Sometimes, even an ordinary camera in an ordinary amateur hand can strike pictorial gold. I present here some striking photos taken on spec with an ‘everyday camera,’ that is, an “Olympus Digital camera”,while vacationing in Sri Lanka and elsewhere over the years.
Twilight Catch? Fishermen casting net at sealine near Negombo …. I was at the prow of a hired boat which had travelled along one of the canals towards the sea and took this snap as our boat landed on the beach
Lake Pichola in Udaipur, with its island and palace in distant foreground …. the photo taken wiht some aforethought from the rooftop arena of our guesthouse
Fort Jaiselmer from a top-floor balcony in the town lying below the fort
Abhayagiri Vihare at Anuradhapura circa 1969 with a local tourist enhancing the scenery … & ….
our remarkable Standard 8 jalopy encouraging Kim and Maya to ‘play’ for the camera …. at Augusta Hill, Peradeniya, c.1971
Shona and Kim at New Peradeniya railway station, c. 1972
Shona at a kasbah in Morocco, c. 2014(?) …..and at the pontoon hotel on the River Kwai in Thailand in the 1980s
an ‘island’ in Lake Minneriya in Minneriya National Park, 2020
a road north of Kandy in Lanka …. …………………… the “Girl’s Bathing Place off the Fort of Galle
……………. & a beachside restaurant scene south of Adelaide
an ancient wreck on the western coastal shore of Fraser Island
... with yours truly sneaking into the bowels of the WRECK to snap its prison-like features …. and then we see an optimistic cameraman seeking to capture something magical on the horizon at twilight ….
while Michael Roberts could ponder about the world’s problems in the company of a Kookaburra on his backgarden trellis fence in 2016
Thuppahi's Blog · This web site presents the interventions of MICHAEL ROBERTS in the public realm with reference to Sri Lankan political affairs. It will embrace the politics of cricket as well. ROBERTS was educated at St. Aloysius College in Galle and the universities of Peradeniya and Oxford. He taught History at Peradeniya University and Anthropology at Adelaide university. He is now retired and lives in Adelaide.