Mount Batur, Bali Indonesia

Capture the Colour

We’ve been challenged by fellow travel blogger Heidi from Wagoners Abroad to take part in this year’s Capture the Colour competition. The task is to choose our travel photos which best capture the colours red, blue, green, yellow and white. We’ve taken over 7,000 pictures during the last six months on the road so Andrew and I ended up arguing quite a bit over which ones to choose – after much deliberation though, here are the shots we went for.


We met this colourful local at the Banaue rice terraces in the Philippines; he was keen for us to photograph him in his traditional red headdress in exchange for a few pesos.

Local Man in Banaue, the Philippines


The bluest sea I’ve ever seen was on the Gili Islands in Indonesia; even though we had a tough time while we were there, there’s no denying how beautiful Indonesia is.

Boat Docking on Gili Trawangan, Indonesia


We really fell for the Philippines and are already planning a return trip here early next year. The lush green Banaue rice terraces pictured below are one of the most beautiful sights I’ve ever seen.

The Banaue Rice Terraces, the Philippines


We’ve seen some truly spectacular sunsets during our travels but this one we witnessed in Kuching, Malaysian Borneo, was one of our favourites.

Sunset in Malaysian Borneo


We took this shot on an eco-cycling tour in Bali; we had breakfast overlooking this spectacular view of Mount Batur draped in white fluffy clouds.

Mount Batur, Bali Indonesia

Our Capture the Colour Nominations

So, now it’s our turn to nominate five bloggers to take on the Capture the Colour challenge – we can’t wait to see what these guys come up with:

What do you think of our photo choices?

  • Danielle Fenton
    Posted at 09:00h, 28 September Reply

    Hi guys, a great set of colour photographs. I particularly like your ‘yellow’ choice, the sunset looks beautiful 🙂 Good luck with your entries!

    • Amy
      Posted at 09:04h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Danielle, that orange-yellow sunset in Kuching was incredible to witness, I’m glad we captured it on camera.

  • Rob
    Posted at 09:09h, 28 September Reply

    Such ace photos, I particularly love the chap in red and the beautiful sunset – stunning!

    Cheers for thinking of us guys, we can’t wait to get stuck into this 🙂

    • Amy
      Posted at 09:24h, 28 September Reply

      Thanks Rob, can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!

  • Steph (@ 20 Years Hence)
    Posted at 10:27h, 28 September Reply

    Thanks for the nomination, guys! Love the red photo—you definitely don’t see culture like that anywhere else in the Philippines—but I bet you knew I’d express a fondness for anything Philippines related… 😀

    • Amy
      Posted at 11:32h, 28 September Reply

      Ha, yep, I did suspect you might like the Philippines pics 🙂 I don’t know how you guys will go about picking just five photos since you have so many great shots to choose from; I look forward to seeing your choices if you have time to take part (I hear internet in Nepal is a bit shaky).

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