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Old Captain
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Old Captain
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/640Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-16mm-19Oct2019-7:03:45
Little Gangsters
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Little Gangsters
Kasimedu
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO320-24mm-19Oct2019-8:55:05

It seemed like these two kids ruled the sleepy fishing village in Chennai. Between their naughty smiles and excited giggles, they asked me to click a picture of their friendship. I happily obliged!

1. Accepted in 45th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [smethwickinternational.co.uk]
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Surfing-II
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Surfing-II
Kovelong Point
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/4000Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-200mm-25Aug2019-08:53:39
Washing clothes
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Washing clothes
Hanumanthapuram
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/80Sec-f/8-ISO200-35mm-1Sep2019-8:33:44
Mother-in-law
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Mother-in-law
Hanumanthapuram
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/50Sec-f/11-ISO500-30mm-1Sep2019-8:06:42

An early morning tradition in South Indian households is the drawing of rice flour designs on freshly washed ground before the house entrance called “kolam”. As we were wondering through this village near Chennai early one morning, I saw the lady putting kolam under the watchful eye of her mother-in-law. It made me think of the traditions that get passed along through generations by word of mouth and strict discipline.

1. Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on September-30, 2019
2. Accepted in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
3. Accepted in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
Comfortable Conversations
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Comfortable Conversations
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/40Sec-f/11-ISO100-20mm-8Aug2019-8:47:04

“Conversation is a meeting of minds with different memories and habits.”~Theodore Zeldin

1. Accepted in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
2. Accepted in 2nd APHRODITE Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
3. Accepted in 3rd HERMES Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
Hidden stories-I
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Hidden stories-I
ECR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/30Sec-f/5.6-ISO100-35mm-3Aug2019-9:14:01

Every sight has a story to tell and in Chennai, there are many stories hidden away in the mundane rituals of daily life. One such place is this abandoned frieze from an old resort on ECR that relocated. As the city growls around it, I wonder what will its future hold.
Elephant God
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Elephant God
Palavakkam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/16-ISO1000-26mm-3Aug2019-7:55:01
Grandmother’s tales
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Grandmother’s tales
Muttukadu
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/250Sec-f/3.5-ISO100-18mm-14Jul2019-08:28:46

“Tell us what happened next… did the huge wave destroy the village?... Tell us please” begged the little girls on a lazy Sunday morning. The grandma was narrating the story of the catastrophic tsunami that hit this village in 2004, much before these little girls were born. As sections of the village is being rebuilt slowly and life has gone back to a routine, the catastrophic tsunami does seem like a tale from long ago…
Hidden stories-II
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Hidden stories-II
ECR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/25Sec-f/22-ISO250-35mm-3Aug2019-8:52:02

Every sight has a story to tell and in Chennai, there are many stories hidden away in discreet corners of the city. Have you noticed these grand sculptures as you drove by this popular spot in Chennai before?
Temple
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Temple
Uthandi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/180Sec-f/8-ISO200-18mm-14Jul2019-07:21:36

There is something about temples in South India… Vibrant colours that greet you, massive structures that dominate a landscape, intricate designs that portray in minute details the simple life of both mortals and Gods and a calm serenity that call you from afar. It is this temple’s charm that I tried to capture in this frame.
High Jump
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High Jump
Palavakkam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
1/320Sec-f/4-ISO100-70mm-30Jun2019-8:49:44

They just finished Sunday morning session of football coaching and wanted a way to release all their pent up energy. A fantastic way of doing that was to challenge each other in simple physical games like this high jump over a friend. Don’t you wish you could be a child again?

1. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Best Photo of the Week) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 18Jul2019. Link: bit.ly/2Yfs8Fo
2. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on July-29, 2019.
3. Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Playing around) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 30Jul2019. Link: bit.ly/2SZjkyJ
4. This 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]
5. This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
6. Accepted in Dewas Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
7. Accepted in Indore Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
8. Awarded Best of Child Study Medal in Ratlam Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
9. Accepted in South Asia Photography Society Judging of AGCP Circuit-2019 [agcpcircuit.org]
10. Accepted in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
11. Accepted in POKROVA PhotoVernissage-2019 [c61.startphotocontest.com]
12. Featured in double spread at smart Photography-September2019 issue as Photo of the Month.
13. Accepted in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
14. Accepted in GNG Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
15. Accepted in PICOPIXELS Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
16. Accepted in 3rd International Art Photographic Salon Varadinum-2019 [varadinumfoto.ro]
17. Accepted in Summer Sea Sun International Exhibition of Art Photography-2019 [summerseasun.fotoklubkrk.hr]
18. 2nd Runner-up of August-2019 Contest organised by of Chiiz.com [bit.ly/2MHE3W5]
19. Accepted in Germany Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
20. Accepted in Indonesia Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
21. Accepted in South Africa Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
22. Accepted in 5th Wojnicz International Salon of Photography-2019 [salon.fotum.org]
Coming home
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Uthandi
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/180Sec-f/8-ISO200-18mm-14Jul2019-06:39:58

As Sunday dawns, the fishermen bring their haul of fish back from the deep sea in the hope that the waiting customers will like the fresh catch and pay them a handsome price for it. Coming home with a haul of fish is a welcome sight on Sundays for both buyers and sellers as its meant for family, food and rest.

1. This is one of the three images of Udayan which were the part of Ode To Water-A photography exhibition in Chennai to celebrate the world photography day in 2019 organized by Light & Life Academy.
2. Featured in Outlook Traveller Magazine-Sep2019 issue as Picture Post.
Homeless Home
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Homeless Home
Parry’s Corner
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/90Sec-f/8-ISO320-18mm-15Jun2019-07:39:55

They had many the luxuries a man longs for, a TV to be entertained, a cooler to keep the Chennai heat away, an washing machine, a sofa and a bed to lounge around in... what they did not have though was a basic need, a roof over their head. They adjusted to the stench of the open road and made it their homeless home. They were making the most of their “wants” while they struggle to have their “needs” met.

1. Accepted in Belarus Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
2. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
3. Accepted in PPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
4. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
5. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
6. Accepted in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
Horse Tales
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Horse Tales
Palavakkam Beach
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/500Sec-f/3.5-ISO2500-18mm-15Jun2019-05:24:42

As the sky was beginning to light up, the horse and his rider came to the beach to exercise and stretch. What an amazing partnership they had! The horse used his rider as the anchor while he ran in circles and the rider used the horse as a balance. Who do you share such a perfect relationship with?

1. Accepted in Bulgaria Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
2. Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on Jul-20, 2019
3. Accepted in 5th Ukrainian Photo Awards-2019 [photosalons.net]
4. Printed in Chiiz Magazine-Volume 29-August2019 along with his profile picture as contributor. It was also selected as TOP10 of their July-2019 contest [bit.ly/32AldFW].
5. Accepted in Bangladesh International Photo Awards-2019 [agilefoto.com]
6. TOP10 of July-2019 Contest organised by of Chiiz.com [bit.ly/32AldFW]
Holy smoke
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Holy smoke
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/200Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-35mm-9Jun2019-8:46:22

Simple pleasures in life for this daily wage earner is to get a 10 minute break between work for a smoke of a local cigarette called beedi. He seemed quite amused at why I was taking his picture as he did not think he was photogenic, yet he posed like a supermodel “just for fun” in this frame!

1. Accepted in The triennial international photo salon DOBOJ 2019 [salon.fotodoboj.com]
2. Accepted in Romania Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
3. Accepted in Bulgaria Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
4. Accepted in Belarus Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
5. Accepted in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
6. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
7. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
Cactus
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Cactus
Palavakkam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM
1/640Sec-f/4-ISO640-74mm-30Jun2019-7:41:01

The angular design on the walls of this house offered a fantastic backdrop for this prickly cactus to show off its sharp angles as well.
Daily Chores
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Daily Chores
Palavakkam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/400Sec-f/5.6-ISO640-16mm-30Jun2019-7:07:29

In the chaos of daily life, a neat row of clothes hung out to dry in the hot Chennai summer morning caught my eyes. Mundane daily chores like putting clothes out to dry take on an interesting angle when the backdrop is as vibrant as in this picture.

1. Accepted in 5th Ukrainian Photo Awards-2019 [photosalons.net]
2. Accepted in Bangladesh International Photo Awards-2019 [agilefoto.com]
3. This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
4. Accepted in Indore Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
5. Accepted in Ratlam Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6. Accepted in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
7. Accepted in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
8. Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on Aug-26, 2019
9. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
May Flowers
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May Flowers
Koyambedu Flower Market
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/160Sec-f/11-ISO1000-28mm-16Jun2019-8:01:34

In the peak of summer, when the scorching heat of the sun wilts trees and man equally, there stood a flower seller, his hands filled with colorful fresh flowers and his lips stretched in a wide smile. He was such a cheerful sight to see that one could not help but stop to take a second look at him.
Misty Mountain
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Misty Mountain
Kodaikanal
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/125Sec-f/11-ISO400-18mm-2Jun2019-10:02:26

“The mountains are calling and I must go…” ~ John Muir

1. Accepted in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
2. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
3. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
4. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
5. Accepted in Dewas Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
6. Accepted in Ratlam Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
Surfing
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Surfing
Kovelong Point
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM
1/2000Sec-f/5-ISO200-200mm-24Aug2019-08:17:08

1. Accepted in Boishakhi Photo Awards-2019 [agilefoto.com]
2. Accepted in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
3. Accepted in 3rd HERMES Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
4. Accepted in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
5. Accepted in Germany Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
A moment shared
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A moment shared
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/320Sec-f/2.8-ISO200-26mm-9Jun2019-8:09:14

Do you remember leisurely afternoons with your grandmother telling you stories of djinn and animals with magical powers? This scene evokes the sentiment of those warm moments I shared with my grandmother...

1. Featured in NationalGeographic website (yourshot.nationalgeographic.com/daily-dozen/) on 13Jun2019.
2. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Jun-26, 2019.
3. Accepted in Picto Art Judging of EPIC Photo Circuit-2019 [epiccircuit.in]
4. Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Best Photo of the Week) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 27Jun2019. Link: bit.ly/2Xbxeml
5. Guru’s Top Pick Winner in Street Photography Challenge in 2019. [Link: bit.ly/2XExqpQ]. And finally became a GURU after years of try!
6. Accepted in Street Contest organised by sillesanat.com for its members in 2019. Link: bit.ly/2xC3LTw
7. This 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]
8. Accepted in Serbia Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
9. Accepted in Romania Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
10. Awarded a Salon HM in Belarus Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
11. Published in Namma Chennai at Chennai Chronicle (city supplementary of Deccan Chronicle in Chennai) on Aug-5, 2019
12. Awarded a Salon Bronze Medal in 5th Ukrainian Photo Awards-2019 [photosalons.net]
13. Accepted in FFPC Judging of Vintage International Circuit-2019 [vintagecircuit.in]
14. Accepted in YPS International Salon-2019 and featured on their website under the result [salon.ypsbengaluru.com]
15. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
16. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
17. Accepted in PPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
18. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography-Aug 2019 issue.
19. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
20. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
21. Awarded a JCM Silver in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
22. Accepted in Bangladesh International Photo Awards-2019 [agilefoto.com]
23. It was exhibited at State Art Gallery-Hyderabad as part of IPF World Photography Day Exhibition-2019!
24. This is one of the two images that were exhibited at PIXELS in BITS Pilani-Goa on the occasion of World Photography Day-2019 organized by their Dept of Photography.
25. It was exhibited at Frames-2019 at Bangalore Chitrakala Parishath organized by YPS. It was featured in news articles published by Sakshi NewsPaper on 17th August2019 & Deccan Chronicle on 24th August 2019. Vijay Kumar SM, IPS, DCP-Traffic, Cyberabad Police Commissionerate bought this print [16x20 Canvas Framed] later from Udayan.
26. This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
27. Accepted in Dewas Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
28. Accepted in Indore Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
29. Accepted in Ratlam Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
30. Accepted in Love For Art Judging of AGCP Circuit-2019 [agcpcircuit.org]
31. Accepted in South Asia Photography Society Judging of AGCP Circuit-2019 [agcpcircuit.org]
32. Awarded a PSA HM Ribbon in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
33. Accepted in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
34. Accepted in POKROVA PhotoVernissage-2019 [c61.startphotocontest.com]
35. Chiiz Pod-27Aug2019 [bit.ly/2LeI9Ts]
36. Winner [Crowd 1st] of Happy Humanity Challenge organized by photocrowd.com in 2019. [bit.ly/2UbSNif]
37. Accepted in World Eco Photo-2019 [worldecophoto.ru]
38. Accepted in CAS Photo Academy International Photo Contest-2019 [casphotoacademy.com]
39. Accepted in 12th International Contest of Photography-NARAVA2019 [fotodrustvo-grca.si]
40. Accepted in Salon Patagonia-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
41. Accepted in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
42. Accepted in Greece Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
43. Awarded a PSS Gold Medal in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
44. Accepted in USA Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
45. Accepted in PICOPIXELS Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
46. Awarded a Chairman Choice Medal in PARALLAX Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
47. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in GNG Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
48. Accepted in Just One Photo or XII Tylko jedno zdjęcie-2019 [theiaap.com/onephoto]
49. Accepted in 3rd International Art Photographic Salon Varadinum-2019 [varadinumfoto.ro]
50. Won INR.15000/- cash award as 1st Prize of #giveherLIFE Photography Contest-2019 organized by VanishingGirls, an initiative of ADF India, aims to raise awareness against the practice of gender-biased sex selection in India. It was also featured in their Nov2019 Email Newsletter & on their website at vanishinggirls.in
51. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
52. 1st place winner of a photography contest organized by instagram.com/thecreativegram in October 2019 and received a cash prize + certificate [instagram.com/p/B3ridZ4ntcm].
53. Accepted in Bishkek Photo Salon-2019 [internationalsalons.net]
54. Accepted in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
55. Accepted in 2nd APHRODITE Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
56. Accepted in 3rd HERMES Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
57. Accepted in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
58. Accepted in Vivid Judging of Loftman 2nd international Circuit-2019 [loftmansalon.in]
59. Accepted in Loftman Judging of Loftman 2nd international Circuit-2019 [loftmansalon.in]
60. Accepted in Germany Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
61. Accepted in Indonesia Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
62. Accepted in South Africa Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
63. Accepted in 5th Wojnicz International Salon of Photography-2019 [salon.fotum.org]
64. Accepted in Square-2019 [psocontest.com]
65. Accepted in 45th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [smethwickinternational.co.uk]

COLLECTION
1. Cyberabad Police Commissionerate via Vijay Kumar SM, IPS, DCP-Traffic
Rapunzel
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Mahabalipuram Fishing Village
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/1000Sec-f/4-ISO640-35mm-12May2019-8:24:47

This girl had a smile that could light up the world and hair like long silken threads. She was perhaps getting ready to go somewhere as she combed her hair looking down at her friends playing in the street. I could not help but think of her as an Indian Rapunzel who as in the Fairy tale was locked up in her high tower wishing she was able to join her friends below soon.

1. Accepted in The triennial international photo salon DOBOJ 2019 [salon.fotodoboj.com]
2. Accepted in Bulgaria Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
3. Accepted in JCM Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
4. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
5. Accepted in NPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
6. Awarded a ISF HM in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
7. Accepted in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
8. Accepted in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
Yellow cycle
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Yellow cycle
Mahabalipuram Fishing Village
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/750Sec-f/4-ISO640-24mm-12May2019-8:8:27

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike” ~ John F Kennedy

1. Accepted in South Africa Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
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Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/2.8-ISO100-24mm-20Apr2019-8:48:51

Two ladies in the little village community of Kasimedu Fishing Harbour found time to share the latest gossip with each other. Don’t you want to hear what they are talking about?

1. Accepted in Romania Judging of 4th Danube Digital Circuit-2019 [photoclub-danube.com]
2. Accepted in 5th Ukrainian Photo Awards-2019 [photosalons.net]
3. This 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]
4. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
5. Accepted in SCC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
6. This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
7. Accepted in Dewas Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
8. Accepted in Indore Judging of MP Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
9. Accepted in Love For Art Judging of AGCP Circuit-2019 [agcpcircuit.org]
10. Accepted in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
11. Used in a #AvTvISO Contest Poster in 2019 where Udayan was one of the judges [instagram.com/p/B14Jg1CA2AZ].
12. Accepted in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
13. Accepted in Salon Concepcion-Chile Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
14. Accepted in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
15. Accepted in USA Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
16. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
Bicycle
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Bicycle
Somewhere on ECR
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/20Sec-f/2.8-ISO12800-35mm-4May2019-22:52:57

“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best” ~ Ernest Hemingway
Pants
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Pants
Mahabalipuram Fishing Village
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM
1/1000Sec-f/4-ISO400-35mm-12May2019-7:15:43

Someone put out his pair of pants to dry. The haphazard way they hung the pant seemed to say that they did not love doing laundry. The wrinkled pants, clothespins and the sloppy clothesline presented a great perspective into his bachelor life.
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Biker
Kovalam
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/250Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-31Mar2019-7:05:35

“I don’t ride a bike to add days to my life. I ride a bike to add life to my days” ~ Unknown

1. 2nd Runner Up in #AvTvISO 3rd Anniversary Photowalk-2019 Photo Contest [instagram.com/p/BvxBOtZg_9p]
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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].
2. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
3. Accepted in 1st Ujaan National Salon-2019 [ujaanclub.online]
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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].
7. Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in April 2019 issue.
8. Accepted in NIC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
9. Accepted in PPC Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com].
10. Accepted in PAUA Judging of Fotocraft Circuit-2019 [jcmcircuits.com]
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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.
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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.

1. Accepted in PHA International Photo Contest-2019 [photohunters.in]
Inside Story
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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].
11. Accepted in Photo World Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
12. Accepted in Shutterbug Art Society Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
13. Awarded a Photo-World Silver Medal in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
14. Accepted in 1st Indian Viewfinder International Digital Salon 2019 [fip.org.in]
15. Accepted in WINSOM 1st International Salon-2019 [photographypathshala.org]
16. Accepted in DCC Dhanbad Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
17. Accepted in Island and Sea 24th International Photo Exhibition-2019 organized y fotoklubkornat.hr [Link: bit.ly/313mo0k]
18. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
19. Awarded a WPAI Bronze in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
20. Accepted in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
21. Accepted in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
22. Accepted in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
23. Awarded a WPAI Silver in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
24. Awarded a PSA Bronze in YPS International Salon-2019 and featured on their website under the result [salon.ypsbengaluru.com]
25. This is one of the ten image that has been featured as Udayan’s ROPA Gallery in PSA website with his profile picture and a bio after his PPSA in 2019.
26. Accepted in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
27. Accepted in Salon Noroeste-Argentina Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
28. Accepted in Salon Concepcion-Chile Judging of f2 Circuito 2019 [f2sociedadfotografica.com]
29. Accepted in Singapore Judging of 4th Pacific-Atlantic International Photographic Circuit-2019 [pacificatlantic-photo.com]
30. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in GNG Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
31. Accepted in PARALLAX Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
32. Accepted in PICOPIXELS Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
33. Accepted in 3rd International Art Photographic Salon Varadinum-2019 [varadinumfoto.ro]
34. Published in Chiiz Magazine-Volume 31-October2019 in double spread as the section cover along with his profile picture as contributor.
35. Accepted in Raffles Photo Awards-2019 [rafflesphotoawards.com]
36. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
37. Accepted in Aavishkar-2019 [fcs.fotosalons.com]
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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. Accepted in SCC-Ratlam Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
13. Accepted in LCC-Udaipur Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
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. Accepted in NPC-Pilakhuwa Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
28. Accepted in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
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
56. Accepted in Winstage Photography Judging of Photowinners 1st International Circuit-2019 [photo-world.org]
57. Accepted in 9th Arctic Exhibition of Photographic Art-2019 [arcticexhibition.no]
58. Accepted in the 20th Macao International Salon of Photography 2019 [salon.psm.org]
59. Accepted in DCC Dhanbad Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
60. Accepted in LCC Udaipur Judging of JCM Circuit 2019 jcmcircuits.com]
61. Accepted in NYC Exhibition-Manhattan 2019 [nycexhibition.com]
62. It was one of the two images exhibited in Click-2019 organized by MIT School of Photography [mitsop.edu.in]
63. Accepted in Good Light-2019 [lumiere.at]
64. Accepted in MPAF Judging of 3rd FIP National Digital Circuit-2019[fip.org.in]
65. Awarded a Certificate of Merit in WPAI-NewDelhi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
66. Accepted in PCC-Chandigarh Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019 [wpaidelhi.com]
67. Accepted in 3rd Uzbekistan Photo Salon-2019 [az.isphotoclub.com]
68. Accepted in 6th Infinity-2019 [infinity.fotodoboj.com]
69. Accepted in Summer Sea Sun International Exhibition of Art Photography-2019 [summerseasun.fotoklubkrk.hr]
70. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
71. Accepted in Bishkek Photo Salon-2019 [internationalsalons.net]
72. Accepted in Boishakhi Photo Awards-2019 [agilefoto.com]
73. Accepted in 1st ZEUS Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
74. Accepted in 2nd APHRODITE Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
75. Accepted in 3rd HERMES Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
76. Accepted in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
77. Accepted in South Africa Judging of Cross Continental Circuit-2019 [ccc-photo.de]
78. Accepted in 45th Smethwick International Exhibition of Photography-2019 [smethwickinternational.co.uk]
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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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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

A tall windmill against the shadows of the mountains in the distance offered a fantastic perspective of how technology can live in harmony with nature.
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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

Have you ever had a warm roasted, lemon and chili spiced corn on the cob at a beach with the moisture laden wind blowing on your face as you watch the waves gently crashing on the shore? If you have not, you must! Go to the Besant Nagar Beach in Chennai and order your corn cob freshly roasted before you in a hand-operated fire spewing barbecue now!
Blue Illusion
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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...
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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.
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Kovelong Point
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV with Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM
1/500Sec-f/10-ISO100-16mm-25Aug2019-12:06:21

If you are in Chennai, you must visit Kovalam Beach. Set about about 20 kms from Chennai with a small friendly fishing village nearby, it is best known for its pristine beaches and surf worthy waters. One corner of this beach called Covelong Point has become a surfer’s haven and is now a sought after surfing destination by both local and international surfing enthusiasts.

1. Accepted in PICOPIXELS Judging of Nobel National Circuit-2019 [nobelcircuit.in]
2. Featured on HonCPE Gallery at campinaexhibitions.net/distinctions-holders/honorary or bit.ly/33Gruji
3. Awarded Best of Landscape Medal in Aavishkar-2019 [fcs.fotosalons.com]
4. Printed in double spread at Journal section of Lonely Planet India Magazine-November2019 issue. It was also featured on their index page.
5. Accepted in 2nd APHRODITE Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
6. Accepted in 4th APOLLO Salon of 7th Olympic Photo Circuit-2019 [olympicphotocircuit.com]
Waiting for fish
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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
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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]
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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!
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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.
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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.

01.
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]
02.
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]
03.
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.
18. Awarded a PGD Diploma in PCA Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
19. Accepted in PGS Judging of Balkan Dream Circuit-2019 [pca-exhibition.com]
20,. Accepted in NIC-Itarsi Judging of SAM Print Circuit-2019. [wpaidelhi.com]
21. This is one of the 45 images from 200+ images of EoM2.0 or Eye of Madras-2nd Edition which were exhibited again in August 2019 at Aarkay Convention Centre-Chennai to celebrate the Madras Day!
22. It has been nominated for Instagram monthly contest of HIPA.ae in October2019 & subject was Door [Link: instagram.com/p/B4KKsDsBtK0]

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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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