First and foremost, thank you for a wonderful week. Your response has been fantastic. You’ve helped us choose 4 of our 5 entries for Capture the Colour 2013. Yesterday’s winner for the WHITE category is the Whitewashed Windmills of Oia, Santorini by a landslide.
And now we’re ready to wrap it up. (If you’re playing catch-up, check it out here.) Just one more color to go – YELLOW. Perhaps we’ve saved the best for last.
Thanks to you, on Saturday we’ll publish our official submission and you can see all 5 of your choices.
Please let us know in the Comments which YELLOW photo you think we should submit.
Again, Many Thanks,
Terri and James
1. The Buddhas of Dambulla
As an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists, the Cave Temples in Dambulla, Sri Lanka are an assault on the senses. Occupying five caves, the sheer number of statues, and the amount of artistic detail on the ceiling and walls is stunning. The poorly-lit caves didn’t provide ideal conditions for photographers, but what they lacked in light, they made up for with subject matter bathed in warm amber reflections.
Location: Dambulla, Sri Lanka
The Post: Dambulla’s Amazing Cave Temples
2. Athena’s Awesome Shield
In addition to being the patron goddess of Athens, Athena is famous as part of the tag-team in the Perseus/Medusa dust-up. In fact, Perseus was so pleased to have her help, that he awarded Athena the severed-head trophy after Medusa fell. The head and the famous battle are reproduced on the shield carried by the 42-foot Athena statue in the Parthenon Museum in Nashville, Tennessee. Clad in 8 pounds of gold leaf, the statue and shield have been extensively researched for historical accuracy, and both make a fun photo essay.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee USA
The Post: Athena: Music City’s Biggest Celebrity
3. The Hell Hunt
If you’re like us you may not speak Estonian. Consequently you may think that this handsome Tallinn pub with its mustard yellow exterior only attracts bikers and the leather crowd. Not true!
Translated into English, “Hell Hunt” means “Gentle Wolf.”
The Hell Hunt is a fun, unpretentious pub that caters to locals and expats, with the odd tourist sprinkled in. Patrons rave about the cheap beer and delicious food. But our favorite part is the “shoe tossing” – the pair of shoes hanging on the line. Just proof that teenagers all over the world think alike!
Location: Tallinn, Estonia
The Post: Tallinn’s Unique Medieval Ambience
PLEASE TELL US YOUR FAVORITE. MANY THANKS!