Showing posts with label Kosgama. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kosgama. Show all posts

Monday, September 1, 2014

Flowers in a home garden, Kosgama, Sri Lanka.

Black colored flowers called 'Sinha mukha' - Lion's face or 'Yakhaa mala' - Devil's flower.

Orchids in bloom

A predator on a flower.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

'Magic Pinsala' - 'The magic brush', A Sinhalese Children's play.

I made this video from a performance at the Town Hall, Avissawella, Sri Lanka. The performance was by the children of Sumedha Vidyalaya, Kosgama. The title of the play was 'Magic Pinsala' -- 'The Magic Brush'.  It tells the story of a child having a magic brush which brings to life everything that she paints with it. A feudal Lord forces her to paint a mountain of gems.  The child paints an island with a mountain of gems. On request she paints a boat for the Lord to cross across the waters to reach the island of gems. While the Lord and his retinue are in the boat, the child paints a severe tempest. The cruel Lord and his accomplices drown when the boat buffeted by the storm, breaks up.  I filmed this from the front row with no floodlights. The camera was a Nikon D90 in video mode.