Man’s relationship with the sea has always been precarious. Here, anglers fish off the end of a breakwater at the mouth of the Gin Oya, while a fishing boat smashed by bad weather lies derelict on the shore. Waikkal, Sri Lanka. This was shot for my article Waterworld Waikkal in the December issue of Explore Sri Lanka magazine.
Follow the Son on InstagramTHE KALUDIYA POKUNA FOREST, SRI LANKA #26 — Shot for my March 2018 “Serendib” cover feature, “A Mountain Monastery Forgotten by Time”, on the Dakkinagiri Viharaya, and the Kaludiya Pokuna Forest that surrounds it. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@80mm,1/126,f/7,ISO800 #landscapephotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #srilankaHULFTSDORP AND ALUTHKADE — The Supreme and High Courts of Sri Lanka, in Hulftsdorp, Colombo, with the tenements of Keselwatte in the foreground, and the colourful roofs of Aluthkade beyond. In the far distance, just visible, is the R Premadasa Cricket Stadium. Shot in March 2018, from the viewing gallery of the Lotus Tower which, at 350m, is the tallest in South Asia. •6D+EF24-105/4L@105mm,1/2000,f/4.5,ISO100 #landscapephotography #cityscape #colombofromabove #srilankaWHY SO COMPLICATED? — A sign close to the Pidurangala Buddha warns visitors not to pose with their backs to the statue. This dog didn’t seem to care about signboards. Or Buddhas. Or even the steepness of the climb; following us all the way to the top of the 200m mountain. The Pidurangala Buddha is dated to the 9th century, and at 22.5m, one of the largest brick Buddha statues in the world. Shot for my story on Sigiriya and Pidurangala, which ran in the April 2018 issue of “Serendib” magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more photos and the full story. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@35mm,1/80,f/5.6,ISO400 #travelphoto #historyphotographed #ancient #dogstyle #buddhistarchitecture #srilankaROCK STAIR — Steps leading to an ancient stupa at Medirigiriya, in north-central Sri Lanka are cut directly into a rock face. Most of the buildings date to the 7th century, attributed to King Aggabodhi IV of Anuradhapura. Shot for my May 2018 “Serendib” cover feature, “Circles within Circles”. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more photos and the full story. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@18mm,1/200,f/4.5,ISO400 #travelphoto #historyphotographed #archeology #beautifuldestinations #srilankaJUNGLE HOME, WEE OYA VALLEY, SRI LANKA — A crude house sits surrounded by the dense forest above the Wee Oya; close to Dedugala, in Kegalle. Shot for my photo story, “Mountains in the Jungle”, which runs in the June 2018 issue of “Serendib” magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more pictures and the full story. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@50mm,1/200,f/8,ISO400 #landscapephotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #srilankaEVEN A BUDDHA FADES -- One of the four limestone "samadhi" Buddhas of the 7th century Medirigiriya Vatadage, a relic house built by King Aggabodhi IV of Anuradhapura. The four statues face the four principle directions. The features of the statues are almost totally worn away, but it isn’t clear at what point in history the vatadage lost its roof and brick wall, thus exposing the statues to the elements. While Medirigiriya belongs to the Anuradhapura era, its location close to Polonnaruwa makes it likely that it was in regular use as a worship site as recently as the 14th century. Eight centuries, however, can wear down even a Buddha. Shot for my May 2018 cover story, "Circles within Circles", in “Serendib” magazine. Follow the link in my profile ⬆️ for more photos and the full story. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@70mm,1/500,f/5,ISO400 #travelphoto #historyphotographed #archeology #srilanka
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