I have always enjoyed capturing special and unforgettable moments with a camera. However, it was not until the last couple of years that photography has become a central part of my life. I truly feel as though I now see the world through a lens and I cherish the fact that I am able to see details that I never noticed before or that others do not notice at all. Which is why I am participating in a contest that celebrates photography! I was invited to take part in Capture The Colour Photo Contest by several bloggers, as well as Travel Supermarket (the website hosting the contest). I decided to choose some photos that most of my readers are probably not familiar with to keep things interesting. . .
Charlotte, North Carolina: Believe it or not, my first DSLR was gifted to me by a reader, who now happens to be a dear friend. She changed my life forever and I dedicate this shot to her. I went to the Botanical Garden in my hometown while she was visiting and this was one of the first pictures that I took using my new camera.
Charlotte, North Carolina: I love love love shooting macro. In fact, I would even go as far as to classify myself as a macro photographer. To me life is all about the details. I took this shot the other day in my backyard after the rain subsided and the sun came out again.
La Habana, Cuba: Quite frequently, I find myself thinking, “If only I had traveled to Cuba with the camera that I have now, oh the pictures I could have taken!” Cuba is a photographer’s dream location; the cars, the people, the buildings. I shot this photo of a classic Cuban taxi out of the window of a taxi I was in. I had just spent the day at the beach celebrating my 25th Birthday.
Kruger Park, South Africa: Again, another place that I wish I had traveled to with a better camera. I guess this just gives me a reason to return? African animals have been shot a million times by the world’s best photographers, thus I was looking for a unique or interesting shot and I think I found it with this zebra that had come close to our jeep during our safari.
Jaipir, India: I could have easily chosen a picture for each color from my trip to India, as the country truly defines the word colorful. While I was waiting in line for my elephant ride through the Amber Fort, I caught sight of something red and was able to get a shot of this man riding his elephant behind a gorgeous ancient gate. If you are planning to travel to anywhere in India, do try out these offers from Musafir.com. You can get some really great deals on flights and hotels at 7coupons.
gorgeous photos andi! i especially love the one taken in your backyard! you captured it all so well
Awww thank you SO much dear!
i LOVE your jaipur photo!! so well done. 🙂
Thank you Anne!!!
All gorgeous photos! I expected no less!
Awww thank you so much for being one of the bloggers who nominated me! <3
i love reading through your blog!
Sooo delighted to hear that!
I seriously don’t know which one I like the best! I did mine hastily while directing a summer camp knowing I didn’t stand much of a chance…
Aw you chose a zebra shot too! 🙂 So did I 🙂
Thanks dear! Their patterns are amaaaaazing!!!
LOVE your green and yellow. I enjoy shooting in macro too especially for food. Haha
Wonderful compositions! The camera does not matter nearly as much as the person looking through the lens, and these shots prove it.
Thanks sweetie, and I totally agree!!!
Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! Fabulous shots as always…and thank you for the nomination! xo
You’re so welcome! Sorry to leave you with little time to participate!!! XO
The butterfly pic is gorgeous!!!!!!!!
Thank you, I love it too! 🙂
Thanks for making the world a more beautiful place.
I would love to take beautiful pics like you!!!!!!
What a nice thing to say Bob!
I would have expected your photos to be stunning, but they are so beautiful that I can’t even pick a favorite!
Sweetest comment ever, thank you love!
OH my… That first butterfly pic is my fave! I don’t have a DSLR yet, but can’t wait to get one!!! Beautiful, beautiful photos! xoxo
I love butterflies, so beautiful, right? DSLRs are life changing!!!!!! I truly think you don’t need a good camera to take a good pic, but it sure does help haha! XOXO
Hi Andi, you could have fooled me that you only picked up photography couple of years ago.Your photos look like they were taken by a seasoned pro. They are breathtaking. It’s nice to see the world through your lens.
WOW!!! What a compliment! A million thank yous to you. XOXOXO
What camera do you have now?
A Canon 7D! Loooove it!!!
Andi! Some of the most impressive entries I have seen! You go girl!
What a sweet thing to say, you are the best! XO
I love your picks!!!!!!
Love your work!
I love the zebra shot! You can actually see the texture on its face!
Thanks dear! I love that shot too. 🙂
Five fantastic pictures. I am not sure which one is my favorite. I like the drops of rain on the grass in green, but the yellow car is pretty righteous too.
Thank you, you’re too sweet! I love how the yellow pic came out!!!
Ahhhh, your Cuba shot is AMAZING! Seriously, that is an incredible picture, and I don’t think it could have been any better with the best camera in the world. I can’t wait to go next month!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! It was such a lucky shot!!! You will have the time of your life there!
I don’t think you needed a better camera for these shots! Love them all, especially the zebra and yellow Cuba shot – fantastic!
You’re the best, thanks doll! XO
All these photos are so beautiful!! My favourite is the zebra..I also love the elephant in India. Good luck in the contest!
Thank you sooo much!!!!!!! 🙂
Brilliant photos, Andi. 🙂 I especially love the memories associated with each one. 🙂 XO
Thanks gorgeous! I enjoyed this meme so much!!! XO
wow Andi, these are stunning. The first is my favorite, but they are all gorgeous!!
Thank you X a million!
Great photos! And a good mix in geography, too. White is my favourite, mostly because it looks like that zebra is staring into my soul!
Hahahaha now that you mention…thank you so much!
great series of shots! the first with the butterfly is one of my faves!
Thank you so so so much! Butterflies are sooo beautiful!!!
Your red is magical… it is the stuff of storybooks…
Awwww what a compliment THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!
Gorgeous! (As always.) I love your car shot and the zebra shot. What a great close up!
Thanks darling, you’re so kind!
Great photos! I feel like I just went around the world by reading this post 😉 Love that you chose a zebra for “white”.
Thanks dear!!! Haha I’m glad you got the feeling from the post! 🙂
GORGEOUS PICS ANDI!!!!!
Thank you so much Priya!
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photography is just such a gift! I love how we all see life so differently and can take a picture of something everyday and make it look beautiful!
I cannot imagine my life without my camera!
I agree! Life without a camera would be pretty sad!!!
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Amazing post with awesome pictures especially the yellow car! 🙂
Thank you so so so much!
This is such an amazing contest 😀
Agreed! I am doing something similar right now on IG. Follow me at @AndiPerullo. Cheers!
Wow-what a contest. Seriously amazing. Also, lots of awesome pictures. Just Stunning.