Capture the Colour

Ann-Christine from lagottocattleya just invited me to join the Capture the Colour photo challenge. I missed it last year because I was on the road but I had so much fun reading through everyone else’s entries, I couldn’t resist participating this year. Here are my photos for white, red, yellow, green and blue.


New Yorkers silhouetted against the dancing waters of the fountain at Lincoln Center.

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The steaming, sulphuric landscape of Mammoth Hot Springs on a foggy day in Yellowstone National Park.

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After driving through acres of dead trees in Mesa Verde, this burst of yellow was a welcome sight.

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The Actor’s Chapel in New York, illuminated green for St. Patrick’s Day.

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A forest of blue trees with an environmental message in Seattle’s Westlake Center.

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You don’t have to be nominated by someone else to participate but you do have to get your post up by October 9th, yikes! With all due apologies for the short notice, I’m nominating Nicole at Thirdeyemom, Daniel and Audrey at Uncornered Market, Jodi at Legal Nomads, Amanda at A Dangerous Business and Vlad and Johna at Wind Against Current.

Have fun choosing your photos; good luck everyone.  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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60 Responses to Capture the Colour

  1. gabbie20132013 says:

    Reblogged this on Gabbie Blog.

  2. John says:

    Beautiful work!!

  3. bulldog says:

    You did well with such beautiful colours… love it..

  4. sarahep says:

    The first photo is amazing. It really captured me for a moment!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Sarah, it was one of those sweltering hot summer New York nights where the only thing to do is find water and hang out. I took a bunch of photos that night, it was such a lovely sight. xxx

  5. ae.i says:

    Great choice! I love the white pic 🙂 Good luck!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Anja – I loved your Worldwide Photo Walk, and your reaction to street photography made me giggle, I know what you mean, it can be difficult to say the least! xxx Ailsa

      • ae.i says:

        Thanks a lot for hopping by!
        It’s definitely not easy; for now I think I’ll stick with landscapes and nature 🙂

  6. Rajiv says:

    I really like this picture. It is full of life

  7. restlessjo says:

    Funny how many posts emerge as a challenge ends, Ailsa 🙂 As always some beautiful shots but I love your lead one 🙂

  8. Tish Farrell says:

    Yes that first shot is really something, but it was good to see the blue trees and the hot springs again.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Tish, walking through those hot springs felt like being on a different planet, it was like nothing I’d ever seen before so I had to include them, and the blue trees are near and dear to my heart too. 🙂

  9. I love the white picture; the blue trees of course are intriguing 🙂 I am keen to see, how others have interpreted the colours. If you like, have a look at my submission, would value feedback

  10. Great shots – especially love the white one in New York!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Lucy, the white one is proving to be very popular 🙂 I just saw your entry from way back in August, wow, you got in early! Those camels in Petra are ace, I’ve always wanted to visit! xxx Ailsa

  11. bevchen says:

    Great photo choices! I love the white one… and the yellow flowers are so cheerful.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Bev, those little yellow flowers were like a burst of sunshine in a pretty desolate landscape, we just rounded the corner and the yellow burst into view, beautiful. I just had a good giggle at your Oink post, those boars are so silly and adorable at the same time! xxx

  12. thirdeyemom says:

    These are all so gorgeous but the white capture is amazing!!! Great job!

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Nicole, I sent you a last minute nomination because I figured you’d have a wealth of photos to choose from, you’ve got such an array of amazing shots on your blog. xxx Ailsa

  13. viveka says:

    Great shots as always and fantastic choice for the challenge. I wish you good luck.

  14. Love the photos as always, Ailsa, and thanks so much for nominating us! I participated last year and it was a lot of fun choosing the photos. I’ll have another go this year if I can get it in before the deadline… 🙂

    • ailsapm says:

      Squee, hope you make it, Vlad – I specifically chose you because I knew you would have a whole bunch of amazing photos ready to go, even at short notice! Looking forward to seeing your post. xxx Ailsa

  15. That is a beautiful pic! Love the action in the foreground. Great slice of life pic.

    • ailsapm says:

      Thanks Rick, glad you enjoyed it. Love your post about making your car road trip ready – great tips in there for my next trip! xxx Ailsa

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  17. Great color choices Alisa! They are all wonderful but something about your Red keeps bringing me back. It looks so eerie! Lisa

    • ailsapm says:

      Yellowstone is spectacular; and very eerie in spots, Lisa, when I was travelling through this summer I kept thinking how terrifying it must have been for early man to discover this part of the world, how alien it must have seemed to them.

  18. tieshka says:

    That first shot is beyond spectacular!

  19. Andrew Seal says:

    Great selection Ailsa. Looks like the competition is going to be tough. Love your site.

  20. Suze says:

    White is my favorite 🙂 A cool shot! Good luck with the contest!

  21. ailsapm says:

    Thanks Suze, your shot of the Eiffel Tower is gorgeous, good luck to you too! xxx Ailsa

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  23. says:

    So glad you did Ailsa ! The first one is my favorite. Would make a great hung piece in so many of the hotels I stay at, this is very au-courant! I hope you win!

  24. Sam says:

    This is so cool!!!!! I’ve seen challenges like these before and have always wanted to try it! i have to do it now! you have inspired me! these shots are so awesome! I love Lincoln center! I go to the opera all the time!

    • ailsapm says:

      Oh Sam, you should definitely take part next time you have a chance, it’s a lot of fun. Isn’t Lincoln Center marvellous? I used to spend lots of time there when I lived in New York. xxx Ailsa

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