It comes with great sadness today i write this blog to accompany a few of my photos taken from a recent trip to Sri Lanka. Going over the photos and editing them especially for this piece, I am feeling the Tropical Beach, Sea and Jungle love coming back and wishing i was there…
Anyway, i don’t have much to show for it in the way of numbers. In fact I have very few photos that stand on their own and say ‘Look at me’. There’s a reason for that – When you work in corporate and industrial photography, you’re always mindful of the clock and racing about trying to fill the clients galleries with a decent number of images to a brief that usually spans many trees in paper.
On my own time it’s a different story… say afternoon(not a morning person) travel a bit, sit/stand and wait (preferably with a beer) watching the glow of the sun go through its transformative motions from almost white to orange, red and then to my much favoured blue hour with red flecks running through some of the clouds. In all of that sometimes you only have thirty minutes to an hour of good productive clicking if that.
The main photo of the light house above was a product of tenacity. I knew i was stuck for time but we speedily raced around in our tuck tuck looking for some decent foreground interest that wasn’t too littered (sri lanka in some inhabited places has this issue) OK yes.. you could’ve just photographed the light house island on its own with a sunset but firstly that would be heavily cliched and secondly there’d just be no real depth to the photo
Half the village and their children came to watch, standing behind me when i was taking this photo but concentration won over the shoot and i’m happy to show you the final product of my hunt.