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DPC Announces Photo bus Trip to Ladakh

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DPC announces most awaited Photo trip of the year : Photo Bus to Ladakh.
A truly unforgettable experience to capture the most beautiful landscapes, monasteries, people.
 
Date of Journey: 15th September to 25th September
Meeting Place: IIT Delhi, main gate
Timings: 4.30 pm (pls be there 20 mins prior to departure)
 
Itinerary for the Leh Trip September 2017
 
15th Sep : DAY 0: Delhi to Jammu
16th Sep : DAY 1: Srinagar (stay in Hotel)
17th Sep : DAY 2: Srinagar to Kargil Night halt at Kargil
18th Sep : DAY 3: Kargil to Leh
19th Sep :Day 4: Acclimatization at Leh (Visit Shanti Stupa & Leh Palace)
20th Sep : DAY 5: Nubra valley. Diskit Monastery
21th Sep : DAY 6: Nubra valley to Pangong Tso to Leh via seyok river
22th Sep : DAY 7: Pangong Tso to Leh Via Chendmay Monastery
23th Sep : DAY 8: Start Back from Leh to Keylong via Sarchu and Night Halt
24th Sep : DAY 9: Keylong to Rohtang Pass Manali to Delhi
25th Sep :DAY 10: Delhi by 10 AM.
Other Important Details
 
Stay: will be on twin sharing basis in a home stay environment.
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in AC TEMPO traveller together.
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths, comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!
Fee (per person): Rs. 33,000/- (including registration fee)
For Members: Rs. 30,000/-
Fee includes travel & group transfers, stay and meals
 
Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)
 
Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) ,(please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.
Please carry your ID cards along, its mandatory.
For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162
Other Important Details
Stay: will be on twin or triple sharing basis in Siala Guest House, a cozy and comfortable home stay environment.
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an TEMPO traveller .
Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry wollen cloths , comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen!
Fee (per person): 33000 (including registration fee)
For Members: 30000
Fee includes Travel from delhi, Local travel & group transfers, stay and meals
All Inclusive . Need not even pay for extra water bottle.
Please note : If there is any special need please do let us know in advance . For any medical requirements please share the history so that if required we may carry the medications to avoid any mishap.
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DPC PhotoBus to Haunted Bhangarh and Alwar 26th and 27th August

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DPC PhotoBus to Haunted Bhangarh and Alwar      26th and 27th August

Launching a Brand New Travel destination for the month of August 2017

The Day trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with 2D1N  long trip which is full of information , Photography and gossips .

The Trip will give an opportunity to click places which are in close proximity to Delhi but they are worth Visiting .

Next in series is Bhangarh and Alwar     26th and 27th August 2017

About Bhangarh

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Bhangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Bhangarh fort is located in the ruined city of the same name, somewhere between Jaipur and Alwar, in Rajasthan. The place is so haunted by paranormal activities that even the Archaeological Survey of India has put up a board that restricts people from visiting the fort area before sunrise and after sunset. Legend has it that a tantric named Singhiya fell in love with a princess from the fort. He tried to use black magic to get her to fall in love with him, but it backfired and he died. Just before his death, he cursed the fort saying all who lived within it would die.

Today, villagers who live in the area continue to build roofless dwellings because everytime they do build a roof, it inexplicably collapses. People have also mysteriously gone missing after-hours inside the fort. It’s an hour and a half by road from Jaipur on the Jaipur-Alwar road.

About Alwar

Located in Rajasthan , Alwar’s history dates back to 1500 BC. Located around 160 km south of Delhi , the capital of Rajasthan. A Rajput state for a long time, Alwar eventually fell to the Delhi Sultans in the 12th and 13th centuries. In 1771 AD Maharaja Pratap Singh, a Kachwaha Rajput belonging to the clan of Jaipur’s rulers, won Alwar back and founded a state of his own.

Known earlier as Mewat, Alwar gained reputation as a remarkable seat of art and culture under the patronage of Maharaja Pratap Singh. In the 18th century, Pratap Singh evicted the rulers of Jaipur to the south and the Jats of Bharatpur to the east, and successfully resisted the invasion of Marathas. It was one of the first Rajput states to ally itself with the British Empire. Like all the princely states, this stronghold of the Rajputs also came under British rule and remained so until India gained independence.

Places we will be visiting  Siliser lake, mooch Maharani Ki Chatri and Bala Quila

About Bhangarh

Other Important Details

Mode of travel: We will be travelling in AC TEMPO traveller together.

Gear: You can carry tripods and wide angle lenses for cameras. Any camera is good for this trip so long as it digital. For yourself, please carry comfortable shoes, take hats/caps, shades and sunscreen AND umbrella!

Fee (per person): Rs. 4800/- For Members

Rs 5400 for Non- Members   (including registration fee)

Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

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DPC Photobus to Garh Mukteshwar ( the First day trip)

The first in series is the Garhmuketshwar , An old historic town and place for River Ganga .

About  Garhmukteshwar

Garhmukteshwar is situated on the National Highways 24 joining New Delhi   with Lucknow. The town is the closest point from the capital where the river  Ganga flows. Garhmukteshwar is also famous for its bathing fair that takes place on the Full Moon Day in the month of Kartik. This city hosts two important fairs in a year. One is the bathing fair on the full moon day of Kartika and another fair is held on the occasion of Dussehra, both of which attracts tourists from all over the country.

The Gadho-ka -Mela which is a part of the big Garh Ganga fair is a huge trading center for asses, donkeys and horses.

Garhmukteshwar has also been mentioned in the Bhagavata Purana and the Mahabharata. It is said that Garhmukteshwar was a part of the ancient city of Hastinapur. The place boasted off a very ancient fort that is said to be built by later Pandavas, brothers of Kauravas. The name of the place is derived from the great temple of Mukteshwar Mahadeva that is dedicated to the goddess Ganga who is worshipped here in four temples. The place is also known for its eighty Sati Pillars.

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Peacock Fight ——– After the breeding season by Sh Vinod Goel

Peacock Fight ——– After the breeding season

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Why do they fight is the natural question?. Can they not live in peace and harmony ?

I think they fight for the same reasons as the human fight.

They are also living creatures with emotions ,fear, hopes and dreams.

They fight to defend their territory, mating rights ,their mates and the food resources and of course their dwelling places however temporary they might be.

I have observed a number of birds such as mynas ,doves ,pigeons ,peacocks ,peahens ,house sparrows etc fighting during breeding and non breeding seasons.

Last year the breeding season was over by the month of September and most of the peacocks had moulted all the tail feathers .

I happen to observe a fight between two peacocks on 15th October 2016.The way they fought in the air and on the ground and the poses they gave were remarkable. I am sharing one of them . I am sure you will love it.

Like two wrestlers they fought . One of them slipped while defending the probable attack from the opponent which is still in the air ready to pounce on the rival. Yet another one in the vicinity is observing the fight as if trying to understand the tricks of the trade.

Enjoy the fight as I enjoyed the real fight from the eyes of my camera.”

About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/

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What is Most Unique to Birds………..FLIGHT . Yes the photos says so… By Sh Vinod Goel

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Who does not like to fly ? Whether as a child ,as a student , then in the profession and of course to see the world and no doubt in the dreams.
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From the childhood one has seen the birds in his own compound and crossing the wall in a flick of a second. They just hop to the near by trees and reach any destination as they like. But when a child or a human being tries to do it either gets himself hurt or dies without realizing that the birds have hollow bones to have a light skeleton and some more characterstics such as wings ,beak ,eggs etc
Man has always thought of flying like a bird. Lot of pioneers risked their lives over many decades to get humans off the ground by various means such as flapping artificial wings to gliding from the high cliffs and towers.
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The first flight began in the year 1783 through a hot air balloon. But the credit goes to Wright brothers from USA who invented the first successful airplane in 1903. They were in air for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet. Their achievement is called the first manned powered and controlled flight.
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Within a span of 100 years we have reached a stage where most of the research is possible through unmanned spaceships. Not only that they have become part and parcel of our daily life as drones are being used for covering marriages as well as delivery of important items at your door steps.
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A movie such as SPIDER MAN has broken all the records through out the world as he is able to perform the most difficult tasks. Even our film industry has not lag behind in showing the hero performing humanly impossible tasks in movies such as KRISH, A FLYING JET and so on……
I too believe in action. Although I can not fly(except By airplane or helicopter ) but like to shoot the birds in flight and peacock is one of them. Whether peafowl is going from one tree to another or going up or coming down or flying to save his life from predators or fighting with his rival for the territorial or mating right ,I have tried to capture those moments.
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Birds are thought to be symbol of freedom. May cultures believe that they are a symbol of eternal life and the link between the earth and the heaves as they can soar into the sky.
Enjoy the Peafowl in flight.
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About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/

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How to Become Travel Photographer and get paid for travel

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DPC announces next Travel Photography Course

Travel Photography Course

 If you love to travel, if you love to photograph while travelling, if you are bored of your routine job, if you dream of leaving the boring lethal routine, and work for your passion of travel and photography, then Delhi Photography Club organizes travel photography club, meant specially for you.

At Delhi Photography Club, we ensure that you won’t need to do your routine job after this workshop. You can take up travel photography on your own.

The unique content offered in the workshop is the compilation of the long discussions and brain storming sessions and keeping in the mind the needs of the photography enthusiast at different levels. Remain assured that we will be serving you the best of the quality content carefully tailor-made to suite your requirement s. And it is in synchronization with the experience of our subject matter experts and faculty members.

Workshop Outline

  • From early origins to today’s innovations and opportunities
  • Learning the Equipment
  • Aperture, shutter, exposure, focus
  • Composition, lighting, color, filters
  • Types of travel photography
  • Editing: Post processing and image enhancing software
  • How to plan and prepare for a photography assignment
  • Building and keeping an audience online by mastering social media
  • How to capitalize on new media
  • SEO, and adsense to monetize your blog and pay for your travels
  • Living the dream

Also, wanted to tell you

Workshops are conducted in small batches in order to give individual attention.

Workshops conducted on Friday evening and Saturday Mornings

Experienced faculty to help you learn the basics

Workshops can be adjusted with other batches in case you miss the session with the existing batch Requirements: Any digital camera

Batch size: Max 5

Venue: Building No 5 D, Second Floor, ShahpurJat Village, New Delhi, India

Fee: 45000 rupees (inclusive of all taxes) and loads of enthusiasm!

You can pay by visiting register option on DPC website

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Exploring Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra by Vinod Goel

Exploring Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary, Maharashtra by Vinod Goel

During my posting as Commissioner of Central Excise & Customs at Raipur , capital of State of Chhatisgarh , in the initial years (from 2002 to 2008) ,there was no train on Sunday from Delhi which could take you to Raipur in the morning of Monday and you could attend office. The train was up to Nagpur and one had to travel by road to reach Raipur. During one such journey while I was crossing Sakoli ,a small town in the midway ,I observed a sign board giving information of the wildlife sanctuary at Nagzira. My driver had no knowledge about it. Even at Raipur no forester could any clue about Nagzira Wildlife destination. Then from an article in a wildlife magazine got some information about a tigress having cubs. My desire to see the sanctuary arose.

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That was the reason for my first visit in May 2005 even after knowing about the inhospitable living conditions in the park. But in reality what I observed during those 4 safaris I have never seen till date.

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I was a regular visitor to Nagzira from the 2005 to March 2010. In the first week of March 2010 we were fortunate to observe a sloth bear climbing a tree for getting his sweet diet of honey comb. On the very same day we also observed a tigress with a cub very near to the prime Forest Guest House Nilay (on the banks of the lake) . This was my first sighting of a cub of 4 to 5 months with the tigress. How can I forget the biggest tiger of my life who was

JAY’s father I observed in my first visit to this sanctuary in May 2005.

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In one of the earlier visits we were fortunate to observe a Changeable Hawk Eagle cooling off in a water hole during a hot day during summer. This shot is on the walls of the WWF India Head Quarters at Lodhi Road ,New Delhi.

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Many nature lovers may not be aware of the fact that there are only two tiger reserves in the country where Forest rest house are located in the core area and tourist can avail of the facility. Many hard core nature lovers know about Dhikala in Corbett National Park. But what about Nagzira. This is the second. It is the forest of my dreams. It has delivered many many first to me .

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The Sanctuary Asia came out with a book namely “The Tadoba Inheritance “in the year 2015. One of my image from Nagzira Wildlife Sanctuary adorns the very first page of the Chapter 1 of the book. The langur monkey as sitting like a king on the anthill.

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Please enjoy the wild experience through unique images taken over a period of almost initial 6 years into wildlife .

About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/

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BAHUT PYAR KARTE HAI TUMKO SANAM……. KASAM CHAHE LELO KHUDA KI KASAM By Sh Vinod Goel

“BAHUT PYAR KARTE HAI TUMKO SANAM……. KASAM CHAHE LELO KHUDA KI KASAM”

Rarest encounter with Tigress (Parwali known as Queen of Dhikala) till date. — on 31st May 2017

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In the early morning I was dazzled to see the colors in front of me as soon as I came out of my hutment into the compound . There was some magic in the atmosphere which asked me to be ready in time.

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At right time we moved for the game drive .On the Sambar road we observed 3 elephants who had just entered the waters of the Ramganga river . The bright sun rays were falling on the waters .I had a wishful thinking how nice it would be if the elephants crosses the sun glowed water in the river. Slowly they moved as desired and it was a great moment to see elephants crossing the golden waters.

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On the other side of the river while waiting at the high point looking into the river and the grass, we observed a herd of spotted deer was on a stroll on the river bed. They became very attentive and changed their path .My guide on asking told that the deer must have smell of the tiger, hence the route has been changed.

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After a few minutes while we were on round in search of the tigress ,one of the guide in the other vehicle informed about the call. We decided to move to our old position on the bank . In the mean time Nitya, my daughter heard a monkey call. This confirmed the movement of the tigress as her pugmarks were noticed in the lower region about 30 minutes earlier. Then we noticed the tigress moving in the riverbed at about 300 to 400 meters from us.

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Based on the above movement all vehicles were coming to the Bhang vegetation. As the tigress was just to climb the area in front of her was a vehicle. Then tigress just changed her position. My driver also changed his position to the likely path of the tigress and for allowing me to have a descent shot. From my position I could have some head on shots. After crossing the bhang area the tigress came to the safari path. Now the tigress was between two vehicles and I was leading as it was coming towards my vehicle. In such a situation any wildlife photographer always gives space to the animal in between. Then what I found was the vehicle in my front did not move and the tigress was coming towards my vehicle. She almost touched the vehicle and I was looking into her eyes from the back of my gypsy. Not finding any space to move she turned back and again no space. She left the main route and melted into the bhang vegetation and disappeared for some time. We all were wondering where she had vanished and where she would be.

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After 11 minutes we could see her moving in the grassland at about a km away from us. We also observed 2 sambar running for their life on seeing the predator. We then moved to the Sambar road to locate her but could not.

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While we were reviewing the shots taken from various cameras and mobile it was gathered that while the tigress was moving in the thick bhang vegetation there was a male tiger too. In fact no body noticed his presence during a span of about 4 minutes. As I was having 100-400mm zoom lens and my concentration was on the tigress itself and the movement being fast ,no body ( about 10 vehicles ) including me noticed the presence of a big male.. My sister in law just clicked a few shots from her mobile phone on seeing the tigress from the front seat in the gypsy. She too was surprised to see two tigers on the screen .She just clicked and she got the jack pot. What a great luck.

Later on it was gathered that the male in question is very shy and rarely seen by the visitors.

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I have been coming to this park from the year 2005 and this was the closest encounter with the big cat where I was seeing in her eyes just 2 meters away from me. Secondly although there were more than 10 vehicles following the tigress but no body observed the presence of a male tiger. Another wonder.

In fact we observed the tigress from a close distance for full 4 minutes. But I am still not able to comprehend the non visibility of a huge male in the green vegetation.

Finally the look of the tigress so close reminded of the lovely song “BAHUT PYAR KARTE HAI TUMKO SANAM……. KASAM CHAHE LELO KHUDA KI KASAM”

About the Author

A retired civil servant by profession but a True wildlifer at Heart . Sh Vinod Goel started his journey from the tender age of 11 years, he left his home and parents for schooling in a hostel. Later on as a Civil Servant his job took him to various parts of the country of India. His very first visit to Kanha National Park in Central India in April 2004 ignited the passion for wildlife and has not digressed from that.

During the last 13 years he had been to more than 50 to 60 National parks and wildlife sanctuaries. Initially he visited the wildlife sanctuaries in the States of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Uttarakhand. He had been to all the National Parks of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and West Bengal. Out of 50 tiger reserves in the country he has been to more than 20 tiger reserves and photographed tigers in 12 of them. Apart from tigers he has captured unbelievable moments in the wild.

Sh Vinod Goel is widely known in the wildlife community   and his work has been acclaimed globally. In his free time he can be seen capturing the unusual moments of denizens of the wild in various parks and sanctuaries of India. His daughter Nitya Goel Aggarwal and son Bharat Goel are with him in his mission.

You can also visit his page on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/wildlifephotographyindia/