#CTC13: Capture the Color with @travelsupermkt

A bee on a flower at Montréal's Botanical Gardens

#CTC13: Capture the Color with @travelsupermkt

After participating in last year’s Capture the Color contest, I was thrilled to hear that Travel Supermarket was bringing it back, especially because over the last year, my photography skills have significantly improved. I was nominated by my good friend, Francesca, at The Working Mom Travels, and you can see her beautiful photos here.

The rules for the contest are simple, post five photos that embody five different colors, and some pretty fantastic prizes are up for grabs, including the grand prize of a £3,000 travel fund. At the end, I’ll nominate five more bloggers to take part in the contest. Here’s my entry:

Blue

Watching for whales in South Africa

After a long morning diving with Great White sharks, the driver of our van, who was taking us back to Cape Town, spotted whales in ocean. While we were able to see them, capturing them in a photograph was a bit impossible. Still, the water and sky were so beautiful that day, that I’m so glad we stopped to enjoy it before heading back on the road.

Green

The Nile River

While floating down the Nile River in a felucca last summer at sunset, I was struck with all the beauty that was around me. One of my favorite sights was this bird among the greenery. The lush river valley was a contrast to the usual yellow sand I had seen throughout my time in Egypt.

Red

A bee on a flower at Montréal's Botanical Gardens

While visiting Montréal’s Botanical Gardens this August, I was drawn to the beautiful flowers and set on capturing the perfect photograph. I sat for a while by a small garden and was able to capture this bee on a red flower, and it became one of my favorite photos of the day.

White

 Blessed Virgin Mary statue at Cerro San Cristóbal

On my first full day in Santiago, Chile, I headed up Cerro San Cristobal to see one of the best views of the city. The statue of the Virgin Mary is what brings many people to the top, and while I’m not religious, it was impressive, and I found myself being draw in by her.

Yellow

Lion cubs in Zimbabwe

These lion cubs in Zimbabwe were absolutely adorable. On my first full day in Victoria Falls, I had the opportunity to walk with them, and it was one of my favorite experiences abroad. We had the chance to pet them and walk with them; I loved being able to get up-close and personal with these majestic animals.

Who I’m nominating:
Lauren at Where in the World is Lola?
Vanessa at Turnipseed Travel
Monica at Whimsical Tales of Travel
Coleman at Life Waits for No One
Mariella at Bridgekeeping Traveller

Comments (29)

  1. @mrsoaroundworld

    Fab photos… but I need to be honest.. the BLUE one if my favourite!
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, Ana! I had the hardest time finding blue. Honestly, after my time in Africa, yellow was the easiest by far!

  2. Raul (@ilivetotravel)

    Having been to Cerro San Cristóbal, I would have to pick that one as my favorite!
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    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s one of the best places in the world, Raul! So serene!

  3. Mariella

    Absolutely lovely, Erin. I hope that next year I can say the same as you about my photo skills having improved 🙂
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thank you! I love your photos, Mariella! Now, my photos have improved, but I’m still working on it. Hopefully, next year will be even better! 🙂
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  4. lola

    it is too funny that you tagged me for this 2 years in a row. i love all your photos but i think the RED is my favorite. love that little bee!

    xo
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Maybe when I think of color, I think of you?! Haha, it’s so funny that I tagged you twice. Glad you love my flower – remember how proud I was after taking it!? Haha.

  5. #CTC13: Capture the Color with @travelsupermkt | where in the world is lola?

    […] entry in without adding a token PINK category!  i was invited to participate by my pal Erin from The World Wanderer and so i hope i do her proud with my CTC […]

  6. Mary Anne

    Gotta say I love those lions.. Afric-ahhh….

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes, anything with Africa is usually number one in my book!

  7. the lazy travelers

    amazing photos, lady!! hard to pick a favorite… yellow is high on our list because we remember your lion walk post and loved reading about that experience, but the angle on the white photo is really interesting!
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks so much! The yellow is definitely a favorite of mine too – loved that lion walk!
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  8. Traveling Ted

    Great photos Erin. We are brother/sister since we were both nominated by the same capture the color mom: fitting FF from Work Mom Travels. That yellow picture reminds me of the fantastic shots you lent me for the big five safari 🙂
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks, brother! 🙂 So glad that FF nominated us. I love these contests.

  9. Leah Travels

    I like the white the best. I think the angle of the statue looking to the heavens is cool.
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thank you! I had so much fun trying to capture that one.
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  10. Lance | Trips By Lance

    Great job. You put my entry to shame. I agree with Leah about the white photo. Very nice.
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    1. The World Wanderer

      I did not put your entry to shame, Lance, haha. I love your NYC theme – so creative!

  11. Leigh

    Lovely choices and your red photo is my favourite.
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  12. Pola (@jettingaround)

    Nice collection, Erin! And I just adore the yellow pic. 🙂 🙂
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  13. Kellie (Destination Unknown)

    Love, love, love the lion cubs! I did a similar walk with lion cubs in Zambia, so this photo totally brought the great experience back to me.

    Great shots!
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks so much! Glad it could bring back some memories – such a cool experience! 🙂
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  14. Beth @ Besudesu Abroad

    My favorite is your yellow … too adorable. Best of luck in the contest!
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    1. The World Wanderer

      Thanks so much! I love those lion cubs. <3

  15. Trusted Luxury Cruises

    The flower with the bee is a very cool picture!
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