Colour Category iPad Winners - the £2,000 Overall Winner will be announced Friday 21st September
BLUE JUDGE: Ken Kaminesky
1st place https://pinterest.com/pin/262475484503852167/
Adam Allegro @catchthejiffyhttp://catchthejiffy.com/2012/08/29/capture-the-color-contest/
"Three very different types of images in 3 extremely different styles. I asked for people to be original with their use of colour, but that was not the only criteria that I judged the photos on. I think that images should speak to you when you see them and each of the three images here spoke to me in different ways. Nature, culture, history and architecture... It is not easy to compare these varying types of image but in the end the Dolphin shot touched me. Having a visceral reaction to the photo made it the top choice and it took some originality to get into position to get the shot. Good Job!"
GREEN JUDGE: Abi King
1st place http://pinterest.com/pin/262475484503769478/
"The winning photo stands out because it blends together a sense of place, personality, history and mood. You can almost feel the texture leaping out of the image and you want to will the man in the photo to lift his head and look you in the eye. He seems almost consumed by his surroundings, shoulders slumped, head down, simply getting through the working day. The other colours guide your eye around the image so that nothing is missed. It's really striking."
YELLOW JUDGE: Dave & Deb
1st place https://pinterest.com/pin/262475484503745006/
Matt Chua @LivingIF
"I chose the winning photo because it evokes emotion. You can almost feel what it was like to be there. The expression on his face, how careful he is when he is lighting the candle and being bathed in the yellow light all come together to produce that sense of place and time. A great photo should transport you to that moment and I feel that was really captured here."
WHITE JUDGE: Christine Gilbert
1st place https://pinterest.com/pin/262475484503852215/
"I was looking for things that were technically strong plus the color white was more than just incidental. The winning photo really popped out at me because it's communicates so much more than just the landscape, it's an adventure about to happen. The white clouds are an important part of the photo because it gives you a sense of the scary height it was taken at."
RED JUDGE: Daniel Nahabedian
1st place https://pinterest.com/pin/262475484503631503/
Wes Nations @JohnnyVagabond
"A successful photo is one that stops me on my tracks and transports me to the destination. And this is exactly what this photo does. The composition, the leading lines, the small details, the perfect exposure and the serene minimalist feel all work together to remove distractions. Finally, the bright color pulls you straight towards the main subject, letting you imagine the story of the mysterious cloaked person. A great capture for sure!"
Competition now closed
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.
For example, an image of the clear blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef would capture the colour blue, a photo of the sun setting in Key West may capture the colour red and a photo of the crisp white snow in the French Alps would capture the colour white. Pictures could feature natural landscapes, buildings, cityscapes, landmarks, foods, animals and anything else that's been mega colourful that you've snapped on your global travels!
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!
When you've finished writing your post, be sure to nominate 5 other bloggers to take part in Capture the Colour by listing their website and perhaps giving them a nudge on Twitter or Facebook.