Mantapa 1000

After last two appetizers of Mohiniyattam & Kathakali let us come to the main course. Here are the photos of 1000th one-act show of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya for which the celebration was held on 2nd April at Alva’s.

It was a grand day of celebration with an array of cultural extravaganza brimming with skills, mastery and punctuality in timing which was only possible under the able leadership of Dr. Mohan Alva.

As mentioned in the beginning of the Mantapa’s performance by his mentor Shatavadhani R. Ganesh who mooted the concept of “solo” Yakshagana, 1000th performance will be no different from the earlier 999, but the significance we give to these numbers that makes 1000th and unique event.

Venu Visarjana was the subject of 1000th performance at Moodu Venu Pura (Sanskrit name for Moodabidri). It was loosely based on Pu.Thi. Narasimhachar’s Gokula Nirgamana which has Krishna’s separation from Radha as its theme and reaches spiritual heights of viraha bhava.

Words are not sufficient to explain this great performance of Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhya. So I will allow my photos to speak for themselves.

My good friend G.N Ashokvardhana has written a detailed article at his blog ಸಾವಿರಕಂಬದ ಊರಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಸಾವಿರದ ಸಂಭ್ರಮ on the whole days celebration.

EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.
EXIF info - Aperture : ƒ/4 | Camera : Canon EOS 5D Mark II | Taken : 2 April, 2010 | Exposure bias : -1/3EV | Flash fired : no | Focal length : 200mm | ISO : 640 | Location : 13° 3′ 41.0594399869″ N 74° 58′ 33.51396011396″ E | Shutter speed : 1/250s | Images and content Copyright © Krishna Mohan. Please contact me to purchase prints or for image publication license.

10 thoughts on “Mantapa 1000”

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  2. ಮಾನ್ಯರೆ,
    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಕೆಮರಾ ಅದ್ಭುತವಾಗಿದೆ. ಆದ್ದರಿಂದ, ಚಂದ ಕಾಣಬೇಕಾದರೆ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ದೂರದಿಂದ ನೋಡಬೇಕಾದ ಇಂಥ ವೇಷಗಳನ್ನು ಅದರಲ್ಲೂ (ಪುರುಷರ ) ಸ್ತ್ರೀವೇಷದ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನು ತುಂಬಾ ಕ್ಲೋಸಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಹಿತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ನನ್ನ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ. ಒಟ್ಟಾರೆಯಾಗಿ ನಿಜವಾಗಿ ಅದ್ಭುತ ಕೆಲಸವನ್ನೇ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದೀರಿ. ಅಭಿನಂದನೆಗಳು. ಇತಿ, ಅಜಕ್ಕಳ ಗಿರೀಶ.

  3. ಅಜಕ್ಕಳ ಗಿರೀಶರೇ
    ನಿಮ್ಮ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆಗಾಗಿ ವಂದನೆಗಳು,
    ದೂರದಿಂದ ನೋಡಬೇಕಾದ ಇಂಥ ವೇಷಗಳನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿರದಲ್ಲಿ ಕಂಡಾಗ ಇದೇ ಭಾವನೆ ಹುಟ್ಟುತ್ತದೆ. ಸಭಾಂಗಣದ ಹಿಂಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿದ್ದ ಬರಹಗಳನ್ನು ಮರೆಮಾಚಲು ಕ್ಲೋಸಪ್ ನಾನು ಬಳಸಿಕೊಂಡ ಒಂದು ಉಪಾಯ. ಮಂಟಪರ ನಿಜ ಪ್ರಾಯ ಇದರಿಂದ ಕಂಡು ಬಂದದಕ್ಕೆ ನನ್ನ ವಿಷಾದವಿದೆ.
    ಕೃತಜ್ನತೆಗಳು
    ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೋಹನ

  4. Dear Rathnakar,
    Thanks for your appreciation of my work. Hope I will keep up to all your expectations. Keep visiting
    Regards
    Krishna mohan

  5. ‘ಸ್ತ್ರೀವೇಷದ ಚಿತ್ರವನ್ನು ತುಂಬಾ ಕ್ಲೋಸಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಹಿತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಅಂತ ನನ್ನ ಅನಿಸಿಕೆ.” idakke nanna sahamatavide. Dayavittu bEsara maaDikoLLabEDi. nimma camera-kale adbhuta!!

    Kannada lipiyalli pratikriyisuvudu hEge endu swalpa tiLisikoDi, please.

  6. ಲಕ್ಷ್ಮೀನಾರಾಯಣ ಭಟ್ಟರೇ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಲಹೆಗಾಗಿ ವಂದನೆಗಳು.ನನ್ನ ಬ್ಲಾಗಿನೊಳಗೆಲ್ಲಾ ನುಸುಳಿ ತಮ್ಮ ಹಿತನುಡಿಗಳನ್ನು ಆಡಿದ್ದೀರಿ. ಇದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನನ್ನ ಕೃತಜ್ನತೆಗಳು.
    ಕ್ಲೋಸಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದರೆ ಅಷ್ಟು ಹಿತವಾಗಿ ಕಾಣುವುದಿಲ್ಲ ಎಂಬುಂದನ್ನು ನಾನೂ ಒಪ್ಪಿಕೊಳ್ಳುತ್ತೇನೆ. ಆದರೂ ಅದಕ್ಕೊಂದು ಮಂಟಪರನ್ನು ಹತ್ತಿರದಿಂದ ನೋಡುವ ಆಯಾಮವಿದೆಯಲ್ಲವೇ.

    ಸ್ತ್ರೀವೇಷ ಬರೇ ಚಂದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಇರುವುದಾದರೆ ಸ್ತ್ರೀಯರೇ ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿರುತಿತ್ತಲ್ಲವೇ. ನನಗೆ ಆ ದಿನ ಕಾಡಿದ್ದು ಹಿಂದಿನ ಸಭಾ ಬರಹಗಳನ್ನು ಹೇಗೆ ಮರೆಮಾಚಿ ಮಂಟಪರನ್ನಷ್ಟೇ focus ಮಾಡುವುದೆಂದು. ಅದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ನಾನು ಅಷ್ಟು ಕ್ಲೋಸಪ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ತೋರಿಸಿದೆ.
    Kannadavannu ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿಯೇ ಬರೆಯಲು ಈ ಕೆಳಗಿನ ತಂತ್ರಾಂಶವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ.
    http://www.google.com/ime/transliteration/
    or
    http://specials.msn.co.in/ilit/

    ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಮರಳಿ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡಿ
    ಇಂತೀ
    ಕೃಷ್ಣಮೋಹನ

  7. Hi,

    Great story. I have a question, though. How do you resize your photos? Given that they are sharp at full size, many of look a little blurry.

    The best (and slowest) way to resize is to do it in steps: first resize to 50% and add unsharp masking. Repeat. Repeat until you’re close to the size you want to end up with, then resize arbitrarily to desired size.

    Try it, and compare it to a copy that’s been resized in one step. The difference is striking. Of course, you can automate most of the process in Photoshop with Actions.

    Good luck

  8. Thank you DorkStar, for visiting my website and taking time to comment.

    I use light room and photo shop to re size my photos. All my photos are resized tp 1000 pixels in one shot and unsharp mask applied. I haven’t tried your method. I will surely try it and will let you know. I don’t know how I can automate that in Lightroom but surely can use Photoshop to do it by actions.Thanks and keep visiting my website
    Regards
    Krishna Mohan

  9. ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಮೋಹನ್ ಸರ್,
    ಚಿತ್ರಗಳು ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿವೆ.. ನೀವಿಷ್ಟು ಸುಂದರವಾಗಿ ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಬರೆಯಬಲ್ಲಿರೆಂದು ತಿಳಿದಿರಲಿಲ್ಲ .!!!
    ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಫೋಟೋಗ್ರಫಿ ಬೇಸಿಕ್ಸ್ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಯಾಕೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಬರೆಯ ಬಾರದು ?

    Regards,
    Subbu Sullia

  10. ಕನ್ನಡದಲ್ಲಿ ಛಾಯಾಚಿತ್ರ ಕಲೆಯ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಬರೆಯುವ ತಮ್ಮ ಸಲಹೆಗಾಗಿ ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು. ಸಮಯದ ಅಭಾವದಿಂದ ಇಂತಹ ಒಂದು ಪುಸ್ತಕ ಬರೆಯಲು ಆಗುತ್ತಾ ಇಲ್ಲ. ದಯವಿಟ್ಟು ಕ್ಷಮಿಸಿ.

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