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Reflecting in Sri Lanka

By martynj  
Spent the last week on a volunteer post-Tsunami house building project in southern Sri Lanka. We were based pretty much directly on the beach which gave some spectacular sunsets.

Do you find the composition in this one a bit messy? Would you prefer the edges cropped further? Thanks for your comments.

Tags: Landscape and travel

Voters: pmscr, aitchbrown, bailey73 and 18 more


1 May 2006 3:32AM
Martyn, this is truly beautiful, almost a counter for the devastation.... how could such trauma come from such a place? Makes me think. Love the image, no crop. just as it is. beautiful....helen
bailey73 17 357
1 May 2006 3:33AM
Brilliant shot, personally, I think the composition is spot on, and the colours are fantastic.

Well done, great sunset.


PS, My wife has just seen this pic, and now wants to book a holiday there.
jan 1 16 12 Netherlands
1 May 2006 3:41AM
Very impressive photo.
I was in Hikaduwa, still dont know how bad it was there. Do you ?
martynj 17 21
1 May 2006 3:52AM
Jan, this was actually taken in Hikkaduwa - small world! 16 months after the tsunami, the Sri Lankan government has yet to hand out official compensation to many families, so those who can afford to rebuild their homes have done, but there are still many who are stuck in temporary accommodation. It's a really beautiful place though, and hopefully tourism will grow and boost local economies. The recent violence didn't effect this area at all.
1 May 2006 3:52AM
impressive - that`s adequate word, click

JouŠo 16 56 Finland
1 May 2006 3:58AM

Dek22 15 United Kingdom
1 May 2006 4:01AM
Nice reflections.
Looks like something from Miami Vice (if you can remember that far back !)
tigs 16 145 3 Netherlands
1 May 2006 4:39AM
Fantastic, love the colours and reflections - a very photogenic location - don't crop it!!
John_Horner 15 12 2 England
1 May 2006 5:26AM
Very impressive colours and reflections.
lilipolala 15 8 Northern Ireland
1 May 2006 6:08AM
Wouldn't touch this wonderful shot Martyn
Just stunning
Well captured
Miriam xx
crunchie 14 2 Scotland
1 May 2006 6:15AM
like this as it is. great colours and i like the variety of shapes and lines
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
1 May 2006 8:21AM
Superb reflection great composition
martynj 17 21
2 May 2006 2:09AM
Thanks very much to everyone who has commented - your thoughts are much appreciated.

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