Saturday 25 August 2012

Capture the colour

I was tagged by Emma over at The mini mes and me to join in with a competition.  It is called Capture the colour and is being run in conjunction with One lucky winner wins £2000 cash to spend on travel and the five colour category winners will receive an iPad3.

As a getting there photographer I love the idea of this.

They say a picture paints a thousand words. Well, rather than asking you to write a five thousand word blog post, we're inviting you to produce a blog post with up to 5 photos that really do 'Capture the Colour'.
We're looking for bloggers to publish a blog post with a photo that captures the following 5 colours - Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.
Ideally each blogger will submit a blog post that includes photos for each of the above colours but if you haven't got a photo for each colour, just submit a post with images for the colours you do have photos for - it's that simple.

On your blog post, tell us where the photo was taken and try to include any other additional information about the moment the photo was taken, what you could see, smell, hear, feel and perhaps a witty caption about that photo or trip in general. If you've written a post about that trip on your blog in the past, be sure to link to it so people can find out more! 

Competition closes 29th August.

Now I dont travel much so may struggle with the originality of the locations,but here we go


We went for a wander round Glasgow, not quite a holiday but a nice day out and whilst we were there we went to the Kelvin Grove art Gallery, did a blog post on it here.

Loved these white face masks, part of an expressions exhibition. The lights were bright, a lot of background chatter from various members of the public, and an organ recital had just finished.

They were actually quite spooky the way they were just sort of hanging in the air.


Again we were out for the day, this time we had been down to Culzean Castle, did a blog post on it here. It is nice to highlight how beautiful my area is and give some of you ideas if you are coming to Scotland of a few places to visit.

This bee was busy making his legs bulge, its a real wonder he could take off. The whole gardens just overloads your senses with smell, colours, some of the plants were very tactile and it is amazing to watch the abundance of wild life in the garden.


As I say we are spoilt for park and country estates virtually on my doorstep. I pick up the children from their home and we pass Auchencruive Estate coming back to my house. So during the holidays we would stop off and let the children run and play, explore and learn. We can watch the wild life along the river, splash in the river, pick apples from the trees, blackberries from the bushes and just enjoy the tranquillity of the place. It is a working estate and is home of the Agricultural College and therefore you often here the tractors working.

This is Bob looking for baddies in the bushes that he is going to use his super powers on, to protect me and his sister. This is done in a very noisy fashion, from the rustling of the bushes to the yelling of the child.  Ooooh for the imagination of a six year old.


We live right on the West Coast of Scotland, and I was tempted here to give you the sea meeting the sky with a boat or a buoy on the horizon. Or the sky reflected in the river along with the trees to give a beautiful mirror image. But I thought that a lot of other people would have used water, seems the logical choice somehow.

So instead I have dug out one of my favourite pictures that I have taken for my Project 366 this year. It came about because the sun had been streaming through the window in early January and these were still sat on my windowsill from Christmas day. This is a photograph of the reflections of bottles of Radox bubble bath. Not quite a holiday theme but using the contents is relaxing and required the sun to help create it.


Well again this was taken during the school summer holidays, so in theory is a holiday picture. We had been out to the local park, which has now been turned into a building site, and Bob had decided he did not want his picture taken.

I like this photograph for its depth of field, from the red bars of the climbing frame, past the hand of the grandson to the beautiful sky beyond. He had decided this day I was not to take his picture, and we spent ages laughing and giggling whilst I chased his feet with my hands. Did a  blog post about it here

Now I need to tag five fellow bloggers, though time is running out.

Claire at Its ups and downs 

Jessie at  The Crazy Kitchen

Sonia at This Mummy Loves 

Wendy at Little Mans Mum

Donna at Mummy bird 

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