Monday, 29 July 2013

What's The Story: Maldivian Storm


I love the idea of this new linky from Charly at PODcast.  I think a great photo is measured by the memories it evokes and I am excited to be able to share some of my personal favourites.

I thought for my first post I would delve back into the archives and bring out one from my honeymoon.  We went to the Maldives and as you can probably imagine, it isn't hard to take gorgeous paradise-esque photos when you are surrounded by crystal clear sea and white sandy beaches.  We came home with hundreds of those photos!

The one I chose though is actually one of my favourites from the holiday.  It is me, sitting on the beach watching the storm clouds roll in.  You can just about see them on the far left edge of the picture.  It was still ridiculously warm out and people were happily swimming and snorkelling and some were (like me) attempting to sunbathe.  

It didn't take long for the clouds to reach the island and when they arrived we had a fantastic tropical storm.  I love storms and it was one of the best I've been in.  Massive rolls of thunder and electric flashes of lightning.  It was utterly fascinating and completely terrifying in equal measure.

It's actually one of my best memories from the holiday too.  We spent the whole time sitting out on our verandah, a blanket across our legs, breathing in that lovely fresh smell that rain brings with it when it's warm, watching the lightning reflect off the sea and enjoying the stillness that came between each thunderclap.

Can you tell I really loved it?!?

This is a fantastic linky and if you want to see some of the other photo contributions, hop over to Charly's blog.

7 comments:

  1. This is an incredible photo Jess - it looks like the picture from a postcard! What wonderful memories :)

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  2. oh my that is just beautiful, the Maldives is such a lovely destination, I do love a good storm!

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  3. Wow what an incredible photo Jess and the story behind it. Totally what this Linky was created for. It looks absolutely stunning there, look at the colour of that sea!!! Suzanne's right, it looks like a postcard. Thank you for linking up with #whatsthestory

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  4. We went there for our honeymoon too and it was just amazing. We had a huge thunderstorm the day we arrived too (in July!) and it was meant to be like that all week but we got lucky with some sun for a few days. Love the photo. Brings back a lot of memories!

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  5. Thank you for taking me back to one of the most wonderful holidays I had! Loved my time in the Maldives #whatsthestory

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  6. Beautiful! We went to Malaysia on honeymoon, and you have reminded me of an amazing storm that we watched, drinking wine, sitting on our balcony in KL :) Stunning photo, paradise x

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  7. Looks like a really beautful place to watch a storm roll in. I love a good storm!

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