Capture the colour photo contest
Following yesterday’s entry in my first photo competition, I decided to enter another today that is being run by TravelSupermarket.com called Capture the Colour. I heard of this competition a while back but I left it to the last minute to enter with the deadline being today.
For my red image I selected an abstract shot of the tub boat Daniel McAllister that is on permanent display in the old port of Montréal. Being that the boat is only red and black, it seemed the perfect choice for my red subject.
I was in two minds about selecting a ubiquitous sunset shot, but except for some fire hoses and yellow school buses, all my yellow shots are predominantly sunrise or sunsets and this being my favorite shot became my selection for the yellow entry. This particular shot was taken from across the Saint Lawrence and provided the perfect angle to see the sun setting over City Hall.
This was one of the toughest color selections as I have quite a few images that fall into the blue spectrum. The shot I ended up selecting was a view of the BNP Paribas office tower from the base of the The Illuminated Crowd sculpture on avenue McGill College.
Although I had quite a lot of green candidates, I actually shot this image the other day with this particular competition in mind. I had also been wanting to experiment using the zoom during exposure technique and I liked how it produced the rays of light without distorting the trunks and foliage too much.
When going through my photo library in Lightroom, the majority of white shots were of snow. I’m still enjoying the summer and don’t want to be reminded that winter is fast approaching, so went instead for this shot of a water drinking fountain in front of swings that had LED lights in the seats as part of an art installation on ave du President Kennedy.
The rules of the competition ask that I nominate 5 bloggers and although it may be a bit late for them to enter the competition (if they haven’t already), they are blogs that are on my daily reading list and worth checking out:
For any bloggers who want to try their luck in the contest, deadline is today – check here for the details: http://www.travelsupermarket.com/c/holidays/capture-the-colour/
I’m not holding out much hope of winning (although owning an iPad would be very very nice) but it was a good editing exercise in selecting images by color – I just wish I had used color as a keyword when tagging my images :-(
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Thanks for stopping by. Until next time.