We published an album of frames from the shoot in the Hill Country of Sri Lanka. We shot in Delhousie, the village at the base of Adam’s Peak, mountain that we hiked in the night getting at sunrise on its top and in Ella , a hill station surrounded by tea plantations. if you want to know more about his read our blog posts Delhousie, Adam’s Peak and Ella
We published an album of frames from a shoot in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. We shot in the fortress/monastery of Sigiriya, the painted meditation caves of Dambulla and and in the defacto capital of the country for so many centuries, Kandy. If you want to know more about these places read our blog posts about Sigiriya, Dambulla and Kandy
We finally published a webpage about Sri Lanka that includes a demo clip with highlights from the footage we shot in this destination.
We also posted an albums of frames from the shoot we did at the beginning of March in the Cultural Triangle of Sri Lanka. We started the shoot in the oldest capital of Lanka, Anuradapura, continued to the cradle of the Sinhalese Buddhism, Mihintale, to the tall Buddha statue in Aukana, ending in Pollonaruwa, a capital established 1000 years after Anuradapura. If you need more information read our posts about Anuradapura, Mihintale, Aukana and Pollonaruwa.
I doubt that you can find a place in the world where people love so much to be photographed. India is for sure such a place and its people and their eagerness to stand in front of the camera make it a perfect destination for photographers. You may walk on the street and you are hailed by passerby to stop and take their picture or even if somebody carries a huge load on his back or head he would always stop if he senses that you want to take his picture. On the same token the Indians on pilgrimages that have a phone would want to take your picture or even better to have a picture with you so you will end up in a collection of photos in households around the country. I wrote extensively about this in a post about traveling in Southern India. I usually do not take portraits but I still got here a collection of them just by being asked to take them.
We published an albums with frames from the shoot in Chennai, known also by its old name of Madras, the capital of Tamil Nadu. The city is the fourth largest in India and is sprawled around the extended Gulf of Bengal’s Marina Beach. Besides several interesting buildings and government offices, the city is the place where Jesus Christ’ apostle Thomas, the Doubting Thomas, was entombed. Saint Tomas Church was built on top of his tomb. Together with St Peter in Rome and Santiago de Compostella in Spain, these are the only three churches built on apostles’ tombs. For more information read our blog’s post about Chennai
We published an albums with frames from the shoot in Vellore and Tirumala.
Vellore’s fort dates from the 16th century being used by all dynasties that ruled Southern India from the Nayaks to the British.
Close by in Sripuram, is located the famous Golden temple, Mahalakshmi Temple. Founded several years ago by Sri Shakti Amma, the temple is completely covered in 1.5 tons of gold. For security purposes cameras and cellphones are completely prohibited.
Several hours away by bus, on the sacred hill Tirumala towering over the city of Tirupati is located Sri Venkateshwara temple dedicated to a manifestation of Lord Vishnu.The temple is the most visited temple in the world with an average of 50000-100000 visitors a day, the darshan lines going every regular day for 6-7 hours, with days in waiting during the festivals. For more information please read our post about Vellore’s Golden Temple, Vellore Fort and Tirumala