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Photography competition winner wins Capture the Colour

The Capture the Colour Photography Competition Has A Winner

And…it’s Wes from Johnny Vagabond.

I’ve loved watching this travel photography competition take shape after Travel launched it all those weeks ago and asked me to be one of the judges.

And so I have travelled around the world through other people’s photos, drunk and giddy with power to begin with before becoming rather overwhelmed by all the talent out there by the end.

So, to rustle up a well worn and thoroughly familiar cliche, it really was difficult to choose a winning entry from all the fantastic photos that we saw.

You can find my “green” category winner over here in case you missed it plus a selection of photos I loved overall over here.

But in the end, we had to get our heads together and choose just the one winner, and it was Johnny Vagabond with the picture published above, taken on the side of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India.

I also loved this shot he took in Antigua, Guatemala as well as the blue-tinged sculptures from Kathmandu below:

But wait, there’s more great travel photography…

An Italian Vignette – from Edith Levy

But in actual fact, ladies and gentlemen, we cheated a little – and I’m not afraid to admit it. When the competition began, there was only going to be one cash prize for the overall winner. But then, as the photos were so, so good, the idea of a second and third prize came up as well.

And so, second place goes to Edith Levy with this beautiful buttercup yellow shot of a bicycle in Florence called An Italian Vignette.

Third place, meanwhile, goes to Anthon Jackson who blogs at Wanderings over here. His prize-winning shot was a snap of a boy throwing himself into a pool of green water in Fatehpur Sikhri in India. Personally I fell in love with his yellow shot called Soccer Silhouette that was taken in Laos (see below.)

Interested in Travel Photography?

Don’t forget to check out the beautiful and provocative images on the other judges’ sites:

The Planet D

Almost Fearless

Ken Kaminesky and

Canvas of Light

That’s a wrap for the #capturethecolour contest, though. I hope you’ve had fun taking part and I hope it’s given you some inspiration to grab any camera you can get your hands on and to get out there and get snapping.

Soccer Silhouette from Anthon Jackson


13 Responses to Great Travel Photography

  1. Stu September 27, 2012 at 3:43 pm #

    Fantastic shot. Very tranquil. One wonders what this person is thinking of.

    • Abi October 17, 2012 at 9:59 am #

      I hope no-one pinches my shoes?!

  2. Sheila September 28, 2012 at 9:17 pm #

    Oh Abi,

    I cried when I saw the picture, I am not from India but I am very familiar with the scene,
    the outfit, the small wooden canoes in the water, those men in those very garbs.
    I cried when I saw it, maybe I am just homesick. It stirred something deep inside me,
    those days when we kids would wait for the Indian ladies to come by, carrying baskets full of
    freshly made snack for our afternoon tea….
    Wonder what she was thinking about as she say there… was she praying? I say it is a woman because,
    well, just from the way she sat …
    It may have been a challenging task to pick a winning photo,
    I can’t even begin to imagine the burden, but you, all of the judges did good.

    • Abi October 17, 2012 at 10:01 am #

      It’s such a wonderful image, isn’t it. Perhaps because we’re not quite sure who the person is or why they are there…Perhaps we start to make up reasons in our minds and therefore come up with the things that resonate with us the most. I don’t know.

      Where are you homesick for?

  3. Mary October 5, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    All I can say about your photos is “Breath-taking, Vibrant and Clear Pictures that paint thousand pounds”. :)

    • Abi October 17, 2012 at 10:02 am #

      Thank you – but alas these aren’t mine! Pretty much everything else on the site is, though. Click through each picture to see more of each photographer’s work. Cheers.

  4. Sajith Anandan October 9, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    First photo is amazing. Good Print.

  5. Augstin Prince October 15, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Hi Abi, It may have been a challenging task to pick a winning photo,I can’t even begin to imagine the burden, but you, all of the judges did good.It is so exciting painting

    • Abi October 17, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      A nice burden to have :-)

  6. julian October 17, 2012 at 5:13 pm #

    Photos are so precious to the traveller! I love the shots you have included here particularly the soccer silhouette, great to capture a moment!

  7. Abi October 22, 2012 at 7:58 pm #

    Yes, the soccer one is soooo full of atmosphere and action. I love, love, love it.

  8. Pamorns March 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm #

    I would like to compliment you on take a photos in the moment. that’s excellent

    • Abi King March 30, 2013 at 11:29 am #

      Thank you – although the pics on this page are not mine, alas!