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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.

Weekly Photo Challenge – Reflections

Early morning reflections straight from Bar Harbour, Maine.

Bar harbor, Maine, reflections, pier, water

Route 66…but not the one you’re thinking off…

Tucked away on Cottage Street, in the heart of Bar Harbor, is Route 66, a restaurant filled with nostalgic goodies that’s really a photographers playground. I found out about this place prior to my Maine trip from a fellow photographer and friend Len Saltiel.

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Bar Harbor, Maine, restaurant, Route 66, retro, travel

Early Morning Calm

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to live by the sea. I love watching the waves come crashing in. I love the calming sound of the ocean and I particularly love being out by the water right after sunrise. The sea is calm, there’s no one around except maybe a fisherman or two. Boats tied up by the docks are bobbing up and down. This one particular early morning in Bar Harbor fit the bill perfectly.

The only thing missing was Jessica Fletcher cycling down the street a la Murder She Wrote. Here I go dating myself again. Ah come on…didn’t you want to live in Cabot Cove?

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Bar harbor, Maine, pier, dock, boats, water, travel photography

Peering Underneath

This is one of those shots where a little bit of acrobatics was needed to get the shot. I’m sure there was easier access to the beach and to get under this pier but I couldn’t find it from where I was. We had just taken a drive to Bass Harbor Light and I spotted this pier in SouthWest Harbor on our way there. I made a quick mental note to stop on our way back.  We did stop but the only way to get under the pier was to climb down a steep rocky slope, camera slung over my shoulder and tripod in hand. It wouldn’t have been so bad but climbing down through the rocks and weeds I kept getting bitten by mosquitos (not to self…next time where long pants).

I decided to frame this differently in post processing. Let me know what you think.

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Pier, Bar Harbor, Maine, Southwest Harbor, Travel photography

Geddy’s Down-Under

Located at the foot of Main St. in Bar Harbor is Geddy’s Down-Under. Geddy’s is a restaurant, bar and awesome spot filled with cool stuff…trust me…the sign says so 🙂

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

Geddy's, Downunder, Bar Harbor, Main Street, cool stuff, license plates,