Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

If you ever visit the South East Asian pearl, the hills district is a place not to miss. The views are astonishing, climate is alway 10° to 20° all year around. 360 degree views all around.

Adam’s Peak (Sri Pada)

Adam’s peak (Sri Pada), Sri Lanka

This was taken from distance using 100-400mm lens Lumix G9, you maybe able to notice the temple on the top peak of the mountain, you might have to look closely.

I have climbed this peak only once, during the season large crowds climbs this mountain. When you start climbing around 6pm it will take till sunrise to get to the top due to the crowed, but once you get to the top, the views are breath taking. There is a sacred temple with Load Buddha’s footprint, which is covered and protected by the temple, where every Buddhist go to pay the respect and pray. It is in Buddhism know fact that Load Buddha has visited the top of this mountain 2500 years ago.

More information – Wikipedia extract – ‘Adam’s Peak is a 2,243 m (7,359 ft) tall conical mountain located in central Sri Lanka. It is well known for the Sri Pada, i.e., “sacred footprint”, a 1.8 m (5 ft 11 in) rock formation near the summit, which in Buddhist tradition is held to be the footprint of the Load Buddha, in Hindu tradition that of Shiva and in Islamic and Christian tradition that of Adam, or that of St. Thomas.’

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wider view, Adam’s peak (Sri Pada)

Airport Control Centre towers

Control Centre towers, Melbourne Airport

This was a hard and risky shot to take, as I only noticed the sign do not take photographs after taking the shot. Only reason prompt me to take this shot was due to the sun ray that was shining on the towers. this was taken at 400mm zoom hand held, full frame equivalent of 800mm. It’s definitely a keeper.