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Five Travel Photos to Brighten Up Your Day

Whether you simply love looking at travel photos or are intrigued by the chance to win £2000, I bring you five luscious travel photos from the Capture the Colour photo competition. Not sure what that is? Why head here for a full explanation. Wondering why I’ve been so quiet here lately? Head here for the not-so-cheery explanation. Couldn’t care less about competitions and have less interest in me than a mermaid in mascara that isn’t waterproof? Then head over here for more travel inspiration or, what the heck, just read on below…

Travel Havana Colour Photo Yellow Car

Havana, Cuba

Like Andi from My Beautiful Adventures, I have dreams of all the travel photographs I could have taken whilst I was in Cuba if only I’d had my current camera with me. (Kids, if you can believe it, we’re talking rolls of film and pieces of paper here.) I love this photo because it captures a sense of speed and a movement towards the future whereas most images from Havana focus on the ghosts of the past.

Green travel blossom

Ottawa, Canada

Growing up where I did, I too have taken my fair share of rain-inspired images. So I couldn’t help but relate to Zhu from Correr es mi Destino when she said this:

And I love the quiet moment after a thun­der­storm, when the last drops of water cling to flow­ers and plants.

white salt in Amed, Bali

Amed, Bali

These baskets of salt crystals drying beneath a volcano in Bali reminded me instantly of ice-cream cones so they were in. Thanks to Lash for finding them.

Crab in galapagos

Galapagos, Ecuador

Rebecca from Tourist in Reality caught a shot of this crab on the black lava rock of the Galapagos Islands.

blue Loch Ness Monster

The Loch Ness, Scotland

And finally, who can resist the Loch Ness mystery? Thanks to Ceri from Not In The Pink for fueling my fascination with the legend…

How to win £2000

Anyone with a blog can enter but you need to get your skates on. The competition closes on 29th August. Once again, find all the details here.

Good luck!


15 Responses to Five Travel Photos to Brighten Up Your Day

  1. Gina August 27, 2012 at 7:10 am #

    Absolutely love the yellow photo. I want that car. :)

    • Abi October 13, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

      Yep. You know you’re heading out for an adventure when you climb into one of those!

  2. Hogga August 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm #

    Beautiful! I especially like the crab one.

    • Abi October 13, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

      Such stunning colours…

  3. Lash August 28, 2012 at 5:42 am #

    Wow, I’m honored! Thanks for the mention, Abi.

    (I was actually secretly kind of aiming to impress you with green- ah hem- but if you were impressed by any of my photos, I’m honored)


    Of these, I like the red and yellow photos a lot, too.

    cheers, Lash

    • Abi October 13, 2012 at 2:14 pm #

      Ah yes. I was far too frightened to make any comments about “green” ahead of the final decision!

  4. Natalie T. August 28, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    Love Andi’s yellow photo! It’s nice to think of Cuba in a different way.

    • Abi October 15, 2012 at 3:22 pm #

      Yep – and the colour is fantastic (and incidentally matches your avatar!!)

  5. cuong August 30, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    So beautiful! Love pic of crystal salt! so calm and peace.
    Hey you, I have a question: How can we take a good pic?

  6. Melanie September 13, 2012 at 12:37 pm #

    Such beautiful photos! I’m just sad to say that I have only visited Loch Ness out of the 5, and I didn’t even get to see Nessie. It has always been a dream of mine one day to get to the Galapagos, so hopefully I can see that crab for real one day

    • Abi October 15, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

      I’ve only made it to Cuba out of all of these – perhaps that’s why they attracted my attention so much! Would love to get to them all one day, one day…

  7. Gabriel October 9, 2012 at 8:34 pm #

    Ha, I really did think the salt was ice-cream when I first looked at it. :)

    • Abi October 15, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

      Always good to meet someone who thinks along the same lines ;-)

  8. Jess October 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    Stunning photos. Each one worthy of being framed and placed on a wall. I just love travel photos!