Gaijatra at Kirtipur

Gaijatra at Kirtipur !
This was the first time I’ve witnessed gaijatra in Kirtipur and it was just insane. The young generation has certainly kept the tradition alive, even adding creative stuffs like this grim-reaper in the death-march/dance.

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Cobweb @ Jawalakhel

I was not planning on taking any photos that evening as I was taking their video using a friend’s iphone. But Cobweb do throw in some cover songs in between and I quickly took out my D80 wt Fisheye and clicked some shots on continuous mode. Took video of their “Maryo ni Maryo” and their Another Brick in the Wall version.

 

HDR Attempt: Garudh the guardian

My inspiration: Trey Ratcliff. This guy is awesome, not just as a photographer but also as a human. He likes to SHARE* his photos, his techniques and his HDR secrets. After spending countless of hours on his website (www.stuckincustoms.com) and trying to understand his philosophy and technique to take/make HDR images, I thought I would start trying my own.

Hopefully, someday, I would be able to capture as stunning photos as Trey does.

This one is at Hiranya Narayan Temple, near Thapathali Kathmandu. I took three exposures, hand held, as I don’t have any tripod (yet). Processed in Photomatix and then edited the tonemapped one in Photoshop.

*Here in Nepal, I know several so called “photographers” who never really like to ‘SHARE’ their technique or tips. They look down on new young guys doing it (and making it) and they frown a lot. Plus, usually on their photos, one will see big semi-transparent “copyright” and they will leave “All Rights Reserved” blah blah notes below the photos. Funny people.

Surya Pun – Invincible

Surya Pun, drummer for Antim Grahan/Define Mental – without a doubt Nepal’s most brutal drummer ever has recently started playing with another band, but as a guitarist. His new band is IMPERIUM, formed along with the members of satanic black metal band Garudh. An ace metal-drummer, turns out to be an ace guitarist as well.

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Published: Silence Fest II Photos on Reporter

This year’s Silence Festival has engraved a golden page in the history of Nepal’s underground metal scene – as the event was headlined by Polish death metal legend VADER. It was a day of reckoning for metalheads in Kathmandu as VADER blasted the show for over an hour, playing songs from their first album “The Ultimate Incantation” to their latest “Welcome to the Morbid Reich”. Peter, the band’s frontman, interacted with Nepali crowd nicely, roaring “Jai Nepal” after each song. Vader ended the show by covering Black Sabbath’s ever classic Black Sabbath and Slayer’s Raining Blood, and left the metal hungry audience chanting “Vader.. Vader.. Vader…”.

Before the headliners, two international acts from Switzerland Helmut and Commando Noise Terror; InnerCore from Hong Kong and bands from our Kathmandu’s metal scene – Antim Grahan, Hatebook, Kalodin and Underside gave a performance to be remembered, setting up the stage for VADER.

The event was organized by Silence Entertainment.