This is my entry into the Capture the Colour Photo Contest host by Travel Supermarket. I’ve been nominated by James at Fly, Icarus, Fly, and Tony and Steph at 20 years Hence. The goal is to publish a photo that best represents each of the following colors: green, yellow, white, blue and red.
My friend, Autumn, and I were on the lookout for a moose during the three days we spent around Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. We were lucky to see a bear on our first morning while strolling down a curvy, two-lane highway, but thought our luck had run dry until we pulled into a mini-mart for a coffee pick me up and found this guy crossing the road in front of us. “Moose!” I shouted at the first sight of an animal larger than my car, but it wasn’t a moose. It was a bull elk, and we felt just as lucky to see him in such an unlikely place.
I spent a glorious two weeks on my favorite Thai island, Koh Kood, capturing a varied and beautiful sunset each night from a short stroll to the water’s edge from my small, bamboo hut. I particularly love the composition of this one, the dusk swimmers captured in the tree swing I sat on just hours before. The water was bathwater warm, even at this time of night, and this photo swings me back to paradise each time I look at it.
Just outside the Rajasthan town of Jaisalmer by camel back, our tour group stopped in this village for a quick break and to buy some dessert from the locals. I walked around with my camera, in awe of the mud huts, the handmade walls, the simplicity of life out here in the desert. This man in white never even looked my way, so used to tourists in his village he was, and I thought it the perfect time to snap him in his natural habitat.
Another shot from Koh Kood (I really couldn’t get enough of this island) is the fishing village on the north end I encountered by motorbike. From the highway lookout high above, the colors and clouds seemed to illuminate a dreamy feeling above the colorful, stick-built homes on the water.
I was fortunate to attend a wedding in Varanasi, India, where brides traditionally wear red sarees with gold jewelry. She was stunning in her garb, though uncomfortable I’m sure. Her hands were detailed in the most intricate henna pattern, her arms covered in gold bangles. Every inch was decorated and perfectly in place.
The deadline for this contest is tomorrow, October 9, but I’d like to nominate the following people to enter for a chance to win some great prizes: Kristian of Kristian Bertel Photography, Edna of Expat Edna, Nicole of Third Eye Mom, Karisa of Karisa Abroad, and Megan at Mapping Megan.
2013 Capture the Colour Photo Contest
Here are some amazing entries for the contest: