Capture The Colour Photography Competition

I love taking photographs. In fact, even though I am a trained journalist and enjoy writing, I would go as far as to say that I prefer photography.

So I was excited to hear about’s Capture the Colour photoblogging competition.

Currently, I am on a solo trip in Canada and have accumulated thousands of travel images during my three months here so far. Therefore, the theme of my entry is Canada.


This dilapidated old taxi was a real feature at the Old Country Market in Coombs, Vancouver Island. This place is an extremely quirky shopping attraction on the east coast that has the hippy vibe in abundance. The market is most famous for having goats grazing on the roof, but this bright blue car immediately captured my eye, despite all of the other colours in the background. It had lots of character and I wondered what its story was.


A window into the world of the small, family-run blueberry farm I worked at near Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island, for a few weeks earlier in my trip. Green was the predominant colour, from the lines of blueberry bushes to the lush forest that surrounded the land. I spent hours each day weeding amongst the pictured bushes, with nothing but the soothing sounds of bees buzzing all around. It was a piece of paradise. Green in this picture represents a lifestyle that is all about sustainable living.


Tofino, Vancouver Island, is a hidden gem on the Pacific west coast that is popular with surfers and bodyboarders. I captured this picture of what looks like father and daughter heading for the waves on South Chesterman beach. It was a rainy and quite dull day, which made the yellow on the bodyboard stand out.


During the summer months, Canada’s Arctic up north in Churchill is vibrant with greenery and colour. This photograph was taken when I was out walking on the tundra and came across these white moose antlers,  atmospherically placed on a rock. How did they get there? I will never know. But they stood out perfectly in contrast to the surroundings. 


It was a cool, misty morning in Riding Mountain National Park, Manitoba, and visibility in terms of wildlife spotting was limited. However, there were some elements that all of a sudden popped out due to these conditions, such as this ladybird. It was covered with specks of water and was incredibly eye-catching against the subdued background.

I would like to nominate Andrew of Grounded Traveler Sheryll of The Wanderlust Project Andi of My Beautiful Adventures Steph and Andres of Discovering Ice and Kate of Wandering Not Lost.

Many thanks to Lucy of On the Luce and Maddie of Two for the Road for nominating me.


  1. August 16, 2012 / 06:00

    Great photos! Good luck. I love the “white” entry best

    • August 18, 2012 / 06:04

      Thanks Heather, it was one of those moments where the conditions were perfect for this type of pic!

  2. August 16, 2012 / 12:05

    Very cool. I think “red” is my favorite as I am a sucker for the depth of field style pictures. Thanks for the nomination, I did my entry on Ctrl-Alt-Travel a while back. :)
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    • August 18, 2012 / 06:02

      Thanks Andy, I was made up with this one! And sorry, didn’t realise you’d done yours already on your other site!

    • August 18, 2012 / 06:00

      Cheers Annette, I got really excited when saw the antlers – they looked so striking against the colourful background.

  3. August 17, 2012 / 08:33

    Great photos, I love that the are all from Canada. Love Goats On A Roof, such a weird little place next door.
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    • August 18, 2012 / 05:58

      Thank you, Canada is such a beautiful country with so many different landscapes. And I’ve never visited anywhere like ‘goats on the roof’ before, it was completely unique. You’re lucky living close by.