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My Submissions to the Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest

Capture the Colour is a travel photography contest being run by Travel Supermarket. I first heard about it when one of the judges, pro photographer Ken Kaminsky, wrote about it.  A couple of days later I was nominated to participate by Caz and Caroline over at YTravel Blog. Thanks guys!

These are some of my best photos. If you like them, please share them with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest. Enjoy!

Yellow: Participant wearing a protective suit watches a string of fireworks during Yenshui Fong Pao, a Taiwanese festival in which hundreds of thousands of fireworks are shot into crowds of festival-goers. Yenshuei Township, Taiwan

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White: A woman dressed in a wedding lingerie costume at Burning Man. Black Rock City, Nevada, USA

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Red: Locals set paper lanterns adrift in the night sky during the annual Lantern Festival. Tainan, Taiwan

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Green: Hikers cross the centuries-old UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Banaue Rice Terraces. Banaue, Philippines

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Blue: A divemaster surveys the ocean on the way back to the dive shop after a shark dive. Southern Leyte, Philippines

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My Nominations

As part of the contest, I’m supposed to nominate five more bloggers to take part in the contest. My nominations are:

Ava Apollo – A master of humour and sarcasm. I don’t know how well she handles a camera, but now we’re going to get to find out.

Nomadic Samuel – I don’t think I know anyone with more travel photos than this guy. I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

Will Peach – The man behind the Gonzo Traveler. He’s crazy. I’m willing to bet that at least one of the photos will be a nude — of himself.

Rhonda Mix – This professional writer and former expat is a friend from my days in Taiwan. She now lives in the midwest, but I think she’s going to snap and run away soon.

Brian D’orr – A competitive kayaker and published sports photographer who is serious about adventure — so serious that he poured his savings into a giant live-in four-wheel-drive van that goes everywhere. Looking forward to seeing what he comes up with.

16 Responses to My Submissions to the Capture the Colour Travel Photography Contest

  1. Caz Makepeace July 10, 2012 at 5:11 pm #

    Great photos Matt. I love your yellow and red!

  2. Matt Gibson July 10, 2012 at 7:55 pm #

    Thanks very much Caz. Good luck in the contest. Those are some awesome prizes!

  3. Ava Apollo July 10, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

    Imagine my excitement when I clicked on your blog, looked through the lovely photos, then saw MY name nominated! Can’t wait to get my photos up! Also, “master of humor” is maybe the best compliment EVER. Thank you!

    • Matt Gibson July 10, 2012 at 9:30 pm #

      Oh yeah, damn, I forgot to tell everyone I nominated them. Whoops!

  4. Rhonda July 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    Wonderful photos Matt. 🙂 Thanks for the nomination! Your comment made me laugh because you hit the nail on the head. Every day that passes I grow a little closer to running away…

    Good luck everyone!

    • Matt Gibson July 10, 2012 at 10:08 pm #

      Ha ha. Glad I hit the mark. Every day I spend in NA also brings me one day closer to stowing away on a ship.

      Good luck!

  5. Will Peach July 11, 2012 at 7:58 am #

    I have no hope in hell of bettering this mate. I officially despise you.

    • Matt Gibson July 11, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      Now I can rest easy, knowing I’ve done my job well 🙂

  6. Bryon Dorr July 11, 2012 at 7:11 pm #

    Great photos Matt! Love the concept of the comp. Appreciate the nomination. Will have to see what I can come up with:) Love your spelling of my name: “Brian D’orr”;)

  7. Max Neumegen July 21, 2012 at 9:20 pm #

    I like your captured images but like the stories behind them more. But I can’t work out how to down load your photo essay ebooks? Where’s the magic button please?

    • Matt Gibson July 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm #

      Hey Max,

      You should receive the download link in an email. It may be in your spam folder. If for some reason you haven’t received it, email me at xpatmatt@gmail.com and I’ll send it to you.

      Cheers,
      Matt

  8. Natalie T. July 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm #

    I LOVE your white photo! It captures the “anything can happen” mantra that is Burning Man. Good luck!

  9. Michel August 30, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Love the lantern festival in Taiwan.

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