Capture the Colour 2013

Capture the Colour Contest 2013I recently got word of the Capture the Colour competition being hosted by Travel Supermarket and after seeing so many beautiful posts by various travel bloggers, I am inspired and have decided to join in on the fun.

Capture the Colour is a contest for travel bloggers to publish a post with 5 pictures from their travels, each of which should best capture these 5 colours: Red, Blue, Green, Yellow and White. (Submission by October 9th)

I have been meaning to put this post up for about a week now, but was indecisive about the pictures as there were too many to choose from. And that dilemma just reminded me how blessed I am; to have seen so many colours, to have visited such incredible places, to have abundant beautiful memories and to have experienced countless precious moments.

So here we go; these are my 5 pictures for the contest:

RED

Red Tulips in the rain - Srinagar, Kashmir, IndiaOn a rainy evening in Srinagar, Kashmir, these gorgeous red tulips just popped and seemed to light up the gloomy weather. Somehow they exuded a certain strength and perseverance.

BLUE

Blue - Evil Eye Tree at Pigeon Valley - Cappadocia, TurkeyDuring my trip to Turkey last winter, I was drawn to this Evil Eye Tree overlooking the Pigeon Valley in Cappadocia. The blue evil eye charms that hang from this tree are believed to ward off bad luck, negative energy and evil.

GREEN

Green, Neretva River - Mostar, Bosnia and HerzegovinaI remember seeing a very pretty green lately; it was the Neretva River that flows under the Old Bridge (Stari Most) in the town of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

YELLOW

Yellow Shikara on Dal Lake - Srinagar, Kashmir, IndiaThis is a traditional Kashmiri boat called Shikara; the one in this picture is yellow. Taking a Shikara ride on the Dal Lake in Srinagar is one of the most special experiences one can have.

WHITE

White - Snow-covered Cappadocia, TurkeyProbably the most spectacular view I have ever seen was in Cappadocia, when I saw the whole town covered in snow. It looked like frosting on a cake; white as far as the eye could see.

I enjoyed putting this post together and hope I captured the colours well. Big thanks to Travel Supermarket for hosting this contest, which is a great opportunity and platform for us travel bloggers, new and experienced, to show and share our travel photographs. We also get to see lovely pictures from other travelers and read the interesting stories behind each picture as well. The prizes are just icing really!

The final part of the contest involves me nominating 5 other bloggers to participate, so here some of the people that I think should take part:

The Cultureur

For The Intolerants

Sihpromatum

A Taste of Travel

Suitcase Stories

Comments: 14

  1. Agness Oct 4 at 9:20 am Reply

    The blue color is definitely my favourite one. That’s such a lovely snapshot! Good luck and I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you :).

    • Nita Oct 4 at 3:15 pm Reply

      You are too kind Agness! Thank you so much :) Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous too.

  2. Nitu Oct 4 at 8:13 pm Reply

    All colors have been very beautifully captured but the blue is definitely the most interesting one – should be on a travel magazine. And the yellow is special as it makes memories of Kashmir come alive for me. Well done Nita – wishing you good luck!!

    • Nita Oct 4 at 9:16 pm Reply

      That’s so nice to hear :) Thanks Nitu, appreciate it! There should’ve been Orange too though 😉

  3. Amy Oct 5 at 2:52 am Reply

    Hey Nita! Great photos. It’s a tough choice, but I think my favorite is blue. There’s something hauntingly beautiful about it.

    • Nita Oct 5 at 3:20 am Reply

      Thanks Amy :) Glad you liked them! And that’s a great description, btw 😉

  4. Alyssa Oct 5 at 5:34 am Reply

    Blue and white are awesome, Nita! Good luck!

    Yours in Travel,

    Alyssa

    • Nita Oct 5 at 2:27 pm Reply

      Hey Alyssa! Appreciate it.. Thank you :)

  5. Lilian Oct 7 at 11:39 am Reply

    All your photos are great, but I love the blue photo the best! One of the best entries I’ve seen so far :)

    • Nita Oct 8 at 4:47 pm Reply

      Hi Lilian! Your comment just made my day 😉 Thanks so much!

  6. Charles McCool Oct 24 at 3:07 am Reply

    Wonderful entries.

    • Nita Oct 24 at 3:31 am Reply

      Thanks Charles! :)

  7. Jenny Jaunts Mar 11 at 8:12 pm Reply

    This may be an older post, but just had to say wow, great shots! When I was in Cappadocia it was boiling hot so this different perspective of the place is really neat to see and it seems just as magical to me. Also love the Mostar bridge, was one of the highlights of our time in the Balkans.

    • Nita Mar 12 at 4:18 am Reply

      Thanks, Jenny! Yeah, Cappadocia was like a dream. When I look back and think about it, I still can’t believe that spectacular scene was real. Mostar was interesting too. Glad to hear you liked the pictures :)

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