The Capture the Color Contest is organized by Travel Supermarket and requires each blogger to choose 5 photos representing each color. The winner of each color category will win an iPad, and the overall winner will take home 2,000 GBP.
Photographs have the ability not only to evoke lost memories but also to lit up new emotions in those who admire them. This is achieved by using different techniques, ranging from the angle to the positioning of the light and shadows. However, one of the simplest but very effective ways to raise a certain emotion in the spectator is by using a dominant color.
As we hiked in rainy Ingmarsö, Sweden, all I could think about is how incredibly green this little forrest was. By simply looking at this photograph, I can almost feel the cold and humidity. I remember walking and admiring the landscape, with no other sound than our boots sinking in mud and rain dripping on the trees’ leaves.
Glaciers are one of my favorite natural phenomenas. So ancient and seemingly static – and still so alive. When traveling through Patagonia, I learned that the intensity of the blue depends on how compact the ice is. When the ice is very compact, it will absorb all light colors except for the blue, which is the color that is transmitted instead. The photograph reminds me of how my heart starts racing each time I hear a crack.
Yellow was the most difficult category to choose for – it seems like I love taking yellow-colored pictures anywhere I go. I chose to go for the sunset in Thailand because, for me, it evokes the warmth and beauty of the country. That evening, I took over 50 shots – each of them reflecting an even darker and more dramatic shade.
When thinking of white, and mountain covered with snow is the first thing that popped into my mind. However, while browsing through my pictures, I came across this fruity shot I took last year in Cuba. I had been invited by work colleagues to celebrate the country’s richness in colors and tastes and immediately got captured by the sweetness of the chirimoya - A fruit that is said to taste like a combination of all tropical fruits in one and used to be reserved for royalty.
The beauty of tulips is that they come in so many shapes and colors – there’s practically a tulip specie for every person. The Tulip Festival in Morges exposed more than 300 species, out of which these fire tulips were among my favorites. While flowers are usually associated with purity and romance, this species is rebellious, naughty and passionate. If you ever wonder what gift you should give me – these tulips are the answer.
How to Enter the Contest
Choose your best travel pictures for any (or all) of the five color categories (green, blue, red, white and yellow) and post them on your blog, linking to the contest details and nominate 5 other bloggers to participate at the end of your post. Don’t forget to let Travel Supermarket know you’ve entered the competition via Twitter, Facebook or E-Mail.
The deadline is the 29th of August!
Here are my five nominees: