Evening Dip

Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 50mm • f/2.8 • 1/2000 • ISO100 • Canon 5DMkIII & EF50/1.4 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan


Whisky Point

Pottuvil, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 18mm • f/3.5 • 1/1000 • ISO100 • 600D & EF-S18-200/3.5-5.6 • polariser •

Family Time at the Bay

Evening at Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka. May 2022.

• 18mm • f/3.5 • 1/250 • ISO400 • 600D & EF-S18-200/3.5-5.6 •

The Waiting Sea

Talalla Bay, Sri Lanka.

• 24mm • f/2.8 • 1/640 • ISO100 • 600D & EF-S24/2.8• circular polariser •

December 26th 2022 marks eighteen years since the devastating Boxing Day Tsunami of 2004, when the Indian Ocean rose up and killed over 35,000 Sri Lankans in two massive waves (the second measured as high as 11m, in places). The country suffered the second highest number of deaths in the Indian Ocean (after Indonesia which, being proximate to the epicentre of the underwater quake that caused the tsunami, lost almost 200,000 dead and missing). Over half a million people were displaced in Sri Lanka, as almost 90,000 coastal homes and buildings were destroyed by the waves. Over 250,000 people are estimated to have died in minutes, in fifteen countries, from Southeast Asia to East Africa. In island nations like Sri Lanka, the sea would never be looked at quite the same again.

Beach Morning Glory

Also known as bayhops and goat’s foot, Ipomoea pes-caprae sprawls across the sunlit morning beaches of Waikkal, north of Colombo. These are recent re-edits of pictures I shot for my very first Explore Sri Lanka assignment, in November 2015. My piece, Waterworld Waikkal, ran in the December issue that year.

• 24mm • f/2.8 • 1/400 • ISO100 • 600D & EF-S24/2.8 • circular polariser •

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Why Can’t I Just be Happy with My DSLR?



It’s been a full decade now since Canon dipped its toe into the mirrorless camera business, but they’ve only really cracked on with it since launching the full frame EOS R in 2018; which seems a lifetime ago. Since then, Canon’s brought out seven more R camera bodies, and almost thirty new lenses for them, and announced the discontinuing of two entire camera systems in favour of this new one. But it wasn’t until they launched their first two pro-level R bodies (the R5 and R6) in 2020, that people really began to take notice. But a COVID-caused slowing down of manufacture and supply, followed immediately by economic collapse in Sri Lanka, meant camera imports were severely restricted. Testing out the new babies were just a dream, until a few weeks ago.

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Lost to the Blue

Ocean Cottage, Kalametiya. September 2022.

• 24mm • f/4 • 1/1250 • ISO100 • Canon R6 & RF 24-105/4-7.1 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Forge of the Gods

Like forgotten fragments of the sky, the gold of the departing Surya Deva melts under the ceaseless silver hammer blows of Varuna on the obsidian anvil of Lanka, creating the crown of Saman who will bring the promised dawn. Kalametiya, September 2022.

• 65mm • f/6.3 • 1/25 • ISO100 • Canon R6 & RF 24-105/4-7.1 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.

Morning After the Rain

Weligama Beach. May 2022.

• 28mm • f/4 • 1/1000 • ISO100 • polariser •

Evening at Arugam Bay

Sri Lanka, May 2022.

• 50mm • f/1.4 • 1/250 • ISO100 • Canon 5DMkIII & EF 50/1.4 courtesy Canon/Metropolitan.