sec-f/3.2-ISO100-50mm-15Aug2020-6:15:09
Old Captain
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-16mm-19Oct2019-7:03:45

1️⃣Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on December-8, 2019.
2️⃣Won Honourable Mention in Photo of The Year-2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com [bit.ly/37vBs9p]
3️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in Bristol Salon of Photography-2020 [bristolphoto.org.uk]
4️⃣Jury Choice award in Laljal Judging of Laljal Circuit-2019 [jgpclub.in]
5️⃣Awarded a HM in Round-2 of PSA PID Individual Portrait Competition-2021
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A rainy day
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-16mm-17Oct2020-8:05:18

1️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in VII FAF Internationa-2020 [faf-internacional.com]
2️⃣Printed double spread in Smart Photography-Jan2021 issue.
3️⃣Awarded a HM in SSS Members Contest in 2020 (sillesanat.com)
4️⃣Awarded a NY Art Bureau Ribbon in Brooklyn-2020 (nycexhibition.com)
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A woman of many parts
Tamilnadu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/2000Sec-f/8-ISO640-88mm-13Dec2020-8:12:52
Into the light
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Into the light
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-70mm-20Nov2020-8:19:17

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Mar2021.
Jumping for joy
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Jumping for joy
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2500Sec-f/8-ISO1600-35mm-17Oct2020-8:43:28
Lake Kumizhi
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Lake Kumizhi
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/400Sec-f/8-ISO400-24mm-6Dec2020-8:55:46
Mother Hen
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Mother Hen
Mahabalipuram
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/40Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-35mm-18Oct2020-6:48:02

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Mar2021.
Washing up
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Washing up
Tamilnadu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/11-ISO100-16mm-6Dec2020-10:26:59
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Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/100Sec-f/8-ISO800-35mm-21Mar2013-06:39:01

Bowling is the act of propelling the ball with a straight arm towards the batsmans wicket. This young paper boy was perhaps practicing his bowling, albeit with the morning newspaper! Its the technique that counts after all, not what you practice with or where... Udayan was “Bowled over!“ by the dedication of this paper boy.

1️⃣Published in the NationalGeographic website (ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Apr-02, 2013 (week 1) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Published in Kamal Camera at Suppli (supplementary of Sakalbela, a Bengali News Paper, published from Kolkata) on 25th Mar 2013. This News Paper is also available online at sakalbela.com
3️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 25 Mar 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
4️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
5️⃣Udayan was featured in Sunday Magazine (06 Apr-2014 issue) of Namaste Telangana, a Leading News Paper published from Hyderabad. It was one of the images that published in that article. This magazine is also available online at epaper.namasthetelangaana.com
6️⃣Got a recommendation as Timely Clicks in India Film Project (indiafilmproject.co) Photography Contest-2014 (Subject-The Hero) and received a special print of this image from inkrasa.com
7️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
8️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
9️⃣One of the diamond winners of Newspapers challenge (Sep29 to Oct05, 2014) at Twice A Week-Photography Challenges FB page. It was also featured as their cover image.
1️⃣0️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 7th June 2015.
1️⃣1️⃣Winner of the Photography Society of Tripura Weekly Contest in July 2015 (fb/groups/Photographycluboftripura) & theme was Morning Activity.
1️⃣2️⃣Selected as one of the Best Entries of Street Photography Contest-2015 of photofie.com & shared on their FB page.
1️⃣3️⃣Accepted in Square 2015, the print salon organized by Photographic Society of Oman and featured on their eCatalog.
1️⃣4️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
1️⃣5️⃣One of the winners [3rd week of July 2016] of Orange Photography [FB Group] Online Challenge. [goo.gl/C0slOZ]
1️⃣6️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Nov-16, 2016
1️⃣7️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. B&W version of this image is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded FIAP HM in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Arno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
1️⃣9️⃣It has been adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCActionWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in August 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/JyYzL7]
2️⃣0️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
2️⃣1️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Morning) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 6th February 2018. Link: goo.gl/d2zYEz
2️⃣2️⃣It was one of the TOP10 of Street Photography Contest organised by chiiz.com in 2018 [Link: goo.gl/Ug5Tpy].
2️⃣3️⃣It was one of the winners of the 7th International Photography Exhibition titled “24 Snapshots of Bikes/The Bicycle and Mankind” organised by The Cultural Association Aeneis 2000 and displayed in May2018 in an exhibition at the former Dominican Cloister of San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi Province of Italy). This competition was part of the international programme of events named “Full Bike Day: The Bicycle in all its Artistic Forms” and in other national and international locations. The event is sponsored by the Department for Infrastructure and Mobiliy of the Region of Puglia (Italy). This image is also received the special mention as the only award of this contest. Link: goo.gl/MgR7xk & goo.gl/EnT5L2. It was also featured in “La Gazzetta del Mezzoggiorno” on 25th May 2018 & in “Agenda Brindisia” on 8th June 2018, both are Newspapers of Italy & this image was featured in them as a part of an article on this exhibition.
2️⃣4️⃣Received an Honorable Mention in Tell Me Your Story contest organized by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018 and received a photo book by Mustafa Eser as prize. Another two images titled Worlds apart & Innocent peddler of death also accepted in this contest. Link: goo.gl/e2Az4P & goo.gl/n8okSY
2️⃣5️⃣Accepted in 1st FIP Grand International Print Salon 2018 [fip.org.in] and featured in the Salon eCatalog.
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in Mersin Metropolitan Municipality-International Photography Contest-2018 and featured on their website [goo.gl/Jm2jV2].
2️⃣7️⃣This is one of the two images that has been selected for ANTARAGNI2018 Photography Contest & Exhibition organized by IIT-Kanpur & Chiiz Magazine.
2️⃣8️⃣Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGS Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
2️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
3️⃣0️⃣FIAP Gold from 5th PANNONIA REFLECTIONS 2018. It was also featured on their website and printed catalog. [pannonia.si]
3️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Master of Light Silver Medal in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
3️⃣2️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold Medal in Grand Photo Salon RIVNE-2019 [grandphotosalon.com.ua]. It is also featured in their website under awarded images.
3️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com] and featured under result page & eCatalog.
3️⃣4️⃣Awarded a HM in Gran Print International Photography Circuit 2019-Tiziano Judging. [granprint.it]. It was also featured on their website under awarded images and in the salon e-Catalog.
3️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
3️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Photography Pathshala HM Ribbon in Rainbow 3rd International Circuit 2019 of Photography Pathshala Judging [rainbowcircuit.org]
3️⃣7️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
3️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Photo-World Certificate of Merit in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
3️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
4️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Photo club Infinity Gold Medal in Panorama-2019 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded a PSA Bronze Medal in the 20th Macao International Salon of Photography 2019 [salon.psm.org]
4️⃣2️⃣Asia Pacific Region Winner of CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year-2019. Prize is a Coffee Table Book with all the winning images and gifts of my choice worth USD1000 from bestbuy.com with paid custom duty & shipping!
4️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in FFPC Judging of Vintage International Circuit-2019 [vintagecircuit.in]
4️⃣4️⃣Honorable Mention from Monovision Photography Awards-2019 [monovisionsawards.com]
4️⃣5️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
4️⃣6️⃣Winner [Crowd 1st] of Newspaper Challenge organized by photocrowd.com in 2019. [bit.ly/2Kszywa]
4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
4️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
4️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
5️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in World Eco Photo-2019 [worldecophoto.ru]
5️⃣1️⃣Used in a poster of 6th Edition of Pannonia Reflections-2019 International Salon of Photography and featured in their website at pannonia.si and on their fb page cover [bit.ly/pannoniareflection]
5️⃣2️⃣Awarded a f2 Bronze medal in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
5️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FCHF Gold Medal in Salon Concepcion-Chile Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
5️⃣4️⃣Awarded a GAP Bronze Medal in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
5️⃣5️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Throw Away Shot) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 8Oct2019. However it was disqualified later as one of the rules says images taken after 2013 are eligible. Link: bit.ly/2B2npd5
5️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
5️⃣7️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in 5th Wojnicz International Salon of Photography-2019 [salon.fotum.org]. Later it was used as one of the cover photographs of their 6th edition website.
5️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Award in Europa Judging of 5th NEW Bi-Continental Photo Circuit-2019 [newphotocircuit.com]
5️⃣9️⃣Won Chairman Choice Award in Pinhole 1st National Circuit-2019 [pinhole.in]
6️⃣0️⃣Awarded a BPS Diploma in PPS Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣1️⃣Awarded a NAPSL Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣2️⃣Awarded a WPG Diploma in BPS Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣3️⃣Awarded an Obscura Gold Medal in Judging-II of Obscura-2019 [obscuraexhibition.in]
6️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Dewas Judging of WPAI Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Lotus Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
6️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Club Silver in Lily Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
6️⃣7️⃣Selected for 3rd Polyphony International Photo Festival-2019. [bit.ly/2RbJzRM]
6️⃣8️⃣Awarded a SAS Gold in SAS 1st National Salon-2020 [sassalon.in]
6️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Salon Silver Medal in 1st International Photo Exhibition Narikala 2019 [photo-forum.eu]
7️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze Medal in 1st KMPS National Salon-2020 [kmps.in]
7️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 13th NBPC International Salon-2020 [nbpcraiganj.org]
7️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 1st LPS National Salon-2020 [lightpainterssociety.in]
7️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in 4th International Contest Unlimited Photo-2020 [unlimitedphoto.org]
7️⃣4️⃣Selected for 4th IMAGINEA-The Balurghat Photo Festival-2020 [fb/ddfpc17]
7️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PAGB Gold in Bristol Salon of Photography-2020 [bristolphoto.org.uk]
7️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in PM Judging of Hello World Circuit-2020 [vividsalon.in]
7️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in MP Judging of Hello World Circuit-2020 [vividsalon.in]
7️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Montage’20 Photography Contest organized by Jadavpur University Photography Club [jupc.in]. Link: bit.ly/2HR1iKd
7️⃣9️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in Santorini Judging of 8th Greek Circuit-2020 [greekcircuit.com]
8️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze in PSS Judging of Golden Light National Circuit-2020 [goldenlight.org.in]
8️⃣1️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in Bangladesh International Photo Awards-2020 [agilefoto.com]
8️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Bronze Medal in Judging-III of Expression National Circuit-2020 [expressioncircuit.in]
8️⃣3️⃣Won a Chairman Choice Award in Ujaan 2nd National Salon-2020 [ujaanclub.in]
8️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in Judging-1 of SHADOW 1st national circuit-2020 [shadowcircuit.in]
8️⃣5️⃣Awarded a FIP Silver Medal in Judging-2 of SHADOW 1st national circuit-2020 [shadowcircuit.in]
8️⃣6️⃣Awarded a SAS Gold Medal in Judging-3 of SHADOW 1st national circuit-2020 [shadowcircuit.in]
8️⃣7️⃣Awarded a IAAP Ribbon in Play-2020 [photoclubkumanovo.com/play]
8️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in Baden-Württemberg Judging of German International PhotoCup-2020 [germanphotocup.de]
8️⃣9️⃣Awarded a GIP Medal in Hessen Judging of German International PhotoCup-2020 [germanphotocup.de]
9️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in IPCS 1st National Salon-2020 [ipcsclub.in]
9️⃣1️⃣Awarded a PMP Gold Medal in GNG Judging of ASA National Circuit-2020 [asasalon.in]
9️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in Shutter Speed International Salon-2020 [sclub.in]
9️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon Ribbon in New York-Manhattan 2020 International Photography Festival [nycexhibition.com]
9️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Merit Medal in Focus International Salon-2020 [focusphoto.in]
9️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in IPA 5th Anniversary Photo Contest-2020 [ipaphotography.in]
9️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in Kolkata Shadow Lines 1st National Salon-2020 [kolkatashadowlines.in]
9️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in PHOTOQUEST-2020 [lenscript.in]
9️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in APA-Burdwan Judging of Beautiful Life-2020 [singursalon.com]
9️⃣9️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in ASA-Odisha Judging of Beautiful Life-2020 [singursalon.com]
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Lenscript ronze in Lenscript International Salon-2020 [lenscript.in]
1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in CIDPC-2020 [cps-cidpc.com]
1️⃣0️⃣2️⃣Awarded a IAAP Gold in Kobuleti Photo Fest-2020 [kobuletiphotofest.info]
1️⃣0️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze in Seen Shot Society National Contest-2020 [seenshotsociety.com]
1️⃣0️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in Alokechitri Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
1️⃣0️⃣5️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in FotoFeed Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
1️⃣0️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Saints in Need-2020 [friendsforum.club]
1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Illusion-2020 [photogroup8.com/illusion]
1️⃣0️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Jury Diploma in 7th International Photo Salon PLOVDIV-2020 [photosalon-plovdiv.com]
1️⃣0️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Salon Gold in APJ 1st International Salon-2020 [onlinejsp.com]
1️⃣1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a IVAF Spcl Mention Award in 2nd IVAF National Salon-2020 [ivaf.in]
1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Bengal Clickers National-2020 [bengalclickers.in]
1️⃣1️⃣2️⃣awarded a FIP HM in Glaze National Print Salon-2020 [glaze2020.in]
1️⃣1️⃣3️⃣PHA Merit Award from PHA International Circuit-2020 [photohunters.in]
1️⃣1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in FotoArt 2nd National Salon-2020 [fotoartsociety.com]
1️⃣1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA HM in Elema Judging of Macedonia Circuit-2020 [exhibitions.photo]
1️⃣1️⃣6️⃣Judges Choice Award in Odessos-2020 [ophoto.org]
1️⃣1️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Salon Bronze in PETRUS-2020 [photogroupartteam.com]
1️⃣1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a GNG Bronze in KaalBoishakhi-2020 [kaalboisakhi.in]
1️⃣1️⃣9️⃣Won 1st Prize in World Photography Day Contest-2020 organzided by Photo Phactory with Cash award of INR.500/- [bit.ly/33GUNE8]
1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a CFU Gold in Sunflower-2020 [sunflower.photosalon.cz]
1️⃣2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in POKROVA-2020 [c70.startphotocontest.com]
1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣Awarded an APU HM in Sandven Image House Judging in Chrysalis Photo Circuit-2020 [drcipa.com]
1️⃣2️⃣4️⃣UPAB Judge’s Choice Award in Thimpu Judging of Bhutan International Circuit-2020 [upabhutan.com]
1️⃣2️⃣5️⃣Awarded a FIAP Blue Ribbon in Ulcinj Judging of Photo Click Circuit-2020 [click.photofenix.com]
1️⃣2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Blackhole Silver in Pinhole Judging of Blackhole National Circuit-2020 [photonet.in/blackhole]
1️⃣2️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in El Argentino-2020 [salon-el-argentino.com.ar]
1️⃣2️⃣8️⃣Awarded a PSA Best of the Show Gold Medal in Whispering Palms of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
1️⃣2️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Judges Choice Medal in Golden Sands of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
1️⃣3️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FSS Praise in Paracin Judging of Child-2020 [photoclub202.com]
1️⃣3️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIAP gold in Spain Judging of Intercontinental Ciorcuit-2020 [intercontinentalcircuit.com]
1️⃣3️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in Photo Contest Bulgaria-2020 [photocontestbg.org]
1️⃣3️⃣3️⃣Awarded City of Bardejov Grand Prix in 9th Bardaf International Exhibition-Gabriel Grund Memorial-2020 [fotoclubbardafbardejov.sk/international/]
1️⃣3️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Montenegro Judging of Shadow Hunter Circuit 2020 [shadowhunter.me]
1️⃣3️⃣5️⃣Awarded a GNG Gold in NARIKALA-2020 [photo-forum.eu]
1️⃣3️⃣6️⃣Awarded a SAS CM in Salon-2 of WINSTAGE National Circuit-2020 [galaxyartsociety.in]
1️⃣3️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in RANZI of 7th Western Liguria Circuit-2020 [fotoponenteligure.it]
1️⃣3️⃣8️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Finnish Judging of 5th Nordic Circuit-2020 [nordic.photo]
1️⃣3️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Swedish Judging of 5th Nordic Circuit-2020 [nordic.photo]
1️⃣4️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in Interfotoklub Vsetin-2020 [interfotoklub.cz]
1️⃣4️⃣1️⃣Won a HM ribbon in Round-1 of PSA InterClub-2020. Udayan participated with New View Photography Club.
1️⃣4️⃣2️⃣Awarded a CIEP HM in 5th CAMPINA-2020 [campinaexhibitions.net]
1️⃣4️⃣3️⃣Awarded an APNA gold in Objective International Salon-2020 [objective.photoapricot.com]
1️⃣4️⃣4️⃣Awarded a SoL Silver in Spectator of Light-2020 [solclub.in]
1️⃣4️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Illusion-2020 (photogroup8.com/illusion)
1️⃣4️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FDT Bronze in Salon de Bagnols of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
1️⃣4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Salon de Saint Martin de Crau of French Digital Tour-2020 (frenchdigitaltour.org)
1️⃣4️⃣8️⃣Awarded a CM in PPG Judging of F-Stop National circuit-2020 (f-stop.in)
1️⃣4️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in PMP Judging of Imagix-2020 (imagixcircuit.in)
1️⃣5️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Judges Choice Medal in Newcastle Judging of Lake Macquarie International Circuit-2020 (lakemacint.myphotoclub.com.au)
1️⃣5️⃣1️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in Kotor Judging of FKNS Winter Circuit-2020 (fkns.rs)
1️⃣5️⃣2️⃣Awarded a CM in BPS Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣5️⃣3️⃣Awarded a PAC HM Medal in Exposure-2020 (onlinepac.org)
1️⃣5️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP HM in First Light International-2020 (firstlightsalon.in)
1️⃣5️⃣5️⃣Awarded a IUP Diploma in Serbia judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
1️⃣5️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Silver Medal in India judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
1️⃣5️⃣7️⃣Won a salon gold in Image Solution National Salon-2021 (imagesolution.org.in)
1️⃣5️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Salon Bronze in 5th Mahfuz Ullah Memorial International-2021 (mmsalon.net)
1️⃣5️⃣9️⃣Awarded a SSS Silver in Judging-3 of LensPic-2021 (seenshotsociety.com)
1️⃣6️⃣0️⃣Awarded a SSS Ribbon in Judging-2 of LensPic-2021 (seenshotsociety.com)
1️⃣6️⃣1️⃣Awarded a DPA Silver in 88th Wilmington International-2021 (wilmingtoninternational.org)
1️⃣6️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FSS Bronze in Photo EXPO-2021 (photoexpo.me)
1️⃣6️⃣3️⃣awarded a CAPS eCertificate in Artist Archive Photo Awards-2021 (clickartphoto.com)
1️⃣6️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice ISF Diploma in Senesi Judging of Chianti Roads-2021 (photocontestclub.org)
1️⃣6️⃣5️⃣FIAP Ribbon in MOMENTS-2021 (moments.photofenix.com)
1️⃣6️⃣6️⃣IPE HM eCertificate in Judging-2 of IPE Worldwide Circuit-2021 (ipecircuits.com)
1️⃣6️⃣7️⃣PSA Gold in Judging-3 of IPE Worldwide Circuit-2021 (ipecircuits.com)
1️⃣6️⃣8️⃣F2 Digital HM in F2 Cities-2021 (f2sociedadfotografica.com)
1️⃣6️⃣9️⃣Featured on a poster of 8th Spring Fotosalon Bardaf-2021.
1️⃣7️⃣0️⃣Salon HM in Mystic-2021 (photobalkan.com/6th-exhibition-mystic-2021)
1️⃣7️⃣1️⃣Salon Silver in Photo Safari-2021 (photosafari.site)
1️⃣7️⃣2️⃣SSP Bronze in Serendipity Photo Awards-2021 (sspfoto.com)
1️⃣7️⃣3️⃣CM in Judging-1 of Fidelity Circuit-2021 (clickerzcommunity.in)
1️⃣7️⃣4️⃣Club Gold in Judging-2 of Fidelity Circuit-2021 (clickerzcommunity.in)
1️⃣7️⃣5️⃣HM in Judging-3 of Fidelity Circuit-2021 (clickerzcommunity.in)
1️⃣7️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIP Gold in Judgig-3 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)
1️⃣7️⃣7️⃣PSA Gold in The Artsy Lens Awards-2021 (clickartphoto.com)
1️⃣7️⃣8️⃣Jury Choice HPS Ribbon in 4th Athens Grand HPS Salon-2021 (theiaap.com/hps)
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In-House Mechanic
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/30Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-25mm-9Jul2018-12:28:05

Udayan’s three year old son decided it was time to sneakily service the cycle that held his fascination for so long without his fathers knowledge just before bath time so he could wash away any grease later. Just as he climbed his cycle to service daddy’s cycle, little Ujan realized that he had left the spanner and degreaser spray behind. Udayan got this candid shot of his in-house mechanic in action.

1️⃣It has been selected as Eyewin Photo of the Day [eyewinawards.com] on 16th July 2018. Link: goo.gl/wxVYjh
Best Buddy!
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Best Buddy!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/250Sec-f/1.4-ISO4000-50mm-21Jul2013-19:57:59

He was brought home when he was about 1 month old and as soon as he met Udayans 1 year old Daschund, Tobo, he chased after him. Thus he was named Gunda, the bossy ringmaster to the entire household. Gunda finds it hard to keep still, more so when there is food around. He is Udayans shadow, following him all day long or should we say Udayan is Gundas shadow? They are like two sides of the same coin. Inseparable best buddies.

1️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. It was also used in content index page. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
2️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan. Hydersbad Times, the city supplimentary of Times of India published images of the exhibition gathering on 2nd May 2014 where a frame of this picture visible.
3️⃣DogsAndPups Magazine shared this image in 2015 on their fb page to run a contest.
4️⃣Won a contest run by Royal Canin in January 2015 in DogsAndPups magazine & won a Dog Encyclopedia.
5️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015.
6️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Pet) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Oct2015.
7️⃣Featured in an article on 50mm Lens that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ t2whMx
8️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Dog] & it was shared on the cover for a week in February 2017. [Link: goo.gl/SksT9L]
9️⃣Udayan received a beautiful photo stand for participating with this image in Royal Canin Calander-2017 Photo Contest.
1️⃣0️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Super fast lenses) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 5th June 2017. Link: goo.gl/vbmTpW
1️⃣1️⃣Jointly 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Animal in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in August2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/t1sNwy].
1️⃣2️⃣eatured on the winning page of I Love My Dog contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/zNvvoE
1️⃣3️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in Pet Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/iv9RWh
Playtime
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GreenPeace-Willowbrook
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/400Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-200mm-8Aug2020-15:31:54

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on August-15, 2020.
2️⃣Featured in double spread at smart Photography-September2019 issue as Photo of the Month.
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Chowpatty Beach
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
30Sec-f/22-ISO100-18mm-19Jan2018-18:46:49

You can take the Boy out of Bombay, But you can’t take Bombay out of the boy you know. ~ Salman Rushdie

1️⃣It was featured in the April2018 AvTvISO Monthly Photography Contest [www.AvTvISO.com].
2️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 11th May 2018 and featured on their website as cover image and later in June2018, it was featured in their blog as one of the “Top 24 Pictures from May-2018 Photo contest”. Link: goo.gl/2deVyY
3️⃣One of the two images of Udayan which were part of the Coups de Coeur organized by wipplay.com as part of the screening of the Indian Photography Festival in Hyderabad happened September/October-2018.
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CST
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
6Sec-f/16-ISO100-24mm-20Jan2018-22:38:23

A brightly lit Chhatrapati Shivaji Railway Station popularly called as the Victoria Terminus is the perfect gateway to a million people who come to Mumbai everyday with dreams in their eyes and hope in their heart of a richer, better, busier, brighter... glitzier future.

1️⃣It was selected as #HallaDailySnap on 11th April 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
2️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 11th April 2018.
3️⃣It has been featured in a Halla.in blog titled Last Month in Popular: Top 21 Picture of April2018 Photo Contest. Link: goo.gl/phWna1
4️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Jul 2018 issue.
5️⃣Accepted in 1st FIP Grand International Print Salon 2018 [fip.org.in] and featured in the Salon eCatalog.
6️⃣July2018 Monthly Travel Photography Contest Winner of travup.in and prize was a cash award of INR.3000/-
7️⃣Printed in double spread at Journal section of Lonely Planet India Magazine-Dec2018 issue. They have made a poster with this image and featured on their social media twice.
8️⃣Selected as photo of the month in November 2018 and featured in their website at creationearth.com [Link: goo.gl/q8x9ho]
9️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in “Long Exposure” Photography Contest in 2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com
1️⃣0️⃣Featured in Sep2019 NewsLetter of thephotographicangle.co.uk
1️⃣1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Aug2020 [41th issue].
1️⃣2️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
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Bandra Bandstand
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
30Sec-f/22-ISO640-35mm-20Jan2018-20:11:21

Mumbai has been described as the city of dreams, a melting pot of cultures, of real and reel, of large and small… a city of stark contrasts. In the heart of the city is this majestic Bandra Worli Sea-link, a lifeline connecting the two halves of Mumbai. As it stretches out into the night, one cant’s stop but begin to love the thrill that is Mumbai!

1️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 16th March 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
2️⃣Selected as the winner of Daily Snap Photography Contest-March2018 organised by halla.in and it was featured on the cover of their social media for a month. [Link: goo.gl/wJrCxY]. It is also featured in a blog post on their website as “30 Most Popular Images of March 2018”. Link: goo.gl/ZouYF1
3️⃣Awarded ICS Honourable Mention in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
4️⃣Awarded a HM in Night Photography Contest organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2019 [bit.ly/37ruoLE]
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Thiksey Monastry
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/50Sec-f/7.1-ISO800-135mm-2May2013-11:09:07

Buddhas all Seeing Eye captured at close range in Thiksey Monastry. Buddhism has penetrated Ladakhi and Tibetan culture since the 7th century AD. Buddhism is the way of life in Ladakh. Around 77% of the deeply religious population practices this faith.

1️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 20th June 2013. This image also shared on their facebook page. This was also published as news article at www.phuketnews.easybranches.com & www.holidayinnorthumberland.co.uk
2️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
3️⃣Used in 2014-LetsLeh Calender as cover image (Desktop as well as Wall Hanging format).
4️⃣Christopher Bergland, a world-class endurance athlete from New York used this image in two of his blog posts (psychologytoday.com/blog/the-athletes-way) without my consent & without a credit. Later he apologized for it & removed the image.
5️⃣Used in a post at awaken.com and they gave the credit after we asked for it.
6️⃣Used in the visiting card of Harish Bhargava, founder of LetsLeh.
7️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
8️⃣Used on an online advertisement for print sale at tadpolestore.com
9️⃣This is one of the 3 images that has been selected for “Peace at the frame” photography contest and exhibition organized by Indialogue Foundation (indialogue.in) at IQBALIA International School in Hyderabad from 22nd to 23rd Feb 2014. All 3 images were rewarded with a cash prize of INR 3000 each. All the images also published on their website.
1️⃣0️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift. This image was also used in contents index page.
1️⃣1️⃣LetsLeh, a dedicated Ladakh travel company used this image as profile pic in Aug 2014 on their fb page.
1️⃣2️⃣Peter S Lopez used this image in his blog (help-matrix.blogspot.in) without my consent & without a credit.
1️⃣3️⃣Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
1️⃣4️⃣Won 1st prize in the February-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (It was 50th contest, so theme was Golden) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
1️⃣5️⃣Exhibited & multiple prints sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Our Sacred Space on 3rd May and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake. This image is also used for the facebook event cover and a poster for Goethe-Zentrum show. It is used the cover image of the exhibition brochure as well. This image is also used in whatshot.in, a event listing website for Goethe-Zentrum Show.
1️⃣6️⃣Found unauthorized commercially used at vickyh.ch, a travel agency from Switzerland.
1️⃣7️⃣This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67467119).
1️⃣8️⃣Featured as the cover image in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Image Management: Part II that published on 4th Aug 2015.
1️⃣9️⃣Selected for #FlickrHeros Group (flickr.com/groups/flickrheroes) cover image by Flickr in Aug 2015.
2️⃣0️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 25th November 2015 as one of the nine selected images from Catchy Color Flickr Group, the weekly contest of flickr on a specific color each week and it was Golden in last week. It was also used as Cover Image of the blog post.
2️⃣1️⃣Featured in 2015 LetsLeh Calendar as cover image. It is also available to download at letsleh.com
2️⃣2️⃣Found unauthorized commercially used at globaldrift.com.au, a travel agency from Australia.
2️⃣3️⃣Won 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Yellow) of Lonely Planet: Photo Challenge in March 2016 & published in their blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) as winning image and received a Guide Book of my choice. [Link: goo.gl/S8xklm]
2️⃣4️⃣Stolen & used on the cover of a book by Tor0k Gyula, a renowned Hungarian writer & published by DigiBook (digi-book.hu). Here is the link: goo.gl/azKnbL
2️⃣5️⃣A religious guru named Ananda Coomaraswamy’s organization used Udayan’s image on their blog post without credit or permission at VK [vk.com/club70257426] in 2016, a popular social networking site in Russia & Europe.
2️⃣6️⃣This image featured on picssr.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/6OT1sG
2️⃣7️⃣Stolen & used on the cover of a book published by Hagios Press (hagiospress.com) in 2016 and written by Angela Long. Here are the two the links where this book is on sale: overstock.com [goo.gl/4uyqb5] and chapters.indigo.ca [https://goo.gl/JH8LXd]. Later they gave a compensation of 500 Canadian Dollar [INR.24,750/-]
2️⃣8️⃣Featured in an article on Image Management that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-January2017 issue [smileartbeats.com].
2️⃣9️⃣Jointly 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Yellow) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in February2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/Ju0G2H].
3️⃣0️⃣Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center in Texas, USA [ctbcc.com] used Udayan’s image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/yR5PMK].
3️⃣1️⃣liceu-aristotelico.blogspot.in used Udayan’s image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/c00Xr0].
3️⃣2️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
3️⃣3️⃣Selected as “Photo of the Week” and featured on FB Cover of Pioneer Paper Co [facebook.com/IdeasInfinite]. Link: goo.gl/Cs3cGi
3️⃣4️⃣Featured on download-wallpaper.net without his consent or credit. This is a website to download free wallpaper. Link: goo.gl/nSCqsp
3️⃣5️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Religion) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 20May2018. Link: goo.gl/UkXugZ
3️⃣6️⃣A France based travel agency Oasis Voyages [oasis-voyages.com] used this image to promote to their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/D99JP5
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Nubra Valley
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/500Sec-f/9.5-ISO1000-50mm-4May2013-17:37:57
The face of the mountain had two different textures that caught Udayans eye. A crushed
paper look and the other one like star trails on earth. These knotty trees bring you back to
reality. This is the magical landscape of Nubra Valley.

1️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014. It was also used in a post on their blog.
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Pangong Tso
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/50Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-3May2013-15:33:47

A whiff of white clouds like the unfinished stroke from a painters brush frame the majestic mountains and the striking red pavilion at Pangong Tso, Ladakh, India. Why was it built? Was it to give tired travelers a place to rest or restless photographers a great subject to photograph?

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week. This image also published on their FB page as announcement. It was the cover image of the series [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 7th August 2013. This image also shared on their facebook page. It was also published as news article at phuketnews.easybranches.com & holidayinnorthumberland.co.uk & featured in imagestack.co
3️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - August 2013 issue.
4️⃣Used in two different posters of Photography Workshop of TechFest 2013-14 at IIT Bombay & Udayan was invited to deliver a session by PixelPost.
5️⃣This is one of the 3 images that has been selected for “Peace at the frame” photography contest and exhibition organized by Indialogue Foundation (indialogue.in) at IQBALIA International School in Hyderabad from 22nd to 23rd Feb 2014. All 3 images were rewarded with a cash prize of INR 3000 each. All the images also published on their website.
6️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
7️⃣Used in a poster of TheBigShot contest of Bing/MSN
8️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
9️⃣Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
1️⃣0️⃣TravelersDost, a travel website used this image (travelersdost.com/ladakh.php) without my consent & without a credit. Later they have send me Rs.1000/- as compensation when I have contacted them & deleted the image.
1️⃣1️⃣PackagesWorldwide, a travel website used this image twice (packagesworldwide.com/holidays-in-india/ladakh/amazing-ladakh-tour/standard-tour.html) without my consent & without a credit.
1️⃣2️⃣Aman Tours, a travel company (amantours.com) used this image (wedmantra.com/aman_tour_travels.htm) without my consent & without a credit.
1️⃣3️⃣Used in a article on Beautiful Lakes in India at bubblews.com/news/6559193-beautiful-lakes-in-india
1️⃣4️⃣Featured in 2015 LetsLeh Calendar. It is also available to download at letsleh.com. This page of the calendar was shared on their FB page & group in July 2015.
1️⃣5️⃣Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
1️⃣6️⃣Used unauthorized in a blog post on Wonders Of India-Diversity In Natures Beauty. (blog.cashkaro.com/wonders-of-india-diversity-in-natures-beauty)
1️⃣7️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on how to work your way around the white sky that published on 10th March 2015. It was used to share the article on their fb and the archived link.
1️⃣8️⃣Most stolen image of Udayan. Found a photographer Abhinav Kochhar from Delhi (facebook.com/abhinav.kochhar) had stolen & uploaded this image on his Flickr (flickr.com/photos/abhinavkochhar/) and shared to many groups. Later he removed the image when contacted.
1️⃣9️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
2️⃣0️⃣Featured as one of the must visit places in India at GazabPost.com in May 2015.
2️⃣1️⃣Showcased in Photo-Adda at Frameboxx School of Photography, Bangalore (frameboxxkoramangala.in) on 14th June 2015.
2️⃣2️⃣eatured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015.
2️⃣3️⃣Available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67466709).
2️⃣4️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Must Have Filters that published on 8th July 2015.
2️⃣5️⃣Used unauthorized commercially in a travel website at showmetrip.com
2️⃣6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for lightartacademy.com on Landscape Photography that published on 24th July 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article.
2️⃣7️⃣Used unauthorized in a astrologer website (astrotda.com for someone named Pandit Tulashi Das Adhikari) from Bhutan. It was also used on his facebook.
2️⃣8️⃣Used on the cover of Smile Art Beats online magazine-1st issue (Sep 2015). An initiative by the students of IIIT-Basar. It is available at smileartcreations.jimdo.com & it was also shared on their FB page (fb/smileartbeats).
2️⃣9️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for Smile Art Beats online magazine by the students of IIIT-Basar (smileartcreations.jimdo.com) on Landscape Photography that published on September 2015.
3️⃣0️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 28th Dec 2015 on the theme #ColourAndLight & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
3️⃣1️⃣Featured in 2016 PixelPost Calendar.
3️⃣2️⃣Winner of the Srishti DigiLife Travel Photo Contest-2015 [srishtidigilife.co.in] & received a gift hamper contains Manfrotto Mini Tripod, Manfrotto Official Catalogs, Manfrotto Note Books & a book of Manfrotto PostIt.
3️⃣3️⃣Featured on the cover of PixelPost FB Groups [fb/groups/pixelpost] in January 2015.
3️⃣4️⃣Featured on gazabpost.com, an online portal in an article on “Must Visit Places in India” without a credit or any monetary benefit in 2015. Here is the link: goo.gl/GWzi2H
3️⃣5️⃣Featured on zindagiplus.com, an online portal in an article on “Beautiful Places in India” without a credit or any monetary benefit in 2015. Here is the link: goo.gl/R9fFdT
3️⃣6️⃣Won the first ever Shanny.in Photography Contest held in April 2016 & received a Shanny SN600C Flash as prize worth INR.10,500/-.
3️⃣7️⃣Featured on the cover of 1st issue of Smile Art Beats eMagazine in September 2015. This magazine is available online at smileartbeats.com
3️⃣8️⃣Featured in an article on Landscape Photography that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Sep2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/J7QfyY
3️⃣9️⃣Featured in an article on 50mm Lens that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ t2whMx
4️⃣0️⃣Featured in an article on White Sky that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-May2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/SLf5BP.
4️⃣1️⃣askideas.com featured this image on an article titled “40 Most Incredible Pongong Tso Pictures” without any credit and permission. Here is the link: goo.gl/b2wJdh
4️⃣2️⃣travel-blog.waytoindia.com featured this image on an article titled “8 Best Places To Visit in Ladakh” without credit or permission. Here is the link: goo.gl/C4q3jy
4️⃣3️⃣jaintrip.in featured this image on an article titled “8 Best Places To Visit in Ladakh” without credit or permission. Here is the link: goo.gl/bgTLZb
4️⃣4️⃣sgtoursntravels.com used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/UYZ6Vb
4️⃣5️⃣valueaddedindia.com, a UK based travel agency used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Later they gave a compensation of INR.2500/- & removed the image in August 2016 when contacted. Here is the link: goo.gl/kpWgQW
4️⃣6️⃣servicesinternational.travel used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/0EBgsG
4️⃣7️⃣arifeentourandtravels.com used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/yn0Fi9
4️⃣8️⃣holiday77.com used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/5LyyQw
4️⃣9️⃣primresorts.com used this image unauthorized and without credit on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/nQuTnM
5️⃣0️⃣Featured in an article on Must Have Filters for Beginners that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-August2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
5️⃣1️⃣via.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/Qcw09S
5️⃣2️⃣Someone named Ravi Kumar Badyal used this image on his Hindi blog, badyal.weebly.com without Udayan’s permission, credit or any compensation. [Link: goo.gl/DeL4HM]
5️⃣3️⃣niceindiatour.com used this image on their website to promote two of their travel packages to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/yL2rsb and goo.gl/SSA7EL
5️⃣4️⃣vishvabhraman.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. Here is the link: goo.gl/SzPy7M
5️⃣5️⃣yesmytrip.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. Here is the link: goo.gl/l8zWpk
5️⃣6️⃣Featured on gajabdunia.com, an online portal in an article on “Must Visit Places in India” without a credit or any monetary benefit in 2015. Here is the link: goo.gl/1ZxekO
5️⃣7️⃣lehltcpackages.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
5️⃣8️⃣Travel Category winner of #CaptureAdventure contest organized by adventuren.com in 2016 [goo.gl/zFSeSb] and it was published on their website as well [goo.gl/GAn3od]. Udayan received their Exclusive AdventureN 2017 Calendar where this image was featured, A Years Subscription to the Adventure Sports & Beyond Magazine, Cash prizes worth Rs. 2500 and a Backpacks worth Rs. 1500 from Urban Tribe as the prize. Images of the calendar was also published on their website [goo.gl/429sOF].
5️⃣9️⃣Runner-up of “Paradise in Hills” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their website [goo.gl/nRMv1M]. It was also featured on their poster that announce the winners.
6️⃣0️⃣kisbolygo.blog.hu used this image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/OifuJd].
6️⃣1️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Ulitimate [this was the last contest in this series running for 10years] on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in January 2017 and published online on their blog. [Link: goo.gl/du7FQN]
6️⃣2️⃣Featured in The Photographic Association of Kalyani’ FB group [fb/groups/tpakalyani] as Cover Image of the Week in Feb 2017 [goo.gl/nHuowu]
6️⃣3️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
6️⃣4️⃣indiatripin.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
6️⃣5️⃣flamingotravels.co.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
6️⃣6️⃣ladakhlittletibet.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
6️⃣7️⃣Ranked as one of the TOP5 in a Lonely Planet’s weekly contest and later it was published as a blog post at travel-wize.com [Link: goo.gl/gtB4s9]
6️⃣8️⃣endlessexpeditions.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. Later, they have paid INR.3500/- as the compensation when contacted in March 2017.
6️⃣9️⃣Udayan has been featured on indianphotojournalists.com, an Indian photographers database and this picture is used to represent him on that site.
7️⃣0️⃣It was one of the five images exhibited in Click-2017 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in] in March 2017 and awarded 2nd prize in Essence of Himalaya category and received a certificate, medal and a 32GB Sony SD Card as prize.
7️⃣1️⃣whitecrane.in used Udayan’s image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/7awcsV & goo.gl/54kcgp]
7️⃣2️⃣travelshopturkey.com, a travel company from Turkey used Udayan’s image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/KgtU7n]
7️⃣3️⃣Udayan has been featured in smileartbeats.com as Inspiring Photographers and this photo was used as one of the cover images. Link: smileartbeats.com/inspiring-photographers
7️⃣4️⃣ancienttracks.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/szluU3]
7️⃣5️⃣jktdc.co.in, an Indian State Government Agency [Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation] used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/8PHX5L]
7️⃣6️⃣ladakhpakages.blogspot.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/iJEj5x]
7️⃣7️⃣destinationwaves.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/YZdW2k]
7️⃣8️⃣manmaheshtravels.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/gh9BWg]
7️⃣9️⃣redblu.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/xKs2I1]
8️⃣0️⃣holidayzmart.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/zZ2FMW & goo.gl/yXLvnD]
8️⃣1️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Lake in Mountain] & it was shared on the cover for a week in May 2017. [Link: goo.gl/ZjsB4W]
8️⃣2️⃣Nominated for “Photo of the Week” in Photography Club of Assam-Barpeta Branch fb group [fb/groups/PCABB] in July2017. Link: goo.gl/pAia1j
8️⃣3️⃣wildturks.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/xKs2I1]. Later they have paid INR.2000/- when contacted.
8️⃣4️⃣famousplacesinindia.in used this image on their website without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/DEYb7b]
8️⃣5️⃣It has been selected as one of the Top 10 Nature-Wildlife & Travel Images of the Month of August 2017 in The Critique Room India Photography FB Groups and published on their website [phototcrindia.com]. Link: goo.gl/ghyibd & goo.gl/WvNKjA
8️⃣6️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Travel) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in September2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/YrAb9B].
8️⃣7️⃣Selected as Mentor’s Choice in September 2017 at Beyond Vision FB Group [fb.com/groups/beyondvision16] and became eligible for the Annual Award worth INR50K. Link: goo.gl/eVMCLj
8️⃣8️⃣Udayan has entered this image in a coinaphoto.com contest and they have used it on their social media to promote the contest and for that, they have given some tokens. He has redeemed those tokens and received 14USD in his paypal account after deducting all the charges/fees in September 2017.
8️⃣9️⃣jbnhospitality.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/Rmn7Mh]
9️⃣0️⃣mountainvoyagesshimla.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/GnpYYE]
9️⃣1️⃣holidaydestinationsinindia.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/TyXtuc]
9️⃣2️⃣wanderlustladakh.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
9️⃣3️⃣thebuddhacamp.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [thebuddhacamp.com/services]
9️⃣4️⃣kashmirglacierholidays.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/543V4d & goo.gl/95iG9u]. Later they have paid INR.5000/- as compensation in December 2017.
9️⃣5️⃣4utours.vn used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/s2BboN]
9️⃣6️⃣alwaght.com used Udayan’s image on their website without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/JA1jMm]
9️⃣7️⃣newstracklive.com used this image in a slide show on their website featuring “The famous and beautiful places in india” without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/dCSAmg]
9️⃣8️⃣just4amazingindia.blogspot.in used this image in a blog post featuring “Some of the beautiful places of India that you have to see them to believe in” without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/BrH2xr]
9️⃣9️⃣Used in theapricity.com blog without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/HL94Vf]
1️⃣0️⃣0️⃣Selected as one of the two runner up of Indian Landscape Photo Contest at coinaphoto.com. Link: goo.gl/NsLJtS
1️⃣0️⃣1️⃣blog.travelogyindia.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/WDEaXH]
1️⃣0️⃣2️⃣sed in a presentation without his permission or credit and shared on slideshare.net to promote a Ladakh trip by tripnavigator.in [goo.gl/wX4kR4]
1️⃣0️⃣3️⃣safalgotravels.in used this image without Udayan’ s permission and /or credit to him to promote their Ladakh travel package [goo.gl/1rBfys]
1️⃣0️⃣4️⃣letustravelaround.com shared this image without Udayan’s permission but with a credit line. This is a travel photo sharing/displaying website probably without any commercial intention. [goo.gl/zjcaQC].
1️⃣0️⃣5️⃣orbitholidaysonline.com used this image without Udayan’ s permission and /or credit to him to promote their Ladakh travel package.
1️⃣0️⃣6️⃣easytraveldeal.com used this image without Udayan’ s permission and /or credit to him in a blog post titled A trip to the most beautiful lakes in India. [goo.gl/Lt9F61]
1️⃣0️⃣7️⃣roofing.millennialbelle.com used this image in a blog post titled Why Ladakh Is Called Roof Of The World without Udayan’s permission or any credit. Interestingly, they have credited the image source to blog.travelogyindia.com who have used this image without any permission or credit! [goo.gl/23MciX]
1️⃣0️⃣8️⃣modisunholidays.com, a travel agency used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/x1Je41
1️⃣0️⃣9️⃣imltravel.com, a travel agency used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/dzj5wQ
1️⃣1️⃣0️⃣royalladakhadventure.co.in, a travel agency used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/VGcHuc
1️⃣1️⃣1️⃣Aeraf Tour and Travels [kashmirtripadvisors.com], used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/DQ44s9
1️⃣1️⃣2️⃣shatakshigroup.in used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/qXzVTg
1️⃣1️⃣3️⃣overseasholidayskashmir.com used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/JHLJ5v
1️⃣1️⃣4️⃣tourtravelworld.com used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/fs8MoX
1️⃣1️⃣5️⃣oktoboard.com used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/aNqbHU
1️⃣1️⃣6️⃣A travel agent [Lui Travels] used this image in JustDial.com listing to promote their Ladakh trip. Link: goo.gl/xCKwkL
1️⃣1️⃣7️⃣vinacircle.com used this image on a blog post titled “Visit India’s fascinating Ladakh-Tibetan” without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/GkVBVw
1️⃣1️⃣8️⃣eventaa.com used this image on a blog post titled “Music festivals around the Globe you must attend before you die” without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/PfFPj2
1️⃣1️⃣9️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
1️⃣2️⃣0️⃣Unauthorized used at flyelevation.com [bit.ly/2kV1v7a]
1️⃣2️⃣1️⃣Unauthorized used at viator.com [bit.ly/2m23I0L]
1️⃣2️⃣2️⃣Unauthorized used at tripadvisor.nl [bit.ly/2m03Xte]
1️⃣2️⃣3️⃣Unauthorized used at spinninghub.com or Paradise Calling [bit.ly/ 2kV28xy]. Later they have paid INR.5K as compensation when contacted in Sep2019.
1️⃣2️⃣4️⃣Unauthorized used at Destination Travel World FB Page [bit.ly/ 2m6QTCf]
1️⃣2️⃣5️⃣Unauthorized used at colorskytours.com
1️⃣2️⃣6️⃣Unauthorized used by theholidayindia.com at ladakhpakages.blogspot.com
1️⃣2️⃣7️⃣Unauthorized used at imageshdin.blogspot.com by imageshd.in [bit.ly/2mtcGEJ]
1️⃣2️⃣8️⃣Unauthorized used at binhminhdigital.com [bit.ly/2m1wD54]
1️⃣2️⃣9️⃣Unauthorized used at ubndthachthang.gov.vn [bit.ly/2m4jwAk]
1️⃣3️⃣0️⃣This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
1️⃣3️⃣1️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
1️⃣3️⃣2️⃣Printed in PSA Journal-June2020 issue as a part of the article Udayan wrote titled Working Your Way Around the White Sky.
1️⃣3️⃣3️⃣Featured in an IIG Poster in Apr-2021
Stop here, or gently pass!
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Pangong Tso
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/320Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-3May2013-15:39:18

These pavilions at Pangong Tso stick out like little oddities in the vast, snow covered, cold Ladakhi Terrain. Tourists often rest under them to breathe in the stark beauty and catch up on some oxygen. A drive in stop for mesmerized tourists.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Used in a blogpost (healthyhealers.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor & his comment was “A true artist shows society what it can not see on its own“.
3️⃣Won 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Escape) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) and received a Lonely Planet book as a prize.
4️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
5️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
6️⃣Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
7️⃣Won a T-shirt in Goodyear Joy Of Journey - #OnAJourney Contest-2014.
8️⃣This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67465791).
9️⃣Featured on world-landscape.photography gallery in 2015. It is an initiative of kujaja.com, a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/eGL4wK]
1️⃣0️⃣eatured on the winning page of Roads contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/fftHM1
1️⃣1️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f. It has also used in the index page.
Nature Flag
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Nature Flag
Pangong Tso
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/200Sec-f/11-ISO100-20mm-3May2013-14:14:16

Udayan has clicked this photograph at Pangong Tso, Ladakh. He was mesmerized with the natural landscape which bears an uncanny resemblance to the India flag. Pangong Tso, Tibetan for long, narrow, enchanted lake, also referred to as Pangong Lake, is an endorheic lake in the Himalayas situated at a height of about 4,350 m. It is 134 km long and extends from India to Tibet.

1️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on May-19 2013. Editorial comment is ...the natural landscape which bears an uncanny resemblance to our Indian flag...
2️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 and displayed for a week. This image also published on their FB page as announcement [goo.gl/2L2umv].
3️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in Jul 2013 issue.
4️⃣One of the Top50 of India Is photography contest. It is a global initiative launched jointly by the Public Diplomacy Division of the Ministry of External Affairs and Skarma.
5️⃣One of the Top20 of PixelPost Photo Contest-2013 (pixelpost.in) and showcased on their website and all social channels.
6️⃣Published as Photo of the Day (06 Dec 2013) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) and their FB page and group.
7️⃣Used in a poster of Photography Workshop of TechFest 2013-14 at IIT Bombay & Udayan was invited to deliver a session by PixelPost.
8️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
9️⃣Available at CrowdMedia (crowdmedia.co)
1️⃣0️⃣Winner of Photographer Paradise FB Group (facebook.com/groups/PhotographyParadise)Weekly Contest (Theme-Landscape) & displayed on their cover for a week from 1st Jul 2014. Received a T-shirt as gift.
1️⃣1️⃣Exhibited at The Forum (Mall at Koramangala), Bangalore on 19th Aug 2014 on the occasion of World Photography Day Photo Contest-FORUM PHOTO SHARE(FPS)
1️⃣2️⃣Featured in 2015 PixelPost Calendar & e-version of the calender is available for download at pixelpost.in
1️⃣3️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Our Sacred Space on 3rd May and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
1️⃣4️⃣Featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com on photographing water bodies that published on 20th May 2015.
1️⃣5️⃣Featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com on 5 accessories-related blunders to avoid before heading out for landscape photography that published on 21st July 2015.
1️⃣6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for lightartacademy.com on Landscape Photography that published on 24th July 2015.
1️⃣7️⃣Won the second week of LPCoverImage contest of lonelyplanet.in (Theme: Independence Day) & featured on their Facebook, Twitter and Google+ cover for a week on 18th August 2015. This image also featured on their instagram feed.
1️⃣8️⃣Won 1st prize in Independent India Contest organized by Vanguard Photo India (vanguardworld.com) in Aug 2015 & received a Vanguard Espod CX 203 AGH Tripod.
1️⃣9️⃣Won 2nd Prize in Thematic Competition- Incredible India organized by planmypicture.com in Aug 2015 & published it on their website, fb page & instagram.
2️⃣0️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for Smile Art Beats online magazine by the students of IIIT-Basar (smileartcreations.jimdo.com) on Landscape Photography that published on September 2015.
2️⃣1️⃣Featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com on Mountain Photography Made Easy that published on 26th February 2016.
2️⃣2️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Language of Horizon) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in March2016 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
2️⃣3️⃣Featured in an article on Landscape Photography that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Sep2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/J7QfyY
2️⃣4️⃣Featured at SmileArtBeats.com as the website background.
2️⃣5️⃣Featured on Uber Blog [t.uber.com/discoveryfreedom] in Aug2016.
2️⃣6️⃣Won 3rd place in ShutterBug Photography contest organized by amazon.in on the occasion of World Photography Day in Aug2016 and theme was #FreedomShutter. Prize is a Canon IXUS-285 HS 20.2MP Point and Shoot Camera with 12x Optical Zoom. Winning images are also featured on their website [Link: goo.gl/7QtirV]
2️⃣7️⃣One of the winners of Fabindia’s Independence Day contest #SpotTheTricolor in Aug2016 and prize is FabIndia Gift Voucher worth INR.1500/- [Link: goo.gl/nv4i8o]
2️⃣8️⃣lonelyplanetitalia.it used this image to promote their India Travel Guide [Italin version] without Udayan’s knowledge, credit or any compensation. [Link: goo.gl/nB57Mf]
2️⃣9️⃣Someone named Michael McD used Udayan’s image on his blog, michaelpocketlist.blogspot.in with credit.[Link: goo.gl/ZJ6U19]
3️⃣0️⃣Someone named Hrish Thota used this image [he took it from uber.com] in his blog. Here is the link: dhempe.com/uber-discover-freedom
3️⃣1️⃣Featured in the 5th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2016. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website.
3️⃣2️⃣ michaelpocketlist.blogspot.in featured this image [Link: goo.gl/h7IZK3].
3️⃣3️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold Medal in Kolkata Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
3️⃣4️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
3️⃣5️⃣It has been accepted for Fotorbit Photography Awards-2017 and featured on their fb group [fb/groups/861395627324166] in August 2017 [Link: goo.gl/CbdmEX]
3️⃣6️⃣It was exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College under Minimal theme & awarded with a certificate, a coffee mug and two passes of Krushnai Water Park of Pune and a discount voucher of Star Bucks.
3️⃣7️⃣Won 3rd prize in Mountains Photography Contest organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2018 and received a Pro-Account Upgradation. This image was also shared on their FB Cover as photo of the day on 20May2018.
3️⃣8️⃣Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 21-December2018 along with Udayan’s profile picture as contributor.
3️⃣9️⃣Won the 1st place in #MyIndiaMyPride contest organised by NBCC India Limited, a Govt of India Enterprise [nbccindia.com] on the occasion of 70th Republic Day [2019] and received a cash prize of INR.5000/- [Link: goo.gl/ayGvGX]
Tell Tale Trees
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Nubra Valley
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/180Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-5May2013-10:03:38

Rabindra Nath Tagore said, Trees are the earths endless effort to speak to the listening heaven. Words that come to life at Nubra Valley, India.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 and displayed for a week. This image also published on their FB page as announcement [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Used in a blogpost (johnlovas.com) by a Canadian Doctor.
3️⃣One of the 3 winners (equal position) of Monthly Theme Contest (Nature) of Lens Culture FB Group.
4️⃣Featured permanently on lehgallery.com, a Photo-Gallery website on Ladakh.
5️⃣Photo of the Day (30 Nov 2013) of Clicked Views FB Group.
6️⃣Photo of the Week (25Nov-01Dec 2013) of Clicked Views FB Group.
7️⃣Published as Photo of the Day (03 Dec 2013) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) & their FB page & group.
8️⃣Photo of the Week (2-8 Dec 2013) of Twin Cities Photography Club (Hyderabad) FB Group and theme was landscape.
9️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
1️⃣0️⃣Won 2nd Prize in The 1st Dr. G.A. Binodkumar Sharma Memorial Photography Contest organized by Manipur Photography Club and published on their website (www.manipurphotographyclub.org). This award carried a cash prize of INR 4000, a trophy and a certificate. A news article was published in ManipurTimes (manipurtimes.com) on 6th Mar 2014.
1️⃣1️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope in double spread as cover image. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
1️⃣2️⃣Published in t2 CLICK (Mountain Magic) on 04 Mar 2013. t2 is supplementary of The Telegraph. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.telegraphindia.com
1️⃣3️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
1️⃣4️⃣Winner of monthly photography contest-May 2014 (Theme was Travel) of Tamron India in association with PhotoSafari FB Group and received a certificate & a Tamron Photographer Jacket as surprise gift. It was used in a poster & shared on their FB Group & Page cover.
1️⃣5️⃣Won 2nd place in Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Landscape on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) on 18th June 2014.
1️⃣6️⃣Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Great Indian Landscapes Category & shared on their FB page on 20th June 2014.
1️⃣7️⃣Selected for the cover of Arunachal Photography & Film lovers FB Group (facebook.com/groups/apandfl) via a landscape contest in July 2014.
1️⃣8️⃣Won 2nd Place in Weekly Theme Photo Contest FB Group in August 2014 (facebook.com/groups/weeklythemepics) & subject was open.
1️⃣9️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 2nd Oct 2014 as one of the nine images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Clouds.
2️⃣0️⃣Used in SignedPRINTS website cover from Oct-2014 to Aug 2015.
26. Won 2nd Place in Weekly Theme Photo Contest FB Group in Nov-2014 & subject was Hills/Mountains.
2️⃣1️⃣This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on how to work your way around the white sky that published on 10th March 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article.
2️⃣2️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Our Sacred Space on 3rd May and Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake. Prints are made from Imrima.in & they have shared a photographs of the prints on their fb.
2️⃣3️⃣Featured in World of Great Shopper website gallery (theworldofgreatshopper.com), a advertisement portal from Chandigarh.
2️⃣4️⃣Featured in galleryhip.com
2️⃣5️⃣One of the 40 Mubi-Kalakaar-2015 Exceptional Photo Winners (kalakaar.org) and received $350 worth mubi.com subscription for 10year.
2️⃣6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for lightartacademy.com on Landscape Photography that published on 24th July 2015.
2️⃣7️⃣Selected as Photo of the Day of coinaphoto.com on 14th August 2015 & featured on their instagram & twitter feed.
2️⃣8️⃣Selected as one of the 16 finalists of Travel Bug Photography contest-2015 organized by Bhiku Ram Jain Foundation in collaboration with Art Mall, New Delhi (artmallonline.com) & got the chance to participate in a Art Camp at a 5 star resort in Simla for 3 nights 4 Days.
2️⃣9️⃣This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for Smile Art Beats online magazine by the students of IIIT-Basar (smileartcreations.jimdo.com) on Landscape Photography that published on September 2015.
3️⃣0️⃣One of the finalists of Great Outdoor Photography Contest by Corel Discovery Center (learn.corel.com) & published on their website in September 2015.
3️⃣1️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Something you photograph a lot) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 17th Dec 2015.
3️⃣2️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Natural Clusters) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Nov2015.
3️⃣3️⃣One of the three winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest theme Valley & it was shared on the cover for a week in March 2016.
3️⃣4️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 25th April 2016 on the theme #GreatOutdoors & it is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
3️⃣5️⃣It was featured on world-landscape.photography gallery in 2015. It is an initiative of kujaja.com, a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/Qt3pJb]
3️⃣6️⃣Featured in an article on Landscape Photography that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Sep2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/J7QfyY
3️⃣7️⃣Featured in an article on White Sky that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-May2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/SLf5BP.
3️⃣8️⃣Shortlisted in the Landscape-Camera Click category of “Expression Tumbhi Photography Contest-2016” & published in tumbhi.com. [goo.gl/Q3U00I]
3️⃣9️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Landscape in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in September2016 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/1LdLUz].
4️⃣0️⃣One of the finalist images of “Landscape” contest organized by WorldPhotographersClub.com and published on their website as playlist in 2016 [goo.gl/ZxgR2V].
4️⃣1️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]. This image also featured on the back of his id card.
4️⃣2️⃣One of the five images exhibited in Click-2017 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in] in March 2017 and received a Rental Voucher from Primes & Zooms [primesandzooms.in].
4️⃣3️⃣One of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
4️⃣4️⃣Featured on the winning page of Paradise contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/bgFZ6V
4️⃣5️⃣Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 13-March2018 along with his profile picture as contributor.
4️⃣6️⃣Received PPS Special Jury Award from Bangladesh International Salon-2018 [ppsbd.org/contest].
4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a MIROC HM in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [4th MIROC Exhibition Edenvale-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
4️⃣8️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
4️⃣9️⃣3rd Place in HDR Photography Contest organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2019 & received a Zoomin GV worth INR250/- [bit.ly/2rLs3us]
5️⃣0️⃣Accepted in 18 Percent Gray International Exhibition-2019 [exhibition.18gray.com] & featured in their eCatalog.
5️⃣1️⃣Awarded a GIP HM in Baden-Württemberg Judging of German International PhotoCup-2020 [germanphotocup.de]
5️⃣2️⃣Printed in PSA Journal-June2020 issue as a part of the article Udayan wrote titled Working Your Way Around the White Sky.
5️⃣3️⃣Won Honourable Mention in High Dynamic Range Photography Competition organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020 (bit.ly/3gT0PYx)
5️⃣4️⃣Awarded a CM in PP Judging of F-Stop National circuit-2020 (f-stop.in)
Painted River
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Painted River
Ladakh
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/180Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-7May2013-15:18:49

A gentle S shaped river appearing out of the depths of the Himalayan mountains captivate the eye. Nature manifests itself in all its gorgeous hues, the Indus in an ethereal blue , the Zanskar River in aqua green, the golden sands, mossy brown and rust coloured landscape. Natures painting at its best.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 and displayed for a week. This image also published on their FB page as announcement [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Winner of PixelPost Photo Contest-2013 (pixelpost.in) and received a trophy and certificate (Winner and Hall of Fame). It was published on their website. He is also featured in pixelpost.in as Featured Photographer with a short bio and his portrait.
3️⃣Accepted in 10th Bucovina Mileniul III International Salon of Photographic Art-2013 (muzeulbucovinei.ro) & published in the salon catalog.
4️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
5️⃣Won 3rd Prize in The Camera Club of Hyderabads Monthly Flickr Contest (No-39)- Colour. 3 winning images featured in a poster & used in the cover of TheCCH for a month. Received a zoomin.com voucher for a 12x18 inch print (inclusive Tax&Shipping) as prize.
6️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
7️⃣One of the 25 winning images of Color in Focus Photography Contest-2014 organised by tumbhi.com & published in the eBook & received a book (Kidz Birds in Urban India). It is a book by Tumbhi & their photography advisor Sunjoy Monga- reflecting the habitat of vast species of birds that surround us all the time in our very cities - all in a photographic manner. Also received a Amazon Gift Card worth Rs.500/- & bought a book (Masters of Photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson) using this gift card.
8️⃣Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
9️⃣Won the G.K.Vale-World Photography Day Contest-2014 and was awarded with 1 HD photo enlargement (12x18)
1️⃣0️⃣One of my three images that were exhibited in Perspektiven - Water - The Element of Life at Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad from 26th September to 8th October, 2014. This image was also used in a poster of this exhibition. A review of this Exhibition featured in Times Of India on 6th October 2014 along with this image.
1️⃣1️⃣Used in a poster of Lonely Planet India in September 2014.
1️⃣2️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on how to work your way around the white sky that published on 10th March 2015.
1️⃣3️⃣Exhibited & multiple prints sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake. It was also featured in the Exhibition Brochure.
1️⃣4️⃣Won 1st prize in the April-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Water) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
1️⃣5️⃣Featured in LetsLeh.com under Must See Places in Ladakh.
1️⃣6️⃣Available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67466269).
1️⃣7️⃣Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Great Indian Landscape Category & shared on their FB page on 11th Aug 2015.
1️⃣8️⃣Featured as the cover image of Indian Photo Arts FB group for a week in Sep 2015
1️⃣9️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/Photography.24x7 weekly contest theme Color Blue & it was shared on the cover for a week in September 2015. It is also shared on their fb page.
2️⃣0️⃣Won 2nd prize in the Dec-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Your Best submission in TheCCH) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
2️⃣1️⃣Published in the inside cover of Spring/Summer GPU Magazine 2017 Edition. It is also available to download from their website at gpuphoto.com [goo.gl/3fU6CM]
2️⃣2️⃣One of the two images that Accepted in 16th China International Photographic Art Exhibition. Total 638 images are accepted from 55637 entries by 10167 photographers from 96 countries & exhibited at Zhengzhou, China in May 2016. It is also published on their website & printed catalog. Here is the link: goo.gl/oeEmTa. It was also featured on cn.photoint.net as a news article [Link: goo.gl/COrYhv] and at cipafe.com [goo.gl/WQMJIm].
2️⃣3️⃣Won the PhotoHop Contest of Confluence-2016 [theconfluence.co.in] organized by landscape-wizards.com. Prizes were a framed 12x18 inch print on Archival Media using Epson Ultra Chrome HDR Inks from Photostop of my winning image, 12,000 worth of Adobe CC Subscription that includes the access to all their desktop and mobile applications including but not limited to PhotoShop, Light Room, PriemerePro and 20GB of cloud storage & a 100% off coupon code for a tshirt from Wolfpack.
2️⃣4️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Blue on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in March 2016. [Link: goo.gl/mqrfOV]
2️⃣5️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub- Fantasy) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog).
2️⃣6️⃣G K Vale shared this image on their FB page as Featured Photo of Last Week on 1st September 2014.
2️⃣7️⃣Featured in an article on White Sky that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-May2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/SLf5BP.
2️⃣8️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Landscape-Nature) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 14th Jul 2016.
2️⃣9️⃣First place winner of weekly photo contest of Nirvana - The Photography FB Group in Jul 2016 & theme was “Colors in Nature”. [Link: goo.gl/5XZDyW]
3️⃣0️⃣Featured on phototcrindia.com as a part of TCR Independence Day Special Contest “Nature at its Best” in Aug2016. [goo.gl/GxsMUJ]
3️⃣1️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was S-Curve) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 18th Aug 2016. Link: goo.gl/2vHuWG
3️⃣2️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Independence Day Special-Nature at it’s Best) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Aug2016 & featured as the cover of their website at phototcrindia.com/about. Udayan also received a certificate from them.
3️⃣3️⃣picaplacetravels.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/0yMRwJ
3️⃣4️⃣Winner of the Weeekly Photo Contest at Framebondi FB Group in Aug2016 and theme was landscape. [Link: goo.gl/WPlzib]
3️⃣5️⃣It has been judged as one of the runners-up of Photofie.com’s “Colors of India” contest in 2016 and featured on their blog at goo.gl/VQC863
3️⃣6️⃣wondertrip.jp used this image in an article without Udayan’s consent or credit. [goo.gl/p9XcFh]. Later they have added the credit line to iStockphoto where this image is available for sale.
3️⃣7️⃣Featured in telegraph.co.uk on 9th Nov 2016 on an article titled “15 magical photographs of the world’s waterways”. [Link: goo.gl/PQ0gLX]
3️⃣8️⃣It was featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
3️⃣9️⃣Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “Vibrant Landscape” Photography Contest in Jan 2018.
4️⃣0️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded ISF Diploma in Pune judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
4️⃣2️⃣Awarded Certificate of Merit in Dewas judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
4️⃣3️⃣This image got an Honorable Mention in #VgoTravel Photography contest in 2017 organized by instagram.com/India_Gram in association with instagram.com/vgo.life [Link: instagram.com/p/BS5jpIrFkMS]
4️⃣4️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
4️⃣5️⃣It has been used in a poster background of India_Gram to celebrate their 4th anniversary in 2017. [Link: goo.gl/kOROxo]
4️⃣6️⃣Used exclusively in articles about the tension between India & Pakistan around the Indus Water Treaty. It has been used in various newspapers and websites and they have bought the image from Getty. One of them is indiawaterreview.in [goo.gl/mZ2b3O]
4️⃣7️⃣Used in articles about the tension between India & Pakistan around the Indus Water Treaty. It has been used in various newspapers and websites and they have bought the image from Getty. One of them is The Statesman [thestatesman.com]. Link: goo.gl/ ZbfM34
4️⃣8️⃣Used exclusively in articles about the tension between India & Pakistan around the Indus Water Treaty. It has been used in various newspapers and websites and they have bought the image from Getty. One of them is The Kathmandu Post [kathmandupost.ekantipur.com]. Link: goo.gl/lzY82k
4️⃣9️⃣Received Silver Award in Best of the Week category at D’PhotoCafe FB Group [fb/groups/thephotocafe] in May 2017. Link: goo.gl/PyNyKP
5️⃣0️⃣Awarded a PP Gold Medal in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in]. It has also featured on their eCatalog.
5️⃣1️⃣Selected as Mentor’s Choice in July 2017 at Beyond Vision FB Group [fb.com/groups/beyondvision16] and became eligible for the Annual Award worth INR50K. Link: goo.gl/yctjoZ
5️⃣2️⃣Shortlisted for the exhibition of 6th Edition-DJMPC International Photography Contest-2017 [djmpc.in] & featured in their eCatalog.
5️⃣3️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
5️⃣4️⃣Used exclusively in articles about the tension between India & Pakistan around the Indus Water Treaty. It has been used in various newspapers and websites and they have bought the image from Getty. One of them is The Statesman who published again in April2017 [thestatesman.com]. Link: goo.gl/x6tdAC
5️⃣5️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Mountain River] & it was shared on the cover for a week in August 2017. [Link: goo.gl/WoPBbU]
5️⃣6️⃣Exhibited at UP Photo Expo 2017 in Lucknow [upphotoexpo.com].
5️⃣7️⃣Awarded an IRIS Medal for Best Landscape in IRIS 1st ALL India Digital Salon 2018 [irisphotofoundation.com].
5️⃣8️⃣This is one of the six image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his QPSA in 2018. Link: goo.gl/hA1xc9
5️⃣9️⃣Featured in PSA website [psa-photo.org] as his 1st Year Gallery [for one year only] after he got his membership of PSA in 2018.
6️⃣0️⃣One of the two images that has featured in Indian Photo Arts Magazine-April2018 issue with a profile picture of Udayan. This is an online magazine. Link: goo.gl/4vX7jz or indianphotoarts.com
6️⃣1️⃣adigasyatra.com, a travel agency used this image to promote their Ladakh trip without any credit/permission/remuneration in 2018. Link: goo.gl/c3q3z9. Later, they have paid INR.3K to settle the issue.
6️⃣2️⃣Nominated for Instagram monthly contest of HIPA.ae in September2018 & subject was Warer [Link: instagram.com/p/BoeCpDVH1nS]
6️⃣3️⃣Won the mountain challenge organised by klaud9.com in 2018 and received 75 Singapore Dollar as prize. Link: goo.gl/hCaag5
6️⃣4️⃣Awarded PGS Gold in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGS Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
6️⃣5️⃣Selected as photo of the month in September 2018 and featured in their website at creationearth.com [Link: goo.gl/q8x9ho]
6️⃣6️⃣One of the two images that shortlisted for Pixellate Photography Exhibition conducted by Photography Club of India and Tessellate and it was part of their exhibition held at Chennai Mathematical Institute on 1-3 February 2019.
6️⃣7️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
6️⃣8️⃣Selected and featured in PSA Digital Dialog Study Groups Showcase [psadigital.org] for March/April-2019.
6️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PCA Bronz Medal in PCA Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
7️⃣0️⃣One of the three images of Udayan which were the part of Ode To Water-A photography exhibition in Chennai to celebrate the world photography day in 2019 organized by Light & Life Academy. It was also featured on their website at llacademy.org [bit.ly/321A2AO]
7️⃣1️⃣Featured in Aug2019 NewsLetter of thephotographicangle.co.uk
7️⃣2️⃣Awarded an ICS HM in CAS Photo Academy International Photo Contest-2019 [casphotoacademy.com]
7️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FZS Diploma in 12th International Contest of Photography-NARAVA2019 [fotodrustvo-grca.si]
7️⃣4️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
7️⃣5️⃣Awarded a WPG Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
7️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in 1st KMPS National Salon-2020 [kmps.in]
7️⃣7️⃣Winner of #fo2week11 weekly competition organized by fo2.in on their imstagram at @fo2.in in Feb2020.
7️⃣8️⃣Awarded a APS Silver Medal in 1st APS National Salon-2020 [apssalon.in]
7️⃣9️⃣Printed in PSA Journal-June2020 issue as a part of the article Udayan wrote titled Working Your Way Around the White Sky.
8️⃣0️⃣Awarded a HM in 1st Lensnlife National Salon-2020 [lensnlife.in]
8️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Foto Planet National Salon-2020 [fotoplanet.co.in]
8️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Alokechitri Bronze in DigiPix Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
8️⃣3️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Saints in Need-2020 [friendsforum.club]
8️⃣4️⃣TOP15 of yoursuper7.com Photo Contest-2020 & published on their website.
8️⃣5️⃣Won 2nd Prize in KAPA Awards-2020 [kapaphoto.com] & prize was INR2K!
8️⃣6️⃣Jury Choice Award in Tuscany Photo Awards-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
8️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIP HM in Fusion 4th International-2020 [fusioncircuit.in]
8️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Tamilnadu National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2000Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-16mm-20Oct2018-06:11:41

A local boy collected hands of Goddess Kali to take away as memento during Kulasai Dasara.

1️⃣It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
2️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM Ribbon in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
4️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Silhouette) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 24Apr2019. Link: bit.ly/2vkIrRi
5️⃣Awarded a WPAI Silver in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6️⃣AvTvISO in collaboration with Chiiz organized a Photo Tour to Kulasai Dasara Festival in 2019 where Udayan was one of the two mentors. His images were used in the Photo tour home page. This is one of those images. [Link. avtviso.chiiz.com
7️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
8️⃣Used on a poster to promote Udayan’s interview with Saurabh Chatterjee in 2020.
9️⃣Awarded a Club Gold in Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
1️⃣0️⃣Won 1st Prize [Human Impact on the Ocean] in National Photography Contest-2020 organized by United Way Mumbai in collaboration with National Centre for Coastal Research, Ministry of Earth Science, Govt of India on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day [unitedwaymumbai.org]. It was printed on their annual report.
1️⃣1️⃣Winner of The Post Card From The World category of PCA-POHOR-2020. Prize was a framed print+Certificate+Cash Award of INR.2000/-
1️⃣2️⃣Printed double spread in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Nov2020 issue.
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a CM in BPS Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
1️⃣4️⃣3rd Place winner of Utsav Photography Contest-2020 organized by IIT Guwahati.
1️⃣5️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Mar2021.
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-35mm-18Oct2018-15:08:44

Two elderly visitors and a boy dressed up as a God is taking some rest during Kulasai Dasara.

1️⃣It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 5th Dec 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
2️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Street Life) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 12Dec2018. Link: goo.gl/kzHiXF
3️⃣It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
4️⃣Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
5️⃣Awarded GPC Dpiloma in AFAN-2018 International Exhibition of Photography [afanexhibition.com]. It was also featured on their website under awarded images.
6️⃣Udaya has submitted a new year card design with this photograph in 8th FIAP New Year greetings Card Contest-2019 and that was featured o their e-catalogue.
7️⃣Awarded a GRADAC PGI HM in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
8️⃣Won 3rd place in a Instagram based street photography contest organised by @Exposure_Travel_Photography in Jan2019 and received a medal & a certificate. Link: instagram.com/p/BtqUuLngSSw
9️⃣Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
1️⃣0️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
1️⃣1️⃣It is one of the 60 photographs that GPU [gpuphoto.com] has framed and donated to Home for children without parental care-Dom Bjelave in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina for the permanent exhibition in 2019 [Link: goo.gl/X2YvMM].
1️⃣2️⃣Exhibited in Mahaksh-2019, National Level Photography Competition & Exhibition RAIT Kalaraag [facebook.com/mahaksh2018].
1️⃣3️⃣Selected as photo of the month in Decemer 2018 and featured in their website at creationearth.com [Link: goo.gl/q8x9ho]
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a WPAI Bronze in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣5️⃣AvTvISO in collaboration with Chiiz organized a Photo Tour to Kulasai Dasara Festival in 2019 where Udayan was one of the two mentors. His images were used in the Photo tour home page. This is one of those images. [Link. avtviso.chiiz.com
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a WPAI Bronze in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣7️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
1️⃣8️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
1️⃣9️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
2️⃣0️⃣Chairman Choice Award in IRIS 3rd All India Digital Salon-2020 [irisphotofoundation.com]
2️⃣1️⃣2nd Place winner in Color Yellow Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020 & prize was a zoomin.com GV worth 500/- [bit.ly/37kk0pg]

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1️⃣Children Foster Home-Dom Bjelave via GPU/Sarajevo
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/100Sec-f/11-ISO100-16mm-19Oct2018-14:45:14

Man painted himself as a God during Kulasai Dasara.

1️⃣It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio. This image was also used in contents index page.
2️⃣It was one of the two images exhibited in Click-2019 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in]
3️⃣May2019 Monthly Travel Photography Contest Runner-up of travup.in and prize was Amazon GV worth INR.500/- [bit.ly/TravUp]
4️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
5️⃣Won D.C.Banerjee Award in 1st Creative Eye National Salon-2020 [thecreativeeye.in]
6️⃣It was Honourable Mention in Color Yellow Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020[bit.ly/37kk0pg]
7️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in SMEDEREVO-2020 [international.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
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Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-30mm-18Oct2018-14:06:16

A visitor at Kulasai Dasara.

1️⃣Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PCA Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
2️⃣One of the highly appreciated images of fortnightly theme contest -Waiting organised by Photography Club of Assam FB Group in Nov/Dec 2018. Link: goo.gl/3iWqXN
3️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Challenge the host) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 1Jan2019. Link: goo.gl/4qnSm9
4️⃣Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
5️⃣Awarded an ICS Diploma in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
6️⃣Awarded a Victory PW HM in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
7️⃣Awarded a Salon Gold Medal in Grand Photo Salon RIVNE-2019 [grandphotosalon.com.ua]. It is also featured in their website under awarded images.
8️⃣Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
9️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
1️⃣0️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Blue) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 20Apr2019. Link: bit.ly/2KUYFLE
1️⃣1️⃣Won 2nd place in My Favourite Shot Photography Competition organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2019 and it was featured on their website and received a Voucher Code from Zoomin worth 500/- [bit.ly/2vEUFEo]
1️⃣2️⃣AvTvISO in collaboration with Chiiz organized a Photo Tour to Kulasai Dasara Festival in 2019 where Udayan was one of the two mentors. His images were used in the Photo tour home page. This is one of those images. [Link. avtviso.chiiz.com
1️⃣3️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a HPS Bronzd in ATHENS-HPS Salon 2020 [theiaap.com/hps]
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Salon Silver in PhotoPanorama Circuit-2020 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a HM in Jazz Judging of Photo Sound Circuit-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded Special Street Prize/Photo Sound Ribbon in Classic Judging of Photo Sound Circuit-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FSS Gold in Bon Voyage-2020 [photoclub202.com]
1️⃣9️⃣Awarded a FIAP Silver in 3rd Benin International-2020 [beninphotocontest.com]
2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in Odessos-2020 [ophoto.org]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIAP Blue Ribbon in Monteverdi-2020 (unlimitedphoto.org)
2️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Bronze Medal in Tuscany Photo Awards-2020 [fotoincontro.it]
2️⃣3️⃣Awarded a HM in Golden Sands of S4C International Circuit-2020 [s4c-photo.org]
2️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Salon Praise in Zajecar Judging of Child-2020 [photoclub202.com]
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Ribbon in Ferula Salon-2020 [isphotoclub.com]
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Salon Silver in Photo Contest Bulgaria-2020 [photocontestbg.org]
2️⃣7️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in HERMES of 8th Olympic Photo Circuit-2020[olympicphotocircuit.com]
2️⃣8️⃣Awarded A HM in Indonesia Judging of Cross Continental circuit-2020 [ccc-photo.de]
2️⃣9️⃣Awarded a DUNAV Ribbon in Serbia judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
3️⃣0️⃣Awarded a IUP Diploma in China judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
3️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Salon Gold in Georgia Photo Salon-2021 (internationalsalons.net)
3️⃣2️⃣Awarded an IAAP Silver in ANDROMEDA-2021 (theiaap.com/ilker)
3️⃣3️⃣Salon HM in MOMBASA-2021 (aap-photo.com/mombasa)
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Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-30mm-20Oct2018-04:57:02

Performing rituals with fire in the Kulasai Mutharammam Temple during Kulasai Dasara.

1️⃣It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
2️⃣Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
3️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
4️⃣AvTvISO in collaboration with Chiiz organized a Photo Tour to Kulasai Dasara Festival in 2019 where Udayan was one of the two mentors. His images were used in the Photo tour home page. This is one of those images. [Link. avtviso.chiiz.com
5️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
6️⃣This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
7️⃣Featured on ACPE Distinction Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/artist/udayan-sankar-pal
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Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/7.1-ISO100-16mm-19Oct2018-17:06:05

Goddess Kali of Kulsai Dasara

1️⃣It was one of the seven images from Kulasai Dasara series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (January 2019 Issue) as portfolio.
2️⃣Udayan’s Kulasai Dasara has been featured in 4 pages of Chiiz Magazine-Volume 22-January2019 issue along with his profile picture as contributor. This is also featured on the cover and content page. This is one of the 8 images that printed in the magazine.
3️⃣One of the equal eight winers of photography contest on Traditions and featured in Indian Photo Arts e-Magazine-Jan2019 issue [indianphotoarts.com].
4️⃣This one of the two images that shortlisted for Pixellate Photography Exhibition conducted by Photography Club of India and Tessellate and it was part of their exhibition held at Chennai Mathematical Institute on 1-3 February 2019.
5️⃣Awarded a Photo-World Silver Medal in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
6️⃣#AvTvISO in collaboration with Chiiz organized a Photo Tour to Kulasai Dasara Festival in 2019 where Udayan was one of the two mentors. His images were used in the Photo tour home page. This is one of those images. It was also used on the poster. [Link. avtviso.chiiz.com
7️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
8️⃣This is one of the two images that were exhibited at PIXELS in BITS Pilani-Goa on the occasion of World Photography Day-2019 organized by their Dept of Photography.
9️⃣Featured on ACPE Distinction Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/artist/udayan-sankar-pal
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a CM in May-2020 Monthly InstaContest organized by @fotorbit_ig [bit.ly/3gRKdA9]
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a CM in FotoFeed Judging of Alokechitri National Circuit-2020 [alokechitri.in]
1️⃣2️⃣Won a Honorable Mention in TCH-Chiiz International Grant organized on the occasion of World Photography Day-2019 & exhibited virtually at thc.chiiz.com/exhibition.
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a HM in Blue Sky Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020.
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Medal in Tamilnadu National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Judges Choice Medal 2nd UFS National-2020 (ufsclub.in)
1️⃣6️⃣FIP Ribbon in IRIS 4th National-2021 (irisphotofoundation.com)

*** Kulasai Dasara is the grand festival of 300 year old Kulasai Mutharammam Temple which is located at Kulasekharapatnam in Tamil Nadu. In essence, Dasara is celebrated in the 10th day after 9-day of Navaratri festival across India. However, at Kulasai, it is celebrated as a 12-days function. It is estimated that around 2.5 Million [25Lakhs] devotees visited the temple in the 2018 celebrations.

Teams are formed from each village and are sponsored by the richest family of the village or the village head. One member from this team is chosen to don the avatar of Goddess Kali, the central god in this festival. A strict condition is that only a man can dress as Kali and has to fast for 41 days. Other members dress up like other Gods or Goddesses according to their choice. During Dasara, these devotees need to dress like the god/goddess every day and have to abstain from impure thoughts and bad habits. They need to commit to being pure in body, mind and soul.

Kulasekharapatnam is a tiny coastal town with extremely high humidity and temperature. In this climate, it’s not an easy commitment to be dressed as a god in heavy costume and with bold makeup. If this was not hard enough, they fast for 41 days and carry a pot of fire in their bare hands, wear multiple weighty false arms and a pair of metal glasses with a tiny hole limiting their vision to almost zero and are surrounded by people playing drums and loud music.
I have seen some of these avatars faint out of exhaustion, heat, the frenzy around them and dehydration.

Each team roams around many villages during Dasara and perform a ritualistic dance to earn some alms. As it is quite a lucrative way of earning money, some individuals, especially kids, also dressed in godly costumes to make some easy money.

During the last day of the festival, the celebrations peak. The avatars visit the temple and on the last leg of their journey through the temple corridor, they perform a ritualistic dance in devotion to the God. To depict the anger with which Goddess Lalithambigai destroyed Magisasuran, they enter a trance like state characterized by deafening music and violent dancing.

After they have offered their prayers, they then finally go the beach behind the temple and worship the fire that they have carried in their hands. A cleansing dip follows where they take a bath and immerse all the godly belongings which made them look like God. Local kids then have fun collecting these godly avatars to play with them or keep them as a memory.

An interesting thing however is that taking a dip in the sea with all the heavy costume is a practical problem as water makes everything seem heavier. So they just stand in the sea and spray some sea water on themselves symbolically and take off their costumes post that.

Millions of visitors come to attend this event. Sometimes an entire village arrives by buses or in trucks. They pitch their tents in open grounds for three days making it look like a mini picnic complete with cooking facilities.

Local residents are also very helpful towards these visitors. They allow them to take shelter in their homes. Some families even offer water and food to these visitors.

The final day looks like a colourful carnival where thousands of teams line up in a narrow lane marching towards the temple for hours often stretching day into night. It is life-time experience to witness the event and feel their faith & dedication.
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Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-8Oct2019-16:16:01
Devoutly religious
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Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-35mm-7Oct2019-21:36:15

1️⃣Featured on ACPE Distinction Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/artist/udayan-sankar-pal
2️⃣Accepted in 18 Percent Gray International Exhibition-2019 [exhibition.18gray.com] & featured in their eCatalog.
3️⃣Accepted in “Holy Island-6th International Art Exhibition of Sacral Motifs-2019” organized by Photo Club Kornat in Croatia [fotoklubkornat.hr] and published on their e-catalog.
4️⃣Awarded a WPG Diploma in WPG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
5️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Award in Rose Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
8️⃣Selected for 4th IMAGINEA-The Balurghat Photo Festival-2020 [fb/ddfpc17]
9️⃣Exhibited virtually at thc.chiiz.com/exhibition in TCH-Chiiz International Grant organized on the coosaion of World Photography day-2020
1️⃣0️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
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Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-35mm-7Oct2019-14:02:38

1️⃣Featured on ACPE Distinction Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/artist/udayan-sankar-pal
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-10Nov2015-15:22:00

Meet my 48 day old son, Ujan Atig Pal (UjanAtigPal.com) who does not know what to do with his two hands. So he plays with them by himself & makes new poses always. He had to stay in an ICU at a hospital as he was a premature baby born at 29 weeks. Doctors said that usually night shifts were boring as they did not have much work to do. However during the 37 nights that Atig stayed there, each night was memorable & not boring as they used to spend their time with him and see his new poses with his hands always. This time too he was posing in a new manner with two hands on his face and a naughty smile. I could not resist myself from taking this candid shot! By the way, he is a really tiny baby. You cannot probably guess how tiny he really is from this pic as I have digitally zoomed in to show his mischievous smile.

1️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Too Cute) & published on DPR website on 15th Dec 2015. Link: goo.gl/P71szf
2️⃣Kodak Moment of the Day on 9th December 2015. Link: goo.gl/C0Cz9n
3️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Facial Expression) & published on DPR website on 30th Jan 2016. Link: goo.gl/DcY6IH
4️⃣Selected as Mentor’s Choice in Camarena Academy [fb/groups/camarena.in] on 4th March 2016 & entered for the yearly contest to win the Grand Prize worth INR100,000/- and received a certificate. Here is the link: goo.gl/FSHoq2
5️⃣This image featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com titled “Baby’s day out: Learn how to photograph infants” that published on 11th March 2016.
6️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Smile) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in March2016. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
7️⃣Featured in an article on New Born Babies that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-June2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/FgHMWO.
8️⃣Won runner up prize of KlickIdeas Online Photography Contest-July 2016 and subject was emotion. Udayan was also featured on their award section [klickideas.com/awards]. Received a Sony 16GB PenDrive as a prize. It was also featured on their annual e-book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
9️⃣Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “Monochrome Portraits” Cellphone Photography Contest in Oct 2016.
1️⃣0️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Expression) & published on DPR website on 9th Jan 2017. Link: goo.gl/jA4uRf
1️⃣1️⃣Winner of #ClickSmyle instagram contest organized by Instagram@AshloPujo in Jan2017 [goo.gl/JKTHQj]. Received a beautiful coffee mug with this winning image printed on it as the prize.
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan submitted this image for Kalakaar 2016 Photography Contestorganized by www.kalakaar.org & received a participation certificate.
1️⃣3️⃣Udayan’s image was featured as Kodak Moment of the Day. Later he found that his image was became very popular among Chinese bloggers. He found more than 20 Chinese blogs where his image was shared. Some of them are: tuwenba.com, ptxz.com, ajiadian.com, twoeggz.com, xingz.cn, anyv.net, blog.sina.cn, oicwx.com, woweiquan.com , kejij.com, wxhaowen.com , yinews.cn, readhouse.net, chuansong.me, dy.163.com, gzhphb.com, kknews.cc, itunes.apple.com/cn, it.sohu.com
1️⃣4️⃣Selected as Admin’s Choice on thematic contest - Expressions in Fotorbit FB Group [goo.gl/Qw5CSs] on 26th March 2017 & entered for the yearly contest & exhibition. Here is the link: goo.gl/tj0TMo
1️⃣5️⃣Winner of the thematic contest [expression] organized by fotorbit.com in April2017 and it will be displayed in their Mega Annual Exhibition which is scheduled on 6-7 May 2017 at Gallery Gold in Kolkata. [Link: goo.gl/IvKjJp]
1️⃣6️⃣It has been adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCPortraitWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in May 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/ou3IDc & goo.gl/uoW6Ji]
1️⃣7️⃣Awarded with a Pictograph Gold in 1st Pictograph International Salon-2017 [psasalon.com]
1️⃣8️⃣It has been featured in a Halla.in Blog titled “21 Amazing Portraits you have never seen before” in September 2017. Link: goo.gl/JY8vhU
1️⃣9️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
2️⃣0️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Happiness) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 29th January 2018. Link: goo.gl/Yxoudj
2️⃣1️⃣Selected as one of the TOP50 in Vinora Goa All India Photography Contest and Exhibition-2018 and exhibited in Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa in Feb2018. Received a certificate for this exhibition.
2️⃣2️⃣This is one of the six image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his QPSA in 2018. Link: goo.gl/hA1xc9
2️⃣3️⃣Awarded Best Portrayal of Innocence in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
2️⃣4️⃣Featured in Camarena Academy Photographer’s Black Book -2018 edition
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded a MIROC Bronz Medal in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [4th MIROC Exhibition Penza-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
2️⃣6️⃣First prize in senior category of rotary photography competition-2019 organized by RD3190 & Rotary Siddarabetta.
2️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Magic DOF-2020 [dof.photomagart.com]
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-23Mar2016-13:34:00

It was close to 40 degrees in Bangalore and this was how I kept myself cool! Can you guess what I was missing then?

1️⃣Joint 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Childre in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in June2016. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
2️⃣Featured in an article on New Born Babies that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-June2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/FgHMWO.
3️⃣Joint 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Indoor Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in April2017. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
4️⃣This is one of the 56 photographs that GPU [gpuphoto.com] has framed and donated to the Children’s Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology, in Belgrade, Serbia (sbcprn.com) for the permanent exhibition in 2017 [Link: goo.gl/a4y3wp]. This project was also featured in their website [goo.gl/mRmpSX]. An article was featured in GPU Magazine [Issue 8/ 2018] with thumbnail pix of all the 56 photographs and all the photographers name.
5️⃣It has been featured on the winning page of Inspired by... Anne Geddes’ Baby Photography contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/ugZ36i
6️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Babies in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in December2017 [Link: goo.gl/dsksBB].
7️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
8️⃣Won “Judge Commended” award in Invention Contest in photocrowd.com
9️⃣It has been featured in a Halla.in blog titled “32 Amazing Mobile Clicks you have never seen before”. Link: goo.gl/JcerhQ
1️⃣0️⃣This is one of the six image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his QPSA in 2018. Link: goo.gl/hA1xc9
1️⃣1️⃣Won 2nd place in “Summer is here” photography contest organised by halla.in in May2018 and received a GV worth INR.1000/- from instagram.com/kashish_foto_vision and it was published in a Halla Blog. [goo.gl/5CsBj3]
1️⃣2️⃣Received an Honorable Mention in Mobile Photography Category at Eyewin Photography Awards-2018. [eyewinawards.com]

PRINT in Collection
1️⃣Children’s Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology via GPU/Belgrade
Tasty Toes
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-25Apr2016-22:01:00

I love tasting everything I can find my hands on these days. Found out that I could put my toes in my mouth today!

1️⃣Won the ‪#‎AvTvISO_BestOfMay2016‬ Contest. ‪#‎AVtvISO‬ is an Instagram hashtag & prize is a coffee mug with this winning image printed on it.
2️⃣It waS featured on a #AvTvISO poster in February 2017. Link: goo.gl/3nHywS
3️⃣Won the 2nd prize in Baby Face Photography Contest organized by FocusFixed.com in March2017 where 50% entry fees goes to a prize pool and it is divided into 3 parts (45%, 35% & 20%) for the first three winners. Udayan received an Amazon GV worth INR. 437/-. Link: goo.gl/uTDKTd
4️⃣Kodak Moment of the Day on 24th April 2017. Link: goo.gl/C0Cz9n
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Perungudi Lake
iPhone 7plus-1/2591Sec-f/1.8-ISO20-4mm-19Mar2018-11:25:22

In the hot Chennai afternoon when the sun burns on their backs, these boys like to take a dip in the cool waters of the Perungudi lake. Some competitive fun while they cool off is necessary too!

1️⃣Won 3rd Place in “Madrasapattinam 379” organized by Madras Photo Bloggers on the occasion of 379th Year of Madras and exhibited at VR Mall, Chennai in Aug2018. Received a beautiful trophy, certificate and a framed print.
2️⃣Won 2nd Runner-up in Sign of Summer Photography Contest organized by yourartgallery.com in 2018 and received a voucher code for a 12x18 HD Photographic Print. Link: goo.gl/Wtp3S4
3️⃣Awarded a Medal for BEST of Child Study in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
4️⃣Awarded a Medal for BEST of Lighting in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
5️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan which were exhibited in EoM2.0 or Eye of Madras-2nd Edition in Chennai from 25th to 27th January 2019 at CP Arts Centre. Udayan has received a beautiful trophy and a certificate of participation from this exhibition.
6️⃣It was printed in Sille Sanat Sarayi 2018 Members Almanac.
7️⃣Published in Lonely Planet Magazine India-May2019 issue as their favorite from their instagram share of previous month under the theme of Summer.
8️⃣It has been selected as Honourable Mention in “Motion” Photography Contest in 2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com
9️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
The era that went by
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Mahabalipuram
iPhone X-1/120Sec-f/1.8-ISO40-4mm-30Sep2018-06:42:18

A symbol of prestige and known for its hardiness, the Ambassador car was a gentle giant on the roads in its hey days. But neither time nor tide waits for anyone. Faster and sleeker cars took their place on the roads and the Ambassador gently got shoved to the sides of roadside. Neglected yet standing proud, it still serves a purpose. That of providing shade to a green overgrowth and of resting sports cycles against it.

1️⃣It has been featured in double spread at smart Photography-November2018 issue as Photo of the Month.
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Perungudi Lake
iPhone X-1/1116Sec-f/2.4-ISO16-4mm-4Nov2019-6:34:04

All I have ever heard is that Chennai has three climates, hot, hotter and hottest! But I think thats not always true. My morning jogs have shown me a different side to Chennai, a wintery foggy paradise that lasts until the first rays of the sun mature. I enjoy winters in Chennai!

1️⃣Awarded a Salon Bronze Medal from Through The Viewfinder [photoclubkragujevac.lumiere.at]
2️⃣Selected as the Honourable Mention in the “Cellphone Photography-Creative Silhouettes” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & published in the September 2020 issue.
3️⃣Received a Certificate of Appreciation from “Frame It”-1st National Mobile Photography Competition 2020 organized by fotocirclesociety.com
4️⃣Awarded a Master of Light Bronze Plaquette in Photo EXPO-2021 (photoexpo.me)
Time
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Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
iPhone 7plus-1/1312Sec-f/2.8-ISO20-4mm-19Jan2018-9:38:51

Time is an illusion.~Albert Einstein

1️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
2️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Itarsi Judging [wpaidelhi.com].
3️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in Foto Art International Super Circuit-2019 [Shutter Speed-Alipurduar Judging]. Fasc.in
4️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
5️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
6️⃣Awarded a Sunshine Gold Medal in Lens & View Judging of Sunshine Circuit-2020 [photoexhibition.in]
7️⃣Awarded a Merit Medal in Judging-II of Expression National Circuit-2020 [expressioncircuit.in]
8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in AP31 Bikaner Judging of Rajasthan Circuit-2020 [jcmcircuits.com]
9️⃣Awarded a FIP Silver in Artistic National Salon-2020 [artisticphotoclub.in]
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Tilted Rays Merit Award in Tilted Rays National Salon-2020 [tiltedrays.in]
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Paigah Tomb
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/500Sec-f/4-ISO1000-50mm-26Jul2014-15:29:51

A government appointed guard and his family oversee the safety of the precious Paigah Tombs, a series of mausoleums built for the Paigah nobility. These structures are specimens of remarkable artistry showing itself off in exquisite inlaid mosaic work with trellis made up of a variety of geometrical and floral designs in marble. This young daughter of the keeper was following Udayan while he went around photographing the amazing work and found herself become the subject of his frame next.

1️⃣Featured in photoburst.net as Photo of the Day on 1st September 2014 & shared on their facebook page. It was also published as news article at phuketnewsonline.com and it was also shared on photoburst email news letter.
2️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 22nd Jan 2014 as one of the ten images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Pattern.
3️⃣Won 1st prize in the May-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Pattern) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
4️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 21st Oct 2015 as one of the twelve images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Broken. It was also used to share the link on their FB page.
5️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in April 2016 issue.
6️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
7️⃣Won the 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Aperture) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & published in the blog as winning image and received two LP Book (Guide to Travel Photography & Beautiful World) as the double prize. [Link: goo.gl/IhzlNw]
8️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 10th January 2017.
9️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Rules of Third) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in July2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/SCzzjf].
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FK OHRID Silver in Boka Bay 2019 [Ohrid Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
1️⃣1️⃣Won the 3rd place in Portrait Photography Contest organized by instagram.com/phoconse in 2019 and received INR.2000/- as the cash award.
1️⃣2️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a WPG Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
Beat! Beat! Drums!
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Beat! Beat! Drums!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
0.3Sec-f/22-ISO100-26mm-17Aug2013-17:55:20

Migrant artisans lined up on a pavement making and selling their wares is quite a common sight in Hyderabad. A group of drummers lived on the pavement near the road that leads to the business district in Hyderabad with their extended families. Each male bread earner of the family converted a tree into their shop, hanging rudimentary drums that they and their immediate family made from low hanging branches. What caught Udayans eye was the impressive sales strategy these drummers adopted. They did not bother selling their wares to people walking on the road. They focused on people travelling in cars with their kids catching their attention by playing a peppy tune on the drums because this customer base guaranteed a good selling price over the pedestrians.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 19th Aug 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
2️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (The Long Commute-daytime) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 04th Nov 2013.
3️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (City Street Scenes) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group in November 2013.
4️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
5️⃣One of the Top5 images of MPC-2nd G.A.Binod Kumar Memorial Photo Contest-2014 (Theme- Street)
6️⃣Shortlisted for Darter-Creative Slow Speed Photography Contest with Manfrotto-2014 and published on their website at darter.in
7️⃣Aawarded a Salon HM in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com] & it is also featured on their eCatalog.
8️⃣It was one of the highly appreciated images of fortnightly theme contest -Slow Shutter Motion Blur organised by Photography Club of Assam FB Group in November 2017. Link: goo.gl/UsqM63
9️⃣Accepted in “Expect” contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018. Link: goo.gl/UqxFn5
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold Medal in WPAI Circuit 2018-Delhi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a BEST of City Life Medal in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣2️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold Medal in WPAI Circuit 2018-Ratlam judging [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold Medal in WPAI Circuit 2018-Pilkhuwa judging [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣4️⃣Used in a AvTvISO.com Contest poster in 2019 [goo.gl/UeU8Px]
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
Stop and Stare
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Stop and Stare
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/4Sec-f/22-ISO800-50mm-21Sep2013-13:56:07

The impressive arches of the Golkonda Fort, symmetrical and graceful, leads you into a complex labyrinth of rooms, stairways, corridors and open yards, each shrouded in layers of history. Mosques, ladies rooms, public conference rooms, war rooms, market places, this place was obviously a hub of activity in years past. Thronged by tourists, the fort has survived the ravages of time and still holds its place as a hub of activity in modern times. While one tourist was mesmerized with the architecture of the Fort, the others were off to explore more.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 27th Sep 2013. This News Paper is also available online at http://www.dc-epaper.com
2️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in November 2013 issue and shared on their FB & Twitter on 22nd Nov 2013.
3️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - October 2013 issue.
4️⃣Won 3rd Prize in The Camera Club of Hyderabads Monthly Flickr Contest (No-43)- Historical Architecture. 3 winning images featured in a poster & used in the cover of TheCCH for a month. Received a zoomin.com voucher for a 12x18 inch print (inclusive Tax&Shipping) as prize.
5️⃣It is one of his four photographs that exhibited in a group show with total 20 select photographs by Udayan and 5 other fellow photographers of Hyderabad Weekend Shoots (HWS) on the rich heritage of the enchanting city, Hyderabad, on 21st and 22nd November 2015 at Hill Fort Palace (Shrishti Art Gallery) in Hyderabad. The exhibition has been painstakingly curated and organized by Chandrasekhar Singh and is a part of the Hyderabad Heritage Festival-2015.
6️⃣Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
7️⃣Featured on smithsonianmag.com [goo.gl/BdWzkW]
8️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
9️⃣This is one of the three images that is a part of a travelling exhibition titled “Architecture” organized by thephotographicangle.co.uk and will be exhibited across UK in 2017.
1️⃣0️⃣Jointly 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Curve & Composition) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in July2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/1zcJZg].
1️⃣1️⃣Accepted in Konya Culture & Tourism Directorate 11th International Photo Contest-2017 [sillesanat.com] and printed in their catalog.
1️⃣2️⃣Won first place in IVAF.in FB Group Monthly Contest-2017 [fb/groups/1383652221727483] and theme was Travel. Link: goo.gl/97yBMX
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Sigma Art Academy Photography Contest-2019 [bit.ly/2I2sAPR]
Walk the talk
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Walk the talk
Golkonda Fort
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
1/45Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-14Dec2013-15:15:54

Big courtyards, complex labyrinths, a maze of arched walkways and scores of rooms. Golkonda Fort is the right place for curious tourists to spend their time unraveling the stories of past times. These two boys were a part of a school educational excursion. Udayan caught them wander off into one of the many geometrical corridors the fort is peppered with. What was the purpose of these corridors that went nowhere? Perhaps they were used just as it is used now, a safe place to “walk the talk“.

1️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 7th August 2013. This image also shared on their facebook page. It was also published as news article at phuketnews.easybranches.com.
2️⃣Published as Times Best (7 Jan 2014) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) on their FB page.
3️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 24 Jan 2014.
4️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
5️⃣Photofie.com used this pix on an online poster that featured as cover image of their FB page [fb/photofie] & shared on their FB group [FB/groups/photofie] related to their Architecture Contest in 2015.
6️⃣It is one of his four photographs that exhibited in a group show with total 20 select photographs by Udayan and 5 other fellow photographers of Hyderabad Weekend Shoots (HWS) on the rich heritage of the enchanting city, Hyderabad, on 21st and 22nd November 2015 at Hill Fort Palace (Shrishti Art Gallery) in Hyderabad. The exhibition has been painstakingly curated and organized by Chandrasekhar Singh and is a part of the Hyderabad Heritage Festival-2015.
7️⃣Accepted in Square 2015, the print salon organized by Photographic Society of Oman and featured on their eCatalog.
8️⃣Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
9️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
1️⃣0️⃣This is one of the three images that is a part of a travelling exhibition titled “Architecture” organized by thephotographicangle.co.uk and will be exhibited across UK in 2017.
Godly woman
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Godly woman
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/90Sec-f/2.8-ISO160-50mm-24Sep2014-13:27:34

A lively young lady at the idol makers colony happily posed for Udayan against an idol of Devi Durga, the invincible Indian goddess. They were migrant artisans who created idols for worship to cater to the growing demand of celebrating elaborate festivals in urban India. She had made Udayan promise that he would give her a few pictures as a keepsake later, so he went back 2 days later to keep his promise only to realize that a cruel twist of fate had taken her life in an accident at home the same day this image was clicked. This image was all that was left to remember her by.

1️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on exposure that published on 18th March 2015. It was used to share the article on their fb and the archived link.
2️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/Photography.24x7 weekly contest theme Smile & it was shared on the cover for a week in September 2015. It is also shared on their fb page.
3️⃣1st place & Special Choice winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Maa Durga & Navaratri) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Oct2015.
4️⃣halla.in used this image on a poster to celebrate Dussehra in 2015.
5️⃣Published in t2 CLICK (Theme was Devi) on 13 October 2015. t2 is supplementary of The Telegraph. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.telegraphindia.com
6️⃣Featured in an article on Exposure that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Nov2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ q2grDS
7️⃣This is one of the two images that got Honorable Mention in a contest titled “Cultural Values of India” organized by WPC [WorldPhotographersClub.com] in association with IIP [indianinstituteofphotography.com] in 2016 and received a certificate. These two images also featured in a coffee table book named “Cultural Values of India”. The book is available in two formats, paper back and hard cover.
8️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Forever) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) in Oct 2016 & published in the blog as one of the winning images. [Link: goo.gl/RWYh0h]
9️⃣One of the four winners [all equal rank] of teegully.com’s #ClickYourPujo contest in 2016. Prize was a t-shirt and Teegully gift voucher worth INR.100/-. [Link: goo.gl/vb5BSG]
1️⃣0️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Art & the Artisan] & it was shared on the cover for a week in December 2016. [Link: goo.gl/zf3dQJ]
1️⃣1️⃣It was one of the five images exhibited in Click-2017 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in] in March 2017 and received a Rental Voucher from Primes & Zooms [primesandzooms.in].
1️⃣2️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
Madanna Temple
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Madanna Temple
Golkonda Fort
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
1/90Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-14Dec2013-13:42:00

Hidden among the ruins of the Golkonda Fort lies an ancient Kali temple. Believed to be built during the time the Kakatiya reigned over this region, the temple lies sandwiched between two huge rocks. Udayan was captivated by the brilliantly painted rock faces and wanted to photograph it. This royally dressed young bride appeared out of nowhere at the head of the small wedge between the rocks completing the frame magically.

1️⃣Published as Times Choice (22 Dec 2013) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) & their FB page & group.
2️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 9th October 2014.
3️⃣Published in City Plus (City Supplementary) of Sakshi (a newspaper publishing from Hyderabad) on 12th Feb 2015. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.sakshi.com
4️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Nov 2015 issue. This issue is available online at archive.org or you can check it here at goo.gl/TluMby
5️⃣Featured on the cover of Photogrpher’s Paradise FB page in November 2017.
6️⃣It was a part of PhotoStop’s exhibition “Temples of India” held at Honeycomb Art Gallery in June 2015.
7️⃣One of the two images that got Honorable Mention in a contest titled “Cultural Values of India” organized by WPC [WorldPhotographersClub.com] in association with IIP [indianinstituteofphotography.com] in 2016 and received a certificate. These two images also featured in a coffee table book named “Cultural Values of India”. The book is available in two formats, paper back and hard cover.
8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Sigma Art Academy Photography Contest-2019 [bit.ly/2uNgl0P]
9️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in December 2015 issue. Also featured on their website at lonelyplanet.in [goo.gl/V55ZTo].
1️⃣0️⃣Featured on the winning page of National Dress contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/Q7qSns
Catch me if you can
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Catch me if you can
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/10Sec-f/8-ISO200-32mm-7Sep2014-08:01:04

Lotus pond is a small serene water body in the heart of Hyderabad city lined with a beautiful park where many people go for morning walks amidst the verdant natural beauty. Two young siblings were making the best use of the open space by playing catch-me-if-you-can together. Udayan found a compelling frame in their game between the dense foliage.

1️⃣Shortlisted as TOP20 for final round of Darter-Creative Slow Speed Photography Contest with Manfrotto-2014 and published on their website at darter.in
2️⃣One of the winners of Darter-Creative Slow Speed Photography Contest with Manfrotto-2014 and published on their website at darter.in & received a Manfrotto ML 120 pocket LED lights.
3️⃣Exhibited in Green Frame at Muse Art Gallery, Marriot Hotel, Hyderabad on 8th Feb 2015. It was organized to support the Green Run- Harithon. I am quoted in an article on this exhibition that has been published in The New Indian Express (Hyderabad Edition of the newspaper) on 9th Feb 2015. This paper is available online at epaper.newindianexpress.com
4️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on how to create soulful images that published on 5th March 2015. It was used to share the article on their fb and the archived link.
5️⃣Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
6️⃣Featured in an article on Soulful Images that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Oct2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ Pbkpll
7️⃣Won 1st place in the June-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Environment) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & but didn’t eligible for the prize accordint to the new contest rules that says previous month’s winner cannot get prize as Udayan won the May-2015 contest. [Link: goo.gl/14Gm1U]
8️⃣Printed in Sille Sanat Sarayi - 2017 Member Almanac
9️⃣Udayan’s article “Making Soulful Images“ has been printed in August issue of PSA Journal and this image is used with the article.
1️⃣0️⃣Used on 9th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2020 poster & also featured on their website at photographycontest.net.in as the cover image.
Welcome 2013!
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Welcome 2013!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/30Sec-f/4.5-ISO6400-36mm-31Dec2012-22:39:15

Through pinched fingers, a stream of colored chalk powder flows uninhibitedly to leave a wonderful mosaic of flowers, leaves, birds and abstract designs. In South India, Muggulu (as its known in AP) is a treasured art form passed on among women from generation to generation. This festive motif deftly drawn on the street outside Udayans home seemed to him the perfect way to herald 2013. Welcome 2013!

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 2nd Jan 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
2️⃣Published in Kamal Camera at Suppli (supplementary of Sakalbela, a Bengali News Paper, published from Kolkata) on 4th Jan 2013. This News Paper is also available online at sakalbela.com
3️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Jan-11 2013 and it was also shared on their fb.
4️⃣Published in Click Corner at Hyderabad Times (City Supplementary of Times of India) on 17th Jan 2013. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.timesofindia.com
5️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (India 6: Celebrations, Festivals, Cultural Events) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 22nd Aug 2013.
6️⃣Published in t2 CLICK (New Year) on 13 Jan 2015. t2 is supplementary of The Telegraph. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.telegraphindia.com
Best foot forward
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Best foot forward
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/2000Sec-f/4.5-ISO800-37mm-24Aug2013-17:12:09

Hyderabad Marathon-2013 saw people from all walks of life come together in camaraderie for the simple pleasure of running together.

1️⃣Featured in Sunday Magazine (06 Apr-2014 issue) of Namaste Telangana, a Leading News Paper published from Hyderabad. It was one of the images that published in that article. This magazine is also available online at epaper.namasthetelangaana.com
2️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on how to create soulful images that published on 5th March 2015.
3️⃣Featured in an article on Soulful Images that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Oct2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ Pbkpll
4️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SAM Circuit-2017 in Delhi Judging (wpaidelhi.com)
5️⃣Awarded a Best Story Telling Medal in Pune Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
6️⃣Awarded a CAS HM Medal in Kolkata Judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com)
7️⃣Udayan submitted this image to the weekly contest [Heart Touching Photograph] of TCR India Photography [fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom] but contest was cancelled because lack of entries. However the administrators selected this image for the weekly poster and Judges Choice of the Month-May2017 and Top20 Images of the Year-2017 contests. [Link: goo.gl/IE0zWP]
8️⃣Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 18-September2018 along with his profile picture as contributor.
9️⃣Winner of Photojournalism Photography contest organised by worldphotographersclub.com in Jan2019. It was selected as their Photo of the Week #4 and featured in the covers of their social media. Link: goo.gl/itNYgi
1️⃣0️⃣Winner in “Sports and Athletes” Photography Contest in 2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website and received Zoomin GV worth INR750/-. Link: goo.gl/2L1a5g6
1️⃣1️⃣It was selected as TOP15 in FotoFlare-2019 Photography Contest organized by gecphotoflare.in and exhibited at Goa Kala Academy.
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan’s article “Making Soulful Images“ has been printed in August issue of PSA Journal and this image is used with the article. It was also used in the index page.
1️⃣3️⃣Honorable Mention in Sport Photography Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in 2020 [bit.ly/2FkpzKz]
Hotshot Parrot
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Hotshot Parrot
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
1/4000Sec-f/4-ISO2000-20mm-15Mar2014-17:53:20

What a little fashionista it turned out to be posing in its pretty green plumes, the parrot walked the ramp on a tree branch for Udayan. After a while, it paused to swish its head around posing for the photographer to get a good shot.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 21st Mar 2014. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
2️⃣One of his seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
3️⃣Available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-68884607).
4️⃣Featured in an article titled “12 Best Wildlife Photo Contest Entries We Have Received” on blog.halla.in [Link: goo.gl/ojhziW]
Got to go up
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Got to go up
Mahabalipuram
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/2.8-ISO8000-23mm-18Oct2020-8:04:21
Stepping out
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Stepping out
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-16mm-29Aug2020-7:51:35
Snailmeal
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Snailmeal
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/30Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-50mm-27Oct2020-20:47:32
Single and Ready to Mingle
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Single and Ready to Mingle
Chennai
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/350Sec-f/11-ISO2000-200mm-9Jul2020-07:57:01
The Girlfriend
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The Girlfriend
Chennai
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/2000Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-200mm-29Jul2020-07:46:23

*Salon Acceptance
Painting
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Painting
Chennai
iPhone X-1/100Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-30Oct2020-6:17:29
Half shutter
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Half shutter
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1600Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-28mm-7Nov2020-11:56:34
Duck roast
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Duck roast
Tamilnadu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-16mm-6Dec2020-9:37:01
Dancing to the sea
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Dancing to the sea
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/500Sec-f/76.3-ISO250-70mm-21Nov2020-6:51:26
Cyclone NIVAR
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Cyclone NIVAR
OMR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/7.1-ISO320-23mm-25Nov2020-15:20:13
Clean sweep-II
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Clean sweep-II
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/640Sec-f/7.1-ISO100-70mm-20Nov2020-8:37:55
Chatty Chicken
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Chatty Chicken
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/50Sec-f/8-ISO100-70mm-18Sep2020-07:46:23
Cat company
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Cat company
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/320Sec-f/4.5-ISO100-25mm-17Oct2020-9:30:45

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Mar2021.
A rainy day-II
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A rainy day-II
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/100Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-16mm-17Oct2020-7:36:36
Cafe Conversation
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Cafe Conversation
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/8-ISO320-20mm-30Oct2020-7:00:44
Yellow umbrella
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Yellow umbrella
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/80Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-25mm-17Oct2020-7:00:02
Innocent Peddler of Death
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Innocent Peddler of Death
Kolkata
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/60Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-12May2003-16:45:00

The topic of the photographic project that Udayan was working on was titled “Click Against Cancer.” Trying to depict this topic in unusual way was difficult, yet that is what he wanted to do. As time was running out and the deadline nearing, he was always looking out for the perfect image. At a traffic signal, he saw this boy selling chewing tobacco (Guthka) hurriedly moving from one car window to another. He had to strike a deal before the lights turned green. It was a poignant reminder of the risk one is exposed to even from childhood. One has to stop using tobacco to ensure a cancer free life. The lights only turn green when we stop.

1️⃣Selected as one of the best 30 entries of Saman Bachpan Abhiyan National Photography Competition 2009 & exhibited in New Delhi from 12-15 Dec 2009.
2️⃣One of the winners of “Capturing Change” organized by TalentHouse & exhibited at Kala Ghoda Art Festival-2013 at Mumbai (2-10 Feb at Wall of Change, Rampart Row). This image was published on TalentHouse website (talenthouse.com) as well as on their facebook page. This image was also used in a poster of the exhibition.
3️⃣Awarded UPI Diploma & exhibited in 2nd International exhibition of art photography STREETS 2013 in Macedonia (kozjak50.com). Also published in the salon catalog as well as in the salon DVD. Got a UPI Ribbon for this image.
4️⃣Won in Street Photography Contest held by “Ek Sonali Diganta“ Magazine published from West Bengal & published in their Sep 2013 issue.
5️⃣This image on sale at photoshare.org which is a Knowledge for Health project, based at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs, helping international nonprofit organizations communicate health and development issues through photography.
6️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
7️⃣Got a “Special Mention” in Weekly Contest of Cam2oPhotowalkers FB Group in the 3rd week of August 2016 and theme was Taxi. [goo.gl/Sm2nuZ]
8️⃣Won 1st prize in the June-2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Urban Street) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a zoomin.com GiftVoucher worth INR750/-.
9️⃣It has won 2nd prize in “Harsh Reality Around” Photography Contest-2017 organised by CRY-IIT Kharagpur Volunteer Chapter and received a cash prize of INR.2000/- and a certificate. [facebook.com/CRY.IITKGP]
1️⃣0️⃣Awarded a PSA Bronze in 4th International Salon Singidunum 2018 [srbijafoto.rs]
1️⃣1️⃣Accepted in Tell Me Your Story contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018. Link: goo.gl/e2Az4P
1️⃣2️⃣Accepted in Tell A Social Problem with Photograph contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018. Link: goo.gl/2n7Zv2
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded ICS Honourable Mention in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Club Bronze in Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020 [diyasha.com]
and miles to go before I sleep
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and miles to go before I sleep
Ranchi 2004
Canon AE-1 Program with Sun MC 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro
Tv: 1/250 Av: 5.6 ISO: 100 Lens: 200mm Date: 22 Jan Time: 16:00

It was very cold and Udayan was not dressed to combat it. To make matters worse, he had no place to go until he boarded his train in the evening. The best option he had to battle the numbing cold was to walk. He chanced upon a temple being constructed on a hill. As he was climbing the steps, he came across this man carrying sand on this contraption that looked like a weighing scale. He had to climb 1000 steps each time to carry a small load of sand from the bottom of the hill as manual labor was the only way to carry building materials for a construction on a hill top.

1️⃣Published in the NationalGeographic website (ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Mar-04, 2010 (week 1) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Jan-25 2011
3️⃣Won 1st prize in the September-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Low-angle Shot) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com and a pdf book on digital photography.
4️⃣Used in a presentation without a credit or Udayan’s consent that is available on slideshare.net [goo.gl/FCSk1Q].
Still waters
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Still waters
Dawki
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/500Sec-f/11-ISO400-200mm-29Oct2017-13:36:55

A little paradise hidden 95 kilometers away from Shillong, the river Umngot flows through the village of Dawki near the Indo-Bangladesh border. The river forms the one common livelihood of Indians and Bangladeshis - fishing. Forgotten is the political divide as people from both countries became one here when they sit still for the fishes to take bait. Udayan used the opportunity to click their stillness in this frame.

1️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Black and White Composition) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in November2017 [Link: goo.gl/QtwTjS].
2️⃣PoD at D’PhotoCafe Fb Group [fb/g/thephotocafe] on 20th November 2017. Link: goo.gl/5YtQoo
3️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Dec 2017 issue.
4️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 18th December 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
5️⃣One of the TOP11 of #AvTvISO Club Members’ Best of 2017 Images Photography Contest and featured in the #AvTvISO_Calendar2018 received a Manfrotto Mini Tripod from Srishti DigiLife.
6️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College under Minimal theme & awarded with a certificate, a coffee mug and two passes of Krushnai Water Park of Pune and a discount voucher of Star Bucks.
7️⃣Featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Month in Popular: Top 27 Pictures from December Month’s Photo contest”. Link: goo.gl/PsFUZx
8️⃣Won 1st prize in the December-2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Your Best Shot in 2017) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch).
9️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that has been published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 10-January2018 along with his profile picture as contributor.
1️⃣0️⃣Received Judges Choice Award in Best Shot of November-2017 Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their blog. [Link: goo.gl/tvag7T]
1️⃣1️⃣Received Judges Choice Award in People at Work Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their blog in March2018. [Link: goo.gl/HRns97]
1️⃣2️⃣This is one of the six image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his QPSA in 2018. Link: goo.gl/hA1xc9
1️⃣3️⃣Used as the cover of “Best Shot of April 2018” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com. [Link: goo.gl/NPgwhP]
1️⃣4️⃣Winner of February2018 Monthly Contest organised by klickideas.com & theme was Water.
1️⃣5️⃣Won 2nd place in Retrospective 2018 Photography Contest organised by BITS Pilani Hyderabad on the occasion of Pearl, their Annual Cultural Fest and received a cash prize of INR6000/-.
1️⃣6️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in “Amazing Water” Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/kT5A7g
1️⃣7️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
1️⃣8️⃣2nd place winner in World Water Day Photo Contest-2019 organized by #communiTREE and prize was INR750/- and a free surfing class! [instagram.com/p/BvKLIlQAot5].
1️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in JCM Delhi Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
2️⃣0️⃣Selected as TOP15 in FotoFlare-2019 Photography Contest organized by gecphotoflare.in and exhibited at Goa Kala Academy. It was also selected for an award!
2️⃣1️⃣Honorable Mention from Monovision Photography Awards-2019 [monovisionsawards.com]
2️⃣2️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
2️⃣3️⃣This is one of the three images of Udayan which were the part of Ode To Water-A photography exhibition in Chennai to celebrate the world photography day in 2019 organized by Light & Life Academy.
2️⃣4️⃣Published in sillesanatsarayi.com as shortlited photographs of Members Contest-Minimalist in 2019.
2️⃣5️⃣2nd Runner Up of the Chiiz Click August 2020 Contest
2️⃣6️⃣Launched UttarPurv.com with this photograph as the cover in Jan2021.

COLLECTION
1️⃣Evani Mannur-London [16x20 Canvas-2019]
Getting Ready
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Getting Ready
Kannur
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/4000Sec-f/2.8-ISO1600-70mm-30Dec2018-10:15:31

Getting ready for Theyyam Festival in Kannur, Kerala.

1️⃣Printed in double spread at Journal section of Lonely Planet India Magazine-June2019 issue. They have also made a poster with this image and featured on their social media.
Chequered
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Chequered
Kolkata
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO1250-35mm-18Feb2020-17:43:02 [Digitally Manipulated]

1️⃣Awarded a Club Bronze in Sun Shadow 3rd National Salon-2020 [csssociety.com]
2️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in City Light-2020 [city.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
3️⃣Awarded a GPU HM in Hessen Judging of German International PhotoCup-2020 [germanphotocup.de]
4️⃣Merit award in APU Summer-2020 [summer.asiapu.com]
5️⃣Awarded a PSA China Silver Medal in 16th PSA China International-2020 [salon.psachina.org]
6️⃣Selected for AvTvISO Annual Exhibition-2020 & featured on the printed brochure.
7️⃣Awarded a ICPE Gold in KnowledgeBowl Judging of Bugis photo Cup Circuit-2020 [bugisphotocup.com]
8️⃣Awarded a eCM in SandvenImageHouse Judging of Bugis photo Cup Circuit-2020 [bugisphotocup.com]
9️⃣Awarded a CM in APU Autumn-2020 [autumn.asiapu.com]
1️⃣0️⃣Selected for AvTvISO Annual Exhibition-2020 & later they have donated the frame to some NGO.
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon 2nd UFS National-2020 (ufsclub.in)
Angle or Angel
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Angle or Angel
Kolkata
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/60Sec-f/1.4-ISO1000-50mm-18Feb2020-15:11:21 [Digitally Manipulated]

1️⃣Selected for AvTvISO Annual Exhibition-2020 & featured on the printed brochure.
Sunburn
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Sunburn
Goa
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/125Sec-f/4-ISO800-105mm-28Dec2014-19:49:46

The Sunburn Goa is a popular international electronic dance music festival which takes place over three days. World class DJs who make an appearance here every year are a prime attraction and draw major crowds to this festival. It is considered to be largest music festival of Asia and 9th best festival in the world as ranked by CNN. The three day extravaganza promotes music tourism in India attracting audiences from every nook and corner of the globe.

1️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 7th August 2015. It was also published as news article at phuketnewsonline.com & featured in the photoburst email newsletter.
2️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 16th Sep 2015 as one of the eleven images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Madness.
3️⃣Featured for a month on the cover of official twitter handle of Tata Group of Companies (@TataCompanies) for winning the ‎“CoverShot‬” contest in December 2015 & received INR 10,000 worth Tanishq Gift Voucher.
4️⃣Won the 1st place [2nd week in a row!] in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Digital) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & published in the blog as winning image and received a LP Book of Udayan’s choice [Wild World]. [Link: goo.gl/DdQUFV]
5️⃣Used in a news article on festivalsherpa.com in Sept2016. [goo.gl/5bUfcO]
6️⃣Featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
7️⃣Won 1st prize in the April-2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Music) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a zoomin.com Gift Voucher worth INR.750/-.
8️⃣Used in a news article on festivalsherpa.com in Apr2017. [goo.gl/FQ6ewr]
9️⃣Used in a blog post about “10 Most Vibrant EDM Festival In The World You Need To Be In” on neonsneaker.com without Udayan’s consent or credit. [goo.gl/QH95xs]
1️⃣0️⃣Used in a blog post on ohmyindia.com without Udayan’s consent or credit. [goo.gl/TpVmd9]
1️⃣1️⃣sed in a blog post about “10 Music Festivals You Should Experience at Least Once in Your Life” on luxguestlist.com without Udayan’s consent or credit. [goo.gl/mYk1mV]
1️⃣2️⃣mypurplemartini.co.in used this image to promote the ticket sale of Sunburn Festival without Udayan’s consent or credit. Link: goo.gl/i1pFPs
1️⃣3️⃣Featured on the winning page of Fans contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/xLyYuJ
1️⃣4️⃣Divya Marathi [divyamarathi.bhaskar.com], a Marathi News paper used this image on their online portal without his consent or credit. Link: goo.gl/h7Ae6a
1️⃣5️⃣newsgram.com, a news agency used Udayan’s image without his consent or credit. Link: goo.gl/6rUAAa
1️⃣6️⃣festground.com used this image to promote their ticket sale of an event [Sunburn] without his consent or credit. Link: goo.gl/tZpWiu
1️⃣7️⃣travelmywayforless.com used this image in a blog post titled “7 Festivals you should attend in Goa” without permission or credit. Link: travelmywayforless.com/festivals-in-goa/
1️⃣8️⃣thrillophilia.com used this image in a blog post titled “20 Best Things to Do in North Goa” without permission or credit. Link: goo.gl/TRCmsh
1️⃣9️⃣travelur.com used this image in a blog post titled “The most happening places in India to celebrate new year eve!” without permission or credit. Link: goo.gl/FmfP4p. Later they have paid INR3000/- as compensation when contacted in June2018.
2️⃣0️⃣TataSky used this image without Udayan’s permission and/or credit to their blogbuster.tatasky.com. Link: goo.gl/n2phCJ
2️⃣1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
2️⃣2️⃣Featured in Chiiz Magazine-May2021.
Tiranga
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Tiranga
Canning 2003
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/120Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-26Dec2003-6:30:00

Udayans family was celebrating Republic Day at his home in Canning, West Bengal, early morning on 26th January 2003. Everyone from the neighborhood was present while the Indian Flag (Tiranga) was being hoisted. Emotions ran high and camaraderie spread. His close friend, Shibajee Sinha, saw the reflection of the Indian flag in Udayans sisters eye as it was being hoisted. Shibajee urged him to capture the moment, an apt ode to the Bengali phrase “chokher moni” meaning most beloved.

1️⃣Featured as a double spread in TIRANGA, a coffee-table book (ISBN 81-88249-01-7) from NEOVISION Publishers Pvt Ltd (www.neovisionpublishers.com) in 2005. All the images in this book were prize-winning entries from a contest organized by Flag Foundation of India (www.yuvahindustani.com) in 2004.
2️⃣One of 10 winning images of “Imaginext Photo Shoot Contest 2010“ organized by Nikita Distributors (National Distributor of Vanguard) & won a Vanguard Alta+225CT Carbon Fiber Tripod. It was also published at organizer website: imaginext.co.in
3️⃣It was a exhibited in Turkey on the occasion of their 97th Republic Day organized by Sille Sanath Sarayi & theme of the exhibition was National Flag of the world.
Durga
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Durga
Kolkata 2003
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/30Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-15Mar2003-13:45:00

“Durga” literally means “the inaccessible or the invincible. As a goddess, Durgas feminine power contains the combined energies of all the gods. This sculpture of the revered Goddess is made of terracotta, a material of choice in West Bengal for creating artistic figurines. This image was shot at The Indian Museum at Kolkata while Udayans girlfriend was admiring it. As her reflection fell on the glass showcase, he wanted to capture the beauty and power of womanhood embodied in Hindu mythological literature as well as in the world he lives in.

1️⃣Won a prize in RIFT (Regional Institute of Film & Television, Kolkata) Photography Contest-2004.
2️⃣Published in fotoflock.com [Fotoflock by Epson] as Photo of the Day on Oct-12 2013. Editorial comment was “A view inside the heart of a Goddess. Udayan Sankar Pal creatively captures the reflection of a woman on the statue of the Goddess, giving us a very thought provoking image.“
3️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Reflections) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group in November 2013.
4️⃣Shortlisted and exhibited in Montage-14 (Reflection section), a National Photography Contest and Exhibition (in Apr-2014 at ICCR, Kolkata) organized by Jadavpur University Photographic Club and published on their website at jupconline.com & the contest eCatalog.
5️⃣Got a Special Mention in Photography Contest FB Group [fb/groups/637574206320483] Monthly Contest (August 2014 - Reflective Photography)
Eye candy
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Eye candy
Pondicherry
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO640-20mm-24Oct2020-11:39:56

1️⃣Consolation prize winner in Street Life Contest organized by Photographer’s Association Of Jamshedpur.
2️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Christmas National Salon-2020 (clickerzcommunity.in)
3️⃣Featured as the cover image of CMYK-2021 National Salon of Photography at cmyk.avtviso.com. It was also used in their printed catalog & in some framed mementos.
4️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Judgig-1 of Kolkata Shadowlines Natioal Circuit-2021 (kolkatashadowlines.com)
Rangan
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Canning
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1/125Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-10Jul2001-08:30:00

Clear away clutter, dispose the unwanted, opines Udayan. So when he would finish developing the film roles, he would throw away the prints he believed were of inferior quality, much to the frustration of his mother who would pay by her nose to sponsor his passion. His close friend Shibajee Sinha would often scavenge for these discarded photographs to treasure as he had a special liking for Udayans perspective and was his staunch supporter. This image was retrieved by Shibajee and sent to a photography competition advertised in the local newspaper and sponsored by Fuji Films without Udayans knowledge. It won the 3rd prize in the competition and was featured in the paper as well. It is one of Udayans most treasured photograph since.

1️⃣Won Photo of the Day in “Click Karun Camera Jitun“ contest which was organized by FUJIFILM & Sangbad Pratidin (a Bengali news paper publishing from Kolkata). It was published in Sangbad Pratidin in the 4th Nov, 2003 edition.
2️⃣eatured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 10 Boring Photography Clich’s to avoid that published on 26th Aug 2015.
3️⃣Featured in an article on Boring Photography Cliches that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Dec2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ HtFxHs. This article shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/6CuXKF
4️⃣Exhibited in 4th Annual Exhibition on Nature Photography-2001 organized by JAVINLA, a Kolkata based nature club & published in its catalog.
Leap of Faith
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Leap of Faith
Hampi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/750Sec-f/8-ISO400-42mm-28Aug2016-17:42:14

As evening approached, a troop of monkeys led by its leader jumped across these vast spaces between tall steep boulders at a temple near Hampi. Udayan froze this moment in a picture when one monkey was still in air. What gave it the courage to take such a leap of faith? Was it confidence in himself or blind faith in his leader?

1️⃣Selected as Mentor’s Choice in Camarena Academy [fb/groups/camarena.in] on 28th October 2016 & entered for the yearly contest to win the Grand Prize worth INR100,000/- and received a certificate. Here is the link: goo.gl/YuTyDH
2️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: In) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & featured in their blog [Link: goo.gl/EJHbAw]
3️⃣Won 1st prize in the December-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Best of 2016) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com and a pdf book on digital photography.
4️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Jan-13, 2017.
5️⃣Jointly 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Wildlife in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in February2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/JTZqNK].
6️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. This is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
7️⃣Got honorable mention in Black & White Photography Contest organized by worldphotographersclub.com in Feb 2017 and published on their website. [goo.gl/5IuVru]
8️⃣Shortlisted in Wildlife Photography Competition organized by photofie.com in 2017 and featured on their website. [goo.gl/HX77wV]
9️⃣Adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCMammalWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in June 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/xhpLvT & goo.gl/kuPteY]
1️⃣0️⃣Won the 2nd place in thematic contest [Capturing Action] in June 2017 organized by Photography Club of Assam-Barpeta Branch in their fb group [fb/groups/PCABB] and received a certificate. [Link: goo.gl/grfdVj]
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded Salon HM in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Montenegro judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com]. It is also featured on their eCatalog.
1️⃣2️⃣Won 1st prize in Imagine with Freedom photo contest on the occasion of India Independence day in August 2017 organized by Photography Club of Assam and prize sponsored by Manfrotto [Link: goo.gl/hYQc5N]
1️⃣3️⃣One of the TOP10 of “Pixelscapes x Snap Store present Photography Contest” in 2017 [goo.gl/dHM9Vj]
1️⃣4️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
1️⃣5️⃣Accepted in 1st Contest for the Members of Sille Sanat Sarayi in 2018 [That Moment] and featured on their website at sillesanat.com.[goo.gl/CQkMyt]
1️⃣6️⃣Featured in a halla.in blog post titled “10+ Stunning Entries To The 2018 Wild Animals Photo Contest”. Link: goo.gl/ABxjTr
1️⃣7️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in “From Down Below” Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/UYTHSk
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded a FIAP Blue Ribbon in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
1️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Master of Light HM Ribbon in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc] and it was alos featured in their catalog and website under awarded images.
2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a GRADAC PGI HM in Boka Bay 2019 [Cacak Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
2️⃣1️⃣Won a Honourable Mention in the “Freezing Motion” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & printed in the June 2019 issue.
2️⃣2️⃣Selected for the exhibition at DJMPC-2019.
2️⃣3️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in “Motion” Photography Contest in 2019 organized by worldphotographersclub.com
2️⃣4️⃣Selected as TOP15 in FotoFlare-2019 Photography Contest organized by gecphotoflare.in and exhibited at Goa Kala Academy.
2️⃣5️⃣One of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a NAPSL Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
2️⃣7️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Aug2020 [41th issue].
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Two boats
Kochi Backwater
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/180Sec-f/11-ISO800-35mm-11Nov2017-14:37:57

Together in love or simply tied together, these two boats looked like a couple enjoying the calm, scenic and romantic view of the lush greenery and the winding river at Kerala.

1️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 10th January 2018 and featured on their website as cover image.
2️⃣Featured in double spread at smart Photography-March2018 issue as Smart Travel Shot.
3️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was My Photo Is Art) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 1st April 2018. Link: goo.gl/PskRZG
4️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in July 2018 issue.
5️⃣Awarded a WPAI Bronze in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
7️⃣Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
Ka Kshaid Sum Syiem
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Ka Kshaid Sum Syiem
Cherapunji
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
30Sec-f/22-ISO100-23mm-28Oct2017-14:09:35

... the hill touched the far-away sea with its waterfall.
~Rabindranath Tagore

1️⃣Featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Week in Popular: Top 10 Photos on Halla Last Week”. Link: goo.gl/WktpDU
2️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 20th November 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
3️⃣Selected under TOP35 of 35AWARDS 2017 Mini Contest on Waterfalls and featured on their website [goo.gl/jSXu46]
4️⃣Awarded a FIP CM [Federation of Indian Photography-Certificate of Merit] in 2nd FIP National Digital Circuit 2018-Dimapur Judging [fip.org.in].
5️⃣Awarded a FIP CM [Federation of Indian Photography-Certificate of Merit] in 2nd FIP National Digital Circuit 2018-Patna Judging [fip.org.in].
6️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was River, Stream, Brook or Trickle) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 17June2018. Link: goo.gl/mnvJBc
7️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Stone) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 8July2018. Link: goo.gl/fg3euH
8️⃣Awarded FIP Certificate of Merit in 1st FIP Grand International Print Salon 2018 [fip.org.in]. It has also featured on their website as “Glimpses of 1st FIP International Print Salon 2018”. Link: goo.gl/pacZbZ. It has also featured in the Salon eCatalog.
9️⃣Won a Certificate of Merit and cash award of INR.10,000/- in DJMPC International Photography Contest-2018. dinamalar.com, a news portal of Dinamalar [a Tamil National Daily Newspaper] featured an online article on the winning images and this has been featured in that article too.. Link: goo.gl/6bd262
1️⃣0️⃣Accepted in “Bucovina Mileniul III” International Salon of Photographic Art-2018 [goo.gl/xRX2ur] and printed in their catalog.
1️⃣1️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [CRETE Judging]. greekcircuit.com
1️⃣2️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
1️⃣3️⃣Used in a poster to promote DJ Memorial Photography Contest -2019 as it was one of the CM winners in 2018. [bit.ly/2wzSqmj]
1️⃣4️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in PAB Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]. It is also printed as selected work in the Federation of Indian Photography’s monthly journal, View Finder-July 2019 Issue.
1️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
1️⃣7️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
1️⃣8️⃣Featured in Oct2019 NewsLetter of thephotographicangle.co.uk
1️⃣9️⃣Accepted in 18 Percent Gray International Exhibition-2019 [exhibition.18gray.com] & featured in their eCatalog.
2️⃣0️⃣Awarded a NAPSL Gold in NAPSL 40th Anniversary International Salon-2020 [napsl.com]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Artistic Bronze in Artistic National Salon-2020 [artisticphotoclub.in]
2️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Salon Silver in SMEDEREVO-2020 [international.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
2️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon Mention in Monteverdi-2020 (unlimitedphoto.org)
2️⃣4️⃣Awarded a CM in JCM Judging of Unversal Image Circuit-2020 (jcmcircuits.com)
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded a IUP Diploma in Serbia judging of World of Friendship Circuit-2020 (worldfriendship.iupcontest.com)
2️⃣6️⃣Featured as UttarPurv.com cover photograph in March2021 & also featured on their poster.
2️⃣7️⃣IPE HM eCertificate in Judging-2 of IPE Worldwide Circuit-2021 (ipecircuits.com)
2️⃣8️⃣IPE HM eCertificate in Judging-3 of IPE Worldwide Circuit-2021 (ipecircuits.com)
2️⃣9️⃣FIP Ribbon in 3rd Indian Viewfinder International-2021 (fip.org.in)
Yellow cycle
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Yellow cycle
Mahabalipuram Fishing Village
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/750Sec-f/4-ISO640-24mm-12May2019-8:8:27

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” ~ John F Kennedy

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Feb2020 along with his profile picture as contributor.
Dawn
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Dawn
Canning
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-28mm-19Feb2020-6:30:03
Raindrops!
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Raindrops!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/60Sec-f/1.4-ISO800-50mm-12Jul2013-03:09:17

Pitter patter fell the rain drops gently on the umbrella Udayan was using to shield his camera with while photographing the night lights at Hyderabad this monsoon. Just as he was done, he saw this fascinating frame that the raindrops made on his umbrella. The sensuous curves of the drops on the fine textured cloth captured the romance of the season perfectly!

1️⃣Won 1st Prize in Vanguard Monsoon Photography Contest - July 2013 & prize was a Tatonka Laptop Cum Office Bag.
2️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
3️⃣Got a special mention in the weekly contest (Theme- Monsoon) of Photographers Paradise FB Group (facebook.com/groups/PhotographyParadise) on July 2014.
4️⃣Used in the 3rd SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2014 poster. The poster was also published in Smart Photography Magazine -Nov 2014 and Better Photography Magazine -Dec 2014 issue.
5️⃣Won 2nd Prize in Vanguard Monsoon Splash Photography Contest - June 2015.
6️⃣Won the ‪#‎InstaProjectAtoZ‬ ‪#‎Artify‬ contest in May 2016 of instagram@AmazonDotIn & the prize was a GiftVoucher of INR.1000/-. It is a 26 weeks long contest where they will share a theme each week with an alphabet every week. Started with A & will end with Z at the 26th week.
7️⃣1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Umbrella & Monsoon) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Jun2016 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
8️⃣Featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
9️⃣This is one of the four images of Udayan that is a part of a touring exhibition on the theme of Patterns organized by TPA [hephotographicangle.co.uk] comprises of 200 images in total and will travel across the UK transforming otherwise unused spaces into temporary galleries in 2018.
Yellow Summer
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Yellow Summer
Pondicherry
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/8-ISO250-35mm-14Apr2019-11:44:45

The guard placed his blue chair under the big tree away from the gate to seek shelter from the harsh yellow sun. But he had to leave it often braving the heat as he performed his duty of guarding the perimeter of the house while his chair waited for him to come back.

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Feb2020 along with his profile picture as contributor.
2️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Seats) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 8April2020. Link: bit.ly/2Xh9PyK
Pondicherry
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Pondicherry
Pondicherry
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/45Sec-f/8-ISO200-35mm-14Apr2019-12:41:30

1️⃣diyasha.com used it as their website cover photo for their Pondicherry 1st National Salon-2020. They have also used this photograph in FB Adv to promote this salon.
Blue chair
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Blue chair
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1250Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-32mm-18Oct2018-16:01:40

A local family placed a chair outside their home so any visitor can take some rest during Kulasai Dasara.
Lotus
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Lotus
Hyderabad Zoo
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM
1/500Sec-f/4-ISO100-105mm-7Dec2013-14:29:23

Beauty is often found in the most unlikely places. On a cold winter afternoon, Udayan found these delicate lotus flowers in a secluded pool of water at the Nehru Zoological Park in Hyderabad. The play of light on the water, the leaves and the petals of the flowers is what caught Udayans attention in this frame.

1️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014. It was also used in a post on their blog.
2️⃣One of his three images that were exhibited in Perspektiven - Water - The Element of Life at Goethe-Zentrum, Hyderabad from 26th September to 8th October, 2014.
3️⃣Featured as the Cover Image of worldphotographersclub.com in Oct 2016.
Old Marine
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Old Marine
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/1000Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-28mm-17Oct2020-9:11:00

*Accepted in salon/s
A cycle in sight
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A cycle in sight
Pondicherry
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO640-35mm-24Oct2020-9:53:20

*Accepted in salon/s
Cat at the Temple Door
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Cat at the Temple Door
Mylapore
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/5-ISO640-35mm-22Aug2020-7:58:18
Yellow Cone
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Yellow Cone
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/8000Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-95mm-11Mar2019-12:04:13

1️⃣Won a HM in Still Life Contest organized by Better Photography in 2019 [bit.ly/31lygMP]
Audax
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Audax
Madurai-Theni HighWay
iPhone X-1/1715Sec-f/1.8-ISO20-4mm-26Jan2019-10:50:18

*Accepted in salon/s
Global Lockdown
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Global Lockdown
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-28mm-12Sep2020-8:9:24
Postbox
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Postbox
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/60Sec-f/8-ISO200-80mm-22Aug2020-7:07:12

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
People-I
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People-I
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/160Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-105mm-1Aug2020-7:45:36

*Accepted in salon/s
Morning-II
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Morning-II
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-14Aug2020-8:26:50

*Accepted in Salon.
Morning-I
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Morning-I
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/80Sec-f/3.2-ISO100-70mm-18Jul2020-7:14:35

*Accepted in salon
Chennaiswamy
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Chennaiswamy
Kannaginagar-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-27Jul2020-7:17:46

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
2️⃣Awarded a BACP HM in Belarus Salon of Camera Obscura Circuit-2020 [photoclub-danube.com]
Autowala
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Autowala
Kannaginagar-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-27Jul2020-7:52:15

1️⃣Printed on Cover page of The Hindu [News Paper]-Chennai Edition on 21st Aug 2020 as part of Madras Day Celebration where they asked the reader to send photos on the theme “Capture what Madras means to you”. It was also used on a poster for their social media & published on their online blog [bit.ly/34kxJx0]
Ant on my plant
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Ant on my plant
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
1/400Sec-f/11-ISO1250-100mm-4Jul2020-10:57:31

1️⃣Featured on a Better Photography Poster to promote their Unseen Nature Contest-2020 [instagram.com/p/CDF5W6qqrRz]
A Geometric Affair
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A Geometric Affair
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/400Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-70mm-2Mar2018-18:10:58

“Where there is matter, there is geometry” said Johannes Kepler. The regular act of hanging the mop out to dry against a bright red wall behind a neighbour’s home made for a great study on angles and lines.

*Accepted in Salon
Kodungallur Bharani-I
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Kodungallur Bharani-I
Kodungallur Bhagavathy Temple
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/8-ISO320-24mm-7Apr2019-16:11:24

*Accepted in Salon
Off the beaten track
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Off the beaten track
Canning
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-29mm-19Feb2020-6:15:53

*Accepted in Salon/s
Safe
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Safe
Kumortuli
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/4000Sec-f/1.4-ISO200-50mm-17eb2020-12:36:29

1️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-May2020 [38th issue].
Mylapore Festival
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Mylapore Festival
Mylapore
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-12Jan2020-16:40:01

*Accepted in Salon/s
Bicycle
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Bicycle
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/20Sec-f/2.8-ISO12800-35mm-4May2019-22:52:57

*Accepted in Salon/s
Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO6400-16mm-5Jan2019-20:19:35

An orderly line of inflated balloons stood in line ready to take off with its load of tourists at the 5th Tamilnadu Hot Air Balloon Festival-2019 in Chennai on. The fire within the balloons burned as wildly as the desire in a tourists heart to see the city from up above.

*Accepted in Salon/s
Reaching the star
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Reaching the star
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/25Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-22mm-5Jan2019-18:24:57

Thalaiva, the leader of the South Indian film industry, the lord of people’s hearts... a hero loved, revered and worshiped by millions of people around the World. Actor Rajnikanth has received much admiration from his fans. This one could not contain his joy at seeing the larger-than-life actor before him in a film’s poster on a hot air balloon at the 5th Tamilnadu Hot Air Balloon Festival-2019. Reaching the Star!

*Accepted in Salon/s
Rapunzel
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Mahabalipuram Fishing Village
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/1000Sec-f/4-ISO640-35mm-12May2019-8:24:47

This girl had a smile that could light up the world and hair like long silken threads. She was perhaps getting ready to go somewhere as she combed her hair looking down at her friends playing in the street. I could not help but think of her as an Indian Rapunzel who as in the Fairy tale was locked up in her high tower wishing she was able to join her friends below soon.

1️⃣Awarded a ISF HM in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
Framed for Eternity
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Framed for Eternity
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/15Sec-f/18-ISO800-19mm-30Sep2012-05:37:06

An enchanting sunrise at Vizag often entails the various elements that Udayan captured in this image. A gorgeous sky, serene sea, distant ships, few morning walkers, some divine music softly playing on loud speakers along the road, lots of greenery and a calmness you can otherwise find in temples or prayer houses. Udayan could not resist capturing this frame for eternity.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Vizag Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 5th Oct 2012.
2️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
3️⃣Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
Fishing
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Fishing
Dawki
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/1500Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-88mm-29Oct2017-14:14:28

There are people that fish and those who just disturb the water.
~ Chinese Proverb

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Shnongpdeng
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Shnongpdeng
Shnongpdeng
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/50Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-24mm-29Oct2017-16:42:50

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

1️⃣Won 2nd place in the January-2018 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Mountains and Hills) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch). This was the last contest of them with voting. It will be a judge based contest from February-2018 and Udayan will be one of the three judges for this contest for future onwards.
2️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in “Sunset & Sunrise” Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/abXgsS
Rooms full of light
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Rooms full of light
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105 F/4L IS USM
1/750Sec-f/4-ISO1600-105mm-15Nov2014-20:19:02

Amazing shapes, intricate patterns, numerous colors all synergized by a warm glowing incandescent light. Every time Udayan drove by this shop, he was drawn to this festive display. Aulus Cornelius Celsus once said “Live in rooms full of light“. Who can resist such an alluring room full of light?

1️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 20th Jan 2015 on the theme #IntoTheLight & won a free copy of the magazine. It is also shared on their twitter & facebook.
2️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 22nd Jan 2015. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
3️⃣Featured as Cover Picture of Halla.in facebook page (fb/hallaexpress) in July2015.
4️⃣Won 1st prize in the April-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Theme was Light) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
5️⃣Selected as a Winner of talenthouse.com’s “The Perfect Shot” Campaign for Shopping Category in 2016 and also featured on their website [goo.gl/L5lmZi].
6️⃣One of the finalist images of “Light” contest organized by WorldPhotographersClub.com and published on their website as playlist in 2016 [goo.gl/jix5BU].
7️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Dewas judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
8️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was The Storefront of Today) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 7Dec2018. Link: goo.gl/yD12fm
9️⃣Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Nov2020.
A new day has come
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A new day has come
Marina Beach
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-26Jan2017-07:32:36

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new sun
A new day has come

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Feb-27, 2017.
Basket in the air
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Basket in the air
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/8000Sec-f/3.5-ISO400-20mm-7Sep2017-07:33:45

The Kasimedu Fishing Harbor at Chennai comes alive when a trawler pulls in with a load of fish. Porters like this one in the shadow hold up their cane baskets to not only protect themselves from the sun, but also to avoid bumping into each other as they weave their way to the waiting customer while also indicating that they are available for hire with their raised posture. In its shadow, this unique way of life was captured perfectly.

1️⃣Featured on Flickr blog as Honorable Mentions of “Flickr Heroes of the Week” in September2017. [Link: goo.gl/ipuJtc]. It was also featured in their Instagram Story for a day [@flickr].
2️⃣elected as #HallaDailySnap on 9th October 2017 and featured on their website as cover image [halla.in]. It has also featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Month in Popular: Top 35 Pictures from October Month’s Photo contest”. Link: goo.gl/7K1U6D
3️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Oct 2017 issue.
4️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 22nd November 2017.
Waiting for fish
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Waiting for fish
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-31mm-22Jul2017-07:07:50

There was silence as day broke over some stacked crates and a tri-cycle parked in front of a wholesale fish shop. As trawlers from the deep sea bring in the day’s catch, the hustle of selling fish would bring everything to life. This is one slice from the amazing street life Udayan saw of the lull before the storm a trawler of fresh fish brings to the Kasimedu Fishing Village in Chennai.

1️⃣Selected as the winner of Urban Photo Contest organized by photofie.com in 2017 and published on their blog [Link: goo.gl/daZpNj].
2️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 9th September 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
3️⃣Featured in a photofie.com blog titled “Have we mentioned that we love stylish, smart and elegant clicks?” in Oct2017. Link: goo.gl/EFDqsn
Breezy Beach
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Breezy Beach
Edward Elliot’s Beach
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
0.4Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-18Nov2018-18:00:00

Have you ever had a warm roasted, lemon and chili spiced corn on the cob at a beach with the moisture laden wind blowing on your face as you watch the waves gently crashing on the shore? If you have not, you must! Go to the Besant Nagar Beach in Chennai and order your corn cob freshly roasted before you in a hand-operated fire spewing barbecue now!

1️⃣Selected as the Honourable Mention in the “Creative Long Exposures” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & published in the March 2020 issue.
2️⃣Selected as the Honourable Mention in the “Enchanting Long Exposures” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & published in the Nov 2020 issue.
Concentric Circles
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Concentric Circles
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/40Sec-f/2.8-ISO8000-23mm-5Jan2019-18:33:12

Dwarfed by these hot air balloons, the tiny humans went about their business of getting these giants ready for an evening of floating and flying. The concentric circular pattern of the balloon expanded with every gust of wind being blown into it making the humans in the distance appear even smaller.

1️⃣Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 14th Feb 2019 and featured on their website as cover image.
2️⃣Featured in a Halla.in blog post titled “10 Photography Trends for 2019”. Link: goo.gl/Dj3cNx
3️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in April 2019 issue.
It is all in my destiny
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It is all in my destiny
Visakhapatnam
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/30Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-17Nov2005-17:45:00

Udayan arrived at the fishing harbour in Visakhapatnam close to 5 in the evening. He had heard that local fishermen sold their day’s catch every evening as they brought their fishing vessels in. This old woman caught his attention because she sat in the quietest corner guarding her treasure of dead fish least the scavenger crows fed on them. She had a vacant look on her face just like the dead fish around her. She told him that she would wait everyday to gather the leftovers from the days catch so she could dry them in the sun and sell it later. This is what kept her alive in “The City of Destiny”.

1️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (India 2: Close-up Portraits-FEMALE subjects only) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 25th July 2013.
Unraveled entangled
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Unraveled entangled
Visakhapatnam 2005
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/250Sec-f/8-ISO100-50mm-16May2005-15:00:03

The RK Beach at Visakhapatnam is a popular tourist spot and usually thronged by lots of locals and tourists alike. Because of the high footfall and constant activity on the beach, it is not very popular among the fishermen who like to reserve their activities to more secluded beaches a little distance away. Therefore, this group of fishermen organizing their nets on this beach was quite an oddity. What caught Udayans attention was the single minded devotion to their activity. They did not mind being covered with these heavy nets as they trudged along the beach under the scorching sun. They looked like mechanical cog wheels working in unison to complete the task at hand.

1️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Beach Activity) & published on DPR’s website (dpreview.com) on 16th April 2013.
2️⃣Consolation prize winner of 1st National Level Photography Contest-2015 organized by SivoontePedia of Thrissur.
3️⃣Won 1st prize in the November-2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Professionals at work) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a zoomin.com GiftVoucher worth INR750/-
4️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was One of us! The human planet. People; different, yet the same) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 26th December 2017. Link: goo.gl/9imR2r
5️⃣Won Critics’ Choice Award in May Day Photo Contest - 2018 organized by srishtidigilife.co.in and received a Manfrotto Windsor Camera and laptop backpack.
6️⃣Awarded a WPAI Silver in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
Erra Matti Dibbalu
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Erra Matti Dibbalu
Visakhapatnam
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO100-50mm-15May2005-14:15:00

This image was shot at Erra Matti Dibbalu, a maze of deeply gullied red sand dunes frequented by tourists, couples in search of a quite place to romance, film crews to shoot critical scenes, nature lovers as well as the local residents who enter this maze to find fodder for their cattle and firewood for their hearth. Vehicles are not allowed as the passages can become very narrow without warning. The only means of transportation is walking or the trusted carts pulled by cattle. The loose sand makes it difficult to venture deep into the heart of the dunes and Udayan was drawn to the mystery of what lay beyond the apparent.

1️⃣This images is a part of the HSBC collection (2009). The photographs are displayed in Hexagon House, HSBC Global Resourcing, Visakhapatnam.
2️⃣Displayed in INTACH Visakhapatnam Photogrphy Contest & Exhibition 2011
Ode to Tranquility
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Ode to Tranquility
Visakhapatnam
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/120Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-26Feb2007-15:40:00

The long winding roads along the virgin beaches of Vizag make for a fantastic drive. As Udayan turned around the corner near the Buddhist ruins at Thotlakonda, he saw this vista open up. The tall palm trees, the tranquil sea, red sand and perfect weather made this image a fitting memoire of the essence of Vizag.

1️⃣Published in BIKE India magazine (June 2007)
You’ve Got Mail
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You’ve Got Mail
Visakhapatnam
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/10Sec-f/8-ISO100-50mm-17Oct2007-04:00:00

Udayan regularly went to a magazine stall at the RTC Complex, a busy bus depot in the middle of an even busier business hub in Vizag. The ebb and flow of travellers in various stages of their journey coupled with the hallmarks of a busy business hub made for an interesting study. This unkempt row of colorful letter boxes belonging to various media houses, TV channels and other local companies intrigued him always. So many letters would wait in anticipation of reaching its destination, the reader, just like the passengers around them. Recently, a pillar was built in front of these post boxes thereby making this picture impossible to replicate in future.

1️⃣Eexhibited in the 2009 exhibition to celebrate the World Photography Day in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina & published all the images (total 36 of 25 photographers from 20 countries) to the online portal of Tuzla (tip.ba). Participation of this exhibition was by invitation only. Exhibition was held in Galerija JU Doma Mladih Tuzla from 19 Aug 2009 to 5 Sep 2009.
Vendors of Faith
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Vendors of Faith
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/800Sec-f/5.6-ISO400-36mm-28Aug2012-15:04:13

Udayan spotted these youngsters walking on the streets of Vizag wearing red clothes in accordance to their faith. It felt like they were a team, busily going about their routine task of reminding passersby of the fact that God was omnipresent and could be found everywhere. They tugged at peoples devotion to make a living, yet could not resist the urge to take a break in between. Surely, God also needs a break sometimes.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Vizag Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 25th Sep 2012.
2️⃣Won the Grand Prize at G.K.Vale Photography Contest on the theme Vibrant Colour and was awarded with 1 HD photo enlargement (8x12) & One HD Calendar (6x9) in July 2014.
3️⃣Joint winner of Photographer Paradise FB Group (facebook.com/groups/PhotographyParadise) Weekly Contest (Theme-Story of Streets) & displayed on their cover for a week from 8th September 2014.
4️⃣Won 1st Prize in Halla.in “Red” Photo Contest-2015 & prize was two T-shirts with his winning image printed on it with his name. It was also shared on their FB page & instagram related to their architecture contest in 2015.
5️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Red on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in February 2016. [Link: goo.gl/JbpBZz]
6️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 2nd August 2016.
7️⃣Won 1st prize in the August-2017 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Red) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a zoomin.com GiftVoucher worth INR750/-.
Mask it!
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Mask it!
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/40Sec-f/4.5-ISO6400-36mm-13Oct2012-19:30:30

The “devil” can strike fear in anyone’s heart but this brave little gypsy girl. Standing defiantly against a roadside tree adorned with Indian devil masks, she seemed secure by the knowledge that they will keep all evil away from her. Gypsy families often pitch illegal settlements on busy pavements and sell these handcrafted devil masks that are believed to ward off evil if hung outside homes. True to her belief, these masks were therefore guarding her and her home on the streets of Vizag.

1️⃣Received a t-shirt from Phantom Films [phantoms.in] for winning their #SabTrappedHai Contest on the occasion of releasing their movie “Trapped” in March2017.
Lighthouse
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Lighthouse
Bheemili
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/6Sec-f/5-ISO1000-20mm-7Oct2012-18:00:43

This majestic Lighthouse was built in 1868 and is the first one to be set up in India. It is located in Bheemili, the second Municipality to be established in the Indian mainland. Perhaps, this is why the Lighthouse is well maintained and fully functional even to this day. Framed against a picturesque sky, Udayan captured this arresting view of the citadel on the shores of Bheemili beach one splendid evening.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Vizag Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 12th Oct 2012.
2️⃣Someone has used this image on a Youtube video without his consent or credit. Link: youtu.be/PP1AUtRSdyo and goo.gl/2kGF8q
3️⃣exploremytrip.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Bhimili without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/21fTj2]
My Conquest
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My Conquest
Canning
Canon AE-1 Program with Sun MC 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 Macro
1/120Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-200mm-11Mar2004-10:30:00

Inspiration often comes from the smallest of sources. According to legend, Robert Bruce was a disheartened King as he had lost a battle and was hiding in a cave. He saw a spider trying to reach the roof failing repeatedly. After every fall, the spider tried again not losing heart. The King observed his perseverance and when the spider reached its web in the seventh attempt, he was filled with new hope and courage. He gathered his forces, fought bravely and successfully made his country free. The story serves to illustrate the maxim: “If at first you do not succeed, try again.“ Udayan clicked this image of the maimed spider as it reminded him of this story.

1️⃣Editorially used & published in Better Photography Magazine-March2013 issue. Editorial comment is “While a colourful bokeh looks good, make sure it does not draw attention away from the main subject.
2️⃣Editorially used & published in Better Photography Magazine-May 2013 issue of Hindi Version. It was also used in content index page.
Captain Big Pants
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Captain Big Pants
Bedberia
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-50mm-25Jul2005-15:45:00

The frame of the door is cut to his size, but his pants were not. Need we say anymore?

1️⃣This images is a part of the HSBC collection (2009). The photographs are displayed in Hexagon House, HSBC Global Resourcing, Visakhapatnam.
United Color of Beetle
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United Color of Beetle
Canning 2003
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
1/125Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-10JuN2003-13:45:00

A photographer often needs someone with unquestioning patience to accompany/help on certain shoots. This time, a strong breeze forced Udayan to enlist his fathers help to steadily hold the spiked stem on which the beetle rested so he could get a good shot. A good half an hour later, an exasperated dad, miffed by the scorching sun and boring activity of holding on to a leaf left in a huff. But the deed was done! The image was taken.

1️⃣This images is a part of the HSBC collection (2009). The photographs are displayed in Hexagon House, HSBC Global Resourcing, Visakhapatnam.
2️⃣Published in Lonely Platen Magazine India-Apr2017 issue as their favorite from their instagram share of previous month under the theme of The Wild.
Lord Ganesha
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Lord Ganesha
Srimukhalingam Temple 2012
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-41mm-11Aug2012-11:38:42

Udayan asked many people on his way to the Srimukhalingam temple about how far it was. Each time he was told it was 5 minutes away. Two hours later he was greeted by a row of tall palms he was familiar with as he had seen them on Google Earth. He knew the temple was nearby. He found this trio of temples worth the long drive simply for the beauty it held. This mural is of Lord Ganesha, a revered deity amongst Hindus.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Vizag Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 13th Sep 2012.
2️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Lord Ganesh) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 20th September 2013.
Kempty Falls
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Kempty Falls
Kempty Falls
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/80Sec-f/8-ISO200-18mm-20Feb2013-15:12:44

The poised roar of falling water, restrained yet defiantly powerful shadowed the soft murmur of the gurgling stream just below at Kempty Falls. Nature and man complimenting each other in a valiant effort to restore the grandeur of the walloping waterfall from a landslide. Hats off to those dedicated men who, soaked to the bone in freezing water, pursued clearing the obstinate debris with a single minded devotion like the waterfall had in continuing its work of falling in a thunder below.

1️⃣Won 2nd place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Mineral) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) & published in the blog as winning image. [Link: goo.gl/RcWv3k]
At the divine gate
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At the divine gate
Srikakulam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-38mm-11Aug2012-12:18:29

An old lady sat at the inner gate of the Srimukhalingam Temple in Srikakulam district (Andhra Pradesh, India) resting a little before she entered the sacred inner sanctum of the temple. Built to venerate Lord Shiva, this temple is one of the trio built by King Kamarnava II of the Eastern Ganga dynasty in the 8th century and is considered a very important Hindu pilgrimage center. Her elegant dance like hand posture and youthful gaze complimented the graceful figurines adorning the wall of the ancient temple. Yet, the signs of age creeping upon both their visage. Udayan captured this enchanting frame hoping to immortalize the lady at the divine gate.

1️⃣Won Equal 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Temples of India) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 11th November 2013.
2️⃣Won 3rd place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Experience) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog).
Tempting Fate
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Tempting Fate
Nagarjuna Sagar
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO400-35mm-20Jul2014-17:37:44

It was nearing evening when Udayan saw these local fishermen on a coracle approach the base of Nagarjuna Sagar Dam. The dam was closed and the water dry, yet the ominous possibility of it being opened anytime increases the risk they undertook to earn their livelihood. Tempting fate on a rickety coracle at the base of a massive dam seemed natural to them.

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 24th July 2014. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
Santa Claus is coming to town!
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Santa Claus is coming to town!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
1/50Sec-f/5.6-ISO640-238mm-25Dec2012-02:58:35

Since relocating to a new city, Udayan was wondering how he is going to celebrate Christmas this year. Santa seemed the perfect person to celebrate the seasons festivities with! Udayan clicked this table top image of Santa in his best spirits! Merry Christmas to yal!

1️⃣One of the Host Choice Winners of “Capture the Colour” organized by TalentHouse. This image was published on TalentHouse’s website (www.talenthouse.com) as well as on their facebook page.
2️⃣Published in t2 CLICK (Xmas Spirit) on 03 Dec 2013. t2 is supplementary of The Telegraph. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.telegraphindia.com
3️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Christmas decorations) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 1st Jan 2016.
4️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Christmas] & it was shared on the cover for a week in December 2016. [Link: goo.gl/lu8yZ2]
5️⃣halla.in used this image on a poster to celebrate Christmas in 2016.
6️⃣Won 3rd place in Shallow Depth of Field Photography Competition organised by worldphotographersclub.com in 2019 and it was featured on their website [bit.ly/2GlbVF3]
Out to dry!
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Out to dry!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/2000Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-12Jul2013-16:31:42

Drying clothes in the monsoon is quite a challenge. Abandoned by the clothes, the clothesline and clothespins were supposed to look sad and forlorn. But it did not! It was as if they came to life... glistening raindrops lined up in unison gave it a special lease of life as the clothes pins took on a fresh colour. The rains seem to cheer just about anyone and anything up!

1️⃣Won 2nd prize in MONSOON Photography competition 2013 of Shoots & Shoots Photography Academy (ssacademy.in).
2️⃣Featured in FB as Editor Pick on 11th Oct 2013 of Splash Photo Contest organized by Grundfos/EkBoondhPani.
3️⃣Got a special mention in the weekly contest (Theme- Monsoon) of Photographers Paradise FB Group (facebook.com/groups/PhotographyParadise) on July 2014.
4️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on 12 Nov 2014.
5️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 16th Jun 2015 on the theme #LetItRain & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & pinterest.
6️⃣Featured as Cover Picture of Halla.in facebook page (fb/hallaexpress) in July2015.
7️⃣Featured in an article on Soulful Images that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Oct2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ Pbkpll
8️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was monsoon] & it was shared on the cover for a week in September 2016. [Link: goo.gl/LeSYqy]
9️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was After the Rain) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 28th Apr 2017. Link: goo.gl/N7qY8d
1️⃣0️⃣Featured on the winning page of Clothes-line Pegs contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/14Dbf1
1️⃣1️⃣Featured on the cover of facebook.com/groups/AvTvISO that is related to their #AvTvISO_BESTofJuly2017 contest in June2017. [Link: goo.gl/mGi71b]
1️⃣2️⃣eatured in the July2017 AvTvISO Monthly Photography Contest [www.AvTvISO.com].
1️⃣3️⃣Featured on the winning page of Washing Lines Around The World contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/UgLbLY
1️⃣4️⃣Won 3rd place in Rain contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2019. Link: bit.ly/2Hf4PCA
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Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/6Sec-f/8-ISO1600-24mm-25Oct2013-15:05:05

“A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.“ said Leo Buscaglia.
Udayans World is in this picture, his best friend and comrade, his dog Gunda.

1️⃣Won 2nd prize in the Aug-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Panorama) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
2️⃣Awarded a MoL Diploma in Panorama-2019 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
Too wet to play
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Too wet to play
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/5.6-ISO400-135mm-12Jul2013-12:59:53

“The sun did not shine. It was too wet to play. So we sat in the house. All that cold, cold, wet day.” - Dr. Seuss.
Udayan wanted to photograph a fresh and green Hyderabad after the rains but could not go out of his house because of the heavy downpour. He found this little bird in the same situation as he was in. He was stuck at home with nothing to do but watch the rain fall wait for it to stop so he could go out. The bird too seemed to say... “Rain, rain, go away, Come again another day: Little Arthur wants to play...“

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 14th Jul 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
2️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Rain) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
3️⃣Featured on the cover of Smile Art Beats eMagazine in Noveember 2015 issue. This magazine is available online at smileartbeats.com
4️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Rain] & it was shared on the cover for a week in July 2017. [Link: goo.gl/Y7YmWB]
Every man casts a shadow
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Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/25Sec-f/3.5-ISO6400-21mm-18Aug2012-22:35:57

On a humid August night, the mild breeze on the balcony was a relief. As Udayan stood there, he saw the watchman son, Tarkesh, tinker with his new sports cycle. He was readying it for the race scheduled the next morning. His mother did not know that he races down the highway early in the morning every Sunday with his friends. He had shared this secret with Udayan. This is an image he shot as Tarkesh was leaving in the shadow of night to store his bike somewhere “safe” for the race in the morning.

1️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - November 2012 issue.
2️⃣Won 1st prize in the September-2014 Flickr Monthly Contest (Shadow) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
3️⃣Nominated for Better Photography contest- Your Pictures: Patterns and published on their website at betterphotography.in in October 2014.
4️⃣Featured in an article titled “These 31 Perfect Photos Shows the battle between Light & Shadow” on blog.halla.in [Link: goo.gl/uLDQrC]
5️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (People & Shadow) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in July2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/6KoR1V].
The Hero behind Bars
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The Hero behind Bars
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/40Sec-f/4.5-ISO100-38mm-18Aug2012-17:29:57

The little “Hero” in this picture is Harsha, Udayans neighbor at Vizag. Every evening, Harsha loved to play in Udayans courtyard. On this particular evening, the blue bike caught his attention. Another kid had parked it against the gate and left. He was eager to ride this bike and willed the bars in between to vanish like it happens in fairy tales. Udayan did not miss the opportunity to capture his playful and mischievous expression.

1️⃣One of the short-listed entries of Alliance Francaise Hyderabad Photo Contest Earth is a Playground & exhibited in Alliance Francaise Gallery in Hyderabad from 10th to 25th Jan 2014.
2️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 28th Oct 2015 as one of the Seventeen images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Hope.
3️⃣sed in the 4th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2015 poster. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website.
4️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
5️⃣Accepted in Mersin Metropolitan Municipality-International Photography Contest-2018 and featured on their website [goo.gl/Jm2jV2].
Belly up pose!
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Belly up pose!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/180Sec-f/4-ISO400-50mm-18Oct2013-15:05:33

Udayan believes that his pet boxer, Gunda, is the funniest dog alive. “The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.“ said Samuel Butler. Gunda brings smiles on peoples faces with the goofy antics he is always up to. The “belly up“ pose is one of his funniest. Its as if he is learning to cycle with all four legs and a look that says... “How do I look?“. Cuteness personified.

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
The fastest wins
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The fastest wins
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/20Sec-f/5.6-ISO2500-30mm-22Dec2012-02:13:29

Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must outrun the fastest lion or it will be killed; Every morning in Africa, a lion wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the slowest gazelle, or it will starve; It does not matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up you would better be running... because, life is a race and the fastest wins.

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan
2️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
3️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
4️⃣Received a beautiful memento from TATA Group for their Twitter #CoverShot Contest on #HealthyLiving in April 2015.
Stuntman Gunda
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Stuntman Gunda
Hyderbad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/30Sec-f/5.6-ISO1250-18mm-5Aug2013-15:20:27

Lift, take off, glide, flap, swoop... these are all words that describe a bird in various phases of its flight. Well, in Udayans house, these are all motions that describe Gunda, his Boxer dog, attempting to catch a ball suspended in air. His agile body and awe inspiring leaps in the air as if gravity does not hold him back was the inspiration for Udayan to capture this stuntman like activity.

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan
2️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
3️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
The heavenly abode
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The heavenly abode
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/2500Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-28mm-18Oct2018-14:42:46

A man dressed up as a Goddess during Kulasai Dasara waiting for a worshipper to offer his prayers so he can get a donation.

1️⃣Featured in thephotographicangle.co.uk as Photo of The Week on 15th November 2019 to inspire the photographers for their monthly contest Forgotten. [bit.ly/32VFAwN]
Pied Piper
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Pied Piper
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/30Sec-f/11-ISO200-35mm-6Oct2019-15:28:15

1️⃣Awarded a Master of Light Silver Medal from Through The Viewfinder [photoclubkragujevac.lumiere.at]
Tell me a story
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Tell me a story
Kulasekharapatnam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/80Sec-f/13-ISO640-16mm-7Oct2019-11:10:18

1️⃣Printed in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Sep2020 issue.
Curtain Camouflage
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Curtain Camouflage
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/125Sec-f/4-ISO100-50mm-15Sep2014-04:00:07

Geckos flitting about the house is often not a pretty picture. However, this one managed to present itself very well blending in between the folds, flowers and leaf patterns on the curtain. Udayan waited until the gecko discovered the perfect spot to sunbathe when he clicked this picture.

1️⃣Nominated for Better Photography contest- Your Pictures: Patterns and published on their website at betterphotography.in in October 2014.
2️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Hide) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) in May 2015. Link: goo.gl/BUWSmR
3️⃣This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67495169).
4️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Greyscale on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in March 2016. [Link: goo.gl/B57eib]
5️⃣Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “What I see through the window” Photography Contest in Jan 2017.
Who is there?
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Who is there?
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125Sec-f/5.6-ISO200-18mm-29Oct2013-13:51:23

Tobo and Gunda, Udayans pampered pets, have free run over his house. One of their best pass time is to bark at anyone who walks past the house gates. Tobo always leads the way as his sharp ears pick up the first hint of sound. However, he usually waits for Gunda to be the face of the fight. A typical scene involves Tobo rushing out the door step barking and calling Gunda to rise and shine, then turning around to wait in anticipation of his arrival. Gunda, in contrast, comes in at a leisurely pace with wide eyes wondering why his brother is making such a noise. Udayan wanted to capture this daily scene in this photograph.

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on 26 Mar 2014 and it was also shared on their fb page.
2️⃣One of the seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
3️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Danger) of Lonely Planet Photo Challenge in Aug 2015. Link: goo.gl/g9EfPp
Balcony view
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Balcony view
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/6Sec-f/8-ISO16000-29mm-15Aug2014-05:28:35

A hint of light cast a blue hue on the sky as dawn broke and life stirred awake early one morning in Hyderabad. From his balcony at home, Udayan saw a man in the distance walk his dog while in some of the homes nearby, the neighbors were starting their morning work and so had turned on the lights. The striking frame of light in the balcony near him worked well with the man walking his dog in the distance while the night had still not set making a perfect frame for him to capture from the confines of his home.

1️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
2️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
3️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Understanding Light that published on 23rd March 2015.
4️⃣Available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-68885539).
5️⃣Featured in an article on Understanding Light that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-November2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
Clean sweep!
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Clean sweep!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/750Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-24Mar2013-16:11:37

Brilliant sunlight, clean lines and an even cleaner staircase... the perfect subject for a monochrome frame. She sweeps the staircase every day at home. Udayan wanted to capture the beauty and grace in her mundane task.

1️⃣Published in the NationalGeographic website (ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Apr-26, 2013 (week 4) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - May 2013 issue
3️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
4️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
Little Photographer
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Little Photographer
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/18Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-50mm-18Aug2013-19:51:29

Shreya, Udayans neighbor, loves to pose in front of the camera as much as she likes to get behind it and shoot people. She loves looking through Udayans camera but it gets too heavy for her to hold and shoot. One day, while Udayan was shooting a subject, Shreya insisted he give her his camera for her to play with. Udayan gave her a toy camera instead that was apt for her size. He took this image while she was content playing with her new gear. Udayan reserved this image of the “Little Photographer“ to celebrate World Photography Day!

1️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Happy Faces) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Oct-07 2013
3️⃣One of the 4 winners of G.K.Vale-Share a Smile Contest-2014 & received a gift coupon for a photo key chain.
4️⃣Kodak shared this image on their fb on 8th October 2013 on the occasion of World Smile Day.
5️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on famous quotes decoded-part III that published on 9th June 2015.
6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 10 Boring Photography Clich’s to avoid that published on 26th Aug 2015. It has also used as the cover image of the article & on their FB page to share this article.
7️⃣Featured in an article on Boring Photography Cliches that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Dec2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ HtFxHs. This article shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/6CuXKF
8️⃣Featured in an article on Famous Quotes that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Apr2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
9️⃣Used in a #AvTvISO contest poster in 2017 to celebrate World Photography Day.
Thanks
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Thanks
Chang La
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/1000Sec-f/11-ISO200-18mm-13May2013-18:03:00

The Border Roads Organization is in-charge of maintaining roads in this mountainous terrain. Known for their trademark humor depicted on road signs, I expected to see some in Changla, the 2nd highest motorable road somewhere in Ladakh. What I did not expect is perhaps a board saying “Thanks” and nothing else & it seemed to be telling passersby, “Thanks” for visiting us as well as “Thanks” for going away.

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on 6th Dec 2015
2️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 20th October 2016.
3️⃣Won 2nd place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Thanks) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) & published in the blog as winning image. [Link: goo.gl/Ar7wkg]
4️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
Leaving Snow Behind
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Leaving Snow Behind
On boad Leh-Delhi
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/500Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-9May2013-07:36:28

After 10 adrenalin pumped days of biting cold in the snow covered climes of Ladakh, Udayan was beginning to feel the pangs of separation on his flight back. As he looked out of the window, he saw the stark change in geography between the white snow capped mountains and the brown snow bereft ones. He was leaving snow behind!

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Aug-19 2014
2️⃣Featured in purelifephotography.co.uk but could not find any details about this website.
3️⃣Kodak shared this image on their fb page on 20th Aug 2014 on the occasion of US National Aviation Day.
4️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Return on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in February 2016. [Link: goo.gl/x0rT3X]
As the monk goes pacing by
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As the monk goes pacing by
Ladakh 2013
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-7May2013-13:13:35

The prospect of a long walk amidst the extremely cold and rugged terrain of Ladakh can be quite a deterrent to anyone who wants to explore the place by foot. This monk however walked along the long road with a spring in his step as he left Likkir Monastery behind. He was completely at ease. Where was he going and what was the purpose of his sojourn?

1️⃣It was one of the “Top 24 Click“ & “Top 10“ of Inner Vision online contest-2013 (http://innervision-santipur.blogspot.in) to celebrate World Photography Day Exhibition & part of their FB poster.
Piled high
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Piled high
Nubra Valley 2013
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/250Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-5May2013-12:27:05

A good way of getting rid of guilt is repentance. Ladakhis have a good way of doing just that... by piling stones in memorial of the wrong deed. If you want to be guilt free in a few minutes, just pile some wayside stones as atonement for the wrong deed!

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
Window to the World!
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Window to the World!
Nubra Valley 2013
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/80Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-5May2013-07:31:03

As Udayan was getting ready for another splendid day outdoors, he caught a glimpse of the heavenly mountains and busy Ladakhi people going around their business as usual through an open window. This was the best opportunity for him to capture all the elements of Ladakh in one frame; the biting cold guarded by the windows, the hardworking Ladakhis going about their daily work, the splendid snow-capped mountains in the distance and the distinctive vegetation around this haven on earth. Ladakh in one frame.

1️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Window) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
2️⃣It has been used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/5sW7rf98SHg)
3️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 25th February 2016.
4️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that were the TOP25 of Anticipate The Moment Photography Contest-2014 organized by tumbhi.com & received an Amazon Gift Voucher Worth INR.500/-
5️⃣Won 1st prize in the July-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was View from a Window) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
6️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Window] & it was shared on the cover for a week in September 2017. [Link: goo.gl/bR5KPL]
The Three Musketeers
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Basgo Palace
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/500Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-7May2013-14:46:28

The Basgo Palace and Monastry, also known Basgo Rabtan Lhartsekhar, seems to have withstood the passage of time well. Just as the legend speaks of the heroic three musketeers who find a new lease of life every time one draws inspiration from their story, these turrets at the Basgo palace seem to be revived by local believers and given a fresh lease of life.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
Aryans, then and now!
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DaHanu
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/125Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-6May2013-16:54:12

Udayan was eager to see the legendary pure-blooded Aryans said to have made their home in Ladakh. The Brogpas, inhabitants of Dah-Hanu, are said to be the last of the Indo-Aryan indigenous people in these parts. What marks Brokpas out, is that they have lived isolated lives for centuries in such an inaccessibly harsh terrain that they seem to have kept their DNA untainted by outsiders. The elaborate headdress that this lady is wearing is called a Kho and is decorated with bright flowers denoting the married status of women.

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Jan-15 2014 and it was also shared on their fb page.
2️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 18th September 2015 & featured in the photoburst email newsletter & their fb page.
3️⃣ladakhdekho.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package. Here is the link: ladakhdekho.com/ladakh-photos.html
4️⃣luxurytrailsofindia.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/WuLTGy]
Tantalizing Petals
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Ladakh
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/90Sec-f/22-ISO100-50mm-2May2013-12:38:47

Often, we miss the most beautiful things in the world around us because they come in small packages. This tiny bunch of flowers caught Udayans eye as the tender petals glowed in the morning light in Ladakh.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 and displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 19th October 2013. This image also shared on their facebook page and published in their email newsletter. It was also published as news article at phuketnews.easybranches.com, holidayinnorthumberland.co.uk and funny-pictures.picphotos.net
3️⃣On sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
4️⃣It was one of the eight images from Ladakh series that was published in PhotoMontage of Asian Photography Magazine (May 2014 Issue) and received a Uniross USB Power Adaptor as gift.
5️⃣U4uvoice.com, a Jammu&Kashmir based news portal used this image in a slide show on Exotic Leh without any credit or remuneration. They have added the credit later when I asked them to.
6️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
7️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
Curvaceous
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Nubra Valley
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/500Sec-f/11-ISO200-50mm-4May2013-13:13:53

The river Shayak winds its way along Nubra Valley before it meets the Indus River. The colour of the sky reflects on the clear waters of the Shayak giving it a blue hue that is both breath-taking as well as refreshing. The meandering river takes on an appealing curvaceous form as the water in it is limited by the slowly melting ice it feeds from.

1️⃣Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
2️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
3️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 23rd Mar 2016 on the theme #ColourAndLight & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
4️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Mountain Landcape) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in December2017 [Link: goo.gl/LHTB3L] and received a certificate.
5️⃣Shortlisted for Mountain Photo Contest and published in a photofie.com blog in March2018. Link: goo.gl/44w14C
Wild Ladakh
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Ladakh
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/250Sec-f/11-ISO200-18mm-3May2013-17:27:31

Searching for an edible bite amongst the scanty grass in this ice clad terrain, these mountain cows, suited up in thick fur, looked quite at home. They even managed to replicate the colours of the locale. High fashion at high altitude!

1️⃣Used in a blogpost (http://mindfulnessforeveryone.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
2️⃣Featured permanently on lehgallery.com, a Photo-Gallery website on Ladakh.
3️⃣Winner of Nature Photography Contest organized by Bitsndots (bitsndots.com) and received a cash prize of INR 1500.
4️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
5️⃣One of his seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
6️⃣Featured in fyeahcows.tumblr.com
7️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
8️⃣Used in 2014-LetsLeh Calender (Desktop as well as Wall Hanging format).
09. Accepted in Indore Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
Icy perch
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Pangong Tso
Canon EOS 7D with Sigma 70-300mm f4-5.6 APO DG Macro
1/1600Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-300mm-3May2013-14:50:35

This brown headed gull was perched atop an icy floe at Pangong Tso gently floating on the vibrant blue waters of the lake as if in deep contemplation. Perhaps it was thinking of where to hunt for his lunch or perhaps he was planning his migration up north as it was getting warmer in Ladakh.

1️⃣FotoFlock by Epson (fotoflock.com) published this image as part of a series of my images from Ladakh as Photo Feature on 21st June 2013 & displayed for a week [goo.gl/2L2umv].
2️⃣Used in a blogpost (http://mindfulnessforeveryone.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
3️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
4️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
Roaming free!
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Ladakh
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125Sec-f/11-ISO100-64mm-3May2013-12:24:24

Wild ass in Ladakh get a free run in the vast, barren landscape. A hardy breed, they roam the mountains for fodder. A shy drove of these wild asses kept moving away from Udayan as he tried getting closer to them. Finally, almost 2 kilometres away from where he began his pursuit, he was able to get the perfect shot.

1️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Roam) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog). Link: goo.gl/SbiJeY
2️⃣Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jun 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
4️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
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Samstanling Monastery
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/320Sec-f/8-ISO100-18mm-5May2013-14:27:10

Cricket is most popular pass time of the Nation. These young monks were following suit. Children will be children after all... While the ball whizzed by threateningly close to Udayan, he managed to capture this swing of victory in the young batter. ... and that was a SIX.

1️⃣Winner of Big Shot: Land of Diversity (Monthly Photography Contest of National Geographic Traveller India Magazine) and published in Dec 2013 issue as well as in their website at natgeotraveller.in and received a gift hamper contains a NatGeo Jacket, a coffee table book (History Through Headlines), a Telescope & 1year National Geographic subscription. [This issue is available online at scribd.com or you can see it here at goo.gl/4ijvQ1]
2️⃣Won 3rd prize in Alliance Francaise Hyderabad Photo Contest Earth is a Playground & exhibited in Alliance Francaise Gallery in Hyderabad from 10th to 25th Jan 2014 & it was published in Rendez-Vous (a bi-monthly newsletter of AF Hyderabad). Received a 32GB SDHC Card as the prize. An article was published in Deccan Chronicle on 12th Jan 2013 about all three winning images.
3️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in Feb 2014 issue.
4️⃣Won the 2nd Prize in sports photography contest-2014 organised by Light Art Academy & received a NiSi MC Close Up Lens [Worth Rs 7410/-] sponsored by Vanguard Photo India. This image also featured on their website (lightartacademy.com) under winners gallery.
5️⃣Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Incredible India Category & shared on their FB page on 4th July 2014.
6️⃣Featured in photoburst.net as Photo of the Day on 7th August 2014 & shared on their facebook page. It was also published as news article at phuketnewsonline.com and it was also shared on photoburst email news letter.
7️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 27th Aug 2014 as one of the ten images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Red.
8️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine- UK edition in Oct 2014 issue in double spread.
9️⃣Featured in The Best of 2014 by Light Art Academy Members and published at lightartacademy.com/blog
1️⃣0️⃣Published in t2 CLICK (Cricket Craze) on 10 February 2015. t2 is supplementary of The Telegraph. This News Paper is also available online at epaper.telegraphindia.com
1️⃣1️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
1️⃣2️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Editorial Photography) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 12th July 2015.
1️⃣3️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
1️⃣4️⃣Featured in photofie.com poster related to their Desi Contest in September 2015.
1️⃣5️⃣Shortlisted for The Commonwealth Photography Competition-2016 from Asia & published on their website at thecommonwealth.org [Link: goo.gl/MGMVya]
1️⃣6️⃣This is one of the two images of Udayan that were the TOP25 of Anticipate The Moment Photography Contest-2014 organized by tumbhi.com & received an Amazon Gift Voucher Worth INR.500/-
1️⃣7️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
1️⃣8️⃣Featured at yourshot.nationalgeographic.com on 28th July 2016 related to Assignment “Ask A Local-Go Beyond the GuidebooK”.
1️⃣9️⃣Used twice in The Commonwealth poster in July2016 [goo.gl/EVBmXX] and Aug2016 [goo.gl/ZiFa6I].
2️⃣0️⃣One of the three winners of weekly contest at Photography FB Group [fb/loversofphotography] in July 2016 and the theme was “Sports”. [goo.gl/HmTGzR]
2️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Pune judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
2️⃣2️⃣Jointly 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Red) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in March2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/4FiY21].
2️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Kolkata judging of SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com).
2️⃣4️⃣Featured in an article on The Commonwealth’s website at thecommonwealth.org [goo.gl/WV45Jo].
2️⃣5️⃣Awarded with a PP Gold Medal in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Worlds of Shadow Judging of Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017 [worldsofshadow.org].
2️⃣7️⃣Commended award from The Photographic Angle’s ”Community Spirit” Photography Competition in Jan2019 [thephotographicangle.co.uk] and featured on their website [goo.gl/7wEu9h].
Leh city framed!
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Leh
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/100Sec-f/16-ISO100-18mm-8May2013-12:46:34

A typical scene frozen at Lehs centrally placed city square. Udayan could not resist capturing this frame as it encompassed all things that Leh stood to him about... The Dalai Lama, Typical architectural structures, the absence of vehicular traffic, snow capped mountains and pleasant smiling faces.

1️⃣It has been used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/bkYJGMy3Bq0)
Om Mani Padme Hum
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Om Mani Padme Hum
Lamayuru Monastery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/15Sec-f/11-ISO400-50mm-7May2013-09:47:53

The image captures two types of prayer wheels, each containing the words “Om Mani Padme Hum”. It is said that anyone who recites the six syllables while turning the dharma wheel at the same time is equal in fortune to the Thousand Buddhas. While soliciting for some divine help, this old Ladakhi lady was eager to pose for a photograph in exchange for some money. In the cold high altitudes of Ladakh, this could perhaps have been her only source of survival in reality.

1️⃣It was one of the “Top 24 Click“ of Inner Vision online contest-2013 (http://innervision-santipur.blogspot.in) to celebrate World Photography Day Exhibition & part of their FB poster.
2️⃣Used in a blogpost (http://healthyhealers.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
3️⃣Won equal 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Devotion) of Lonely Planet blog (http://www.lonelyplanet.com/blog) & published in the blog as winning image and received a Guide Book of my choice.
4️⃣One of the 3 winners (equal positions) of Monthly Theme Contest (Portrait) of Lens Culture FB Group & received an “Uttariya“ or Aasamese Gamosa, a symbol of Aasames culture as an honour.
5️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - October 2013 issue.
6️⃣Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 25th October 2013. This image also shared on their facebook page & published in their email newsletter. It was also published as news article at www.phuketnews.easybranches.com, holidayinnorthumberland.co.uk & emagascene.com.
7️⃣Print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
8️⃣Used in the 2nd SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2013 poster.
9️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Buddhism) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 29th Apr 2014.
1️⃣0️⃣Used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/DMkippZnZ5I)
1️⃣1️⃣Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under We The People Category & shared on their FB page on 2nd July 2014.
1️⃣2️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Travel Portraits) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 23rd July 2014.
1️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIAP Mention in Bucovina Mileniul III International Salon of Photographic Art-11th Edition-Suceava-Romania-2014. It was also published in the salon catalog & got a FIAP Ribbon for this image.
1️⃣4️⃣Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
1️⃣5️⃣Multiple prints exhibited & sold in Help Nepal-Charity Photo Show organized by Rotary Club of Secunderabad Sunrise at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad on May 9-10, 2015. All sale proceedings went to help schooling for the victims of Nepal Earth Quake.
1️⃣6️⃣Received a bag from citius.in from their #HappyFacesHappyPlaces Photo Contest-2017 for this image.
1️⃣7️⃣Featured on the cover of Photogrpher’s Paradise FB page in 2014.
1️⃣8️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Aug-21, 2016
1️⃣9️⃣This is one of the 10 images from Ladakh series that has been featured in Capture Mania eMagazine [capturemania.com] in their 6th issue/June-July2017. Link: goo.gl/i6fa7f.
2️⃣0️⃣Won 3rd place in Culture section of 5th Photo Musings World Photography Day Contest 2017 and he received INR.2500/- cash and gift hamper worth INR.2500/-[Link: goo.gl/pbcHyc & goo.gl/7TVGsr]
2️⃣1️⃣Won 3rd Place jointly in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Old) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 6June2018. Link: goo.gl/cBvgWU
2️⃣2️⃣Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volue 19-October2018 along with Udayan’s profile picture as contributor.
2️⃣3️⃣Featured in 2015 LetsLeh Calendar. It is also available to download at letsleh.com
The fairest one
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Dah Hanu
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/30Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-6May2013-16:31:58

“Mirror Mirror on the wall, whos the fairest one of all?“ echoes a popular fairy tale. This photogenic little Aryan girl was not posing for a photograph. Instead she was battling sickness at a small village, Dah Hanu, west of Leh, Ladakh, India. The community is believed to be the last race of Aryans, confined to the valley. With their pure Aryan features, these simple people seemed to have preserved their racial purity down the centuries.

1️⃣This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 5 image sharpening tips every pro swears by that published on 23rd March 2015. It was used to share the article on their fb and the archived link.
2️⃣Featured in an article on Image Sharpening Tips that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-July2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ANeEOk.
3️⃣Won the 1st place [jointly with someone else] in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Vignette) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & published in the blog as winning image and received a LP Book of Udayan’s choice [One Planet]. [Link: goo.gl/fF0TTe]
4️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote on Image Sharpening Tips that published in PSA Journal-2021.
The three wise men
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The three wise men
Bidar
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105 F/4L IS USM
1/1000Sec-f/8-ISO400-73mm-22Nov2014-15:16:54

This picture of the three men in deep conversation at the Nanak Jhira Sahib Gurdwara near Bidar evoked a sense of peace and reverence in Udayans mind. The calming effect of the ripples, the fluidity of the arches and the camaraderie between the three men blended so well in the moment that it made this striking image come alive.

1️⃣Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in June 2015 issue. This image is also featured in their website at lonelyplanet.in as issue preview.
2️⃣Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 7th Jan 2016 on the theme #ColourAndLight & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
Etchings of Experience
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Bidar
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/60Sec-f/2.8-ISO1000-50mm-22Nov2014-12:29:10

Clarence Day Jr. once said that age should teach the world to admire wrinkles as the etchings of experience and the firm line of character rather than just the passing of time. Udayan froze a stoic expression on this wise old mans face at the Bahamani Tombs in Bidar.

1️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 5 image sharpening tips every pro swears by that published on 23rd March 2015. It is also used as the cover image of the article.
2️⃣Featured in a halla.in poster to celebrate International Men’s Day in 2015.
3️⃣Awarded Gold Winner with other three photographers in a weekly thematic contest [fb/TwiceAWeekPhotographyChallenges] in September 2015 & theme was Old Man Portrait in B&W.
4️⃣Featured in an article on Image Sharpening Tips that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-July2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ANeEOk.
5️⃣Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Aleksinac Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote on Image Sharpening Tips that published in PSA Journal-2021.
Monkey God Hanuman
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Bidar
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 24-105 F/4L IS USM
1/750Sec-f/4-ISO1000-105mm-22Nov2014-13:19:23

Religious Hindu places in India often are tied together by a common thread of sights, saffron and red vermillion themed colors, religious texts and chants, fervor filled people and naughty yet highly revered rhesus monkeys who symbolize the Indian Monkey-God, Hanuman. Legend has it that Hanuman was an ardent devotee of Lord Rama and proved it by tearing open his heart literally to show that his beloved Lord Rama was in it. It was just apt that this monkey posed in front of engraved words praising Lord Rama even today.

1️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - April 2015 issue.
2️⃣Won 2nd prize in the July-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Abstract) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
Windswept fields
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Kollegal
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/125Sec-f/8-ISO100-18mm-2Jul2016-13:45:40

Large areas of fertile land heavy with almost ripe harvest covers the landscape for as long as the eye can see in Mandya, Karnataka. The summer wind played between the tall coconut trees and the blades of paddy forcing them to sway to its rhythm. Were the blades of paddy bent over because of the heavy string of golden kernels on its tips or were they simply submissive to the gusty wind?

1️⃣Won jointly 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Harvest) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) in Sept2016 & published in the blog [goo.gl/McSfOv] as winning image and received a LP Book (The Cities Book) of Udayan’s choice. [Link: goo.gl/36qIt6]
2️⃣It has been adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCVillageWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in August 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/GLFRTN]
Steps to water
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Hampi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO100-42mm-27Aug2016-12:13:44

The fascinating patterns and the symmetry of the Pushkarni stepwell in Hampi where each level was carved in a repetitive triangular shape was very alluring. The three corners of the pyramid shaped stairs, the three dimensional angle where two flanks of the tank meets and the three tourists shadows on the water below presented a magical frame.

1️⃣It was judged as Highly Commended in the monthly contest of thephotographicangle.co.uk in 2016 and published on their website [Link: goo.gl/vrasdR]. He also received a certificate for the same.
Plate up
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Hampi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/1000Sec-f/4-ISO400-35mm-28Aug2016-15:25:33

Bearers of food for pilgrims to this remote temple in Hampi, a World Heritage site known for its beautiful temple complexes, these clean plates lined up in military like discipline reminded Udayan of the selfless service they did as bearers of good fortune and of happiness.

1️⃣This is one of the four images of Udayan that is a part of a touring exhibition on the theme of Patterns organized by TPA [hephotographicangle.co.uk] comprises of 200 images in total and will travel across the UK transforming otherwise unused spaces into temporary galleries in 2018.
A Priceless Smile
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Hoskote
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/200Sec-f/11-ISO200-18mm-11Oct2016-16:31:38

She kept busy the whole day by tending to her beloved cow, taking it out to graze for food, bathing it, caring for it and finally milking it. She perhaps earned a hundred rupees that evening for the little precious milk she brought in to the milk center at a little village off Bangalore city. Can you put a price to her independence, her pride and her smile… that would be priceless!

1️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in Portrait Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/EakwKN
Water
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Hoskote
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/180Sec-f/4-ISO200-35mm-11Oct2016-16:39:25

A couple of women at the community water tap waiting for their turn to fill their water pots and while they are at it, catching up on some gossip to go. Well, this is a typical scene at rural areas near Ba