Capture the Colour

Ava Apollo from Be My Travel Muse nominated me for the Capture the Colour Competition with, and here’s my entry!

The task: Publish a blog post with a photo that captures each of the following 5 colours - Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.

The prize: There is a £2,000 cash prize to spend on travelling and 5x iPads up for grabs!

I love taking photos of colourful things on my travels, so I trawled through my albums and this is what I came up with!


I just happened to be in the right place at the right time for this shot. My friend Lindsay took me to see Multnomah Falls in Oregon, and we were hiking up to the top when we saw a sign saying the trail was partly closed because of a landslide. We turned around and it started to rain…so we found ourselves at the end of the rainbow!



I’ve never seen water bluer than the water in Montenegro. This was taken from the island of Sveti Stefan on the Budva Riviera. Montenegro surprised me in every way- the water is so sparkly it looks as if fairy dust was sprinkled all over it!

Blue Sea Montenegro



This is the Pena Palace which sits high up on a hill in Sintra, Portugal. I took a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been the summer residence for Portugese kings and aristocracy for hundreds of years. Home to 19th century Romantic architecture, brightly coloured palaces, mansions, castles and parks- Sintra is like something out of a fairytale. The Pena Palace is a great example of Romanticism in architecture and has beautiful yellow domes and walls.

Yellow Sintra



This is the Red Bridge in Wroclaw, Poland. I love the fact that when I shot this, a woman on a red bike with red hair cycled across it! Pure fluke.

Red Bridge Wroclaw


On my trip around Slovenia I visited the Lipica Stud Farm, where they breed these beautiful white Lipizzaner horses. To me they look so ethereal and graceful.

White Lipizzaner Horses

The 5 people I am going to nominate to enter the competition are:

Johnny Ward from OneStep4Ward

Rob from Stop Having a Boring Life

Abby Tegnelia from The Jungle Princess

Paul Dow from TravMonkey

Alex Berger from Virtual Wayfarer

Let’s see what great photos you’ve got!

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9 Responses to Capture the Colour

  1. Arianwen July 13, 2012 at 9:47 pm #

    Really nice pictures! I also love that the girl in the red photo has red hair!

  2. Ava Apollo July 16, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    These are BEAUTIFUL! I have some stiff competition!

    • Victoria July 29, 2012 at 2:41 am #

      Thanks Ava, yours were fab also. I have seen some incredible pictures from other bloggers so there is definitely some stiff competition!

  3. Dave July 18, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    The red bridge shot is worthy of a prize!

    • Victoria July 29, 2012 at 2:40 am #

      Thanks for the support Dave :)

  4. Bethaney - Flashpacker Family July 28, 2012 at 12:08 am #

    I love your yellow photo. Yellow’s not my favourite colour but the yellow pictures I’ve seen in this competition are my favourites!

    • Victoria July 29, 2012 at 2:40 am #

      Funnily yellow isn’t my favourite colour either Bethaney, but it comes out great in photos!

  5. Michel August 31, 2012 at 10:16 am #

    Fluke factors are always a bonus; like the photo was meant to be.

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