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PPL Free Photowalk - Bhigwan - 22nd Jan 2017


PPL Free Photowalk - Bhigwan - 22nd Jan 2017

Friends... Its time to do something BIG... BHIGWAN is waiting for you all... A must to go place for everyone... This place is also know as Bharatpur of Maharashtra....

Photowalk organized by Pune Photography Lovers (PPL) group...

So on 22nd Jan 2017 (SUNDAY) let’s get up early and do exciting stuff... This place is also very famous for capturing breath taking Sunrise and Sunset Landscapes... Bhigwan (Maharashtra, India) is approx 102 KM from Pune. We will be leaving early...sharp at 5:00 AM from Pune so that we can reach before sunrise to our location. After we reach we need to take a boat which will take us inside the Ujjani Dam backwaters...

We all have to reach the place before sunrise, so that we can catch the sunrise, while we are inside the boat. We will halt the boat for few minute in water for clicking amazing sunrise and later on we will move towards Flamingos...and other water birds to photograph them.

Date: 22 Jan 2017 (Sunday)
Location: Khumbergaon (Bhigwan, Maharashtra)
Common Meeting Point: 1st Toll Booth @ Hadapsar Sholapur Highway
Meeting Time: 04:30 AM
Google Coordinate: 18.493189, 73.993876

Google Map Coordinate and Google Map Route from Hadapsar till Khumbergaon (Bhigwan).

Google Map Coordinates (Final Destination)
18.270758, 74.794834

Google Maps Tiny URL

REGISTRATION is MANDATORY for the Photowalk... Please click on below link and fill out your details... Registration closes on 17th Jan 2017 (Tuesday).



What we will do in Photowalk?
1) Meet at 1st common meeting point (First Toll Booth in Hadapsar-Solapur Road) sharp at 4:30AM, wait for 15 minute and start driving towards Bhigwan.
2) Meet at 2nd Meeting Point in Bhigwan (Khumbergaon Junction) [Google Map Coordinate - 18.260116, 74.759508]
3) Arrive at Khubergaon at Agnipanth Flamingo Guest House and start borading the boats.
4) Click sunrise picture while we are in the boat.
5) Click flamingo picture and other water bird picture.
6) Head back to shore and click others birds near by shore area.
7) Breakfast at Agnipankh Flamingo guest house.
8) Group discussion of images clicked in photowalk with morning snacks/breakfast.
9) Head back to Pune. We will start coming back by 11:30 AM to Pune.

Things to bring...
1) DSLR with Zoom Lens (300mm Minimum or higher), 55-250 mm lens may also work for big birds. For small birds you need minimum 400mm range. You also have option to rent the lense from Primes & Zooms (Pune).
2) Kit Lens or Any wide angle lens (18-55, 18-135, 24-70, 24-105, etc) for Sunrise Landscape Photography.
3) Tripod / Monopod is optional, not necessary.
4) Warm Jacket (It can be cold in early morning hours)
5) Light Snacks items & drinking water for yourself

Q1: Does this photowalk PAID or FREE?
A: Its a FREE PHOTOWALK, however individual will have to bear the car pool cost + toll charges + Boating Charges + Tea & Breakfast cost. Every individual needs to carry approx Rs 200 to Rs 300 INR change for the same. One person from PPL will do a pool collection so that we can pay the local person on behalf of entire group... the local person will be managing the boating, birding, tea & snacks.

Q2: Any other cost apart from Travel, Boating & Food?
A: No, there is not additional cost apart fom what mentioned above. But individuals have to take care of the additonal cost if they want additional boat ride or additonal food.

Q3: Does PPL (Pune Photography Lovers) provide car pool?
A: We do assist in providing the car pool, however we cannot guarantee the seat in car pool. It’s all depends upon number of car coming and how many vacant seats are present.

Q4: Can I bring my family in photowalk?
A: Yes, you can bring your family, but you have to remember that it is a photowalk organized for bird & nature Photography, so you need to maintain a certain kind of discipline in the photowalk so that birds don't get disturbed.

Q5: Can I leave early from Photowalk?
A: Yes, you can leave early, if you have your own travel arrangement. We may not have that option available in case you came in Car Pool.

Q6: I don't have a DSLR, can I still come?
A: Yes, you can come if you are Point & Shoot camera users with minimum zoom range of 20x + will be enough.

Q7: Where can I rent camera body or zoom lens?
A: You can rent the camera equipments from Primes and Zooms (020-65601197 & 020-65601101)

Q7: I have more questions???
A: Please get in touch with any of the Event Host or put a message in Event Page and we will respond.

***Contact Person***
Bhupinder: 9850788904
Ritesh: 9168498877
Atma Prakash: 7875503382
Ranodeep: 7702299923

Team PPL

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