We were tagged by LandingStanding to enter the capture the color contest by TravelSupermarket. Seeing as we have over 12,000 pictures on Flickr, it’s been very tough to sort through and find the ones that best exemplify each color.
Thailand, or “The Land of Yellow Robes” as many foreigners call it, is a country where Buddhism is everywhere. These golden yellow Buddha statues can be found on nearly every street corner in every shop all over the country. Although you see them everywhere, the golden yellow color always stands out and catches your eye as you walk through the streets.
The sky and water’s various shades of blue blend together to create a never-ending horizon. This view of the Gili Islands from our approaching boat made our jaws drop not just because of the bright and deep blues that danced around us, but the three tiny islands in the distance. There are no tall buildings or sky scrapers to show off, no hilly mountains, not even a paved road. These islands are surrounded by the blues around them and highlighted by the simplicity and ease of being nothing more than a small piece of land in the middle of the ocean. This is a blue worth making the trip to see for yourself.
The lady in red. From her sassy shoes to her stylish hat we watched this young girl walk down the street of the Lao New Year parade in Luang Prabang with more confidence and spunk than anyone. Despite the colorful decoration and the parade music, this little girl is what caught our eye. The girl in red, who will one day dream of being in the Lao New Year parade herself among the other chosen princesses.
Inside each of these small berries is a coffee bean. Each bean is picked, processed, dried and finally roasted to varying degrees depending on your desired taste. An integral start to our morning begins in this small green berry picked at a small coffee plantation in Bali, Indonesia and shipped halfway around the world to where we drink it in the US of A.
You have to wonder what you will find if you drive out to the middle of nowhere. What will it sound or smell like? This was the closest to the middle of nowhere we have been. In Etosha Game Reserve in Namibia you can drive out onto a 120 km long dry lakebed. The bright blue sky contrasts against the stark white mineral filled ground and your eyes go on forever searching for the other side. If you’re lucky enough to be the only people out there, the only sound you hear is the wind.
Our nominations for the contest:
Can’t wait to see what great photos they come up with!