With only a few days left to enter, I’ve been nominated by Tiffany Wüest of ‘World Meets Girl’ for the Capture the Colour Competition.
To be honest I had never even heard of this competition before, but after checking it out I decided to enter, for the following reasons:
Firstly, there are some serious prizes to be won from iPads to a cool £3000 travel fund. But more than that, the competition itself sounds pretty awesome, and I can’t wait to see the entries in each category.
Here’s how it works:
So I went in search of images representing Red, Green, Blue, Yellow and White from the hundreds of travel photos I’ve accumulated over the years.
But I decided to take my own little spin on the competition by paying homage to my home country: South Africa. Extremely apt, seeing as South Africa is known as the Rainbow Nation…every colour welcome!
So here goes:
Red is… A fiery sky showing off at sunset, Durban
Caught completely unaware by the setting sun, I managed to snap this photo just as the last of the light was disappearing under the horizon.
Blue is… A lone stingray in Ushaka Marine World, Durban
This picture always makes me feel as if he was looking right at me, if only for a second.
Green is… the grass on which lay the baby zebra, Kruger National Park
I had never seen a baby zebra before; some of his stripes were still brown! Too tired to stand anymore, he playfully fell at the feet of his mother, and rolled over for attention.
Yellow is… the fancy headdress of the African Crane Bird, Hluhluwe–iMfolozi Park
Like a golden crown – the African Crane bird is regally clad. National bird of Uganda, but sometimes spotted by lucky safari-goers in South Africa.
White is… powder-soft sand at Clifton Beach, Cape Town
There isn’t a shortage of natural beauty in Cape Town. From Table Mountain, to Cape Point – the city is alive with picturesque landscapes at seemingly every turn. This photo was taken on my honeymoon in the Mother City.
Feel free to let me know what you think of my entries!
And in turn, I nominate the following 5 bloggers:
1. Sarah Shumate:
3. Shannon Reilly:
4. Mike Hopkins:
5. Houssam Eddine: