Reflecting on My first trip to India

A self portrait of Andrew Adams wearing a welcome floral garland, on his first visit to India. A Muslim Man Praying at Jama Masjid in Old Delhi. Photography by Andrew Adams An Indian Man wearing a turban takes a Sunset boat ride on the River Ganges Hindi Man with traditional Cloth poses for a photo in Varanasi. Andrew Adams Photography An Indian man wearing a grey uniform stands in a doorway at the Red fort in Delhi,India.  Photo: Andrew Adamsa Ceremonial fire on the Ganges river. 
With Women dressed in red Sarees.
Varanasi, India.
Photo: Andrew Adams Nuns gathered on Velenkanni beach, Tamil Nadu. India
Photo: Andrew Adams

Fourteen years ago this week I embarked on my first of many trips to India…That first journey made such a huge impact on my life and was the beginning of a huge shift in my thinking, the appreciation for the simple pleasures in life, and a heightened sense of compassion…Traveling in India is not easy as many say, but I would not trade the experience for anything.
Looking forward to my next adventure soon…

A New Perspective - Aerial Photography in Toronto

So it’s been over a year now since our world as we knew it changed. I returned from my trip to Sri Lanka last year, and have pretty much been in lockdown in Toronto ever since. It’s been a challenging time for all of us as we learn to adjust to this new normal.

I have dedicated my life to the Art of Photography, The adventure of Travel, and vibrance of South Asian Culture. Since I can remember I have had the urge to explore, around the corner or around the planet. But the last year I have found myself like many unable to travel so freely. I've spent a lot of time watching Travel photographers youtube channels, and have been inspired by the beautiful places, The breath taking landscapes, and most of all the incredible cinematography. So much so it has inspired me to get a drone, and embrace these new creative tools. It has awakened my creativity and inspired me to re-explore my surroundings here in Toronto with a fresh perspective, and a birds eye view. Since I was a child my urge to explore has also made me dream of flying…Now I can.

I got myself the DJI mini 2. It’s a great little drone for the newbies like me. Because of it’s light weight it allows you to avoid a lot of the hassles with the bigger drones, like registering and getting a license. It’s great for travel, yet still takes amazing images and video. Shooting in 4K and even Raw photos.

It has been a bit of a learning curve, but a lot of fun and keeping me busy learning aerial photography.

I’m looking forward to using this once I’m able to travel again.

Here are some of my fav images so far….

You can see the video’s on my new YouTube Channel.

And more of my recent work please follow me on Instagram.

Thanks for stopping by and take care and stay safe everyone…

Winter in Toronto - Aerial Photography shot with DJI Mini 2.

This is Sri Lanka

One year ago I was on an amazing Journey. My fourth visit to Sri Lanka.

with a Rich Culture, Unesco Heritage Sites, Super Friendly People, beautiful Nature, Tea estates, and Aundant Wildlife. Sri Lanka, the perfect holiday destination is open for Travel and tourism again in 2021

 Sri Lanka is truly the perfect destination for a Holiday. With beautiful, pristine beaches if you just want to chill, with stunning sunsets, and you will see something very unique to Sri Lanka, Stilt Fisherman.  

But if Culture is more your thing Sri Lanka also has an astonishing array of Historical places, several Unesco World Heritage sites, Ancient cities, Cave Temples. You can visit beautiful temples and learn about Buddhism, and Buddhist history in Sri Lanka.

The access to nature in Sri Lanka is superb, you can go from the city to a provincial park in a few short hours, where you can see wild elephants, Leopards, peacocks.

It is a nature lovers paradise. Tea Estates are a must see when you are in the Highlands in Nuwara Eliya and Ella.

Sri Lanka has a unique style and it is evident all over the island.

Buddhism has had a significant influence on Sri Lankan architecture, as it has been around since the third Century B.C.  Geoffrey Bawa gave rise to Sri Lanka’s unique style of Tropical Modernism.  You can see it all over the island. You can also visit  Lunuganga his former Country Heritage Estate in Bentota. It's a relaxing place with beautiful gardens and has been turned into a boutique guest house with just a few rooms. Operated by Teardrop Hotels.  I loved my time there.

I was so lucky to spend three months traveling there in 2020 and I can't wait to return again. 

Sri Lanka has just reopened again for Tourism and they are doing a fantastic job by implementing very strict health and safety measures.

You can learn more about it on the official website for Sri Lanka Tourism.

I will be sharing more images and stories from my trip soon.

You can also check out my Sri Lanka gallery.

Hope you are all keeping safe, and looking forward to a time when we can all travel safely again.