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Quest to Photograph Sunrise behind Sri Pada . Attempts since returning to Lanka 27 years since I saw it in 1978 February. 2006 March 5 th Flat-roof of 13 Vihara Road Mount Lavinia A colorful sunrise against the Sri Pada mountain range.

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Quest to photograph sunrise behind sri pada l.jpg

Quest to Photograph Sunrise behind Sri Pada

Attempts since returning to Lanka 27 years since I saw it in

1978 February.


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2006 March 5th Flat-roof of 13 Vihara Road Mount Lavinia

A colorful sunrise against the Sri Pada mountain range.


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The Mountain range just before sunrise on a clear morning in 2006 March


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No cloud cover around the Sri Pada peak.

2006 March 7th - Nugegoda


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Sun just visible. Sri Pada almost invisible


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Sri Pada gone from view as Sun rises


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Sun very bright. Clouds all in Foreground


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A beautiful Sunrise, but Sri Pada not in the picture.


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Sunrise 2006 March 15th

13, Vihara Road

Mount Lavinia

Sri Lanka

Thilina Heenatigala


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A crow dives at reflection of Sun on Camera lens ?


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Sun-Rise next to SriPada onSaturday 25th March 20066:48AM to 6:52AMArthur Clarke CenterMoratuwa

Photographed with Sony FDMavica 2.1M digital SLR Camera with 20x Zoom and SteadyShot . Hand Held.


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Sun-Rise behind Sri Pada onSaturday 25th March 20066:48AM to 6:52AMArthur Clarke CenterMoratuwa

Photographed with Sony FDMavica 2.1M digital SLR Camera with 20x Zoom and SteadyShot . Hand Held.


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A very cloudy sky towards the East on March 25th.


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Almost time of Sunrise and still nothing visible


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The First gimpse of the Sun. Very Faint


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Sunrise hardly visible to the naked eye


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As expected the Sun behind the peak of Sri Pada


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It would have been so nice if it was clear even like on 24th


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Difficult to point camera and get good focus on faint Sunrise


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Clicking away as fast as can. Hope Auto-focus is working


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I had to enhance the contrast to brighten up the Sun


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This is hardly worth while. But something better than nothing


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Two birds cross the line of sight


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Sri Pada barely visible as Sun rises above it


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Camera can hardly focus


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Gone. End of event. Better luck next year


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Sun-Rise behind SriPada onSaturday 17th March 20076:22AM to 6:24AM

13, Vihara Road, Mount Lavinia Sri Lanka

Photographed with Sony FDMavica

2.1M digital SLR Camera with 20x Zoom

and SteadyShot . Hand Held.


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Partial Eclipsed Sun-Rise near SriPada onMonday 19th March 20076:22AM to 6:24AM

13, Vihara Road, Mount Lavinia Sri Lanka

Photographed with Sony FDMavica

2.1M digital SLR Camera with 20x Zoom

and SteadyShot . Hand Held.


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Conditions ideal for Photographing Sunrise behind Sri Pada

  • No clouds in foreground which may rise as they are warmed by the rising Sun.

  • Some haze behind Sri Pada to act as a filter on bright Sunlight but leave it clearly visible.

  • Before Sunrise be at a location with a clear view of eastern horizon, correct for that day.

  • A Camera with at least 20X zoom, and a tripod.


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