The Edge of Heaven
More than anywhere else in Sri Lanka, on the Jaffna Peninsula, the sky seems to dominate everything as soon as you step out of the city or town, flattening all else down to a mere frame for its vastness. During the thirty-year civil war that ended in 2009, the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam only ever controlled portions of the land and sea. The sky was ruled by the gunships and jets of the Sri Lanka Air Force, making it as threatening for the inhabitants of Jaffna as Damocles’ Sword. Now, all one has to worry about is the burning sun. Nainativu Island, off the coast of Jaffna, shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/500, f/3.5, ISO 100, and Hoya polarizing filter.