After soul-searching and physically searching through hundreds of photos, I finally decided to enter the Capture the Color Contest. It was a daunting idea; there are so many talented photographers out there, and very few of my pictures immediately came to mind. But nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? So here are my choices for entry.
Contestants are encouraged to enter one photo in each of these color categories: red, yellow, blue, green, and white.
EAT YOUR GREENS
I took this picture in a hutong alley in Beijing, China. I was fascinated by all the vegetables they had strung on coat hangers to dry. I was en route to lunch in a family home in the hutong and wasn’t sure what to expect after seeing this. Not surprisingly, it turned out to be my best meal in China.
PAINT THE TOWN RED
I had a lot of pictures to choose from for red. I think I’m drawn to that color. But this one stood out for me because there is so much red in so many places in this scene. I remember sitting on the Square near the Eaton Centre in Toronto and thinking about how red it was. It’s why I took the picture in the first place, so I’m entering this.
I captured this picture at the Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah, Georgia. To me, Savannah is marble, wedding-cake icing, and blinding white sunshine. I feel like I captured it here.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think of blue is loyalty and my son. True blue. Both are represented here in this picture of Mac and his fellow airmen graduating from USAF Basic Training in San Antonio, Texas.
YELLOW-BELLIED TRAVELER ALERT
I was a nervous wreck when I traveled to Haiti; unsure of what to expect. But as we stepped off the plane and collected our bags, we were greeted by this festive band playing songs to welcome everyone to Haiti. The musicians were as sunny as their shirts, and I needed that.
Which of these do you think was the best color representation?
What fun! I like them all but for some reason I’m particularly drawn to the Green and the Yellow. Perhaps the Green because it’s an unexpected encounter with the color; one doesn’t expect to see hanging vegetables in an alley (or at least I don’t). And I like the angle of the photo.
I like the Yellow perhaps because Yellow in an airport, as your caption so accurately reflects, signifies fear and caution and here, it reflects happiness and welcome!
Thanks, letizia! I think I like the green best, too. It was such an exotic sight to see, which was exactly what I wanted to experience in China. The yellow-shirted band was a happy surprise. I’m glad I took their picture. It made for a fond memory.
Congrats on submitting this entry for this contest. I thought it to be quite fun and helped me enjoy my photos once more. I like the yellow one best. Good luck!
This is such a great idea for a panel of travel photos – good luck with the contest!
Thanks! I hope you enter, too.
I love the musicians. How fun that must have been!
It was! It was so unexpected. I thought I’d step off the plane and be overwhelmed by poverty immediately, but instead, a band was playing and the men were singing and laughing. It was wonderful.
What gorgeous shots! My favourite is the one with the flags 🙂
Thanks. Naturally, it has a lot of sentimental value to me.
What gorgeous shots! My favourite is the one with the flags
Eat Your Greens is awesome! It’s unique, the colors pop, and the various textures are just working.
Thank you! I really like that picture, too.
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I don’t know why, but I like the picture with the red most 🙂
Thanks! You’re the first person to pick that one. I like it, too.
Wow!These are all so lovely! Love the green and the blue in particular. Glad you decided to take part 🙂
Thank you! I am, too.
I like the red one. The bus adds the extra red 😉
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The green one is definitely my favorite! Wish I had gotten around to participating — glad you did!
Thanks. I really like that one, too. Glad I snapped the picture in the moment.
Nice collection of colors. I like the green and yellow as well. Thanks for visiting my blog.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
Thanks. I like those, too.