26 February 2011

First Rays of Sunlight

This picture was taken from Lower Ohiya. I had an interesting stay there for few days and managed to find out one of the shortest path to Horton Plains from A4 road via Udaveriya Estate.

You can check out more pictures of this journey thro' Anjana’s Blog.

To see more scenic images, explore this wonderful site - Scenic Sunday.


rainfield61 said...

You have made it on time to witness the beauty of sunrise.

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Betsy Banks Adams said...

Wow--what a fabulous sunrise... I thought you were hiking since you hadn't posted in awhile.... I'll check out the other photos.

Amaris in Wonderland said...

Wow! Yes, perfect timing! :)

The composition of this capture is impressive. I love the contrast of the looming ridge vs the clouds that seem to reaching towards the rising sun...

Janith said...

Love the picture and the Ohiya trip description, K. Hoping to see and hear more about it. :D

clo said...

a pure vision...wonderful K...

Magerata said...

Hi KP you manage to surprise us every time. What a beautiful work. Thank you. I went to the Horton Plains and I am certain, I took the road your friend Anjana posted a photo of. I like the Udaveriya Estate but it was enveloped in mist most of the time while we were there. I was also pleased to have found "Glasgow", "Glenanore", "Sandringham" and a few others, I liked the tea from Udaveriya the best.
Thank you again for the memories.

George said...

This is an absolutely gorgeous sunrise. You've captured it perfectly.

Shifan said...

It is a great shot. Rising sun feels me fresh.

James said...

Awesome nature shots Kirig.! Hope that's ok to call you. Lots of adventurous hiking and camping in Death Valley. If you're ever able to make it, I'll meet you there. We share the same infatuation with the outdoors, I'd be a blast man!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yes, we got up quite early to capture this.

Thanks :)

Actually I was kept out of hiking for some time due to work. That is why my frequency of posting has reduced last few months. Anyway won't be like this for long :)

We were infact staying in one side of a slope of the mountain and the sun was totally covered from the ridge. We saw the sunrays emanating from the east and it took more time to see the sun clearly above the ridge.

Thanks. I think you can check out Anjana's Blog for some exciting photos in the next few weeks.

Thanks a lot :)

I think you have gone to Udaveriya via Bambarakanda falls. That is the only road that goes up to Udaveriya. The road Anjana has shown ends in the mid way and next half you have to walk up the mountain. It was an interesting track for me as the foot path was not very clear and we had some anxious moments finding our way out in the mountains.
Yes Udaveriya Tea is great and you are sure to find some familiar British names found in the tea country of SL.

Thanks very much and glad you like it.

Thanks mate!

No problem, you can call me that way or just 'K' :)
I will surely contact you if I ever get a chance to visit the Death Valley. Thanks a lot.

Thanks all for your comments.

Anjana Gunawardena said...


I’m so glad that I witnessed this by my own eyes.

Thanks a lot for adding my link here. I’ll do my best not to disappoint you bro:D

Kirigalpoththa said...

It was a great spectacle. Wasn't it?
You are most welcome and waiting to see more from your camera!

Sankara Subramanian C said...

Brilliant capture! The first rays against the silhouetted trees and the clear cloudless sky looks awesome. Must have been amazing to see it in real.

betchai said...

it always is worth to wake up early for sunrise and start the day inspired, beautiful picture.

Dilsiri said...

hey, kirigalpiotha is now my fav hike. the bike trip down udaweriya etc was amazing - i did it again with my dad. will post some pics shortly.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Yep, it was a great scenery at the top and we could see miles and miles of perfect vista

Yes, especially if you are in countryside you should wake up with the sun.

Excellent! I saw some of your photos in fb. Glad your dad also could do it & he must be very happy.

Thanks all for your comments.

Linnea said...

What a different perspective of the sky and trees. It reminds me of the Sierra Mountains in California! Nice!

Magerata said...

Forgot to mention, I was extremely surprised to learn that you took this with a phone. I am truly humbled!

Frieda said...

That's beautiful! What a capture...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Good observation yes it is a Nokia 6120c :) My humble phone.

Thanks a lot :)

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amigo!
Um lindo dia!
Bom Carnaval!!!

Knatolee said...

Love this! Subtle yet dramatic.

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

Anyone feel worried in Sri Lanka about the Tsunami that may come from Japan?

Kirigalpoththa said...

Magia da Inês,
Muito obrigado :)

Glad you like it. Thanks very much :)

Kirigalpoththa said...

We are very much safe here. No worries here. How is NZ?

Joyful said...

It's beautiful.

B i r g i t t a said...


Kirigalpoththa said...

Joyful / Birgitta,
Thanks a lot :)

deen said...

Misty Mountain Lodge in Ohiya