Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest

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.  

Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen BLUE

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.

Father & Son, Hong Kong Space MuseumGREEN

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.

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Young Balinese Dancer in Candidasa, Bali, Indonesia YELLOW

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.

A Riverside Wedding in British Colombia, Canada WHITE

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.

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.

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Which BLUE image do you like best? Tivoli Gardens or the Eiffel Tower?

Eiffel Tower at Dusk


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Post Author: Carrie Kellenberger

I'm a chronically ill Canadian who has been living in Asia since 2003. I moved from China to Taiwan in 2006. I'm an experienced businesswoman and have worked in many leadership positions in Asia. In addition to my own work, I've been writing professionally about Asia, travel and health advocacy since 2007, providing regular content to publishing companies and travel publications in Asia and North America. I started writing about my health journey in 2009 after being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis. In 2014, I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and ME/CFS, which came with other massive health issues. These diagnoses were the start of my journey as a health advocate and patient leader. Since then, My Several Worlds has been recognized worldwide as a top site for AS, fibromyalgia, and chronic illness by WEGO Health and Healthline.

13 thoughts on “Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest

    Ava Apollo

    (August 1, 2012 - 11:33 pm)

    I knew I was nominating some tough competition! Green has to be my favorite!


      (September 3, 2012 - 4:07 am)


      Sorry for the late reply. I’ve been in Canada for the past month and had limited access to the Internet while I was there. Thanks again for the nomination and for your support!

    Iceland Holidays

    (August 3, 2012 - 8:10 am)

    The photography looks stunning. All the pictures looks wonderful. It seems that the pictures are taken by the professional photographer. One can get the clear idea about the place by just seeing the pictures.


    (August 3, 2012 - 11:09 am)

    Both of the blue photos are special in their own way. I love the angle of the Tivoli Gardens photo – makes the ride look more fun. And the strong blue color combined with the lights on the Eiffel Tower works very well.


      (September 3, 2012 - 4:08 am)

      Hi Erica,

      It’s good to hear from you! Thanks so much for your comments. I think the Tivoli Gardens one is my favorite, more because of the angle of the photo than anything else.


    (August 30, 2012 - 5:02 pm)

    Eiffel Tower; although I might have cropped it slightlyhigher to make it more graphic.


      (September 3, 2012 - 3:23 am)

      Thanks for your opinion and suggestion, Michel. Much appreciated!


    (September 4, 2012 - 3:27 am)

    Love the green picture. What a wonderful, special shot!


    (October 9, 2012 - 12:06 pm)

    I go for the RED! The picture of the Guard ceremony at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul, South Korea is very impressive. Seoul is one of my favorite city because of its Koreanovela and its food like the Kimchi.

    Holiday Blog

    (October 27, 2012 - 4:48 am)

    I like your entry picture in color green. It really tells a story! How were you able to have this amazing photo?


      (October 30, 2012 - 2:47 am)

      Hi Dianne,

      It was taken outside the Hong Kong Space Museum in front of its changing lights.

    Alex Smith

    (October 27, 2012 - 8:23 am)

    I would have to go for the green category picture. I am a sucker for pictures with an emotional story behind it.

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    (November 10, 2012 - 8:24 pm)

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