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.
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.
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.