We first learned of the Capture the Colour 2013 photo blogging challenge when Terri and James Vance, the authors of Gallivance, entered the competition. Their quality submission can be seen here, complete with five outstanding photographs.
” . . . publish a blog post showcasing five of your favourite travel photographs which best capture the colour of our five categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white.”
Terri and James allowed readers a voice in deciding which five photos Gallivance would submit. Each day, Terri and James posted entries on their blog, and, each day, readers voted for their favorites. At the end of the week, the Gallivance entry was ready for submission! (Click here to see.)
Now, Terri and James have graciously nominated us for the challenge. So, taking a cue from Gallivance, we, too, are asking readers to help us select five entries for the Capture the Colour 2013 challenge. We’ll publish three pictures per color each day this week and ask you to select your favorite by posting a comment on our blog. At the end of the week, we’ll show you the choices for each color voted upon by our readers!
Today is our first request. Here are our entries for the BLUE category:
1. Nepali Schoolgirl
When we visited Bhabiskya Ujjwal Primary School in Kavre, Nepal, one child captured our hearts. Her soulful eyes, rumpled blue uniform, and smudgy face reminded us of little girls everywhere who relish a day when schoolbooks are abandoned for a brief visit by grown-ups from America!
2. Otherworldly Earthship
Approaching Taos, New Mexico, you may have noticed protrusions resembling moonrise formations in the otherwise very flat earth. Upon closer observation, however, you discover actual dwellings created by a company called Earthship. These futuristic homes, we later discovered, are built from sustainable, recycled materials and decorated with glass bottles, old tires, and found objects. All are interesting, but the contrast of this white model against the clear blue sky seemed rather otherworldly.
3. Blue Sky over Idaho City
As I headed to Idaho City, Idaho, from Boise one morning to meet with teachers, I was taken by this visual: a two-toned blue sky filled with cloud puffs over golden fields of grain. Rusha, I said to myself, you’re not in Tennessee any more!
Please leave us a comment and/or vote for BLUE PHOTO number 1, 2, or 3. And then check back each day this week to see our other colorful entries under consideration. Thanks so much!
Rusha and Bert Sams