Saturday, June 4, 2011

Sunset over the Rocks, Pitipana, Negombo, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 28mm, F 11, ISO 100, 3 Exposures.

I had a challenging day at the beach when I prepared to compose the shot. Time to time waves came washing in and I had to keep my conscious to protect the gear. I had a tough time settling the tripod too, as the waves sunk the tripod in to the sand when they washed in. Now just when I thought I had dealt with the last of my troubles, I saw my slippers drifting away, again I had to run after it with an extended tripod. I was all wet, but lucky enough to keep it all together in one piece and made my peace with this shot. :-)


Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Sunset at Katunayake, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 25mm, F 4.5, ISO 100, 3 Exposures.

Well there's a story to every photograph right? and this one goes out to my desktop. Last week I was watching some video tutorials on photography, apart from the tutorials I noticed something really cool about all of it, which it was that they all had a desktop wall paper from their own portfolio. For me it just made a great deal of sense and I liked it. So since  that day I wanted to make my own desktop wall paper. I usually I like dark backgrounds with something related to nature and simple. So I did some work and this is what I came up with and also the end of story.

Now I have some things else also  I wanted to share with you all. I have started a project to expand and broaden my blog and photography based on the feedback's I received. One thing most people highlighted is to share often  and I am gonna put a lot of effort to keep things posted more frequently. from my own idea I'm also gonna expand with the categories like wildlife, portraits and many more.....and YES! its all going to be HDR's. :-)

So I hope you guys keep coming back and bringing back more people and enjoy my work.  Thank you all for your lovely comments and constructive comments.


Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fishing in Maldives.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 18mm, F 8, ISO 100, 3 Exposures.

Blue sky, Blue seas,Sound of the sea vessels and Golden rays of sunlight, this is the sights and sound of my beautiful home. Yes! Yes! and yeaaaaah!. This is Maldives people. Last weekend I had an opportunity to fly back home to spend sometime with my loving family.

As I was fed up with "TRYING" to fish in Srilanka, me and my good old colleagues decided to go out  on a fishing trip and show what it is like "fishing in Maldives", since then I had the thought  of posting something from my trip

The vessel we are on board in Maldivian language is called "DHONI" and its powered by a modern engine. In earlier days they used to have large sails and few of them still exists. Sea vessels are still considered a major way of transport in Maldives. Fisheries is the major source of income to the country and tourism also plays a major role.

I had a great time fishing and enjoying my vacation and if anyone wants to visit or go fishing in the Maldives, I would be glad to help you out.

(Lft: Leeman,Sham, Athu, Yazdhan, Yousuf, Umar, Niushad and Shunan)


Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunset, Koachikade, Negombo, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 18mm, F 11, ISO 100, 3 Exposures.

So me and my two good friends set out to fish in Srilanka, oh! and if I didn't mention fishing as a hobby in my profile it isn't complete. Well I am a hobbyist fisherman too. What people mostly called as an angler. We have done good fishing trips in the Maldives,(My beautiful home)  where population is out numbered by the variety of fishes that live. So here we are trying to fish in Srilanka, first we went to the bridge and did some casting, but we only caught a few catfishes, smaller ones of just half a kilo or less. So then we decided to find something bigger and better which we could hold from both of our hands, run out our lines and bend our rods. 

Now here we are, Koachikade in Negombo, the  kind of the place we thought we would find one, We spoke to the locals and everybody says there are larger ones up to 5, 10 and even 20kilo's!!!!. What a boast!!!! :-P. The truth is on this particular day we didn't catch any and neither did any one else at the beach. But for me this journey was successful in one way. I got this shot just after the sun went down, waited till the colors became more vivid and then click, click and click...I got this shot. Lots of details on the foreground and bright beautiful colors in the sky. This is what I would call a "Beauty spot" in Srilanka. Locals say the sunset is this beautiful every day. Wow!!!!...........simply amazing isn't it? I'm a happy photographer among frustrated fisherman's . Hehehehe.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

Calton Cafe', Seeduwa, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 35mm, F 8, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

I've posted this shot bit earlier in my Flickr stream and always had a thought about when I will share it here. This is CALTON CAFE, just next to where I live in Srilanka. My friends and I, we used to spend lazy afternoons and tiring evening ends here sipping coffee, some short eats. This probably one of  the best times of my day. The staffs here are really easy going guys unlike most people I have met in some cafe's 

I have made a major mistake in this shot which was the obvious reason for keeping this shot unposted and you'll probably know why, and for those who do not, its my shadow in the ground standing at the back of the camera. I tried a bit to correct it and finally gave up. But still I am happy how the processing has turned out.


Sunday, January 30, 2011

DC - 3 DAKOTA, Srilanka Air Force Museum, Rathmalana, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 18mm, F 8, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

My journey here in Srilanka is coming to an end (hopefully and finally :-p ), and since a few more months are left I have decided to explore the country a bit. So far I have visited some very cool places,made good friends and had exciting experiences. 

So as planned I have visited the Srilanka Air Force Museum in Rathmalana, maintained by Srilanka Air Force which holds a collection of almost fifty historic aircraft's related to aviation in Srilanka and an arsenal exhibition.

I would like to thank my colleagues for this great invitation. 


(Bck & Lft- Shalaka,Dinesh,Thilina,Chamika,Hamid,Rushan and Kasun)


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cloud Forest, Horton Plains, Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 21mm, F 11, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

From my recent trip to Nuwara Eliya: The visit  to Horton Plains, the largest remaining tract of "Cloud Forest" in Srilanka was the most coolest experience I ever had.The weather changed rapidly and in a matter of minutes I found myself standing in the mist and fog. WOW!!!!!!!!!!

This shot was taken a few Km's from the mountain and as you can see at that time also, its being covered with clouds.

Horton Plains is, another great place to visit in Srilanka. It would be simply an amazing phenomena you would experience.

(BckLft- Ahmed Sham,Mohammed,Irfan,Hamid,Shunan,Yousuf,Leeman and Ali Sham.)
(Frnt- Yousuf,Hamid,Mohammed,Irfan,Shunan,Leeman,Ali Sham and Ahmed Sham)


Monday, January 3, 2011

Tea Gardens, Nuwara Eliya, Srilanka.

Canon EOS 1000D, EF-S 18-55mm, 18mm, F 8, ISO 100, 3 Exposures

A few days back me and my friends took a trip to the coldest and the highest place in Srilanka. The town of Nuwara Eliya, famous for its tea and botanical gardens with vastly stretched mountains, water falls, rivers, lakes and other vegetation fields. It's a place interested in history as the influence of British can very much be seen and is famously nick named as "Little England" of Srilanka as it basically carries the same climate in some way.

December and January are the coldest time in Nuwara Eliya, for me and my friends apart from the beauty of Nuwara Eliya the round trip journey through the freezing cold night was a mere thrill. At times we would meet chunks of mountain slides along the path and when we look outside we could see the lights of the houses in a much lower level and realise our height, and shout out the worst thing that could happen. On our way we also stopped when the wind starts to blow and remove our shirts to facing the wind just to feel the pure coldness. 

We had a great time travelling and exploring the town and I suggest for those who haven't,if your looking for something different and exciting a trip to Nuwara Eliya is definitely one you should try.

Nuwara Eliya is truly natures unimaginable beauty.

This photo is dedicated to my friends. 
(left- Leeman,Shunan,Irfan,Mohammed,Hamid,Yousuf,Ali Sham and Ahmed Sham)