#CTC13 Capture The Colour 2013

Five colours, five photos, that can’t be too difficult can it? Thanks to the talented Lani Cox, who kindly nominated me to participate in this devilish competition devised by Travel Supermarket, I’ve now discovered just how hard it is. The aim of this cool competition is to go through your travel photographs, (which most of us have far too many of), and pick five photographs in five colour categories: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and White.

Which is why I am now scrambling to get this up at about five minutes to deadline. Because searching for just the right photo can lead me off daydreaming for long periods of time. So lets just get on with it.

 Red – the monks of Mandalay

red - monks alms procession, mandalay, myanmar
red – monks alms procession, mandalay, myanmar


I am no stranger to a good monk photo, but normally the robes are various shades of saffron. In ancient Mandalay however the monks robes are generally a red wine colour. This photo was at an alms procession at a major monastery in Mandalay, Myanmar.

Yellow – enormous bunches of yellow flowers in the local markets of Mandalay

yellow - markets in Mandalay, Myanmar
yellow – markets in Mandalay, Myanmar

I really thought yellow was going to be my ‘hard’ colour. As it turned out, I was completely wrong, I found many more favourite yellow photos than any other colour. So many that I’ve included a little gallery of the runner-up’s at the bottom of this page. Keeping to the Mandalay theme here, these huge bunches of flowers were all destined for the receptions and dining rooms of the hotels in Mandalay.

 Green – the blue hole in Vanuatu

green - the blue hole, vanuatu
green – the blue hole, vanuatu

The blue hole on Espiritu Santo in Vanuatu is a glorious place to swim in deep clear blue waters. Except for the corner which is more shaded, and is all glorious greens in the water and the surrounding vegetation. It’s a beautiful spot to relax.

Blue – fins, togs and the sea

blue - at play on the Island of Rah, Vanuatu
blue – at play on the Island of Rah, Vanuatu

If you head to the very northern islands of Vanuatu, you can eventually find the tiny island of Rah. It’s warm blue waters, hospitable families and cheeky children will have you donning snorkel and fins to spend the day in the water as well.

White – girl in white in Mandalay, Myanmar

white - girl in white, mandalay, myanmar
white – girl in white, mandalay, myanmar

This young girl was a vision in white, including the complicated tanaka pattern on her cheeks. She was in the old teak palace grounds in Mandalay.


And some more yellow

I couldn’t narrow it down to only one yellow or green, so here’s a few more.

Now it’s my turn to nominate! And thanks again Lani for thinking of me. Unfortunately due to my very late attempt to get this finished, I doubt I have given my nominees any time left to enter the comp, but its such a fun post to do, I hope they will give it a go anyway!

Melissa at Mellovestravels
Laura at Little Travel Bee
Terri at Black Chick on Tour
Emily-Ann at The Grown Up Gap year
Mike and Linda at Moving Sushi

>>>> the rules:

To enter is simple, you write a post with your five best photos from these color categories: RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW and WHITE. Be sure to nominate five other bloggers and tweet it with the hashtag #CTC13.

There will be a winner from each color category who will get: an 128GB iPad, a Fuji camera or £750 worth of Arc’teryx clothing and equipment (you choose). Then from the five winners, an overall winner will be chosen to win: £3,000 travel fund (worth about $4633 USD).

For the full contest rules go here.

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