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Here is a fun exercise for anyone to try with their travel photos. The Capture the Colour Photoblogging Contest sponsored by Travel Supermarket is back in 2013 and challenges travel blogging folks to find a photo from their travels to represent each of five colors:  red, white, blue, green, yellow. I decided to select some photos for this year's challenge. You can see my entries for last year HERE. As I said before, I think this would be a fun exercise for anyone to try ... gives you purpose in sifting through your vacation photos. Maybe even something to think about next time you are traveling ... composing a mini photo album to represent a spread of different colors from each location. Here is my blog entry.

From Ixtapa, Mexico .... one of the copious birds that inhabit my favorite wildlife refuge. I like how you can see this one's red tongue in his mouth, too. I can (and have) watched the animals in this sanctuary for hours at a time. Read more about Ixtapa HERE

A white bird with yellow feet and beak stands in a cut-off wood stump with dark green background at a wilidlife santuary in Mexico. Photo by Shara Johnson


From Prague, Czech Republic .... a fun tunnel through a park near (or possibly in) district 6. I was shown this park on my first day by a guide; for the next two weeks while I explored the city on my own, I could never find this spot again!

A simple tunnel made of bricks in a woven patterh is lit by yellow lights at regular intervals shining onto the curved walls. Photo by Shara Johnson

From St. Mary's Cathedral in Krakow, Poland .... the best part of this cathedral in terms of my personal travel experience is that I came across it by accident through a side door in the alley -- that is to say, I didn't realize what I was entering and when I looked up and around I was slack-jawed. The predominant color in St. Mary's is a vibrant dark blue.

Interior of a church with very high ceilings painted in vibrant dark blue and yellow, walls with oblong windows reach up in red and black. Photo by Shara Johnson

From Prince Gong's Palace in Beijing, China .... this turned out to be one of my favorite places to visit in Beijing -- a little off the beaten track for Westerners, but seemed pretty popular with the Chinese, housing delightful natural rock sculptures, ponds and corridors. The first (of many) places in China in which people came up to me and asked if I would stand next to them for their friends to take a picture of us together.

Red paper lanterns line a corridor with green poles and colorful rafters. Photo by Shara Johnson

From China .... another shot from the same location as last year's green entry, actually. It was such a lovely place, couldn't help highlighting it again. The Longji rice terraces outside of Yangshuo made a lasting impression on me!

Longji rice terraces outside Yangshuo, China.

Thanks for my blog nomination to:
Mosaffer Travel Blog

These are the 5 blogs I nominate as per contest rules:
Travel - Moments in Time
After Globe
Africa Inside
Holiday Nomad
Quirky Traveller

Give all these guys some love and see what their websites are about.

And happy photoing to all!



-- AFRICA --



Uganda All posts


Uganda photos only


South Africa All posts


 - includes Lesotho


S. Africa Photos only






Namibia II +Witchcraft


Save Rhinos






Iran  All posts

Iran  photos only









-- EUROPE --


Central Europe

- Czech Rep.

- Poland

- Slovakia


Catalonia, Spain


Andorra / France




Greece +Refugee




-- ASIA --


China I


China II





Ixtapa, Mexico


Maui, Hawaii


Puerto Rico


Keepers of the Wild











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