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I have recently been invited by the guys over at TravelSupermarket to participate in their ‘Capture the Colour’ photo competition.  The premise of the competition is simple: Enter 5 travel photographs each one depicting a colour – blue, green, yellow, white and red. With a judging panel of some of the best travel photographers out there standards are definitely going to be high.

Not only is this competition a great chance to showcase some of my favourite photographs but there are also some pretty awesome prizes to be won too! The winner of each colour category will receive an iPad3, and the lucky overall winner will gain £2000 in cash –  more than enough for me to pay for a trip to Norway to see wild Orcas this winter :-)

Here are my entries.

Blue 

This picture was taken inside the Raeapteek pharmacy in Tallinn, Estonia. The pharmacy is the oldest pharmacy in Europe, having been in operation since the 15th Century. Amongst the bottles of strange potions I photographed this image of the Town Hall reflected upside-down through the blue liquid.

Green 

The Canarian island of Tenerife has long been synonymous with holiday makers drinking themselves into oblivion in a string of cheap British bars, but a trip away from the tourist resorts reveals an island rich in bountiful banana plantations. Bananas were originally introduced to the island as a way of trading and remains the island’s largest export to date. I never tired of photographing Tenerife’s beautiful landscape.

Yellow 

I have longed to visit the coastal town of Valparaiso in Chile ever since reading the poems of Neruda and the novels of Isabelle Allende at university, so when I got to visit Chile last year I spent a few days photographing the city. This picture was taken at the entrance of ‘Concepcion’ Valparaiso’s oldest funicular, built in 1883.

White  Despite being a sun-loving girl, one of the things I missed during three years in Vietnam was a proper winter, so when I moved to Sweden I couldn’t wait to see some snow. Luckily for me my first winter back in Europe was the coldest and snowiest in decades. Coming home from work one evening in mid October the snow began to fall lightly, getting steadily heavier and heavier. By the time I got home I was walking through a winter wonderland, silent and perfect. The snow stayed this deep for the next 6 months.

Red

Tango dancers are probably the most iconic image of Argentina so I was determined to take a photograph while I was there last year. This picture was taken of a street dancer on Calle Florida, Buenos Aires.

So now that I have entered my pictures my nominations are:

IslandMomma Linda writes beautifully about her life in Tenerife and takes some pretty good photos too.

Black Chick On Tour Terri writes about her life in Saudi as well as her numerous exciting travels around the world.

Never Ending Footsteps I love Lauren’s pictures of her adventures around Asia and Europe.

BreakawayBackpacker A fun blogger with a great sense of humour and some lovely photos of his travels in around Central Europe and Egypt

CrazySexyFunTraveller A blogger that I’ve only been following for a short while, she has some great pics of South and Central America

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