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!!WINNERS ANNOUNCEMENT!! Photography Competition – Celebrate Vidhyarambham with TalentShare & Our Irinjalakuda

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ഒരു ഫോട്ടോഗ്രാഫർ എന്ന നിലയിൽ ഞാൻ ഉറച്ചു വിശ്വസിക്കുന്ന ഒരു കാര്യം ഉണ്ട്. നമ്മൾ എടുക്കുന്ന ഓരോ ചിത്രങ്ങളും ഒരു ചരിത്ര സ്മാരകമാണ്. കാരണം, ആ നിമിഷത്തിന്റെ പ്രത്യേകതകൾ പിന്നീട് ഒരിക്കലും പുനര്ജീവിപ്പിക്കാൻ പറ്റില്ല എന്നുള്ളതാണ്. ആ ചിത്രത്തിലെ കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളുടെ ഭാവം, ആ സമയത്തെ വെളിച്ചം, കാറ്റിന്റെ ഗതി, അങ്ങനെ പല സംഗതികൾ അറിഞ്ഞും അറിയാതെയും ആ ഒരു നിമിഷത്തിൽ ആ ചിത്രത്തിൽ പതിഞ്ഞിട്ടുണ്ടാവും.

അങ്ങനെ ഒരു ചിത്രത്തെയും, ചിത്രകാരനെയും, കഥാപാത്രങ്ങളെയും ആണ് ഈ മത്സരത്തിൽ ഞങ്ങൾ വിജയിയായി തിരഞ്ഞെടുത്തിരിക്കുന്നത്.

3 Rajeev Mullappillyപക്ഷേ… ആ ചിത്രം പകർത്തിയതാരാണെന്നോ, ആ ചിത്രത്തിൽ ഉള്ളവർ ആരാണെന്നോ, ആ ചിത്രം ഈ വിദ്യാരംഭ ദിവസ്സം നമ്മുക്കായി പങ്കു വച്ച രാജീവേട്ടന് അറിയില്ല… അവർ – ചിത്രത്തിൽ ഉള്ളവർ , ചിത്രം എടുത്ത ഫോട്ടോഗ്രാഫർ എന്നിവർ ഞങ്ങളുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെടുക..

വിദ്യാധനം സർവ്വധനാൽ പ്രധാനം എന്നാണല്ലോ പറയുക.

അപ്പോൾ വിജയികൾക്കായി ഞങ്ങൾ ഒരു സുവർണ അവസ്സരം കൂടി നൽകുന്നു. അടുത്ത മാസം “നമ്മുടെ ഇരിങ്ങാലക്കുട” കൂട്ടായ്മയുടെ നേതൃത്വത്തിൽ നടക്കുന്ന പുസ്തക വിതരണത്തിന്റെ ഉത്ഘാടന ചടങ്ങിൽ വിശിഷ്ടാധിതികളുമായി ഒത്തു ചേർന്ന്, റോഡ് സുരക്ഷാ നിർദേശങ്ങൾ അടങ്ങിയ കുറിപ്പ് പുസ്തകത്തിന്റെ പ്രഥമ വിതരണം, നമ്മുടെ ഈ മത്സരത്തിലെ ഫോട്ടോയിൽ ഉള്ള കുട്ടികൾ, സ്കൂൾ കുട്ടികൾക്കായി നടത്തുന്നതായിരിക്കും.

റോഡ് സുരക്ഷയുടെ വിദ്യാരംഭം കൂടി അവരുടെ മനസ്സുകളിലും ജീവിതത്തിലും കുറിക്കാൻ ഉള്ള അവസ്സരം ആവട്ടെ ആ ചടങ്ങു്.

ആ ചടങ്ങിനെപറ്റിയുള്ള കൂടുതൽ വിവരങ്ങൾ അടുത്ത് തന്നെ അറിയിക്കുന്നതാണ്.

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രണ്ടാം സ്ഥാനം നേടിയ ചിത്രം പങ്കു വച്ചതു: അഭിലാഷ് പുതുക്കാട്, അബു ദാബി.

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മൂന്നാം സ്ഥാനം നേടിയ ചിത്രം പങ്കു വച്ചതു: ശരത് പോത്താനി.

ഈ മൂന്ന് പേർക്കും വിജയാശംസകൾ നേർന്നുകൊള്ളുകയും അതോടൊപ്പം തന്നെ സമ്മാനദാനം മേല്പറഞ്ഞ പരിപാടിയോടൊപ്പം നൽകുന്നതായിരിക്കും എന്നറിയിച്ചു കൊള്ളുന്നു.

എല്ലാവർക്കും നന്മ നേർന്നു കൊണ്ട് , “നമ്മുടെ ഇരിങ്ങാലക്കുട” ക്കു വേണ്ടി രമേശ് മേനോൻ

Sharjah Vantage Point 6: “Performance” opens

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Sharjah Vantage Point 6 opens.

Vantage Point Sharjah 6 (VPS6) is the sixth iteration of Sharjah Art Foundation’s annual initiative supporting the practice of photography within the GCC. Open call was extended to submit photographs from all nationalities who reside in the UAE and Other GCC Countries on the theme of “𝗣𝗘𝗥𝗙𝗢𝗥𝗠𝗔𝗡𝗖𝗘”.

The opening was attended by distinguished guests, artists, photographers and public.

Vantage Point 6: Performance is organised by Sharjah Art Foundation. President and Director of Sharjah Art Foundation Hoor Al Qasimi is a practising curator and artist, as well as Director of the Sharjah Biennial.

A large number of applicants, with a variety of professional backgrounds, skill sets and interests, responded to the call for Vantage Point Sharjah 6. The exhibition presents a wide-ranging selection of photography, which uniquely expands upon the theme and speaks to the development of a vibrant community.

It is the 2nd time my clicks are getting selected to this prestigious international exhibition organised by Sharjah Art, under the patronage of the ruling family of Sharjah.

If you are visiting Sharjah during this period, welcome to attend.

𝗘𝘅𝗵𝗶𝗯𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀: 𝟭𝟰 𝗝𝘂𝗹—𝟴 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴
𝗩𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗲:𝗚𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿𝘆 𝟭 & 𝟮 𝗔𝗹 𝗠𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗶𝗷𝗮𝗵 𝗦𝗾𝘂𝗮𝗿𝗲 Sharjah

The photos, artists and myself:

Ramesh Menon

1967, Kerala, India
Lives and works in Abu Dhabi

Photos and narration:

An epic through the eyes
2017

Dr. Haripriya Nambudiri  (as lady character Syrandhri) 

Digital print/Dimensions 47 x 30 cm

Narrating an epic through the eyes
2017

In the photo: From left  Margi Rantakaran (on Maddalam), Kalamandalam Jishnu Ravi ( as lady character Sudeshana), Kalamandalam Dr. Haripriya Nambudiri  (as lady character Syrandhri), Kottakal Madhu (first singer at back), Kalamandalam Vishnu (second singer at back).

Digital print / Dimensions 40 x 30 cm

Ramesh Menon’s photographs depict the traditional art form Kathakali, which is always a ‘feast for the eyes’ as it enthralls audiences with music, action, emotional impact and literary finesse. These photos capture a moment in the performance of the play Keechakavadam, jointly organised by the India Social and Cultural Centre, Kerala Social Centre, Manirang and Sakthi Theatres in Abu Dhabi. Renowned artists, musicians and percussionists added their experience and skills to complete this tauryatrika [triple symphony] experience. Dr Haripriya Nambudiri, a full-time professional female artiste—a rarity in this art form—played the character of Syrandhri.

Menon tries his best to create a family of positive and quality-minded people. Bringing creativity into life and never giving up are the two wheels of his life cycle, which has been revolving and evolving a great deal and determined to continue too. He writes a blog clicksandwrites.com and takes small steps towards his objectives to encourage talent and serve the community around. He believes that all great achievements and success in life, as well as all changes for the better, have one powerful characteristic in common: The First Step. ‘Take the first step, and the journey has a way of taking care of itself.’ Menon is an active participant in various Have Your Say programmes within the UAE and elsewhere. This participation has resulted in his winning several prestigious awards over the last few years.

Menon currently works as Communications Coordinator with Total in Abu Dhabi

 

Young ADIPEC Photography Competition 2017

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ya-photography-comp-flyer-3-_88efbbf5-0a08-4783-a384-6494253b9984_1.jpgThe 2017 Young ADIPEC photography theme is announced as Sense of Community, in line with the UAE’s 2017 Year of Giving.
Under the theme Sense of Community, young photographers are encouraged to express their feelings and sense of belonging to the community across 4 elements including:
• Membership
• Influence
• Integration and fulfilment
• Shared emotional connection
ENTRIES CAN BE SUBMITTED ACROSS 4 DEDICATED CATEGORIES:
1. Boys 11-14 years
2. Boys 15-18 years
3. Girls 11-14 years
4. Girls 15-18 years
The Young ADIPEC Photography Competition is open to all students between 11-18 years who live in the UAE.

ENTER THE COMPETITION IN JUST 3 EASY STEPS:

1. Take one or more photos that fit the theme. You can use only 
your camera, photos taken by a mobile camera are not eligible for entry.

2. Download the submission form: www.adipec.com/youngadipec (a maximum of three entries per person are allowed).
3. Fill in the form and send it, along with your photos to  Email: youngadipec@dmgeventsme.com by Sunday 15 October 2017.

The judging session will take place on Saturday 28 October and winners will be notified shortly afterwards. Winning entries and Runners-up of each category will appear on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in the Photography Competition Zone at the Young ADIPEC stand, during ADIPEC 2017 (13 – 16 November at ADNEC).

WINNERS AND RUNNERS UP CAN COLLECT THEIR PRIZES ON TUESDAY 14 NOVEMBER AT 16:00 AT THE PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION ZONE.
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Click Your Heart Out!

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Opportunity for Passionate Photographers Group Members.

To photograph 12 exclusive events in Abu Dhabi and Dubai till end 2016 !

* Cultural/Sports/Indoor/Outdoor
* All are welcome
* Photography equipment and guidance will be provided

If interested, write to talentshare2016@gmail.com for more details

Young ADIPEC – Photography Competition for students in UAE

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One more day to click and One more day to submit.
Do not miss out on this opportunity for your child to participate. Attractive prizes and recognition awaits during the special ceremony at Young ADIPEC pavilion during ADIPEC 2014.
For more information, please visit Young ADIPEC

Time to click – Gulf Today, Short Take Dated 18 October 2014

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Time to click


Modern technology gives plenty of options for children to develop several hobbies. At times, I really wonder how children learn things on their own within no time.
The other day, I was attending a function and noticed a young girl sitting next to her mother. She was restless as the programme was meant for adults and she had tagged along her mother.
However, I knew from her actions that she was listening to the speech carefully. As it progressed, I watched her taking her mother’s Android phone. She opened in it an application to take photos. The next thing I saw was her taking a photo of the stage and the speaker. In no time, she edited the photo in different ways, added graphics and text and made a collage out of it. Sitting and watching her closely from behind, I was wonderstruck. How children expresses their mind in many different ways!
Photography is an ideal opportunity for children and adults to express their creativity. It is a way of looking things with a positive frame of mind. I also believe that photography is a way of putting your stamp on history. Every photo you click is an item added to the history of our life or even the world. We can never recreate the same again. The light, the expression and even the air pattern may change in the next second and you can never reproduce the same effect again.
In order to promote photography interest and also to create interest in the architectural history of Abu Dhabi, a photography competition is organised by the ADIPEC.
The theme “Abu Dhabi Architecture” encourages young photographers to uncover the splendor of modern Abu Dhabi as seen through their lenses by capturing rural or urban city scenes, landscapes, landmarks – both modern and classical, e.g. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Yas Marina, Capital Gate and also view of Corniche, Yas Island.
The theme focuses on uncovering the beauty that modern Abu Dhabi has to offer – be it a secret hideaway, a colorful graffiti wall, a bustling city scene, a unique attraction or spectacular views. Children in the age group 11-18 can participate. More details can be obtained at http://clicksandwrites.blogspot.ae/search/label/Young%20ADIPEC.
The deadline to submit the photos is Oct.31, 2014.

Ramesh Menon
To read it in original, please visit Gulf Today online.

For all my readers:

(If you enjoyed reading this post and wish to subscribe to my blog, please go to the left hand side and choose the last ‘box’ which says subscribe. Also explore the many ‘previous articles’ listed month-wise on the links above on the left side of the blog. Share the posts with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or other accounts using the buttons below each post. Thank you and best regards – Ramesh Menon

Young ADIPEC – Photography Competition – Take your best shot and win

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The Young ADIPEC Photography Competition is easy to enter – it’s open to anyone between 11-18 years old who lives in the UAE. The theme being “Abu Dhabi Architecture”; we are calling on all students to pick up their cameras and uncover the beauty of modern Capital City.
The theme “Abu Dhabi Architecture” encourages young photographers to uncover the splendor of modern Abu Dhabi as seen through their lenses by capturing rural or urban city scenes (2) landscapes (3) landmarks – both modern and classical, e.g. Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Yas Marina, Capital Gate and also view of Corniche, Yas Island. This year’s theme focuses on uncovering the beauty that modern Abu Dhabi has to offer – be it a secret hideaway, a colourful graffiti wall, a bustling city scene, a unique attraction or spectacular views.
There are four categories* and the three winning entries of each category will win great prizes:
First Prize: A DSLR camera
Second Prize:  500 AED Sharaf DG Gift Voucher
Third Prize:  250 AED Sharaf DG Gift Voucher
*Categories: Boys 11-14, Boys 15-18, Girls 11-14, Girls 15-18
To enter the competition, please take the following steps:
1.            Take one or more photos that fit the theme ‘Abu Dhabi Architecture’. You can use a camera or your phone, but try to select the best possible quality
2.            Download the submission form here www.adipec.com/yapc
3.            Fill in the form and send it, along with your pictures, to
             youngadipec@dmgeventsme.com 
         before midnight on 31st October 2014
Judging will take place on 6th November and winners will be notified shortly afterwards. The 3 shortlisted entries of each age group will appear on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and in the Photography Competition Zone at the Young ADIPEC stand, during ADIPEC 2014 (10-13 November at ADNEC).
To get inspired, please visit the Young ADIPEC social media pages:

For all my readers:


(If you enjoyed reading this post and wish to subscribe to my blog, please go to the left hand side and choose the last ‘box’ which says subscribe. Also explore the many ‘previous articles’ listed month-wise on the links above on the left side of the blog. Share the posts with your friends through Facebook, Twitter or other accounts using the buttons below each post. Thank you and best regards – Ramesh Menon