Travel theme: One Colour

Most people think of monochrome photography as being solely black and white, but the definition also includes photos containing varying tones of one colour. After browsing through a monochrome photography exhibit earlier this week, I went looking through my travel shots for photos containing one predominant colour. It turned out to be a lot of fun and I was surprised at how many shots I’ve taken that have one main colour. Here are the red halls of Seattle’s Central Library.

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Getting artsy with raindrops on leaves at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island.


Sizzling hot California sunset just south of the Oregon border.

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Pearly white M&M overload at the flagship store in Manhattan.

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Fluffy pink cherry blossom season in Seattle.

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It’s hard to find a Holi photo with just one colour in it, but this is the closest I got to monochrome in this frenzy of colour.

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So do you think you can limit yourself to only one colour? If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: One Colour
  • 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
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xxx Ailsa

There are no lines in nature, only areas of colour, one against the other. – Edouard Manet


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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104 Responses to Travel theme: One Colour

  1. restlessjo says:

    White M & M’s, Ailsa! I thought you were on pills for a minute there 🙂 Happy weekend!

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  3. Lovely theme, Ailsa! All of your photo’s are special, they draw me in.
    Here’s my take on ‘One colour’:

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  5. aj vosse says:

    Grey for Ireland… oh sorry, that should be green for Ireland! 😉

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    • ailsapm says:

      My hat is off to you, Cubus, that is a stunning series of photos, absolutely mesmerizing. Thanks for sharing them! xxx Ailsa

    • ailsapm says:

      Wow, Cee, these are so gorgeous, that ramshackle house is amazing, so evocative, I could stare at it for hours, what a great photo. xxx

  8. mojoshawn says:

    Very interesting photographs!

  9. That sunset is amazing and the MM’s makes me want some right now.

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  11. Leya says:

    A great theme – again, Ailsa! Cannot pick a favourite, because they are all favourites! Here’s mine

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  16. Perfect theme for me right now…I took this shot during my Easter holiday, and was pretty happy with it.

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  18. goannasnake says:

    I thought this would be a lot harder for me to find something. Like you, I was surprised how many I had. Here’s the one I chose.

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  22. I looked around but kept coming back to this picture – so, here goes:

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  25. gfchopstix says:

    Lovely shots, especially the blossoms 🙂

  26. Shards Of DuBois says:

    I vote for the sunlight and cherry blossoms!!! gorgeous!!!

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  28. Kama says:

    Nice photos.
    A difficult theme for me, I most often do landscapes. I do have some black&white photos, but I don’t have many of one-coloured photos. Looking through my photos is not an option. My travel shots are over 10k photos. 😀 I’ll try to dig a bit. Unfortunately, I already posted recent photos with one colour dominant in my Easter walk post. ><

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  31. Thanks for the inspiration. Great theme and I surprised myself with this one:

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  34. YUM … I love me some M & M’s All color and lots and lots of them.
    Love the raindrops on the leaves.
    Here’s my attempt at one color. Hope you enjoy and have a nice weekend.

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  36. cocoaupnorth says:

    Lovely monochrome colours you came up with. Not an easy theme because what do I have, except white snow:-)

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