• 105mm • f/4 • 1/30 • ISO1000 •
Hewisi Pooja, Temple of the Tooth, Kandy #3
Daula Drummer, Gangaramaya Temple, Colombo
Military policeman on traffic duty at the funeral of Maj Gen Gratiaen Silva, Borella General Cemetery, Colombo, Sri Lanka. Poppy Sunday, November 2015.
The New Year Begins
A traditional Sri Lankan oil lamp made of brass, or sometimes copper, is lit to celebrate the beginning of the Buddhist and Hindu new year. April 2016.
“I Give a Tenth of All My Income”*
Offerings being gathered from the congregation during a farmers’ mass held in the paddy fields of Wahakotte, in the Central Highland foothills of the Matale District, Sri Lanka. October, 2015. This unique Sunday morning mass is held once a year before the “Maha” sowing season, to bless the crops. For more about this event and a history of the 16th century Roman Catholic community of Wahakotte, see my article in Serendib Magazine.
*”I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of all my income.” — Jesus, in Luke 18:12
Regimental Sergeant Major of the Military Police at the funeral of Major General Gratiaen Silva, in Colombo, on Remembrance Sunday, 2015. On the right are two Signal Corps NCOs, and in the background is a parade detail of the Armoured Corps.
Sri Lanka Navy sailors lower the national flag at sundown in a twice-daily ceremony at the Galle Face Green, close to the country’s main harbour and naval base near the Colombo Fort. Galle Face, with its pier and promenade — the latter created during the days of the British Empire — is a popular evening venue for “Colombites”, and the military ceremony known as beating retreat attracts a fair share of curious onlookers. Shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/100, f/1.8, and ISO 100.
Already have a WordPress.com account? Log in now.