Last summer I found out about ‘Capture the Colour‘, a photo blogging contest organised by Travel Supermarket. The idea is simple: post 5 travel photo’s on your blog which best capture the colour of the five categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white. I loved the competition topic, but I didn’t have a blog at the time, so I missed my chance to participate. So you can imagine my joy when I found out that they launched a new edition of the contest this year.
Here are my entries:
Kids and their weapons. This picture was taken on a market in a village in Myanmar. I love this picture because of the different elements that you wouldn’t expect together: monk-child-gun (even if it’s just a toy).
Manual fishing women’s club. It took me a while to understand what these women were doing when I saw them wading deeper and deeper into the ocean, fully dressed. The were lightly tapping onto the water with their fingers all the while singing and laughing. That’s when I noticed the fine net one of them threw out once they had formed a circle around a school of small fish. Nungwi, Zanzibar.
Lost in water hyacinths. Looking out over a field of water hyacinth on a lake in Monywa, Myanmar I suddenly noticed something moving about. It wasn’t a huge snake of a lost duck like I had expected, but a half naked man looking for some protein for dinner.
The leather making process. When you wander the streets of Fez, Morocco, there is no way around it: you’re in the leather processing capital of the region. Behind every nook, you find a link of the processing chain. labourers warmly welcome you to snoop around their work pace. This photograph pictures the sheep skin drying after treatment.
Himalaya horse. During an overnight stop in Nepal, I found this horse grazing at the back of the shack where we were spending the night. It was only after a minute or two that the clouds revealed the dramatic backdrop. The man in the picture kindly pointed out: “You need to be on top op that mountain there tomorrow”. I didn’t want to think about that, I took a picture instead.
As part the of the contest, I would like to nominate the following bloggers to participate:
1. Oneika of Oneika the Traveller
2. Brenna of This battered Suitcase
3. Dana of Time Travel Plans
4. Tom of The Photography
5. Kim of Vrouw op Reis
Which photograph is your favourite?