I have been nominated by Italian notes to enter a competition called Capture the Colour run by Travel Supermarket.To enter we have to display five photos. One for each category and they are blue, red, white, green and yellow.
Fair enough, but what really captured my attention?
The Prizes of Capture the Colour
If I win in one category, then I get an iPad. Great for me as I must be the only person on the planet that does not own an iPad If all the judges think all of my five photographs are excellent, then I get a whopping 2000 UK pounds!
Imagine how far I could travel with that?
I could go on a months tour around Turkey, if not longer. I could head to the east of Turkey to see places such as Van. I could complete my travels around the Black sea region, this time heading west instead of east.
The possibilities of what I could do with that prize money are endless, so here are my photos to enter. Do you think I have a good chance of winning? Which picture is your favourite?
Green – Efeler Valley
This photo is from my recent Black sea trip. On that trip, I took over 2000 photos as the area is so unique compared to anywhere else that I have seen in Turkey. There is abundance of flowing waterfalls, wooden houses, beautiful flowers and the people are so friendly. I strongly recommend the Black sea if you want to see a different side of Turkey
Blue – Fethiye
I am still to write about my visit to Fethiye, one of the most popular holiday destinations on the south western coast. This photo was taken when I was just relaxing on the harbour front and participating in a bit of people watching! I loved the fact that despite being a large and bustling town, there are still peaceful scenes like this.
White – Kas Sunset
One of my favourite memories from my travels around Turkey was the small resort of Kas. Every evening, I would head to the rooftop of the hotel, order a ice cold beer and sit down to watch the sunset. While you may be drawn to the white clouds in this picture, it is actually the white reflections in the water that make it one of my favourite photos.
Red – Memories of Sea Kayaking
This photo is kind of a bitter sweet memory for me. I loved the fact that I got the chance to go sea kayaking, but I also found it very demanding physically and did not last the whole course. Great memories but I am a little bit sad that I failed at sea kayaking
Yellow – The Ceiling of Galata Mawlawi House
On Istiklal avenue in Istanbul, there is an old whirling dervishes lodge which has now been turned into a museum. Dedicated to Sufism, you can walk around the old living quarters but the most spectular part is the hall where the whirling dervishes will perform their dance. I was fascinated by the intricate details on the ceiling
Well, those are my entries. We have to nominate five other bloggers to take part so here are my nominations…
Joy from My Turkish Joys is quite handy with the camera and as well as cooking, she often gets out of the kitchen to explore.
Alan from Archers of Okcular is the man who has seen all the hidden spots of Turkey that are off the beaten track.
Turkeys for life often fill up Flickr with amazing photos of Turkey so I am sure they have great photos to enter.
Ellen in Turkey has showcased some beautiful pictures on her blog so think she might be strong competition for me.
Karen from Being Koy is also good at taking photographs and living in a small village, her results tend to be more unique