Lion's Rock

by Ante Badzim

Just when I thought the sunset colours and view could not get any better, the company of monks made for a perfect moment and capture.   — with  Moe Elrifai  in  Sigiriya, Sri Lanka .  
 Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f/2.8

Just when I thought the sunset colours and view could not get any better, the company of monks made for a perfect moment and capture. — with Moe Elrifai in Sigiriya, Sri Lanka.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f/2.8

by Ante Badzim

Generally if I am approached by a stranger I automatically assume they want something. It is easy to forget that when in another part of the world it could be different, or that back at home at the very least I need to remind myself to let people in, even if they aren’t familiar or make me uncomfortable. 

 Our new friend Ratna made us laugh and taught us that knowledge is the biggest gift you can share. Persistence even in the most awkward and challenging moments with strangers are the most fulfilling, I am glad we let this stranger in and we were lucky enough to learn about the history of  Sigiriya . 

  Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 25mm f/1.8

Generally if I am approached by a stranger I automatically assume they want something. It is easy to forget that when in another part of the world it could be different, or that back at home at the very least I need to remind myself to let people in, even if they aren’t familiar or make me uncomfortable.

Our new friend Ratna made us laugh and taught us that knowledge is the biggest gift you can share. Persistence even in the most awkward and challenging moments with strangers are the most fulfilling, I am glad we let this stranger in and we were lucky enough to learn about the history of Sigiriya.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 25mm f/1.8

by Ante Badzim

The sun had set and time got the better of us, my friend and I were the only ones remaining at the top of Sigiriya.  The last remaining moments of light we came across 4 monks that we had befriended earlier. There was a surreal moment makin g our way back down the 1202 steps in darkness, being guided by monks illuminating our path with the light from their mobiles.  Jumping fences and slightly disorientated we all made it safely to the bottom. We thanked our new friends and said goodbye smiling, one monk took a liking to my friend  Moe  and had even asked for his number .   
  
  The perfect ending to a perfect day.  
  
 

  Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8
The sun had set and time got the better of us, my friend and I were the only ones remaining at the top of Sigiriya.

The last remaining moments of light we came across 4 monks that we had befriended earlier. There was a surreal moment making our way back down the 1202 steps in darkness, being guided by monks illuminating our path with the light from their mobiles.

Jumping fences and slightly disorientated we all made it safely to the bottom. We thanked our new friends and said goodbye smiling, one monk took a liking to my friend Moe and had even asked for his number .
The perfect ending to a perfect day.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f2.8

by Ante Badzim

Lovers at Sigiriya, the Lion Rock.    Climbing Sigiriya in 40°C heat in the middle of the day was probably not the wisest decision, but once the 1202 steps were behind me it was all worthwhile. The sunset was magical and the energy unforgettable.  
  Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f/2.8

Lovers at Sigiriya, the Lion Rock.

Climbing Sigiriya in 40°C heat in the middle of the day was probably not the wisest decision, but once the 1202 steps were behind me it was all worthwhile. The sunset was magical and the energy unforgettable.

Olympus OM-D E-M1 + 12-40mm f/2.8