Photo Diary: Cameron Highlands 2014

Those who have known me for little over a while, will know that I was once upon a time ago totally crazy about photography. Almost-macro, nature-inspired photography, to be exact (seriously, I don't know what to call it). Not that I was any good at it though. It was just one of those things that sort of happened, when my dad got me a camera to use. It was an Olympus point and shoot and I brought it with me everywhere I went. I was converted and will always be an Olympus girl.

Now that I've found other areas of interest, I hardly venture into that territory anymore - mostly from lack of inspiration to do so. But once in a while, especially when I go on holiday, I suddenly want to exercise that part of the brain again (clearly, Kuala Lumpur, work and everyday life does nothing to arouse my senses in the photography department).

So a couple of weeks ago, I decided I needed a short break (I wrote about it HERE). Cameron Highlands never fails to get me going with my camera. It's sort of a thing I do when I go up there. Because I particularly enjoy taking photos of pretty insects, flowers and leaves, I'd usually make a trip up to the highest peak in the area in search of interesting subjects. Unfortunately, this time round, there weren't many to be found. The air was cold but dry and there was pollution everywhere. I suspect the excessive spraying of insecticide in the farms occupying the entire vicinity of the highlands is slowly killing off a lot of the natural fauna. It's getting seriously out of control and it's really sad (I wrote about it in the past HERE).

It's been many years since I've done this, since Xanga days can you imagine? I used to post all my insect and flower pictures up on my old blog (it was called Jillian Ate Me, don't ask me why! I actually just went to Google it, just to be sure you wouldn't be able to find it if you tried LOL. Oddly enough, there are other people who go by that name now!). Fortunately or unfortunately it's all gone now. Anyway here are a few of my favourites from this year's trip to Cameron Highlands. (:

I hope you have a pleasant Tuesday! Kisses!

All pictures were taken using the Nikon V1, 35mm f1.8 dx mounted on FT1 adapter.

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