Capture the Colour

23 Aug

I decided to take part in the “Capture the Colour” contest being hosted by http://www.travelsupermarket.com/,
and judged by (among others) Ken Kaminesky. The idea is to present images from your travels that highlight five colors – red, white, blue, green and yellow.

Here are my images:

Red

The House on Grass Island

The House on Grass Island

Most people probably haven’t heard of Guilford, CT – afterall, it’s just another coastal town in New England. If you have heard of it, though, then you’ve heard of the Grass Island fishing hut. It’s a recognizable, and historic feature of the region’s landscape. The little structure has seen it all, withstood several hurricanes, and within the last few years, been shown a
little love with some fresh paint. I’m a firm believer that there is so much more to New England than it’s (beautiful) lighthouses…lesser known scenes like this one are definitely worth a visit.

White

Diana's Pool - Chaplin, CT

Diana’s Pool – Chaplin, CT

Along those same lines, this small park called Diana’s Pool in the northeast region of CT is a hidden photography gem…one of many I’ve found scattered throughout New England. Again, if you’re planning a trip to the area, this section of the Natchaug River is loaded with small falls and cascades. It’s a great place for a moderate hike and some nice scenery, especially in the fall
when the leaves are turning.

Blue

Bike in Cozumel

Bike in Cozumel

This scene from Cozumel just fell into my lap. I was taking a taxi around the island from one of the beautiful beaches to a port, and saw this bike parked on side of the road. This was truly one of those moments I’m grateful I had my camera out and ready, as I literally had just seconds to compose and snap while we were stopped in traffic. The colors of the bike, porch, ocean and sky complimented each other perfectly. These shades of blue will forever remind me of the feel of sun on my (well sunscreened) skin, the smell of salt in the air and the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Ocean at my toes.

Green

Mt. Washington - New Hampshire

Mt. Washington – New Hampshire

I firmly believe that everyone who is able should hike a mountain at least once in their life. You don’t realize how stunning the view is until you get to the top. This image is from the top of Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, the highest peak in New England. It also happens to be one of the most popular peaks in New England, and is the source of tourism driven revenue for a good portion of the year. The cairn in the foreground serves as a trail marker, to help guide hikers safely up and down the mountain side.

From what I’m told by people who have made the hike more than once, the top of the mountain is generally socked in with fog – I was extraordinarily lucky to have a clear day. I can’t express how impressed I was with the view. It’s a wonderful, empowering feeling to stand on top of a mountain and see the world spread out beneath you.

Yellow

A Quiet Road

A Quiet Road

When I think of yellow within the umbrella of “travel”, I think of the painted lines in road. Combine that concept with a tourist destination, and you have an image that’s symbolic on a few levels. This image was taken during a visit to Block Island, a small island off the coast of Rhode Island. It’s the perfect, New England mini-cosm. (Yes, I made that word up. Haha) It has the quaint environment that New England is known for, the lighthouses and beaches that people associate with the region, wildlife, boats, limited traffic, biking and hiking galore… In other words, it’s a stereotype bonanza. (Yes, that was just
an excuse to use the word bonanza!)

Block Island is only accessible by boat (there are ferries running throughout the day back and forth between the mainland) and is a very popular day trip/summer home destination. Well worth a visit!

As part of the contest, the people behind the contest have asked that we nominate other blogs to try the contest…aka, spread the word. 🙂

My “suggestions”:

www.wheretowillie.com
www.nickexposed.com

http://iphonephotog.wordpress.com/
http://365photosbyjeremy.wordpress.com/

http://thewanderlustgene.wordpress.com/

 

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12 Responses to “Capture the Colour”

  1. perfectlight August 24, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    white is the best followed by blue. yellow is good too but i think you were few seconds too late (if that is a sunrise) or too early (if that is a sunset). good luck with the competition!

    • seeingspotsphoto August 24, 2012 at 2:13 pm #

      Thank you! I’ll need it. There are some gorgeous photos entered from what I’ve seen. =)

  2. Jeremy August 24, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Guess I should look at it 😉 looks like fun! Great submissions!!

  3. Hot Rod Cowgirl August 26, 2012 at 9:46 pm #

    Congratulations! I nominated you for The Lovely Blog Award:) Follow my link for the details:)

    http://hotrodcowgirl.com/2012/08/26/hot-rod-cowgirl-nominated-for-three-awards-the-kreativ-sunshiny-and-lovely-awards/

  4. The Wanderlust Gene August 28, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    They’re all fabulous shots – of course, we wouldn’t expect anything less – but The Hut on Grass Island is superb! And thank you so much for the nod – I’m chuffed beyond measure 🙂

  5. Pablo Buitrago August 30, 2012 at 3:53 pm #

    Beautiful shots!
    Specially Diana’s pool. Amazing!

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