The Dumbaragama Valley, Sri Lanka
The wild and beautiful Dumbaragama Valley, east of Kandy, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. The steep-sided and remote valley is home to the famous Dumbara Weavers, who still work their magic in small workshops in the little village of Thalagune. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, as part of my story, The Last Royal Weavers, which appears in the July 2017 issue.
Follow the Son on InstagramRUBBER PLANTATION, DODAWATTE, SRI LANKA -- Better known as Noori, after the Noori Tea Estate, created in 1928 by Francis Ademalai, who named it after his eldest daughter, Dodawatte also produces a considerable quantity of rubber. Shot for my story, "Noori: Fiery Green Mountains and Shining Waters", which ran in the January 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@20mm,1/80,f/3.5,ISO400 #blackandwhitephotography #landscapephotography #travelphoto #rubberindustry #agriculture #srilankaATOP THE SIGIRIYA ROCK FORTRESS, SRI LANKA #15 — Sigiriya is a 200m high flat-topped volcanic plug on top of which is a ruined palace and gardens, built in the 5th century by King Kashyapa I of Anuradhapura. Sigiriya, and the city below it functioned as the capital of the Anuradhapura Kingdom until Kashyapa’s death and the defeat of his army; after which, the capital returned to Anuradhapura. Sigiriya became once more the Buddhist monastery it had been before Kashyapa’s arrival, and continued as such until the 14th century, when it was abandoned. In the 16th and 17th centuries, the rock served for brief periods as an outpost of the Kandyan Kingdom before being abandoned again. In 1831, it was discovered by Maj Jonathan Forbes of the 78th Highlanders. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site, one of seven in Sri Lanka. Shot for my story on Sigiriya and Pidurangala, which runs 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@20mm,1/400,f/3.5,ISO100 #landscapephotography #travelphoto #history #archeology #architecturephotography #architecturephotography #beautifuldestinations #srilankaMORNING OVER THE KALUDIYA POKUNA FOREST, SRI LANKA — Shot for my story on the Dakkinagiri Viharaya, “A Mountain Monastery Forgotten by Time”, which ran in the March 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@18mm,1/25,f/7,ISO100 #landscapephotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #srilankaSPIT AND POLISH — 5.30am. A government servant polishes his children’s school uniform shoes in the predawn gloom of a Colombo suburb. Shot on assignment for J Walter Thompson’s “The 1st Hour Project”, a study of urban Sri Lankan families during the first hour of their day, from waking to departing home for school and work. September 2016. •600D+EFS24/2.8@1/20,f/2.8,ISO1600 #blackandwhitephotography #environmentalportraiture #photojournalism #documentaryphotography #srilankaSIGIRIYA, FROM PIDURANGALA #3 — The Sigiriya rock fortress in north-central Sri Lanka, as seen from Pidurangala, a mountain 800m to the north. Beyond Sigiriya, seen here in the morning glow, is the Sigiriya Tank, built by King Kashyapa I when he made Sigiriya his capital in the 5th century. In the distance is the Araula Mountain Range, the northern foothills of the Central Highlands, close to Dambulla. Shot for my photo story on Sigiriya and Pidurangala, which runs in the April 2018 issue of Serendib magazine. Follow the link in my⬆️profile to read the full story. •600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@110mm,1/250,f/5.6,ISO800 #landscapephotography #travelphoto #beautifuldestinations #srilankaDOWNTOWN COLOMBO & THE PORT CITY #4 — The financial district of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s commercial capital, with the Bank of Ceylon and World Trade Centre buildings, the Beira Lake in the foreground, the new port extension in the upper right corner, and the Port City project in the background. A trailing suction hopper dredger (TSHD) vessel can be seen in the distance, pumping sand to reclaim land from the Indian Ocean, on which the Port City will be built. Shot facing northwest from the viewing deck of the 350m Lotus Tower, South Asia’s tallest building. •6D+EF24-105/4L@105mm,1/2500,f/4.5, ISO100 #landscapephotography #blackandwhitephotography #cityscape #srilanka
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