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After a 42K
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After a 42K
Auroville
iPhone 7plus-1/509Sec-f/1.8-ISO20-4mm-11Feb2018-10:43:39

“You’re running on guts. On fumes. Your muscles twitch. You throw up. You’re delirious. But you keep running because there’s no way out of this hell you’re in, because there’s no way you’re not crossing the finish line. It’s a misery that non-runners don’t understand.”~Martine Costello
Njoy cycling
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Njoy cycling
Kovalam
iPhone 7plus-1/4Sec-f/1.8-ISO320-4mm-13Jul2018-03:43:08

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” ~ Albert Einstein
Selfie
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Selfie
Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
iPhone 7plus-1/50Sec-f/1.8-ISO32-4mm-22Apr2018-09:56:53

This man was trying to take a selfie at the Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary from the watch tower. But the birds were really far away. He found these painted birds at the watchtower instead and made good use of them to create a memory from the sanctuary.
Street-I
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Street-I
OMR
iPhone 7plus-1/124Sec-f/2.8-ISO20-4mm-23Mar2018-6:54:34

Colourful street of Chennai.
Chennai summer
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Chennai summer
Perungudi Lake
iPhone 7plus-1/2591Sec-f/1.8-ISO20-4mm-19Mar2018-11:25:22

In the hot Chennai afternoon when the sun burns on their backs, these boys like to take a dip in the cool waters of the Perungudi lake. Some competitive fun while they cool off is necessary too!
Abstract reality
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Abstract reality
Saravana Stores The Crown Mall at OMR
iPhone 7plus-1/33Sec-f/1.8-ISO32-4mm-4Mar2018-20:03:51

Nothing is more abstract than reality. ~ Giorgio Morandi
Geccko
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Geccko
Mahabalipuram
iPhone 7plus-1/50Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-30Dec2016-15:07:24

Little feet, swishing tail, Chennai is teeming with Geckos of all sizes and are quite a pest at home, office and shops. However, this Tea Shop in Mahabalipuram, Chennai seemed to be inspired by these little reptiles and named themselves “Gecko Resturant”. Wonder what the connection between Tea and Geckos was...
Phenomenal Women
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Phenomenal Women
Marine Lines Rail Station
iPhone 7plus-1/17Sec-f/1.8-ISO64-4mm-20Jan2018-11:00:27

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.
~ Maya Angelou
Time
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Time
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport
iPhone 7plus-1/1312Sec-f/2.8-ISO20-4mm-19Jan2018-9:38:51

Time is an illusion.~Albert Einstein
Flying above
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Flying above
On Board Chennai to Kolkata
iPhone 7plus-1/6Sec-f/1.8-ISO100-4mm-27Oct2017-05:31:00

The crimson colours of the rising sun was draped like a bed spread across the sky and dark fluffy clouds seemed to peep out of it to say “Goodmorning” to the world below! The magical colours in the sky made Philippe Perrinz words come true; Its only when you are flying above it that you realize how incredible the earth really is.
Self-Portrait
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Self-Portrait
Perungudi
iPhone 7plus-1/33Sec-f/1.8-ISO25-4mm-17Oct2017-20:09:00

Udayan clicked this minimalist self-portrait against the lights that decorated his home during Diwali in Chennai.
Sea nymphs
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Sea nymphs
Palavakkam Beach
iPhone 7plus-1/4Sec-f/1.8-ISO160-4mm-24Sep2017-18:20:00

The beach was getting less crowded as evening settled in. These burqa clad women let their guards down a bit in the semi darkness and decided to have some fun in the water. They held hands and glided into the gentle waves of Palavakkam Beach in Chennai looking like a bunch of water nymphs out to have a fun evening!
Climb
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Climb
Perungudi
iPhone 7plus-1/233Sec-f/2.8-ISO20-7mm-9Aug2017-09:48:00

“Whenever I climb I am followed by a dog called Ego.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

01. Kodak Moment of the Day on 16th August 2017. Link: goo.gl/cVvXq9
Crayon house
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Crayon house
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
iPhone 7plus-1/894Sec-f/1.8-ISO20-4mm-22July2017-06:45:00

Can you see a child’s painting in here?
A crayon blue house beside a painted tree. The mud beneath both a ferrous red...
Only, its not a painting. It is one slice from the amazing street life I saw of an actual house at Kasimedu Fishing Village in Chennai.

01. It has selected as the Honourable Mention in the “Cellphone Photos-Finding Beauty” contest organised by Better Photography magazine & published in the February 2018 issue.
Shopfront
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Shopfront
Phoenix MarketCity Chennai
iPhone 7plus-1/17Sec-f/1.8-ISO50-4mm-18Jun2017-20:09:00

At the Phoenix Mall in Chennai, Atig’s idea of fun was to run past the brightly colored window displays while waiting for the cab to go back home in. His recently shaved head, over sized pants and ramrod straight back created a comical silhouette against the brightly colored shop front. Needless to say, the scene got captured promptly.
Tobo The Dachshund
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Tobo The Dachshund
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/40Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-18May2015-14:46:00

A house is not a home without a dog.
Peeping out
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Peeping out
Perungudi
iPhone 7plus-1/5Sec-f/1.8-ISO80-4mm-16Mar2017-17:07:00

Outside my door there is lots to see.
Take a look outside with me.
Death do us apart
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Death do us apart
Kasimedu Fishing Harbour
iPhone 7plus-1/812Sec-f/2.8-ISO20-7mm-11Feb2017-08:22:00

A few hours ago, these fish were probably swimming together in the deep blue waters of the Bay of Bengal going about their regular business until the trawler with big fishing nets came by and fished them out. Stunned with eye open wide at being taken out of their daily business in such an abrupt manner, they seem to be telling each other, death do us part.
Lonely in a crowd
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Lonely in a crowd
Hampi Vitthala Temple
iPhone 6plus-1/2198Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-27Aug2016-15:08:00

Security personnel at historic sites have a rather lonely job even though they are in a crowd. This particular guard at the Vittala Temple at Hampi was bored as he stood at one gate practicing a pose as if for a glamour shoot against the spectacular backdrop of the old temple ruins. Udayan clicked his silhouette promptly not missing the enchanting candid pose!
Paper Roll
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Paper Roll
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/10Sec-f/2.2-ISO200-4mm-31Mar2015-15:20:00

while relocating from one city to another, i found waiting for my home to be packed up by the movers and packers quite boring. the abstract forms of these long sheets of corrugated paper boards used to cushion fragile materials rolled up together in a corner caught my attention.

1. Even mobile click can be stolen! It was stolen by someone named Vikas Singh and featured on his instagram [instagram.com/v_vikassingh].
Empty
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Empty
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/33Sec-f/2.2-ISO250-4mm-26May2016-12:40:00

An empty cup waiting to be filled with coffee presented an interesting minimalist perspective of shapes and space.

01. This picture of an empty coffee cup won the ‪#‎InstaGRAND‬ contest run by TATA Coffee Grand in May 2016 on their instagram & received a jar of their newly launched coffee as a gift because they wanted to fill the cup with something special.
Jeans
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Jeans
Bangalore
iPhone 6plus-1/8Sec-f/2.2-ISO160-4mm-08Oct2015-10:25:00

i find inspiration from the most mundane objects in daily life. for example, the patterns on the fabric of the jeans i was wearing showing perfectly how well it was used, the strong bold stitches holding the fabric together, the zip securely hidden behind a cloak of the same material, the gentle folds, the soft shadows... the sheer comfort it afforded me... I felt compelled to capture this abstract beauty in a photograph.
Exit
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Exit
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/4405Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-14May2016-12:04:00

Exit from Alpine Viva’s two level parking.

01. Selected as the winner in the “Cellphone Photos-Urban Architecture” contest organized by Better Photography magazine & published in the February 2017 issue.
Tasty Toes
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Tasty Toes
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-25Apr2016-22:01:00

I love tasting everything I can find my hands on these days. Found out that I could put my toes in my mouth today!

01. Won the ‪#‎AvTvISO_BestOfMay2016‬ Contest. ‪#‎AVtvISO‬ is an Instagram hashtag & prize is a coffee mug with this winning image printed on it.
02. It waS featured on a #AvTvISO poster in February 2017. Link: goo.gl/3nHywS
03. Udayan’s image won the 2nd prize in Baby Face Paid Photography Contest organized by FocusFixed.com in March2017 where 50% entry fees goes to a prize pool and it is divided into 3 parts (45%, 35% & 20%) for the first three winners. Udayan received an Amazon GV worth INR. 437/-. Link: goo.gl/uTDKTd
04. Kodak Moment of the Day on 24th April 2017. Link: goo.gl/C0Cz9n
Restaurant
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Restaurant
Hyderabad
iPhone 5s-1/805Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-24Sep2014-14:45:00

Street at Hyderabad

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editors Pick on Colorful Street Cellphone Photography Contest in February 2016.
02. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “Frame within a Frame” Cellphone Photography Contest in May 2016.
Dude
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Pottery Town
iPhone 6plus-1/1464Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-10Apr2016-16:06:00

A vividly painted yellow and red house with striking geometrical designs was brought to life by this Indian version of the Hulk walking across the frame.

01. Won the 2nd place in Expressions Generic Mobile Photography Contest-2016 organized by www.tumbhi.com and received a certificate and Amazon Gift Voucher worth INR.3000/- as the prize.
Playboy
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Playboy
Pottery Town
iPhone 6plus-1/128Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-10Apr2016-16:43:00

A drunk man wearing a Royal Challengers Tshirt in line with the Cricket mania that has taken over the nation shows us how to light a desi biri with an attitude to kill… a Playboy indeed!
Chandra Sekhar Singh
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Chandra Sekhar Singh
Tourism Plaza
iPhone 5s-1/30Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-1Oct2014-15:17:00

Photographer Chandra Sekhar Singh at his exhibition.
Sunbath
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Sunbath
HMT Hills
iPhone 5s-1/1520Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-12Sep2014-15:20:00

Sunbath is always favourite pastime of Tobo the Daschund.

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “Rules of Third” Cellphone Photography Contest in Jan 2017.
Walk
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Walk
Satish Dhawan Auditorium
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO250-4mm-2Apr2016-19:13:00

He walked under the security gate to run up the stairs presenting a juxtaposition of contrasts.
Keep Cool
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Keep Cool
Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-23Mar2016-13:34:00

It was close to 40 degrees in Bangalore and this was how I kept myself cool! Can you guess what I was missing then?

01. Joint 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Childre in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in June2016. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
02. Featured in an article on New Born Babies that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-June2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/FgHMWO.
03. Accepted in SAM Circuit-2017 (wpaidelhi.com) in their Kolkata judging.
04. Joint 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Indoor Photography) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in April2017. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
05. This is one of the 56 photographs that GPU [gpuphoto.com] has framed and donated to the Children’s Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology, in Belgrade, Serbia (sbcprn.com) for the permanent exhibition in 2017 [Link: goo.gl/a4y3wp]. This project was also featured in their website [goo.gl/mRmpSX]. An article was featured in GPU Magazine [Issue 8/ 2018] with thumbnail pix of all the 56 photographs and all the photographers name.
06. It has been featured on the winning page of Inspired by... Anne Geddes’ Baby Photography contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/ugZ36i
07. 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Babies in B&W) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in December2017 [Link: goo.gl/dsksBB].
08. Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
09. Won “Judge Commended” award in Invention Contest in photocrowd.com
10. It has been featured in a Halla.in blog titled “32 Amazing Mobile Clicks you have never seen before”. Link: goo.gl/JcerhQ
11. 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
12. Accepted in Light and Moment International Circuit 2018 [Pix Photography Judging]. Link: photo-world.org
13. Won 2nd place in “Summer is here” photography contest organised by halla.in in May2018 and received a GV worth INR.1000/- from instagram.com/kashish_foto_vision and it was published in a Halla Blog. [goo.gl/5CsBj3]
14. Received an Honorable Mention in Mobile Photography Category at Eyewin Photography Awards-2018. [eyewinawards.com]

PRINT in Collection
01. Children’s Special Hospital for Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Neurology via GPU/Belgrade
Zzzzzz...
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/10Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-22Mar2016-19:11:00

I’m so good at sleeping I can do it with my eyes closed!

01. Featured in an article on New Born Babies that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-June2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/FgHMWO.
Look
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Paigah Tombs
iPhone 5s-1/612Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-26Jul2014-16:10:00

Street at old Hyderabad near Paigah TombS.
Chicken
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Chicken
Seegehalli
iPhone 6plus-1/8Sec-f/2.2-ISO200-4mm-28Feb2016-20:38:00

An old chicken seller against a painting of a big chicken waited eagerly for customers in the dim lights of passing cars wishing atleast one car would stop so he could earn his living on a Sunday evening at Bangalore.
Flower on Blue Water
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Flower on Blue Water
Bangalore
iPhone 6plus-1/8Sec-f/2.2-ISO160-4mm-19Feb2016-13:35:00

An abstract frame at a construction site which resembles a kids drawing of two lotus flowers blooming on blue water.

01. Won “Crowd Top 10” award in Construction Site Contest in photocrowd.com. It has also featured on the winning page. Here is the link: goo.gl/syqRd9
Head High
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO320-4mm-13Feb2016-13:59:00

Its been two days since Ujan has been able to hold his head high during his tummy time.
Fishing
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Fishing
Nagarjuna Sagar Dam
iPhone 5s-1/339Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-20Jul2014-17:05:00

Fishing in river Krishna.
Dry River
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Dry River
On Board Bangalore to Hyderabad
iPhone 6plus-1/1647Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-5Sep2015-10:59:00

A dry river somewhere between BLR & HYD.
Kaka the Safari
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Kaka the Safari
Chamundi Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/8Sec-f/2.2-ISO200-4mm-1Jun2015-02:25:00

Longdrive to Mysore from Bangalore in night with Kaka the Tata Safari.
Ready to Fly
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Ready to Fly
Kempegowda International Airport
iPhone 6plus-1/1319Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-05Sep2015-10:51:00

A SpiceJet flight ready to takeoff.
Naughty Smile
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-10Nov2015-15:22:00

Meet my 48 day old son, Ujan Atig Pal (UjanAtigPal.com) who does not know what to do with his two hands. So he plays with them by himself & makes new poses always. He had to stay in an ICU at a hospital as he was a premature baby born at 29 weeks. Doctors said that usually night shifts were boring as they did not have much work to do. However during the 37 nights that Atig stayed there, each night was memorable & not boring as they used to spend their time with him and see his new poses with his hands always. This time too he was posing in a new manner with two hands on his face and a naughty smile. I could not resist myself from taking this candid shot! By the way, he is a really tiny baby. You cannot probably guess how tiny he really is from this pic as I have digitally zoomed in to show his mischievous smile.

01.
Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Too Cute) & published on DPR website on 15th Dec 2015. Link: goo.gl/P71szf
02.
Kodak Moment of the Day on 9th December 2015. Link: goo.gl/C0Cz9n
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Won 3rd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Facial Expression) & published on DPR website on 30th Jan 2016. Link: goo.gl/DcY6IH
04.
Selected as Mentor’s Choice in Camarena Academy [fb/groups/camarena.in] on 4th March 2016 & entered for the yearly contest to win the Grand Prize worth INR100,000/- and received a certificate. Here is the link: goo.gl/FSHoq2
05.
This image featured in the article that Amit Singh wrote for fotoflock.com titled “Baby’s day out: Learn how to photograph infants” that published on 11th March 2016.
06.
1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Smile) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in March2016. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/CcmcAh].
07.
Featured in an article on New Born Babies that Udayan wrote & published in Smile Art Beats eMagazine-June2016 issue [smileartbeats.com]. This article is also available on their website at goo.gl/FgHMWO.
08.
Won runner up prize of KlickIdeas Online Photography Contest-July 2016 and subject was emotion. Udayan was also featured on their award section [klickideas.com/awards]. Received a Sony 16GB PenDrive as a prize. It was also featured on their annual e-book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
09.
Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “Monochrome Portraits” Cellphone Photography Contest in Oct 2016.
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Won 2nd Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Expression) & published on DPR website on 9th Jan 2017. Link: goo.gl/jA4uRf
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Winner of #ClickSmyle instagram contest organized by Instagram@AshloPujo in Jan2017 [goo.gl/JKTHQj]. Received a beautiful coffee mug with this winning image printed on it as the prize.
12.
Udayan submitted this image for Kalakaar 2016 Photography Contestorganized by www.kalakaar.org & received a participation certificate.
13.
Udayan’s image was featured as Kodak Moment of the Day. Later he found that his image was became very popular among Chinese bloggers. He found more than 20 Chinese blogs where his image was shared. Some of them are: tuwenba.com, ptxz.com, ajiadian.com, twoeggz.com, xingz.cn, anyv.net, blog.sina.cn, oicwx.com, woweiquan.com , kejij.com, wxhaowen.com , yinews.cn, readhouse.net, chuansong.me, dy.163.com, gzhphb.com, kknews.cc, itunes.apple.com/cn, it.sohu.com
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Selected as Admin’s Choice on thematic contest - Expressions in Fotorbit FB Group [goo.gl/Qw5CSs] on 26th March 2017 & entered for the yearly contest & exhibition. Here is the link: goo.gl/tj0TMo
15. Winner of the thematic contest [expression] organized by fotorbit.com in April2017 and it will be displayed in their Mega Annual Exhibition which is scheduled on 6-7 May 2017 at Gallery Gold in Kolkata. [Link: goo.gl/IvKjJp]
16. Accepted in Digitalna Foto Arhiva Circuit-2017 (digitalnafotoarhiva.com) in their Croatia judging.
17. It has been adjudged as the “Image of the Week” for the weekly contest themed #HPCPortraitWeek of Haridwar Photography Club FB Group [fb/groups/hpc.haridwar] in May 2017 & now eligible for the annual HPC calendar and exhibition contest. [Link: goo.gl/ou3IDc & goo.gl/uoW6Ji]
18. Accepted in 1st Pictograph International Salon-2017 [psasalon.com] and awarded with a Pictograph Gold.
19. It has been featured in a Halla.in Blog titled “21 Amazing Portraits you have never seen before” in September 2017. Link: goo.gl/JY8vhU
20. Exhibited in “Ek Kalakar Ki Dastan” organized by Medialogue FC of Pune Ferugusson College in December 2017.
21. Won 1st Place in DPReview Challenge (Theme was Happiness) & published on DPR website (dpreview.com) on 29th January 2018. Link: goo.gl/Yxoudj
22. Selected as one of the TOP50 in Vinora Goa All India Photography Contest and Exhibition-2018 and exhibited in Kala Academy, Panaji, Goa in Feb2018. Received a certificate for this exhibition.
23. 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
24. Accepted in The International exhibition of art photography CONTRAST 2018 [contrast.fotodoboj.com]
25. Awarded Best Portrayal of Innocence in 1st CSCP National Salon-2018 [www.cscp.school]
26. Accepted in 2nd PCA National Digital Salon 2018 [pcasalon.co.in].
Peacock
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ITPL
iPhone 6plus-1/791Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-10Oct2015-07:27:00

It was once a jungle where wild animals were seen frequently. now it has become a busy business hub. New business brought in new people, new high rise buildings and more pollution due to more traffic. This narrow road that cropped up with the expanding city cutting across dense vegetation is now used heavily to avoid the busy Hope Farm Junction signal connecting Kadugodi to ITPL. No wild animals can be seen here now. The only way to see them is through the bright painting on some commercial vehicles just like this beautiful peacock could be seen from my driving seat on a leaking watertanker. I followed this peacock for the entire stretch of the road as it made my morning beautiful.
Tiger
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Bangalore
iPhone 6plus-1/581Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-17Oct2015-13:12:00

I saw this brightly painted bus a few days ago as I was whiling away time smoking a cigarette at the gate of the Rainbow Children Hospital. I stalked it for days on end to track the exact time when this bus travels the same route so I could click this frame of the tiger emerging from the shrubs. Finally today, after a 2 hour wait and a couple of squabbles with passing drivers and cabs, I was able to capture this frame. What got me thinking was hidden behind a tree, was this tiger hunting his prey or was he hiding from being hunted himself in this large city? I think it was easier to catch this tiger in the city than it would have been in his home ground, a forest long ago. I caught this tiger as with fast disappearing forests. Perhaps this is the only way I can show my child what a tiger looks like if we cannot save the tiger and the forest it lives in.
Drizzle
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Nandi Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO100-4mm-19Sep2015-06:06:00

Early morning at Nandi Hills near Bangalore amidst heavy fog, low lying clouds, mysterious shadows between wet tree boughs, a light drizzle and chilly weather. Loved it.
Natural Noir
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Nandi Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/719Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-19Sep2015-07:54:00

Early morning at Nandi Hills near Bangalore amidst heavy fog, low lying clouds, mysterious shadows between wet tree boughs, a light drizzle and chilly weather. Loved it.

01. Published in Better Photography Magazine - Dec 2015 issue. It got “Honourable Mention” in their Winter CellPhone Contest.
02. Won 1st prize in the November-2016 Flickr Monthly Contest (Subject was Fog/Mist) 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 and a pdf book on digital photography.
03. One of the winners of FB/Groups/loversofphotography weekly contest [theme was Foggy Morning] & it was shared on the cover for a week in 1st January 2017. [Link: bit.ly/2imHump]
03. 3rd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (The Cold Winter) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in December2017 [Link: goo.gl/DzpTYK].
The Red Bench
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Nandi Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/273Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-19Sep2015-08:42:00

Early morning at Nandi Hills near Bangalore amidst heavy fog, low lying clouds, mysterious shadows between wet tree boughs, a light drizzle and chilly weather. Loved it.

01. This is one of the two images that featured on IndiaTimes Blog [indiatimes.com] titled “14 Spectacular Travel Pictures That’ll Set You Off Booking Tickets Right Now” in September 2016. Link: goo.gl/4KPwm2
Jewelry Seller
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Bull Temple
iPhone 6plus-1/33Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-17Sep2015-17:36:00

A jewelry seller from Rajasthan with his vibrant wares during Ganesh Chaturthi.

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editors Pick on Colorful Street Cellphone Photography Contest in February 2016.
Mother
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St. Mary’s Basilica
iPhone 6plus-1/30Sec-f/2.2-ISO50-4mm-16Aug2015-16:55:00

Reflection of mother at St. Mary’s Basilica.

01. 1st place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Mother) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in February2017 & published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: bit.ly/2ki9cmv].
02. It was selected as one of the two winners of #CIXIP in Faith contest organized by Creative Image Magazine & Indiapictures [Instagram.com/IndiaPictures] & published in the March/April-2017bissue.
03. It has won 2nd place in IRIS- The Online Photography Competition-2018 [Theme-Reflection] on the occasion of Plexus, the annual fest of Silchar Medical College & Hospital. [Link: goo.gl/9nCjh4]
Red Landscape
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Hoskote
iPhone 6plus-1/60Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-4Aug2015-14:37:00

Selfportrait on red landscape.
Gunda The Boxer
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/17Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-24Jun2015-20:13:00

This is how they sleep.

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “A Placed Called Home” Cellphone Photography Contest in Jul 2016.
Gate Keeper
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/15Sec-f/2.2-ISO200-4mm-25Jun2015-23:15:00

The gatekeeper
Family Photo
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Alpine Viva
iPhone 6plus-1/200Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-7Jun2015-16:11:00

The reflection of a complete family.

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editor’s Pick on “A Placed Called Home” Cellphone Photography Contest in Aug 2016.
02. Udayan’s instagram photo selected as the winner in the “Cellphone Photos-A Place Called Home” contest organized by Better Photography magazine & published in the November 2016 issue.
03. It has been selected as the winner of Weekly Photo Contest organized by Meghalaya Amateur Photographers FB Group [goo.gl/aPfb5w] in October 2017 and theme was Family. Link: goo.gl/W6VR3g
Waiting
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HMT Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/10Sec-f/2.2-ISO125-4mm-1Mar2015-18:20:00

Reflection of waiting at the gate.
Sunset
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Vengurla Beach
iPhone 5s-1/595Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-30Dec2014-17:49:00

Beautiful sunset at a pristine beach in Maharashtra near Goa.
Football
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Baga Beach
iPhone 5s-1/10309Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-28Dec2014-14:28:00

Football at Baga Beach.

01. This is one of the two images that featured on IndiaTimes Blog [indiatimes.com] titled “14 Spectacular Travel Pictures That’ll Set You Off Booking Tickets Right Now” in September 2016. Link: goo.gl/4KPwm2
02. It has been featured on the winning page of Football contest organized by photocrowd.com. Link: goo.gl/TKYdnd
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Bidar
iPhone 5s-1/1642Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-22Nov2014-12:05:00

Weekend drive with Tata Safari. An afternoon at the magnificent Bahmani Tombs.

01. One of the winners of Tata_Safari atTwitter #DriveWithSOUL #PhotoTrails contest in Dec 2014 & won a Flipkart GiftVoucher of Rs 1000/-
02. 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”.
03. It was selected as one of the “Weekly TOP5” of Lonely Planet India’s ‪#‎SeeClickShareRepeat‬ contest & a poster with those 5 images featured as their FB cover.‬
04. 2nd place winner of the Weekly Theme Contest (Monuments) of fb/groups/TheCritiqueRoom in August2016. It was also published on their website at phototcrindia.com [Link: goo.gl/cNpIY7].
05. It was featured on Klickideas Annual e-Book, Spotlight-2016 [klickideas.com/spotlight-2016]
Bang Bang...
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HMT Hills
iPhone 6plus-1/719Sec-f/2.2-ISO32-4mm-11Oct2014-21:30:00

Discovered a unique shot while playing with a Diwali special toy gun.
Lake
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Ameenpur Lake
iPhone 5s-1/30Sec-f/2.2-ISO100-4mm-10Oct2014-06:12:00

Morning at Ameenpura Lake.

01. 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”.
Fragrance in a bottle
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Charminar
iPhone 5s-1/30Sec-f/2.2-ISO50-4mm-27Aug2014-20:15:00

The sparkling bottles, bright colors and a heavy sweet smelling fragrance drew Udayan to this shop at Charminar, Hyderabad. On display were rows of small decorative bottles with a variety of attar, a natural perfume oil derived from botanical sources, for tourists to buy as souvenirs. The attractive display of the colorful liquids in clear cut bottles under the luminescent lights were absolutely picture perfect.

01. Featured in the article that Udayan wrote for fotoflock.com on Aspect Ratio that published on 5th May 2015.
My Friend Ganesha
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Hydernagar
iPhone 5s-1/15Sec-f/2.2-ISO320-4mm-19Aug2014-19:20:00

The daughter of a migrant artisan from Gujrat was playing alongside a big Ganesha at an open workshop where her family was making these idols for Ganesh Chaturthi

01. Featured at betterphotography.in as Editors Pick on Children Cellphone Photography Contest in March 2015.
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Lotus Pond
iPhone 5s-1/40Sec-f/2.2-ISO40-4mm-10Aug2015-07:14:00

Lotus pond is a small serene water body in the heart of Hyderabad city lined with a beautiful park where many people go for morning walks amidst the verdant natural beauty. Two young siblings were making the best use of the open space by playing catch-me-if-you-can together. Udayan found a compelling frame in their game between the dense foliage.
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