The photo contest, Capture the Color, currently being run by Travel Supermarkets, is a fun opportunity for travel bloggers to show off their use of color; red, green, blue, white, yellow. Of course, there is also the lure of the great prizes being offered, including Ipads and some serious travel cash; YES CASH! A big thank you to Mary from The World Is a Book for nominating Budget Travelers Sandbox.
I’ve had a fun few days browsing through thousands of my travel photos and none of my final selections were easy decisions. I wanted each photo to not only represent the color, but to tell a story. Here are my choices… (Click on any of the photos to view a larger version.)
Lady in Red
I waffled for a long time on this one, and finally decided on this Cambodian lady with her red Khymer scarf. Cambodia is a hot, dusty country and these scarves are a part of every Cambodian’s wardrobe. Her red scarf set her a part from the rest of the road crew on this blistering, dusty day in downtown Siem Reep. Look at the weariness on her face. Probably etched there from so many years of back breaking work; how many I wondered? and for what small amount of money to help her family survive? Those questions ran through my mind that day, and once again I realized how LUCKY I am…
Chili Madness (Myung Mai Market, Chiang Mai)
A traveler in Thailand can spend their time enjoying the fantastic food offerings, complete with famous Thai Chilies, or trying to avoid their heat. Me? I say bring them on!; the spicier the better. I have “cried” my way through many a plate of Thai food one green (or sometimes) red chili at a time, savoring every bite…
Mabul Island’s “Blues”
Lying off the coastal town of Semporna, in Maylaysia’s Borneo, the island of Mabul is only moments away from some of the worlds best diving and snorkeling. The island itself is home to several five star resorts, but there is also its ordinary side…populated by ordinary folk trying to make a living. The boat surrounded by the beautiful blue in this photo is ordinary; nothing flashy about it. To me, it looks like it could be used to take tourists out for the day, or maybe fishing. I wonder….
The Balinese live their culture. Rarely a day goes by that offerings are not being made to the gods. In fact, you will Canang Sari everywhere. Owners bless their businesses and place to these offerings to the gods everyday before they open their doors. Many find their way into temples, as in this photo. I think the yellow of the Canang Sari gives a nice warmth to this shot.
Beating the Heat in Budapest
I trolled the streets of Budapest last month in 40 degree heat (Celsius). I stumbled upon this fountain flowing with jets of white, cool, refreshing water. The kids were having a blast, and the adults looked relaxed too!
Thanks for dropping by. If you have a moment, please leave a comment. Which is your favorite of the five?
Opps…I almost forgot. I have to nominate five other travel bloggers. My nominations are…
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(This is also the second post of my own personal challenge “Publish a Post Every Second Day in August.)