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

  1. Super adjustment from the color challenge I just did for WordPress. The cherry blossoms always so pretty in Spring. Here is my entry ….

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  3. Alisa,
    Here is my rookie attempt. I hope to be a veteran soon!
    Cheers, Diane

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  5. Sheri Garvin says:

    Pale birds in the snow… a fun way to use these photos I took last month!

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  7. hi Ailsa, i am trying to catch up with my late posts: — APRIL

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  12. Su Leslie says:

    Love this theme; made me realise how much I focus on bright colours. So I had to do it twice! and

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  14. scsurfbutler says:

    Hi Alisa, here is my contribution to a challenging theme. Your amazing photos kept me in the game!

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  18. paulandjodie says:

    Hi Ailsa, I’m hoping to start blogging again… a little bit. Here’s a first try.

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  20. adinparadise says:

    Thanks so much for the pale theme, Ailsa. Those blossoms are just gorgeous. Here’s my pale contribution:

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  24. Jo Bryant says:

    I love the theme this week Ailsa…there is such a subtle beauty to your images. here are my thoughts on the theme.

  25. DagEnDauw says:

    A little pale still, but not for long anymore. I’m sure soon the sun will paint some color on their skin…
    Here’s my entrie Ailsa… made last weekend.
    Hope you’ll like it.

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  28. Another challenging theme! I really enjoyed having to think through, rather than just dive in for color. Thanks again 🙂

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  30. Anne Camille says:

    Running a few days behind. Here is my entry: Had I done this last Friday, I wouldn’t be sharing this lovely bloom that just opened up this morning!

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  34. Such gentle colors, lovely. Here is one of my softer photos:

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  37. Lovely challenge, I do enjoy going through my pictures to find suitable photos for each weeks challenge. Here is my contribution:

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  40. This was a great challenge for me Ailsa, I had fun thinking about it, so thanks for posting it for us.
    Here is mine:

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  43. Rosa says:

    absolutely in love with your beautiful shots.
    tried to choose a personal favourite – difficult but Dublin’s Four Courts buildings won!

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  45. 4otomo says:

    Hi Ailsa
    ‘perhaps pale, but certainly not insignificant….
    here’s my post for this week…

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