This post was an entry for a blogging contest. I was nominated by fellow travel blogger Candice from Candice Does The World to participate in the contest, and to pick 5 other bloggers to participate as well. The winner has long been chosen, and alas it was not I, but I still enjoyed participating. My original submission is below.
I don’t consider myself a master photographer, but I do like taking photos, and of course sharing them with others, so here are my five Capture The Colour photos.
In 2010 I went to New York City. It was my second trip there, but the first time I’d been there by myself. I missed going to the Bronx on my first trip, and this time I wanted to make sure I got there. The original plan was to go to Wave Hill, but I got a bit confused, and decided to try and find The Bronx Museum of The Arts (which I did, and it was one of the best parts of my trip). On the walk over I passed by this street art. I loved the bright colours, and how the blue in the word Bronx stands out against the grey wall.
I loved my time in New Orleans. The culture, the music, the food, the colours. I could have easily picked photos from New Orleans for all of these colour categories, but I decided to stick to just this one. I think the green and purple Mardis Gras decorations caught my eye at first, but I also loved the symmetry of the three green shutters against the yellow building, and the pop of green plants along the balcony railing.
I got to admit sunsets in the prairies are really nice, with a variety of colours blues and purples and oranges. But I’ve never seen a sunset as vibrant and yellow as I did when I was in Cancun last year. It was like fire on the sky. It was a warm night, the third one in Cancun, the smell of the ocean as I kept turning my gaze toward this sunset. Staring at the sun probably made me even blinder than I was before, but wow it was magnificent. Totally worth it.*
I quite liked Denver, a city I spent a few days in before and after the TBEX conference in Keystone. I got into the city and was a feeling a little lightheaded with altitude sickness, but I decided to walk down the 16th Mall. I saw some pianos in the centre pedestrian section, and I loved them. I used to play piano, and while I don’t play much anymore it has played an important role in shaping who I am. I love anything that involves music, and I love interactive public art, so seeing this colourful pianos filled me with glee. This piano, which was painted like a box of animal crackers (not shown the side painted with the nutritional information), was my favourite. The bright red colour and the whimsical design caught my eye from a block away.
This photo was taken coming back from a trip I took last month with my extended family. We were driving back from Kelowna and I got to drive through the Icefield Parkway (the scenic highway that runs from Banff to Jasper) for the first time ever. It doesn’t matter how many times I visit the Rockies (which isn’t often enough), every time I drive up, and I see those giant snowcapped peaks my heart stops. Sometimes I can take living in Alberta for granted. This moment was not one of them.
Now on to the nominations. In no particular order I nominate:
Which capture the colour photo do you like best?
*Please note: I do not recommend staring at the sun. This is one of those don’t do what I did do types of moments.