As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I’ve been travelling a whole lot recently. Most of it has been of the hectically-working-while-being-severely jet-lagged variety, which leaves little room (or consciousness) for taking pictures.

On my last trip to Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) though, I was forced to slow down and take notice – by a massive but beautiful thunderstorm – and then, I had to take pictures. But it was one of those rare moments when I wasn’t carrying my camera, weighed down as I was by tonnes of paper and a laptop (sigh, work trips…and being tiny) and so I gave my iPhone and the Hipstamatic app a chance. The only credit I’ll take for these pictures is for that consciousness…and perhaps, the composition.

Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
It had been a while since I had seen a tropical thunderstorm in its full glory and power. The only rain I see in London is the feeble, unsure type, with a complete lack of self respect. You know, the deeply annoying type? Tropical rain is all powerful, seductive, all-consuming. It makes you stop and take note, awes you by its presence. It forces you to celebrate its beauty, its glory, even its destructiveness. Ah, I miss the Indian monsoon.
And so, I went to bed that night, tired, but strangely happy…and woke up the next morning to this stunning view.
Hipstamatised Kuala Lumpur
Who says you need a state of the art camera to capture the beauty you see?*.
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*Having said that though, I must confess and rather proudly announce that on the same trip, I became the owner of a new DSLR camera – my first. While the camera can no doubt do nice things, I’m busy figuring out what I can do with the camera. I’ll be back soon with my first results. :)

 

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