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September 25, 2013

Capturing the Colors of Asia

I love travel photography. Whether it’s taking my own photos or looking at others, when it comes to traveling, a photo really is worth a thousand words. Looking at a photo can bring back memories, feelings, or even smells of a place you’ve been or inspire you to travel somewhere new.

That’s why I was really excited to enter the Capture the Colour Contest (Color with a ‘u’. Those fancy Brits). After I was nominated by my friends Lance and Laura from TravelAddicts.net and Ryan from JustChuckinIt.com, I took a look through my photos and came up with the best representations of the contest’s colors: red, blue, green, yellow, and white.

Take a minute to look at my photos, and then look below to see which five travel bloggers I’ve nominated to enter next.

Red

Red is no longer just the color of angry men. It can also be the color of beautiful and calming old towns like Lijiang, China. In the restored old town of the city, almost every building is painted a beautiful shade of red. While I was able to escape the crowds of Chinese tourists in the city center, I wasn’t able to escape the beauty of Lijiang.

The back alleys of Lijiang, China are a peaceful place to stroll.

The back alleys of Lijiang, China are a peaceful place to stroll.

Blue

Every year, the Seoul Drum Festival is held in the capital of South Korea. Featuring percussion groups from around the world, the festival was a highlight of my time in Korea. In this picture, a group from France performs on stage.

A group from France performs at the 2010 Seoul Drum Festival

A group from France performs at the 2010 Seoul Drum Festival

Green

Located in South Korea, the Damyang Bamboo Forest is one of the most relaxing places I’ve ever visited. Thousands of bamboo stalks tower above as you walk along the park’s paths. As the wind rustled through the leaves high above, I turned my camera skyward and snapped the picture below.

Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Yellow

Often overlooked by travelers going from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Sukhothai is the ancient capital of the Thai Empire. Today, all that’s left are a series of ruined temples scattered over a small area. One of my favorites was the 15-meter tall seated Buddha at Wat Si Chum. As sun was setting over the temple, I snapped the photo below.

The head of an impressive 15-meter tall seated Buddha at Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai.

The head of an impressive 15-meter tall seated Buddha at Wat Si Chum in Sukhothai, Thailand.

White

Whirling Dervish shows are one of the highlights for many people when they travel to Turkey. I had a chance to see them perform in Konya, the city where the Dervishes were founded and headquartered. As they twirled in the night, I was mesmerized by the beauty of the performance.

The Whirling Dervishes put on a great demonstration in Konya, Turkey.

The Whirling Dervishes put on a great demonstration in Konya, Turkey.

So, those are my five entries for the Capture the Colour Contest. Now, I nominate the following five bloggers to enter the contest themselves:






2 Comments


  1. Totally awesome photos mate. Really love the perspective of the Green, and the motion in White!


  2. […] it’s a big deal ) Thanks to our friends over at Travel Addicts, Jdomb’s Travels, and Tripologist, we were invited to share 5 of our favorite photos inspired  by a specific color. So without […]



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