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Quarantine
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Quarantine
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-200mm-22Mar2020-15:07:56

A positive outlook on things can make even a COVID-19 quarantine day seem great! My son loves his pet fishes “Meen” and “Sakana” and decided to spend some time with them today talking to them and sharing a laugh together!

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on March-24, 2020.
Yellow cone
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Yellow cone
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/8000Sec-f/2.8-ISO400-95mm-11Mar2019-12:04:13

Color how lovely yellow is! It stands for the sun. ~Vincent Van Gogh
In-House Mechanic
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In-House Mechanic
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/30Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-25mm-9Jul2018-12:28:05

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

1️⃣It has been selected as Eyewin Photo of the Day [eyewinawards.com] on 16th July 2018. Link: goo.gl/wxVYjh
My yellow cycle
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My yellow cycle
Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/320Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-70mm-14Sep2019-16:13:51

“Dad, are you taking a photograph of my yellow cycle?” he said looking up with a naughty smile.
His favorite place to ride it is on the terrace of our house because there is no traffic and the breeze keeps him cool.
Little Photographer
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Little Photographer
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/18Sec-f/2.8-ISO640-50mm-18Aug2013-19:51:29

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

1️⃣3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Happy Faces) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
2️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on Oct-07 2013
3️⃣One of the 4 winners of G.K.Vale-Share a Smile Contest-2014 & received a gift coupon for a photo key chain.
4️⃣Kodak shared this image on their fb on 8th October 2013 on the occasion of World Smile Day.
5️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on famous quotes decoded-part III that published on 9th June 2015.
6️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 10 Boring Photography Clich’s to avoid that published on 26th Aug 2015. It has also used as the cover image of the article & on their FB page to share this article.
7️⃣Featured in an article on Boring Photography Cliches that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Dec2015 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ HtFxHs. This article shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/6CuXKF
8️⃣Featured in an article on Famous Quotes that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Apr2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
9️⃣Used in a #AvTvISO contest poster in 2017 to celebrate World Photography Day.
Clean sweep!
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Clean sweep!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/750Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-24Mar2013-16:11:37

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

1️⃣Published in the NationalGeographic website (ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Apr-26, 2013 (week 4) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - May 2013 issue
3️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
4️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
Balcony view
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Balcony view
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/6Sec-f/8-ISO16000-29mm-15Aug2014-05:28:35

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

1️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
2️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
3️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Understanding Light that published on 23rd March 2015.
4️⃣Available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-68885539).
5️⃣Featured in an article on Understanding Light that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-November2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
Who is there?
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Who is there?
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/125Sec-f/5.6-ISO200-18mm-29Oct2013-13:51:23

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

1️⃣Published in kodak.com as Picture of the Day on 26 Mar 2014 and it was also shared on their fb page.
2️⃣One of the seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
3️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Danger) of Lonely Planet Photo Challenge in Aug 2015. Link: goo.gl/g9EfPp
Curtain Camouflage
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Curtain Camouflage
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/125Sec-f/4-ISO100-50mm-15Sep2014-04:00:07

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

1️⃣Nominated for Better Photography contest- Your Pictures: Patterns and published on their website at betterphotography.in in October 2014.
2️⃣One of the TOP5 in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Hide) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) in May 2015. Link: goo.gl/BUWSmR
3️⃣This image is available at istock.com for sale (Search with Image Id-67495169).
4️⃣One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Greyscale on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in March 2016. [Link: goo.gl/B57eib]
5️⃣Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “What I see through the window” Photography Contest in Jan 2017.
Stuntman Gunda
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Stuntman Gunda
Hyderbad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/30Sec-f/5.6-ISO1250-18mm-5Aug2013-15:20:27

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

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan
2️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
3️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
Best Buddy!
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Best Buddy!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/250Sec-f/1.4-ISO4000-50mm-21Jul2013-19:57:59

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

1️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. It was also used in content index page. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
2️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan. Hydersbad Times, the city supplimentary of Times of India published images of the exhibition gathering on 2nd May 2014 where a frame of this picture visible.
3️⃣DogsAndPups Magazine shared this image in 2015 on their fb page to run a contest.
4️⃣Won a contest run by Royal Canin in January 2015 in DogsAndPups magazine & won a Dog Encyclopedia.
5️⃣Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on 50mm Prime-A photographer Favourite Lens that published on 26th June 2015.
6️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Pet) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Oct2015.
7️⃣Featured in an article on 50mm Lens that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/ t2whMx
8️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Dog] & it was shared on the cover for a week in February 2017. [Link: goo.gl/SksT9L]
9️⃣Udayan received a beautiful photo stand for participating with this image in Royal Canin Calander-2017 Photo Contest.
1️⃣0️⃣Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Super fast lenses) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 5th June 2017. Link: goo.gl/vbmTpW
1️⃣1️⃣Jointly 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Animal in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in August2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/t1sNwy].
1️⃣2️⃣eatured on the winning page of I Love My Dog contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/zNvvoE
1️⃣3️⃣Selected as Honourable Mention in Pet Photography Contest in 2018 organized by worldphotographersclub.com and featured in their website. Link: goo.gl/iv9RWh
The fastest wins
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The fastest wins
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/20Sec-f/5.6-ISO2500-30mm-22Dec2012-02:13:29

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

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan
2️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
3️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
4️⃣Received a beautiful memento from TATA Group for their Twitter #CoverShot Contest on #HealthyLiving in April 2015.
Belly up pose!
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Belly up pose!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/180Sec-f/4-ISO400-50mm-18Oct2013-15:05:33

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

1️⃣One of Udayan’s seven images that was exhibited at the Focus BIG Photo Exhibition organized by Hyderabad PAWS held at the Muse Art Gallery, Marriott Hyderabad in May 2014 & he was felicitated for winning a place with a trophy by actor Siddharth Suryanarayanan.
The Hero behind Bars
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The Hero behind Bars
Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/40Sec-f/4.5-ISO100-38mm-18Aug2012-17:29:57

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

1️⃣One of the short-listed entries of Alliance Francaise Hyderabad Photo Contest Earth is a Playground & exhibited in Alliance Francaise Gallery in Hyderabad from 10th to 25th Jan 2014.
2️⃣Published in Flickr Blog (blog.flickr.net) on 28th Oct 2015 as one of the Seventeen images of TwitterTuesday, the weekly contest of flickr and subject was Hope.
3️⃣sed in the 4th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest - 2015 poster. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website.
4️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
5️⃣Accepted in Mersin Metropolitan Municipality-International Photography Contest-2018 and featured on their website [goo.gl/Jm2jV2].
Bowled over!
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Bowled over!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/100Sec-f/8-ISO800-35mm-21Mar2013-06:39:01

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

1️⃣Published in the NationalGeographic website (ngm.nationalgeographi.com) on Apr-02, 2013 (week 1) as part of the Daily Dozen series.
2️⃣Published in Kamal Camera at Suppli (supplementary of Sakalbela, a Bengali News Paper, published from Kolkata) on 25th Mar 2013. This News Paper is also available online at sakalbela.com
3️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 25 Mar 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
4️⃣Udayan was featured in Kaleidoscope in March-2014 issue of Smart Photography Magazine & received a Epson PictureMate PM245 printer (Rs.9999/-). It was one of the images that published in Kaleidoscope. This article is also featured on their website at smartphotography.in [This issue is available online at pressreader.com or you can check it here at goo.gl/JS4aH2]
5️⃣Udayan was featured in Sunday Magazine (06 Apr-2014 issue) of Namaste Telangana, a Leading News Paper published from Hyderabad. It was one of the images that published in that article. This magazine is also available online at epaper.namasthetelangaana.com
6️⃣Got a recommendation as Timely Clicks in India Film Project (indiafilmproject.co) Photography Contest-2014 (Subject-The Hero) and received a special print of this image from inkrasa.com
7️⃣Canon used this image in a poster to promote their photography contest #CanonFramedIn5 in September 2014 on their twitter handle.
8️⃣It was one of the 5 images collection that won #CanonFramedIn5 contest in September 2014.
9️⃣One of the diamond winners of Newspapers challenge (Sep29 to Oct05, 2014) at Twice A Week-Photography Challenges FB page. It was also featured as their cover image.
1️⃣0️⃣Published in www.fotoflock.com (Fotoflock by Epson) as Photo of the Day on 7th June 2015.
1️⃣1️⃣Winner of the Photography Society of Tripura Weekly Contest in July 2015 (fb/groups/Photographycluboftripura) & theme was Morning Activity.
1️⃣2️⃣Selected as one of the Best Entries of Street Photography Contest-2015 of photofie.com & shared on their FB page.
1️⃣3️⃣Accepted in Square 2015, the print salon organized by Photographic Society of Oman and featured on their eCatalog.
1️⃣4️⃣Featured with Udayan’s interview at Smile Art Beats eMagazine-Jan2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This interview published on their website at goo.gl/dMfBBe. The interview shared as best articles for the week on Paper.li weekly edition. You can see it here at goo.gl/0UeR4n
1️⃣5️⃣One of the winners [3rd week of July 2016] of Orange Photography [FB Group] Online Challenge. [goo.gl/C0slOZ]
1️⃣6️⃣Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Nov-16, 2016
1️⃣7️⃣Udayan have received a membership from Sille Sanat Sarayi from Turkey. For this he has received an id card & a white pin. B&W version of this image is one of the ten of his images that featured as his portfolio in their website. [Link: goo.gl/1wvNOi]
1️⃣8️⃣Awarded FIAP HM in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Arno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
1️⃣9️⃣It has been adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCActionWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in August 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/JyYzL7]
2️⃣0️⃣Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
2️⃣1️⃣Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Morning) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 6th February 2018. Link: goo.gl/d2zYEz
2️⃣2️⃣It was one of the TOP10 of Street Photography Contest organised by chiiz.com in 2018 [Link: goo.gl/Ug5Tpy].
2️⃣3️⃣It was one of the winners of the 7th International Photography Exhibition titled “24 Snapshots of Bikes/The Bicycle and Mankind” organised by The Cultural Association Aeneis 2000 and displayed in May2018 in an exhibition at the former Dominican Cloister of San Vito dei Normanni (Brindisi Province of Italy). This competition was part of the international programme of events named “Full Bike Day: The Bicycle in all its Artistic Forms” and in other national and international locations. The event is sponsored by the Department for Infrastructure and Mobiliy of the Region of Puglia (Italy). This image is also received the special mention as the only award of this contest. Link: goo.gl/MgR7xk & goo.gl/EnT5L2. It was also featured in “La Gazzetta del Mezzoggiorno” on 25th May 2018 & in “Agenda Brindisia” on 8th June 2018, both are Newspapers of Italy & this image was featured in them as a part of an article on this exhibition.
2️⃣4️⃣Received an Honorable Mention in Tell Me Your Story contest organized by sillesanat.com for its members in 2018 and received a photo book by Mustafa Eser as prize. Another two images titled Worlds apart & Innocent peddler of death also accepted in this contest. Link: goo.gl/e2Az4P & goo.gl/n8okSY
2️⃣5️⃣Accepted in 1st FIP Grand International Print Salon 2018 [fip.org.in] and featured in the Salon eCatalog.
2️⃣6️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in Mersin Metropolitan Municipality-International Photography Contest-2018 and featured on their website [goo.gl/Jm2jV2].
2️⃣7️⃣This is one of the two images that has been selected for ANTARAGNI2018 Photography Contest & Exhibition organized by IIT-Kanpur & Chiiz Magazine.
2️⃣8️⃣Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGS Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
2️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
3️⃣0️⃣FIAP Gold from 5th PANNONIA REFLECTIONS 2018. It was also featured on their website and printed catalog. [pannonia.si]
3️⃣1️⃣Awarded a Master of Light Silver Medal in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
3️⃣2️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold Medal in Grand Photo Salon RIVNE-2019 [grandphotosalon.com.ua]. It is also featured in their website under awarded images.
3️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com] and featured under result page & eCatalog.
3️⃣4️⃣Awarded a HM in Gran Print International Photography Circuit 2019-Tiziano Judging. [granprint.it]. It was also featured on their website under awarded images and in the salon e-Catalog.
3️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
3️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Photography Pathshala HM Ribbon in Rainbow 3rd International Circuit 2019 of Photography Pathshala Judging [rainbowcircuit.org]
3️⃣7️⃣Udayan has earned his cMoL distinction in Feb2019 and this is one of the eight images along with his bio & profile pic published in cMoL Distinction Holders page. [masteroflight.org/1214-2]
3️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Photo-World Certificate of Merit in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
3️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
4️⃣0️⃣Awarded a Photo club Infinity Gold Medal in Panorama-2019 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
4️⃣1️⃣Awarded a PSA Bronze Medal in the 20th Macao International Salon of Photography 2019 [salon.psm.org]
4️⃣2️⃣Asia Pacific Region Winner of CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year-2019. Prize is a Coffee Table Book with all the winning images and gifts of my choice worth USD1000 from bestbuy.com with paid custom duty & shipping!
4️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FIAP HM in FFPC Judging of Vintage International Circuit-2019 [vintagecircuit.in]
4️⃣4️⃣Honorable Mention from Monovision Photography Awards-2019 [monovisionsawards.com]
4️⃣5️⃣This is one of the 22 images of Udayan exhibited in 1st Armenian International Photo Fest-2019 at Yerevan from 24th Aug to 28th Sep. [amphotofestival.com]
4️⃣6️⃣Winner [Crowd 1st] of Newspaper Challenge organized by photocrowd.com in 2019. [bit.ly/2Kszywa]
4️⃣7️⃣Awarded a WPAI Gold in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
4️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
4️⃣9️⃣Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
5️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIAP Gold in World Eco Photo-2019 [worldecophoto.ru]
5️⃣1️⃣Used in a poster of 6th Edition of Pannonia Reflections-2019 International Salon of Photography and featured in their website at pannonia.si and on their fb page cover [bit.ly/pannoniareflection]
5️⃣2️⃣Awarded a f2 Bronze medal in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
5️⃣3️⃣Awarded a FCHF Gold Medal in Salon Concepcion-Chile Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
5️⃣4️⃣Awarded a GAP Bronze Medal in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
5️⃣5️⃣Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Throw Away Shot) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 8Oct2019. However it was disqualified later as one of the rules says images taken after 2013 are eligible. Link: bit.ly/2B2npd5
5️⃣6️⃣Awarded a PSA Gold in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
5️⃣7️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in 5th Wojnicz International Salon of Photography-2019 [salon.fotum.org]
5️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Jury Choice Award in Europa Judging of 5th NEW Bi-Continental Photo Circuit-2019 [newphotocircuit.com]
5️⃣9️⃣Won Chairman Choice Award in Pinhole 1st National Circuit-2019 [pinhole.in]
6️⃣0️⃣Awarded a BPS Diploma in PPS Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣1️⃣Awarded a NAPSL Diploma in GNG Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣2️⃣Awarded a WPG Diploma in BPS Judging of Phoenix Planet Award-2019 [ppsbdcontest.org]
6️⃣3️⃣Awarded an Obscura Gold Medal in Judging-II of Obscura-2019 [obscuraexhibition.in]
6️⃣4️⃣Awarded a FIP Ribbon in Dewas Judging of WPAI Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6️⃣5️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Lotus Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
6️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Club Silver in Lily Salon of Nano Circuit-2019 [nanocircuit.club]
6️⃣7️⃣Selected for 3rd Polyphony International Photo Festival-2019. [bit.ly/2RbJzRM]
6️⃣8️⃣Awarded a SAS Gold in SAS 1st National Salon-2020 [sassalon.in]
6️⃣9️⃣Awarded a Salon Silver Medal in 1st International Photo Exhibition Narikala 2019 [photo-forum.eu]
7️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze Medal in 1st KMPS National Salon-2020 [kmps.in]
7️⃣1️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 13th NBPC International Salon-2020 [nbpcraiganj.org]
7️⃣2️⃣Awarded a FIP HM Ribbon in 1st LPS National Salon-2020 [lightpainterssociety.in]
7️⃣3️⃣Awarded a Salon HM in 4th International Contest Unlimited Photo-2020 [unlimitedphoto.org]
7️⃣4️⃣Selected for 4th IMAGINEA-The Balurghat Photo Festival-2020 [fb/ddfpc17]
7️⃣5️⃣Awarded a PAGB Gold in Bristol Salon of Photography-2020 [bristolphoto.org.uk]
7️⃣6️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in PM Judging of Hello World Circuit-2020 [vividsalon.in]
7️⃣7️⃣Awarded a Salon Diploma in MP Judging of Hello World Circuit-2020 [vividsalon.in]
7️⃣8️⃣Awarded a Certificate of Merit in Montage’20 Photography Contest organized by Jadavpur University Photography Club [jupc.in]. Link: bit.ly/2HR1iKd
7️⃣9️⃣Awarded a GPU Gold in Santorini Judging of 8th Greek Circuit-2020 [greekcircuit.com]
8️⃣0️⃣Awarded a FIP Bronze in PSS Judging of Golden Light National Circuit-2020 [goldenlight.org.in]
8️⃣1️⃣Awarded a GPU Ribbon in Bangladesh International Photo Awards-2020 [agilefoto.com]
8️⃣2️⃣Awarded a Bronze Medal in Judging-III of Expression National Circuit-2020 [expressioncircuit.in]
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Visakhapatnam
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/25Sec-f/3.5-ISO6400-21mm-18Aug2012-22:35:57

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

1️⃣Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - November 2012 issue.
2️⃣Won 1st prize in the September-2014 Flickr Monthly Contest (Shadow) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was a 8x8 Printed Hardcover Photobook in Classic Paper worth almost Rs 1100 from zoomin.com
3️⃣Nominated for Better Photography contest- Your Pictures: Patterns and published on their website at betterphotography.in in October 2014.
4️⃣Featured in an article titled “These 31 Perfect Photos Shows the battle between Light & Shadow” on blog.halla.in [Link: goo.gl/uLDQrC]
5️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (People & Shadow) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in July2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/6KoR1V].
Too wet to play
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Too wet to play
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/160Sec-f/5.6-ISO400-135mm-12Jul2013-12:59:53

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

1️⃣Published in Eye Spy at Hyderabad Chronicle (City Supplementary of Deccan Chronicle) on 14th Jul 2013. This News Paper is also available online at dc-epaper.com
2️⃣2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Rain) of Pondicherry Photography Club FB Group.
3️⃣Featured on the cover of Smile Art Beats eMagazine in Noveember 2015 issue. This magazine is available online at smileartbeats.com
4️⃣One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Rain] & it was shared on the cover for a week in July 2017. [Link: goo.gl/Y7YmWB]
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Hyderabad
Canon EOS 7D with Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
1/6Sec-f/8-ISO1600-24mm-25Oct2013-15:05:05

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

1️⃣Won 2nd prize in the Aug-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Panorama) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
2️⃣Awarded a MoL Diploma in Panorama-2019 [panorama.fotodoboj.com]
Out to dry!
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Out to dry!
Hyderabad
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM
1/2000Sec-f/1.4-ISO100-50mm-12Jul2013-16:31:42

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

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