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Capture the Colour 2013

Capture the Colour, a photo contest hosted by TravelSupermarket.com, is back again this year. We had fun participating last year, even though we didn’t win anything. It is a contest open to travel bloggers and a winner will be selected for each of the five color categories to receive their choice of several prizes. One photo will also be selected to win the grand prize of £3,000 to travel!

Our friend Rachelle from The Travel Bite (check out her entry here), a Floridian-inn-keeper-turned-pro-videographer-and-blogger, nominated us to participate in Capture the Colour again this year. Our submissions that best exemplify the colors blue, red, yellow, green, and white are:

Red

Dachau Concentration CampThis is one of Tim’s favorite photos he’s taken this year. It was pouring down rain, yet the weather didn’t matter. It added to the morose tone of the visit to Dachau Concentration Camp. I love the beauty of the roses in contrast to the barbed wire.

Yellow

Maldivian Reef FishThe best place we’ve seen marine life was in the Maldives. The fish are incredibly colorful and the water the clearest we’ve even swam in anywhere. We came across this Titan Triggerfish, which are usually shy and swim away from divers and snorkelers, unless protecting their nest. Protective mothers are known to bite with their strong teeth and the threat posture includes the triggerfish facing the intruder while holding its first dorsal spine erect. I think this Tital Triggerfish momma was definitely in attack mode…

Blue

Jökulsárlón Iceberg LagoonIceland is incredibly moody and the weather literally changes in a blink of an eye. In winter, the sun barely gets above the horizon and on a cloudy day, it never actually gets light out. I love the blue icebergs, seemingly lighting up Jökulsárlón Lagoon on an otherwise drab and gray winter day.

Green

VeraisonI love this photo of grapes in a state of véraison from the island of Solta in Croatia. We captured the last bits of green grapes before they ripen and become a delicious Croatian red wine.

White

Ranua Wildlife ParkThe male Snowy Owl is almost pure white, so this one we spotted in the Arctic Circle in Finland is probably a female since it has spotting. They actually have few predators, though the pesky Arctic Fox will try to steal their eggs and young during nesting.

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And now for our nominations of other amazing travel bloggers we’d like to see showcase their best photos emulsifying the colors blue, red, white, yellow and green:

Ari of Beyond Blighty

Ari spent the last year making us jealous as she traversed South America and now she’s moved clear to the other side of the world to Australia. But not until first detouring to New Zealand where she conquered her fear of heights with taking crazy adventures like bungee jumping and learning to fly a stunt plane head on!

Noel of Travel Photo Discovery

We discovered Noel’s photography blog recently and he hosts Travel Photo Mondays, where he invites other bloggers to come and link up to his post to help inspire others to travel through beautiful travel photography.

Kenin and Lauren of The Constant Rambler

The Constant Rambler is another blog we started reading recently. We always admire when bloggers use their social power for good causes, and Kenin and Lauren are getting behind The Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida.

Heather of Ferreting Out the Fun

Heather lives in Shanghai, China and while walking the Great Wall and seeing pandas has long been on my bucket list, her blog is adding to my must see one day when we make it to China.

Christy of Ordinary Traveler

Christy’s photography is simply stunning – she’s a pro after all! We love following her adventures, which are punctuated with time at home in San Diego.

How To Enter

1) Post up to five color travel photographs on your blog from the following five categories: red, yellow, blue, green and white.

2) Nominate five other bloggers to follow on from you.

3) Notify the Travel Supermarket team that you’ve entered (see instructions on how to do that here.)

You need to enter all five to win the overall prize (£3000 vouchers from Travel Supermarket) but the individual category prizes don’t require the full set.

Individual category prizes are either an iPad, a Fuji camera or an Arc’teryx shopping voucher, depending on your choice.

You don’t HAVE to be nominated by someone else to enter. If you’re a travel blogger, just go ahead and post your own Capture the Colour post!

Travel Supermarket are the team behind the competition and the prizes. You can check out other entries on their Pinterest boards or else find them on the usual suspects like Facebook and Twitter.

Jennifer Dombrowski

Jennifer Dombrowski is a location independent globe trotter and bases herself in Prata di Pordenone, Italy. She works as a social media and innovation strategist in higher education and is a regular contributor on johnnyjet.com. Her website, jdombstravels.com, is the 2012 Destinology Travel Bloggy Best Newcomer award winner. Google+

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  1. Arianwen

    Thank you for the nomination Jen! I love the way you captured that snowy owl looking directly at the camera :)

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks Ari! We don’t always know who took which photos, but the snowy owl was definitely Tim’s handiwork!

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  2. Amy | Club Narwhal

    These photos are gorgeous and definitely capture the colors perfectly! I love the photo from Iceland. I cannot wait to explore that country one day. Stopping by from Travel Photo Mondays :)

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Amy! Even after 40+ countries, we can say without hesitation that Iceland is our favorite.

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  3. Rachelle Lucas

    Your "white" photo is going to make Pete break into spontaneous applause. He's an owl fan. My fav… the ice blue! Wow!

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  4. Larry

    Awesome photos! I really like the photo of the grapes. Very interesting splash of colors across the entire photo.

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks! So interesting that grapes ripen individually like that.

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  5. Irene S. Levine

    What beautiful (and colorful) photography!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Irene!

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  6. Ruth Kelly

    Your photos are stunning.

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  7. Heather

    These are all fabulous entries, but I can’t stop looking at the stunning blue ice! Thanks for the nomination – I can’t wait to go back through my photos!!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Heather! That lagoon is one of my favorite places in Iceland.

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  8. noel

    Jennifer,

    Wow, beautiful submissions, I love them all but the owl is a stunner. thanks so much for nominating me, I already had a post to go later on my calendar – i’m really enjoying all the submissions including yours – very nice!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Noel! Arctic wildlife is so beautiful and the owl was a perfect photo for white.

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  9. Marcia

    I love the red roses (didn’t realize that was barb wire). Great capture, especially the owl.
    Stunning shots, all of them! Good luck with the contest.

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks so much, Marcia! Hopefully next year we’ll have polar bears to submit for our white photo.

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  10. Angela Turner

    Wish I had a blog on travel. It sure is a great opportunity to win. Lovely photos!

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  11. Cat Gaa

    Love them! It was so difficult for me to narrow down, and I have very little to work with after a computer heist.

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  12. Dan @ A Cruising Couple

    Beautiful photos :) We recently posted our own submission to the contest as well, but I just LOVE your choices. Especially the blue and white ones! Iceland looks amazing!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Dan! Just checked out your submission and especially love the photo of the calla lilies!

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  13. Michele Chan-Thomson

    Wonderful photos for each color. The roses against the barbed wire are especially poignant.

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  14. Mo

    FYI: I did Capture the Colours ;)
    Absolutely stunning!

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Awesome! We’ll check out your entry. :)

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  15. Jessica J. Hill

    Love, love, love this! The rose photo is just stunning. I’ve been nominated to enter as well. I can’t wait to go through all of my photos.

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Jessica! Looking forward to seeing your entry!

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  16. Johanna Bradley

    What an owl shot! Smashing effort :)

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Johanna!

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  17. Jdomb's Travels

    Thanks, Rachelle! We really like the blue too – one of our favorite spots in Iceland!

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  18. Jdomb's Travels

    Thanks, Michele! That is Tim's favorite photo from this year.

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  19. Jdomb's Travels

    Oh no, Cat! That really stinks. Looking forward to see what you come up with, though!

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  20. Jdomb's Travels

    Thanks, Angela!

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  21. Jdomb's Travels

    Thanks, Ruth!

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  22. Sherry

    I just wanted to say, that first photo of the roses is absolutely gorgeous. The vibrant color of the roses in contrast with the black and white background made me feel the emotion you captured. Nice!

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  23. Rebecca Enright

    My favourite here is green, followed by white! The green reminds me of an amazing summer's day. Great shots!

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  24. Kellie (Destination Unknown)

    Beautiful selections for each colour, but the red is my favourite. Love the raindrops on there as well!

    Good luck :)

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    Thanks, Kellie! The red is Tim’s favorite photo he’s taken this year.

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  25. Ross

    Great photos. The triggerfish is brilliant. The teeth showing and all.

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    Jennifer Dombrowski Reply:

    I think the triggerfish was showing us we weren’t supposed to be in its territory. We got our photo and quickly swam off!

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