Photo Talks

Sacred Waters is possibly the most comprehensive Digital Presentation account of Hindu Festivals available today.  Photographed over the past 10 years, Tony Smith ARPS DPAGB and member of Winchester Photographic Society, has travelled extensively in India and has photographed the following festivals:

  • Maha Shivratri in Pashupatinath, Nepal, on two occassions
  • Kumbh Mela at Haridwar
  • Kumbh Mela at Allahabad
  • Pushkar Camel Fair, Rajasthan
  • Durga Puja In Kolkatta
  • Holi in Mathura and Kolkata
  • Huranga Holi in Baldev

All of which are included in this (approximately) two hour Digital Presentation.  Also included are The Ghat’s at Varanasi, the Hindus holiest place, the Kushti Wrestlers in Kolkata, the Widows of Vindravan and more.  You will see the colourful Naga Babas the naked sadhus, all stages of the Durga Puja, West Bengal’s most important and colourful festival photographed over a two week period.  Two Kumbh Melas, the largest gathering of people on the planet, Holi in the Banke Bihari Temple in Mathura and the amazing Huranga Holi in Baldev – and more.

The presentation will be peppered with interesting facts, anecdotes and experiences.  Tony will be pleased to answer any questions about the festivals, travel in India generally and his equipment and photographic techniques.

These are not holiday or travel photographs.  Tony travelled to India specificaly to record these events, from the inside amongst the pilgrims – with no apparent concern for his equipment.

Equipment note.  All photographs were captured on Nikon Cameras D300, D700, D800 and D7100 with Pro Lenses and processed with Photoshop (current CC) and Lightroom 5.

An earlier version of the presentation, now updated with the latest images, has been seen at Winchester PS and Wonston and Worthy CC and by the Winchester Catenian Assoc.  It will be updated following future visits to the Indian sub-continent.

FOR MORE INFORMATION  AND AVAILABLE DATES CONTACT TONY SMITH ON 07785 281147 or by email at tony at taffysmith dot com. 

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