Śrēśṭha Bhārat Saṅskritī Samāgam III
Photomapping of the event by Bhai Baldeep Singh:
The event was hosted in premises of the Guru Nanak Dev University with the intention of marking the beginning of the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Sāhib Srī Gurū Nānak Dev and ushering in the golden jubilee year of the Guru Nanak Dev University. It was literally the whole nation converging together in celebration. As the university’s Dashmesh auditorium was under renovation, the performances were held at the Arts Gallery, Amritsar. As I was travelling back from the US, I missed the first day’s events as well as the Santūr solo performance of Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma.
Seminar Sessions were held at Seminar Hall, Sri Guru Granth Sahib Bhawan, Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar, while the performances held at Art Gallery, Indian Academy of Fine Arts, Madan Mohan Malviya Road, Amritsar. You can find the details on the Akademi site’s link:
With regards to the equipment used, I still use my fast ageing Nikon D810 but have stopped using the Nikkor automatic lenses, (in mm) 14-24, 24-70, 70-210 and 60 Macro, which are still near-brand new condition. About 3 years ago I bought the ZEISS Planar lenses —T* 2/25mm and T* 1,4/85 mm. ZEISS Camera Lenses have been kind to (sort of) partner by lending their #Otus, #Batis and #Sonnarseries lenses to me for The Anād Foundation‘s documentation and archiving endeavours. Zeiss’s India head, Umender Shah, provided me with the T* C Sonnar 2/135 ZF and which I have mostly used. On the last couple of days, I did carry the Planar T* 1,4/85 along changing lenses every now and then wishing along to have carried along a second camera body.
Anyway, do leave a note or two about the shots that catch your imagination, or deserve your ire.