Capture the Colour

Thanks to Maria Norman-Freytag from Travel Curious Often I’ve been asked to participate in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour contest. While I’m an amateur photographer at best and know I don’t stand a shot compared with some hardcore and quite frankly skilled photographers out there, it ‘s still fun to participate all the same.
This was the Chinese exhibit at the Phipps Conservatory’s annual flower show in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The use of the red made me think of the country’s famous acrobatic performers.

At Kentuck Knob, a home in Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highland designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the color green is everywhere. I thought this particular image captured the color perfectly since it was seen through one of the home’s many perfectly shaped skylights.

While our breakfast at the Grand California’s Storyteller’s Cafe was somewhat of a disappointment, the interior decor was not. The yellow used in this part of the restaurant’s design created a perfect amber sunset.

While Brussels’ Manneken Pis is graced in an assortment of flower colors, the blue ones are the recurring theme here. One could count the number of yellow or red flowers on the garland, but the blue flowers are simply flowing and innumerable. 


I took this picture of the frozen shores of Lake Michigan from my plane seat when on my way to Chicago. I traveled there only a few days after the city had been hit with its worse blizzard in more than a decade. Thankfully the storm didn’t disrupt my travel plans and allowed for some pretty spectacular aerial shots.

Now for the part where I tag five other bloggers. I would love to see shots from these incredible bloggers and photographers who I haven’t seen nominated yet:
You can still participate even if you haven’t been nominated yet. If you do decide to participate please let me know as I would love to check out your photos!

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  • Reply
    August 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    It was definatly a new way for me to look through and classify my pictures.

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    the red headed traveler
    August 29, 2012 at 12:11 am

    I definitely have a much greater appreciation in terms of thinking about the colors in a scene when taking pictures now. What was most enjoyable for me was spotting the color where it wasn’t dominant.

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    Marla Norman-Freytag
    January 6, 2013 at 3:43 am

    Happy New Year!!! These are gorgeous! Love the White in particular.

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    the red headed traveler
    January 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks Maria and a very happy 2013 to you as well! “Plane pictures” are always my favorites.

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    May 4, 2014 at 2:01 am

    […] the Capture the Colour photography contest from last summer (you can see my submissions by clicking here) inspired me to create posts on multiple photos of just one color. I decided to start with green […]

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