CBBH Photo Challenge: PINK

Did you enter the “Capture the Colour” photoblogging contest last year?  I did – along with thousands of others, and you can see my entry here.  The idea was simple –  publish a blog post showcasing five of your favourite travel photographs which best capture the colour of the five categories: red, blue, green, yellow and white.  

The Capture the Colour Contest proved so popular that it’s back again for 2013 and this is my invitation to each of you to search through your photo libraries and see what you can come up with.

To get you in the mood, whilst you are searching for your multi-coloured photographs, I thought you might like to pluck out one or two PINK photographs for this month’s CBBH Photo Challenge. 

Don’t forget that the CBBH Photo Challenge is a little different from some other challenges, in two ways.  First, it’s only once a month – giving you lots of time to consider your entry before the end of the calendar month.  Secondand most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hopmeaning white rabbit in Spanish), so DON’T FORGET that in your post you need to add links to two blogs that you have visited and commented on, during the past month.  That way, when we visit each other, we can HOP OVER to your links, connect with others and share a little blog love around!

Wild orchids in the garden

I’ve written about some of the wildflowers of Andalucía before, but of the many different colours, the pink blooms are my favourite!  The photo above is of one of the wild orchids growing on our land.  Their colour is so vivid, and the markings on the petals are very distinct.  

Wild poppies, Andalucia

Here is one of the delicate dusky-pink wild poppies, whose blooms disappear after just one day.  I love to see both orchids and the poppies as they herald the coming of the summer months, here in Andalucía.

Little girl in traditional flamenco dress at the medieval market, Torrox pueblo.

This little lady in her bright pink flamenco dress was cautiously eyeing up some of the beautiful birds of prey at the Medieval Market in Torrox pueblo last year.

Pink cape of a bullfighter

Love it or hate it, bullfighting is a long standing tradition in Spain.  This is one of the auxiliary toreros (bullfighter or matador) in his elaborate embroidered costume, assisting the featured torero.   As evidenced here, it’s a myth to think that bulls are attracted by the colour red.  Cattle are colour-blind, and it is the movement of the cape (capote) that attracts them.  During the first phase of a bullfight, the bull is tested for it’s strength and aggressiveness by toreros using magenta and yellow capes.

Sunset over nearby hills

I’ll finish with one of the beautiful sunsets, featuring shades of pink and yellow, developing into reds and purple that we regularly experience around the Axarquía region – east of Málaga.

My Featured Blog Links for this month:

**  Village Life in Andalucía reveals some of the secrets of living in a small inland village, deep in the heart of Andalucía.  John, sometimes referred to as “Pueblo Man” writes with a very easy style, and his latest offering,  The Not-so-Common Chameleon, reminds us that this beautiful little creature is on the endangered list.  I discovered the Village Life in Andalucía blog whilst I was trying to find out more about one of my favourite Spanish fish dishes – Rosada.  Fortunately, John answered my question, “What is Rosada?” by informing me that it’s not even a Spanish fish at all!  Sure is tasty though!  

**  Loren over at Cemetery Travel: Adventures in Graveyards Around the World describes herself as acemetery enthusiast devoted to cemeteries“.  Her latestCemetery of the Weekfeatures Drummond Hill Cemetery at Niagra Falls in Canada, but if you are interested in interment in Italy, France, China, India, England or around the USA, there’s something here for you.  So, if like me you are a taphophile, a tombstone tourist or a cemetery hunter, why not pop over to Loren’s blog, and tell them Marianne sent you!?

Conejo Blanco BLOG HOP Photo Challenge

So that´s the CBBH Photo Challenge for September, guys!

Remember, all you have to do is post your entry by the end of the month, tag your entry ‘CBBH Photo Challenge’,  link back to this blog and, most importantlydon´t forget to add links to any two blogs that you´ve commented on during the past month, so that we can all HOP OVER and have a look.  Make sure you FOLLOW THIS BLOG so you don´t miss next month´s exciting challenge!

For more information on how the CBBH Photo Challenge works click here.

I hope everyone taking part enjoys the exposure the CBBH Photo Challenge offers to featured blogs and, who knows, you may end up finding a new favourite!  I´m looking forward to seeing your interpretations.

[CBBH logo Image credit: (cc) Mostly Dans]


86 thoughts on “CBBH Photo Challenge: PINK

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    • I so love your beautiful water lilies, Christine – they are some of my favourites, too. Have you seen Monet’s Waterlily paintings in Paris? I saw them for the second time last Spring – amazing!

      I really enjoyed mooching around Cindy and Peter’s blogs – two excellent choices for linking to. Thanks for that!

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    • OH wow – what a great place to stumble across! And, fancy you finding Mrs C’s doppelganger in there!! LOL

      I think the spinning globe might be telling you something, Cathy – although what that something is …. is open to interpretation, I’m sure 🙂

      Great photos, and thanks for linking to two great blogs 🙂

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    • Yes, I’ve been away – back in the UK for a week or so, in my old stomping ground in the north-west of England and a trip to Wales to see a sick friend. It rained most days 😦 Back to the sunshine now … yaay!!

      Lovely photos, Jo and thanks for the introduction to Cath’s gorgeous jewellery 🙂 It’s very timely for me that you linked to Richard’s blog, because we are heading to Portugal in about four weeks and I found a great “48 hours in Lisbon” piece there that I’ve bookmarked! Hoping to meet up with Alyson (at the Algarve Blog) – you don’t happen to be in Tavira then, do you? 🙂

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  9. I’m not a fan of pink. I had 3 girls and never dressed them in pink. I’m not usually a pink photo taker either but I do know I have orchids that are pinkish lavender. I will have to find them.
    Thanks for hosting this challenge, Marianne. It is quite an undertaking. ~~~~~ : – )

    • You know, Issy, I would say that I’m not a pink person either ….. until I look around my garden where it seems that the majority of plants are either pink or purple!

      Thanks for your very kind words about the CBBH Challenge – they are very much appreciated 🙂

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    • First of all, welcome to the CBBH Photo Challenge. I post a new theme on the first of each month, so you have the rest of the month to think about your entry.

      What I love most about Photo Challenges is that it is everyone’s own interpretation of the theme. I’m glad you included the coastal rosemary 🙂 My favourite of your shots is the nectarine blossom – and how similar it is to our apple, or even almond tree blossom. So delicate yet so vivid.

      Thanks for linking to Kathryn and Trish’s blogs. It’s good to share!

    • I especially love your first photo (is it Venice?). I love Venice – in fact, I love Italy.

      I enjoyed looking at both Janet and Pat’s blogs – neither of which I knew before – which is exactly the point of this CBBH Photo Challenge.

      Well done, Tom 🙂

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    • What an unusual photograph, Julia! I had to zoom in for a closer look at this little chap in his clever disguise 🙂

      Thanks for sharing links to two blogs you enjoy. I enjoyed them too 🙂

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  16. What interesting new blogs. I’ll check them out. Wonderful pink! The G.O.’s son sent me a pic yesterday of a stunning pink elephant painting he bought for a bargain $5… and put me in the mood to celebrate pink. Your orchid in particular is superb 🙂

    • I LOVE both of these blogs – they’ve been on my reading list for a while! I think you will enjoy them too, Ella.

      The orchids are very special when they appear. There don’t appear to be many of them about.

      Glad you’re enjoying the PINK!

  17. PInk well I’ve not really though about it, but your pictures make me thing otherwise…sweet

    I’m inviting you to join us for Travel Photo Mondays, the link runs all week so I hope you can join us for the next installment?

  18. Pink is such a gorgeous and vibrant colour Marianne and you’ve captured it so well. Great challenge hon and thanks for sharing and hosting. 😀 *big hugs*

  19. I remembered to say Conejo Blanco (branco, in my case) this morning, and was awaiting your challenge, Marianne. Apologies that I didn’t get to take part last time in spite of having a whole month. Ad in Paradise is right- the longer you have the longer you leave it! It was a great subject too 🙂
    I’ve already got my Capture the Colour off and going thanks. Those poppies are my favourite of your pink choices.

    • That’s the beauty of these challenges, though, you can do them as and when it suits you 🙂

      I figured it would be good to look for PINK shots whilst searching for the CTC ones.

  20. PINK!!! I have lots of pink so this will be fun 😉 I was shopping with my teenager yesterday and I like some pink clothes. My daughter thinks less of it and at one point said “someone your age should not wear pink!” um….WHAT??? I laughed at her and disagreed of course. someone my age…….indeed!!

    LOVE all your photos Marianne, especially the pink of the torero’s cape.I’ll be back at a later time with my entry. Enjoy your day!!

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