Mylapore Kapaleeshawarar Temple – Chariot Festival

In part II of the Mylapore Chariot Festival, let’s shift from viewing people to showing the “Chariot” (Car) in its splendor as it exits the temple garage to travel around the block.  I didn’t stay for the entire event yet being on the rooftop this year was definitely an improvement with different point of views and a safe haven against the crowds.

Chariot Festival Gallery – Color

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Chariot Festival Gallery – Black & White


Chariot Festival Gallery – Monochrome



Chariot Festival Gallery – Infrared (720nm)


Chariot Festival Gallery – Sketchings and Paintings




“Faces of Chennai” – Mylapore Kapaleeshawarar Temple – Chariot Festival

Got up early (again) and arrived at the temple in front of the Chariot (Car) Festival at 6:00 am sharp.  The crowd hadn’t arrived so it gave me a chance to walk around with an un-obstructed view.  Having been here last year, I knew what the morning held, i.e. in one word – People.

Here’s my walking route including elevated platforms and rooftops:









For more on the Kapaaleeshwarar Temple, try this link:

Faces of Chennai – Mylapore

As for the Chariot Festival photos, they’re coming tomorrow as part II.  If you are new to my photoblog, please “Follow” me for email updates.


Mylapore Kapaleeswarar Temple Festival – Mar 16

Well I got up at 5:00am to be at the Mylapore Temple in readiness for today’s main event.  Luckily I meet up with another PSM member and he took me to an elevated vantage point.

I used my Lumix LX-100 as my primary camera today but as I loaded the RAW files into Lightroom, something happened and the files got corrupt.  Luckily I used my D300S IR converted camera for a few images so at least I’m not empty-handed for the effort today.

Used Topaz Impression to finish off the image.  Still experimenting.DaShanSheYing-1110

Used Topaz BW Effects for the first time.  Comparing to NIK and MacPhun B&W plug-ins for +s and -s.


Repeat of the “Featured Image”.  Notice the “flowers” being dropped on the idol.  Those three ropes on the right-hand side are control the “flower-dropper” back and forth.


Used Topaz BW Effects with VanDyke Filter


Trying Topaz Lens Effect – Pin Hole Recipe


Looking forward to Sunday’s Car (Chariot) Festival on Sunday March 20, 7:15am. Last year’s festival was an overwhelming mass of people.