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Singapore – 2014

It’s been a while since I posted anything in here. I don’t get to write as much as I would like to when I’m in the US. I was in Singapore about two weeks ago and managed to make some pictures. Hope you enjoy!

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f/5.6, 1/200, 300mm, ISO-800

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f/5.6, 1/80, 300mm, ISO-400

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f/8, 2 sec, 22mm, ISO-100

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f/4.5, 1/50, 112mm, ISO-800

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f/5.0, 1/250, 214mm, ISO-400

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f/5.6, 1/320, 300mm, -1EV, ISO-1600

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f/5.6, 1/250, 300mm, -1EV, ISO-400

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f/5.0, 1/100, 207mm, -1EV, ISO-1600

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f/4.5, 1/1600, 128mm, ISO-400

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f/5.6, 1/640, 300mm, ISO-400

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f/5.6, 1/250, 252mm, ISO-400

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f/8, 15 sec, 22mm, ISO-100

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f/2.8, 1/125, 50mm, ISO-400

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f/8, 1/500, 22mm, ISO-400

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Panoramic View from Peninsula Excelsior Hotel – f/8, 10mm, ISO-100

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Best of Sri Lanka 2010-2014

For today, it has been exactly four years since my trustworthy camera was ordered. After four years and almost 40,000 shots, I picked out the¬†favorite pictures I have taken in Sri Lanka. We’ve come a long way. Hope you enjoy the pictures.

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Wattala

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Wattala

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Ratnapura

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Ratnapura

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Ratnapura

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Ratnapura

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Nuwara Eliya

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Sigiriya Rock Fortress

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Ratnapura

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Yala National Park

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Bundala National Park

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Bundala National Park

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Induruwa

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Water’s Edge

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Water’s Edge

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Ratnapura

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Bopath Falls

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Ratnapura

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Galle Fort

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Ratnapura

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Udawalawa National Park

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Ratnapura

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Ratnapura

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Ratnapura

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Dambulla Golden Temple

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Sigiri Frescoes

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Ratnapura

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Polonnaruwa

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Ratnapura

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Polonnaruwa

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Pasikuda

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Bundala National Park

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Minneriya National Park

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Yala National Park

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Pasikuda

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Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya

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Dunhinda Falls

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Pasikuda

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Dambulla

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Yala National Park

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Water’s Edge

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Ratnapura

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Udawalawa National Park

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Bambarakanda Falls

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Near Dehena Falls

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Udawalawa National Park

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Arugam Bay

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Sigirya

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Wattala

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Ratnapura

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Yala National Park

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I don’t remember where this is

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Galle Fort

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Galle Fort

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Salgala Monastery

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Weheragala National Park

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Salgala Monastery

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Road Trip – Sri Lanka

A road trip around Sri Lanka was long overdue. Specially as a photographer, travelling is one of the best things in life. Last week I had the privilege of travelling around Sri Lanka with a bunch of wonderful companions. Even though I was born and raised here, there are still so many places I haven’t been to. It’s truly extraordinary to witness the sceneries described to us through grandmother’s tales, history books, and folklore colored by our own imagination since we were toddlers. Smell of the mountains, pine trees, and wet soil, the sound of the monsoon rain, the eastern wind, white golden beaches, palm trees, tuk tuks ruling the streets, bright smiles, old remains of castles, palaces, and temples telling a tale of a once glorious civilization, an occasional self appointed tour guide trying to rip you off, exotic wildlife, lush green forests, and a heck of a lot of inside jokes were the highlights of our journey.

Here’s an important traveler’s tip if you plan to visit Sri Lanka: Approach the regular locals if you are in need of help and ignore most who approach you.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as I did making them. 

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The map. We ended up traveling around 1100 kms in 8 days. Ratnapura > Kandy > Dambulla > Sigirya > Minneriya > Polonnaruwa > Pasikuda > Arugam Bay > Badulla > Bandarawela > Horton Plains > Ratnapura.

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Dambulla Golden Temple. f/11, ISO 100, 10mm, 10 sec

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View from top of Dambulla. 8 Picture Panorama.

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Teamwork – Dambulla. f/4.5, ISO 400, 112mm, 1/160 sec

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Curiosity – Dambulla. f/4.0, ISO 800, 70mm, 1/250 sec

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Typical tourist shot – Sigiriya. f/11, ISO 100, 20mm, 1/60 sec

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Sigiriya Frescoes. f/4.5, ISO 800, 18mm, 1/100 sec

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Sigiriya. f/11, ISO 100, 10mm, 1/100 sec

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View from top of Sigiriya. 7 picture panorama.

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Minneriya National Park. f/5.6, ISO 400, 70mm, 1/2500 sec

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Minneriya National Park. f/8.0, ISO 400, 22mm, 1/1600 sec

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Minneriya National Park. f/8.0, ISO 400, 70mm, 1/1600 sec

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Polonnaruwa. f/11, ISO 400, 10mm, 1/400 sec

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Polonnaruwa. f/11, ISO 400, 10mm, 1/640 sec

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Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya. f/11, ISO 400, 15mm, 1/100 sec

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Polonnaruwa Gal Viharaya. f/8.0, ISO 400, 22mm, 1/125 sec

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Pasikuda Beach. f/11, ISO 100, 10mm, 20 sec

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Pasikuda. f/5.6, ISO 400, 300mm, 1/3200 sec

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Milky Way – Pasikuda Beach. 4 pictures stacked.

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Star Trails – Pasikuda Beach. 98 pictures.

Arugam Bay

Arugam Bay. 7 picture panorama.

Dunhinda Falls

Dunhinda Falls – Badulla. f/11, ISO 100, 10mm, 15 sec

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Horton Plains National Park. f/8.0, ISO 400, 10mm, 1/1600 sec, -1EV

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Horton Plains National Park. f/8.0, ISO 400, 10mm, 1/250 sec

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Baker’s Falls – Horton Plains National Park. Too many water droplets on my lens. f/11, ISO 100, 10mm, 15 sec

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View from the mini world’s end – Horton Plains National Park. 8 picture panorama.

Leave Nothing but Footprints. Take Nothing but Memories (and pictures).