Balaji Shanmugam (@balagraphy)

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Vivid stories from Kulasekarapatnam.
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Shot these images in mobile as it's more powerful in a dramatic low light conditions.
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1st image was taken from a low angle to cover up the burning wastes along with the smoke. You could see the Colors due to the lights and the chemicals.
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2nd picture is full of people who were sleeping on the shores and waiting for main show during dussera festival at kulsakarapatnam.
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PS: DSLR images are on hold 😅 will post once I get approval.
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#dasara  #streetsoftamilnaduu #natgeoyourshot #canon77d #canonindiaofficial #kulasekarapattinam #tamilnadutourism #Chennaiphotographer #landscapephotography #kulasai 
#indianphotography #triphotocommunity #capturedoncanon 
#perspectivepixels #photographers_of_india #travelrealindia
#indianlandscape
#f4fofficial #Shotononeplus #oneplus #oneplus7pro #oneplusindia
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Vivid stories from Kulasekarapatnam.
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Shot these images in mobile as it's more powerful in a dramatic low light conditions.
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1st image was taken from a low angle to cover up the burning wastes along with the smoke. You could see the Colors due to the lights and the chemicals.
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2nd picture is full of people who were sleeping on the shores and waiting for main show during dussera festival at kulsakarapatnam.
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PS: DSLR images are on hold 😅 will post once I get approval.
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#dasara #streetsoftamilnaduu #natgeoyourshot #canon77d #canonindiaofficial #kulasekarapattinam #tamilnadutourism #Chennaiphotographer #landscapephotography #kulasai
#indianphotography #triphotocommunity #capturedoncanon
#perspectivepixels #photographers_of_india #travelrealindia
#indianlandscape
#f4fofficial #Shotononeplus #oneplus #oneplus7pro #oneplusindia
Next to Mysore, Kulasekarapattinam celebrates Dasara (Dussehra) in a grand manner for 10 days.
At a distance of 20 kms from Thiruchendur is Kulasekarapattinam. This port city is built during the reing of Maravarman Kulasekaran, for the purpose of collecting tax on Salt and pearl export.

As per the tradition of this temple, devotees will transform themselves as Goddess Kali, Kings, Monkeys, Beggars etc and they will beg, in the streets of nearby places. The money collected will be given as an offering to Goddess Mutharamman.

The legend has it that Goddess Amman appeared in the dream of a sculptor and ordered him to carve a statue of her and give it to the priest from Kulasai. Ergo the Amman is named as Mutharamman, as she herself wanted to carve her idol. 
On the 10th day, the goddess takes the form of Mahishasura mardini at 12 midnight on the beach, riding a lion and slaying the demon Mahisha. This slaying is known as “Soorasamharam”. This will be followed by burning of colorful crackers. This is the climax of the festivity, called Vijayadashami on the 10th day, when slaying of the demon Mahishasura is performed by Devi Mutharamman on the shores of this village, symbolizing that dharma uproots adharma. On this 10 days fete, lot of people gather and engage themselves in dance and prayer. 
Now you know the short story of my recent trip. this place is heavily crowded by the locals. you can call it in lakhs and lakhs but if you are a traveller who loves culture and exploration then you shouldnt miss this place. 
PS: Shot these Portraits in mobile.

#navaratri #happynavaratri #Kulasekarapatnam #navaratrinights #navaratri2019 #kulasai #Thiruchendur #shotononeplus #happydussera #dussera #dheerajpai #OnePlus7pro  #traditional #navaratridays #navaratrivibes #mobile photo  #oneplusindia #durgapuja #festival #indianfestivals #festivalseason #godess  #durga #tamilnaduphotographer #Chennaiphotographer
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Next to Mysore, Kulasekarapattinam celebrates Dasara (Dussehra) in a grand manner for 10 days.
At a distance of 20 kms from Thiruchendur is Kulasekarapattinam. This port city is built during the reing of Maravarman Kulasekaran, for the purpose of collecting tax on Salt and pearl export.

As per the tradition of this temple, devotees will transform themselves as Goddess Kali, Kings, Monkeys, Beggars etc and they will beg, in the streets of nearby places. The money collected will be given as an offering to Goddess Mutharamman.

The legend has it that Goddess Amman appeared in the dream of a sculptor and ordered him to carve a statue of her and give it to the priest from Kulasai. Ergo the Amman is named as Mutharamman, as she herself wanted to carve her idol.
On the 10th day, the goddess takes the form of Mahishasura mardini at 12 midnight on the beach, riding a lion and slaying the demon Mahisha. This slaying is known as “Soorasamharam”. This will be followed by burning of colorful crackers. This is the climax of the festivity, called Vijayadashami on the 10th day, when slaying of the demon Mahishasura is performed by Devi Mutharamman on the shores of this village, symbolizing that dharma uproots adharma. On this 10 days fete, lot of people gather and engage themselves in dance and prayer.
Now you know the short story of my recent trip. this place is heavily crowded by the locals. you can call it in lakhs and lakhs but if you are a traveller who loves culture and exploration then you shouldnt miss this place.
PS: Shot these Portraits in mobile.

#navaratri #happynavaratri #Kulasekarapatnam #navaratrinights #navaratri2019 #kulasai #Thiruchendur #shotononeplus #happydussera #dussera #dheerajpai #OnePlus7pro #traditional #navaratridays #navaratrivibes #mobile photo #oneplusindia #durgapuja #festival #indianfestivals #festivalseason #godess #durga #tamilnaduphotographer #Chennaiphotographer
Dear Moon - I wish you would stand next to me this day until my last day ♥️ to watch such glorious sunsets. I promise that I'll keep showing the beauty of my simple life, hope you'd be okay with that :) - with love 📸
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#sunset #chennaite #picturesque #photooftheday #shotononeplus7pro #shotononeplus #shotonphone #heritagesitesofindia #eveningsunset  #immaturephotography #weekendgateaways #onepostaday #_hpics #visionofpictures #phonephotography #phoneclicks #cameranaacademy #traveldiaries #Chennaiphotographer #chennaiphoto
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Dear Moon - I wish you would stand next to me this day until my last day ♥️ to watch such glorious sunsets. I promise that I'll keep showing the beauty of my simple life, hope you'd be okay with that :) - with love 📸
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#sunset #chennaite #picturesque #photooftheday #shotononeplus7pro #shotononeplus #shotonphone #heritagesitesofindia #eveningsunset #immaturephotography #weekendgateaways #onepostaday #_hpics #visionofpictures #phonephotography #phoneclicks #cameranaacademy #traveldiaries #Chennaiphotographer #chennaiphoto
Have you ever kept your camera on a tripod on a river end, of a certain water fall. especially when you know its krangshuri.it's  gonna hit hard and crush your camera if you mess up even  a bit, Not just your camera and a tripod and may be you too!

It was a good 200 meter stretch with slippery rocks and sudden holes. forget the Photographing aspect, the moment when you decide to get down on a fast moving river, you know that your adrenaline rushes your blood flow when you actually realise you are the only one who is trying to get in.is it worth? or should i give up? or should i go for something else. these question always up there even if we are given a choice to buy an icecream. bcoz you might lose your gear, not just bcoz of a river but because its a water. a lil drop of water is as dangerous as poison.

Anyway we are all adventurers, aren't we? !Lets do it man... These are the words were going through me when i decided to get in a river end for this shot, if you know photography bit, that too slight long exposure on a slippery rocks. dear oh dear!

PS: As soon as i motivated myself, i saw a  tourist fall down in the same place. Life is crazy but calculative craziness or risks results better than the blind falls.
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#krangshuri #waterfalls #india #shillong  #streetphotographer  #meghalayadiaries  #streetstory #northeastindia #iphonephotography #soi #indiaview #travelrealindia #tag_incredible_india #indian #streetphotography #whp #capturedoncanon #incredibleindia #desiframes #tag_incredible_india #indianphotography #streetclassic #agricultural #chennaites
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Have you ever kept your camera on a tripod on a river end, of a certain water fall. especially when you know its krangshuri.it's gonna hit hard and crush your camera if you mess up even a bit, Not just your camera and a tripod and may be you too!

It was a good 200 meter stretch with slippery rocks and sudden holes. forget the Photographing aspect, the moment when you decide to get down on a fast moving river, you know that your adrenaline rushes your blood flow when you actually realise you are the only one who is trying to get in.is it worth? or should i give up? or should i go for something else. these question always up there even if we are given a choice to buy an icecream. bcoz you might lose your gear, not just bcoz of a river but because its a water. a lil drop of water is as dangerous as poison.

Anyway we are all adventurers, aren't we? !Lets do it man... These are the words were going through me when i decided to get in a river end for this shot, if you know photography bit, that too slight long exposure on a slippery rocks. dear oh dear!

PS: As soon as i motivated myself, i saw a tourist fall down in the same place. Life is crazy but calculative craziness or risks results better than the blind falls.
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#krangshuri #waterfalls #india #shillong #streetphotographer #meghalayadiaries #streetstory #northeastindia #iphonephotography #soi #indiaview #travelrealindia #tag_incredible_india #indian #streetphotography #whp #capturedoncanon #incredibleindia #desiframes #tag_incredible_india #indianphotography #streetclassic #agricultural #chennaites

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