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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
So, those are my five entries for the Capture the Colour Contest. Now, I nominate the following five bloggers to enter the contest themselves:
- Derek from TheHolidaze.com
- Kay from TheKayDays.com
- Ryan from Treksplorer.com
- Kenin and Lauren from TheConstantRambler.com
- Caroline from CarolineInTheCityBlog.com