Interior of the Sivan Kovil

The Shri Ponnambalawaneswaram Kovil, Sri Lanka #4 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Christmas Eve, 2017.
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The Veheragala Artefacts

Bodhisatva Sandals by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Detail of a gilt bronze 9th century Bodhisatva sandal from Veheragala, in the Polonnaruwa Kingdom. Hollow-cast, they likely were fitted to a 3-metre Bodhisatva statue. The toe rings were probably set with precious stones, now lost. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on the National Museum in Colombo, “Katu Ge, ran in the October 2017 issue.
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Kitesurfer, Kalpitiya Lagoon, Sri Lanka #3

Free Rider, Kalpitiya Lagoon #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on kitesurfing, “Wind Riders, ran in the September 2017 issue.

Sunlight on the Black River #3

Sunlight on Black Water #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Morning sunlight on the waters of a tributary of the Kalu Ganga (Black River) at Nachchimale, Ingiriya, in southwest Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story, “Jungle Streams and Trails in Ingiriya, runs in the December 2017 issue.

Mask of the Cobra Demon

Mask #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
An antique Naga Raksha (Cobra Demon) mask at the National Museum, Colombo. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story on the Colombo National Museum, “Katu Ge, ran in the October 2017 issue.
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In the Shade of History

Colombo National Museum #15 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The trees of Colombo are gigantic and ancient, many over a century old, planted next to quieter narrower avenues that have become the bustling thoroughfares of today. A fair number have fallen to storms, urban development, and the broadening of the city streets, but the trees in the grounds of the Colombo national Museum — most likely predating the building’s inauguration of 1877 — stand as they were intended, each one a haven of shade from the tropical sun, giving visitors to the museum a place to catch a moment of reflection after their tour of history. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine, as part of my photo story on the museum, “Katu Ge“, which ran in the October 2017 issue.