Thursday, August 9, 2012

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Friday Daydreamin': Capture the Colour


Happy Friday friends! Time for Friday Daydreamin'! My favorite day of the week as I get to armchair vacation through all of your lovely photos!!

I have been tagged in the Capture the Colour Contest by a few friends and I am really excited to participate.  Although after seeing some of the amazing entries my friends have posted, I don't think I can even come close to some of their amazing pictures.  

To bring you up to speed, Capture the Colour is a travel photo contest sponsored by Travelmarket. They have asked us to post our favorite pictures that represent these colors: blue, green, red, yellow, & white.  I was really excited to see what I could come up with...I mean I only have over 10,000 photos to go through.....

 Blue: I had many blue pictures to choose from but none of them could compare to my beloved Texas Bluebonnets.  Sprinkled across hillsides in March and April each year here in the Hill Country of Texas, bluebonnets means spring has arrived and warmer weather is coming. I have grown up taking pictures in bluebonnets.  To me, they are a Texas staple.
 Green: I have never seen so many shades of green as I had when I visited Ireland.  Clean, crisp, beautiful green everywhere I looked.  I know it is probably a cliche' to post a "green" picture from Ireland, but honestly, how could I not?
 Red: I'm posting this photo more for the comical value and fun memory it brings me than for beauty.  Taken back in 2007 on a white-water rafting trip in Jackson Hole, WY, everyone survived, even my friend who got catapulted overboard.
Yellow: This stunning sunset was taken in Costa Rica in 2006 - one of the most lush and relaxing trips we have ever taken as adults, we also came home with some of the most beautiful pictures.  The clouds were so lush it looked as if God had smoothed them out across the sky.
White: We spent a week in Seattle looking to see Mt. Ranier each day.  It wasn't until we popped up above the clouds on our flight home that we were able to see this gorgeous mountain up close. Isn't it beautiful?

I think many of you have been tagged and have participated in the Capture the Color Contest already, so this is my open invitation for you to join us for this fun.  I really have enjoyed seeing everyone's photos and loved picking through mine as well.  Please join in and let me know!

In the meantime, please link up your Friday Daydreamin' travel photo posts today.  I can't wait to see where you have been!



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16 comments:

Keryn @ Walkingon Travels said...

Wow! Love those clouds. And your shot of Rainier is incredible. I've only seen it that way once. Usually I'm stuck in the aisle over the wing of the plane. Not much of a view from there but very easy access for a potty training toddler or baby that needs to be walked a bit.

Allison said...

Every one of those photos is a winner! I'm glad I stopped by. I needed some color in my day.

Mary @ The World Is A Book said...

Absolutely beautiful selection of color photos! Love them all but my favorite has to be that Costa Rica sunset and Mt. Rainier. I can't get over how gorgeous those clouds look.

Tonya @ The Traveling Praters said...

Those clouds over Costa Rica are so stunning that they don't even look real! Absolutely beautiful.

Leigh said...

What a great set of photos and hard to pick a favourite. Your Mt. Rainier shot is wonderful and brings back memories of standing on the summit in an August snowstorm.

Anwar said...

Love the photos! I think your photo of Mt Rainier is my favorite though. Amazing! I want to go see that now for myself!

Michele @ Malaysian Meanders said...

Bluebonnets always make me smile, but I think Mt. Rainier is my favorite shot.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

What vivid colors! Your pictures are wonderful!

Nancie said...

Stunning shots, love them all. Good luck!

Sonja said...

I've been tagged but haven't managed to pull them all together yet. Love your picture of Mt. Ranier!

Camels & Chocolate said...

I just did my Capture the Colour today, too! Love, love, love your Rainier and sunset shots!

Cathy Sweeney said...

Great selection of photos for the competition. The red one really captures my attention -- what a ride!

Terumi said...

Love the clouds picture and oh my goodness the river rafting trip looks like so much fun!

Steve said...

I love that in your white water rafting picture the important detail that you chose to include was that "everyone survived". Makes me wonder what happened in the other four pictures where you didn't say whether or not everybody survived.

Mommy Travels said...

I miss blue bonnets

Sophie said...

Love your Costa Rican sunset.