Good Friday Choir in the Stephanskirche, Simmern, Germany. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/25, f/3.5, and ISO 200. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, black & white, choir, choristers, church, Germany, people, pipe organ, Simmern, singing, Stephanskirche

Holding On A little girl clings to her father’s hand in the Central Highlands of Sri Lanka. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 100, and Hoya polarizing filter. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, bindi, black & white, Central Highlands, children, faces, hands, people, pottu, shyness, smiling, Sri Lanka

Practice Simmern, in the Hunsrück Mountains, Germany. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/160, f/13, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, basketball, basketball court, black & white, children, games, Germany, Hünsruck, people, Simmern, sports

Blur Fort Railway Station, Colombo, Sri Lanka, shot with a Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 18mm, 1/5, f/3.5, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, black & white, blurred, Colombo, Fort Railway Station, speed, Sri Lanka, train, windows

The Spy Who Missed Me A Jaguar E-Type, the car James Bond was supposed to drive in the 1962 film Dr No, until Jaguar refused to provide the producers with a car, forcing them to turn to Aston Martin. This is a 5.3-lt V12-powered Series III coupé at the British Car Show in Colombo in March 2014. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens ...

The Edge of Heaven More than anywhere else in Sri Lanka, on the Jaffna Peninsula, the sky seems to dominate everything as soon as you step out of the city or town, flattening all else down to a mere frame for its vastness. During the thirty-year civil war that ended in 2009, the now defeated Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam only ever controlled ...

Champions of the World Kumar Sangakkara talks to the team, flanked by Tissara Perera and Angelo Matthews. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 100, and Hoya polarizing filter. Tagged: Angelo Matthews, athletes, cricket, faces, Kumar Sangakkara, people, sports, sportsmen, Sri Lanka, sunglasses, Tissara Perera

A Radler for the Road Germany may never have colonized Sri Lanka, but they invented the perfect drink for our April weather. The Radler (or cyclist, in German — three parts beer, two parts lemonade) is the most perfectly refreshing hot-weather drink I’ve ever come across. Legend has it that a Bavarian publican, running low on stocks of beer for thirsty cyclists racing by ...

Rozelle in the Morning Who says you need a wide-angle lens for landscapes? Telephoto lenses can get you to the spot you want and leave out everything distracting. Shot this with a Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/1600, f/5.6, and ISO 100. Tagged: 18-200mm, 600D, Central Highlands, dawn, forest, grey, mist, morning, mountains, Rozelle, Sri Lanka, trees

On the Ferry Home Worshippers from the Naagapoosani Amman Kovil on Nainativu Island take a ferry to Kurikadduwan, the first leg of their journey back to their homes on the Jaffna Peninsula in northern Sri Lanka. During the civil war that ended in 2009, such journeys would have been fraught with danger as gun boats of the Sea Tigers fought the Sri Lanka ...

Here Comes the Fire Brigade A waiter brings a glass of water to douse the fire of a breakfast of bread and spicy Jaffna-style curry in a street-side restaurant on Hospital Road, Jaffna. Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/250, f/1.8, and ISO 400. Tagged: 50mm, 600D, black & white, breakfast, cafe, eating, faces, food, glass, Hospital Road, Jaffna, people, restaurant, streetfood, waiter, water

Mid-Morning Break Tea pluckers in the Central Highlands take a mid-morning break. Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/1000, f/1.8, and ISO 100. Tagged: 50mm, 600D, black & white, Central Highlands, people, plantation workers, Sri Lanka, tea plantation, tea pluckers, women

Samosas Hot, fresh, beef and mutton samosas being sold at a street-side kiosk in Pettah, Colombo. Canon EOS 600D and EF 50mm f/1.8 lens at 1/125, f/1.8, and ISO 100. Tagged: 50mm, 600D, Colombo, food, Indian food, Pettah, samosas, Sri Lanka, street food

Young Woman, Central Highlands, Sri Lanka I was photographing this group of tea pluckers in Bogawantalawa who were taking a mid-morning break, sitting around and talking rapidly like any group of women would, and I noticed this slightly younger woman who seemed to be drifting away in her own thoughts amidst the surrounding chatter. Canon EOS 600D and EF-S 18-200mm lens at 200mm, 1/100, f/5.6, ...

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