Earlier this month I was nominated to enter the TravelSupermarket.com Capture the Color contest by Ted of Traveling Ted. It was a lot of fun digging through my photos looking for each color. I also realized that I should use the color-tagging feature in Lightroom, but what fun would that be? The hardest part was choosing just one photo for each color.
Blue came the easiest for me as one of my favorite photos fits the bill. This shot is of Wild Goose Island in St. Mary’s Lake, Glacier National Park. While the photo looks effortless and peaceful, it took me four tries to get the right time of day and weather, then my tripod broke. Nonetheless, I got the shot and have it framed by my desk.
Green was also an easy find. Living in Florida, I sometimes tire of all the nearly 100% green photos I take. However, I’m not one to take anything for granted, so I continue to shoot photos of my beautiful home state with enthusiasm. Here is one of my favorites of Rainbow Springs.
Anyone who has spent time with me knows they will lose all of my attention as soon as a bird shows up. I’m not knowledgeable enough to call myself a “birder,” I just love them. This photo is of a great egret wading through yellow grass along the shore of Lake Dora, Florida.
Back to Glacier National Park, this shot is of the Logan Pass visitor’s center along the Going-to-the-Sun Road. The crazy thing is this was taken in July, just three days after they finished plowing the road for summer visitors. The snow still reached the eves of the building and the sidewalks resembled canyons through the 8-foot high snow.
These arches were just outside my room at the El Sueño Hotel in Puebla, Mexico. The red painted stucco, colorful tiles, and heavy wooden door combined to highlight the historic architecture of the building, which was once a private home.
Now the fun part, I get to nominate five more bloggers to capture the color: