Writing with Light

Capture The Colour Photo Contest 2013

For the second year Travel Supermarket is holding its Capture the Colour photo contest. I was very excited to hear about this years contest and I’m very grateful to Ingrid from Road Tripping Europe for nominating me to participate in this years contest. Thank you Ingrid 🙂

To enter the competition you must publish a Capture the Colour blog post and submit 5 images in each of the colour categories. You must also nominate 5 other travel bloggers.  If you’d like more information on this years contest you can find it here.

So after a long hard look at which of my pictures were worthy of entry and exemplified the chosen colours….here they are:

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Monterey Bay, marina, night, long exposure, ships, water, travel photography

I shot this image in July. I started the trip in San Francisco and drove down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles. I spent a couple of days in Monterey Bay and this was the view of the marina from fisherman’s Wharf. I love the variations and different shades of yellow, some deep some not, from the lights in the marina to the lightning in the sky and the rocks in the foreground. You can see the original post here.


San Marco Square, Venice, Italy, travel, deserted, sunrise,

One of the things that I loved about my sunrise shoot in Venice was the quiet. As anyone who’s been to Venice will know, during the day and night San Marco Square is teeming with tourists. Being up and out before sunrise not only provides a photographer with incredible light to shoot in but the Piazza if virtually empty. I chose this image of St. Mark’s Basilica because of the white washed marble of the dome, pillars and floor. As you can see it was still early as some had found a place to sleep after a long night of partying.


Elgin Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Balcony, ornate, interior

This grand theatre is The Elgin and is located in Toronto. It dates back to 1913  and showcased up and coming talents such as George Burns, Gracie Allen and Milton Berle. The theatre was purchased by the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1981 and fully renovated in 1987. Today it showcases Broadway hits such as Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent and Avenue Q. While certainly not subtle, the red in this image brings out the regal and grand look of what a theatre should be.


Jamaica, Falmouth, shack, rum, barrels, island

Falmouth, Jamaica. There are lots of colours to choose from in this image but for me it’s the green shutters and doors framing the 2 men inside this makeshift rum stores that attracted me to this scene.


Geddy's, Downunder, Bar Harbor, Main Street, restaurent, bar,

While up for an early morning shoot in Bar Harbour, Maine I came upon this scene walking down to the waterfront.  The blue of the sky and the blue paint of the building coupled with the ladder and workers screamed Norman Rockwell to me.

My Nominations

Nomadic Pursuits – Swing by and check out Jim Nix’s gorgeous HDR travel photography

SKE-daddle – Living Life Serendipitously & Exploring the Luxury Lifestyle Through Travel

Places To See Blog – Cornelia Lohs has been writing (and photographing) a blog in German for quite some time and has recently launch one in English. This is lucky for us English-speaking folks since Cornelia is also a journalist and her writing compliments her photographs and vice versa.

Travel Photography by Dmitrii Lezine – Beautiful HDR travel photography from around the globe.

LensEye View Photography – Len is a phenomenal landscape and travel photographer. You’ll just want to jump right into his pictures.

49 responses

  1. Gorgeous pictures, Edith!


    September 4, 2013 at 7:41 am

  2. Love your selection of photos! Good luck 🙂


    September 4, 2013 at 7:43 am

  3. Wonderful photos… 🙂


    September 4, 2013 at 7:50 am

  4. With this set you have chosen, you should rock it out Edith!! Love your work.


    September 4, 2013 at 8:44 am

  5. Nice shots.


    September 4, 2013 at 8:57 am

  6. Excellent choices, Edith. These are all amazing photographs.


    September 4, 2013 at 9:21 am

  7. All worthy entries Edith, especially ‘green’, this really jumped out at me. Superb.


    September 4, 2013 at 10:07 am

  8. Super series of images Edith!


    September 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

  9. I like the perspective of the first image, and the color radiate. But also it is that almost unnoticeable blue line that draws me into the frame. Thanks for the introduction to the other photographers. Good luck.


    September 4, 2013 at 11:28 am

  10. elisaruland

    I remember almost all of your selections from previous posts. They’re all fabulous, and contenders if you ask me! I didn’t notice the exhausted partiers taking a breather at St. Mark’s until you mentioned them. I follow a couple of the bloggers you nominated, and look forward to checking out the others – I’m sure they’re in good company.
    Congratulations, Edith and good luck!


    September 4, 2013 at 11:36 am

  11. Edith I hope you win. Your pictures always draw me in!


    September 4, 2013 at 11:43 am

  12. If you don’t capture a placement in this contest…I will be very surprised my friend. Gorgeous all around.


    September 4, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  13. LB

    One of my favorites of yours. awesome!


    September 4, 2013 at 12:40 pm

  14. Super brilliant! I don’t know if you are a professional but this surely does look like one 🙂


    September 4, 2013 at 12:47 pm

  15. Nice entries, good Luck Edith


    September 4, 2013 at 4:04 pm

  16. I remember most of these great images. Very nice choices. I wish you the best of luck in this year’s contest.

    That Falmouth, Jamaica shot has always been a winner. 🙂


    September 4, 2013 at 6:33 pm

  17. Each of these is truly magnificent, Edith.
    It’s hard to choose a favorite, but I think the first one is my favorite.


    September 4, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    • Thank you very much Lisa. It was a difficult task deciding on which ones I should include.


      September 4, 2013 at 10:44 pm

  18. Really beautiful images.


    September 4, 2013 at 10:36 pm

  19. As always … stunning photos! I like the one from Jamaica the best. Good luck.


    September 5, 2013 at 5:27 am

  20. You have picked a nice selection of photos for the Capture the Colour Photo Contest. My favourite of the lot is the one from Falmouth, Jamaica. I love the light pattern on the wall, the saturated colours and the glimpse of people inside the building. Good luck with the contest!


    September 5, 2013 at 2:23 pm

  21. Stanley

    Congrats Edith! I knew that you have great collection of impressive color photos to impress everyone. Wish you all the best for your favorite contest! 🙂


    September 6, 2013 at 12:10 am

  22. How wonderful to see some of your best shots in this presentation. They are all very special – good luck to you, Edith!


    September 7, 2013 at 10:01 pm

  23. A lot of great pictures with amazing colors! … well done 🙂


    September 8, 2013 at 10:40 am

  24. Len

    Thanks so much for the mention and recommendation Edith. I’ll try to get to it before I head out west (again!) on Thursday. Wonderful shots that you have entered. Good luck.


    September 9, 2013 at 11:15 am

  25. Thank you so much for nominating me!!


    September 13, 2013 at 3:54 am

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