Photo Contest: Capture the Colour
There’s a new photo contest going on and I can’t resist joining in the fun. Sponsored by TravelSupermarket.com, there are some great prizes (iPads!) and the contest is being judged by some of my favorite bloggers and photographers. [insert blatant attempt to kiss up to the judges here]
The rules are pretty simple: post on your blog photos that fit the following themes: Red, Blue, White, Green and Yellow. Share your post via social media (see the rules below for details) and nominate five other bloggers to join in the fun. If you don’t have all five, post what you have. Easy!
Ken Kaminesky was kind enough to nominate me and is judging the Blue category. Daniel of Canvas of Light is in charge of Red, while Abi of Inside the Travel Lab will be looking over the Green entries. Dave and Deb of The Planet D are in charge of Yellow and Christine over at Almost Fearless will judge White.
They’re all good people. And great photographers, too, so I’m glad they’re judging and not competing.
The contest ends August 27th, and the winner of each color category will receive a new iPad. The overall winner will net a £2,000 travel budget from TravelSupermarket.com. You don’t have to be nominated to participate, so dig through those photos and get to blogging.
So without further ado, here’s my favorite colors.
It’s hard to take a bad photo on the Ganges River in Varanasi, India but this is one of my all-time favorites. I never saw the subject’s face –despite waiting 15 minutes for the shot– so I don’t even know if it was a man or a woman.
Whoever they were, they must have been deep in contemplation as they didn’t move the entire time despite an unending parade of people walking by.
Antigua, Guatemala is another shooter’s paradise with its weathered pastel walls and it’s inescapable sense of history. Its not uncommon to see old men like this carrying outrageous loads down the street using only a headband and a strong back. The strength and resolve of these lovely people is inspiring. (As an aside, I was once in a collectivo in Tula, Mexico when a similar-looking Mayan man accidentally ripped the sliding door off the van. The driver just sighed, shook his head and said “Mayan strength…”
Oh yeah — this guy is rockin’ an awesome hat as well.
My friends Mark and Sa asked me to photograph their traditional Thai wedding in Chiang Mai and I could not have been more happy to help out. Their outfits were stunning, the service was performed in both Thai and English and mood was relaxed and full of laughter. The reception after was a blast as well…. at least what I remember of it.
White strings were tied to the couple’s wrists by each guest and are traditionally worn for at least three days to bring luck to the marriage. For more photos and the rest of the story, click here.
This was a tough one for me, as I didn’t want to cheese out and feature a beach or water shot. This photo is from Kathmandu, Nepal and I’ve always loved it because it’s a reminder of just how much history is present in that city. It’s not unusual to find a statue like this on a street corner and later learn that it’s over 1,000 years old.
The rice fields outside Sapa, Vietnam are just just stunning and if you ever find yourself in that lovely mountain town, rent a scooter and head south just a few miles. You’ll find beautiful villages, hard-working people, mind-boggling vistas and endless waves of green.
So those are my best shots. You’ve got until August 27th, 2012 to show yours. Just don’t post anything too good — I really want a new iPad ;)
What do you have to do to join in the fun?
1. Publish a Capture the Colour blog post with images for all 5 colors if you have the images. If you don’t have all 5 colors, post images in the colors that you do have. Those who don’t have photos for all 5 colors will still be in with a chance of winning the category winner prizes but you won’t be in the running for the main prize. In your post, make sure to mention the TravelSupermarket Capture the Colour Competition page (http://www.travelsupermarket.com/capture-the-colour/) so that your readers know what Capture the Colour is.
2. Nominate and notify 5 other travel bloggers to take part in Capture the Colour at the end of your post to spread the word about the contest!
3. By 27th August 2012, let us know you’ve entered the competition by either posting a link to your blog post on Facebook mentioning Capture the Colour and tagging the TravelSupermarket.com Facebook page and/or by linking to your post via Twitter and including @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour. We’ll be monitoring both Facebook and Twitter closely so all entries will be recorded. For those who don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can email your entry to email@example.com, including your name, email address and phone number.
4. TravelSupermarket.com and the judges of the contest will share and retweet some of our favorite Capture the Colour posts throughout the competition so be sure to follow our Facebook and Twitter accounts closely!
5. Every Capture the Colour blog entry will be judged by our 5 judges with each judge selecting a color category winner to receive an iPad 3 or prize of similar value. The judges will then come together to select the overall winner of the £2,000 travel budget. For further information about the judging and the prizes see the Terms & Conditions by clicking the link below.
Each individual judge will select a winner from their colour category. All the judges together will select the Grand Prize winner.
If you want to know more about the contest or if you have any questions please get in touch via either Twitter (@travelsupermkt) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)