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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.
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.
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)
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
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.
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
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
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
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 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.
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.
Two boats
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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
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.

COLLECTION
1️⃣Evani Mannur-London [16x20 Canvas-2019]
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]
Leap of Faith
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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]
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].
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]
Rangan
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Canning
Canon AE-1 Program with Canon FD 50mm f/1.4
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.
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