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.