Travel Supermarket is running a travel photography contest called Capture the Colour. I’ve been hearing about the contest online for several weeks now, and was lucky enough to be nominated by Ava Apollo. Thanks for the invite, Ava!
The idea behind this contest is to post up to five photos that Capture the Colour for Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. Make sure to include where your photo was taken and any other additional information that about that special moment when you snapped your photo. Each photo will be entered into a competition for prizes in it’s specific color category. Don’t forget to nominate five other bloggers to participate.
Here are my submissions. If you like them, please share my post on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
This one was by far the hardest decision I had to make. I have two blue submissions that are completely different and I love them equally. I’ve decided to use this image from Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen because I am a huge amusement park fan and it reminds me of my best friends Drew and Claire. We had just arrived at The Golden Tower and my friend Drew was ready to go nuts if he didn’t get to ride it. You can see him with two of my friends at the very top of the ride on the left hand side of the photo. They all screamed like babies when their seats dropped, but there’s no denying that they got the best view of the city that day.
If you’re interested in seeing my other blue image, please scroll to the bottom of my post.
This image was taken in front of the Hong Kong Space Museum in July 2011. We were on our way back to our hotel when the beautiful changing lights of the museum caught our attention. I am always looking for ways to photograph John and Caleb together, because we only have Caleb for two months out of the year. This was the very first photo I shot from that session and it happened just before they started posing for their pictures. John had just finished explaining to Caleb that he shouldn’t run in front of people and cut them off. Caleb was very obviously taking John’s lesson to heart. I think this is one of the sweetest photos I have of the two of them together. It’s a very honest and real moment, and I think it captures the father/son relationship beautifully. Follow the link above for some more images from that day.
I snapped this photo during a dance performance in Candidasa, Bali. This young woman was performing the Oleg Tamulilingan dance, a story that is inspired by two bumblebees playing in a garden. Here, she pauses for a moment to collect herself before moving on to the most difficult part of the dance. Balinese dance is one of my favorite art forms. The music, the fluid and rapid movements of each dance, their eyes and the colorful attire make it a performance that you won’t be able to take your eyes off of.
This was also a tough choice, but I finally decided to use this image of my friend Daena at her riverside wedding in Smithers, British Columbia. I’m not normally a photographer that uses a lot of post-processing, but I loved the look and feel of this photo so much that I can’t help but share it. It makes me smile every time I look at it. This image was taken just after the couple had completed their vows. Everyone was gathered around the bride to wish her well, but she took a step off to the side to give a special hug and kiss to little Julia.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea has never failed to impress me. It’s one of my favorite places in Seoul. I’ve been there to see the ceremony in almost every time of weather and I never get tired of it. I love the swirl of colors and sounds! My 5 NomineesHere are my five nominees for the Capture the Colour Photography Contest.
- Caroline Hosey of Adventures of the Seoul
- JoAnna Haugen of Kaleidoscopic Wandering
- Hogga of The Traveller World Guide
- Joshua Samuel Brown of Snarky Tofu
- Stephanie Long of The Wandering Dragon
Finally, I promised you that other BLUE photo, didn’t I? Well, here it is. I didn’t post this photo because it’s a standard shot of the Eiffel Tower at night. There are a thousand images of the Eiffel Tower, but I just love the color of the sky here.
Which BLUE image do you like best? Tivoli Gardens or the Eiffel Tower?