The Night Set
These are a few photos from a family trip up North to Kalpitiya. There are a few beaches close to Colombo. Hikkaduwa is the most saturated and Unawatuna is getting there. Kalpitiya, however, is just as beautiful and almost entirely untapped. Every third house down Beach Access Road in Una is a guesthouse, but there are precious few in Kalpitiya. It’s also really difficult to find food. We ended up buying fresh fish and frying it ourselves. However, it does have the cached of being unsaturated. Hikka, in season, is pretty much like walking into White Horse (a Colombo teeny bopper bar). Una is a bit more like R&B. Kalpitiya is something new.
The set above is taken as it got dark and then in the dark. We built a fire out of a log to keep the ever-present mosquitoes at bay. My favorite shot is the one of my sisters/cousins/aunt where Eran got bored and started playing with a sparkler in the background. He comes out as some ethereal character while the rest are kinda in focus. There’s a lot of grain though, can’t use a 15 second shutter cause kids can’t stay still for more than, realistically, 2.
The Fish Set
This set is from a trip to the beach to look at a boat. The fishermen were bringing in a catch and cooking and eating it there. We had some. It was basically fish, salt, pepper, chillie and rice. Kinda OK, but tasted very good with a bit of fresh grated coconut. Apparently they only add that for the lunch meal tho, which I suppose is essentially the same. No idea about dinner. Probably fish and rice again.
The Etc Set
This is et cetera. We initially had rooms at this hotel called Taniya’s something, which was bad and unexceptional except for the great care they’d taken putting stupid, tacky statues every where. I’ve tried to document these monstrosities, and their genitalia. We ended up staying in a circuit bungalow just next to the lagoon. There was also a water tower where, once you hopped the gate, you could go up four stories to see the environs. There are some shots from up there as well.