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Capture the Color Travel Photoblogging Contest

Capture the Color Contest by TravelSupermarket

Since happily ditching wedding photography for travel photography, I’ve been introduced to the new & exciting world of travel blogging & the amazing community involved in it.

I was recently nominated & invited to participate in a photoblogging travel competition by Bryon Dorr of Exploring Elements (thanks, Bryon!).

This fun little contest is put on by and bloggers are supposed to select up to 5 of their images that they think best represent the following colors:

  • Blue
  • Green
  • Yellow
  • White
  • Red

Each color will be judged by different travel experts.

It’s super hard to whittle down your entire collection of images into only 5, but I had fun trying! :) Without further ado, here are my entries.


During my first (and only) visit to New Orleans, we stayed at Hotel Monteleone, a historic hotel in the French Quarter.

The hotel’s roof deck has a great view of the French Quarter and Downtown and one evening we ventured up there to take in the view after the sun had dipped below the horizon. A blue hue descended upon the entire scene as night set in.

New Orleans, Louisiana, at Dusk


When my husband and I were planning a trip to Portland, Oregon, I was searching for some cool & unique things to visit, and I came across photos of the Cathedral Bridge not far from the center of town. The unique structure and green color make it stand out from other more traditional bridges, and I knew it had to go on the list of things to see.

Though Portland’s notorious rain drenched the city in the morning, I was lucky that the rain clouds had disappeared by evening when we went to check out the bridge.

Cathedral Bridge near Portland, Oregon


Sometimes it’s just about being in the right place at the right time and being willing to look for something different.

One day while making our way along the Embarcadero in San Francisco, I looked to my right and saw the soft afternoon light being filtered through these red- and yellow-colored leaves. The backlighting almost made them look like they were glowing. And I also had the good fortune of the iconic Transamerica building standing tall in the background.


Yellow leaves & Transamerica Building in San Francisco, California


I love me some fog, but I’m from Colorado originally and we don’t get a lot of fog here. Fortunately, fog in San Francisco and the Northern Californian coast is not uncommon.

While visiting Point Reyes – the second foggiest place in North America – we weren’t surprised to encounter a lot of the thick white stuff. I love the moodiness the thick fog evokes and how it envelopes the sea.

Foggy Point Reyes Lighthouse, California


I came across these weathered doors in Nagasaki, Japan, while visiting Sofuku-ji, a zen temple built by a Chinese monk.

Even though the exterior was looking pretty beat down and the red doors fade to a pale pink, I think it adds a little character & charm.

Red Doors - Sofuku-ji Temple - Nagasaki, Japan


Another fun part of this contest is that everyone gets to nominate 5 other bloggers. Here are people I’d love to see submit their own entries:

  • James Clark –
    • Living a nomadic life since 2003, it seems like there’s no place James hasn’t visited, and I imagine he’s got a ton of interesting images to choose from.
  • Jessica Tiare Bowen –
    • While the site focuses on things to do in New York City from a locals’ perspective, there are also other fun travel posts highlighting places further afield.
  • Kim & Brian –
    • Even though Kim & Brian just recently started their round-the-world trip, they already have a lot of great images from their new travels.
  • John Bidwell –
    • A road warrior mostly due to his full-time consulting job, John does a great job of checking out the best of everywhere he travels.
  • Cassie & Kevin –
    • Cassie & Kevin make their home in the San Francisco Bay Area, but have lots of tips on their site for Argentina, Peru & more.

8 Responses to Capture the Color Travel Photoblogging Contest

  1. Cassie July 16, 2012 at 10:18 pm #

    Thanks for nominating me, Kim! I was going to nominate you and then noticed Bryon already had yesterday so I went looking for others. Your yellow pick is absolutely amazing!!!

    • Kim July 16, 2012 at 10:20 pm #

      It’s my pleasure, Cassie. And I love your dog one of Casimiro – reminds me of our own little furball. They look a lot alike! :)

  2. Bryon July 17, 2012 at 1:59 am #

    I knew you’d have some great shots! I’m of course partial to your green PDX bridge, but the yellow leaves shot is truly inspirational. Keep up the good work:)

    • Kim July 17, 2012 at 1:17 pm #

      Thanks, Bryon. :) That bridge was such a good find near Portland, and it was such a beautiful evening, too!

  3. Jess @UsedYorkCity July 17, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    Thanks so much for the nomination, Kim! Can’t wait to start working on this:-) I really enjoyed your “white” photo, there’s something magical about a great fog shot!

    • Kim July 17, 2012 at 1:18 pm #

      My pleasure, Jess. And yeah, I have a weak spot for fog. Excited to see your shots!

  4. James Clark July 26, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

    Thanks for the nomination, Kim. That is a great set of photos you have there :)

    • Kim July 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm #

      You’re very welcome, James! I look forward to checking out your images.

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