Vada Time of the Day
A food cart on the corner of Prince and 2nd Cross streets sells deep fried snacks of isso vada (a sort of mini pizza topped with prawns), ulundu vada (a black gram bagel), and rotti, to the evening crush in the Colombo market district of Pettah. January 2023.

• 35mm • f/4 • 1/125 • ISO1250 • R6 & RF14-35/4L •


Rotti and a Plain Tea

Rotti and a Plain Tea by Son of the Morning Light on

Hot, sweet, ginger-infused Sri Lankan tea to wash down the spicy lunu miris (an onion and chilli relish) that accompanies rotti bought from a roadside shack by the Kimbulwana Oya. Shot on assignment for Explore Sri Lanka, the country’s oldest running travel magazine. My story, The Road to Ritigala, appeared in the March 2016 issue.

  • 600D+EFS18-200/3.5-5.6+polariser@18mm,1/200,f/3.5,ISO400