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

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

1. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
Concentric Circles
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Concentric Circles
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/40Sec-f/2.8-ISO8000-23mm-5Jan2019-18:33:12

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

1. Selected as #HallaDailySnap on 14th Feb 2019 and featured on their website as cover image.
2. Featured in a Halla.in blog post titled “10 Photography Trends for 2019”. Link: goo.gl/Dj3cNx
3. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Vienna Judging]. photoclub202.com
4. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Zajecar Judging]. photoclub202.com
5. Accepted in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Novi Sad Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
6. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
Peeping Tom
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Peeping Tom
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/50Sec-f/2.8-ISO2000-16mm-5Jan2019-19:49:18

A cat faced balloon among more regular looking balloons definitely caught the attention of visitors at the 5th Tamilnadu Hot Air Balloon Festival-2019 in Chennai.
Hot Air Balloons
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Hot Air Balloons
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO6400-16mm-5Jan2019-20:19:35

An orderly line of inflated balloons stood in line ready to take off with its load of tourists at the 5th Tamilnadu Hot Air Balloon Festival-2019 in Chennai on. The fire within the balloons burned as wildly as the desire in a tourists heart to see the city from up above.
Inside Story
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Inside Story
Mahindra World City-Chennai
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/800Sec-f/2.8-ISO800-16mm-4Jan2019-7:08:48

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

1. Accepted in 7th KCA National Salon-2019 [kolkatacreativeart.in]
2. Accepted in 12th NBPC International salon of photography-2019 [nbpcraiganj.org].
3. Accepted in 2nd Moldova Image & Art Salon-2019 [fiap-psa-salons.com]
4. Accepted in 4th International Salon of Photography-VICTORY 2019 [victory-photo.club]
5. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Shuttebug Art Society Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
6. Accepted in UNIQ-IMAGE 1st National CIRCUIT-2019 [Foto Square Judging]. Link: shutterbugartsociety.in
7. Accepted in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
8. Accepted in 7th Greek Photographic Circuit-2019 [RHODOS Judging]. greekcircuit.com
9. Accepted in f2 Cities-2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com].
10. Accepted in Sun’s Shadow 2nd National Salon-2019 [csssociety.com].
A pose for you
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A pose for you
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/3.5-ISO200-22mm-22Jul2017-07:00:18

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

01. It has been accepted for Fotorbit Photography Awards-2017 and featured on their fb group [fb/groups/861395627324166] in July 2017 [Link: goo.gl/HDNHqZ]
02. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Jul-29, 2017.
03. Received Gold Award in Best of the Week category at D’PhotoCafe FB Group [fb/groups/thephotocafe] in July 2017. Link: goo.gl/gnXbYA
04. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 3rd August 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
05. Won “Crowd 1st” award in “Door” Contest in photocrowd.com and featured on their website. Here is the link: goo.gl/wW5D2N
06. It has been featured in double spread at smart Photography-September2017 issue as Photo of the Month. It is also published on their website at smartphotography.in [Link: goo.gl/xNd7M4]
07. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Sep 2017 issue.
08. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Doors) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 4th January 2018. Link: goo.gl/ACMZsa
09. It was featured in the 6th SignedPRINTS Photography Contest-2017. This poster was also featured on allforphotography.com, a photography contest listing website and November2018 issue of Smart Photography.
10. It has been published in Indulge, Friday Supplimentary of The New Indian Express-Chennai Edition on 13Oct2017 on the occasion of 10th Years of Indulge and the theme was Portrait of a City. [indulgexpress.com]. This is also featured on their website. Link: goo.gl/hWQ9of
11. One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Childhood] & it was shared on the cover for a week in October 2017. [Link: goo.gl/91WfXA
12. It has been featured on the winning page of The Colour Yellow contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/3Zcip2
13. It has been featured on the winning page of New perspective contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/BnVtf3
14. It has received a Highly Commended award in The Photographic Angle’s Pocket Photography Competition and received a certificate. It was also featured on their website. Link: goo.gl/EeK1WJ
15. A SignedPRINTS contest poster where this image was featured published in November 2017 issue of Smart Photography Magazine.
16. 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Street Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in November2017 [Link: goo.gl/ykXzhi].
17. This is one of the four images of Udayan that is a part of a touring exhibition on the theme of Patterns organized by TPA [hephotographicangle.co.uk] comprises of 200 images in total and will travel across the UK transforming otherwise unused spaces into temporary galleries in 2018.
18. Featured in #AvTvISO_Calendar2018’s last page [in the month of December]
19. Accepted in 2nd ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2018 [campinaexhibitions.net/onyx].
20. 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
21. Accepted in 1er Interno 2018 organised by Foto Club Quilmes. [Link: goo.gl/PwYeBC]
22. Awarded Judge’s Choice Award in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
23. Guru’s Top Pick Winner in Dominant Yellow Challenge of gurushots.com. Link: goo.gl/jbHuCP
24. Featured in a Halla.in blog post titled “14 Bright Photos that Explore the Power of Color” in Aug2018. Link: goo.gl/hn2Fo8
25. Shortlisted for “Madrasapattinam 379” Photography Contest organised by madrasphotobloggers.com in Aug2018 on the occasion of 379th year of Chennai and it was also part of their exhibition. Link: goo.gl/EuPf7d
26. Won 2nd prize in Bright & Colourful Photo Contest organized by Halla.in in Jul2018 and received two coffee mugs with this image printed on them.
27. Won “Judge TOP10” award in Yellow Contest in photocrowd.com and featured on their website [goo.gl/cnQovy].
28. Won “Expet TOP10” and “Crowd TOP10”award in Bright Colours Contest in photocrowd.com and featured on their website [goo.gl/szeLzt].
29. One of the winners of World Photography Day Photography Day Photo Contest-2018 organised by Nerolac Paints-India and received an Amazon GV worth INR.1000/-
30. This is one of the two images that has been selected for ANTARAGNI2018 Photography Contest & Exhibition organized by IIT-Kanpur & Chiiz Magazine.
31. Accepted in 5th FIP Grand International Digital Circuit-2018 [Love for Art Judging]. Link: fip.org.in
32. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Delhi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
33. Accepted in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PCA Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
34. Awarded PGS Diploma in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGD Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
35. Accepted in Adriatic Circuit 2018-PGS Judging. [pca-exhibition.com/adriatic]
36. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Dhanbad judging [wpaidelhi.com]
37. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Udaipur judging [wpaidelhi.com]
38. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Ratlam judging [wpaidelhi.com]
39. Accepted in WPAI Circuit 2018-Itarsi judging [wpaidelhi.com]
40. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI Circuit 2018-Pilkhuwa judging [wpaidelhi.com]
41. Accepted in 1st Creative Digipix National Salon-2018 [creativedigipix.in]
42. Awarded a PSA HM in S-Kadar 2018 2nd International Photography Exhibition [skadar.fotolcinium.com] and featured on their website under Award winning images. It was also featured in their eCatalog.
43. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Simple) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 31Jan2019. Link: goo.gl/Uxa5d6
44. Accepted in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [7th MIROC Exhibition Donji Milanovac-2019 Judging]. Link: photoclub-danube.com
45. Awarded a Bekkalokket HM in 7th MIROC Digital Circuit-2019 [2nd MIROC Exhibition Bergen-2019 Judging]. Link: Link: photoclub-danube.com
46. Accepted in Grand Photo Salon RIVNE-2019 [grandphotosalon.com.ua].
47. Accepted in Village 1st International Contest of Art Photography-2019 [village.fotokinoklub-smederevo.com]
48. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Vienna Judging]. photoclub202.com
49. Accepted in Circuit Exhiition Portrait-2019 [Zajecar Judging]. photoclub202.com
50. Accepted in 2nd Azerbaijan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com].
51. Awarded a Digital Photo World HM in DPW WMC Circuit-2019 [Kula Judging]. Link: dpw.rs
52. Accepted in 1st International Art Photographic Festival-Ecuador [artbureau.nyc].
53. Udayan 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]
54. Accepted in Boka Bay 2019 [Ohrid Judging]. Link: exhibitions.photo
55. Awarded a PSA Gold in Boka Bay 2019 [Perasto Judging] Link: exhibitions.photo
Providence
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Providence
Kanyakumari
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/125Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-33mm-21Oct2018-07:45:01

The many avatars of god, wrapped in long lengths of ornate clothes placed around a grotto amidst a rustic setting... it is in these human like divine shapes that people find trust in divine providence.
Windmill in the Valley
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Windmill in the Valley
Koodankulam
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/25Sec-f/32-ISO100-70mm-21Oct2018-08:40:15
Breezy Beach
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Breezy Beach
Edward Elliot’s Beach
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
0.4Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-18Nov2018-18:00:00
Blue Illusion
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Blue Illusion
Edward Elliot’s Beach
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
30Sec-f/22-ISO3200-16mm-28Feb2018-19:20:41

One cannot be without the other. A deep blue melancholy keeps them apart. So they decided to follow the moon over the horizon under the illusion that perhaps at infinity they could find the perfect blend of sky and sea...
Super Blue Blood Moon
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Super Blue Blood Moon
Perungudi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
30Sec-f/32-ISO500-70mm-31Jan2018-20:22:53

A super Blue Blood Moon over the Chennai sky taken from Udayan’s home. The first lunar eclipse of 2018 was a rare celestial phenomenon for many counts. A super moon (when the moon is unusually close to Earth, making it 7% bigger and 14% brighter), a blue moon (a second full moon in a calendar month), and a blood moon (a moment during an eclipse when the moon appears red) all coincided. This took place in 2018 for the first time since 1866. As the three lunar phenomenon coincided, the rare spectacle was tagged as the #SuperBlueBloodMoon.
Kovalam Beach
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Kovalam Beach
Blue Oblivion
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
25Sec-f/16-ISO100-35mm-26Feb2018-6:05:22

... It’s calm under the waves, in the blue of my oblivion. ~ Fiona Apple
Waiting for fish
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Waiting for fish
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-31mm-22Jul2017-07:07:50

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

01. It has been selected as the winner of Urban Photo Contest organized by photofie.com in 2017 and published on their blog [Link: goo.gl/daZpNj].
02. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 9th September 2017 and featured on their website as cover image.
03. It has been featured in a photofie.com blog titled “Have we mentioned that we love stylish, smart and elegant clicks?” in Oct2017. Link: goo.gl/EFDqsn
Basket in the air
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Basket in the air
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/8000Sec-f/3.5-ISO400-20mm-7Sep2017-07:33:45

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

01. It was featured on Flickr blog as Honorable Mentions of “Flickr Heroes of the Week” in September2017. [Link: goo.gl/ipuJtc]. It was also featured in their Instagram Story for a day [@flickr].
02. It has been selected as #HallaDailySnap on 9th October 2017 and featured on their website as cover image [halla.in]. It has also featured in a Halla.in blog titled “Last Month in Popular: Top 35 Pictures from October Month’s Photo contest”. Link: goo.gl/7K1U6D
03. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Oct 2017 issue.
04. Published as Photo of the Day on photoburst.net on 22nd November 2017.
05. Accepted in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
Busted Balloons
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Busted Balloons
Edward Elliot’s Beach
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/4000Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-35mm-12Aug2018-11:31:20

After a night of entertaining tourists, the balloon stall was empty now, open for all to approach it freely. The little boy is not allowed near the board when the game is on. So he was enjoying himself now collecting the scraps of rubber from last night’s game. For him, the game was not over after all!
Nowhere Somewhere
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Nowhere Somewhere
Somewhere near Pondicherry on ECR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/20Sec-f/22-ISO100-35mm-29Apr2017-11:20:34

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

01. It has been featured on the cover of TCR Nature-Wildlife-Travel Photography FB Groups [fb/groups/tcrnaturewildlifetravel in September 2017]. Link: goo.gl/eXQYoV
02. It was one of the TOP15 of PhotoFlare 2017 Photography Contest [gecphotoflare.com] and received a certificate. Link: goo.gl/f9uWj2
03. 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.
He will protect me
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He will protect me
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/250Sec-f/4-ISO100-35mm-11Feb2017-08:06:31

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

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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]
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It was selected as Curator’s Choice in World Photographic Forum FB Group in March 2017 and now eligible for the WPF Street Photographer of the Year-2017. [Link: goo.gl/GjknP9]
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Runner-up of “Kids” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their website [goo.gl/6cokph]. It was also featured on their poster that announce the winners.
04. Accepted in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Arno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
05. Accepted in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Città di Figline Valdarno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
06. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Haifa judging.
07. Accepted in JCM Circuit-2017 (jcmcircuits.com) in their Indore judging.
08. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
09. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Worlds of Shadow Judging/Salon-3 [worldsofshadow.org]
10. Accepted in 1st FIP National Digital Circuit-2017-Barakpore Judging [fip.org.in]
11. Accepted in PFM International Digital salon-2017 [pfmclub.com].
12. Accepted in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com].
13. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Third Sense Photography Club Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
14. It has won the runner up prize in Black and White category of #Freedom2Click photography contest organized by CP Expeditions [dcpexpeditions.com] in August 2017 on the ocassion of India Independence Day and prize sponsored by Manfrotto. [Link: goo.gl/Fb85EQ]
15. Accepted in 1er Interno 2018 organised by Foto Club Quilmes. [Link: goo.gl/PwYeBC]
16. Accepted in 5th Pannonia Reflections-2018 [pannonia.si]
17. This is one of the two images of Udayan which were exhibited in EoM2.0 or Eye of Madras-2nd Edition in Chennai from 25th to 27th January 2019 at CP Arts Centre. It was also featured in an article o this exhibition in The Hindu [Newspaper/Chennai Edition-25th Jan 2019]. Udayan has received a beautiful trophy and a certificate of participation from this exhibition. Chennai Meenakshi Multi-speciality Hospital bought 11 prints from this exhibition and this one is one of those sold prints. Udayan received 1500/- from the sell.

COLLECTION
1. Chennai Meenakshi Multi-speciality Hospital
A new day has come
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A new day has come
Marina Beach
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO100-18mm-26Jan2017-07:32:36

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

01. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Feb-27, 2017.
02. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Delhi judging.
03. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
04. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Rivne judging.
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