Capturing Colour

Capturing Colour

Color is what makes this world that we live in a magical place. From the way the sun reflects on the ocean or colors the sky during sunrise and sunset to the colors of the landscapes that surround us or the people that live here, there’s no shortage of color offered to us by nature here on Earth.

In the Capture the Colour Competition, offered by Travel Supermarket, those colors are the primary focus. As if looking through old travel photos isn’t motivation enough, the prize includes £2,000 to spend on traveling. You can imagine my excitement when one of my favorite bloggers, NaEun of Summer in SEA, tagged me in the contest. Here are her photos; they are beautiful and tell a story of their own.

My collection of photos are ones that I’ve taken over the past few years of traveling and are examples of how I interpret the world through color. Enjoy!


This photo was taken while visiting Beachcomber Island in Fiji. Far away from civilization, on a small island in Fiji, it was easy to take in the beauty of the South Pacific. What I love most about this picture is that it has all different shades of blue in it, but it’s the different colors of blue in the ocean that my eye is constantly draw to.


I took this picture while visiting a Buddhist temple in Chiang Mai, and I feel that it accurately captures the beauty of Northern Thailand. Even on a day like this, that is slightly overcast, the green colors of the land take over. From the lush foliage to the sprawling hills, Chiang Mai is a paradise of its very own.


The sunsets in Aruba were like nothing I had ever seen before. Each night, I would stay on the beach and wait for the display, and each night was a bit different. This night in particular was my favorite because the sun seemed to paint the sky gold. After the sun finally disappeared behind the ocean, the colors turned to pinks and blues, but the golden colors that preceded were my personal favorite.


Winter and I aren’t the best of friends. If I can avoid it at all costs and head somewhere warm, I am the first person on a plane. So, you can imagine how difficult it was for me to find a picture of something white. However, a few years ago, I traveled to Edinburgh, Scotland for Hogmanay. The view of the city from Edinburgh Castle was beautiful. This picture of the white overcast sky over the snow capped mountains captures white in my eyes.


Three years ago, I spent the Fourth of July in Philadelphia. Having never visited the city before, my friend and I took the opportunity to explore every nook and cranny. One of the streets we turned down was this one. It’s exactly what I loved about the city, the red brick buildings, red brick sidewalk, and American flags hanging from the houses. It was Americana at its very best.

The five bloggers I nominate to play along with me are:
Leah Travels
The Working Mom’s Travels
Captain and Clark
The Lazy Travelers
Where in the World is Lola?

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Comments (15)

  1. Karen

    I love love LOVE turquoise seas! I could stare at the ocean all day! Nice pics. The blue one was my favorite.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks! I think the ocean in Fiji was by far the most beautiful. I wrote a story for my students about banana boating there, for a personal narrative example, and to describe the water I called it the color of blue-raspberry Jello, lol!

  2. Hilarye

    Beautiful colors! I agree the turquoise seas are very motivating : )

  3. Leah Travels (@L_e_a_h)

    The yellow picture is my favorite. It’s so beautiful. Thanks for tagging me!

    1. The World Wanderer

      You’re welcome and thank you! Aruba was so beautiful and so relaxing. I would go back in a heartbeat!

  4. Pola (@jettingaround)

    Very nice photos, Erin. I especially like the one from Edinburgh… I think that’s one of those cities I wouldn’t mind visiting anytime, including winter.

    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Pola! I agree, Edinburgh is beautiful, I fell in love with it and its fairytale charm.

  5. the lazy travelers

    love these photos and love that red is from our home city! excited to participate, thanks for tagging 🙂

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  7. Gina

    Love the red picture. Very patriotic! And the green picture reminded me of my time in Chiang Mai. I loved it there and your picture definitely caught the beauty of the region.

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