Capture the Colour 2013 – A Journey Through Travel Photos

It’s back! Last year Mr. Misadventures and I had so much fun looking through our thousands of photos to participate in the 2012 version of Capture the Colour. When my darling friend, Andi Perullo of My Beautiful Adventures nominated me in her post, I was raring to go!

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Capture the Colour is a photo blogging challenge hosted by And while I’d love to win the £3,000 travel fund (or any other prize), I love the process of finding hidden gems in our photo library.

To participate in the contest, bloggers must create a post that showcases five photos that captures five colors: Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. It’s a judged contest (by some really cool travel and photo bloggers) which ups the level of excitement! Last year we were a favorite in the white category which was thrilling!

Learn more about the Capture the Colour contest as well as who the judges are and what they will be looking for on the website.

Here are my entries for 2013.

Blue taken in Bodie, California

Blue 1927 Dodge taken in Bodie, CA (Photo credit Mr. Misadventures)

This photo was taken just this past weekend while visiting Bodie, California. We spent the afternoon walking the entire site taking photos. Right in the middle of our time a thunderstorm came through dumping down rain and lightning for about 30 minutes and then the storm completely disappeared. That’s why the clouds are so ominous. And if you look closely you can see the rain spots in the blue paint.

Green taken in Osaka, Japan

Green treetops and post taken from a temple in Osaka, Japan (Photo credit Mr. Misadventures)

There is so much beauty in the temples of Osaka and Kyoto. Every where you look the large amounts of rainfall has turned this area of Japan into a lush green wonderland. We are heading here for Thanksgiving to spend more time in the temples (well and to eat too). There is a quiet beauty here that is daunting in terms of trying to capture it on film.

Yellow taken in Mt. Zion, Utah

Yellow road paint taken above Zion, Utah. (Photo credit Mr. Misadventures)

Heading out of Zion National Park on the Zion-Mt. Carmel Road you twist and turn as you climb the hillside and enter and exit various tunnels, some longer than others. As usual, Mr. Misadventures likes to test the limits of our marriage by nearly giving me a heart-attack when he lies in the middle of a busy road to take shot of the yellow road strips. Even if we win this contest with this shot it doesn’t make up for the anxiety he causes me everything he dos this!

White taken in White Pocket, Arizona

White rocks taken in White Pocket, Arizona. (Photo credit Mr. Misadventures)

It’s in the name. The white rocks at White Pocket are mesmerizing. Centuries of elements twisting and turn the rocks into strange formations with a myriad of textures. Every color pops in this area where mother nature has not been gentle or kind.

Red taken in Giverny, France

Red poppies (coquelicots) taken in Giverny France.. (Photo credit Mr. Misadventures)

After spending several hours surrounded by a million shades of green while visiting Monet’s Giverny a few months ago, we were shocked to see a field of coquelicots as we walked through the actual town. You can find these gorgeous red flowers growing wild all over France. And the only way to enjoy them is outside in all its glory because once you pick them they die. We take every opportunity we can to stop and enjoy them whenever we see them.

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed my selections. As part of the contest I have the opportunity to nominate other bloggers to participate as well and here are my choices:

1. Jennifer of JenX67 > She didn’t participate last year, I am hoping she does this time around. Her project Photos and Generations is perfect for this, her only problem will be selecting which photos to use!

2. Kristin of Camels & Chocolate > She participated last year and her photos were gorgeous.

3. Lindsey of Lost in Cheeseland > Lindsey could nail this!

4. Murissa of Wanderfull Traveler > Belvedere Ice Room for blue, Murissa?!!

5. Katie Gard of Domestiphobia > Katie has a log of great photos on her site, she has been on the road for weeks and probably has a 1000 of them!

What about you? There is still time to enter. Find out more details on the website.


  1. Oh gosh they are all soooo beautiful!!! I can’t pick a favorite. So glad you participated again. Your white pic last year was gorgeous.

    1. Andi Fisher
      September 3, 2013

      @AndiP, thanks, loved your entries, both the official and unofficial!

  2. jen
    September 2, 2013

    I’m doing it this year! I can’t wait!! I love this contest. I love the road show best, but they’re all wonderful. The poppies remind me of the Wizard of Oz!

    1. Andi Fisher
      September 3, 2013

      @Jen, I can’t wait to see your entries, they are going to be amazing, you’ve got yours sorted, you just have to pick!

  3. Lady Jennie
    September 3, 2013

    All of these photos are so cool – the content and the special effects! Great job, Mr M.

    1. Andi Fisher
      September 3, 2013

      @Jennie, thanks we always have fun picking them out!

  4. Katie @
    September 3, 2013

    WOW, LOVING the HDR! That first shot is incredible – but of course, they ALL are incredible. And I’m pretty sure I would’ve peed myself watching my husband take a shot of double yellow lines in the road!

    1. Andi Fisher
      September 3, 2013

      @Katie, thanks, it was pretty crazy out in Bodie. Trust me I am totally freaking out (inside) every time he does it.

  5. Daisy de Plume
    September 24, 2013

    I agree with Andi it’s too hard to choose a fave they’re all so great. But it’s in my character to try – That Utah roadshot is fantastic as is the Kyoto Green. Just great!

    1. Andi Fisher
      September 25, 2013

      @Daisy, I love this competition, it is so fun to see everyone’s entries.

  6. gustosa giveaways
    November 26, 2013

    the photos are great.


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