An overnight, weekend photography tour to Kaas plateau of flowers, a magical piece of land and a global biodiversity hotspot. This tour will combine macro photography, landscape photography and a visit to the windmills of Chalkewadi.
Kaas plateau of flowers, a few kilometers ahead of Satara, is a magical piece of land and is one of the global biodiversity hotspots. The place displays one of the most spectacular natural events of wild Maharashtra during the latter half of the year. With hundreds of shades of millions of tiny wild flowers spreading across the horizon, the nostalgic earthen smell of the soil along with the dramatic play of lights amidst the clouds against the blue vast sky make a truly breathtaking spectacle for a human eye. The lateritic soil crust of this place being very thin, is deficient of nutrients and thus doesn’t nurture growth of big trees and shrubs. Lack of much of grass here therefore avoids the grazing animals and hence these wild flowers get abundance of sunlight, water and air thus creating carpet layers of flowers in various stages of bloom as far as vision goes. Then there are the insectivorous plants in abundance throughout the plateau. Kaas, is not only a botanist’s paradise but also a photographers heaven.
Navi Mumbai - Pune - Kaas - Pune - Navi Mumbai
1 night 2 days
Kane Lew, one of the finest artists in the DCP panel of experts. He is an arts graduate from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Arts, Mumbai, and is a commercial photographer. Kane is an experienced photographer and has travelled extensively across Indian geography for several years. He has brilliant photography skills and technical knowledge in all genres of photography with a special interest in wildlife photography. He is known for his innovations and his capability of giving shape to imaginations. He has a great teaching acumen. Apart from his love for art, sculpture and music, he is a skilled trainer, trekker and a biodiversity expert. He is a Masterclass Mentor in the panel and Head of Creative Photography Division, Team DCP.Read more
Ashok Dewangan is a photographic artist and educator, with a passion for Photography. He likes to do experiments with various genres of photography, his work is recognized on various national and international photographic platforms. He loves to explore hidden places for landscape photography and devotes his non-office hours to travelling to new places and doing experiments with photography. His core area of work is Travel and Landscape. He is brilliant in his Post-Processing skills, he teaches post-processing from basic to advanced levels. To date, he has taught post-processing to hundreds of participants. He always believes in knowledge sharing. He is associated with DCP as a Masterclass Mentor - Landscape and Travel Photography.Read more
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Remember that the plateau has many rare, endangered and threatened, unique plant species, found nowhere in the world other than this place. It is our responsibility to protect these and avoid extinction. If we take care of the plateau and enjoy the beauty, without hurting it, it will be there for years to come for our enjoyment as well as for our next generations. It is prestigious World Heritage site. Damage to it will be shameful to us as a country. Let us not only put all responsibility on the shoulders of government, but own some responsibility of conservation.
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We will start early morning at 5:30 am from Vashi, we will have breakfst on our way . After reaching our hotel get freshen up, have lunch and we will proceed for landscape photography at Chalkewadi windmills .We will return hotel for dinner , post dinner we will review images .
We will start early at 6:00 am , have packed breakfast with us . We will get ample chance to do macro photography here . We will come back to our hotel for lunch . Then we will proceed back to Mumbai . On our way back we will stop to shoot some landscapes .
On field learning from the experts is said to be one of the best methods of improving your skillsets. Our Wildlife Photography Expert will hand hold you at every possible step for a better understanding of perspectives, camera controls and how to make use of the best opportunities to get better images. The training will focus on the following
Rs 8700 per head inclusive of all taxes
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Kaas Sahyadri Nivas, Kaas plateau, Satara17.72186131669293 73.82394067523185
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