A Photography Competition with a £2000 Prize
Time, like wasps, geese and aeroplanes, really does fly. Already it’s been four weeks since I first wrote about the Capture the Colour competition here on Inside the Travel Lab (for the full story, head back over here. For a quick recap, it’s a photography competition run by Travel Supermarket with a £2000 cash prize and a raft of iPads up for grabs.)
As one of the judges, I’ve kept a close eye on submissions, completely drunk on the power vested in me by the power of, well, whoever it was who first asked me to be a judge.
Folk, these photographs are beautiful. Really, really moving.
I’m handpicking a few to highlight here in the hopes of providing hefty dollops of inspiration. Inspiration to enter, inspiration to take more and better photos, inspiration to travel and, well, just inspiration to have more fun.
So without further ado, I shall stop babbling on and introduce you to the good stuff (if you’re reading this on a Kindle or anything else that batters images until they’re blue in the face, take a trip to the blog itself for a treat your eyes will thank you for.)
Red from Near Afar
The astronomical clock in Prague was the (scathing) subject of one of my first ever blog posts on account of its general anticlimax. So I love this photo that has just the opposite effect: a bride spinning around with joy on her wedding day. It’s a little on the blurry side but the blur of the girl’s fabric really highlights her happiness. Love it.
Blue from Far Sickness
How can you not smile with this entry for blue? As it turns out, it’s not just being cute, there’s a full story behind it over here.
Yellow from 2summers
First the deep colours grabbed me. Then the glimpse of the moon. By the time I read the fully story over here, I had to gulp for breath. It hit me hard because of this post of mine. So now I can’t see this photo the same way again. Hauntingly beautiful.
White from the Hairy Chef
This photo begins with another tale of loss, although thankfully one far less severe. Looking the wrong way at the biggest outdoor music festival in South America from the Hairy Chef.
A bonus in blue
Spend more than a two minutes on Inside the Travel Lab and you’ll probably spot that I love the colour blue and that I’m something of a science geek. So a blue photograph from a pharmacy in Tallinn? Thank you RunawayBrit, I’m sold.
PS – I’m judging the green category and to avoid any recriminations and general gnashing of teeth later on, I’ve decided not post any green pics here. Remember, you don’t need to be nominated to enter, you just need to have a blog. Don’t have a blog? Start one! It’ll only take you an evening to get going. Have fun and take loads of pictures!