I have another travel confession to make – I don’t take a lot of travel photos. Well, it’s more like I don’t take as many travel photos as I thought I did.
After every trip, I look through my photos and realize I didn’t take as many as I thought I did. Last year when I went to South Carolina for the College Football Travel Tour, I had one photo of myself. On my first extended trip to Europe in 2004, I took 104 photos – covering 6 countries over 28 days.
Obviously, I need to start taking more photos on my trips. I get caught up in the moment and in the experiences and forgot to capture it on film…well…memory card these days.
I am no expert photographer but I am getting better. Some of my recent photos aren’t just lucky shots any more. I am actually trying to take great photos. With my new Sony NEX 5N, I hope that will help me as well.
One other thing about my photos – I love taking shots of scenery and landscape without the people. I guess I am more suited for National Geographic wildlife photography rather than photos like 1,000 faces like Nomadic Samuel.
So why am I telling you all of this?
I was nominated by yTravelBlog, Breathe Dream Go, and Spark Punk to be part of Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour photo contest. So I will be sharing my photos for 5 different colors – blue, green, white, red, and yellow.
I am also sharing this because my photos won’t have that many people in it nor do I have as many photos to choose from as I should. I am a very novice photographer as well. And my photos will typically be more landscapes and scenery rather than people.
Why else am I telling you this?
Because I believe every trip and every photo tells a story. I learned that recently as a part of the Expedia Find Yours campaign. So it’s not enough for me to share photos. I have to tell a story as well.
Right, enough of my stories. Everyone likes pretty photos. So here’s mine – along with my nominations for Capture the Colour.
Capture the Colour – my travels around the world
Probably the luckiest photo I’ve ever taken and still one of my all time favorites. This was one of those few photos from that first extended trip to Europe – the Eiffel Tower.
Hiking is one of my favorite things to do here in California. I’ve done a lot of hiking in northern California. However, I love this photo because of the trees, the green, and the fog in Mount Tamalpais.
Another one of my favorite things to do every year is check out the Fall leaves in northern California. Here’s one of my favorite spots – Hope Valley.
Of all the colors, I struggled with selecting one for white and red the most. However, here’s a photo from Annapolis, Maryland – yachts on the water.
By far, the most difficult selection for a photo I looked through many of them to select this one – a rose garden on the grounds of the California State Capitol.
Of all the places I traveled, three of my photos for Capture the Colour are from California. You don’t have to go halfway around the world to enjoy great travel experiences.
My nominations for Capture the Colour are:
Nellie – Wild Junket
Bret and Mary – Green Global Travel
Andy and Ali – Ctrl Alt Travel
Rease – Indecisive Traveler
Jason and Aracely – 2backpackers
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