Capture the Color 2013

Launched last year by Travel Supermarket, the Capture the Color photo blogging challenge has generated tremendous buzz and many breathtaking photos by travel bloggers around the world. The idea is to publish five photos from your travels that “capture the color” in five color categories. The categories for 2013 are red, yellow, green, blue and white. Entries will be judged by travel and photography experts. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each color category, plus a nice, juicy travel fund for the grand prize-winner. Follow the Twitter hashtag #CTC13 to see entries as they are posted!

Without further adieu here are our Capture the Color entries!


Dock, Moorea, French Polynesia

The island of Moorea in French Polynesia was the perfect spot to capture the color blue. There were infinite shades! This dock, on the northwest corner of the island was in need of a fresh coat, but it provided the perfect place to sit and rest a bit from our bike ride.


Imperial City, Hue, Vietnam

The Perfume River winds its way beside the historical complexes in the former Imperial City of Hue, Vietnam. The Citadel contained royal palaces, administrative buildings and shrines which we spent hours exploring. These beautifully restored red columns and doors lined a hallway in the innermost Forbidden Purple City, reserved exclusively for the use of the emperor.


Colca Canyon, Peru

These dramatic, green terraces near Colca Canyon, Peru date back to pre-Incan times. They are still cultivated by descendants of the Cabanas and Collaguas people who created this agricultural masterpiece. We were amazed by the lushness of the fields and vegetation at such high altitudes.


Canola Field, South Australia

South Australia was blooming with canola during our visit. This photo was taken on a road trip between Adelaide and Robe.


Jinlong Gompa, Tagong, China

Tagong is a small town in the Garze Autonomous Prefecture (aka the Eastern Tibetan Plateau), in Western Sichuan, China. Our hike into the surrounding grasslands led us to this isolated monastery not far from the Ani Gompa nunnery. The white lions, seemingly wanting to eat up the puffy, white clouds in the sky captured our attention immediately. Snow-covered Mt. Yala is the backdrop for this majestic monastery.

Our Nominees

The next step is to nominate five fellow bloggers to take part in the contest. We’ve taken so long struggling to decide on which photos to enter that many of our friends have already entered!  We can’t wait to see what the following amazing bloggers come up with for their Capture the Color entries.

Peanuts or Pretzels

Passports and Pamplemousse

The Road Forks


World Wandering Kiwi    

About the author

Tamara and Donny have wandered together since 2004, with no cure for their insatiable wanderlust. They write about discovering new destinations including beautiful photography, plus budget travel tips and how to give back through travel.