My Submissions

What an awesome concept.  “Capture the Colour”.  Put on by the folks over at Travel Super Market, this contest sounds like it’s drawing quite an audience, and I’m happy to participate.  Here’s the concept, take 5 colors provided by TSM and come up with an image that, to you, represents the color.  The colors are Blue, Green, Red, White, and Yellow.


One thing that draws me to a particular photo is how the colors compliment each other.  In this photo, the blues wouldn’t look so interesting if it weren’t for the gold leaf and orange tile that actually creates a glowing effect around the deep royal blues of the glass.  Add that to some Roman marble statues, and you’ve got a pristine pool that might be worth getting in a bit of trouble to jump in. 😛


This is where I grew up.  Exploring the natural places, being a curious kid.  It’s kind of a funny place, this particular spot.  There is nothing that specifically tells you where this might be, but if you’ve been here before, you know exactly where it is.


On a cool Sydney ‘winter’ evening, I found myself exploring one of the few Chinese designed gardens outside of China.  The Chinese Garden of friendship was designed and built by Chinese landscape architects and gardeners, and is governed by the Taoist principles of ‘Yin-Yang’ and the five opposite elements – earth, fire, water, metal and wood. These principles also stress the importance of Qi, the central force of life and energy.  One thing that really struck me by this particular spot, was that all these elements came together in one location, leaving me feeling very ying and yang.


In quite possibly the biggest storm of our winter, all that I could think about was getting outside and seeing what was going on!  Even though the theme of this photo is ‘white’, I think the strongest element in it is the tiny bit of color that comes from the horses.  Peacefully eating away at their hay bail, their curiousity of me turned them around as I drudged thru the deep snow of the ditch to get a little closer.


It was one of those mornings that a low, heavy fog covers everything.  It’s not raining, but everything is wet.  As I was making my way down the road, the silhouettes of these horses our for a morning graze caught my attention, and the sun attempting to pierce thru the fog created a glowing haze above them.

My Nominations

Lastly, they ask you to provide some folks that you think would be good candidates to join, and these are some photographers that I would love to see join!

  1. Seeing Spots Photography
  2. Scott Frederick
  3. Dena Sussman
  4. Matty Wolin
  5. Noah Sheldon

What do you have to do?

  1. Publish a Capture the Colour blog post with images for all 5 colours if you have the images. If you don’t have all 5 colours, post images in the colours that you do have. Those who don’t have photos for all 5 colours will still be in with a chance of winning the category winner prizes but you won’t be in the running for the main prize. In your post, make sure to mention the TravelSupermarket (TSM) Capture the Colour Competition page ( so that your readers know what Capture the Colour is.
  2. Nominate and notify 5 other travel bloggers to take part in Capture the Colour at the end of your post to spread the word about the contest!
  3. By 27th August 2012, let TSM know you’ve entered the competition by either posting a link to your blog post on Facebook mentioning Capture the Colour and tagging the Facebook page and/or by linking to your post via Twitter and including @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour. We’ll be monitoring both Facebook and Twitter closely so all entries will be recorded. For those who don’t have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can email your entry to, including your name, email address and phone number.
  4. Every Capture the Colour blog entry will be judged by our 5 judges with each judge selecting a colour category winner to receive an iPad 3 or prize of similar value. The judges will then come together to select the overall winner of the £2,000 travel budget. For further information about the judging and the prizes see the Terms & Conditions by clicking the link below.