To me, the more color, the better
That is why I been enjoying the contest sponsored by Travel Supermarket called “Capture the Color”.
The idea is to choose five photos that capture the colors: Blue, Green, Red, White and Yellow. The prizes are super good (iPads for each color category and $3000 grand prize). So, a lot of travel bloggers are excited to participate.
I was nominated to participate in the content by Mary of The World is a Book. Thanks Mary for thinking of me!
Searching for my entries was complex and eye-opening. Complex because I have taken thousands of photos during my travels. It was hard to pick (maybe I have decision making problems). Eye-opening because I realized how much beauty I have captured with a lens. I was transported to places by looking at so many photos.
Here are my entries:
This was an easy choice. I knew my blue choice had to include a beach. I chose this pic of Arpoador Beach in Rio de Janeiro. The intense blue of the sea is accentuated by the sky in a lighter azure tone. The guy in the photo (with a blue board) adds scale to the moment captured by the camera.
I don’t know about you but this golden statue holding yellow flowers makes my imagination fly. Did its devotees choose the color of the flowers on purpose? How will the scene look when the flowers dry up? Many more questions raced thru my mind. The picture was taken in a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
I wanted to approach green in a different way. The shade of green in this parrot is unique to me. The color in the feathers glistened as the sun was hitting the bird. I felt like the parrot was aware of its beauty and tried to deviate the attention to her while we were sitting on a bench waiting for a tuk-tuk. It just couldn’t stop talking and saying hi to us. I believe her personality shows in the photo. The picture was taken at Macaw Mountain, Copan, Honduras.
Don’t tell me this white wolf does not grab your attention? He is whiter than a wedding dress. We saw this rare animal at Grousse Mountain, Vancouver. Before ascending to the highest part of this area, we checked the wolves’ habitat. They were taking a nap at that time. We returned after exploring the top. This time one of the white wolves was hanging around. He was far but we made use of our 20x lens and were able to get the picture.
I am a red averse person. This even shows in my photography. It was very difficult to find a picture centered on this color. I finally came upon this photo taken in Ensenada, Mexico. The red radishes look like candy. In the background, you can observe the massive column of pork meat stained in shadows of red by the adobo (seasoning).
Gina – One Day in a City
Scott – Quirky Travel Guy
Renee – A View to a Trill
Darryl – The World on Wheels
Alex – Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler
What is your favorite photo? Let me know in the comments section below.