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. Second, and most important, this is a BLOG HOP (after all, it is the CBBH – Conejo Blanco Blog Hop, meaning 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 a “cemetery enthusiast devoted to cemeteries“. Her latest “Cemetery of the Week” features 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!?
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 importantly, don´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]