Moods of Lord Ganesh & the making of idols #1 by Prasad

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Theme : Capture the making of Ganesh idols for the Ganesh Utsav ( Festival ) celebrated in India & across the world.

Description : This God of knowledge and the remover of obstacles is also the older son of Lord Shiva. Lord Ganesha is also called Vinayak ( knowledgeable ) or Vighneshwer (God to remove obstacles). He is worshiped, or at least remembered, in the beginning of any auspicious performance for blessings and auspiciousness.

Ganesh utsav ( festival ) is celebrated in India in the month of Bhadrapada ( somewhere between mid August to September ) every year. Festival lasts for 10 days ending on Anant Chaturdashi (fourteenth day of the waxing moon period).

Celebration, rituals and tradition : Making of idols begins from May, for those who make good business it’s li’l more earlier. I had been watching a craftsman’s shop nearby my home for last 3 years and every time I used to think this year I’ll get there. Idols taking shapes, passing through painting and aesthetic processes was every years view. This year finally I made my mind to get there & find some time. This is the first one in the series. Mostly all of them in RAW form & waiting for next step. It was a real opportunity as only option was to have some play of light.

Equipment : Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 28 – 300 mm lens @ 55 mm

Av – F4.5, Tv – 1/15, ISO – 100. Hand held.

Location : Pune, India

Processing : Oloneo HDR generated work from Single RAW file, final tonemapped image was processed in PS.

Copyright © Prasad 2010



  • linaji
    linajiover 4 years ago

    OMG.. THIS IS MY FAV.. THE LIGHT ON LORD GANIPATI IS SUPREME PRASAD.. please if you have not already joined Vavoom Monday next we are highlighting photographers..

  • Thanks Linaji. I am there :) I am glad you liked GANAPATI.

    – Prasad

  • Ming  Myaskovsky
    Ming Myaskovskyover 4 years ago

    I can see endless beauty, tenderness and wisdom …Bravo Prasad!

  • Hi Ming, Thank you so much friend :)

    – Prasad

  • kenspics
    kenspicsover 4 years ago

    Masterful work Prasad!!!

  • Hi Ken, Long time to see you. Missed you meantime :)

    Thanks much, friend.

    – Prasad

  • narayan
    narayanover 4 years ago

    A very difficult image to be captured with no colours on the idols and especially since the idols themselves are either in white or off white colour. The lighting is used beautifully and its worked very well for this image. Great work !!!

  • Hi Narayan, Great to see you friend :)

    – Prasad

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    fab shot

  • Thank you my friend

    – Prasad

  • barkeypf
    barkeypfover 4 years ago

    You have captured the light and shadow well

  • Thank you, Paul

    – Prasad

  • Judy Seltenright
    Judy Seltenrightover 4 years ago

  • Thank you, Judy :)

    – Prasad

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparover 4 years ago

    Great shot!!!!

  • Many thanks friend

    – Prasad

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    lovely lighting here!

  • Thanks my friend

    – Prasad

  • Karen Martin
    Karen Martinover 4 years ago


  • Thank you, Karen :)

    – Prasad

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