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.
The steaming, sulphuric landscape of Mammoth Hot Springs on a foggy day in Yellowstone National Park.
After driving through acres of dead trees in Mesa Verde, this burst of yellow was a welcome sight.
The Actor’s Chapel in New York, illuminated green for St. Patrick’s Day.
A forest of blue trees with an environmental message in Seattle’s Westlake Center.
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
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Thanks for the reblog, Gabbie, glad you enjoyed the photos. x Ailsa
your welcome.Nice to see your blog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks John, it was a lot of fun choosing which photos to use 🙂
You did well with such beautiful colours… love it..
Thanks bulldog. I see there’s a prevalence of green over on your blog! Happy golfing 🙂 xxx
The first photo is amazing. It really captured me for a moment!
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
Well, what a perfect night! I’ve always loved silouette photos, they say so much! Keep up the good work 🙂
Great choice! I love the white pic 🙂 Good luck!
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
Thanks a lot for hopping by!
It’s definitely not easy; for now I think I’ll stick with landscapes and nature 🙂
Thanks for the nudge, I’d have missed it again if it hadn’t been for your nomination, Ann-Christine. I love your photos too, good luck! xxx Ailsa
Whoop, thanks Gilly 🙂
I really like this picture. It is full of life
Thanks Rajiv, Lincoln Center was buzzing with people that night, it was so much fun to just sit and watch the world go by. xxx
Funny how many posts emerge as a challenge ends, Ailsa 🙂 As always some beautiful shots but I love your lead one 🙂
I wonder how many people are going to get a post up before the end of the day – exciting stuff! I’ve been going through your personal A-Z of Poland, Jo, what a great idea. Loved the tour through Mariacki Church. xxx Ailsa
Bless you, hon! All down to Julie Dawn Fox. She has an all-Portugal site if you haven’t come across her. 🙂
Oh yes, I know Julie’s site, I love it! xxx
Yes that first shot is really something, but it was good to see the blue trees and the hot springs again.
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. 🙂
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
Wonderful photos, Hanel, hard to choose a favourite but I am absolutely intrigued by the saffron parfait, it looks positively decadent and now I simply must taste it for myself! Did you enjoy it? xxx Ailsa
I loved it! The combination with the passion fruit sauce made it even tastier!
Great shots – especially love the white one in New York!
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
Great photo choices! I love the white one… and the yellow flowers are so cheerful.
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
These are all so gorgeous but the white capture is amazing!!! Great job!
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
Thanks Ailsa! I saw that….thanks so much! I never had time to do it but I did do it last year and loved the competition!
Great shots as always and fantastic choice for the challenge. I wish you good luck.
Thanks viveka, it was a fun post to come up with, and so hard to choose which shots to use! 🙂
I was invited a couple of months ago .. but I couldn’t choose photos. I think you chosen fantastic photos. Good luck.
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… 🙂
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
That is a beautiful pic! Love the action in the foreground. Great slice of life pic.
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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Great color choices Alisa! They are all wonderful but something about your Red keeps bringing me back. It looks so eerie! Lisa
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.
That first shot is beyond spectacular!
Thanks tieshka, I did a whole series of silhouettes that night https://wheresmybackpack.com/2012/08/24/silhouette/ but this one is my favourite because there is so much going on in it. xxx Ailsa
Great selection Ailsa. Looks like the competition is going to be tough. Love your site.
Thanks Andrew, there are some wonderful entries out there, I love your trek to Machu Picchu, how beautiful. xxx
Thanks. Good luck to us both!
White is my favorite 🙂 A cool shot! Good luck with the contest!
Thanks Suze, your shot of the Eiffel Tower is gorgeous, good luck to you too! xxx Ailsa
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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!
It’s one of my favourites because there’s so much to look at, and with silhouettes, you can’t see their expressions so you have to make up the story for yourself.
I did toooooooooo : )
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!
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