I Capture the Colors

Jul 17, 2012    /    stories & photos

You guys know I’m a sucker for fun stuff, right? Well, this week I found out about a blogger contest put on by TravelSupermarket. It’s called Capture the Color and the idea is that bloggers submit five photos (one each for blue, green, yellow, white, and red), along with some story details about each. Then some fabulous professional photographers judge said photos. And the winner in each photo category gets a third-gen iPad and the winner overall gets 2000 pounds. As in British Pounds. As in, worth way more than American moolah, people.

So, without further ado, here’s my submission(s). Enjoy!


blue city

Chefchaouen, Morocco. Tucked away from the larger cities of Fez and Casablanca, Chefchaouen sits in the Moroccan hill country and is known for its wall-to-wall blue medina. The walls are blue. The doors are blue. The mailboxes are blue. Even parts of the streets are blue. Forevermore, when I think blue, I think Chefchaouen.


Yellow Aspens in Colorado

Aspen, Colorado. If you’ve never seen the aspen trees arrayed in their fall yellows, you should probably add that to your bucket list. All the better if you can see the aspens in Aspen. But I digress.

This photo was taken as myself and my best friend hauled ourselves up a mountainside through a glorious cluster of aspens just outside the charming ski town. Ski towns aren’t as popular in the fall, but, oh, they should be.



Edinburgh, Scotland. When I think green, I think Edinburgh, with its winding Water of Leith Walkway tracing a lush, green path through the city along its river…and its dozens of small, charming parks. This particular place is along that walkway, just out of Stockbridge. The staircase starts in the water and leads up to the main walking path. And it’s beautifully overgrown by the greenery of this Emerald Isle.


Brugge is about to storm

Brugge, Belgium. In between storms, I whipped out my camera for this shot. I love the red windows, roof tiles, and flowers framed against an angry sky.



Coronado Island, San Diego, California, USA. What else could capture white so well as a wedding? Last year, my best friend was married on Coronado Island in the November sunshine with a hint of sea salt and the light tinkling of vacationers’ laughter in the air.

Contest rules also require that I tag five other bloggers. You’re it, Candice Does the World, Travels of Adam, CheeseWeb, The Everywhereist, and That’s Quirky.

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  • Roommate #1
    July 17, 2012

    Love these! Cheers to colors!

  • gigigriffis
    July 17, 2012

    Thanks! And yes! Cheers!

  • Nathalie Croux
    July 18, 2012


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