It’s been 6 weeks in the planning, walked once to ensure safety, fun, photographic opportunities, fun… and it was deemed a “Go”. Today was the day. The photowalkers staggered in for the 6:00am start with eyes full-open for the adventure ahead. Now I need to work these images and more for my one global submission by 10/10.
Please provide your feedback on which image I should submit for the global competition.
Just a word of thanks to the Scott Kelby organization who pulled this global event off with ~22,000 photowalkers across ~1,200 global event sites. Cool. Also, a special thanks to “RK” for help me organize and walk the route ahead of 10/1. Went smooth.
Please enjoy the following 22 images and the story told from our life and times in South India, i.e. Chennai (Old Madras).
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The Chennai Photowalk Facebook group coordinates 2 walks per month on the 2nd and 4th Sunday early in the morning (~6:15am) to beat the day’s heat. I’ve been very lucky to have observed various locations across Chennai that I would have never explored given no immediate need. I suppose this is true for any photowalk, anywhere.
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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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.
Chennai’s Most Serious Photographers (CMSP) Google+ Community Photowalk Route
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.