Capture the Colour

Last week I spend full day for selecting 7 super shots and today I want to join another competition – Capture the Colour Photo Contest by TravelSupermarket.com. You need to publish photos that captures Blue, Green, Yellow, White or Red colours. But you can enter competition even if you don’t have photos for all 5 colours as each colour has it’s own judge and will be winner in each colour category. To win main prize you must publish photo for each colour. Category winner will get iPad 3 and overall winner will receive a £2,000 cash prize to spend on travelling. Entries must be submitted by 29th August 2012.

I suggest you to read judges’ thoughts before submitting your travel pictures:

Ken (blue): “I’d like to see some clever use of blue in a photo. While it is not obligatory, I’d like to get your take on the word blue, the colour blue, a splash of blue that captures the attention of the viewer or any other interesting non obvious way of using blue in a photo. Of course any of your favourite photos with blue in them will do just fine, but try to be original!”

Abi (green): “I’m looking for something unusual: an image from a place that makes me think of it in a whole new light. Show me something I’ve never seen before. Tell me about how the place relates to its people, their attitudes and their history. And make sure you had fun snapping it. Somehow, that always shows!”

Dave and Deb (yellow): “What I am looking for in the photos is a unique way for you to express the colours. Each colour should be an element of the photograph and not dominate the whole scene. I am looking for something beyond the clichés like a red sunset, blue sky or yellow flowers. For me originality will always take precedence over a pretty photograph.”

Christine (white): “I love photos that tell a story.  I want something that could have only been taken by you, in that moment, in that way.  I love it when a photo captures a place so well that even if I’ve been there before, I think to myself, wow, I have to go there.”

Daniel (red): “We see the world in beautiful colours, and in each photo, different colours compete to attract the eye. Colour in photography should be used not only to make an image pleasing, but to also direct the viewer to the main subject, grab his attention and tell a story. I especially like the use of complementary colours to create a harmonious balance in a shot.”

Here are my photos. Please click on image to see large picture.

BLUE

I love scuba diving and the first thing in mind about blue colour was water. It is such amazing feeling of freedom underwater with all fish around you.

Scuba diving at Great Barrier reef in Australia

Scuba diving at Great Barrier reef in Australia

GREEN

This photo is one of my favorite pictures from the trip to New Zealand. There is so much green colour in NZ. Especially on the west coast of South island because of rain. That part of New Zealand even has its own nick name – Wet Coast. I don’t think you need an explanation why it is called like that.

Rain forest at Fiordland in New Zealand

Rain forest at Fiordland in New Zealand

YELLOW

There is no much yellow in this photo, but that small yellow flower is so visible in the pink crowd. How did it get there? I never though the desert can be such colorfully beautiful. That is how looks Wadi Rum desert in Jordan in the spring.

Spring flowers at Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan

Spring flowers at Wadi Rum Desert in Jordan

WHITE

What can be white? Snow, sugar,  clouds…But in Australia it is sand. These curvy dunes are located on the border between South and Western Australia near Eucla village.

White dunes near Eucla on the border between South and Western Australia

White dunes near Eucla on the border between South and Western Australia

 

RED

This is one more picture from Australia. In most parts of Australia there is no 4 seasons and it is something special to see such colours there.

Autumn in Australia

Autumn in Australia

I hope you liked my pictures and I would like to nominate five other bloggers to join this contest:

Lila  from theconstanttourist.com
Nicole and Cameron from travelingcanucks.com
Michael from struxtravel.com
Linda from journeyjottings.com
Cathy from travelingwithsweeney.com

Hope to see your pictures soon :)

P.S. Important note: you don’t need to be nominated to participate in this contest.