I think I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in my life thinking about color. First I went to art school and spent years mixing the perfect shade, breaking it down into pieces and putting it on a chart — sometimes literally. Then I became an avid photographer and underwater videographer and chained myself to my computer trying to find the perfect color balance. And don’t even get me started on trying to find the right shade of blonde.
So I’m kind of excited about today’s post, my entry in Travel Supermarket’s Capture The Colour Photo Contest. I had fun going through my archives and picking out my entries, all while daydreaming about what I’d do with the amazing prize of an iPad (for category winners) or about $3,000 (overall prize). Some incredibly talented photographers have entered and I almost didn’t even bother, but then I gave myself one of those out-loud little pep talks that makes random passersby cross the street as you walk towards them — “You have to enter to win!!!”
Without further ado, my entries:
I snapped this photo before going for a horseback ride outside Reykjavik, Iceland. I wasn’t trying to be clever or creative… it was just one of those cases where the picture created itself.
It seems Iceland really inspired me! This photo is from my diving trip to Silfra. Never in my life have I seen visibility or vibrant color like this underwater.
Beautiful, beautiful Laos — I love the way this photo from my hot air balloon ride uses shadow to show several shades of green.
After coming up from a night dive in the Bahamas, I was struck by the surreal sight of black water and a yellow, dusky sky.
While on a roadtrip in the Snæfellsnes Pennisula in Iceland, I couldn’t stop screaming for the car to be pulled over so I could take pictures of horses. I was obsessed! These vibrant punksters are the coolest embodiment of red I’ve ever seen.
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I’m supposed to nominate five fellow bloggers but I fear I’ve left this so last minute that my nominations are kind of useless. However, I’m a crazy rule follower and afraid of getting disqualified so I’m re-nominating the people who nominated me. Judges have mercy.
Thanks to the following bloggers for their nominations!
And for my final “nomination,” my favorite entry so far!
Wish me luck!