My World In Five Colours

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

Thermal springs - 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

Camel Crossing

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

Monks Texting

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 πŸ™‚ The light in this intimate scene grabbed my attention.

WHITE: EDFU. EGYPT

Man with turban

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

Machu Picchu

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!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

138 thoughts on “My World In Five Colours

  1. 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. πŸ™‚

    1. That is my favourite too. The results are out and the winners photos are outstanding! The overall winner will be announced tomorrow!

    1. Thank you Anne! One of the bloggers i follow, Adam Allegro, won the first spot for Blue with an incredible shot of a dolphin!!

        1. That is wonderful, to dream I mean. They have a habit of coming true if you really wish for it to happen πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you TBM πŸ™‚ Do check out the other entries if you find time. they are all fabulous!

    1. Aren’t they magical Frizz? I am late with the H challenge. Shall try and put together something by tomorrow πŸ™‚

  2. What an amazing collection of photos, Madhu, for the colors, composition, and the stories they tell. Really brilliant.

  3. 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.

  4. Beautiful color collection! I loved all these shots. Great work. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you. Have you been to Pammukale? You would have clicked some surreal shots there πŸ™‚

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  5. 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.

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  6. Every single one of these is exquisite, Madhu, and PERFECT for each color.

    I will be rooting for you! πŸ™‚

    1. Pammukale is surreal! The variety of stunning landscapes in Turkey is truly amazing! Thanks Lucy.

    1. That is so sweet of you Francine πŸ™‚ There are too many fabulous photographers out there for me to have any hope, but thanks anyway!

  7. 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.

    1. Pammukale was an amazing place! I am planning to chronicle the necropolis of Hierapolis nearby for the H challenge this week.

    1. Merci beaucoup Kenkiz, I found that camel sign so amusing πŸ™‚
      Appreciate your stopping by to share your thoughts.

  8. I wish I had been a blogger for this..just beautiful!

  9. I love your colorful world, Madhu! I may have to take on this challenge… hope I can find the time!! You’re an inspiration!

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

  10. 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.

    1. I am flattered Rommel πŸ™‚ But from what I see of your images they are pretty awesome. You should submit an entry.

      1. Rommel, my comments don’t seem to show up on your posts. I think I might have been banished to your spam folder πŸ™‚ Kindly delete any duplicate comments that you find there.

    1. 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 πŸ˜€

  11. 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.

    1. I wish πŸ™‚ Pammukale is lovely and the necropolis next door called Hierapolis too. Thanks Khaula.

  12. All really good of course but the yellow one is my favourite. I’m jealous of your Pammukale photo – mine is hopeless!

    1. Lucky shot Gilly πŸ™‚ You should see the standard of photos on that site! Would you like to join in?

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

    1. Great! Might help if you do a bilingual, but don’t see why it has to be in English. All the best πŸ™‚

  15. 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.

  16. You did it, Madhu! Another stunning selections, no surprise though. The deep turquoise of the thermal springs was striking. The Have a great week!

        1. 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…

      1. 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

    1. I have no illusions about winning Debra. Just taking part for the fun of it. But thanks anyway πŸ™‚

    1. 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 πŸ™‚

    1. Glad you like it AD πŸ™‚ Thought this would be a bit different from one of my Iguassu falls photos.

    2. For some reason I thought you had been tagged for this challenge AD. You have such beautiful photos, why don’t you take part?

  17. 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 πŸ™‚ Brilliant bue sky, red pondan, green grasses, yellow wildflowers & white road markings πŸ˜€

    1. Now you tell me πŸ˜€
      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?

        1. 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.

        2. 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 πŸ˜€ Thanks πŸ™‚

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