Local girls walk down a main street in Galle, Sri Lanka, Feb. 8, 2008. A surge in Tamil Tiger activity and civil unrest had left wild life parks and safaris were closed. However, the people inside the seaside town of Galle were moving about without expressing much worry. An overcast of poverty surrounded cost-effective solutions to every day situations. The area had been hit hard by the tragic December 2004 tsunami in the Indian Ocean. This dramatic film-like effect helps capture the city life by stripping off the bright, hard lights. That dreary economic overcast is represented by dark, cool colors and softened shapes.