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Fishing
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Fishing
Dawki
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/1500Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-88mm-29Oct2017-14:14:28

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

01. 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Black and White Composition) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in November2017 [Link: goo.gl/QtwTjS].
02. PoD at D’PhotoCafe Fb Group [fb/g/thephotocafe] on 20th November 2017. Link: goo.gl/5YtQoo
03. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Dec 2017 issue.
04. It was selected as #HallaDailySnap on 18th December 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
05. One 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.
06. It was exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College under Minimal theme & awarded with a certificate, a coffee mug and two passes of Krushnai Water Park of Pune and a discount voucher of Star Bucks.
07. It has been featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Month in Popular: Top 27 Pictures from December Month’s Photo contest”. Link: goo.gl/PsFUZx
08. Won 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).
09. This 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.
10. Accepted in 4th International Salon Singidunum 2018 [srbijafoto.rs]
11. Accepted in Portrait Ciurcuit 2018 - 3rd Exhibition of Photography-Portrait 2018-Vienna Judging. [photoclub202.com].
12. Received Judges Choice Award in Best Shot of November-2017 Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their blog. [Link: goo.gl/tvag7T]
13. Received Judges Choice Award in People at Work Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their blog in March2018. [Link: goo.gl/HRns97]
14. Accepted in IRIS 1st ALL India Digital Salon 2018 [irisphotofoundation.com].
15. Accepted in 2nd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2018 [campinaexhibitions.net/onyx].
16. This 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
17. It was used as the cover of “Best Shot of April 2018” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com. [Link: goo.gl/NPgwhP]
18. Winner of February2018 Monthly Contest organised by klickideas.com & theme was Water.
19. Won 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/-.
20. Accepted in The International exhibition of art photography CONTRAST 2018 [contrast.fotodoboj.com]
21. Accepted in Light and Moment International Circuit 2018 [Photo World Judging]. Link: photo-world.org
22. Accepted in Light and Moment International Circuit 2018 [Third Sense Photo Club Judging]. Link: photo-world.org
23. Accepted in Island and Sea 23rd International Photo Exhibition-2018 [fotoklubkornat.hr]
24. It has been selected as Honourable Mention in “Amazing Water” Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/kT5A7g
Shnongpdeng
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Shnongpdeng
Shnongpdeng
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/50Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-24mm-29Oct2017-16:42:50

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

01. Won 2nd place in the January-2018 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Mountains and Hills) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch). This was the last contest of them with voting. It will be a judge based contest from February-2018 and Udayan will be one of the three judges for this contest for future onwards.
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

01. It has been featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Week in Popular: Top 10 Photos on Halla Last Week”. Link: goo.gl/WktpDU
02. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 20th November 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
03. Accepted in 1st Aperture Art International Salon-2017 [apertureart.in]
04. It has been selected under TOP35 of 35AWARDS 2017 Mini Contest on Waterfalls and featured on their website [goo.gl/jSXu46]
05. Accepted in Foto Square 1st National Salon 2018 [fotosquare.org]
06. Accepted in Rainbow 2nd International Circuit-2018 [Galaxy Art Society Judging]. rainbowcircuit.org
07. Accepted in 2nd FIP National Digital Circuit 2018-Durgapur Judging [fip.org.in].
08. Awarded a FIP CM [Federation of Indian Photography-Certificate of Merit] in 2nd FIP National Digital Circuit 2018-Dimapur Judging [fip.org.in].
09. Awarded a FIP CM [Federation of Indian Photography-Certificate of Merit] in 2nd FIP National Digital Circuit 2018-Patna Judging [fip.org.in].
10. Accepted in Light and Moment International Circuit 2018 [Photo World Judging]. Link: photo-world.org
11. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was River, Stream, Brook or Trickle) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 17June2018. Link: goo.gl/mnvJBc
12. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Stone) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 8July2018. Link: goo.gl/fg3euH
13. Awarded 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.
14. Won 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
Blue Boy
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Blue Boy
Laitmawsiang Wahkadait
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-25mm-29Oct2017-13:08:45

A shy young boy trying to decide from a safe distance if it was ok to ask Udayan to take his photograph just as the other photographers had taken of a few local boys sometime ago. That playful indecisive moment is what Udayan caught in this image of the blue boy.

01. This 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
02. Accepted in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
03. It was one of the highly appreciated images of fortnightly theme contest -Blue organised by Photography Club of Assam FB Group in May 2018. Link: goo.gl/vkzGoa
04. Accepted in 1st FIP Grand International Print Salon 2018 [fip.org.in] and featured in the Salon eCatalog.
05. Shortlisted in a Streep Portrait Photography Contest organised by photofie.com in Apr2018 and featured on their blog. Link: goo.gl/QQxR3F
Life amidst death
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Life amidst death
Shillong
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/11-ISO200-35mm-29Oct2017-09:54:52

Bees love it here. They feed off flowers and the cemetery had plenty. That the flowers were amidst the dead didn’t bother them one bit as they went about collecting nectar believed to be the source of life. Truly life amidst death!

01. 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (My Best Shot) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in November2017 [Link: goo.gl/gfnJbX].
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