capturing colours in china

Blue in Beijing aquarium
So so blue in Beijing Aquarium

When a challenge knocks on your door are you ready for it? I am definitely this week and happy to try this ‘capturing colours’ challenge presented by Satu from To Destination Unknown blog: to capture red, yellow, green, blue and white. I had hoped to go and explore, but it’s raining cats and dogs so I thought I’d look into the archives and see what I could come up with a theme – so I went for China and Beijing.

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The heavenly blue Tiantan

It wasn’t easy at all to find photos – China is a mix of colours and it’s hard to find single colour moments, other than red doors (and I didn’t have good shots of those on my laptop and I didn’t want to go to the server), so this is what I came up with:

Red Arhats
The forest of 501 arhats near Beijing
Tiananmen square in summer bloom is impressive
Shades of green in the romantic old summer palace Yuan Ming Yuan
The Great Wall, crumpling down in places. Once white, now turning grey, yet still always noticeable and impressice!

And finally, now is my turn to invite five more people to join is, so I am handing the challenge over to the following five people whose I image I like:

  • Leigh from Hines Sight Blog – hoping to see some more of that Southern charm (check also @hinessightblog on Instagram for fab images)
  • Kea Marie from Deep Red Blues – loving her latest trip to California (@keamar on IG)
  • Thilo from Thilo Boeck  – amazing colouful photos of Peru and (@volunteering_nomad on IG)
  • Katie from La Jolla Mom – still savouring especially those food photos from the latest Asian trip  (@lajollamom on IG)
  • Farrah from The Three Under – capturing expat family life in Netherlands and their frequent travels (@momofthreeunder on IG)

Interested in joining the challenge? Here’s how to do it:

Write a post with your five best photos from these color categories: RED, BLUE, GREEN, YELLOW and WHITE. Be sure to nominate five other bloggers and tweet it with the hashtag #CTC13.

There will be a winner from each color category who will get: an 128GB iPad, a Fuji camera or £750 worth of Arc’teryx clothing and equipment (you choose). Then from the five winners, an overall winner will be chosen to win: £3,000 travel fund (worth about $4633 USD). For the full contest rules go here. You can follow the entries from these Pinterest boards and the Facebook page.


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