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Capture the Color | Capturer La Couleur

8.23.2012
Color always plays a prominent role in photographs - I love that for a moment you're swept away to linger in the story in which it plays. When fellow blogger Oui in France told me know about (and nominated me to participate in) Travel Supermarket's Capture the Color contest, it was timely and a simple decision. Actually anyone can take part, you simply have to create a blog post with 5 photographs featuring each of the following colors: Yellow, White, Red, Blue and Green. The contest includes prizes so do join in!


YELLOW: Valbonne, France
The first thing I noticed when walking through the small Provençal village of Valbonne are the regional colors that drape the aging buildings. They are a mouth-watering array of warm gelato colors that draw you into its flag-strewn streets. This golden yellow wall was particularly beautiful as a canvas for late afternoon shadows. 


RED: Arles, France
Walking towards Place de la République in Arles, this shiny red Vespa stood elegantly amidst the centuries old stone streets and buildings. In the city Van Gogh once called home, it becomes evident how he was inspired to paint more than 200 of his great works.


WHITE: Valbonne, France
Nougat, the chewy sweet specialty originally from Montelimar, is traditonally made with honey, almonds and pistachio nuts and a staple in almost every market in Southern France. Vendors now make it with a wide array of fruit and nut combinations and will try and sell it to you based on the richness of its flavors and the freshness of its ingredients. It is an easy sell, delightfully sheathed in a pretty soft white and absolutely delicious!


BLUE: Cannes, France
Walking along Cannes' waterfront promenade, I was stopped by this woman's fancy sunhat and noticed how her breezy nonchalent style was perfectly paired with the bold electric blue chairs - a fitting (nontraditional) shot of the Riviera, non?


GREEN: Châtillon-Coligny, France
This photo was taken during an afternoon stroll in Châtillon-Coligny. To illustrate his knowledge of the region's terroir, my father-in-law pulled out his hunting knife and cut open an unassuming green fruit from a nearby tree to reveal its humble but alluring contents: a hazelnut.


Part of Capture the Color's contest requirements is to nominate 5 other bloggers. These ladies are fabulous bloggers/photographers, hope they participate! Thanks again to Diane from Oui in France...

Charmaine of Milk is Quiet
LondonLulu of Princeton Daily Photo
Melinda of C'est Ma Vie
Daydreamer of The Daydreamer's Diary

15 comments

  1. Oh my goodness, these are so beautiful! I'd love to munch on nougat and something with hazelnuts, ride a red vespa through sundrenched scenery and chill out in those chairs... :) Congrats on the nomination and thank you so much for thinking of me - I fear my photography skills are nowhere near the level of beauties like this, but I'll be checking it out, for sure!

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    1. Aww you always have such sweet comments Lulu, thank you ;) Please don't feel pressured to participate, I just thought you were a perfect candidate - consistently sharing story-filled photos!

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  2. Your photos are stunning! Thank you for nominating me! can we use photos that are a few years old (ie: from places I have travelled to) to enter or do they need to be newish photos?

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    1. Thank you Cyndi! I haven't read anything in the contest rules about when the pictures had to be taken, so you should be able to choose from all your fabulous photographs from your travels over the years... Happy posting ;)

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  3. What a fun idea! Your photos are beautiful, Catherine! Thank you for inviting me to participate. Challenge accepted :) Stay tuned...

    PS: Welcome home! I'm eager to see more pictures and read more about your vacation in France.

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    1. I really appreciate your comments Melinda, merci! So delighted you decided to take part in the challenge... I've never actually "looked" at my photographs this way - by color. It was an interesting exercise. Have fun choosing and writing about your lovely photographs :) Can't wait to see your post!

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  4. Now my eyes are burning from all of the beauty! That blue is gorgeous! I like the cloudy white too. Yum! Nice to see that you have had such a lovely time in France, Catherine!

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    1. My dear Catherine, thank you for nominating my blog too! I am honored, and I would love to participate!

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    2. Charmaine! I'm so thrilled you decided to participate!! You hadn't responded, so for a moment I figured you might be too busy (totally understand... I'm under the weather at the moment + getting anything done is tough). Thank you so much for your comments my friend, have fun putting your post together - can't wait ;)

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    3. Oh no! I hope you feel better, friend. I can't wait to see more photos from your trip and seeing your color posts! Sorry for my late reply, just trying to get back into the seam. I'll be posting colors soon!

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  5. What a awesome idea! Your pictures are so interesting! It's great to see you had a wonderful time in France!

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    1. I hope next time you'll be able to come with me Alexa! The contest is actually very timely, I was about to post photos showing the beautifully vibrant colors of Southern France... this post made me take a slight detour, but I think it's more fun and allows me to nominate other talented fellow bloggers :) xo

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  6. Thank you Catherine for nominating The Daydreamer's Diary! This sounds really exciting so I'll get down to it immediately. A très bientôt and take care :)

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  7. BTW, your choice for the Blue theme is my favorite - there is definitely a story going on there. Incredible picture!

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    1. Why thank you Daydreamer! I certainly agree with you,... do you sometimes wish you could just walk up to people and start interviewing - or just chatting with them? ;)

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