I’m a happy snapper, but that doesn’t mean I’d ever call myself a decent photographer.
I’m learning and I’m trying to improve with every trip I take, so I was over the moon that fellow travel bloggers Lucy and Julika thought of me with their nominations for 2013’s Capture the Colour competition. Capture the Colour is a competition run by Travel Supermarket in which bloggers are asked to publish a post of their favourite travel photos that showcase the colours blue, yellow, green, red and white.
But as well as being a competition entry, I also hope that this post might dish up a bit of inspiration if you’re planning a trip soon yourself.
These photos all come from places I’ve visited in the last 12 months, and they’re also a bit of celebration for me as I’m now just over a week away from celebrating a year of Need Another Holiday.
What do you think?
I visited Munich last December and red was everywhere, as is so often the case around Christmas. Here, the flashes of red look so inviting and hint at the city’s festive charm, found just around the corner in the many market stalls.
When I look at my photos of Verona, it’s hard to believe I actually arrived on a wet October afternoon. The colours of Verona scream sunshine, and when the sun came out the city shone beautifully despite the season.
The Greek Island of Thassos is often called Greece’s emerald isle. It’s surprisingly green. There are lush pine forests and ancient olive groves visible all around. These olives were hanging above me as I stood waiting for a bus in the morning sunshine. And just in case you’re wondering – I love Greece!
Lisbon is Europe’s secret capital city. It’s immensely beautiful and feels both fragile and feisty at the same time. I loved it. And I adored the stunning tiled facades of so many of the buildings. This blue gem with a blue scooter parked right outside felt like it celebrated Lisbon’s colourful spirit.
The plaster casts of Pompeii’s dead were a sight I’ll never forget. It’s an incredible place that you’ll never appreciate the scale of unless you actually visit. Looking at the white casts, I hoped that the souls they belonged to were at peace.
Which of these is your favourite? I’d love to know. And as the competition asks each entrant to nominate five other bloggers, I pass on the baton to Jac of The Occasional Traveller, Ashley of Ashley Abroad, Yishyene of Small Crazy, Emma of Gohemian Travellers and the fabulous sisters of BlondeBrunette Travel.
More details on the competition are here if you fancy entering it yourself!