My ‘Capture the Colour’ photos

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:

photography of nia





Good luck to you all if you take up the challenge. Sorry it’s such short notice.

78 comments on “My ‘Capture the Colour’ photos

  1. They are all stunning photos, but the bear outshines them all. There is something so sweet and vulnerable in that scary polar bear. 🙂

    • Thanks very much, Cedric. There have been so many absolutely stunning photos entered, so we’ll just have to wait and see what the judges are looking for. 🙂

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this post. All five pictures captures each color. Great post. I absolutely loved the first two pictures. Those waters off the Bahamas are so great. It took me back to when I visited. But the one that really made me nostalgic was that Skyway Cable Car in Kuranda. I so enjoyed that ride and the views when I went back in 2007. The train ride was great. One of the best trips of my life. Thanks for taking me back 🙂

  3. Shoot! Ima have to include SD Seaworld as well. I was already planning on going there someday anyway.

    Love to choose the falls but that Yellow pic is flashy but overly fascinating!
    Always great entries and pictures, adin.

  4. The waters of San Salvador in calling me to jump into its waters. Beautiful images of a well celebrated travel. Thanks for sharing this amazing wonders with us.

  5. Hi AD
    What absolutely stunning photo’s! Lovely post as usual really enjoy them all. The photo of the water on San Salvador Island in the Bahamas is absolutely stunning! I also loved the Polar Bear! Keep up the wonderful posts!

  6. Lovely! That blue water actually hurts your eyes! Cute little bear, looks like you can hug her and cuddle her until she/mamma bear decides to maul you. Aaaaaaaaaaah…

    • Yes, you do need your sunglasses on to look at the blue photo, Marco. 🙂 You’re most probably right about the mamma bear. Don’t go there!! 🙂

      • I’m at crossroads: at this very point in time should I be the perfect gentleman (like I usually am) and insist on ladies first, or do I let my reckless nature take over and have fun biting the bear’s ankles while she is trying to rip my head off. Tricky, tricky, tricky…so it’s up to you…and while you decide let me check up on my lunch…freshly steamed beet, yay!

      • Okay fair enough – if there’s anything left, feed me to the fishies, okay? if your avo winks at you before you eat it, gently knock it on the side and it’ll be good to go. screaming apples, alas, are not my forte – unless you drown them is syrup and stick sticks into them

  7. Thanks adin (all this time I’ve never been sure if it’s OK to call you that?) this one was actually a lot of fun. The hardest part was simply narrowing down the choices. 😉

  8. WordPress needs a “Really Like”,those pics are beautiful (expected another “awesome,didn’t you? 😛 )!

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