We’re Off!

We're Off! by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A railway guard waves off his train from the small Demodara station, close to Ella, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for The New York Times; specifically for award-winning travel journalist Lucas Peterson’s piece, “An Island Nation that is Best Savored Slowly”, which ran in the Frugal Traveler column on 30th January 2019.
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Music is Our Mirror

Primary school, Ratmalana, Sri Lanka #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A primary school pupil at music class in Ratmalana, Sri Lanka. Shot in October 2018, for Smart Media and Gateway College.

Life at Ground Zero #2

Jampettah Street, Kochchikade, Colombo #7 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A resident of Jampettah Street, leaves for work after his morning stop at the neighbourhood fruit stall, crossing himself with a glance back at the bomb-damaged St Anthony’s Shrine, cordoned off at the end of the street. Such daily rituals have resumed for the people of the multi-ethnic Colombo zone of Kochchikade, five days after a National Thowheed Jamaath (NTJ) suicide bomber killed over a hundred worshippers on Easter Sunday. 
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Exploring the Udawatte Kele Forest Reserve, Kandy, Sri Lanka #9

Exploring the Udawatte Kele Sanctuary, Kandy #9 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Shermaine Willis and Anuradha Perera, shot in October 2018, for Ashraff Associates and The Radh, Kandy. Also known as the “Thahanci Kele” (or Forbidden Forest), this 257-acre sanctuary — incredibly located just a short walk from the city center — was once a private reserve of the Kandyan royal family, and closed to commoners.

Battle Scarred

Battle Scarred #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Sri Lanka and Gateway College Colombo basketball player, Aron Fonseka, shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College. Sri Lanka, November 2018.

Fighting to the Finish

The Fight for First #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Two young runners battle for first place as they race down the home stretch in Katunayake, Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Smart Media and Gateway College in September 2018.

The View from the Nine Arch Bridge, Sri Lanka

Walking Across the Nine Arch Bridge by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Looking northeast towards Demodara, from the famous Nine Arch Bridge, close to Ella, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for The New York Times‘ story, “An Island Nation that is Best Savored Slowly”, by Lucas Peterson, which ran in the Frugal Traveler column on 30th January 2019.

The Fountains of Paradise

The Fountains of Paradise by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Anuradha Perera and Shermaine Willis, shot on assignment on the streets of Kandy, for Ashraff Associates and The Radh, Kandy. Sri Lanka, October 2018.

Policeman, St Anthony’s Shrine, Kochchikade, Colombo #2

Policeman, St Anthony's Shrine, Kochchikade, Sri Lanka #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A policeman walks away from the bomb-damaged St Anthony’s Shrine in Sri Lanka’s capital, Colombo. Sri Lanka, April 26th 2019 (licensed to Polaris Images).
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