Capture The Color Contest

Before I get in to the contest, I wanted to let you guys know that after 11 years of Naval Service, I will be a civilian by this time tomorrow :) Thanks to all of those who have supported me along the way and I look forward to sharing my adventures with all of you in the near future!

Now on to this contest thing.  I was nominated by a good photo friend out of Canada, Edith Levy.  If you get a chance, you should really head over to her blog, Edith Levy Photography and take a look – she has some wonderful work.

So, Travel Super Market is hosting a “Capture the Color” Photography Contest, which involves the submission of five separate images, all representing a different color.  Blue, green, yellow, white, and red need to be the main subjects of five photos.  I had to reach back for a couple of these, but I think my resulting choices really embody the spirit of this contest.  So, without further adieu, below are my selections, along with a little write-up for each shot.  Enjoy!

BLUE

Mediterranean Sea, near Libya: A dolphin Plays in the bow wave in front of the USS MOUNT WHITNEY during operations supporting Odyssey Dawn off of Libya last year.  I was deployed on the ship as an Operations Officer and would sneak out as much as I could to take photos.  For this shot, I was literally lying over the bullnose (forward-most part of the ship), holding on for dear life with my boots while clicking away until I captured the perfect moment.  Still one of my all time favorites!

You can see the original post here

GREEN

Tuscany, Italy:  After spending a day driving around the beautiful hillside towns of Tuscany, we came upon this wonderful tree line, backlit perfectly by the afternoon sun.  I was literally awestruck when I saw these perfect tree shadows stretching their way down the hill.  Since it was a pretty hairy place to stop my car, I just shot out the window, resulting in the image below.

You can see the original post here.

YELLOW

Barcelona, Spain:  The Fontana Magica (Magic Fountain) is a short walk from the Fontana Subway exit in Barcelona, Spain.  Ever night there is a laser light show for the fountain and surrounding historical buildings, incorporating different music from the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.  For this photo, I set up my tripod and shot away.  You can see the silhouettes of tourists with the golden fountain in the background.  A truly spectacular destination, I cannot wait to go back.

You can click here to see the original post, which is actually my very first blog post as well :)

WHITE

Bari Zoo Safari, Italy: The Bari Zoo Safari is a pretty unique place indeed.  Instead of walking around a zoo seeing a collection of exotic animals in cages, you drive through this massive park, animals out in the open interacting with each other left and right.  One of my favorites were the zebras.  Their unique, beautiful patterns are amazing to look at, and they have the most adorable eyes.  Seeing one up close and getting to touch it was a wonderful experience.  Some say these guys are rough and wild, but the ones who swarmed our car towards the end of our “safari” were docile, sweet, and lovable.  I finally came away with this photo after many attempts.

You can click here to see the original post that featured this photo!

RED

Amalfi, Italy:  On a super hot summer day in Amalfi, one of the uniquely fantastic towns on the Amalfi Coast in southern Italy, I caught this scene out of the corner of my eye begging to be photographed.  Beaches in Italy are completely different from those in the United States, and as you can see, almost every inch of this one is covered!  A fantastic town to visit, Amalfi is as picturesque as they come, rivaling, and in my opinion surpassing, the towns of Cinque Terre.

Check out the original post here!

I nominate the following Photo Bloggers to enter their favorite images to the contest:

Jim Nix – Nomadic Pursuits

Justin Kern – The Golden Sieve

Jason Hines – Jason Hines Photography

Dave DiCello – HDR Exposed Photography

John Davenport – Phogropathy

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  1. These are fantastic shots for the contest! Good luck Adam!

  2. ken bello says:

    Great choices, Adam. Good luck in you new civilian life, too.

  3. David says:

    Congrats on getting out Adam! Safe travels and keep us updated over the next month! Love the dolphin pic.

  4. Ketan says:

    Hi Adam,

    all the best for this new chapter of your life!

    I like your selection for submission. I will also participate :)

  5. Edith Levy says:

    Thanks for the shout out Adam. These are just fantastic images and depict each color beautifully. Good luck.

  6. Mark says:

    Great images, good luck with both.

  7. Len Saltiel says:

    Excellent images Adam. I hope you do well. I want to see Edith and you in first and second place (no preferred order). Both of your sets of images are top notch.

  8. Jimi Jones says:

    Very nice choices for the contest, man. These are great. Best of luck!
    I really love those red umbrellas.

  9. Great shots Adam, I love the Blue and White entries, well done!

  10. Kane says:

    I will go for the ‘White’. It’s really mystic.

  11. Jason Hines says:

    I knew you’d have some great photos for this contest! Good luck man!

  12. Ken Rowland says:

    Amazing images Adam. Good luck in the contest!

  13. Wonderful photos for the contest there Adam, I wish you all the best! The Blue and Green shots are especially superb.

  14. These are phenomenal shots! Congrats on winning ‘blue’ in the contest :)

  15. Anne Jutras says:

    Hello Adam, congrats on the first prize! This shot is amazing!

  16. @Adam Allegro Great to visit your blog. Awesome photography. Congratulation for 1st place in “Capture The Color Contest” in BLUE Category. Thank you.

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