Friday, February 5, 2016

IMPOSING MANNAR AND HANKERING FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

I loved nature and to live with the sound of nature since my childhood. The man reason for that would be my parents, specially my father who loves every element of nature and enjoys the beauty of nature immensely.

Since my adolescence, during which I learned there is something called “nature photography”, I always wished for a camera of my own.

But it was only 4 years back; I could by a DSLR camera, even though I used to photograph things with a small pocket camera, before that.My very first DSLR camera was canon 1100D, which is not even a semiprofessional one; nevertheless I’m still using it for my photography. It has helped me a lot in my craving for nature photography and has gone through a lot of grievances with my unprofessional aggressive photographing techniques.

After starting working in Mannar, my photographic opportunities went a long way by leaps and bounds, beyond the usual backyard photography I used to practice.

I consider myself lucky working there as it gives me a lot of experience in natural beauty and I was able to get to know some of talented and experienced photographers. 

Mannar is a place where there is a lot of untouched nature, although it is been invaded by the modern technology and irrational land distributing systems now, day by day.


Although I’m still a neonate in photography who just started learning it, I have captured some moments I am satisfied with. most of them were captured during th blue hour and the golden hour with my 18-55mm lens.

In the morning at causeway bridge

Mannar fishing village seen at the bridge in twilight

 watching sunset at causeway. A fishing net which is placed to catch prawns

Oluthudayi beach - An idol of serenity 

Giant tank

 some egrets flying over a paddy field, where farmers at work

At Vankalai

Vankalai

 Donkey is a common site at Mannar

A view from the balcony of my my room. (15 seconds exposure)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

JUNGLE PRINIA ( Prinia sylvatica )

My knowledge about birds is very poor. Nevertheless, I try my best to study them. 
However, irrespective of my unawareness ,  the enthusiasm to photogrpah them, never fades away.

These two photos show JUNGLE PRINIYA, which I captured at Cheddikulam Base Hospital premises today.

It is a commonly seen resident breeder in Sri Lanka.



Monday, February 1, 2016

MY CUTE SNAILS

Cute snails ?? seriously? you might be thinking. Well... they are, to me. 

Despite of the love I have developed regarding snails, I really dont know much about them. Therefore, before postig these few photos of "my cute snails", I read a bit about the snails of Sri Lanka.

According to the facts I have learnt there, there are 246 species of land snails here. Out of them, 218 of them are endemic to Sri Lanka. Quite a large no..! Isn't it?

So, have a look at some of my photos and tell me how you feel about them. 


"WHAT IS DOWN THERE? "


SOLUTUDE


THE END


WAITING FOR YOU

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

FEATHERS - 01

Do you love birds?
Well.... I do
That was the main reason I started photography. In the first place, I bought my camera to capture birds. ( Now I know my Canon 1100 does not help much in bird photography)
Daily I struggle to photograph at least one bird. Amost all the time, I fail , but there are several photos I would like to share here.

By the way, if you really want to see what "real bird photography " is , you would love to see photos of these photographers.

Alan Murphy
Arther Morris
Bence Mate
David Tippling
Andy Rouse
Glen Bartley

They are some of the bird photographers , I love personally.

Ok........
These are some of my photogrphs









Monday, January 25, 2016

ABSTRACT

It was a long time ago, I last posted to this blog. 
As both my friend "Dynamic" and my self became busy with our lives, carreers and other duties, we missed to continue this blog. 
(I have to admit the fact that, I was a bit lazy too.)

Since the time we last posted to this, we have learnt a lot about photography. 
My beloved friend "dynamic" has become a professional wedding photographer now. 

(Well.... myself is still that apprentice who loafs around with the camera in hand.)

However, with time i have developed a huge interest in Macro and Abstract photography, so that i thought of posting some of my macros to start over.
If this be an inspiration to "Dynamic" to be active in 'blogging' again, I would be joyous. 


"BUDS"


 "TANGLED"


 LICHENS (?Pseudevernia furfuracea)


 "WAITING"


 "BUNCH"

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunset and the shades under huts

http://lensetwain.blogspot.com/2013/02/sunset-at-mount-lavinia.html

Along with the previous capture, I found some different composition. Organizing team of the beach party of Netstarter were early. We were enjoying the sunset.

What I saw was not only me, sunset has made some of the guests to enjoy.. Because I thought, this photo will tell us a deep story, I tried my IPod to take the snapshot!