Sri Lanka

House in the Old Dutch Fort, Galle

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Another shot from the  photographer’s paradise of the old Dutch fort in Galle, Sri Lanka. A house new the walls overlooking the bay.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at 19mm ISO250 1/320 at f/8. Dramatised with an HDR filter in PS.

Restaurant at the Old Dutch Fort, Galle

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Another HDR filtered shot from the Old Fort in Galle

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm zoom at 10mm ISO250 1/320 f/8

Tuk-Tuk, motorbikes & a doorway

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More from the Old Dutch Fort at Galle, Sri Lanka. The wide angle lens hasn’t done the tuk-tuk any favours!

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm lens at 10mm ISO250 1/80 at f/9

Tweaked in PS with HDR filter.

Galle Old Town

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Another shot inside the Fort at Galle old town, Sri Lanka. Like earlier shots, this one has been modified using an HDR filter in PS.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS lens at 180mm ISO200 1/500 at f/8

Traffic Cops

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Traffic cops, Sri Lanka style. Outside the Queen’s Hotel, Kandy.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens at 10mm ISO250 1/320 at f/8

Bird on a wire

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A Chestnut-headed Bee-eater (Merops leschenaulti) reflecting on his day. Taken late afternoon in a tea plantation at Rangala, Knuckle Mountains, Sri Lanka.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon 70-200mm f/4L  IS zoom lens at 200mm 1/500 at f/4.5

Dragonfly

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Dragonfly soaking up the sun in the garden at Rangala House, Knuckle Mountains, Sri Lanka.

Canon EOS 40D with EF-S 60mm macro lens. ISO400 1/2000 at f/8

Sunset in the Knuckle Mountains

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The Knuckle Mountain Range in central Sri Lanka is part of Sri Lanka’s spectacular hill country. The climate is perfect for tea growing and where we stayed at Rangala we were surrounded by plantations. This shot is a short time exposure taken well after the sun had set.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EFS 10-22mm lens at 22mm ISO200 1.6sec at f/5.6. Adjusted in LR and gentle HDR in PS

A Song at Sunset

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This bird was one of thousands starting their roost for the night in the palm trees at Wadduwa beach, Sri Lanka, and singing a merry song about it!

Canon EOS 1D MkII with Canon 70-200mm lens at full zoom with Canon 2x extender. ISO200 1/800 at f/8

Bicycle and Tree

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One amazing tree near the law courts in Galle, Sri Lanka, and a nearby vendors bicycle.

Canon EOS 40D with Canon EFS 10-22mm zoom lens at 10mm (16mm equiv) ISO250 1/40 at f/4