Capture The Colour Contest
If you’ve ever met me on the road, I often live behind the viewfinder of my camera. I’ve got tens of thousands of unsorted photos.. half out of laziness, half out of being too busy taking more photos to be able to sort them! The premise of this contest was to capture colours in a way which might be a bit out of the norm.. things which truly highlight a colour and invite you in to the picture. Of course, narrowing it down to one of each felt nearly impossible. After going through 100s of albums, I feel happy with the selection I was able to come up with for the Colour the Colours contest. I hope you like what I came up with.. if there’s any you see here you would like to know more about, let me know in the comments section, and I’ll be sure to write follow up blog posts about them, and let you know when it’s published!
On a blue planet, the majority of the Earth’s surface, including the day’s sky in which we look upon, is filled with various hues of blue. It is rare, however, to catch a night sky which is filled with this powerful colour. Pictured here, during 2011’s perigee moon, I was able to Capture the Colour of the sky over Varkala in southern India. It was tinted a very dark shade of blue all throughout the night. This rare sight was due to the moon’s incredibly close proximity to the Earth that night, and just happend to coincide with a Vishnu festival, a Hindu god, often depicted with a light shade blue. It was truly Vishnu’s night that night.
This terracotta statue was found in a terracotta outdoor museum in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Here, thousands upon thousands of terracotta statues and figures can be found, all slowly aging from the elements. Many of the figures found here depict gods and idols of various elements of the buddhism found in Thailand. Though the religion still exists very strongly in Thailand, I felt the green of the aging, moss covered figures capture the colour of how deep rooted it truly is in their society.
Found high atop the mountainside in Nikko, Japan, this old samurai temple is rich in ancient wonder. I was able to capture the colour of it’s golden yellow doors welcome you to explore the treasures found inside.
Not much colour exists in the barren, snow-capped landscapes of Antarctica. Other than a few colourful beaks, the penguins have captured the colour of the white and black landscapes to blend in to their backgrounds providing shelter from any predators which may find them out of the water.
During Chiang Mai fest, there were several traditional performances, encompassing stories from the rich ‘lanna’ culture found in the northern part of Thailand. I feel red is a very fiery and sensual colour, and love the way this picture was able to capture the colour’s emotion with the dancing petals, and loving expressions.
Bonus: Orange (unjudged)
Just a bonus for peeps interested in my Capture the Colour photos. I took this photo of a monk praying in a temple in Chiang Mai, Thailand during a Buddhist ceremony around the Thai New Year.
Good luck to all the contestants of this contest! I’ve already seen 100’s of amazing entries.. it’s wonderful that so many people are celebrating the world in colours. [/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]