“Tickets, Please!” #2

Tickets, Please! by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The entrance hall of the Victorian-style Maradana Railway Station. Built in 1908, Maradana is Colombo’s second-oldest operational railway station. Shot on assignment for Serendib, in which my story, ‘A Visit to the Maradana Railway Station‘, one of the few almost completely black and white features published by that travel magazine, ran in June 2017.
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Romantic Splash

Bambarakanda Falls, Sri Lanka #11 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The impromptu “river bath” is a major feature in most Sri Lankan holidays and road trips; and in the photo, a couple take a dip at the base of Bambarakanda (Bumblebee Hill) Falls, close to Kalupahana, in the southern Central Highlands. Sri Lanka’s tallest waterfall at 263m, Bambarakanda is fed by the Kuda Oya which originates in the heights of the Horton Plains, but increasing periods of dry weather often reduce the waterfall to a trickle. Shot on assignment for Serendib magazine. My photo story, ‘Discovering Belihuloya‘, ran in the November 2017 issue.

Arched Wings

Colombo National Museum #10 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Vaulted walkways at the National Museum of Colombo link the original building, opened to the public in 1877, to the newer wings added in the early 20th century. Shot for my photo story, “Katu Ge“, which ran in the October 2017 issue of Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines.
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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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Ventura Beach #3

Ventura Beach, Bentota, Sri Lanka #3 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A windy day at what is still one of the best beaches on the west coast of Sri Lanka. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My story, Eternal Bentota, ran in the November 2016 issue.
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The Steep Road Ahead

The Middle Path #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A Buddhist monk walks meditatively along a footpath through the rain forest around the Madakada Aranya Senasanaya, a monastery where monks meditate in caves in the hillside. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. My photo story, Jungle Streams and Trails in Ingiriya, ran in the December 2017 issue.
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Unloading at Donkey Point

Unloading at Donkey Point by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Kite surfers get ready for a morning on the waves of Kalpitiya, on the northwestern coast of Sri Lanka.
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Lunch in the Fields

Lunch in the Fields by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
A farmer’s wife keeps her husband company as he eats lunch (the traditional “ambula” rice-and-curry) she has just brought out to him at work in their paddy field, close to Mawanella, in the foothills of Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines.
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Master Weaver, Thalagune, Sri Lanka

Dumbara Weaver, Thalagune, Sri Lanka #12 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
Sarath Wickramasinghe transfers raw cotton onto bobbins with a traditional hand-turned spinning wheel. Shot on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines.
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Maa Wee at Sunrise

Maa Wee Rice at Sunrise, Sri Lanka #2 by Son of the Morning Light on 500px.com
The sun rises over a field of maa wee, a variant of historic Sri Lankan rice, famous for its distinctively tall stalks which can reach six feet in height. Shot in Chillaw, on assignment for Serendib, the inflight magazine of Sri Lankan Airlines. To find out how this rice is being reintroduced to the island after a century of absence, read my article, “Heirlooms Unforgotten“, in the March 2016 issue.
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