The lovely Jessica from Ways of Wanderess recently tagged me in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour Contest 2013, which challenges bloggers to feature 5 photos that best capture the colours of red, green, yellow, blue and white. You can find more information on how to enter the Capture the Colour competition here.

So here are my entries:


18 red4Monks and nuns with ruby red robes can be seen all over Kathmandu, Nepal. I took this photo of a Buddhist nun at Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple. She was completely unfazed by what was going on around her and was 100% concentrated on reading her prayers. I also love her matching Kipling backpack. 🙂


capture the colour greenI took this photo in the beautiful Ecuador. Although I feel a bit sorry for the poor mule, there are so many different shades of green in this picture that I had to choose it for my green entry.


15 yellow3How could I not include my beloved Cambodia in this competition? The photo was taken the day after a heavy cyclone hit Cambodia’s coast in Sihanoukville. Everything seemed devastated and grey, but this splash of colour literally brightened up my day.


2 blue3This is the magical Red Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China. I took the photo on our honeymoon. The limestone cave is over 180 million years old. It is filled with hundreds of stalagmites and stalactites that are lit up with this amazing blue light. It was discovered in the 1940s by a group of refugees fleeing Japanese troops.


11 white 3May I introduce you to perhaps the fluffiest animal in the world? This is a baby blue-footed Boobie, which I had the pleasure of seeing during a trip to the Galapagos Islands. As the name suggests, these birds have blue feet once they grew up and the males display their feet in an elaborate mating ritual to impress the females. Kinda like wearing fancy shoes, I guess.

Now it’s my chance to nominate five people to share their colourful travel photography for Capture the Colour 2013:

Dani & Jess from Globetrotter Girls
Jill from Jack and Jill Travel
Erica & Shaun from Over Yonderlust
Kim from So many places
Yvonne from Just Travelous

So, which photo is your favourite one? Tell me in the comment section below.

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36 Thoughts on “Capture the colour competition 2013

  1. Your white image is the cutest I’ve seen!!!!!!!!!! High five for including Cambodia (which I didn’t… bad me).
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  2. Great photos! I love the cave and the Boobie. 🙂
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  3. Ooo, I’m hitting up Guilin soon so I’ll hopefully get to visit that cave. 😉

    • Tammyonthemove on September 11, 2021 at 3:47 pm said:

      I loved the area around Guilin. We also did a boat cruise down the Li river. You should do that if you have the time. There are quite a lot of boats on that river, but the scenery is so stunning!

  4. Great shots in all photos. Tho the one in blue is my Fav, love it. Well Done!

  5. Red Flute Cave in Guilin, Southern China is a real thriller.
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  6. Those are really lovely shots, Tammy! I love the red one (you should totally try to sell that shot to Kipling!) and the yellow one. Nice work!
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  7. Gorgeous photos! I think the yellow is my favourite, though. Something about that angle, and that pop of colour - it’s really pretty!

    • Tammyonthemove on September 12, 2021 at 10:29 am said:

      Thanks Jessica, it was such a relief seeing those flowers after that horrible typhoon spoiled our holiday. And thanks again for tagging me! 🙂

  8. That blue cave is amazing!
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  9. I love the yellow flowers - stunning! And yellow just happens to be my favorite color in general.
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  10. Beautiful shots Tammy! I feel sorry for that poor donkey in the ‘green’ picture, he looks like he’s proper loaded. Best of luck for the competition! 😉
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  11. It’s a very beautiful collection of photos guys. My favourite one is the red color - the monk reading his pray book. Although this snapshot was taken in Nepal, it reminds me a lot of Lhasa - the capital city of Tibet I went to last summer :), great memories.
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    • Tammyonthemove on September 13, 2021 at 4:29 pm said:

      Thanks so much Angess. It is interesting, because monks in Cambodia wear different robes. They are usually bright orange and only very old and senior monks wear red robes. Would love to visit Tibet! You lucky thing!

  12. Awesome shots! I love the Red Flute Cave photo and that poor mule.
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  13. Your photos are stunning!!!! Absolutely love that one of the monk, and the back pack is just too cute.
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    • Tammyonthemove on September 16, 2021 at 10:42 am said:

      Thanks Sarah! That backpack really surprised me. Normally monks or nuns carry canvas bags. This one must be the fashionista under the nuns. 🙂

  14. I didn’t participate in capture the colour but I sure did enjoy reading all of the posts! The Red Flute Cave was my favorite of your’s though they were all great, Tammy! 🙂
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  15. those caves are gorgeous!!!
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  16. Fab photos Tammy! I know I am late at getting around to looking at peoples photos, but I love all yours. Hard to pick a favourite, but I think I would have to go with the green or blue 🙂
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  17. Love your entries. Especially the blue one. That cave is truly breathtaking!
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  18. You went to Guilin for your honeymoon!! That is awesome. I am sure you could have uploaded countless money shoots from the Guilin landscapes for your green shots!!
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