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Shiran Madhawa

Shiran Madhawa
Freestyle Landscape Photographer

Shiran Madhawa is a Sri Lankan free style photographer in the disguise of a logistics expert residing in Thailand. He unveils a variety of subjects in a fresh and unique perspective through the lens of his camera which is also a means of expressing his personal feelings.

Shiran’s spectacular photography experiment with a range of genres. He proclaims to be greatly influenced by the famous photographer Karl Taylor’s ethos that ‘variety is the spice of life’. From experimenting with portraiture, landscapes, cityscapes, fashion and architecture his personal relationship with his subjects creates a unique impact that transforms the art of standard photography into a uniquely expressive form.

His photography captures the essence and beauty of architecture with such brilliance that the bricks and wood window sills build up an epitome of serenity. Shiran bewitches the viewers of his photography with a power to see things differently and shows them intricate details that express emotion and depth.

He intertwines his imagination and creativity to reflect curiosity and relaxation through his photography. His photography does not necessarily influence people in any way, but consumes his viewers by wanderlust and the longing to escape into paradise.

He is a self-learnt photographer who hopes to capture and emphasize the realities of life and the value and beauty of nature as a whole. He incorporates a variety of perspectives and compositions into his photography. The challenging compositions, contrasting colors, shadow-detail, focal points and subject matter that he incorporates in his photography merge in order to dramatize the portrayal of his subjects.

The depth of wanderlust and nostalgia and its impact on humankind is made to contend with the graphically striking photographs Shiran captures. They speak a thousand words that can personally speak to the viewer through their own life experience.

Shiran likes to see things vividly, and strongly believes that colors enrich lives and create inquisitiveness. Through the color usage in his work he connotates the emotion and timelessness of the world around us.

Shiran Madhawa’s work explores the distance between nature and humanity, and tries to rebuild a bridge that can harmonize these aspects. It’s this longing for the continuation of this connection that allows his photography to celebrate life with a fresh and impressively unique flavor!

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  • Debate Among the Giants

    Debate Among the Giants


    This creation features a beautiful mountain range surrounded by lush greenery which has been captured in a bright and sunny day. The mighty mountains line up facing each other as though they were engaged in a heated debate while the massive trees seem to extend themselves higher to catch a glimpse of the action going on before them.

    The scene gets even more interesting as the beautiful blue sky in the backdrop features milky white clouds that seem to take sides as though they were keeping score for this public debate among the giants taking place in front of an eager audience.

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  • Light at the End of the T..

    Light at the End of the T..


    A tunnel is the symbol of the unknown which carefully conceals its contents from those who look from outside and invites those who are brave enough to explore what lies within. This creation depicts the adventure taken on by a group of travelers who were courageous enough to see what was within, but with such courage comes the need to see the light at the end of the tunnel which helps dissipate fear.

    As this creation radiates the hope the light at the end of a tunnel brings, it would be a perfect addition to your home or office to infuse the same hope to its surroundings as well.

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  • Rock of Ages

    Rock of Ages


    Stand firm over your adversaries like a rock over the wilderness. A beautiful view from over a rocky fortress to see over the wilderness and into the glazed blue sky. This exquisite scenery is captured in daylight using perfect white balance to maximize detail of the backdrop.

    The creator has selected a perfect angle that makes the viewer stare directly into the hope of the vast expansion of sky over the despair of foliage below using the rock as a fitting foreground to the frame. He has adjusted the light intake to perfection to bring forth a spark of sunlight through the trees and thereby adding splendor and more meaning to the scene.

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  • Delight



    Red sky in the morning is the shepherds warning, red sky in the evening is the shepherds delight! The blend of red, violet, amber and indigo enthroning a scenic silhouette of an ocean front captured in perfect light.

    The creator has drawn in the exact amount of natural light by setting the aperture to perfection and thereby enhancing an amazing spectrum of color against a darkened detail. The exquisite angle from which the shot has been taken compliments the scenic spread that exemplifies the beauty of nature.

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  • The Winning Point

    The Winning Point


    Anticipation is building, the beach is glistening, so much so that their reflection can be seen. They all watch as two players run towards the ball, each team hopes for their mate to kick the ball and take it towards the goal.

    The creator has seized a moment of great expectation among these young groups. The winner of this game is one we will not know, but for an instant the creator has built up expectation in all those who stop to look at this image, each will leave creating their own story of how the game ends…

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  • The Expanse

    The Expanse


    The vast expanse of the heavens above testify the complexity of the human spirit. This photograph perfectly captures the glory of the sky that commands the seas and land below. The clouds arranged in a manner that gives both depth and vastness of the firmament.

    The creator has taken this photograph from an angle that looks upward to the sky in awe, capturing the sea and land beneath it. He has mixed light and share perfectly to offer the land as a silhouette against the ocean and sky, thereby drawing the viewer to focus on the sky whilst offering the land as its backdrop.

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  • Tea Break

    Tea Break


    No matter what type of work you engage in it is always better to take a small break every now and recharge yourself with the energy to go on with your work for the rest of the day. What better way to refuel yourself than with a group of friends with whom you can crack a joke or two and enjoy some light hearted chit chat.

    As seen in this delightful creation, a group of farmers comes together during a tiresome day at the field, and enjoy a warm cup of tea as they chat amongst each other reminding us too about the need to take a break every now and then.

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  • Lost Hope

    Lost Hope


    The ground is hard and dry, the sky is clear, not a cloud in sight… a herd of goat walk in the scorching sun looking for food and water. Their skin pale and coats dirty. A man in deep thought walks alongside them without a second glance at this herd. He carries his own burdens, hopeless and withered are his spirit, just like his surroundings. A place of worship can be seen in the distance, old, ruined, but standing tall and in that expanse, there is greenery but from this point it seems out of reach! The creator has given the spectator an image to ponder on. Is there any hope at all?

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  • Fuming Ocean

    Fuming Ocean


    One cannot get enough of the amazing beauty Mother nature has surrounded us with, and the creator of this amazing work of art has searched the world to capture this perfect setting worthy of much praise. The beauty of a rocky shore is captured in this creation at sunset, which displays the way in which the waters bouncing off the massive rocks cause the appearance of fumes from the ocean.

    This creation would be a perfect way for you to bring the beauty of the ocean at sunset right into your living room and allow the onlooker to unwind while watching the sunset from these very shores.

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  • Breaking Dawn

    Breaking Dawn


    It’s a stunning sunrise, the world is just waking up… everything is brand new. The fisherman has set out with renewed hope this morning. He is engrossed on a good catch. With great might he slams the contraption into the water, the sound can almost be heard on this capture.

    He looks intently at the waters, patiently waiting for the gathering; he hopes it is fruitful. What he cannot see is the beauty behind him, the way the sunlight sparkles in the water as the mist breaks through, how the mountains will reveal their secrets as the day unfolds, the beauty we fail to admire.

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  • Treasure in the Mud

    Treasure in the Mud


    Here, the creator has set his eyes on a lush green paddy field under preparation for the harvesting season and draws our attention to a moment when two farmers and their faithful herd of cattle tend to the field digging through the mud as though they were trying to uncover a treasure hidden beneath the soil.

    The beauty of this creation lies not only in its scenic value, but also in its powerful message conveyed; that the treasure is in fact not hidden in the mud, but will rise from the mud in the form of a bountiful harvest brought about by hard work.

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  • The Twinkling Star

    The Twinkling Star


    Although twinkling stars are known to decorate the night skies, it seems the creator has been able to capture a star shine radiantly at daytime. Taking center stage in this amazing creation is a milky white Dagoba surrounded by ancient ruin structures, and outshining the brilliant white structure which is as white as the clouds seen on this beautiful sunny afternoon are the precious crystal placed at the apex of the stupa.

    Whether you are a lover of ancient history, or a collector of fine art, this creation will make a perfect addition to your collection as it is as rare as spotting a star shined brightly at daytime.

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  • A Solemn Promise

    A Solemn Promise


    We often need to remind yourselves that we must do everything in our power to protect what nature has freely gifted to us for our younger generation, but in this instance the creator draws our attention to a young child who has already taken it to heart to do everything he can to protect the environment.

    Hidden in this young child’s fixed gaze is a solemn promise to live a life protecting Mother Nature as an expression of gratitude for the priceless gifts we have been blessed with. With such a powerful message, this creation is most certainly worthy of a special place in any surrounding.

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  • Guided by the Dhamma

    Guided by the Dhamma


    Featured in this beautiful landscape creation is a Buddhist monk walking alone in quiet meditation along a pathway which has been captured by the creator from a distance. Through the careful positioning of his camera lens, the creator superimposes a majestic sacred Bo tree symbolizing the sacred teachings of the Dhamma which extends its branches across the boundaries of the creation as though it was guiding the monk through his journey ahead.

    As the viewer contemplates on this beautiful setting, this creation will remind the viewer to be guided by the powerful teachings of the Dhamma during all aspects of life.

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  • Eternity



    Life and death are but a transition from one dwelling to the next. A flower full in bloom stands amidst a graveyard. The orientation of the image is purposely in portrait to exaggerate the often-overwhelming existence of the reality of death. Although the tombstone appears to be a commanding presence over the flower, the creator has reduced the aperture to focus on the bright amber colored foliage and thereby personify his personal ideology with regards to eternity.

    The contrast of colors and smart use of aperture paints a beautiful picture of a flower that is almost shining like a spotlight through a darkened foreground representing how life always triumphs over death no what the outcome maybe.

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  • The Labor of Man and Beas..

    The Labor of Man and Beas..


    For many centuries man and beast have stood side by side as partners in labor. This caption depicts the sweat and toil of both species in depth of color combined with light and shade.

    The clarity of the features of the subjects is beautifully contrasted against a silhouette of a village landscape and a foreground of a dug-in pit. The photographer has beautifully captured both detail, abstract and emotion in a single click by perfectly adjusting ISO and white balance.

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  • Rays of Hope

    Rays of Hope


    The creator offers one of the finest examples of landscape photography through this amazing creation which captures a simple yet breathtakingly beautiful moment in nature. Set in a hilly region covered with lush greenery, the scene comes alive as the sun rises above the mountains spreading its warm rays to the surroundings that are awakened by this energy.

    This creation will be a perfect addition to any living space as its soft colors will blend well against any backdrop and will continue to spread the warmth and joy it brings as the warm sun rays spread hope out to its surrounding.

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  • Set for Island Hopping

    Set for Island Hopping


    Through this creation the creator takes the viewer to the live moment as a journey begins for a thrilling adventure of island hopping. While the boat engine fully powered up to take the boat to its destination may be the first thing you may notice, the viewer is invited to look beyond this mechanical monster towards the amazing groups of islands waiting to treat their visitors to thrilling adventures.

    Add this creation to any living space where you can sit back and enjoy the ride as you visualize yourself, a passenger of this boat, on route to an island full of fun and adventure.

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  • Sea Shells on the Sea Sho..

    Sea Shells on the Sea Sho..


    Sea shells are never empty, they are filled with many things; with sounds of crashing waves and songs that mermaids sing. Sea shells that spread over the shore front with the beauty of a blue raiment of the ocean and a commanding green cliff in the background display both serenity, beauty and the soothing mythology of the sea.

    The creator has skillfully focused on the shells and taken this photograph from ground level to reveal the myth behind the archives of the great ocean – the shells. The green cliff at the left of the frame has been accommodated into the story almost up to the middle of the scene, but not too far to lightly complement the blue splendor of backdrop.

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  • Actions speak Louder

    Actions speak Louder


    Actions do speak louder than words, and this creation is quite clear about the powerful message it gives out. In a world where we hear many speak of things of what should be done, a scene where two young children cart along sacks full of garbage left behind on these beautiful shores shouts out a powerful reminder that we must do everything in our control and beyond to protect our environment.

    Whether you are a passionate environmentalist, or lover of art which conveys powerful messages, this creation will be a perfect addition to your collection and also help spread this timely message.

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