Friday, March 13, 2009

A few of my favourites

My initial fascination started off with one photo I took using my Dad's new (and jealously guarded) Olympus. The photograph was of the sunlight reflecting from the waters of Lake Gregory in N' Eliya and I can still remember the auto focus whirring up as it tried to focus on the ripples.

A year overseas I accumulated close to 1000 photographs and slides documenting this that and everything that caught my eye - and as a Senior in High School quite a lot did!

Sadly those pics are no more and all I have are memories of them.

It wasn't till 2005 that I re kindle my passion, primarily because I was about to leave for South Africa - I just could not go without a camera - a canon S1 IS, 5MEGP with a 10 optical zoom.

This was subsequently replaced with the S5 which is what I use right now, a camera that I very happy with given the range of features it gives me.

Today I thought I'd share a few of the photographs that I am proud of

River of Stone

This was taken on the road from Sella Kataragama. Those trees that line the road were planted at the behest of President R Premadasa,who for all he's short comings, did more for this country I think than has any other recent President.

I was looking for a moment free of traffic, that a dog chose to appear at that very moment added to this image. Someone saw this photograph on flickr and chose to paint a miniature oil of it - it was up on e bay for a few weeks, sadly no takers; so I bought it


Alex, my dearest friend from South Africa. She is one of the most photogenic people I know, so at ease in front of the lens, she truly inspired me to compose images in a striking format

Early Morn

It took a few days before it 'dawned'on me that there was a regular flight every morning,just as the sun rose above Africa. It took me a few days before I got just the photograph I wanted, as the a new day dawned upon Magwa, the jet stream of an international flight streaked across the sky

The Gate of No Return

The light at the end of this tunnel was not one of hope but of despair. That blue sky in the distance is framed by a doorway on the island of Goree, Senegal, West Africa. It was along this dark corridor and through that door countless numbers of slaves walked aboard slave ships bound for the West Indies and the Americas.


Taken in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso and the inspiration for this post.


The Niger river at Boubon, Niger and a kid enjoying the cool waters! The Niger by the way is Africa's third longest river, a little over 4000km as I recollect it.

Shades of Yellow

The different hues of yellow came out so well,contrasting with her brown skin tone - East London, South Africa


One of a herd walking along the bund of the Kataragama Wewa.


Somewhere along a road in Ghana. The blue set of well by the timely presence of a chicken

Silence - Grahamstown, South Africa

Dusk - Luanda, Angola

Blue on Blue - Kosgoda, Sri Lanka

The Chicken - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

African Dawn, Koubri, Burkina Faso

Little Girl - Kosgoda, Sri Lanka

Incense - Sella Kataragama, Sri Lanka

Innovate - Grahamstown,South Africa

Red Eye - Colombo, Sri Lanka

Surreal - Kachantchari, Burkina Faso


  1. beautiful. love the 'river of stone', so aptly titled. in fact i love em all.

  2. your pics are just breath taking!! African dawn is trapped in my mind!!!!