As travel bloggers, photography is a fun hobby for us, and we do our best to include interesting shots that enhance our posts. Like all photographers, we have favorite photos, and it’s always nice to have an opportunity to show them off. And thanks to our across-the-pond blogging buddy Restless Jo, who has nominated us for the Capture The Colour 2013 photo blogging competition, we’ve been given the chance. We really appreciate Jo’s nomination, and after browsing through her beautiful, entertaining, and informative blog, you’ll see why we’re so flattered that she recommended us for the competition.
According to Travelsupermarket.com, the competition sponsor:
“The idea was simple, publish a blog post showcasing five of your favourite travel photographs which best capture the colour of our five categories: blue, green, red, white and yellow.”
This sounded straightforward to us, but we thought that it would be fun to get our readers involved in the choice. So over the next 5 days, we will be publishing a post with three of our favorite photos to represent each of the colors for the competition. And we hope that you’ll make a comment to let us know which photo in each post is your favorite. After the five finalists are determined, we’ll enter the competition.
So here goes. Today’s color is BLUE.
Thanks in advance for your involvement and feedback.
James & Terri
1.The Apothecary’s Bottle
The backdrop for this photo is the central town square in Tallinn, Estonia … a scenic location steeped in history. The spire in the photo sits atop the 13th Century Town Hall, and the bottle sits on a windowsill in a pharmacy that’s been open for business since the early 15th Century. When I took the shot, I was trying to be so artsy-fartsy, that I failed to notice that the aquamarine bottle was acting as a convex lens.
2. Am I Blue?
We were strolling New Orleans’ French Quarter on a rainy February afternoon – just days before the infamous “Super Gras” – the unprecedented nexus of Mardi Gras 2013 and Super Bowl XLVII. The weekend was a guaranteed mega-party, but that day everything was quiet.
We stumbled across the gallery of George Rodrique, the famous Cajun artist know for his creation of the signature Blue Dog series of paintings. It seems he had also created a Blue Woman. She looked so forlorn, sitting in the window amid the blue dogs, staring out at the rain and passing cars, waiting out the calm before the storm.
3. A Cigar By The Sea
Terri’s Granddad was a cigar smoker. In fact, it defined him.
So when we went to Gould’s Inlet on St. Simons Island, Georgia to see if we could spot some of the elusive mink scrambling on the rocks, a denim-clad man appeared who was a dead ringer for her long-departed Grandfather – complete with cigar! A seriously big cigar.
And her Grandpa was a dead ringer for Alfred Hitchcock … or Winston Churchill. Freaky!
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