Travelsupermarket.com is running a photo competition called Capture the Colour, where you pick five photographs that represent blue, green, yellow, white and red. I think it’s a pretty interesting idea, as using colour in an image is an essential part of travel photography. There’s a whopping first prize of 2000 pounds and iPads for category winners. You can enter the competition here. Here are my entries in the competition.
The above photograph was taken at the Chain Bridge in Budapest during the height of winter. The river was freezing then cracking during the day, allowing the ice floes to float downstream. Opened in 1849, The Chain Bridge is one of the most famous landmarks in Hungary. This was one of the last photos of the day, after tramping all over the bridge to the other side of the river. I wanted to capture the coldness of the day; temperatures in winter ranged between -20C to -10C. There’s a slight hint of yellow in the way the sun goes down behind the stone bridge.
My husband and I drove around the United States for three months. This photo was taken in Pocatello, a town on the way between Yosemite and Yellowstone. Our motel receptionist recommended we stop into The Green T for a steak, and we were welcomed by one of the friendliest waitresses we met in the States. The exterior had that classic Americana look, with the western sign and advertisements for Budweiser. An all American joint.
Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. These apartments were in Chinatown, layer upon layer of yellow lines, with the air conditioning units sticking out from the tiny windows. The air was humid with sweat in the middle of summer, everything breathed with the heat of the day.
In contrast to steamy Singapore, Salzburg in winter is particularly icy. It’s a beautiful city, famous for being the shooting location of the Sound of Music. This photo was taken from the fortress on top of the hill, looking out towards the mountains covered in snow. I liked the way the lines of the building bisect the mountains; Austrians have been living in harmony with their surroundings for hundreds of years.
Aix-en-Provence is an incredibly famous city in the history of art. Cezanne lived there, and many of the impressionist painters spent time in this city, located in the south of France. This photo was taken outside one of the cathedrals on the Cezanne trail, small metal markers that designate important places in Cezanne’s life and art. The scooter was conveniently sitting right next to this bold red door.
I nominate the following bloggers to give this competition a go!
Jason Teale at The Saijin
Caroline at Annyeonghaseo
Emily at Thoughts and Biro Sketches
Elyse at The Messenger
Jared at All or Nothing Traveler