Capture the Color: Travel Photo Contest

Posted by on Aug 3, 2012 in Sandbox Photography, Uncategorized | 17 comments

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…

Female Road Worker wearing Khymer Scarf (PTD Dec. 19/06)


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…

Chili Madness in the Market -- Chiang Mai, Thailand


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….



Balinese Offerings

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.

Bali Offerings


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!

Beating the heat in Budapest

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…

More Kids Than Suitcases

The Travel Gal

In A Cents

Beyond My Front Door


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(This is also the second post of my own personal challenge “Publish a Post Every Second Day in August.)

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  1. Gosh, that Mabul Island photograph is stunning. I think you crept into my dreams to take that photo!

    • Ha Ha Jen, and I thought I was tip toeing 🙂 I loved taking photos on Mabul.

  2. Love the chilies–always a great source of green or red photos.

  3. Beautiful collection, Nancie! I love the different shades of blue on the Mabul Island picture as well as the variety of green on the chili. Good luck with the contest!

    • Thanks for your kind words Mary, and nominating me!

  4. Fabulous! If anyone can capture colours it’s you.

  5. A fabulous selection of photos Nancie. I can’t go past food shots so the chilies appeal but just at the moment, in the cold of an Aussie winter, I would love to escape to the sun and warmth of Mabul Island. It looks so inviting. Good luck with the competition.

  6. Wow! You captured some beautiful moments. Love the contrast of the blue sky & turquoise water Mabul photo.

  7. All our fabulous choices Nanci but I think your lady in red and the blue photo are exceptional.

    • Thanks, Leigh! Those are two shots that I really love.

  8. I am with Leigh the woman in red and the blue sea photos are stunning and they are all brilliant choices. Best of luck in the contest Nancie!

    • Thanks Jackie!…Two of favorite shots!

  9. A good set of shots. The blue photo is especially brilliant.

    • Thanks Ted! The Mabul shot is one of my favorites!

  10. stunning pictures! I love the second one! 🙂

  11. The blue pic is really cool 🙂 I miss those beaches!


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