The travel site Travel Supermarket is running a contest to ‘Capture the Colour’.
They say. ” a picture paints a thousand words. Well, rather than asking you to write a five thousand word blog post, we’re inviting you to produce a blog post with up to 5 photos that really do ‘Capture the Colour’… the 5 colours Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.”
I was nominated by “The Retiring Sort” to do this challenge which ends on August 29th. I have to nominate 5 other bloggers, and time is fast running out.
My blue photograph was taken in 2008, whilst on vacation on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas. This is the wooden dive jetty for the scuba diving boats, and as you can see, the brilliant blue water there is simply stunning.
My green photo, is taken from our Skyway cable car as we hung high above the Kuranda rainforest just outside Cairns. This Cableway spans 7.5 kms of pristine rainforest. It was the most awesome experience, to glide metres above the rainforest canopy before descending through the canopy layers and deep into the heart of the forest at Skyrail’s two mid-stations, where we were able to disembark and spend time examining the rain forest from below, on the walkways provided for this purpose.
My yellow photo is a section of the vaulted ceiling of “The Gallery of Maps” in the Vatican Museum, which we visited in October last year. The decorations on the vaulted ceiling are the work of a group of Mannerist artists including Cesare Nebbia and Girolamo Muziano. The visitors there seemed to spend more time looking up at the amazing ceiling, than they did examining the maps which lined the walls.
My favourite white photo is this one of Victoria Falls, taken on a visit in 2004. We flew up from Johannesburg South Africa, and spent a few days doing all the usual things, like white water rafting and elephant rides. Whilst the more dare devil members of my family were being scooted down the river in and out of their rubber dinghies, I was thrilled to experience my first ever helicopter ride above these magnificent falls.
Last but not least, is my red photo. I chose this for its “aaah” appeal. On our 2006 visit to the San Diego Seaworld, we were enchanted by the sight of this baby polar bear, fast asleep and snuggled up with his red plastic ‘comfort toy’.
My nominees for this challenge are as follows:
Good luck to you all if you take up the challenge. Sorry it’s such short notice.