8.25.2012

Capture the Colour

My buddy Lindsay over at My Life as a Foreigner thought that I would like to be a part of the Capture the Colour (hey that's how they spell it, so I am going to follow suit) contest. And she was right! She is a fun Canadian girl, living in Denmark, who loves to read and travel and take pictures. Plus she has a Danish boyfriend who let's her take pictures of him sleeping and post them on her blog. Who would NOT get along with her?

Except for the fact that by suggesting it to me, it caused me to have to go back and look at all of my photos in order to find the perfect one, I was very excited that she alerted me to this contest! If you know me, you know I have a lot of photos to go through! I didn't go through ALL of them, but I did find some fun submissions for the contest. Here they are! PS, whoever wins gets 2000 pounds to spend on travel! That's a ton of cash (get it? ton? I crack myself up)!! Wish me luck.

Here's the thing. At first I though I would just submit photos that I liked which were mainly of the color that they were looking for. This would mean I had tons of photos to pick for the blue category due to lots of photos of water and sky! But the judges didn't just want a mostly blue photo. Or a photo that everyone has already taken, like of a yellow flower. For example, the blue judge wanted "clever use of blue...your take on the word blue...a splash of blue that captures the attention of your viewer or any other interesting non obvious way of using blue..." This made it harder, as most of the judges noted the same thing. So, in case you were wondering why a certain photo isn't mainly X, that is why!

BLUE:
Venice, Italy
This shop full of color really caught my eye. I love rows, bins or buckets of things all lined up!




GREEN:
Gokyo, Nepal
If those clouds weren't there, you may be able to see Mt. Everest. The feeling at the tops of these mountains is indescribable. 



YELLOW:
Jodhpur, India
 This man in the Mehrangarh Fort with his white clothes and contrasting bright colored turban caught my eye.



WHITE:
Sao Luis, Brazil

This unexpected storm on an otherwise beautiful day kept us indoors for only a short while. 



RED:
Ushuaia, Argentina

Known as the "most southern city in the world", this place is cold even in the summer, but it's snow capped mountains, great hiking paths and beautiful vistas like this one are worth the long trip down there. Plus they have penguins.


You still have time to enter as well! I know some of you photo buffs may be interested: Jess, Nilsa, Kate, Jill, Raquelita?? Any takers?

What is your favorite color to take photos of? What color catches your eye the most in a photo? If  you look through your old photos, what do you have the most photos of?

9 comments:

  1. Your photos never cease to amaze me! It is part composition mixed with awe of the places you've traveled!!! I love finding pops of red...even weather red like a fishing buoy at the beach with all the tan sand.

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  2. I love this! I think the white one is my favorite, but I keep going back and forth because they're all great!

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  3. Your photos are amazing. I especially loved green and white:)

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  4. Oh cool! Those photos are so beautiful. I saw another blogger that did this and it was so fun to see her photos.

    You sure have seen some stunningly beautiful places!

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  5. What fantastic photos! And a great idea for a contest. My favourites are the Nepal and Brazil - just lovely :)

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  6. Wow, these are just gorgeous! You are talented, my friend. :)

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  7. Yay...I am so happy you entered the contest! Love, love, love all your pics! And thanks so much for all the sweet things you said about me in the first paragraph. You are too kind. I am so far behind on my blog reading, but I can't wait to catch up on more of what you have been doing. Happy long weekend!

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  8. Awwww! You called me a photo buff! That totally made my day

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