Travel theme: Pale

Bright and colourful photos can be show stoppers, but sometimes the palest of photographs can capture the imagination. Right now it is cherry blossom season in Seattle and the city is awash with pale pink blooms.

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So I had a look through some of my files for other light, pastel-tinged photographs and here’s what I came up with.

Sea and sky glimmer delicate blue on the shores of Hawaii:

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Dawn burns the palest of pinks through the windows of Amtrak’s Empire Builder cross-country train:

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Dublin’s Four Courts buildings reflect faintly yellow in the River Liffey:

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Fluffy stalks of sugarcane drift before hazy Guatemalan mountains:

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Are you feeling faint yet? If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Pale
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS.

I’m looking forward to your hushed tones and softest hues!

xxx Ailsa


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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294 Responses to Travel theme: Pale

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  2. Alien Shores says:

    Hi Ailsa – Here is my post for your Pale theme

  3. bebs1 says:

    Are those cherry blossoms? They are beautiful. I thought they are crab apple blossoms. Anyway, here is my entry:

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  5. cinova says:

    Lovely variety of photos, Ailsa. I especially like the sugarcane and the second cherry blossom shot. This theme invited me to dig out some of my favourite ocean photography and reflect on how we experience those moments of life that ‘pale in comparison’. Thanks for the inspiration! Here’s my belated contribution:

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  7. Lyle says:

    My favorites are the cherry blossoms and the sunrise. For my contribution I chose some pictures of local churches, I hope you enjoy these Pale images.

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  10. shelley says:

    I love cherry blossom season too! 🙂 Great photos here… my favourite is the second one with contrast between the pale and vibrant colours

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  13. Ailsa, your photos are fantastic!
    Here’s my entry. I hope you, and others, enjoy.

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  16. elizz says:

    hi ailsa.. sharing with you my entry for this week’s theme.. happy sunday 🙂

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  18. Barbara says:

    Here is my entry for Pale. Thanks… Your photos are great..

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  22. The blossoms and sugar cane are stunning – my favourites!
    I took your idea and looked for some spring pastels and colours in my neighbourhood and combined two posts into one.

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  25. Bams Triwoko says:

    Beautiful cherry blossom, Ailsa… love it.. 🙂
    Here’s my entry:

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  27. Lynne Ayers says:

    Beautiful dawn shot!

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  31. Hi Ailsa,
    here is my 1st entry at you challenge 😉
    Cheers Angela 🙂

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  34. Angeline M says:

    You brought back such memories for me with this week’s challenge, thanks!

  35. Hi Ailsa! Here’s my entry for this week’s challenge. Thank you! 🙂

  36. Know-All says:

    what lovely colors!! specially the pale pink blooms are awesome.. 🙂

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  38. fgassette says:

    Love your pale colors. Here are mine:


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  41. suej says:

    Here’s mine, just posted but out of sequence (because I started it yesterday, it thinks I posted yesterday!)

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