Some more pictures from Jaffna Dutch Fort

The old dutch fort which is an iconic landmark in Jaffna, Sri Lanka was renovated recently and the looks were kept closer to how it looked like a century back.

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The sunset at the nearby pannai bridge casting a vibrant yellow on the newly renovated Dutch fort in Jaffna – Sri Lanka.

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The stairs to the top platform of the Colonial Dutch Fort – Jaffna, Sri Lanka.

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Some interesting silhouettes

On my recent trip to a rural village near Kokkattichoalai in Batticaloa – Sri Lanka ,i was really lucky to end up near a stretch of palmyrah trees all along a gravel road.The time was perfect as the sun was already setting in.I spent some productive time making pictures of interesting people traveling in the road as silhouettes.

Tip on photographing silhouettes РIt is not a big task, as a basic knowledge in camera functions will deliver us some really interesting keeps at the end of the day.I always feel,that it is best to preserve some details of the subjects.Get an exposure reading of the outer lighter part of the setting sun,usually the yellow rim around the sun.Increase the metered exposure slightly around 1/3 or 2/3 stops either manually or through exposure compensation.This will help retaining some shadow details of the silhouette without making them 100% black and unrealistic.If you feel this is little bit difficult and you can spare some time for post processing, then you could play with the shadow sliders to bring out some details.

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Three siblings are returning home at sunset after collecting woods for cooking – Sri Lanka

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Silhouette of a man riding bicycle with a cigarette in one hand at sunset – Sri Lanka

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Aluthgama Kande Viharaya – Sri Lanka

Kande Viharaya in Aluthgama is one the Famous Holy Buddhist Temple in Sri Lanka.It hosts the tallest sitting Buddha statue in Sri Lanka, which is around 160 feet.Visited by many Buddhists in the country it is also a famous tourist attraction in the southern part of Sri lanka.

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This is the Tallest Sitting Buddha Statue in Sri Lanka.Situated inside the ¬†Kande Vihara ‘ in Aluthgama – Sri Lanka.

Group of worshipers in kande vihara - a buddhist temple in sri lanka

Many Sinhala, Buddhist visit Kande vihara – Aluthgama everyday from all parts of Sri Lanka.The place is so famous that there is always a steep rise in the numbers foreign travelers to this temple.The visitors make offerings like fruit baskets and flowers to the God.The place is also famous for the drawings and statues depicting the stories related to Buddhism.

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Considered as one of the famous Buddhist Temples in Sri Lanka ,The Kande Viaharaya shows spiritual vibrancy.Many people visit this Holy Buddhist Temple to worship the Lord Buddha and receive the inner satisfaction and peace in return.It is also, now one of the famous tourist attractions in Sri Lanka.