Moods of Lord Ganesh & the making of idols #2 by Prasad

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Theme : Capture the making of Ganesh idols for the Ganesh Utsav ( Festival ) celebrated in India 7 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 second 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


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  • Charmiene Maxwell-batten
    Charmiene Maxw...over 4 years ago

    Very lovely!

  • Thanks friend

    – Prasad

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77over 4 years ago

    This si a wonderful image of Ganesh – great photo!

  • Many thanks :)

    – Prasad

  • Gary Gurr
    Gary Gurrover 4 years ago

    Awesome shot Prasad.

  • Thanks Gary

    – Prasad

  • Marvin Collins
    Marvin Collinsover 4 years ago

    Wonderful mono!!

  • Thank you friend

    – Prasad

    JUSTARTover 4 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you friend

    – Prasad

  • Dinni H
    Dinni Hover 4 years ago

    lovely tones!

  • Thanks Dinesh

    – Prasad

  • trish725
    trish725over 4 years ago

  • Many thanks, Trish

    – Prasad

  • Magi5760
    Magi5760over 4 years ago

    Congratulations from your hosts at True Colors of Asia

  • Thanks Colin

    – Prasad

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 4 years ago

  • Hi Ushna, Great to see you and thanks for the honor friend

    – Prasad

  • HamperRefuser
    HamperRefuserover 4 years ago

    Thats awesome!

  • Thank you :D

    – Prasad

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