I quite like photography as well as seeing connections in things. So this Capture the Colour contest is right up my alley. This is my entry to the contest. The point of the meme is to create a post with 5 pictures each highlighting one of the five colors: blue, white, yellow, green and red. I had the Lucky Charms jingle stuck in my head through most of writing this, but that is likely just a sign I watched too much TV as a kid.
Blue – Santorini
I like doors. This one in Santorini is so iconic to the Greek Islands to me. Yes, even more so than the more known blue domes. The blue matches both the sky and the sea while the while the white reflects the heat. I found this peaceful perfect blue in Oia on a sunny day.
Read about more doors in Santorini.
Green – Wanaka
Green is the color of life and growth. This little guy was watching his little plants on the back side of a hostel we stayed at in Wanak, New Zealand. I like the green of the sink as well as the ingenuity to use it to plant. You can’t beat the built in water management. Although the hostel had a number of plants, we only noticed this one after we had enjoyed our beer from the local beerworks, which made him all the more entertaining. I had to go back to the room for the camera.
Read more about our day in Wanaka.
Yellow – Mykonos
I like postboxes for a similar reason as I like doors. They are mundane items of life that can take on an exotic feel in different places. I have started taking pictures of post boxes as I travel. This was one of my first in Mykonos, Greece. I remember walking around in the daylight after a night of going out and noticing the line of the white lines behind the glaring yellow postbox.
See more unusual views of Mykonos.
White – Pamukkale
Pamukkale was the wildcard of our honeymoon. It ended up being fascinating place. The cliff is covered in white calcite that looks like it should be slippery, but it isn’t. The glittering white flows down a long set of terraces you can walk down. It is a big day trip destination, which means most people don’t make it beyond the first few pools. That is a shame, beyond that the people thin out and you get views like this.
Read more about walking the Pamukkale travertines.
Red – London
London scream red for me. Despite the grayness of the weather and the buildings, all of the traditional British things are red in my mind. I love this double decker bus picture in front of the Cathedral. It was such a lucky shot taking with a crap point and shoot early in the morning. Focus effects are some of my favorites and this is similar.
Read more about iconic London.
Pass it along
As with most internet memes, I am to pass it along. A few old friends and a few new ones.