Dec 252012
25th Dec 2012
Dear Friends,
Today, I visited the Photo Exihibition  organised by the  the Photographic Society of Pune (http://www.photosocietypune.org/)
on the theme of “Lyrical Landscape” at the Balgandharva  Art Gallery.
I was very impressed by the exhibits and thought that you all too  MUST visit the same. All the images are excellent. More than 50% of them are Black and white images, depicting  very high tonal range. The print size is big ( 16″ x24″) and the print quality is really impressive.
I feel that we all will learn a lot from this exhibition and it will help us prepare for our next exhibition.
The exhibition would be open for viewers upto Thursday, 27th December 2012. The timing on 25th, 26th and 27th December would be 10 am to 9 pm.
An added incentive to pay a visit to the exhibition are two photographs displayed by Milind Joshi.
Those of you wanting to go in a group and discuss the photographs on display, please coordinate with Milind Joshi who would also like to be present and gather comments / feedback.
It is a Must visit Exhibition and I feel that no one should miss this opportunity.
 Ravindra R. Prabhune
On behalf of the Photography Group
IITB AA Pune Chapter
Jul 182012

Hi Everybody,

We propose to go to Baneshwar (Nasarapur)

for our Photo outing this month on 22nd july 2012 (Sunday).

Baneshwar is located on Satara Road, around 45-50 Km from Pune.

We will start at 0600 (sharp) from opp. Deccan gymkhana Bus Stand.

Half day outing followed by Lunch.

This time we expect participation by more number of members,

(there is an addition of 2nos of DSLRS in our group)

hence we need to hire either Innova / Tawera. (can accomodate only 6) . For morethan 6 : we will have to hire 12 seater.

Confirmation before Friday(morning)  is essential.

Thanks with warm Regards


May 172012

our monthly outing for May 2012 will be on Sunday the 27th May 2012.

We will go to 1) Pu. La. deshpande Udyan on Sinhagad  road followed by 2) Shanwar wada.

We will meet at the entrance of Pu La Deshpande udyan  sharp at 05-45 hours. spend about 2 hrs in the garden

and then proceed to Shanwar wada. Mr. Chandranath will guide us through photo opportunities available there.

(He has already visited both the places and has enjoyed the photo shoots).

by lunch time we should be able to finish. Shall we have lunch and depart? we will decide when we meet.

We will be completing one year of this activity, very soon. We will be able to discuss the Year End Plan as well as activities for the  next year.

So maximum participation is expected for this Photo Outing. hope to meet soon,

Ravindra Prabhune


Feb 212012

Dear all,

We had  palnned Photo Tour to Nighoj on 26th Feb 2012.

It was confirmed that at least  Milind, Shirawaikar, Narendra and Ravindra will surely go. I will take my car and we will start from Deccan Gymkhana (opp bus stand) sharp at 05,30 AM. Since we have to go via Nagar Road any other convenient intermediate pick up also will be possible.

Nighoj is around 90 Km from Deccan and we must allow around 2 hours as travelling time. We should be at site at around 7.30AM. We propose to return by 1.00 PM. Since availability of food (lunch / bf) at site is difficult / unknown,  each one is supposed to have heavy BF before starting or take a packed food.

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You can visit the above site to know more about photo opportunities and see some photographs also.

Milind will advice us about proper photo gear ( tripod, Lenses, Filters etc) to be taken along with.

1) We must  make the outing as scheduled and NOT postpone it.

2) All members are requested to join and must confirm at least before Thursday (23rd Feb)  so that additional vehicle can be arranged.

3) Due some other engagement, I,Ravindra may not be able to join. In such case I will make arrangement of a vehicle so that the outing need not be postponed. It will be Indica which can accomodate driver + four members. In case more are willing a TAVERA also can be arranged.

4) So NO POSTPONEMENT. we meet as scheduled.

5) The vehicle will be arranged either mine (No cost) or from a travel agent (Around Rs 2000-2500 for Indica). Whether we go or not we will have to bear the cost.

6) Please confirm participation before Thursday (23rd)

With warm regards


Jan 182012

Photo Outing January 2012,

dear milind and all,

i think,photo outing as palnned on  this month end; either 28th or 29th seems to be uncertain. some have expressed their inability, but nobody so far has confirmed. Let me have confirmation by this saturday (21st) or we postpone to next month. Kindly confirm.

Ravindra prabhune