OMG – I Won the Capture the Colour Photo Contest


OMG - I Won the Capture the Colour Photo Contest

I had hoped but never quite believed that I could win the big prize. But, somehow I have. Thank you to for sponsoring a great contest and to the 5 judges who worked so hard to pick a winner — they had a ton of entries.

Ken Kaminesky was kind enough to nominate me and judged the Blue category. Daniel of Canvas of Light was in charge of Red (and judged me worthy of a free iPad — see above), while Abi of Inside the Travel Lab took care of the Green entries. Dave and Deb of The Planet D were in charge of Yellow and Christine over at Almost Fearless judged White.

I’d like to offer a HUGE thanks to all of the judges, as well as the kind folks at TravelSupermarket. When you’re traveling on a tight budget, a £2,000 travel credit is an amazing gift. Thanks so much.

Link to my photos HERE:

Link to the contest: HERE

{ 42 comments… read them below or add one }

DebbZie October 10, 2012 at 12:24 pm

Congratulation !!! Your photos are gorgeous, deserve to be the winner :D


Cez (@CezKrol) October 10, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Hey Johnny,

Congratulations! You truly deserved the big price. What are your travel plans with the refuelled wallet?

Have fun,


wes October 19, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Not sure. Missing Asia and really want to see Burma before Starbucks finds it so it may be the other side of the world for me soon.


Maria October 10, 2012 at 6:06 pm

OMG are you ‘really’ surprised? *grin* Congrats!


wes October 11, 2012 at 3:12 pm

*Very* surprised. They had over 500 entries by the end.


Dyanne@TravelnLass October 10, 2012 at 10:14 pm

Nicely done! It’s one thing to come up with a single stunning entry – but all FIVE of yours are awesome!


logcabinsinwales October 11, 2012 at 8:41 am

Sometimes, it really pays off despite not having an aim to win the contest. I do love your extra ordinary and well-captured shot. Congratulations for your win!


Apple October 11, 2012 at 9:05 am

I’m so glad you won! All of your entries in the contest were amazing, but ever since I first saw your winning picture of that man sitting on a dock in the Ganges, I’d always thought it was really beautiful.

So, with £2000 added to your travel budget, does this mean you now have time to visit the Philippines? :)


wes October 11, 2012 at 3:11 pm

Philippines are definitely on the itinerary. I’m thinking of heading back to Asia this winter and catching up with friends in Thailand, then hopefully visiting Burma, the Philippines and Bali (but back to Chiang Mai in April for Songkran — greatest party on the planet). Central America is lovely but I’m ready for a change.


Apple October 13, 2012 at 3:17 am

Omg, really? Then I can’t wait to read about all the crazy situations you’ll get yourself into when you finally arrive here!

How long do you think you’ll be staying, and do you already have plans on where you’d like to go? If not, I’d love to make you an itinerary of our best tourist spots. But you can totally feel free to disregard the more unreasonable activities I’ll think up. :P

Also, to really make your plans of coming here irresistable, please read this very true and highly informative post featuring our current tourism campaign:
(And if that still hasn’t convinced you, then I honestly don’t know what will.)

Anyway, sorry if I seem a little pushy here, it’s just that you’re my favorite travel blogger (if you couldn’t already tell) and I’ve been dreaming for a long time to hear your take on the Philippines. I’m sure you’ll love it here, btw!


Karen October 11, 2012 at 10:13 am

Congratulations!! Seriously awesome!


Jeff Bell October 12, 2012 at 5:01 am

Congratulations! I looked at dozens of websites entered into the contest and I had a feeling you might win. I love your Ganges photo and the Guatemala photo as well.


Tom October 12, 2012 at 6:45 am

Awesome, well done Wes! Thoroughly deserved with that stunner tho!


Michael W. Travels October 12, 2012 at 6:47 am

That is an awesome photo! Congrats!


Pete October 13, 2012 at 10:41 pm

Congratulations! I’ve always loved that photo on the Ganges. I remember getting an email from Adobe with your pictures in it, had to be a couple years ago at this point. Think that’s how I originally found your site.


Maggie Summerhayes October 15, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Fantastic! So nice that you are getting credit for your wonderful photos.


Luxury October 16, 2012 at 1:21 am

Great post. Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing


Richard Crest October 17, 2012 at 3:43 am

Wow! amazing photo you truly deserve to win the big prize. Congratulations!


wes October 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm



Delia October 17, 2012 at 4:28 am

Wow, well done, that’s a fantastic accolade… but perhaps not surprising, I’ve been admiring your pics for a while now. Can we have a blog on how you will bspend the £2k?! Happy travels!


wes October 19, 2012 at 12:35 pm

Great idea! The truth, about 1/3 of it is going to a new laptop. Mine is 3+ years old and dying…


Brendon Of Nerd Travels October 18, 2012 at 9:28 pm

Grats. Well deserved amazing photo :)


Laura October 19, 2012 at 12:02 pm

I gotta say I love your site! I follow you on FB and you have the best stories/statuses. You get into some crazy funny shit haha. Keep it up! :)


Craig October 22, 2012 at 8:12 am

Hi Wes. It’s no surprise to me that you won the contest, that picture is beautiful! I swear it could be on one of those motivational posters. Have you ever thoughts about selling some of your photos as posters? You do amazing work


Kan October 24, 2012 at 4:14 am

Great photo! Congratulations on your win :) much deserved. Nat Geo next?


Toursdesport October 28, 2012 at 9:34 pm

Congratulations! You deserve it :D


Ashley of Ashley Abroad November 3, 2012 at 3:25 pm

I absolutely love this photo, you totally deserved to win! Enjoy the prize money :)


divert November 4, 2012 at 10:04 pm

A month long celebration??? Where are you. We miss you.


Lucy@Beach holiday rentals November 5, 2012 at 9:34 pm

That’s an amazing award. Congrats…….


Molly Nurse November 11, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Well done on the win, awesome photographs!


Red Hunt November 14, 2012 at 1:51 pm

A little late on the congrats, but well done and well deserved…your shots were superb. Spend the credit wisely ;)


blinkpack November 14, 2012 at 5:09 pm

Congratulations! You deserve to win. It’s a great set.


Izy Berry - The Wrong Way Home November 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm

Congratulations :) You have beautiful pictures. I also took part in this competition. Unfortunately, I was not so succesful as you were :) Your entry for red really looks great


Savannah Grace November 24, 2012 at 3:44 pm

Wow… incredible!!!


Savvy Scot November 25, 2012 at 3:28 pm

Absolutely stunning – Nice one dude!


Mebin December 3, 2012 at 5:26 am

Congarts Man, you really deserve it.. its an amazing photo


katie December 6, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Congrats! Great photo.


ambien October 18, 2013 at 7:41 pm

Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words inn your post sewm to be
running off the screen in Ie. I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I
figured I’d post to lett you know. Thee style and design look
great though! Hope you get the issue solved soon. Cheers


wes October 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Thanks for the heads-up. Tried it in 3 different browsers here and it worked fine :/


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omega 3 January 4, 2014 at 1:10 am

Heya! I realize this is kind of off-topic but I
needed to ask. Does running a well-established website
such as yours take a lot of work? I am brand new to operating a blog
but I do write in my diary on a daily basis.
I’d like to start a blog so I can share my own experience
and feelings online. Please let me know if you have any recommendations or tips for brand new
aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!


wes January 8, 2014 at 12:07 pm

It does take work, especially when starting out. I put in 60 hour weeks for the first year. Now it’s down to 40 or so. But it’s not a ‘vacation’ by any means.

Push social media hard — Facebook, Twitter and G+. Share others’ work and they’ll share yours. Don’t publish something just to make a date — if it isn’t the best you can do, sit on it and wait to get it right. It’s better to share nothing than something that you’re not proud of.

Best of luck :)