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Capture the Colour

I bought my first and only SLR camera before we started our travels almost one year ago. It has become a delightful part of my life and something that I truly look forward to continue learning.

I am very excited to take part in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour Contest!

We were nominated by fellow bloggers and amazing photographers: Luis from Nomad Life , Harley from Harley Roxanne Photography and Satu from Destination Unknown, thank you guys!

The challenge consists of posting 5 favorite photos of our travels with each representing a particular color. A group of 5 remarkable travel photographers are designated to judge each color category.

Here are my winners! Let me know what you think!

BLUE

It wasn’t until the last day of our road trip through Salta, Argentina that we made it to Salinas Grandes. It was exactly seven months ago, but I still remember it like it was yesterday. The ominous storm clouds and flashes of lightning made an already fantastic scene even better. For a few moments, Adam walked off on his own and I got this shot. When he came back I asked him what was he thinking about, he looked so focused. He said “I was thinking of how lucky we are to be alive.”

 

WHITE

This is one of my most recent pictures from Chiang Mai. We were drinking a cup of coffee in front of the local market. I saw this old man relaxing in his tuk tuk. I kept glancing at him until he turned to look at me. Then I held up my camera and nodded with a smile and he responded the same way. I love Thailand for this very reason! And isn’t he awesome?! His vintage look, the way he was sitting comfortably and confident, his smile, he just seemed to be in the right place and so was I!

 

GREEN

I took this picture while we were traveling on a boat from Lombok to Flores, Indonesia. These are the guys from the crew in action. There are so many languages in Indonesia that according to one of the girls (she works in Indo and knows Balinese) they can barely communicate with each other.

They would switch between driving, napping and cooking. We, the passengers, would switch between reading, napping and eating! Our final goal was to see Komodo Dragons but along the way, we stopped to snorkel at the most beautiful virgin islands you can imagine. I will never forget this trip!

 

RED

We rented a motor-bike in southern Lombok to explore on our own. We stumbled across this little beach and walked along the sand having it almost all to ourselves. Near the end there were several fisherman and women going about their daily work and this little girl playing in the sand. After taking her photo I showed her the picture; she could not stop laughing and I couldn’t help but join in.

 

YELLOW

I have debated buying a tripod fearing that it would be too cumbersome to backpack with until I finally caved and bought one in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This photo came from my first night playing with it in Chinatown. I felt like a long exposure, right in the heart of the market might show how lively this place is at night.

 

I would love to see the following bloggers and photographers try their hand at the contest. I’m nominating:

Bucket & Brag

The Adventures of DR

Sarah Vercoei Images

Jessica Stanley

A Traveller’s Tale

 

Related posts:

Our favorite spots in Kuala Lumpur
A place like no other
Angkor Wat Avoiding the Crowds
Treating Ourselves in Ha Long Bay: Photo Essay
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  1. Pam August 25, 2012 Reply

    Blue is my favorite!
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  2. Wow. I don’t know which one of the shots I like the best! The blue one is definitely very intriguing but I love the movement in the yellow pic as well. These pictures make me want to go travel somewhere little more exotic than Scandinavia!! :)
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    • Pamela August 25, 2012 Reply

      Thank you Satu! We are lucky to be part of this world full of amazing places to go! Might as well take advantage of that :)

  3. Nicole Damiano August 25, 2012 Reply

    these are amazing! great stories and fantastic images to go along…..good luck in the contest! :)
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    • Pamela August 25, 2012 Reply

      Thank you Nicole! I enjoyed going around all the pictures and remembering every story :)

  4. Montserrat August 27, 2012 Reply

    Blue and withe it’s my favorite Pam! great the blue one! :)

    • Pamela August 28, 2012 Reply

      Thank you! I am glad you liked them, I think those are my favorites as well, although they all remind me of a special moment.

  5. Hi Pam, your photos are amazing and so are the narratives.
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    • Pamela August 28, 2012 Reply

      Thank you Marisol! I really appreciate your compliment. All those places are amazing!

  6. Jessie August 29, 2012 Reply

    Stunning photos, Pamela! I love them all!

    And thanks for nominating A Traveller’s Tale.Unfortunately, I didn’t catch this earlier so won’t make it to the deadline. I sincerely appreciate the nomination though.

    • Pamela August 29, 2012 Reply

      Thank you! I know, it was cutting close. Glad you stopped by :)

  7. EDGYMIX September 1, 2012 Reply

    woww…the first and last photos are amazing!!! I bought my first DSLR 9 months ago(for my Antarctica trip) and never regret it!! Sometimes you just need to have the best gear to make the best memories!!!
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