Writing with Light

Capture The Color Contest

I was nominated by two fellow bloggers to participate in  TravelSupermaket’s Capture the Color competition. Thank you to Susanne from Buntscheck blog and Ingrid form Cosy Travels of the Viking and his Kitten for the nominations.

In order to participate in the contest I must publish a blog post with a photo that captures the following 5 colours – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.

Burano, island, ventian lagoon, Italy, Venice

Given the theme of this contest, I thought it only appropriate to start with an image from the colorful island of Burano in the Venetian lagoon.

The plaque on the exterior wall of this house reads as follows:

“Color is like Music

It uses a shorter way to

come to our senses to

Awake our Emotions”

Anna Maria Ambal


In the “blue” category I choose this image from Burano. What an absolutely glorious place to visit and as a photographer I was in heaven. The vibrant colors of the houses set against the brilliance of the sun was truly remarkable. You can see one of my earlier posts of Burano here.

Burano, Venice, venetian lagoon, Italy, island


The Don Valley Brickworks was a brick making plant that was established in 1889 and operated for nearly 100 years in Toronto.  You can see the original post on Brickworks here and the post where the image below first appeared here. The green in this image was as a result of light painting during a long exposure.

Brickworks, Ontario, Toronto


For the color “yellow” I choose this image taken in Florence, Italy for its rich and warm tones of yellow. I call this an Italian Vignette and you can see the original post here.

Florence, Italy, storefront, bicycle


The Western Wall is located in Jerusalem, Israel at one of Judaism’s holiest sites. White pieces of paper containing prayers, hopes and wishes from visitors from all around the world are placed in crevices in the wall where a divine presence lies. You can see the original post here.

Western wall, Israel, Jerusalem, religious,


I’ll conclude with an image not far from my home. The Cheltenham Badlands in Ontario is located approximately 45 minutes north of downtown Toronto. The beautiful sunrise of this fall morning brought out the beautiful reds not only in the trees but in the soft rock of the Badlands. You can see the original posts with explanations here and here.

Badlands, Ontario, fall, trees, shadows

I know I haven’t left much time as the contest closes on Aug 29th but I nominate the following photographers / bloggers / travels to participate in Capture the Color:

Adam Allegro – Catch The Jiffy

Len Saltiel – Lens Eyeview

Jim Nix – Nomadic Pursuits

Bob Lussier – Lussier Photography

Kathryn at Travel with Kat

64 responses

  1. So beautiful and so interesting… fascinated me your colours… especially yellow and white. Thank you dear Edith Levy, love, nia


    August 28, 2012 at 9:21 am

  2. I think you really nailed the colors. Well done.


    August 28, 2012 at 9:24 am

  3. I’m glad you got your entry in; and a very good one it is too!


    August 28, 2012 at 9:42 am

  4. All stunning, good luck.


    August 28, 2012 at 9:49 am

  5. Adam Allegro

    Edith, these rock!! I guess I have my work cut out for me!! Thanks for the nomination!!


    August 28, 2012 at 9:54 am

  6. Great shots and wonderful colors


    August 28, 2012 at 9:58 am

  7. Edith, your works are “der Hammer”…..I I find no English translation of this1 Hats off! Good luck!


    August 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

  8. I like your choice of images for this contest. Varied content and a couple that are my all-time favourites of your work – the Blue and Yellow ones.


    August 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm

  9. Marie-Charlotte

    I love the colours, especially on the second picture ! reflections an the water… I love that !


    August 28, 2012 at 3:36 pm

  10. Delightful and gorgeous picture Edith!


    August 28, 2012 at 6:00 pm

  11. sayvan

    I love this contest… great shots…


    August 28, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  12. Great shots Edith! Good luck to you!


    August 28, 2012 at 10:35 pm

  13. excellent work.
    so beautiful.
    The colours are amazing.


    August 29, 2012 at 12:23 am

  14. Vicki

    Beautiful photos…good representations of the colors. Well done.


    August 29, 2012 at 12:47 am

  15. I love your photos! They are all so magical and look like paintings! Well done and good luck!


    August 29, 2012 at 1:38 am

  16. Len

    Terrific images Edith. They are winners in my eyes. Thanks for the nomination. Didn’t get a chance to get to the contest yesterday and tried today but the link didn’t work and I can’t find the contest. Maybe next time.

    Good luck with the contest.


    August 29, 2012 at 7:17 am

  17. Great set of images, Edith. Sounds like a fun contest. Wishing everyone the best of luck!


    August 29, 2012 at 8:08 am

  18. Love the series Edith, well done, my favorite is the yellow shot, very nice


    August 29, 2012 at 10:22 am

  19. The first 3 are AMAZING 🙂


    August 29, 2012 at 11:44 am

  20. Great collection. I think you can search Flickr by color; I’m curious what would come up.


    August 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm

  21. Thank you so much for nominating me. I love your photos! Especially ‘yellow’. I found it hard to make a decission as to what to choose but got here in the end.


    August 29, 2012 at 1:46 pm

  22. This is a strong series, Edith. Good luck.



    August 29, 2012 at 4:30 pm

  23. Edith, these photos are awesome, especially the Yellow version! Good luck!


    August 29, 2012 at 10:52 pm

  24. Love the blue and yellow!


    August 30, 2012 at 8:57 am

  25. Kleinbilder

    Very nice pictures ! And very good work !


    August 30, 2012 at 1:26 pm

  26. Gabriel | 加百利

    Captivating! Well seen and great composition, lovely :–)


    August 30, 2012 at 3:38 pm

  27. What an interesting contest. I really like your entries. Beautiful work Edith.


    August 30, 2012 at 8:19 pm

  28. Me encanta la foto de la bicicleta, bellísima, besos


    September 5, 2012 at 5:51 am

  29. Hi Edith,



    September 7, 2012 at 4:19 pm

  30. Hi Edith, Congratulations on winning your Yellow Picture. 🙂


    September 8, 2012 at 8:06 am

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  32. Excellent photos! I especially like the one taken in Florence.


    September 11, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    • Thank you ver much Fergiemoto. I fond out last week that the Florence image came in 2nd in the Yellow category so I’m very excited.


      September 11, 2012 at 11:22 pm

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    July 4, 2013 at 11:19 am

    • Hi Julio. Thanks for visiting. The Capture the Color contest was run last year by Travel Supermarket. To enter you had to submit photographers from your travels that matched certain colors that Travel Supermarket set out. I was very excited when my image “Italian Vignette” won.


      July 4, 2013 at 11:46 am

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  36. Rev. June Brison

    Not a photographer, per se, however I am an avid admirer of the colors of humanity, and their beautiful faces. I never fail to be awed by all of nature, and soak it all in whenever its near. Animals steal my heart, and catch my breath. It never fails.
    That having been said, I THANK YOU. A thousand times! Thank you !! You’ve provided me with opportunities I would NEVER have to drink in the never-ending beauty of God’s world. Nor share in the emotions you capture on the faces of people, I’ll never have the honor to meet.
    Your theology may not agree with mine…but I believe your photographer’s eye originated in the Eye of God. Seeing beauty, seeing pain, and stopping to consider….ALL.


    February 28, 2016 at 1:17 pm

  37. Nice photos! I like your sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    October 16, 2016 at 10:39 pm

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