Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Prism in the Clouds

I saw this towering cloud when I was driving home from work one day quite sometime ago.

It's things like this that leaves me in awe of the grandiosity of nature, and how small we are in comparison.
Our worries are nothing compared to this. Our normal problems seem trivial.

And somewhere in the middle of this giant cloud, I caught a quick glimpse of colours.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Slit Clouds

Although this has got nothing to do with Christmas, Merry Christmas anyway!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Painting in the Clouds

If Forrest's ma saw this, she'd say "The sky is like an empty canvas. Ya never know what ya gonna git."

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Single Star

It's not every night you get to see something like this.

I think the star's not really a star. It's probably one of the planets in our solar system that happens to be visible at that point in its orbit.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Vertical Cloud

Here's a cloud that streches up the sky vertically. I found that pretty unique. 

This photo was taken quite a while ago, so don't go looking out the window & hoping to see it out there.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Moon in the Day

It's always interesting to be able to see the moon while still in the light of day. It always gives me that sense of awe at the vast expanse of space, and that strange likeness of being on another planet with a totally different set of day/night cycle.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Ride of the Valkyries

For some reasons, these clouds remind me of Wagners's The Ride of the Valkyries.

Onwards, always forward & upwards.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Moon Over Clouds

I took this with my new Canon 550D. Although it has a bit of noise but it's way more sensitive than my old 450D. This was basically a snapshot. The only thing I adjusted was the exposure level meter. I had to close it down a bit so that the moon doesn't bleed too much.

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Curry puffs.

Cream puffs.

Smoky puffs.

Puffs of all sorts.

Puffy AmiYumi

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just More Clouds

I couldn't find any captions to accompany these shots. I guess they're just clouds in their own interesting ways.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Painting in the Sky

One thing about clouds is that every morning that you wake up, you'd never get the same ones. They're like works of art, paintings in the sky.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Cloud Watching

Like me, some of you may have grown up in the era of wooden houses, built from the ground up by our forefathers. Normally these type of houses are surrounded by fruit trees, chickens & lots of green which make up a natural playground. As a kid, I used to play in this  kind of environment. So I loved playing with grass, stones, puddles, mud, building wooden bridges, dams & canals. It's a wonder why I didn't grow up an engineer. Maybe because I hated maths.

Anyway, that's not the direction of my story. One of my most memorable experiences include lying on the grass, cloud watching, guessing what imaginary shapes & animals might come up next in the bright blue sky. And that habit has stayed with me for most of my adult life.



Shark head chasing swimmer.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Up, Up & Beyond

I think this was at 42,000 feet above sea level & if I remember correctly, the temperature out there was about -42 degrees Celcius. Correct me if I'm wrong.

If I was a superhero out there, I'd be frozen dead immediately & fall down to earth like a hard frozen dead fish from the sky.

Look at how high I was above the clouds. I was flying at a level just below the deep dark space which was above me. There was not a single cloud in this zone. 

And then they came.

Sky crystals.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Clouds in Flight

I was glad I brought my camera with me that day. I was flying from KLIA en route to Taipei & the sun was out & it was a beautiful day to fly.

This part of the flight was the most exhilarating as the plane lifts itself out of the curtain of clouds & stayed well above everything else.
  Imagine Superman flying through those clouds, skimming over them like a stone over water.

Cotton candy. Puffy pillow. Softy toilet paper.

I'm not sure which part of the peninsula this was. Probably it had just entered into Kelantan or Terengganu PAS air space, or maybe it's still somewhere over Pahang.

Imagine if we were down there. We'd look up & the clouds were way up high above. Now this was way higher than those clouds.

"What a Feeling!" - Irene Cara from the 80s Solid Gold show.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Clouds Over Wings

Even though the film was released in 1953, I was lucky enough to have caught Disney's Peter Pan when it somehow played in a little town called Kuching in the 70s.

This was the film that inspired me to start looking up at the sky & dream of literally flying through the clouds like Wendy & the gang did.  

Well, the closest that I'd ever get to doing that would have to be in a plane. Peter Pan was just a figment of imagination. Pigs can't fly & that goes for humans as well. These shots were taken on a MAS flight from KLIA enroute to Taipei.

Below the clouds.

Through the clouds.

Above the clouds.
If you look carefully, you can still see the city/townscape below.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Clouds Over KLIA

I just came back from an amazing 6-day holiday trip to Taipei. The good thing was I got to sit by the window on the plane & got some pretty nifty shots of the clouds in the sky.

This was before the plane took off at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Accumulating Altocumulus Altostratus

Accumulating what?!!

It has been a very educational experience for me doing this blog on nothing but clouds. Sometimes it feels like I'm watching the Discovery Channel.

Now I think these are called the Altostratus.

And I think the Altostratus at the bottom is meeting some Altocumulus at the upper left hand corner. That is probably as interesting as watching paint dry on the wall.

This hobby is dangerous. I am in grave danger of becoming a meteorological geek.