CNP MEET - T H A N K Y O U !!

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CNP MEET - T H A N K Y O U !!

Postby CNP Staff » Sun Nov 20, 2011 4:04 pm

Dear Friends,

It was great meeting you all at Simha Farms. Thank you all for the wonderful time !

For those whom we could not accommodate - we are sorry and will take care of the logistics better next time.

We have just created a new gallery to upload memories of CNP Meet - Srujana 2011. The link to the new gallery
is

Srujana - 2011

Please feel free to upload memories of the event which you might have freezed. The creativity guidelines does not apply to this gallery :)

Looking forward to see you all again - may be next time at a location in a different state :)
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Postby AratiRao » Sun Nov 20, 2011 10:01 pm

Ganesh, VMR and the rest of the wonderful folks at Srujana 2011:

Thanks so much for 3 most wonderful days. The interactions, the learning, the discussions and, most of all, the visions and potential of CNP have left me inspired and charged. There is so much energy in this group, good things will surely come out of it!

More power to CNP :)

Still reliving each moment,
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Postby krishnan v » Sun Nov 20, 2011 11:14 pm

Ganesh & entire CNP team,

Thanks you very much for a fun and informative meet ! It was wonderful to finally meet all of you moderators and the folks who consistently contribute some amazing images to this forum.

Very much invigorated to unlearn some old and, learn some new !

Thanks once again and I sincerely wish CNP the very best in all its efforts.

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Postby Radha » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:28 am

Ganesh, VMR and all you wonderful CNP folks ---

A huge Thank You for making the event what it was - exciting as hell! :)

I had a lovely time there, the peaceful setting added so well to all the discussions, interactions, arguments and madcap photography sessions..

I am back all fired up, so many new things to implement and so many crafts to practice..

Its going to be a great journey ahead.. :)

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Postby Raviprakash S S » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:48 am

Thank you CNP team

It was great to meet you all. The place was buzzing with so much information..Two ears were not sufficient to "Capture" the info flowing around!

The entire event was so memorable, itched in my memory and will cherish for rest of my life.

As Arati mentioned, Still reliving each moment...
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Postby Ganesh H Shankar » Mon Nov 21, 2011 9:35 am

Thank you all friends. By definition meet needs every hand to come together so it is a collective effort.

We all owe Shiv a special thanks for all the hard work related to arrangements for the events that went behind the scene. I think he has not slept for a week now.

THANK YOU Shiv for all the hard work !


We owe our thanks to VMR, Harsha, Shiv and Pramod for tasks related to video recording the highlights of the event and gathering feedback as some interviews.

Thanks to Adithya - the venue and the informal setting in nature was wonderful.

Thank you all for your help and excellent participation and for making the event very lively ! Looking forward to the next one !!
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Postby AratiRao » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:17 am

Absolutely, Shiv: We couldn't have done many wonderful things without you - you were quite simply our "go-to" guy! hope you got some rest :)
and adithya, i simply loved your place. (and your cook:) and that very courteous guy who helped us all the way - the one with the curly hair - i didnt get his name)
thanks so much for your patience and gentle hospitality. and please thank your folks too on my behalf. They had to put up with a whole lot of mad noise and bustle!

you guys are such a great bunch. looking forward to this journey together,
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Postby krishnan v » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:25 am

+ 1 on the above comments on Shiv efforts and Aditya's wonderful hospitality.

I thought I had wiggled out of the "interview" but, Shiv pushed it through during the "chai break", on our way back to Bangalore !

Like I mentioned to you Ganesh, its going to be fun to unlearn some of the old, to imbibe some newer , more interesting stuff :-)

Definitely definitely enthused and excited, that's the sentiment I feel.

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Postby Radha » Mon Nov 21, 2011 11:39 am

Agree with Ganesh and Arati ..

Shiva - Thanks a ton for taking care of every single detail :)

Adithya - You were a wonderful host.. Please pass on my regards to your family, your cook and to your Man Friday - didn't get his name..

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Postby Vikram Sathyanathan » Mon Nov 21, 2011 12:20 pm

Dear Friends,

It was great to meet all of you at the Meet.

Special Thanks to the Ganesh, Shiv and the team for making this a success.

VMR - Thanks for your advice on making 'photo stories', will definitely follow it up.

Krish - Thanks for letting me use you gear.

Adithya - Thanks so much. You were a wonderful host.

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Postby Adithya Biloor » Mon Nov 21, 2011 2:21 pm

Hi,

Thanks to everybody who come and participated and sorry for not being able to host all the enthusiasts.
It was such a wonderful meet I will remember it for my rest of life. Both formal and informal discussions were very refreshing and thought provoking. It gave me courage to 'disagree' with others. I am just thrilled to see the energy and passion you people have.
Thank you very much for coming to our small home stay and kind words.

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Postby Sriharsha Ganjam » Mon Nov 21, 2011 4:20 pm

Thanks to the CNP staff for pulling off such a brilliant event. I dont think we did justice by having the event on for just 2 days! We should spend one whole week next time ;)

I had a remarkable weekend and must not forget to convey Siri's regards for she felt right at home despite all the camera wielding lensmen and their technical jargon.

Aditya, hope you have a very fruitful trip to Kaziranga and wish you all the very best. Your Elephant luck has already started ;)

Hope to see much more gems on CNP

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Postby Pramod Viswanath » Mon Nov 21, 2011 7:41 pm

It was really a defining moment for me the time I landed in Madodi. The entire team was walking out for morning shoot whilst I just entered the property with the entire group which I had met in the bus. Sensed an intense wave of energy midst the morning mist.

My heart wasn't willing to accept the fact that CNP meet was over in a jiffy and it was already 19th evening and I have to head back to be confined to my 5x5 cubicle. I wish we get more such opportunities to meet and associate with you all more frequently.

Most of you have already summarised your thoughts. I must thank Ganesh and the entire team who had done all the background work ! I must say it was a fantastic team effort there and thanks each and everyone without which this wouldn't have been possible. One of the best Nature Photography meets that I have had till date. Hope we raise the bar YoY !
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Postby Nilanjan Das » Mon Nov 21, 2011 10:09 pm

Thanks a lot to all the members who participated and those who arranged the meet. It was a pleasure to meet you all.
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Postby Prashanth Sampagar » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:17 am

Dear Friends,
It was wonderful 2 days at the CNP meet. Glad to meet all the magicians who have created magic with their work. I would like to thank Ganesh, VMR, Shiv, Adithya and all the CNP members for making it a memorable event. I'll cherish this for lifetime.
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Postby trvikas » Tue Nov 22, 2011 9:40 am

Thanks a lot to CNP staff for organizing such a great and meaningful event.....it was my first ever photo meet and i learnt, enjoyed, cherished every moment of it.
Thanks to Aditya for being a wonderful host and thanks to all the CNP members for making this such a mesmarizing event...
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Postby dinesh.ramarao » Tue Nov 22, 2011 10:04 am

All of the above !

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Postby madhavjois » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:14 pm

It was my first ever meet and will probably be one of the decisive meets that I will ever attend (barring future CNP meets). I am overwhelmed by the down to earth nature of the masters and their passion. I felt at home inspite of meeting every one for the first time (except Ganesh).
I will always cherish this special meet at a very special place. My sincere thanks to CNP fraternity.

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Postby Nilanjan Das » Tue Nov 22, 2011 11:27 pm

I was one of those fortunate one's who heard Ganesh sing while we were driving back from Kodachadri. He sang a few lines of a bengali song and I could not utter a single word in shock. This song is by legendary Sachin Deb Burman, father of R.D. Burman

You can listen to the song here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCVd18RW8KQ&NR=1

This is not a song attempted by professional singers even :-).
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Postby Shankar Kiragi » Wed Nov 23, 2011 1:49 am

It was memorable and fun filled event. Thanks to Aditya for all the hospitality and support in accommodating large number of guests. Thanks to Ganesh, VMR, Shiv, Pramod and others as usual for their passion and hard work behind this meet. Nilanjan made everyone to be on high spirit and lively from the day 1. Thanks to his everlasting cheerfulness. Finally thanks to all the participants who made this meet creatively blast.
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Postby Ganesh H Shankar » Wed Nov 23, 2011 5:47 am

Nilanjan Das wrote:I was one of those fortunate one's who heard Ganesh sing while we were driving back from Kodachadri. He sang a few lines of a bengali song and I could not utter a single word in shock. This song is by legendary Sachin Deb Burman, father of R.D. Burman

You can listen to the song here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCVd18RW8KQ&NR=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is not a song attempted by professional singers even :-).


Oh ya, sang using my broken sound box. As usual our friend Nilanjan is very generous in complementing :)
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Postby Pramod Viswanath » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:30 pm

WOW! Nilanjanji! You are really fortunate to have hear Ganesh sing a bengOli song!! When ever I go out with him, I hear he singing lots of kannada folk songs, next time I will ask him to sing bengOli ! What a mind!!
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Postby Rajkumar » Wed Nov 23, 2011 6:23 pm

All of this + 1

Shiv, VMR and Ganesh special thanks.

Aditya and family were warm hosts. Excellent food. Thanks a lot

Special memories

1. Excellent interaction on the Art of Photography and putting a face and actually knowing the CNP folk

2. Could not take my eyes off the sculpture that Aditya's dad has made. Turned the place very special. His presence was all around ( one of them had a board in Kannada. I cannot read the script. Pramod translated it said - Do not touch :) )

3. Kodcahdri Drive and dawn


Thanks all for the wonderful program
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Postby Mahesh Devarajan » Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:10 pm

Thanks to the organizers for such a lovely meet and special thanks to adithya for hosting this gathering in his lovely farm. Loved the interactive sessions and exchange of ideas.
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Postby krishnan v » Sat Nov 26, 2011 9:00 am

Grab a read of this folks .

> Taking your photography to the next level
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/essay ... evel.shtml
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Postby krishnan v » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:52 pm

Finally penned down my blog on the CNP meet.

http://www.krishphoto.com/trip-reports/ ... abies.html
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Postby Vijay Mohan Raj » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:35 pm

Hi Krish,

Loved the blog post. The ant and snake image is outstanding.

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Postby AratiRao » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:24 pm

It's been one year today (actually yesterday) since this image, this fun, this group met :)
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When are we all meeting again?
There was so much good stuff exchanged during those few days, i'll never forget it - and yeh dil maange more!!

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Postby Ganesh H Shankar » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:23 am

Yes Arati, it was a great meeting last year. We wanted to do it this month but due hectic schedules we can't make it. We don't see this happening in Dec or Jan-13 either due to other commitments/travel etc. May be Feb ?

We will get back. Looking forward to meet the great team again...
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