Skies are overcast, thunder rumbles and lightning crackles. Rain patters, then pours, drenching the landscape and bringing out its earthy, rain-soaked colours. Flowers bloom against the rain-spattered grass, birds court, winged termites take to the air. It's all too much to keep photographers locked up indoors. They emerge in droves and, with their smartphones, click away!
If you're an SLR buff snobbish about smartphone photography, it's time
to rethink. Smartphones have produced this collection of stunning images
and what you can do is only limited by your creativity.
So here they are. If you own a smartphone, download and use the Flickr smartphone app (available for Windows, Android and iOS) as you go out and shoot the glory of the monsoon while the skies are still dark.