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Tranquil sunrise
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Tranquil sunrise
Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/750Sec-f/8-ISO100-16mm-9Apr2014-06:23:36

A spectacular sunrise against a brilliant blue sky with moored boats in one of the numerous ghats at Varanasi makes one stop and savor the breathtaking moment. Udayan stopped too to capture this tranquil sunrise for eternity.

01. Published in kodak.com as Kodak Moment of the Day on Oct-19, 2016
02. Won jointly 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Best) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanetcommunity.tumblr.com) & published in the blog as winning image and received a LP Book of Udayan’s choice. [Link: goo.gl/yuEmpI]
03. Runner-up of “Best Shot-December 2016” Photography Contest organized by photofie.com and published on their website [goo.gl/qBNYLK].
04. One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Godman] & it was shared on the cover for a week in January 2017. [Link: goo.gl/JeGBvU]
05. Accepted in 5th DIGIFOCUS International Digital Salon 2017 [digifocusclub.org]
06. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Pune judging.
07. Accepted in 1st ONYX International Exhibition of Photography-2017 [campinaexhibitions.net/onyx].
08. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Ratlam judging.
09. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
10. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Dewas judging.
11. Won “Judge Commended” award in Early Mornings Contest in photocrowd.com
12. It has own one of the 10 consolation prize in ShutterBug Photo Contest organized by amazon.in in August 2017 and theme was #EverythingIndia. He has received a SanDisk 64GB Extreme Go 3.1 USB as prize. [Link: goo.gl/br9Das]
Sailing Sadhu
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Sailing Sadhu
Varanasi 2014
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/250Sec-f/11-ISO800-16mm-8Apr2014-17:29:00

Wandering amongst tourists trying to eke out a living, this enterprising sadhu took on the role of a guide to help tourists around his city and make an honest living for himself. On a boat ride along the river Ganges as Udayans guide, this holy man made himself comfortable at one end of the boat with his smoking pipe and a content squat. He could not resist the temptation of some worldly pleasure as he sailed along the cool river front smoking his beloved pipe lost in thoughts of enlightenment.

01. Published as Photo of the Day on earthshots.org on 8th May 2014. This was also published as news article at harvestheart.tumblr.com, fotodesigners.com, socialmail.com & graficament.com
02. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Intangible Cultural Heritage) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 10th June 2014.
03. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - June 2014 issue.
04. Won 2nd place in PixelPost Photo Contest-2014 (pixelpost.in) and received a trophy, a certificate and an exclusive calendar. It was also published on their website & facebook page.
05. Published in PostCard of LonelyPlanet Magazine India in February 2015 issue.
06. This image featured as the cover image in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Image Management: Part III that published on 24th Aug 2015.
07. One of the TOP5 entries of Lonely Planet: Photo Challange - Orange on their Flickr Group (flickr.com/groups/64228671@N00) in March 2016. [Link: goo.gl/h4wNqg]
08. Featured on konakonakotak.com. Kotak Mahindra Bank became India’s fourth largest private bank in 2015 & to highlight its presence across a significantly larger geography that includes smaller towns and cities, it has rolled out a campaign, titled “Kona Kona Kotak”.
09. Uber-India bought this image to use on their instagram and credited INR.1000/- to Udayan’s Uber App in July 2016.
10. tabi-indo.com used this image on their website to promote one of their travel package to Varanasi.
11. Won “Expert Commended” award in Water Life Contest in photocrowd.com
12. Accepted in “Holy Island-3rd International Art Exhibition of Sacral Motifs-2016” organized by Photo Club Kornat in Croatia [fotoklubkornat.hr] and published on their e-catalog.
13. Featured in an article on Image Management that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-December2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
14. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Montenegro judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
The last mile
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The last mile
Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/90Sec-f/11-ISO800-16mm-9Apr2014-06:42:20

“Because I could not stop for Death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves - And Immortality”.
Millions of people from many parts of India throng the edge of the holy Ganges at the Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi with a hope that their final journey on earth ends where humanity meets divinity. At the divine gates, their lifes deeds would be weighed and if the good weighed more than the bad, they would earn the right to walk into light. Udayan found this hunched old man emerge from a courtyard filled with wood that fuels fire to consume the mortal remains of humans. His slouching shoulders, measured steps, the weighing scale and his lifes possessions on his back summed up the solemn story of the last mile in this frame.

01. Lynn Johnson, a NatGeo Editor favorites this image at Your Shot [Assaignment: When Death Comes] in March 2016. Here is the link: goo.gl/Du0akY
02. Accepted in 1st FIP National Digital Circuit-2017-Raiganj Judging [fip.org.in]
03. Accepted in PFM International Digital salon-2017 [pfmclub.com].
04. Accepted in 2nd Exhibition-Wonder 2017 [photobalkan.com].
05. Accepted in UNIQ IMAGINATION 1st International Circuit-2017-Winstage Photography Judging[wwwshutterbugartsociety.in].
06. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Photography Pathshala Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
07. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Galaxy Art Society Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
Worlds apart
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Worlds apart
Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/10Sec-f/8-ISO200-25mm-10Apr2014-08:05:07

Often life presents a juxtaposition of circumstances and people that create a fascinating frame. Two women... a content widow with no worldly cares at rest near a pretty yet lifeless model, their feet inches apart, yet clearly conveying their different attitudes towards life. Untouched by the passage of time, the two women created a thought provoking frame for Udayan.

02. Won 2nd prize in the Oct-2015 Flickr Monthly Contest (Alone) of The Camera Club of Hyderabad (flickr.com/groups/thecch) & prize was Two 12X18 Photo prints including shipping from zoomin.com
02. Accepted in SRIJAN 1st All India Digital Salon 2015
03. Won “Expert Top 10” award in Homeless Contest in photocrowd.com [goo.gl/2RnPaq]. It was also featured on many websites on the occasion of World Homeless Day [10th October 2016] like twice in www.xinmin.cn [goo.gl/ijdpXE & goo.gl/U0oYMa], in two different posts on www.tnews.ir [goo.gl/9yHyOA & goo.gl/ YL6Qfn], xinbojy.com [goo.gl/iE6XDB], two different posts in clipmass.com [goo.gl/YUHJDo & goo.gl/uPiqlW], newszii.com [goo.gl/cndcw5], indy100.com [goo.gl/JQ0RVY], scol.com.cn [goo.gl/eGr98i], atisam.ir [atisam.ir/news/93975], akhbarelyom.com [akhbarelyom.com/news/571119], deadbees.net [goo.gl/sZCFrm], otaghkhabar24.ir [otaghkhabar24.ir/news/66999], postjung.com [goo.gl/c6J2nL], theuniversal.it [theuniversal.it/6765-2], meekhao.com [goo.gl/az7056], mashhadsar.ir [goo.gl/OeNzNC], namnak.com [ goo.gl/o1O31p], dbw.cn [goo.gl/YVfhNC], chinadaily.com.cn [goo.gl/nQyQow], xinhuanet.com [ goo.gl/oKG5og], sina.com.cn on [ goo.gl/M12XjC], awangarda.ru [ goo.gl/eZRaj8], tahapakhsh.ir [goo.gl/ igcROs], segye.com [goo.gl/HKOiUV], catdumb.com [ goo.gl/51z3xl], fjsen.com [goo.gl/5HPTqr] and haoranw.com [goo.gl/HtP4MU].
04. Won “Expert Commended” award in Urban Culture Contest in photocrowd.com
05. This is one of the two images that Accepted in 16th China International Photographic Art Exhibition. Total 638 images are accepted from 55637 entries by 10167 photographers from 96 countries & exhibited at Zhengzhou, China in May 2016. It is also published on their website & printed catalog. Here is the link: goo.gl/vx0kkF. It is also featured at cipafe.com [goo.gl/rRmMvR].
06. Won 1st prize in the March-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Theme was Woman) 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
07. It was featured on kujaja.com gallery in 2015. It is a stree photography group. [Link: goo.gl/y3tBM3]
08. Won the 1st place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Nap) of Lonely Planet blog (goo.gl/mJ2bzd) & published in the blog as winning image and received “The Travel Book” as the prize.
09. 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Street Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in Jul2016 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
10. Won “Expert Top 10” award in Street Life Contest in photocrowd.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/u1MJj1.
11. Third place winner of weekly photo contest of Nirvana - The Photography FB Group in Jul 2016 & theme was “Old Age”. [Link: goo.gl/hx19zB]
12. Accepted in 5th EMPA International Digital Salon-2017 (empa.in).
13. YourArtGallery.com used this image for a poster on their social network in Feb 2017. Link: goo.gl/tcYYqY
14. It was featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
15. Won “Expert Commended” award in Black and White Street Photography Contest in photocrowd.com
16. 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]
17. Accepted in 5th DIGIFOCUS International Digital Salon 2017 [digifocusclub.org]
18. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a Certificate of Merit in their Delhi judging.
19. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received CAS Honorable Mention in their Pune judging.
20. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a Certificate of Merit in their Ratlam judging.
21. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Udaipur judging.
22. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a WPAI Gold in their Kolkata judging.
23. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) and received a GPU Gold in their Dewas judging.
24. Won “Expert Commended” award in Street Life Contest in photocrowd.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/jX5wZQ
25. Accepted in Circuito Internazionale 21 Gran Tour Delle Colline-Trofeo Arno Judging [grantourdellecolline.it].
26. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Serbia judging.
27. Won the 1st prize in thematic contest [Woman] in April 2017 organized by Photography Club of Assam-Barpeta Branch in their fb group [fb/groups/PCABB] and received a 16GB SD card as the prize. [Link: goo.gl/q0UeLc]
28. Accepted in Zoom 17 International Circuit of Art Photography [zoomcircuit.com.ua] in their Haifa judging.
29. Accepted in 4th Pathshala International Salon-2017 [photographypathshala.in].
30. Awarded with Honorable Mention/Diploma in 22nd International Exhibition of Photography-2017 organized by Foto Klub Kornat [fotoklubkornat.hr].
31. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Photography Pathshala Judging/Salon-2 [worldsofshadow.org]
32. Accepted in Shadow 2nd International Circuit-2017-Worlds of Shadow Judging/Salon-3 [worldsofshadow.org]
33. Won third place in IVAF FB Group Monthly Contest-June2017 [fb/groups/1383652221727483] and theme was Street. Link: goo.gl/rc4n4R and ivaf.in
34. Accepted in 1st Pictograph International Salon-2017 [psasalon.com].
35. Accepted in DPA Internationa Circuit 2017-Montenegro judging [digitalphotoarchivelimited.com].
36. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Fotorbit Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
37. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Photography Pathshala Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
38. Accepted in Fotorbit India 1st National Circuit-2017 in Galaxy Art Society Judging [fotorbitindia.com]
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Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/125Sec-f/4-ISO800-33mm-9Apr2014-08:45:35

Varanasi is as known for its aromatic gusty Benarasi Paan as its known for the traditional brocade Benarasi silk sarees. Each taking the shape of an industry on its own, the saree can cost someone a bombshell while the paan does not. Naturally, one can find a plethora of big and small shops selling this favorite chewing product in every nook and cranny of Varanasi. This aged paan seller seemed to be lost in reading the newspaper whilst waiting for customers as if he is looking to find business projections to help him scale his operations.
Symmetrical Stairway
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Symmetrical Stairway
Varanasi
Canon EOS 5D Mark III with Canon EF 16-35mm F/2.8L II USM
1/20Sec-f/11-ISO4000-16mm-9Apr2014-10:52:54

Udayan was exploring the city of Varanasi and its quaint old buildings when he stumbled across a freshly painted modern looking one. The interesting repeated symmetry of this strikingly colorful staircase when he looked up to see where he was going mesmerized him.

01. Got a special mention in the weekly contest (Theme- Structure) of Photographers Paradise FB Group (facebook.com/groups/PhotographyParadise) on 23rd June 2014.
02. Won 1st prize in the June-2014 Flickr Monthly Contest (Abstract) 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
03. Published in Photoscape of Asian Photography - July 2014 issue.
03. Won 3rd place in Weekly Travel Photography Competition (Sub: Pattern) of Lonely Planet blog (lonelyplanet.com/blog) in Aug 2014.
04. Accepted in Marmaris International Photography Festival 1st International Photography Contest (Turkey-2014) & published on their website at altinjuri.com
05. Shortlisted for Darter-Creative Slow Speed Photography Contest with Manfrotto-2014 and published on their website at darter.in
06. This image featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Image Management: Part I that published on 22nd July 2015. It has also used as the cover image of the article.
07. Won 1st Prize in Halla.in Amazing Architecture Photo Contest-2015 & prize was two T-shirts with his winning image printed on it with his name. It was also shared on their FB page & instagram related to their architecture contest in 2015.
08. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was changing levels using a structure) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 18th Dec 2015.
09. Won “Crowd Top 10” award in Modern Interiors Contest in photocrowd.com. Here is the link: goo.gl/Zvyb5d
10. Featured in an article on Image Management that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-December2016 issue [smileartbeats.com].
11. One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Black&White Stairs] & it was shared on the cover for a week in March 2017. [Link: goo.gl/vlGzGh]
12. This is one of the three images that is a part of a travelling exhibition titled “Architecture” organized by thephotographicangle.co.uk and will be exhibited across UK in 2017.
13. It was the winner in architecture 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/LYQuYS]
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