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DPC Announces Photo Bus to Kill Raipur (Rural Olympics)

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Each year in February , Ludhiana becomes the destination for hundreds of sports enthusiasts, including foreigners flocking Kila Raipur to see the special breed of bullocks, camels, dogs, mules and other animals competing in highly professional events.

In 1946, Mr. Bakhsish Singh was instrumental in getting the most popular event of the Games – the Bullock Cart Race – introduced and in later years many more added.

 

It is to be seen to be believed, so here is the detailed itinerary of Kila Raipur. 

Date of Journey: 2nd Feb, Friday

Timings: At 10.00 pm leave Delhi for Ludhiana(pls be there 15mins prior to departure)

Meeting Place is at SDA Market opposite IIT Delhi.

Day I- 3rd Feb 

Saturday: Reach Ludhiana at around 7 am to 8 am (depending on fog).

Post Lunch: Again to Olympics site and capture all that it has to offer in the most mesmerizing sporting events.

 

Day II- 4th Feb

Sunday: Early Morning rush to the Olympics site according to the calendar of activities and activities of interest

Departure: Leave for Delhi at 6.00 pm and reach Delhi by mid-night.

 

Other Important Details:

Stay: will be on twin sharing basis at Hotel
Mode of travel: We will be travelling in an AC TEMPO traveller together.

What Gear to carry?

Can tag your camera, tripod, wide angle lenses and zoom lenses (depending on what your interest is). Comfortable shoes, shades and sunscreen, sweaters, batteries and memory card etc.  And needless to say – enthusiasm in abundance!

Meal:  Simple vegetarian meals will be provided by the club

The group will follow the itinerary mentioned above, however if one wants to visit places at one owns will, can visit accordingly on their own.

Expenses covered: Group transfers, Food, boarding and lodging

Fee: Rs. 7500 per person (Includes travel, food, lodging and entry tickets. Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

For DPC members, the fee is Rs.6500 per person.

Please carry the rest of the amount with you (only cash) :) You can also pay the remaining amount at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

 

Please note:

1. Registration fee is refundable if one drops out 7 days prior to this trip but transferable due to advance payment on accommodation reservations.

2. Registration fee is non-refundable as well as non-transferable, if one drops-out 3 days prior to this trip. 

3. In case the registration payment is not received, if you are not coming for the trip, please let us know as soon as possible because other photography enthusiasts will be getting the opportunity to go on this trip.

For clarifications and/or communication, please contact Virendra Singh  08826712162.

 

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DPC announces next Photo trip to Bhateshwar 16-17 Dec 2017

Bhateshwar ( Dist Morena- MP)

This is part of the travel series for those people who cannot spare 4-5 days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

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Bhateshwar – Gwalior

This is part of the  travel series for those people who cannot spare more days to travel on our amazing DPC Photo Bus trips to Ladakh and Spiti  due to scarcity and unavailability of Time .

The DPC Photo Trip is basically a Idea to rejuvenate your photography and yourself with a day 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 the Bhateshwar  (Dist Morena) , site of an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh.

Gwalior : one of the prominent locations in north india from point of view of History.

Bhateshwar: Truly Mystical! This is an archaeological site comprising about 200+ ancient shrines in Morena district, Madhya Pradesh. The shrines in Bateshwar complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and were built around 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built!

Other Important Details

Date :  16 Dec -17 dec

Pick-up Point  : SDA Market , opp IIT Delhi main gate , Ring Road

Trip Time.         : 5.30 am on 16th Dec to  17th Dec 10.00 pm

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. 5500/- (including registration fee) for Members

Rs 5800 for Non Members

Fee includes travel & group transfers and meals

Does not include tickets for camera and equipment if any)

Please carry the amount with you (only cash) :), (please ignore if paid already)You can also pay the registration amount online or  at our club in Shahpur Jat Village.

Registration fee is non refundable and non transferable

Please carry your ID cards along, it helps.

For further clarifications feel free to call Virendra – 08826712162

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30 under 30, Be the India’s Coolest Young Photographers

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DPC launching a brand new program to nurture new talents in the domain of Photography.

30 under 30 is a unique initiative to create pool of young and talented photographer from all walks of life .

Unique opportunity to meet senior photographers , get your work critiques and of course the super 30 will take you to places .

Last date for sending your resume and works 31st December 2017.

Please read the instructions carefully.

1. Entry is open to all individual professional photographer and amateur photographer of upto 30 years of age from India including NRI.

2. Definitions

1. Entrant: Person intending to participate in the show. For the purpose of simplification, entrant and the words -photographer, participant, are used interchangeably

2. Works: Defined as image(s) or photos submitted for consideration in the competition.

3. Complete Resume along with the 20 images should be sent to the mentioned email ID.

4. If the individual is not an adult (above 18 years of age), the resume must be supported by the guardian and the guardian must furnish his/her details wherever required.

5. Works can be monochrome, black and white or color. More than 20 images will not be considered for selection.

6. The selectors will look for particularly interesting way of presenting the picture. The images must solely be the work of entrant and the entrant must the copyright to exhibit these. DPC reserves the right to accept or refuse work submitted. No individual assessment of images will be made available and the decision of selectors will be final

7. Work/images exhibited earlier in other exhibitions is encouraged / any awards won must be mentioned.

8. Awards. 30 under 30 Certificates and cash rewards. The DPC appreciation letters , Recommendation letters  & Printed Certificates and online certificate will be given to final participants.

9. Copyright: If the image is selected by DPC , the entrant agrees and authorizes DPC  to create copies, hang or use on walls/internet, books or publication or in any document created by DPC  . In such usage, DPC  will give due credit to the participant. Entrant also agrees, that DPC may use selected/exhibited work to promote photography and/or the photographer at its discretion for a period of 3 years. Any commercial value if derived from the sale of photograph during the next 6 months will be passed on to the participant/photographer by DPC after deducting an administrative charge and due share. The photographer retains the rights to sell his work independently as well. Image(s) uploaded/submitted by Entrant must not infringe copyright or intellectual property of any third party. Entrant indemnifies DPC  and Prayatnsheel E-venture Foundation from any suit or claim by any third party regarding the copyright or intellectual property of the accepted image(s). All work submitted must be the sole work of the entrant. The copyright of all entries remains with the entrant/photographer.

12. Entry fees: There is no fee of any kind to enter the competition.

13. Please do not mark your images with any kind of water mark (your name, copyright sign etc). Any image containing any watermark will not be considered for the competition

14. Personal Data: By  submitting the resume, you agree that DPC or its affiliate organization or any sponsor may use this data to reach out to you to promote photography.

15. Warranties and representations: With respect to the images/entries submitted, you (the entrant) warrant and represent that:

1. You are the sole owner and author the image(s)

2. You have the sole right to enter the image(s)

3. The image submitted by you do not breach or compromise national security, are defamatory, derogatory towards a particular gender, religion, nation or community.

Please send your entries to   30under30@delhiphotographyclub.com

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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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“Spectacled Cobra in Delhi—-Live or Dead by Vinod Goel

“Spectacled Cobra in Delhi—-Live or Dead

I happen to observe and shoot Spectacled Cobra snake in the heart of Delhi for the first time on 25th June 2013. Many people did not believe me but on seeing the image they agreed.

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Once again on the Shivratri day on 25th July 2014 ,I again had darshan of the same in the early morning.

Last week I was in Rajaji National Park at Haridwar and many tourists except me observed a King Cobra feeding on a monitor lizard in the early morning of 8th June 2017. It was one of the rarest moment of natural history as King Cobra feeds mainly on snakes including cobra. That is why it is called King Cobra.

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In the morning of 10th June 2017 at Delhi , on observing the movement of connon mynas hovering around a patch of grass , I could visualise the movement of some reptile in the undergrowth. After waiting for some time I was rewarded for my patience. I observed a Spectacled Cobra in Delhi and I could some pictures.

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However exactly a week later on 17th June I initially observed a certain patch devoid of grass as the same was removed by workers . But later on, i was shocked to see a dead Spectacled Cobra on the road. Its condition revealed that it was cut into two pieces by a cutter. Inquiry from the daily wagers after about half an hour on their arrival on duty for the day revealed that the incidence took place at about 1500 hrs of the previous day as the snake was killed by the workers involved in cleaning the undergrowth from the ground .

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I took some shots of the dead snake. I found innocence in his eyes .
To me it appeared as if asking — Can someone tell my fault ?

Did I harm any body ?

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I was in my natural habitat and my home.

We are important in the food chain and should not be killed simply because people fear thinking all the snakes to be poisonous.
Please spare my community for God’s sake. We are your benefactors and not your enemies as we feed on other snakes , birds ,bird eggs ,frogs and mammals.”

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/