From time to time, I’ll exercise editorial jurisdiction and use Photo Friday for a common theme instead of a destination to mix things up a bit. And while I don’t usually participate in too many Internet contests or memes, TravelSupermarket’s Capture the Colour contest appealed to me because, well, I love photography and I love color. Just ask my former fashion magazine co-worker, Ryan, who used to call my sense of style “garish” for all the use of bright pops of pigment I employ. The same could be said for my photography.
I know it’s pretty expected to submit a sky photo for “blue,” but I just adore the deep blue hue of the sky that my wide angle lens allowed me to capture—and how tiny the camels look punctuating the landscape—in the Negev Desert without any need for post-processing.
My gorilla trek in Rwanda was one of my life’s greatest experiences. While I’d love to go back and do it all again with better equipment, I love how thriving and green the rainforest was there—we were traveling during the height of rainy season—and how the dappled light seeping through the trees illuminated this big guy as he was having a morning snack. It’s almost as if he were an angel with an aura of light surrounding him!
If you read my guest post on WordPress.com’s Weekly Photo Challenge, you know that SVV and I are fans of long exposure shots. While in South Africa last year, we took a weekend trip to West Coast National Park and Tsaarbank. I have never seen waves so strong, which resulted in ocean spray that shot into the air more than 20 feet. I love that we were able to capture that with a longer-than-average shutter speed.
Want to join in yourself? You don’t have to be nominated—just do the following:
To participate you have to be a blogger and submit a blog post with photos from your trips around the world that showcase the following colors: red, white, blue, green, yellow. Professional photographer and judge Ken Kaminesky posted some helpful guidelines here. In order to win the grand prize (£2,000 in travel funds), you have to post one for each color, but you can also enter to win the category-specific prizes (an iPad 3 or prize of similar value). The contest is hosted by TravelSupermarket.com and judged by fellow bloggers.
Be sure and nominate five other travel bloggers to take part in Capture the Colour. And by Aug. 27, 2012, alert TravelSupermarket that you’ve entered the competition by either posting a link to your blog post on Facebook mentioning Capture the Colour and tagging the TravelSupermarket.com Facebook page and/or by linking to your post via Twitter and including @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour.
Personally, I’d love to see the following bloggers participate:
Which of the above shots is your favorite?
Want a chance to travel in color FOR FREE? Don’t forget to enter my giveaway with Enrichment Voyages for a 25-day trip for two! No strings attached. All you have to do is comment and Tweet, and voila! You’re entered to win.