Big Photo Contest - 5 Winners Plus Grand Prize!

8 years 2 months ago #261246 by Alochhaya
Multiple shots were taken during Bijoya Dashami ceremony. This is the "Sent Off" ceremony of goddess Durga and her family, after 5 days of puja (worship). This is generally carried out by Hindu married women by offering the goddess sweets, beetle leaf and vermilion. This way the women also celebrate their "married" status. This day is celebrated as "Bijoya Dashami", it is the 10th day from the new moon of lunar calender. After this ceremony the idols are immersed in nearby rivers with great fanfare.

Photos were taken with Nikon D90 and Tamron SP-AF 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro lens. Flash was used, SB600.

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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 1 month ago #261247 by Alochhaya
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8 years 2 months ago #261249 by Alochhaya
All the following photos were taken during the Festival named Dol yatra" or "Holi". It is the festival of colors and celebrated all over India at the beginning of Spring. In Bengal this festival is known as "Dol" and related to the Vaishnava Sect of Hinduism, though played by all irrespective of religious belief. Children specially enjoy this festival a lot.

Photos were taken with Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-55 VR but in natural light.

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8 years 2 months ago #261250 by Alochhaya
Multiple shots of a small but beautiful bird which generally remains well camouflaged and so quite elusive. It's name is Coppersmith Barbet aka Crimson-breasted Barbet.

Equipment: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 IF-ED, natural light

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8 years 2 months ago #261251 by Alochhaya
One more shot of Coppersmith Barbet.

Equipment: Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 300mm f/4 IF-ED, natural light

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8 years 2 months ago #261252 by Alochhaya
This is a photo of Victoria Memorial Hall, one of the landmark buildings of the city of Kolkata aka Calcutta. It was built during British rule as a tribute to Queen Victoria of England and presently it is a Museum and public building.

Taken with Nikon D90, Nikkor AF-S 18-55 VR, natural light.

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8 years 2 months ago #261253 by Alochhaya
This photo is of River Ganges (this part of this river flowing through Bengal is known as River Hoogly) and a boat with commuters crossing the river. It is during dusk.





This photo is taken in the hills of West Bengal of a small cottage.





Both photos were taken with Nikon D90 and AF-s 18-55VR lens.

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8 years 1 month ago #262140 by laluenbaires
mmm results?


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8 years 1 month ago #262315 by McBeth Photography

laluenbaires wrote: mmm results?


Good point, I almost forgot about this contest. :)

It is what it is.

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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #262327 by Alexandre S
to McBeth Photography : you put a lot of beautiful photos in there, I think you will win ;)


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8 years 1 month ago - 8 years 1 month ago #262328 by McBeth Photography

Alexandre S wrote: to McBeth Photography : you put a lot of beautiful photos in there, I think you will win ;)


Thank you for the compliment, :) , There is a lot of talent on this site though...lots of great images in the contest too...


BTW, :welcomeclan

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8 years 1 month ago #262377 by laluenbaires

McBeth Photography wrote:

laluenbaires wrote: mmm results?


Good point, I almost forgot about this contest. :)


And still nothing! They said the results were gonna be on the 26th and the winner had 7 days to claim the price. That's why I was checking, that in case I won, of course :P


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8 years 1 month ago #263003 by Stealthy Ninja
Results have been announced for those who don't know:
www.photographytalk.com/forum/photograph...rand-prize-announced

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