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PSM Ganesh Chaturthi Photowalk 2016-09-05

Great to have you visit Dashan Sheying, Big Mountain Photography and encourage you to “Follow” along on the sites, culture and people of south India.

Today is Ganesh Chaturthi, a family festival for Ganesha, i.e. The Remover of Obstacles.

Note: Be on the lookout for Bearista Bear amongst the Ganesha

PSM Photowalk Route in Mylapore

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A short photowalk yet full of people and action.

Today’s Photowalk Images

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A local temple Ganesha with a garland
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Ganesh Chaturthi Umbrellas
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Green Ganesha
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Umbrella Saleswoman
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Ganesha Ready for Home
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Bearista Bear Surrounded by Ganesha
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Having a Good Day
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Umbrellas For Sale

George Town, Chennai Photowalk 2016-09-04

Great to have you stop by for another photoblog post depicting my times in here in South India with the colors, friendly people and rich culture.

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Me in a Self-Reflection

 

 

Please enjoy the images and the story we visualized at the George Town Photowalk.

Note: Be on the lookout for “Bearista Bear” as it’s been known to enjoy photowalks.

 

 

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Fujifilm Instax SP-2 Printer. I handed out 10 prints on this Photowalk. To smiling faces and wide open eyes.

Chennai’s Most Serious Photographers (CMSP) Google+ Community Photowalk Route

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For the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk on Saturday, October 1st, we decided to follow the exact route in George Town this morning.

We headed north on Malayaperumal Street from the starting point at the corner of NSC Bose Street immediately surrounded by Fruit and Vegetable street vendors.  This was the longest portion of the walk given all the street photography opportunities.

We continued north until Audiappa Naicken St and turned left headed west.  Here the rickshaws (not Autos) were numerous.  At Godown Street, we turned left back to NSC Bose Street – not much activity on this “Textile Street this morning.

Reaching NSC Bose Street again we turned right headed for another right turn on Govindappan Naicken St (Electrical Goods Street) with a quick left turn on Kasi Chetty Street turning left again on Narayana Mudali Street back to NSC Bose Street again.  We now in Sowcarpet, having left George Town.

Now a right turn headed towards South Mint Street where we make our final turn (RH) towards our end point traversing another Fruit and Vegetable Market and a beautiful Jain Temple.  Personal Note for Oct 1st: Should have picked up some onions as they don’t get any fresher.

There are still openings left for the Scott Kelby Worldwide Photowalk in George Town, Chennai.  Sign-up Here.

Used this opportunity to test our a new Rokinon 8mm f/2.8 Fisheye II Lens for my Fujifilm XPro-2.  Awesome addition.  Lens distortion corrected here and there but not always.

On a side note, during the photowalk I pointed out a mouse behind the shopkeeper.  He looked and held his hands a foot apart signifying the mother of all rats.  Glad to have missed that fellow.

Street Photography Fisheye Images

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Vegetable Vendor under Ganesha
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Purple Eggplant Vendor – Friendly Guy.

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A Fujifilm Special Film Simulation
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The Evil Eye.
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All Alone

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Talk to my Friend
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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, MGR
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Elephant Gate Police Watch Tower – Vacant
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Hot Green Pepper Vendor – Great Smile
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Time for a lube job, yes really.. See the oil bottle next to his left foot.
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All smiles.
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Cricket Team looking for a pickup match.
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Berry (unknown) Vendor
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Neighborhood Shrine

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Sorry, this rickshaw is taken.
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Lookout – Rickshaw Coming Thru
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All-In-One Shopping

Leftovers from Aalayamman Temple in Teynampet

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August, the month of Adi for the Goddess Laki Amman Festival.

Image Gallery – Fujifilm Color and B&W ACROS Film Simulation

 

Goddess Laki Amman Festival @ Aalayamman Temple Teynampet

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August, the month of Adi for the Goddess Laki Amman Festival.  Two particular events that intrigue Westerns like myself are:

  1. Theemithi (fire-walking ritual): This ritual is performed mostly in evenings or nights. Men and women gather in front of an area where burning charcoal is setup on the floor. Devotees walk on this fiery patch to pay for their wrongdoings.
  2. Penance: Self imposed punishment for wrongdoings is also very common among devotees. Carrying fire pots with bare hands, tongue and skin impalement and flagellation are encouraged to get rid of devotees’ guilt.

In this post, I’ve captured the Penance of common people for wrongdoings to remove devotees’ guilt.  In a later post, I’ll share images from the fire-walking ritual.

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“Faces of Chennai” – Jul’16

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It’s been awhile since I’ve posted “Faces of Chennai” given my efforts to discovery and practice other photography genres.  Yet, let me return to the beginning with Street Portraits.

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The gallery shows the XPro-2 in action with Fujifilm Color and B&W Acros Film Simulation w/Red Filter images.  The Acros Film Simulation has an optional Green Filter which is more applicable to portraits.  Next time I’ll give the Green a go.

Train-Spotting / Rail-Fanning Jul’16

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Train-Spotting (Or Rail-Fanning): There s just something about experiencing trains whether it’s being on board, watching from afar and/or hearing the clink-clink, air-horn blowing … that level-sets us all back to our childhood.  I’m a novice in Rail-Fan-Fanning yet I’ve been watching these Indian Railway YouTube videos to catch up.

All the images were up to the task with the trains going at a quick clip requiring an precise auto-focus tracking from the XPro-2.  It’s up to the task.  Have a look.

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Fujifilm Color and B&W Arcos w/Red Filter

Nanmangalam Reserve Forest 2016-07-23

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This is our photowalk 4km+ route. It was a relaxing, peaceful walk in nature.

Nanmangalam Reserved Forest is our Chennai’s Most Serious Photographer’s Google+ Community 2nd Photowalk and what a great time with fellow photographers who share the passion.

The featured image above are of the four gentlemen who provided us security and direction as we walked given the trails are unmarked.  Thanks to the TN Forest Service for their gracious support in allowing us into the reserve for our photowalk.

Even though we were prepared, we found no snakes lurking around.  We did see a lot of birds, butterflies, two now abandoned stone quarries filled with water and plenty of flowering bushes / trees.  The path was clear and an easy walk.

Here is a brief photo gallery from today:

Tawny Coster Butterfly – MaleDaShanSheYing-1687 

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Mirrored Self-ReflectionDaShanSheYing-1690

A Beautiful Frangipani FlowerDaShanSheYing-1689

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Flower Unknown – Purple FunDaShanSheYing-1695

Stone Quarry LakeDaShanSheYing-1697

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IR Stone Quarry LakeDaShanSheYing-1698

The Crew

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Chennai Photowalk 2016-07-10

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The Fujifilm XPr0-2 has two SD card slots which I’ve set up with the primary slot = RAWs and secondary slot = JPEGs which is set from an array of Fujifilm simulation options.  Today I set the JPEGs secondary slot to “ACROS” film simulation.

Let me start with “Faces of Chennai” in ACROS B&W

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What would a Photowalk be with an image of a leading line of Photographers

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