Mounted Patrol #3

Sri Lankan mounted policeman — a legacy of the island’s British colonial history — on traffic duty on York Street in the Colombo Fort. Shot with a Yashica FX-3 Super 2000 and Kodak Tri-X 400 film, with a MC 35-70mm lens, at 35mm, 1/1000, and f/3.5.

Interior of St James’, Mutwal

Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/160, f/3.5, and ISO 400.

Hyperactivity

Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/10, f/4.5, and ISO 100.

For King & Country

List of Dutch Ceylonese members of the Dutch Burgher Union, Colombo, killed in the First World War. Some of the names have units listed under them reflecting the rich diversity of formations fighting for the British Empire at the time; from the 30th Pathans to the Rhodesia Mounted Police to the Queen Alexandra’s Hussars. One Private Bernard Woutersz is simply listed as “American Army”, while another, James Loos, as “Australian Army”. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 90mm, 1/50, f/5.6, and ISO 400.

The Cash Desk on the Seafood Floor, Colpetty Market, Colombo (b/w)

canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/20, f/3.5, and ISO 400.

Drops of Desire (b/w)

This is a recent black-and-white processing of a picture I took and posted last year in colour. It was a snapshot, taken through a doorway from outside, and the interior of the room was a little dim. So with the limited aperture width on my lens at its longest end, I had to bump up the ISO a bit. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/100, f/5.6, and ISO 800.

Boys, Girls, and Balls

Boy throws ball. Girl drops ball. Girl blames Boy. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 145mm, 1/50, f/5.6, and ISO 200.

Kodak Express

Millers Building, York Street, Colombo Fort. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 60mm, 1/160, f/5, and ISO 100.

A Moment’s Respite (b/w)

Another shot, this time in b/w, and portrait instead of landscape format, of the fish monger at the Colpetty Market taking a quick break from the Saturday morning rush to scan the news. Canon EOS 600D and EF50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/40, f/3.5, and ISO 400.

St James the Great, Mutwal, Sri Lanka.

Completed in 1872, St James had a belfry (currently under renovation) added fifteen years later, which is still the tallest in the country. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/1600, f/3.5, and ISO 400.

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