I have a confession to make: I am a photo junkie.
Yep. I can’t go anywhere without wanting to “capture the moment”. It drives my guy crazy sometimes, because he’s like, “just enjoy it…take a photo in your mind rather than whipping out your iPhone every chance you get.” But I really love taking fun and fabulous photos, and believe me, I thought my photos were pretty fabulous at times. Then Instagram came along and whoa! I realized that so many other people are just like me, and they take fabulous photos, too! Everyone’s photos are fabulous!
But I digress. I do love finding artsy ways to photograph things, and I absolutely love the editing process. We have a Canon SLR camera but we don’t use it nearly as much as we should, simply because it’s just so much easier to snap a really good picture with an iPhone. You can snap, edit and upload all within minutes.
Which brings me to the point of this post. I’m entering a photo contest called Capture the Colour. In it, you’re required to post one photo featuring each of the following five colors: Yellow, Red, Green, White and Blue. There is one judge for each color represented and the winner of each color category gets a sweet prize, and the overall grand prize winner gets a buttload of money to travel with. You post the photos on your blog, then follow the instructions for your entry. So without further adieu, here are my entries – and please leave a comment with your favorite photo!
When I was in Fort Lauderdale, I used to love getting up in the mornings and going to the beach just before sunrise. I would watch the sun peek over the horizon, then I’d comb the beach for sea glass, taking photos along the way. It was my favorite thing to do there.
This photograph was taken on Memorial Day of 2012. We had just purchased our new boat a month prior and this was the day we officially tossed off the docklines for good and set sail. It was a beautiful day on the Gulf of Mexico and this image captured the moment so well. Never had I felt more free than I did that beautiful afternoon.
We travel north to the Chesapeake Bay for hurricane season and on our way up this spring, we took what’s known as the Intracoastal Waterway. It’s basically a very long stretch of water that’s inland so it’s protected. It’s also stunningly beautiful in many spots. This image was taken after a long day of motor-sailing, when we finally anchored just off the beautical Waccamaw River. The water was almost perfectly still and the reflection of the trees was stunning. You can turn the photo upside down and it almost looks as if oriented correctly. That’s how clear the reflection was!
This image was taken when we sailed to Block Island on a friend’s boat. Upon arrival, a curious mama swan came to greet our boat, probably hoping for handouts. Her babies were on her back and they were adorable! This photo always makes me smile.
This photo was taken when we visited Cumberland Island, GA. It’s uninhabited and the only way to get there is by boat, or by the ferry which runs out of St. Mary’s. No vehicles are allowed. It’s known for the wild ponies that inhabit the island, and perhaps most notably for Dungeness, the ruins of the one-time Carnegie estate. It was stunningly beautiful – from the lush greenery that looks as if you just stepped into Jurassic Park, to the entrance to Dungeness, where it opens up to these beautiful old ruins, to the trail that leads to the beach which walks you past these photo-worthy deadwoods, which create a stark contrast against a clear blue sky.
And there you have it. These are my entries for the Capture The Colour contest! Don’t forget to tell me your favorite in the comments !