This batch of portraits were taken on my way from Colombo to Kandy and in Kandy.
Here are the series of photos taken while on a train. As all seats in the 1st class (also known as the observation saloon) were all booked up before the day of my departure I managed to get one in 2nd class where all the seats are facing each other. There was a young family with a child sitting right in front of me.
A passenger standing by the door as the train was moving to get a good view of the scenery on the right side.
While in the street of Kandy, a passenger came by to block me from snapping a picture of a man lying on the ground. So, I took his picture instead.
A Tamil lady in a brightly coloured saree captured my eye.
Lottery ticket stalls are at almost every corner of the streets.
While at of one the guesthouses I stayed, this one was an old house with a rustic character to it. It would very unlikely be my accommodation choice here if it was not for my thirst for capturing the people in the household and the interior of this place. Certainly not a place for the clean freaks. For photography’s sake it is good, though.
Some of the ladies in the house.
A little boy happily treating himself to a bowl of milk powder.
And their playful little kitty found her place on a wooden chair in the kitchen.
For more of my Sri Lanka trip photos please check them out in my flickr set.
I have returned to Kuala Lumpur today after an 11-day stay in Sri Lanka. Had a fair bit of good and bad memories. Met some nice and not so nice people along the way.
Although at times it could be mentally and emotionally challenging when traveling alone as I faced some unwanted attention especially in the streets and trains, this trip was not a disappointing one. With my mind set on an artistic mission to get portrait shots of Sri Lankan people I managed to accomplish it quite a bit.
The local people were friendly and some were funny. These are some of the photos of the people I like very much. Take a look.
Last but not least, self-portrait of myself taken in a public toilet in Colombo city centre. Gross it may seem but I quite like the colour somehow.
The photos were all taken using with this one and only digital camera throughout the whole trip. What a simple handy travel companion to have indeed.
Do check out the rest of the photos in my flickr set.
Today is my 4th day in Colombo. Having grounded myself for the past 3 days in the homestay to finish up some of the work I brought along, today is the day I began my exploration in the city. I woke up really early to get Fort Station in city centre to buy a train ticket to Kandy tomorrow.
After getting my train ticket I took a walk around some markets and came then across a small neighbourhood in the middle of the city. There I had some of my photo taken by the local people and with the local people. These are some of them that I like.
This one! A packaging design for a milk powder product I did many years ago when I was with my former company. It was for a middle eastern client. I never had a change to see the final product which the design was printed, but many years later, today, I spotted this unforgettable cow icon and pouring milk illustration I spent much effort working on the end product on the shelf in some supermarkets in Colombo, Sri Lanka!
Ayubowan (greetings in Sinhalese) my milky cow! Good to see you again!! Mooo…