Travel Supermarket is hosting its Capture the Colour photography contest, and My Super Space nominated me to participate! Thanks, My Super Space!

According to the contest website, bloggers are requested to “publish a blog post showcasing five of your favourite travel photographs which best capture the colour of our five categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white.” The deadline is tomorrow! October 9th!

Participants are also asked to nominate five fellow bloggers to participate. I nominate the following bloggers (sorry for the short notice!), whose photography is continually inspiring and always in the spirit of seeing the beauty in the world:

AngelineM

Wind Against Current

Gallivance

LonelyTravelog

Travels and Trifles

Lastly, here are my own photos for each colour category. Enjoy, and good luck to everyone entering the contest!

RED

It was my first day in Hong Kong. I knelt down like everyone else, concentrated on a question and shook this cup of Kau Cim sticks until three popped out onto the ground. I noted their numbers and chose a “fortune teller” from the many stalls at the temple. He evaluated the numbers and told me I would have terrible luck in the coming year. He was right — he charged me $40.

Kau Cim in Hong Kong

BLUE

The Flower Hmong of northern Vietnam dress in exquisitely detailed garments, with color from head to toe. Exploring the Bac Ha market on a Sunday morning is a sight to behold, as these women gather, shop and enjoy the company of one another.

Bac Ha Market

GREEN

Walking through downtown Yangon, a hole in a fence revealed a hidden side of some inner city dwellings — run down and dirty, with a little dash of green to brighten up the view of Burma.

Green in Yangon

YELLOW

It was the final day of the 2009 Tour de France. My husband and I had followed the race through the Alps, around Lake Annecy and into Paris. When the race was finished, we meandered away from the Champs-Élysées and found ourselves under the Eiffel Tower at dusk. I crouched down as low as I could, aimed the camera up and captured the tower’s glow against the cobalt blue sky.

The Eiffel Tower at Dusk

WHITE

Summer in the Sierra! On the east shore of Lake Tahoe, I looked up from the sandy beach at my feet. A man stood on the rocks in silhouette, the white light of the afternoon sun like diamonds across the water.

Light at Lake Tahoe

22 comments

  1. Great entries! And thanks for the nomination….made it in by the skin of my teeth 🙂
    I tweeted Travel Supermarket about having to nominate 5 bloggers with just one day to go, and they said to go ahead as is….Phew!
    Good luck!

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    1. Thanks Terri and James! Wasn’t it a fun photo contest to participate in? Your entries are gorgeous as well! Love your entry for blue, and that only later did you notice the image in the bottle. You might have a winner there! Great to be following along with you in Poland. I’ve never been, but hopefully someday I’ll go. Enjoy, and keep up the fantastic travel writing! Cheers! Kelly P.S. Terri – I think you asked me a while ago where we stayed in Bali recently? I’ll send you the link to photos of the villa in case you go again someday.

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  2. Kelly Girl…You did it again! Really like the “green” pic…kind of shy, yet bold. Kind of like me standing on that rock at Tahoe!….love you..POP

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