Capture the Color Contest – Colors of Nature

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.

Green

Hiking in Ingmarsö, Sweden

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.

Blue

Glaciers in Argentina

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

Yellow Sunset in Thailand

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.

White

Sweet Chirimoya in Cuba

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.

Red

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:

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12 Responses to “Capture the Color Contest – Colors of Nature”

  1. EurotripTipsAugust 1, 2012 at 6:53 PM #

    I love love love the yellow shot :)

    • KatherinaAugust 2, 2012 at 10:11 PM #

      Thanks Marie! It’s one of my favorites too :)

  2. MonicaAugust 2, 2012 at 8:14 AM #

    Wow, this photos are all stunning. Usually there is one photo that stands out as a firm favourite but I love all of these! And I see you’re going to be at TBU :) Very excited to finally meet you there!

    • KatherinaAugust 2, 2012 at 10:13 PM #

      Thanks Monica! Yes, I’m so excited about TBU. I still need to sort out my holidays from work, but it should work out fine. I’m looking forward to meeting you there, too – it’ll be my first blogging conference!

  3. LindseyAugust 2, 2012 at 2:58 PM #

    Great shots! And thanks for the nomination :=)

    • KatherinaAugust 2, 2012 at 10:14 PM #

      Glad you liked them, Lindsey. I’m really looking forward to seeing yours!

  4. EricaAugust 3, 2012 at 11:29 AM #

    I love your take on this color contest. One needs to be nominated to enter, right?

    • KatherinaAugust 5, 2012 at 10:51 AM #

      Hi Erica! You don’t need to be nominated to enter… you can simply start your own selection :)

  5. ReaseAugust 4, 2012 at 4:20 AM #

    Gorgeous photos! I love your choice for white. Your blue glaciers are pretty incredible too!

    • KatherinaAugust 5, 2012 at 10:54 AM #

      Thanks Rease! This one is quite special for me – from this day on I became a chirimoya convert!

  6. ZhuAugust 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM #

    Hi Katherina,

    You can see my entry here: http://correresmidestino.com/capture-the-colour/! Thank you for “tagging” me, and good luck. Eh, we could use travel money, no? ;-)

  7. MichelAugust 30, 2012 at 6:31 PM #

    Tough to pick a favourite.

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