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Views from the Top of the World – by B V Prakash

August 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5

YPS Hall | August 6, Saturday | 6:30 PM

One of the benefits of Photography is that it is an art that touches all aspects of life. In the process of taking photographs, we also earn a view of the life. What is life at the top of the world ? It would be interesting to learn from the person who had been on Himalayas many times. Questions like how one plans such trips, what type of equipment would help to make great pictures without weighing you down, how to handle the high dynamic lighting conditions on snow-clad mountains, how does one manage to keep batteries going and many such questions will get answered in the next YPS Meet. Join us at YPS Hall, Kanteerava Stadium on August 6, Saturday at 6:30 PM to listen to the great experiences of Mr. B V Prakash, YPS Life Member.

Mr. B V Prakash

passport pic.

Mr. B V Prakash spends more time on Himalayas than at his home. He left his plush job of a Bank Officer to pursue his interest of leading a life of adventure. He has climbed mountains in Himalayas, trekked Western Ghats, Andamans, Thar desert and jungles of Borneo.

He was among the team of fourteen climbers who completed the “Mother of All Treks”,  a 12 day trek covering 168 KM from Gangotri Glacier to Badrinath.  It reaches a height of 19,400 feet with the route crossing a series of glaciers with deep crevasses, boulders and freezing streams. After completing the trek, Mr. Prakash said “I have seen enough snow this time”.

He is also a keen traveller, most of the time alone. He has travelled all of India and neighbouring countries, backpacked in South East Asia and Europe. Writing for newspapers & publications on Travel, Adventure & Nature has been his pastime. He is a regular contributor to Deccan Herald & Sudha.

His achievements  were recognized by conferring on Mr. Prakash  Kempegowda Award in 2007.  He was  honoured  at the All India Kannada Sahitya Sammelana at Gadag in 2010 in addition to  many other  accolades & appreciations.

For promoting adventure, he has served as instructor in adventure camps, as Judge in climbing competitions and have also  conducted  numerous  slide shows & lectures  in various institutions. His most recent adventure was serving as a Camp Leader for the National Himalayan Trekking Programme in Himachal for a month.

Last but not least, Mr. Prakash is also keenly interested in Photography, particularly Travel photography which started  as a result of his treks & travels. He attributes his learnings on Photography to his long association with YPS as a member.

You can find more information about some of his experiences from his blog titled “Treks and Travels” at  http://bvprakash.blogspot.in/.

Here is Mr. Prakash in action:

On top of Kalindi Pass ( 19700 ft), Uttaranchal On top of Mt. Stok Kangri ( 20305 ft.), Ladakh Rappeling down steep rock, Ramanagaram Rock climbing at Thurahalli 1

Here are some of his works:

1. Camping in the Himalayas

2. Rugged mountains of Lahoul valley

3. Mount Shivling

4. Spiti valley seen from Kibber

10. Shikra taking off

12. Leopard at Kabini forest

13. Tiger at Tadoba - Wagdoh male


August 6, 2016
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm UTC+5.5
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Youth Photographic Society
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Youth Photographic Society, Sree Kanteerava Stadium
Bengaluru, Karnataka India
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