All right, 2 colors down and 3 to go for choosing our entries in Capture the Colour 2013. Yesterday’s votes are in and the winner for the GREEN category is A Green Bug Zapper! (If you’re playing catch-up, just check it out here.)
Today’s category is RED. Please let us know in the Comments which photo you think we should submit.
Terri and James
P.S. Tomorrow we’ll show you our WHITE choices.
1. I’ve Been to Heliconia … and Back
For my money, the Heliconia is one of the most colorful and appealing flowers in the world. A unique lobster-claw shape, and vivid red, yellow and green colors make it impossible to ignore. This beautiful specimen grew just off the front porch of our hotel room in Ubud, Bali, and was a constant reminder of the paradise surrounding us.
The Post: The Constant Gardener
2. A Golden Buddha Under the Sacred Red Ceiling
Colorful Buddhist temples abound in Bangkok, but even on this elevated scale, Wat Pho is a high-water mark for color. It’s home to a 150 foot-long reclining Buddha, as well as row after row of smaller golden Buddhas standing and sitting in meditation poses around the many courtyards. The appealing combination of red, black and gold in this photo provides a stark contrast, and is a magnet for the eyes and camera.
The Post: Wat Pho: A Mega Wat Day
3. The Bedouins: Heartbeat of Petra
On a frigid January morning in Jordan we made an Indiana-Jones-inspired dream come true. At dawn we walked and shivered awestruck through the Siq of Petra to gaze upon the ancient city carved in red sandstone.
While tourists jostled for prime camera angles, the Bedouin camel jockeys and carriage handlers clustered around one man. Wrapped in his distinctive red and white keffiyeh (known in Jordan as shemagh mhadab), worn by men of the area for centuries, they planned the day’s work.
The Post: The Bedouins: Heartbeat of Petra
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