Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mylapore or Triplicane?

N. Ramaswamy is a regular participant in the Chennai Photowalks put together by a group of photo enthusiasts. They also love their city, Chennai.
Ram preserves his visual documents of the city on his blog.
"The Photo walk is a simple concept, carry a camera, walk along a designated route and click pictures along the way," says Srivatsan of Chennai Photowalks in his mail confirming their walk schedule for the Madras Week.
Most of the time it is kids who love to aim and shoot when there is a camera around and I think that they too deserve an exclusive photowalk. But a guided one.
Friend Ramaswamy came to my mind for implementing the idea since his 11 year old son accompanies him whenever he can on the photowalks.
When I bounced this idea to Ram, he gladly volunteered.
We exchanged mails suggesting routes on Google maps and narrowed down to one walk in the south Madras and one more in the other part of the city.
What could be the route in south Madras? The Mylapore area or the Triplcane roads?
Both of us agreed that Triplicane has more to explore as Mylapore has been the favourite destination for photo enthusiasts always and a fairly large documentation is available to us.
On the other side Poonamallee High Road has a lot to kindle the curiosity of children on its entire stretch.
But kids need to walk with cameras. So we decided to do a shorter length.
The walks are scheduled for Aug. 1 and 8.
Many children have registered for the PH Road walk and Triplicane walk register is slowly filling up.
We say the parents can accompany the children but the kids will do the click!
If you want to host an exhibition of good pictures that will be shot at this walk, contact us by mail.

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