Theme : Candid from reception ceremony of Lord Ganesh
Description : Drum rolls now……Lord Ganesh has arrived for this year’s festival, too. Today on Ganesh Chaturthi the festival has started & for next 12 days most cities of Western India will flood with the joy.
Traditionally the festival is celebrated on two levels – one at home & another social. Many mandals ( socially active groups ) form pandals & set Ganesh idols. These mandals take a hours long reception ceremony dancing on the way. Entire atmosphere electrifies with the rising beats of drums. This young boy was one of the drummers, I found him when he was cheering up the team :)
Processing : HDR image from single RAW file. Original RAW image was converted to 13 TIFF ( 16 bit ) images with +/- 0.3 stops to work in Photomatix 3.2. Final tonemapped image was processed in PS. All digital noise cleaned in NEAT.
Equipment : Canon EOS 400D, Tamron 28 – 300 mm lens @ 300 mm
Av – 6.3, Tv – 1/100 sec, ISO 100. Manual mode, Hand held.
Location : Pune, India
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