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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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
03. Winner 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.
04. Accepted in 10th Bucovina Mileniul III International Salon of Photographic Art-2013 (muzeulbucovinei.ro) & published in the salon catalog.
06. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
07. Accepted in 1st BOS International Salon of Projected Images-2013 (bestoneshot.com).
08. Won 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.
09. It 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.
10. One 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.
11. Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
12. Won the G.K.Vale-World Photography Day Contest-2014 and was awarded with 1 HD photo enlargement (12x18)
14. One 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.
15. Used in a poster of Lonely Planet India in September 2014.
19. This 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.
20. Exhibited & 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.
21. Won 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
22. Featured in LetsLeh.com under Must See Places in Ladakh.
25. This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67466269).
27. Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Great Indian Landscape Category & shared on their FB page on 11th Aug 2015.
28. Featured as the cover image of Indian Photo Arts FB group for a week in Sep 2015
29. One 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.
30. Accepted in SRIJAN 1st All India Digital Salon 2015
31. Won 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
32. Won “Expert Commended” award in Angles And Curves Contest in photocrowd.com
33. This 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/oeEmTa. It was also featured on cn.photoint.net as a news article [Link: goo.gl/COrYhv] and at cipafe.com [goo.gl/WQMJIm].
34. Won 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.
35. One 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]
36. One of the TOP5 entries of Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub- Fantasy) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog).
37. G K Vale shared this image on their FB page as Featured Photo of Last Week on 1st September 2014.
38. Featured 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.
39. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Landscape-Nature) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 14th Jul 2016.
40. First place winner of weekly photo contest of Nirvana - The Photography FB Group in Jul 2016 & theme was “Colors in Nature”. [Link: goo.gl/5XZDyW]
41. Featured on phototcrindia.com as a part of TCR Independence Day Special Contest “Nature at its Best” in Aug2016. [goo.gl/GxsMUJ]
42. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was S-Curve) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 18th Aug 2016. Link: goo.gl/2vHuWG
43. 2nd 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.
44. picaplacetravels.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/0yMRwJ
45. Winner of the Weeekly Photo Contest at Framebondi FB Group in Aug2016 and theme was landscape. [Link: goo.gl/WPlzib]
46. It 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
47. wondertrip.jp used this image in an article without Udayan’s consent or credit. [goo.gl/p9XcFh]
48. Featured in telegraph.co.uk on 9th Nov 2016 on an article titled “15 magical photographs of the world’s waterways”. [Link: goo.gl/PQ0gLX]
49. It was featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
50. Won “Expert Commended” award in Earth, air, fire and water Contest in photocrowd.com
51. Udayan 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]
52. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Delhi judging.
53. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received ISF Diploma in their Pune judging.
54. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
55. Accepted in Photo Quest National Digital Salon-2017 [lenscript.in].
56. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Kolkata judging.
57. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a Certificate of Merit in their Dewas judging.
58. This 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]
59. Won “Expert Top 10” award in Letter “S” Contest in photocrowd.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/lSzJ0s
60. Accepted in 2nd TPAS Salon-2017 (tpas.co.in).
61. It has been used in a poster background of India_Gram to celebrate their 4th anniversary in 2017. [Link: goo.gl/kOROxo]
62. Accepted in 1st Aranyak Coochbehar International Digital Salon-2017 (aranyakcoochbehar.org).
63. Accepted in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Colline del Pratomagno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
64. Accepted in Balkan Dream-2017 [pca-exhibition.com/balkandream].
65. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Croatia judging.
66. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Montenegro judging.
67. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Rivne judging.
68. It was used 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]
69. It was used 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 [thestatesman.com]. Link: goo.gl/ ZbfM34
70. It was used 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
71. It was awarded “Judge TOP10” in 50mm Prime Composition Contest organized by photocrowd.com and featured on their website. Link: goo.gl/N1RnTO
72. Received Silver Award in Best of the Week category at D’PhotoCafe FB Group [fb/groups/thephotocafe] in May 2017. Link: goo.gl/PyNyKP
73. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in] and awarded with a PP Gold medal. It has also featured on their eCatalog.
74. Acepted in 22nd International Exhibition of Photography-2017 organized by Foto Klub Kornat [fotoklubkornat.hr].
75. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Galaxy Art Society Judging/Salon-1 [worldsofshadow.org]
76. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Worlds of Shadow Judging/Salon-3 [worldsofshadow.org]
77. Accepted in 1st MPC National Digital Salon-2017 [onlinempc.org].
78. Accepted in Alokrekhay International Salon of Photography-2017 [alokrekhay.org].
79. Accepted in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com].
80. It has been selected 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
81. Shortlisted for the exhibition of 6th Edition-DJMPC International Photography Contest-2017 [djmpc.in] & featured in their eCatalog.
82. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Winstage Photography Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
83. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Third Sense Photography Club Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
84. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Shutterbug Art Society Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
85. This 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.
86. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Ireland judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
87. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Montenegro judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
88. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Photography Pathshala Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
89. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Galaxy Art Society Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
90. It was used 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
91. One 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]
92. It has been exhibited at UP Photo Expo 2017 in Lucknow [upphotoexpo.com].
93. This image has published 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]
94. It has been featured on the winning page of Angles and Curves contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/P4A2c7
95. It has been featured on the winning page of Rivers and Streams contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/WmyjP5
96. It has been featured on the winning page of Earth, Air, Fire and Water contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/p6RTci
Tell Tale Trees
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Tell Tale Trees
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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. It was used in a blogpost (johnlovas.com) by a Canadian Doctor.
03. Accepted in Mountain Landscape section of 1st INTERNATIONAL SALON of ART PHOTO CARPATHIAN PHOTOVERNISSAGE - 2013 (fotokarpat.com.ua).
04. One of the 3 winners (equal position) of Monthly Theme Contest (Nature) of Lens Culture FB Group.
05 Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
06. Featured permanently on lehgallery.com, a Photo-Gallery website on Ladakh.
07. Photo of the Day (30 Nov 2013) of Clicked Views FB Group.
08. Photo of the Week (25Nov-01Dec 2013) of Clicked Views FB Group.
09. Accepted in Exposure-2013: 2nd International Salon of Photographic Art of Photographic Association of Coochbehar (onlinepac.org).
10. Published as Photo of the Day (03 Dec 2013) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) & their FB page & group.
11. Photo of the Week (2-8 Dec 2013) of Twin Cities Photography Club (Hyderabad) FB Group and theme was landscape.
12. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
13. Accepted in 1st BOS International Salon of Projected Images-2013 (bestoneshot.com).
14. Won 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.
15. Udayan 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]
16. Published 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
17. Accepted in 2nd EMPA International Digital Salon (empa.in).
18. It 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.
19. Winner 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.
20. Won 2nd place in Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Landscape on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) on 18th June 2014.
21. Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Great Indian Landscapes Category & shared on their FB page on 20th June 2014.
22. Selected for the cover of Arunachal Photography & Film lovers FB Group (facebook.com/groups/apandfl) via a landscape contest in July 2014.
23. Won 2nd Place in Weekly Theme Photo Contest FB Group in August 2014 (facebook.com/groups/weeklythemepics) & subject was open.
24. Published 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.
25. Used 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.
27. This 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.
28. Multiple 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.
29. Featured in World of Great Shopper website gallery (theworldofgreatshopper.com), a advertisement portal from Chandigarh.
30. Featured in galleryhip.com
31. One of the 40 Mubi-Kalakaar-2015 Exceptional Photo Winners (kalakaar.org) and received $350 worth mubi.com subscription for 10year.
32. This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for lightartacademy.com on Landscape Photography that published on 24th July 2015.
33. Selected as Photo of the Day of coinaphoto.com on 14th August 2015 & featured on their instagram & twitter feed.
34. Selected 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.
35. This 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.
36. One of the finalists of Great Outdoor Photography Contest by Corel Discovery Center (learn.corel.com) & published on their website in September 2015.
37. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Something you photograph a lot) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 17th Dec 2015.
38. 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Natural Clusters) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Nov2015.
39. One of the three winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest theme Valley & it was shared on the cover for a week in March 2016.
40. Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 25th April 2016 on the theme #GreatOutdoors & it is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
41. It was featured on world-landscape.photography gallery in 2015. It is an initiative of kujaja.com, a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/Qt3pJb]
42. Featured 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
43. Featured 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.
44. Shortlisted in the Landscape-Camera Click category of “Expression Tumbhi Photography Contest-2016” & published in tumbhi.com. [goo.gl/Q3U00I]
45. 1st 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].
46. It was one of the finalist images of “Landscape” contest organized by WorldPhotographersClub.com and published on their website as playlist in 2016 [goo.gl/ZxgR2V].
47. Udayan 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.
48. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
49. It 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].
50. Accepted in 1st ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2017 [campinaexhibitions.net/onyx].
51. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Ratlam judging.
52. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Kolkata judging.
53. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
54. Accepted in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Colline del Pratomagno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
55. Accepted in Temasek Photo Circuit-2017 in their Knowledge Bowl judging [temasekphotocircuit.com].
56. Accepted in Balkan Dream-2017 [pca-exhibition.com/balkandream].
57. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Montenegro judging.
58. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Haifa judging.
59. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
60. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Worlds of Shadow Judging/Salon-3 [worldsofshadow.org]
61. Accepted in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com].
62. Shortlisted for the exhibition of 3rd Edition-DJMPC International Photography Contest-2014 [djmpc.in]
63. This 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.
64. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Photography Pathshala Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
65. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Galaxy Art Society Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
66. It has been featured on the winning page of Paradise contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/bgFZ6V
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.

01. Was published 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...
02. FotoFlock 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].
03. Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in Jul 2013 issue.
04. One 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.
05. One of the Top20 of PixelPost Photo Contest-2013 (pixelpost.in) and showcased on their website and all social channels.
06. Published as Photo of the Day (06 Dec 2013) in Times Photo World (timesphotoworld.weebly.com) and their FB page and group.
07. This photograph used in a poster of Photography Workshop of TechFest 2013-14 at IIT Bombay & Udayan was invited to deliver a session by PixelPost.
08. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
09. Accepted in 3rd JPS International Salon-2014 (jpsjodhpur.org).
10. This image is available at CrowdMedia (crowdmedia.co)
11. Winner 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.
12. Exhibited at The Forum (Mall at Koramangala), Bangalore on 19th Aug 2014 on the occasion of World Photography Day Photo Contest-FORUM PHOTO SHARE(FPS)
13. Featured in 2015 PixelPost Calendar & e-version of the calender is available for download at pixelpost.in
14. Multiple 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.
15. This image featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com on photographing water bodies that published on 20th May 2015.
16. This image featured 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.
17. This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for lightartacademy.com on Landscape Photography that published on 24th July 2015.
18. Won 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.
19. Won 1st prize in Independent India Contest organized by Vanguard Photo India (vanguardworld.com) in Aug 2015 & received a Vanguard Espod CX 203 AGH Tripod.
20. Won 2nd Prize in Thematic Competition- Incredible India organized by planmypicture.com in Aug 2015 & published it on their website, fb page & instagram.
21. This 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.
22. This image featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com on Mountain Photography Made Easy that published on 26th February 2016.
23. 3rd 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].
24. Featured 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
25. Featured at SmileArtBeats.com as the website background.
26. Featured on Uber Blog [t.uber.com/discoveryfreedom] in Aug2016.
27. Won 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]
28. One 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]
29. lonelyplanetitalia.it used this image to promote their India Travel Guide [Italin version] without Udayan’s knowledge, credit or any compensation. [Link: goo.gl/nB57Mf]
30. Someone named Michael McD used Udayan’s image on his blog, michaelpocketlist.blogspot.in with credit.[Link: goo.gl/ZJ6U19]
31. Someone named Hrish Thota used this image [he took it from uber.com] in his blog. Here is the link: dhempe.com/uber-discover-freedom
32. It was featured in the 5th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2016. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website.
33. michaelpocketlist.blogspot.in featured this image [Link: goo.gl/h7IZK3].
34. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a WPAI Gold in their Kolkata judging.
35. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Montenegro judging.
36. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
37. This 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.
38. It has been accepted for Fotorbit Photography Awards-2017 and featured on their fb group [fb/groups/861395627324166] in August 2017 [Link: goo.gl/CbdmEX]
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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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. It was used 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“.
03. Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
04. Won 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.
05. Accepted in 1st BOS International Salon of Projected Images-2013 (bestoneshot.com).
06. Udayan 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]
07. Accepted in 2nd EMPA International Digital Salon (empa.in).
08. It 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.
09. Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
10. Won a T-shirt in Goodyear Joy Of Journey - #OnAJourney Contest-2014.
11. This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67465791).
12. Accepted in SRIJAN 1st All India Digital Salon 2015
13. It was featured on world-landscape.photography gallery in 2015. It is an initiative of kujaja.com, a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/eGL4wK]
14. Won “Expert Commended” award in Travel from a Unique Perspective Contest in photocrowd.com
15. Accepted in Focus International Salon of Photography-2017 (focusfoto.in).
16. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
17. Accepted in 1st ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2017 [campinaexhibitions.net/onyx].
18. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
19. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Kolkata judging.
20. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
21. Accepted in 1st Aranyak Coochbehar International Digital Salon-2017 (aranyakcoochbehar.org).
22. This 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.
23. It has been featured on the winning page of Roads contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/fftHM1
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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.

01. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
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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?

01.
FotoFlock 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].
02.
Published 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
03.
Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - August 2013 issue.
04.
Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
05.
Accepted in 1st PFM International Salon 2013 (photoforum.co.in) in Photo Travel Section.
06.
This photograph used in two different posters of Photography Workshop of TechFest 2013-14 at IIT Bombay & Udayan was invited to deliver a session by PixelPost.
07.
Accepted 15th Chhayapath International Salon-2013 (chhayapath.org)
08.
This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
09.
This 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.
10.
Udayan 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]
11.
Used in a poster of TheBigShot contest of Bing/MSN
12.
It 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.
13.
Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
14.
TravelersDost, 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.
15.
PackagesWorldwide, 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.
16.
Aman Tours, a travel company (amantours.com) used this image (wedmantra.com/aman_tour_travels.htm) without my consent & without a credit.
17.
Used in a article on Beautiful Lakes in India at bubblews.com/news/6559193-beautiful-lakes-in-india
18.
Featured 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.
19.
Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
20.
Used again unauthorized in a blog post on Wonders Of India-Diversity In Natures Beauty. (blog.cashkaro.com/wonders-of-india-diversity-in-natures-beauty)
21.
This 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 was used to share the article on their fb and the archived link.
22.
This is the most 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.
23.
Multiple 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.
24.
Featured as one of the must visit places in India at GazabPost.com in May 2015.
25.
It was showcased in Photo-Adda at Frameboxx School of Photography, Bangalore (frameboxxkoramangala.in) on 14th June 2015.
26.
This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015.
27.
This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67466709).
28.
This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Must Have Filters that published on 8th July 2015.
29.
Used unauthorized commercially in a travel website at showmetrip.com
30.
This image featured 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.
31.
This time it is used unauthorized in a astrologer website (astrotda.com for someone named Pandit Tulashi Das Adhikari) from Bhutan. It was also used on his facebook.
32.
Used 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).
33.
This 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.
34.
Accepted in SRIJAN 1st All India Digital Salon 2015
35.
Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 28th Dec 2015 on the theme #ColourAndLight & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
36.
Featured in 2016 PixelPost Calendar.
37.
Winner 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.
38.
Featured on the cover of PixelPost FB Groups [fb/groups/pixelpost] in January 2015.
39.
Featured 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
40.
Featured 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
41.
Won the first ever Shanny.in Photography Contest held in April 2016 & received a Shanny SN600C Flash as prize worth INR.10,500/-.
42.
Featured on the cover of 1st issue of Smile Art Beats eMagazine in September 2015. This magazine is available online at smileartbeats.com
43.
Featured 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
44.
Featured 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
45.
Featured 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.
46.
askideas.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
47.
travel-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
48.
jaintrip.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
49.
sgtoursntravels.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
50.
valueaddedindia.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
51.
servicesinternational.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
52.
arifeentourandtravels.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
53.
holiday77.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
54.
primresorts.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
55.
Featured in an article on Must Have Filters for Beginners that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-August2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
56.
via.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Ladakh. Here is the link: goo.gl/Qcw09S
57.
Someone 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]
58.
niceindiatour.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
59.
vishvabhraman.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
60.
yesmytrip.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
61.
It was featured 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
62.
lehltcpackages.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
63.
Travel Category winner of #CaptureAdventure contest organized by adventuren.com in 2016 [goo.gl/DyzXai] 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].
64.
Runner-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.
65.
kisbolygo.blog.hu used this image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/OifuJd].
66.
One 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]
67.
It was featured in The Photographic Association of Kalyani’ FB group [fb/groups/tpakalyani] as Cover Image of the Week in Feb 2017 [goo.gl/nHuowu]
68.
Udayan 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]
69.
indiatripin.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
70.
flamingotravels.co.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
71.
ladakhlittletibet.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
72.
Udayan’s image was ranked 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]
73.
endlessexpeditions.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.
74.
Udayan has been featured on indianphotojournalists.com, an Indian photographers database and this picture is used to represent him on that site.
75. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Delhi judging.
76. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
77. It 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.
78. Accepted in Photo Quest National Digital Salon-2017 [lenscript.in].
79.
whitecrane.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]
80.
travelshopturkey.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]
81.
Udayan 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
82. Accepted in 1st Aranyak Coochbehar International Digital Salon-2017 (aranyakcoochbehar.org).
83. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Haifa judging.
84. ancienttracks.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/szluU3]
85. jktdc.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]
86. ladakhpakages.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]
87. destinationwaves.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/YZdW2k]
88. manmaheshtravels.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/gh9BWg]
89. redblu.in used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/xKs2I1]
90. holidayzmart.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]
91. One 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]
92. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
93. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Galaxy Art Society Judging/Salon-1 [worldsofshadow.org]
94. Accepted in Shadow 1st National Salon-2017 [worldsofshadow.org].
95. This 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.
96. It has been nominated for “Photo of the Week” in Photography Club of Assam-Barpeta Branch fb group [fb/groups/PCABB] in July2017. Link: goo.gl/pAia1j
97. wildturks.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.
98. famousplacesinindia.in used this image on their website without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/DEYb7b]
99. It 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
100. 2nd 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].
101. It has been selected 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
102. Udayan 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.
103. jbnhospitality.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/Rmn7Mh]
104. mountainvoyagesshimla.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/GnpYYE]
105. holidaydestinationsinindia.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/TyXtuc]
106. wanderlustladakh.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit.
107. thebuddhacamp.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [thebuddhacamp.com/services]
108. kashmirglacierholidays.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]
109. 4utours.vn used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/s2BboN]
110. alwaght.com used Udayan’s image on their website without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/JA1jMm]
111. newstracklive.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]
112. just4amazingindia.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]
113. this image used in theapricity.com blog without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/HL94Vf]
114. It has been selected as one of the two runner up of Indian Landscape Photo Contest at coinaphoto.com. Link: goo.gl/NsLJtS
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Dah Hanu
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
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“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.

01. This 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.
02. Featured 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.
03. Won 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]
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The sheer vitality in her eyes made for a compelling picture. This worker woman was taking a break from constructing roads on the way to Pangong Tso at Ladakh. Udayan was drawn to photographing her at her workplace because she embodied a life force, health, youth and the ability to live or exist in this harsh terrain.

01. Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
* Accepted in Tepantar 1st International Salon 2014 (tepantar.org/salon2014).
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Lamayuru Monastery
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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.

01. It 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.
02. It was used in a blogpost (http://healthyhealers.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
03. Won 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.
04. One 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.
05. Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
06. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - October 2013 issue.
07. Published 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.
08. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
09. It was used in the 2nd SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2013 poster.
10. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Buddhism) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 29th Apr 2014.
11. It has been used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/DMkippZnZ5I)
12. Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under We The People Category & shared on their FB page on 2nd July 2014.
13. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Travel Portraits) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 23rd July 2014.
14. Got 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.
15. Featured in 2015 LetsLeh Calendar. It is also available to download at letsleh.com
16. Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
17. Multiple 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.
18. Won “Expert Commended” award in Ageing The Bigger Picture Contest in photocrowd.com
19. Featured on the cover of Photogrpher’s Paradise FB page in 2014.
20. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Aug-21, 2016
21. Accepted in 1st Pictograph International Salon-2017 [psasalon.com].
22. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Third Sense Photography Club Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
23. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Shutterbug Art Society Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
24. This 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.
25. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Ireland judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
26. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Montenegro judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
27. It has won 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]
28. It has been featured on the winning page of Environmental Portraiture contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/kHegYc
29. It has been featured on the winning page of Worship contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/6MLudT
30. Received a bag from citius.in from their #HappyFacesHappyPlaces Photo Contest-2017 for this image.
The eye altering, alters all
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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.

01. Got published 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
02. FotoFlock 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].
03. Used in 2014-LetsLeh Calender as cover image (Desktop as well as Wall Hanging format).
04. Christopher 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.
05. Also used in a post at awaken.com and they gave the credit after we asked for it.
06. Used in the visiting card of Harish Bhargava, founder of LetsLeh.
07. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
08. Used on an online advertisement for print sale at tadpolestore.com
09. This 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.
10. Accepted in 2nd Digifocus International Digital Salon 2014 (digifocus.in)
11. It 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.
12. LetsLeh, a dedicated Ladakh travel company used this image as profile pic in Aug 2014 on their fb page.
13. Peter S Lopez used this image in his blog (help-matrix.blogspot.in) without my consent & without a credit.
14. Featured in 2015 LetsLeh Calendar as cover image. It is also available to download at letsleh.com
15. Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jan 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
16. Won 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
17. Exhibited & 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.
18. Found again unauthorized commercially used at vickyh.ch, a travel agency from Switzerland.
19. This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67467119).
20. This image featured as the cover image in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Image Management: Part II that published on 4th Aug 2015.
21. Selected for #FlickrHeros Group (flickr.com/groups/flickrheroes) cover image by Flickr in Aug 2015.
22. Published 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.
23. Found again unauthorized commercially used at globaldrift.com.au, a travel agency from Australia.
24. Won 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]
25. It is stolen & 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
26. A 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.
27. This image featured on picssr.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/6OT1sG
28. Stolen & 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/-]
29. Featured in an article on Image Management that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-January2017 issue [smileartbeats.com].
30. Jointly 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].
31. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Delhi judging.
32. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
32. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
33. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Kolkata judging.
34. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
35. Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Cultural Center in Texas, USA [ctbcc.com] used Udayan’s image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/yR5PMK].
36.
liceu-aristotelico.blogspot.in used Udayan’s image without any credit or his consent [Link: goo.gl/c00Xr0].
37. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Croatia judging.
38. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Montenegro judging.
39. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 6th July 2017 and featured on their website [halla.in] as cover image.
40. This 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.
41. It has been selected as “Photo of the Week” and featured on FB Cover of Pioneer Paper Co [facebook.com/IdeasInfinite]. Link: goo.gl/Cs3cGi
42. has been featured on download-wallpaper.net without his consent or credit. This is a website to download free wallpaper. Link: goo.gl/nSCqsp
43. Won “Judge Commended” award in Gold Contest in photocrowd.com
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.

02. It has been used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/bkYJGMy3Bq0)
And that was a SIX!
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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.

01. Winner 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]
02. Won 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.
03. Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in Feb 2014 issue.
04. Accepted in Tepantar 1st International Salon 2014 (tepantar.org/salon2014).
05. Won 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.
06. Featured in Roots Of India website (therootsofindia.com) under Incredible India Category & shared on their FB page on 4th July 2014.
07. Featured 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.
08. Published 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.
09. Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine- UK edition in Oct 2014 issue in double spread.
10. Featured in The Best of 2014 by Light Art Academy Members and published at lightartacademy.com/blog
11. Published 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
12. Multiple 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.
13. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Editorial Photography) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 12th July 2015.
14. Tyler Metcalfe, a NatGeo Editor favorites this image at Your Shot in September 2015. Here is the link: goo.gl/Du0akY
15. Featured in photofie.com poster related to their Desi Contest in September 2015.
16. It has been shortlisted for The Commonwealth Photography Competition-2016 from Asia & published on their website at thecommonwealth.org [Link: goo.gl/MGMVya]
17. This 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/-
18. Featured 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
19. featured at yourshot.nationalgeographic.com on 28th July 2016 related to Assignment “Ask A Local-Go Beyond the GuidebooK”.
20. Used twice in The Commonwealth poster in July2016 [goo.gl/EVBmXX] and Aug2016 [goo.gl/ZiFa6I].
21. One of the three winners of weekly contest at Photography FB Group [fb/loversofphotography] in July 2016 and the theme was “Sports”. [goo.gl/HmTGzR]
22. Accepted in Focus International Salon of Photography-2017 (focusfoto.in).
23. Accepted in The 104th Southampton International Exhibition of Photography-2017 [southamptoninternationalexhibition.co.uk]
24. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a Certificate of Merit in their Pune judging.
25. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Ratlam judging.
26. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
27. Accepted in Photo Quest National Digital Salon-2017 [lenscript.in].
28. Jointly 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].
29. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a Certificate of Merit in their Kolkata judging.
30. Accepted in 1st Aranyak Coochbehar International Digital Salon-2017 (aranyakcoochbehar.org).
31. It has been featured in an article on The Commonwealth’s website at thecommonwealth.org [goo.gl/WV45Jo].
32. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in] and awarded with a PP Gold medal. It has also featured on their eCatalog.
33. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Galaxy Art Society Judging/Salon-1 [worldsofshadow.org]
34. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Worlds of Shadow Judging/Salon-3 [worldsofshadow.org] and awarded a Certificate of Merit.
35. This 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.
36. David Y Lee, a NatGeo Editor favorites this image at Your Shot in September 2017. Here is the link: goo.gl/Du0akY
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.

01. One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Roam) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog). Link: goo.gl/SbiJeY
02. Featured in LetsLeh NewsLetter-Jun 2015 & it is available to download at letsleh.com/downloads
03. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
04. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Ratlam judging.
05. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
06. Accepted in 1st FIP National Digital Circuit-2017-Raiganj Judging [fip.org.in]
07. Accepted in 1st FIP National Digital Circuit-2017-Barakpore Judging [fip.org.in]
08. Accepted in 1st FIP National Digital Circuit-2017-Midnapur Judging [fip.org.in]
09. Accepted in PFM International Digital salon-2017 [pfmclub.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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. It was used in a blogpost (http://mindfulnessforeveryone.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
03. Accepted 15th Chhayapath International Salon-2013 (chhayapath.org)
04. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
05. Multiple 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.
06. Accepted in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com].
Grazing cows
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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!

01. It was used in a blogpost (http://mindfulnessforeveryone.blogspot.in) by a Canadian Doctor.
02. Featured permanently on lehgallery.com, a Photo-Gallery website on Ladakh.
03. Winner of Nature Photography Contest organized by Bitsndots (bitsndots.com) and received a cash prize of INR 1500.
04. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
05. One 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.
06. Featured in fyeahcows.tumblr.com
07. Multiple 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.
08. Used in 2014-LetsLeh Calender (Desktop as well as Wall Hanging format).
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Deskit Monastery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/1000Sec-f/16-ISO1000-50mm-2May2013-15:03:47

The Diskit monastery was founded by Changzem Tserab Zangpo in the 14th century. It is situated on the hill, just above the flood plains of the Shyok River and belongs to Gelugpa order or the Yellow Hat sect of Tibetan Buddhism. It is believed that the monastery still guards the wrinkled head and hand of a Mongol demon inside a temple in the monastery. The gompa also enshrines a Maitreya Buddha statue, paintings as well as drums and represents Tibetan culture and Tibetan style of architecture.
Cherubic Chap
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Ladakh
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/200Sec-f/5.6-ISO200-135mm-5May2013-19:31:03

This sweet faced Ladakhi boy was craving for some chocolates on his way back from school. With no money in hand, he had to devise a way to earn a quick buck so he could afford his desire. He chanced upon Udayan and struck a deal to pose for a photograph in exchange for some money. Gleeful that he managed to get what he wanted, the little kid gave Udayan a 1000 watt smile. Say cheese... no chocolate!

01. This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Picture Control that published on 13th April 2015.
02. Featured in an article on Picture Control/Picture Style that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-September2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
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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.

01. Featured in award.io as Editor Selection.
02. Multiple 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.
03. Featured on natgeotraveller.in as DailyShot on 23rd Mar 2016 on the theme #ColourAndLight & It is also shared on their twitter, facebook & instagram.
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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. Published 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
03. This print is on sale at tadpolestore.com from Feb2014.
04. It 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.
05. U4uvoice.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.
06. Multiple 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.
07. This 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.
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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.

01. Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Jan-15 2014 and it was also shared on their fb page.
02. Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 18th September 2015 & featured in the photoburst email newsletter & their fb page.
03. ladakhdekho.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package. Here is the link: ladakhdekho.com/ladakh-photos.html
04. luxurytrailsofindia.com used this image on their website to promote their travel packages to Ladakh without Udayan’s consent or any credit. [goo.gl/WuLTGy]
Gone with the Wind
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Ladakh
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/350Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-2May2013-12:34:50

Colourful Buddhist prayer flags adorn the old style suspension bridge giving the landscape a fairy tale -like feel. The building atop the mountain in the background was once a palace. Perhaps, in it, a Princess awaits her beloved to join her in this enchanted land of beauty beyond imagination!
The Three Musketeers
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The Three Musketeers
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.

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. It 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.
03. Accepted in Alvas Chaayaachitra Photo Siri All India Salon of Digital Photography-2016 [www.photosiri.com]
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.

01. 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Window) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
02. It has been used in a Music Video by babytunes (youtu.be/5sW7rf98SHg)
03. Was published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 25th February 2016.
04. This 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/-
05. Won 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
06. One 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]
Piled high
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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!

01. FotoFlock 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].
02. It 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.
Mountain of a job!
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Mountain of a job!
Leh Palace
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/60Sec-f/22-ISO100-18mm-1May2013-16:39:57

The steep and rocky mountains make for prime property to build warm homes for many Ladakhi people. Building them though is not such a lucrative task. Freezing cold stones mean working with gloves that makes work hard especially when balancing on steep rocky faces of the mountains. Yet the promise of a warm home drives these strong men to lay stone on stone until it shapes up as a safe place to rest.

01. It 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.
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?
Take a Break
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Take a Break
Ladakh
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-3May2013-12:49:48

Imagine taking a break from work with such beauty in the backyard! Despite the back breaking work in this harsh terrain, the view seems like a great perk! This lady had just dropped her shovel and sat down for a well deserved break.

01. Accepted in 1st PFM International Salon 2013 (photoforum.co.in) in Photo Travel Section.
Safely Encircled
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Likir Monastery
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/350Sec-f/11-ISO100-50mm-7May2013-14:17:28

The Likir Monastery or gompa is one of the oldest and well maintained monasteries in Ladakh believed to have been in existence since the 11th century. The monastery got its name from two serpent spirits -Nanda and Taksako - who, it is believed, guard it by encircling the monastery. To Udayan, it felt like the mountains encircling it has kept it safe.
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!

01. Accepted in RPC 2nd National Salon 2013 (rpcsalon.in).
02. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Aug-19 2014
03. Featured in purelifephotography.co.uk but could not find any details about this website.
04. Kodak shared this image on their fb page on 20th Aug 2014 on the occasion of US National Aviation Day.
05. One 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]
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.

01. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on 6th Dec 2015
02. Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 20th October 2016.
03. Won 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]
04. This 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.
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