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

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

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.

YELLOW

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.

GREEN

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

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:

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46 Comments

  1. Jen Pollack Bianco

    I’m tremendously honored to be nominated, and with that set of images you’ve raised the bar! Please do not get hurt by those bulls in Pamplona although that would make for some great you’d get “red” shots!

    1. debndave Post author

      We love your photography Jen and you were a natural first choice. Your images in Egypt were inspiring. Good luck with the contest.

  2. Arti

    Very interesting! A wonderful contest and fun too. Let me see if I have conjured up something worthwhile during my numerous journeys!! Thanks for sharing this post:)

  3. Laurence

    Thanks for tagging me Dave – massively excited to take part! Although your anti-flower and sunset theme is causing me some serious yellow problems.. you may have to put up with a flower or sunset shot I’m afraid ;)

  4. Christy

    Thanks so much for nominating me! I really love your first shot of the Gondolas. I have a photo I took years ago in that same exact spot, except there were only 2 boats and your photo is much nicer!

    1. debndave Post author

      We were lucky to have so many of them lined up that morning. It just gave me the perfect setting. I’m really looking forward to seeing your photos. I love your stuff! Good luck:)

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    1. debndave Post author

      Beautiful photos Vi, sorry for the late response, we were tied up running with the Bulls in Spain. Did you make sure to do the proper entry on Travel Supermarket? Cheers and good luck!

    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks Vicky. Dana Nature Reserve was a pretty special place. I’m interested in seeing what it will be like in a few years as the buildings are turned into B&B’s and boutique shops. I think it’s going to be a nice change. Not many people live there anymore so to be able to make some money from their old dwellings will be a good thing as far as we understand.

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    1. debndave Post author

      Thanks Natalie! I Just took a look at your photos, they are awesome! Congratulations on a great entry. I’m not a judge (that would be Dave’s job) but I thought you nailed yellow, which I personally think is the most difficult colour to capture.

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      1. The Wonders Of Wandering

        I know… I was checking out each judges color as I chose my photos so I didn’t see yours when I picked it. The funny thing Is that I knew I wanted to use that photo for blue. Its one of my all time favorites from Italy. Oddly enough they are the same photo, and yet so different. Such a cool contest. I love that even non photographers can bring out some amazing photos. It is fun to come across everyones submissions on their pages too!

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  10. Steph - DiscoveringIce.com

    Hello Dave and Deb!

    I have a question which may seem a bit silly but I noticed almost all photo entries so far are landscape photographs (as in the aspect ratio)…is there anything against entering a portrait photo?

    Thank you in advance! :)
    Steph

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  13. murali

    I really like these beautiful pictures.These photos has SO much heavy cool atmosphere and the Water ways you put like Blue,Red are awesome….Thanks for sharing with us..

  14. fiabanrich

    Your capture of colour will need to appeal to five different judges, who all have their own tastes and interpretations of what they’re looking for in their particular choice of colour. You might want to find out more about what could appeal to them

    1. debndave Post author

      Great advice Fiabanrich. Unfortunately the contest is over now though and a winner has been chosen. You can find out on the Travel Supermarket website. Cheers.

  15. travel

    We all loved to click picture while moving around some beautiful place.thanks for sharing these pictures with all of us.

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  17. Ryan

    Stunning photos, love the green door. Just has a desolation and a power to it. Glad I got invited for this contest, it was super fun. (But wickedly hard to pick 5!)

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