Some weeks ago, fellow travel blogger Abi King of Inside the Travel Lab was kind enough to nominate me for a travel photography competition.
First of all, I make no pretences about being a photographer, certainly nowhere near in the league of Abi. But I love travelling, and I love taking photos.
The competition, “Capture the Colour”, is being run by travelsupermarket.com – you have to show photographs along the theme of blue, green, yellow, white and red. The winner of each colour category wins an iPad, and the overall winner gets £2000.
Blue. This stained glass window is in a modern church near my home in Spain. I was at my nephew’s christening when I noticed it, and managed to sneak in a snap on my iPhone, between chatting to in-laws.
Green. Portugal is one of my favourite places to visit (it’s only an hour and a half away from where I live), and many of the houses there have their exteriors tiled in wonderful colours and designs. This striking pea-green one was in a pretty praça (square) in Lagos, and even better, it had an excellent toy shop on its ground floor.
Yellow. One of the most famous monuments in Seville is the Alcazar, a fortress-palace parts of which date back to the 12th century. I loved the contrast between the grey stone, green hedge, blue sky, and what stands out the most: the blinding ochre-yellow of the building itself.
Red. This restaurant is in Ecuador, where I lived for a year, on the road from Quito to Otavalo – one of the typical haciendas modelled on those in Andalucia, where I now live. I love the matching painted milk churns.
White. This was in Vermont, between Christmas and New Year, driving to Boston. It was the picture postcard-perfect snowy scene. Totally magical. Also my last big trip before having children – the end of an era.
Now I have to nominate five other bloggers – this is a little mean, considering they only have till 29 August to whip up their entries: Becoming Sevillana, I Heart Mondegreens, Mum’s Gone To, Victoria Wallop and The Artichoke Adventures.
So start searching through your photo archives…