Five photos that capture the colours of the world

Posted on July 18th, 2012 by Laura Byrne Paquet in Destinations, Photography

This morning I heard about a contest I couldn’t resist. A British website called Travel Supermarket is challenging bloggers to post five photos from their travels highlighting five colours: blue, green, yellow, white and red. Prizes include travel spending money and iPads. And I love any excuse to troll through my photo files and relive the times when I took the pictures. Here are the five I chose.


I took heaps of photos of the dancers in the weekly Harmony Night parade in Grand Case, on the French side of St. Martin. This is the one I liked the best.


I like this shot of Grand Anse Beach in Grenada for two reasons: the cool guy sitting under the tree and the fact that the tree is not the typical tropical palm.


This shot from Wat Pho in Bangkok is one of my favourites from my trip to Thailand last year. For once, everything seemed to come together, from the focus to the raindrops.


The contrast of the white ferris wheel against the bright blue spring sky of Manchester, U.K., caught my eye.


Back in Grenada, these red steps lead to Azzurra Castle, a crazy private villa you can rent. The castle is yellow, the interior walls are every colour of the rainbow, and even the ceramics in the bathrooms are brilliantly hued. It’s like staying in a box of Crayola crayons.

Looking for more websites where you can vicariously escape? Try these five.

  1. This new website features articles about “bucket list” destinations around the globe, written by a wide range of authors (including me, in the interests of full disclosure).
  2. Diversions with Doreen: Doreen Pendgracs first brought this contest to my attention–thanks! If you love chocolate, Doreen shows you where you can enjoy it on the road.
  3. The City Traveler: I love discovering new urban areas, and this blog highlights the best.
  4. BreatheDreamGo: Blogger Mariellen Ward focuses on meaningful adventure travel and knows India like the back of her hand.
  5. Digital Photography School: Unlike the others, this isn’t a travel blog, but it features great tips from a generous online community of photographers.


4 Comments on “Five photos that capture the colours of the world”

  1. Doreen Pendgracs

    Thanks so much for mentioning my chocolate travel blog, Laura. Much appreciated!

    I love your pics! Especially the one from St. Martin. Such rich colours!

    Good luck in the contest and happy travels,

  2. Laura Byrne Paquet

    Thanks, Doreen! Glad you liked the photos. 🙂

  3. Lauren, Ephemerratic

    I adore your pensive Buddha in yellow!

    • Laura Byrne Paquet

      Thanks, Lauren! That’s one of my fave travel photos–it’s even the screensaver on my phone. It was a total fluke; I shot hundreds of pictures that day, and that’s the only one that really captured how the place felt to me.

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