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Old 30-08-2010, 16:05   #1 (permalink)
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Wink hello from sunny Sri Lanka

sadly it's not that Sunny here these days. it's raining heavily these days. when I say raining, it's pretty much like someone's pouring water from above. okay enough about weather.

I'm Jayaruwan and I'm from Sri Lanka. I found this forum while I was looking for a Sri Lankan photography community. very unlikely to find one. you'll understand why once you get to know about the country. so I joined here

I've been interested in photography since I was a kid (still a kid, just depends on your view ). I was using a point and shoot camera until now but I'm getting my first DSLR in 2 days or so I've been reading a hell lot of things for the past few months. Then I thought actually getting involved in a community would benefit me more.

my dad was into photography back in 70's. he was a semi-pro. used pentax and minolta SLR's. they are no longer functioning went out of action even before I was born. although I did find an old Sunpack Auto Zoom 3000

and yeah, I know. I talk too much. sorry.

looking forward to meet all kinds of photographers from everywhere

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Welcome To Pixalo Jayaruwan

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Welcome To Pixalo Jayaruwan. It will be nice to see some images from your part of the world.
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Welcome To Pixalo Jayaruwan. It will be nice to see some images from your part of the world.
yeah I'm hoping to upload some as soon as I get a chance and of course the camera thank you for the welcome

I noticed you use Tamron lenses. how do you like them? I missed some great promotions on Canon lenses and now I cannot afford anything other than the KIT lens.

and I hope you don't mind me asking, have you seen any Sri Lankans around here? coz I'd love to meet some photographers in person to get some info about some stuff like where to buy accessories etc in Sri Lanka. DSLRs are not that popular around here. So gotta find a reliable place.
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and I hope you don't mind me asking, have you seen any Sri Lankans around here? coz I'd love to meet some photographers in person to get some info about some stuff like where to buy accessories etc in Sri Lanka. DSLRs are not that popular around here. So gotta find a reliable place.
Don't think I've seen anyone from Sri Lanka (maybe you have a chance to start something!) but there are several members not too far away in India. Yes, I know India is a big country! I think these members have the same issues as you in terms of access to places that sell photographic kit.
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Don't think I've seen anyone from Sri Lanka (maybe you have a chance to start something!) but there are several members not too far away in India. Yes, I know India is a big country! I think these members have the same issues as you in terms of access to places that sell photographic kit.
Not to mention they are insanely expensive. I bought my 500D for $699. I checked the prices here before I ordered it online. They asked for $1150 or $850 body only. So it seems like I'm gonna have to get everything online. Then again, places like amazon doesn't ship to Sri Lanka. Most of the sellers in ebay doesn't either. and there's this issue with paypal. It doesn't support Sri Lanka. So I'm trapped all around.

But I'm happy with what I have already. And it will take some time till I'll be able to afford some new lenses. So, it's all good. I have a loooooooooong way to go. So the KIT lens will provide me with enough experience.

I have already invited my cousin to this place he's also a photo enthusiast. I hope his dad won't shoot me for making him pay for a DSLR

I STILL talk too much!
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Hello Jayaruwan,

My wife an I were married in Sri Lanka in 1999. Beruwala. Do you know it?

I would love to see some of your pictures. I'll find a few from 1999 and post them.
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My wife an I were married in Sri Lanka in 1999. Beruwala. Do you know it?

I would love to see some of your pictures. I'll find a few from 1999 and post them.
wow that's amazing! I was 11 then lol

southern coast is beautiful. but I'm looking forward to go to the northern areas now that the war is over.

and yeah, I know Beruwala though I don't have any recent memories of the place, I'm pretty sure I've been there probably when I was a kid. did you have a chance to visit anywhere else?
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wow that's amazing! I was 11 then lol

southern coast is beautiful. but I'm looking forward to go to the northern areas now that the war is over.

and yeah, I know Beruwala though I don't have any recent memories of the place, I'm pretty sure I've been there probably when I was a kid. did you have a chance to visit anywhere else?
We flew into Colombo and travelled down to Beruwala. We only travelled locally because we had so much to arrange with our wedding. After 10-days we went on to the Maldives for our Honeymoon. We stayed at the Eden hotel which I understand was destroyed by the Tsunami in 2001 until it was rebuilt a few years ago.

I plan to take my wife back soon as a surprise, so don't mention it!
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We flew into Colombo and travelled down to Beruwala. We only travelled locally because we had so much to arrange with our wedding. After 10-days we went on to the Maldives for our Honeymoon. We stayed at the Eden hotel which I understand was destroyed by the Tsunami in 2001 until it was rebuilt a few years ago.

I plan to take my wife back soon as a surprise, so don't mention it!
ohh that's awesome! just make sure you let me know if you are planning to visit here again it's be awesome to meet some fellow photographers especially since I don't get to meet anyone from around where I live. besides, a local will always come in handy lol

btw, Tsunami was in 2004. I remember that well coz it was just after one of my exams and we were planning to go on a trip to the coastal side on 26th of December 2004, the exact date of Tsunami. But we didn't go on that trip for some reason. life indeed has a funny sense of humor.
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ohh that's awesome! just make sure you let me know if you are planning to visit here again it's be awesome to meet some fellow photographers especially since I don't get to meet anyone from around where I live. besides, a local will always come in handy lol

btw, Tsunami was in 2004. I remember that well coz it was just after one of my exams and we were planning to go on a trip to the coastal side on 26th of December 2004, the exact date of Tsunami. But we didn't go on that trip for some reason. life indeed has a funny sense of humor.
God yes sorry, 2004. My friend was sitting in an airport in the U.K. waiting to fly out to the Maldives when it happened and all flights were cancelled.
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