We’re stoked to have been nominated by fellow travel writer and blogger Abigail King in a photography contest titled “Capture the Color”. Organized by Travel Supermarket, this competition requires each blogger to submit travel photos that capture different colors and they will be judged by some of my favorite travel photographers. The winner of each category will win an iPad3 each and an overall winner will also grab the prize of 2,000 British pounds (US$3,000).
Here are our entry photos for the contest:
While cruising in the Arctic last summer, I was surrounded by blue — blue icebergs, blue glaciers, and blue water. This photo was shot from the expedition cruise, when two fellow passagers ventured to the icy waters on a kayak. Even from our vessel, we could hear the sound of the glacier gently crackling in the background. [We used this photo as the first page cover of my Arctic feature in the first issue of WildJunket Magazine - needless to say, it's something quite special for me.]
For me, watching sunset along the Baobab Avenue in Madagascar was one of the most touching moments of my life. On our honeymoon last summer, we sat along the row of bizarre-looking baobab trees, and watched in silence as the giant orange yolk bathed the sandy-brown desert in a shade of red. This photo was captured by Alberto just before the sun disappeared behind the horizon, when it was still a ball of flaming vermillion.
On a sunny morning a few years back, we braved the chilly winds to catch the sun rise over the salt flats of Uyuni. We’d expected sunrise here to be a magical moment, but when the sun rose high above our heads and the salt flats sparkled and shimmered under the powerful sunshine., Uyuni never looked more impressive.
As one of our favorite countries, Myanmar is a place that still offers a tinge of authenticity in the much-trodden Southeast Asian trail. Looming over the skyline of Yangon is the Shwedagon Paya, also known as the Golden Pagoda. By day, the golden gilded pagoda and its surrounding shrines glitter even from the distance, but by night, it’s at its best. The pagoda lights up the entire city with its golden glow – a beautiful sight visible from almost anywhere in the city.
From the hilltop of Legazpi, we drank in a view of the eruptive Mount Mayon and the lush emerald green rice terraces that sprawled beneath our feet. This photo by Alberto is a good representation of the verdant greenery that’s ubiquitous in tropical Philippines.
How to Enter the Capture the Colour Competition
Simply post your best travel photos on your blog in any or all of the five colour categories (green, blue, red, white and yellow) link to the competition details and nominate five other bloggers. You then need to let Travel Supermarket know you’ve entered, which you can do by either Facebook, Twitter or email. Here are the full terms and conditions. The deadline is August 29th.
Here are the five bloggers we nominate:
- Candace Rardon – the Great Affair
- Erin Ridley – La Tortuga Viajera
- Iain Mallory – Mallory on Travel
- Tanya Procyshyn – Idreamofdurian
- Jeannie Mark – Nomadic Chick