Eclipse by Andrew Paranavitana

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After three weeks of overcast days and rainy weather in Sri Lanka, we finally saw the sun. This was shot from the rooftop of our apartment in Dehiwela, Colombo.

I was amazed at the levels of clouds present as the sun made it’s way closer to the horizon. Thick black storm clouds formed as they came in from the ocean, while other clouds travelled around the setting sun.

I was awe struck, and partially blinded from shooting directly into the sun for 45 minutes. (Do not try this at home).

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Canon 50D
55 – 250, 58mm


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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

Recreating the world as we forgot it..

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  • vampvamp
    vampvampover 3 years ago

    frickin cool! :)

  • Thanks mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • EvaAn68
    EvaAn68over 3 years ago

    WOW Andrew!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!! I can feel the heat ;)

  • Thanks a lot Eva! Was pretty warm that night :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • heinrich
    heinrichover 3 years ago

    awesome…perfect shot!!

  • Thank you so much!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Anthony Mancuso
    Anthony Mancusoover 3 years ago

    very cool Parmi, awesome work

  • Thanks mate, still can’t believe I scored this one! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloover 3 years ago

    Wow this is a sensational shot Parmi!!

  • Thanks Ang! I still smile when I see what the clouds did that day :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • rodeorose
    rodeoroseover 3 years ago

    Holy Wow!

  • That’s a reaction and a half! Thanks heaps mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Lorraine Creagh
    Lorraine Creaghover 3 years ago

    I was thnking Wow when saw this. I’m not alone. Fabulous shot Andrew! Very much wow shot indeed.

  • I’m really happy to hear that mate! When I took these shots, I was hoping the feel of the sunset would come through in them. I’m so glad it has! Thanks so much Lorraine :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Fiona Kersey
    Fiona Kerseyover 3 years ago

    Now that is very cool Andrew!! Well worth not being able to see for 45 mins :)

  • Haha, should have seen me stumbling back in the dark! Someone needed to take pics of that for me.. Thanks a lot Fiona, this was definitely worth the effort :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    Yikes….retina burn but oh my what an outstanding image…the heat is palpable ..:O))

  • Thankfully they recovered.. so glad you can feel this one Arcadia, thanks heaps!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Merrilyn Hunt
    Merrilyn Huntover 3 years ago

    OMG! Love it, Andrew, just love it. Hope your sight was fully restored afterwards!

  • Thanks heaps mate! Took about two hours for the sun spots to totally vanish, bit scary for a while there. Well worth it though, was a magical experience.

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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