Postcard from Bangkok
“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” ― Haruki Murakami
I arrived yesterday in Bangkok to a torrential downpour.
Sometimes things look more interesting when you can’t see them clearly – for example, when they are viewed through something else – be that water, plastic, netting or simply a dirty window. I liked what the rain on the window did to the view of the city at dusk, blurring and streaking the lights and emphasising the dark and sombre mood engendered by the weather and the fading light, giving an impressionist feel to the photograph. I’m pretty sure that the view without the rain on the window would have been considerably less interesting. Abstraction and interpretation are often more visually satisfying than a straightforward photographic facsimile.