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Capture The Colour Photo Contest 2013

For the second year Travel Supermarket is holding its Capture the Colour photo contest. I was very excited to hear about this years contest and I’m very grateful to Ingrid from Road Tripping Europe for nominating me to participate in this years contest. Thank you Ingrid 🙂

To enter the competition you must publish a Capture the Colour blog post and submit 5 images in each of the colour categories. You must also nominate 5 other travel bloggers.  If you’d like more information on this years contest you can find it here.

So after a long hard look at which of my pictures were worthy of entry and exemplified the chosen colours….here they are:

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Monterey Bay, marina, night, long exposure, ships, water, travel photography

I shot this image in July. I started the trip in San Francisco and drove down the Pacific Coast Highway to Los Angeles. I spent a couple of days in Monterey Bay and this was the view of the marina from fisherman’s Wharf. I love the variations and different shades of yellow, some deep some not, from the lights in the marina to the lightning in the sky and the rocks in the foreground. You can see the original post here.


San Marco Square, Venice, Italy, travel, deserted, sunrise,

One of the things that I loved about my sunrise shoot in Venice was the quiet. As anyone who’s been to Venice will know, during the day and night San Marco Square is teeming with tourists. Being up and out before sunrise not only provides a photographer with incredible light to shoot in but the Piazza if virtually empty. I chose this image of St. Mark’s Basilica because of the white washed marble of the dome, pillars and floor. As you can see it was still early as some had found a place to sleep after a long night of partying.


Elgin Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Balcony, ornate, interior

This grand theatre is The Elgin and is located in Toronto. It dates back to 1913  and showcased up and coming talents such as George Burns, Gracie Allen and Milton Berle. The theatre was purchased by the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1981 and fully renovated in 1987. Today it showcases Broadway hits such as Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Rent and Avenue Q. While certainly not subtle, the red in this image brings out the regal and grand look of what a theatre should be.


Jamaica, Falmouth, shack, rum, barrels, island

Falmouth, Jamaica. There are lots of colours to choose from in this image but for me it’s the green shutters and doors framing the 2 men inside this makeshift rum stores that attracted me to this scene.


Geddy's, Downunder, Bar Harbor, Main Street, restaurent, bar,

While up for an early morning shoot in Bar Harbour, Maine I came upon this scene walking down to the waterfront.  The blue of the sky and the blue paint of the building coupled with the ladder and workers screamed Norman Rockwell to me.

My Nominations

Nomadic Pursuits – Swing by and check out Jim Nix’s gorgeous HDR travel photography

SKE-daddle – Living Life Serendipitously & Exploring the Luxury Lifestyle Through Travel

Places To See Blog – Cornelia Lohs has been writing (and photographing) a blog in German for quite some time and has recently launch one in English. This is lucky for us English-speaking folks since Cornelia is also a journalist and her writing compliments her photographs and vice versa.

Travel Photography by Dmitrii Lezine – Beautiful HDR travel photography from around the globe.

LensEye View Photography – Len is a phenomenal landscape and travel photographer. You’ll just want to jump right into his pictures.


Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee

Here’s one more from Falmouth, Jamaica. Oh and their coffee was quite good. If you look behind the palm tree you can see the ship…larger then any of the buildings in port (or the city for that matter).

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Jamaica, coffee, Falmouth, port, travel photography

Patty Port

A couple of exciting things happened yesterday that I wanted to share with you. Imagine my surprise when I received WordPress’ Daily Post email, Phoneography Favorites, and  last weeks, iPhone Friday – A Visit To Western post was among those that were featured. Thank you WordPress.

I wrote an article for the April issue of Denise Ippolito’s Creative Photography eMiniMagazine which was released yesterday. You can check out “Early to Bend (not really) Early to Rise (yes really) in NOLA here.

Now on to today’s image. This is another one that I took while meandering around the port area in Falmouth, Jamaica.

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Jamaica, Falmouth, shack, island, port


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. The weather on Saturday was just beautiful and it made me start thinking of the warmer days ahead (I hope). I took this image this past January while in Jamaica. It was a beautiful day at the beach when the sea and the sky just converge. I love the simplicity and serenity of moments like that. I used a texture overlay to give the image the appearance of being on a canvas.

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sea, sky, blue, abstract, fine art, Jamaica

Rum Shack

It was minus 16 degrees Celsius in Toronto today….brrrr….and as I sit here with my warm fuzzy slippers on, getting ready to write tomorrow’s post I suddenly decided that I needed to post an image that made me feel all warm inside. We were in Falmouth, Jamaica and as we were walking back to the ship I noticed this little Rum Shack with its colorful oil drums. It actually reminded me (at least the concept did) of the still that Hawkeye had set up in the swamp on M.A.S.H. (I know I’m dating myself…if you don’t know what I’m talking about then Google it 🙂 )

I didn’t have time to stop and sample any of this rum but then again I’d already had my fair share on the beach.

Friends I have a favour to ask of you. I’ve entered an image into Gura Gear’s Black & White Photo Contest on Facebook. Please take a minute and vote for my image. Click here to go to the voting page. Thanks so much.

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Jamaica, Falmouth, shack, rum, barrels, island, travel photography