All Out of Christians Today

Meat stall displays “Sinhalese Meat”, “Tamil Meat”, and “Muslim Meat”, at No More July, Victoria Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 40mm, 1/80, f/4.5, and ISO 800.

In Salute

Sri Lankan batsman Mahela Jayawardene comes off at the end of the first day of the second test against South Africa, at the Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/200, f/5.6, and ISO 100.

No More July #6

“No More July” exhibition and concert in commemoration of the Black July 1983 anti-Tamil pogrom; Victoria Park, Colombo, Sri Lanka, shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/80, f/3.5, and ISO 200.

I Sometimes Think that Never Blows So Red, the Rose as Where Some Buried Caesar Bled

Peace on the Battlefield by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com


No roses here; just pure white frangipani in the interior of the Jaffna Fort in northern Sri Lanka, site of a bloody siege in 1990. Soldiers of the 6th Sinha Rifles, along with some policemen, were surrounded by Tamil Tiger troops who had captured the city of Jaffna. Although it was cut off from reinforcements, the fort was held for three months with occasional air resupply. Eventually an amphibious rescue mission was mounted to break the siege, but the fort was abandoned to the Tigers as it was an untenable position. The fort remained in Tiger hands until 1995, when it was recaptured by the Sri Lanka Army — along with the city of Jaffna — in a fifty-day battle. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D, EF-S 18-200mm lens, and Hoya polarizing filter at 18mm, 1/250, f/3.5, and ISO 100.

The House on the Bridge

Brückenhauser, or bridge houses on Mannheimer Strasse, which runs across the Alternahebrücke, are a historic landmark of Bad Kreuznach, Germany. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D, EF-S 18-200mm lens, and Hoya polarizing filter at 18mm, 1/250, f/3.5, and ISO 100.

Zakat

Poorer Muslims visiting the homes of their more affluent brethren to collect fitra rice — the traditional zakat charity offering — with which to break their Ramadan fast. Shot in Colombo, Sri Lanka, with an iPhone 4S at 42mm, 1/708, f/2.4, and ISO 50.