On the Midlands Road, Rattota #3

Midlands Road and Estate, Matale, Sri Lanka #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The scenic, but very narrow, B274 from Matale Town to Riverstone takes a fork at a road that acquires its name from the Midlands tea estate, established by AG Milne & Co in 1870. Shot on assignment for Explore Sri Lanka magazine. My story, ‘A Drive through Rattota‘, explores a couple of lesser-known but still excellent driving roads in central Sri Lanka, and ran in the June 2017 issue.

The Land Without Lakes

The Southern Plains by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The foothills of the Central Highlands drop away to the southern plains of Sri Lanka, the flatlands scattered with hundreds of manmade ‘tanks’, or reservoirs, built by kings and prime ministers to irrigate the land. Many of them are thousands of years old. Shot at dusk from the Beragala Pass, in January 2017.

Lac Lémand, Switzerland

Lake Geneva #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Looking south over Montreux, and the eastern end of Lake Geneva, or the Genfersee, backdropped by the foothills of the Alps; the culmination of a road trip from the Rheinland, through the Hunsrück Mountains, Alsace, Strasbourg, and the Black Forest. Shot on film in the late summer of 2002.

Driving in the Dolosbage Mountains, Sri Lanka

Driving in the Dolosbage Mountains, Sri Lanka by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The road up from Dolosbage to the base of the Kabaragala-Rakshagala Ridge, taken while on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story, “Mountains in the Jungle“, ran in the June 2018 issue.
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The Victoria in the Dry Season

The Victoria in the Dry Season by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A misty morning on the Victoria Reservoir, shot on film in February 1996, from the Teldeniya Rest House.
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Living in the Pink #3

Living in the Pink #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A stucco-exterior Portuguese fazenda-style home overlooking the Mahaweli Valley, close to Digana, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. March 2016.

Climate Crisis in the Highlands #4

Climate Crisis in the Highlands #4 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A fellow photographer, Christian Hutter, walks with our guide across the dry bed of the 372-square kilometre Samanalawewa, close to Belihuloya, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. 
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Dawn in the Valley

Dawn in the Valley by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
First light on a tea plantation in Bogawantalawa, in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. February 2014.
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Morning in Dolosbage, Sri Lanka #3

Dolosbage, Sri Lanka #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The Ganga Ihala Korale* and the Deltota Mountains, shot from the Dolosbage Ridge, on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story, “Mountains in the Jungle”, ran in the June 2018 issue.
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