Let your Travel Photos Shine and Capture the Colour

As a travel photographer I spend a lot of time looking at travel photos. Not only my own but also those of other great photographers that I admire like Colby Brown, Timothy Allen and Gavin Gough.

Every time I go through my own travel photos I try to pick out themes that will interest our readers and offer something a little bit different. So when the new photo competition/initiative from TravelSupermarket called Capture the Colour came up I looked at it as the perfect opportunity to showcase some of my favourite photographs that I feel have ‘Captured the Colour’.

I am one of the Judges for the competition so I can't wait to see your amazing photographs and award you some amazing prizes.

Travel Photos – My Capture the Colour shots

When choosing my travel photos I tried to look for ones that didn't really scream those colours but used them effectively to bring the photo to life. Let me tell you, narrowing it down to just five was no easy task and the end results are completely different from what I had in mind originally. But finally I had to pick, and these are the five that I came up with that I believe capture the five colours of the competition (blue, red, yellow, green and white):


Blue Gondolas in Venice on the Canal

Blue Gondolas in Venice on the Canal

Venice is overflowing with Gondolas. The waterways may be crowded, but they still carry an air of romance and decadence. To ride through it's canals as a gondolier plays accordion or sings O Sole Mio is many a couple's dream. We however, loved capturing them parked early in the morning long before the chaos of the day ensued.


Red Flag while Sailing the Three Gorges in China

The Chinese Flag waves proudly while sailing the Three Gorges in China

The Three Gorges Dam Project is filled with controversy. Thousand year old villages were flooded and millions of people lost their homes. We don't know what the full consequences will be in the future, but when looking at this photograph it seems as if time has stood still and ancient traditions live on.


The Yellow roof of a church in San Cristobal Mexico

The subtle yellow in a Church roof in San Cristobal, Mexico

San Cristobal is located in the southern province of Chiapas, Mexico. For a small town, it boasts many churches and this shining dome of one of them.


The green door on ruins in the Dana Reserve of Jordan

The Green door jumps out at you in this photo from the Dana Reserve in Jordan

The Dana Village in Jordan is an ancient city that today runs ecotours and community projects. The Jordanian government They have offers grants to families of Dana to rebuild their crumbling stone homes and turn them into guesthouses and shops through the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature. Who knows, this house, may be a bed and breakfast in the near future.


White caps of Denali National Park mountain range Alaska

The white caps of the mountains in Denali National Park in Alaska shine brightly

The highest mountain in North America, Denala aka Mount McKinley is best seen by airplane. Flying over the mountain range in a small 1966 De Havilland Beaver was adventure travel at it's finest. It also allowed for outstanding travel photos that capture the rugged north of America's final frontier.

The Photography Contest

I am one of the Judges for the competition along with Ken Kaminesky, Christine Gilbert, Daniel Nahabedian, Abigail King and I can't wait to see your travel photos and award you some amazing prizes. For more details and to enter visit  Holidays Capture the Colour

So that does it. Those are the 5 Travel Photos that I thought Captured the Colour best throughout our travels. Now it is my privilege to nominate 5 other travel bloggers to take part in this amazing contest.

I nominate:

  • Laurence Norah: Finding the Universe
  • Christy Woodrow:  Ordinary Traveler
  • Jen Pollack Bianco: My Life's a Trip
  • JD Andrews: EarthXplorer
  • Troy Floyd: FoggOdyssey

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