Unseen Paces


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I’d been taking pictures of the SL Navy detachment beating retreat at Galle Face Green, and when the young sailor carrying the tightly-reefed national flag did an about face, I realized his eyes were closed. I moved in closer and took a few more shots as he marched to the edge of the platform and descended the steps, all with his eyes closed. Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/60, f/1.8, and ISO 100.


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Beating Retreat

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Sri Lanka Navy sailors lower the national flag at sundown in a twice-daily ceremony at the Galle Face Green, close to the country’s main harbour and naval base near the Colombo Fort. Galle Face, with its pier and promenade — the latter created during the days of the British Empire — is a popular evening venue for “Colombites”, and the military ceremony known as beating retreat attracts a fair share of curious onlookers. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/100, f/1.8, and ISO 100.


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