I was nominated a while ago by James from Plus Ultra and Jennifer from My Sardinian Life for the Capture the Colour photo competition run by TravelSupermarket.com. The rules entail that I publish a post with five original shots from my travels, each one representing the colours blue, green, yellow, white and red. I then need to tag five other bloggers and link back to TravelSupermarket on Facebook or Twitter (with the tags @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour).
So here are the snapshots of my world in five colours:
BLUE: PAMMUKALE, TURKEY
The contrast of the dazzling white travertine terraces with these deep turquoise thermal pools is nothing short of breathtaking. The ‘Pammukale’ or ‘cotton castles’ are formed by deposits of carbonate minerals from the hot springs reputed to have therapeutic properties.
RED: WADI RUM, JORDAN
A camel crossing!! We came upon this sign on the desert highway leading from Wadi Rum to Amman and just HAD to stop for photos.
YELLOW: HANGZHOU, CHINA
Can you separate teenagers from their mobile phones? I guess not…not even these pious monks oblivious to the hordes of tourists in the Lingyin temple 🙂 The light in this intimate scene grabbed my attention.
WHITE: EDFU. EGYPT
It was sweltering outside in the midday heat, yet we lingered hoping for a clear shot once the large tour group ahead of us entered the temple. The Egyptian man suddenly walked into the frame, his white turban in stark contrast against the earthy tones!
GREEN: MACHU PICCHU, PERU
What can I say about this tranquil scene of grazing llamas in the magical ruins of the Inca citadel? We were delighted that the terraces were still green in mid October.
This challenge is open to everyone – you don’t need to be nominated to take part. The deadline for submitting your entry is August 29th.
If you don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account simply email your entry to capturethecolour[at]travelsupermarket.com, complete with your name, address and phone number.
Good luck to evryone taking part in this challenge!
138 thoughts on “My World In Five Colours”
Thank you Mehmudah 🙂
you’ve made so wonderful journeys, Madhu!
Yes and I am thankful! And hope for more before I die 😀 Thanks Frizz
Thank you! You have a lovely blog too! Delighted to make your acquaintance 🙂
gorgeous photos! You should’ve gone to NW Australia for the red though – you can get all 5 primary colours in a single day in Spring in the Pilbara & Kimberly 🙂 Brilliant bue sky, red pondan, green grasses, yellow wildflowers & white road markings 😀
Now you tell me 😀
I really struggled with this challenge. When the colour was right the photo was not good enough!
Why don’t you send in an entry?
’cause I rarely travel outside MtLawleyshire 😀
🙂 You could still post YOUR world in colour, a tree for each one perhaps!
😀 What are the details? If I haz time….
Details at the top of this post. Just create your post before the 29th and link to their Facebook or Twitter accounts or send your link via email.
OK – might give it a go. The flame trees & blue skies have given me some wonderful primaries to start with, but doesn’t feel like exotic travel 😀 Thanks 🙂
Just love your pictures and they certainly are good advertising for the travels you have done..;)
Thank you so much Gerry 🙂
Excellent photos for the colour theme, Madhu. I love that pure white turban. 🙂
Glad you like it AD 🙂 Thought this would be a bit different from one of my Iguassu falls photos.
For some reason I thought you had been tagged for this challenge AD. You have such beautiful photos, why don’t you take part?
Amazing! As always 🙂
Awww, thanks Shalvika! You wouldn’t think that if you saw some of the serious photographers entries! I am taking part for the fun of it 🙂
That first photo is truly breath taking. Lovely choices. Hard to pick. I’m sure.
Thank you Lynne. I was surprised by how few images I had that qualified!
Lynne, would you or Ron be interested in taking part?
Too good!i am back after break and this was my first stop.as always,choice justified!
Thanks Nabadip, appreciate that 🙂
Gorgeous photos. I especially like your choice for yellow. It’s stunning.
Thank you! That is one of my few ‘people’ pictures 🙂
Incredible gift of seizing the moment!! Beautiful pictures Madhu!
Thank you Sabina, good to see you here 🙂
Good luck in the competition….beautiful photos.
I have no illusions about winning Debra. Just taking part for the fun of it. But thanks anyway 🙂
Great post and I loved the picture of the monks!
Thank you, that is my favourite too 🙂
I’d say these are a little better than just “snap-shots”
I do envy you your travels too 🙂
Thank you Jeff. Glad they passed muster 🙂
I am not surprised that you reached down and presented amazing photos for this competition. It would be difficult to select the top of these five. Great work, amiga! Z
Thank you Lisa 🙂
Why don’t you take part? You have some amazing photos.
Thanks! I have a file incubating with random candidates for that competition. I’ve been behind on many things since the museum shows and am slowly catching up. I’m about to finish “Wrong” and then will be working outside on a bamboo fence to keep out the goats!
Your photos were gorgeous! Z
Thought you might have been nominated already. All the best with the fence 🙂
You did it, Madhu! Another stunning selections, no surprise though. The deep turquoise of the thermal springs was striking. The Have a great week!
Thanks Amy, and why don’t you take part?
I can use your encouragement, always! Have a great week!
You too Amy 🙂 get on it quick though. the deadline is the 29th
I feel the pressure now… Can’t believe August is almost halfway gone.
Apolgies for my tardiness 😀
Oh no, not that. I was thinking that schools and colleges are starting at the August, and we are going to deal with heavy traffic on the road for the next several months. The “lazy” summer is almost over…
Your photos are spectacular, Madhu! I think that’s the best shot of Machu Picchu that I’ve seen yet. Best of luck in the competition.
Thank you Robin, very kind of you 🙂
Love the yellow one… Great shots!
PD. might dig into my pics to take part just for the fun of it. Do you know if the post has to be in English?
Great! Might help if you do a bilingual, but don’t see why it has to be in English. All the best 🙂
Absolutely stunning photos Madhu. Good luck in the competition.
Thanks Angeline! You are welcome to join in 🙂
Beautiful photos. While I love the blue and white contrast of the “white” photo, I love the monks in the “yellow,” and the peaceful setting in the green countryside of Machu Picchu, Peru.
Thank you Judy, glad you enjoyed the photos 🙂
Great Post – loving your photos:)
Delighted, thank you 🙂
Wonderful as always.
Thanks Stephen, you are too kind 🙂
Ah, wonderful colours, Madhu!!!!
Happy you think so Marina 🙂
Your photos as always are spectacular Madhu! Congratulations!
Thank you! Appreciate your feedback L&T 🙂
All really good of course but the yellow one is my favourite. I’m jealous of your Pammukale photo – mine is hopeless!
Lucky shot Gilly 🙂 You should see the standard of photos on that site! Would you like to join in?
If I had more time honey or more likely if I had the right shots 🙂 🙂 🙂
I understand. This was particularly tough 🙂
All the pictures are so amazing Madhu, but the one of Pammukale makes me want to pack my bags and hop on a plane. Those countries should hire you for advertising them so beautifully.
I wish 🙂 Pammukale is lovely and the necropolis next door called Hierapolis too. Thanks Khaula.
Love the young monks, Madhu.
Thanks Jo. I struggled with yellow, looked in vain for an image with an accent colour that would pop, and reluctantly settled for this. Seems to be the most popular though 😀
Mine’s all ready to go and I felt the same thing with yellow.
I love these, Madhu, especially the camel crossing! Great idea for a competition.
Thank you Kate 🙂
Exactly why I got intimidated responding to this. Most I’ve seen are super awesome. These are just so arresting. From grandeur of popular lamdmarks (green), to interesting landscape (white) and to simple cultured living. You’ve traveled, and you traveled well.
I am flattered Rommel 🙂 But from what I see of your images they are pretty awesome. You should submit an entry.
Rommel, my comments don’t seem to show up on your posts. I think I might have been banished to your spam folder 🙂 Kindly delete any duplicate comments that you find there.
I love your colorful world, Madhu! I may have to take on this challenge… hope I can find the time!! You’re an inspiration!
That’s great Cathy! You barely have a couple of weeks though, so get on it. Your latest series have enough images that will fit this challenge 🙂
Thanks for the push & encouragement Madhu!
I wish I had been a blogger for this..just beautiful!
Seems to me like you are! You can take part you know 🙂
Thanks for these stunning pictures Madhu.
Thank YOU Shaantz 🙂
Wow! These are all fantastic! Love the blue one.
Glad you like them Jennifer. Thank YOU for the nomination 🙂
My pleasure Madhu. It’s well deserved, I love your photos.
A wonderful idea for a wonderful series. Each image is so beautifully conceived and presented!
Thank you Andrew, means a lot! Delighted to see you here after so long 😀
Oh, thank you Ashu! So sweet of you to sign in to comment 🙂
tres belle serie, ma préférence pour le panneau ” attention dromadaire “
Merci beaucoup Kenkiz, I found that camel sign so amusing 🙂
Appreciate your stopping by to share your thoughts.
Great choice of shots, the Pammukale one took me back I visited there on a trip to Turkey along time ago. The white rock and blue pools were just amazing.
Pammukale was an amazing place! I am planning to chronicle the necropolis of Hierapolis nearby for the H challenge this week.
EXCELLENT selections for the colours competitions! Praying you win.
BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!
That is so sweet of you Francine 🙂 There are too many fabulous photographers out there for me to have any hope, but thanks anyway!
Excellent, excellent!! Your travels are fascinating! Great shots!
Thank you Fergie! Kind of you 🙂
Didn’t see this til I’d nominated you! Lovely shots, I especially like the blue one, such an other-worldly landscape.
Pammukale is surreal! The variety of stunning landscapes in Turkey is truly amazing! Thanks Lucy.
Every single one of these is exquisite, Madhu, and PERFECT for each color.
I will be rooting for you! 🙂
Appreciate your support Riba 🙂
Congratulations on another amazing entry, Madhu. The images you chose were just perfect – there’s no way I’m going to venture a favourite, though that white turban is burning a hole in my memory even as I type … !
You’ve made me feel guilty and oh so lazy – I must stop procrastinating and once and for all, decide.
Good you took your time, because your selection was spectacular!
Apologies for my late response, still wading through the huge backlog from that week off last month 🙂
what a nice idea madhu….although i am not officially participating in the contest, I did publish a post on this theme. Pleas check the link http://jaajaabor.wordpress.com/2012/08/14/my-world-in-five-colours/ when you get the chance. thanks for the inspiration.
Oh, I think you should Jaajaabor. Just send a link to the email Id at the top and link to the contest page on their website. Some of your shots are really lovely, seems a pity to not try your luck 🙂
Gorgeous images, Madhu. And oh, those thermal pools! Sigh…
Thank you. Have you been to Pammukale? You would have clicked some surreal shots there 🙂
Beautiful color collection! I loved all these shots. Great work. 🙂
Thank you Nandini! Good to hear that from a photographer like you 🙂
Great pictures. All five are so beautiful. This one is going to be my most favorite post in your blog. Each picture is so colorful and bright, each picture has a different story to tell. Like this post a lot.
Thank you Arindam 🙂
What an amazing collection of photos, Madhu, for the colors, composition, and the stories they tell. Really brilliant.
Thank you Naomi. Glad you think so 🙂
the magical ruins of the Inca citadel…
Aren’t they magical Frizz? I am late with the H challenge. Shall try and put together something by tomorrow 🙂
Your photos demonstrate just how beautiful this world it. thanks.
Thank you TBM 🙂 Do check out the other entries if you find time. they are all fabulous!
Colors that lights up the world around us. Breathtaking my friend.
Thank you Island traveler 🙂
I got lost in here… “Wow that totally looks like Machu Picchu…” only it really was. 🙂
Have you been there? I haven’t done a post on Machu Picchu yet, but I did post another nice image for the departure Board challenge that you might like: https://theurgetowander.com/2012/06/13/picture-the-world-peru/
Thanks for the visit and comment Anne 🙂
Pretty!! No, I think it would be great to go there someday. I’ve never really been anywhere except in dreams.
That is wonderful, to dream I mean. They have a habit of coming true if you really wish for it to happen 🙂
Just Awesome Madhu
Appreciate your generous support DJ 🙂
The blues in that first shot are breathtaking!
Thank you Anne! One of the bloggers i follow, Adam Allegro, won the first spot for Blue with an incredible shot of a dolphin!!
Thank you Michel! Appreciate your stopping by to comment 🙂
I love your photos. They are all gorgeous and well composed – but for the human interest that one photo holds – I like the monk picture best. 🙂
That is my favourite too. The results are out and the winners photos are outstanding! The overall winner will be announced tomorrow!
One day, I will reach those places too. For now, I’ll enjoy your post!