Monsoon Beach #3

Monsoon Beach #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka. July 2020.

Sea & Lagoon

Sea & Lagoon #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Kalpitiya Lagoon, on the west coast of Sri Lanka, is cut off from the Indian Ocean by a spit of sand that is in places less than a hundred metres across. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My story, ‘Wind Riders‘, on the kiteboarders of Kalpitiya, ran in the September 2017 issue.

Land of Salt

Salterns, Puttalam, Sri Lanka #6 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Salterns, Puttalam Lagoon, August 2017. Salt has been produced here from seawater since the 18th century, and the name Puttalam is likely derived from the Tamil word ‘upputhalam’, or ‘place of salt’. 

On the Midlands Road, Rattota #3

Midlands Road and Estate, Matale, Sri Lanka #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The scenic, but very narrow, B274 from Matale Town to Riverstone takes a fork at a road that acquires its name from the Midlands tea estate, established by AG Milne & Co in 1870. Shot on assignment for Explore Sri Lanka magazine. My story, ‘A Drive through Rattota‘, explores a couple of lesser-known but still excellent driving roads in central Sri Lanka, and ran in the June 2017 issue.

A Morning Walk #3

Morning Walk, Talalla Bay #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka. July 2020.

The Land Without Lakes

The Southern Plains by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The foothills of the Central Highlands drop away to the southern plains of Sri Lanka, the flatlands scattered with hundreds of manmade ‘tanks’, or reservoirs, built by kings and prime ministers to irrigate the land. Many of them are thousands of years old. Shot at dusk from the Beragala Pass, in January 2017.