August 28

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes…

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“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.”  Pat Conroy

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes… Riddarfjärden is a bay of Lake Mälaren in central Stockholm. Feeling BLUE…

Photo Info: Lotta and Bjorn took me around Stockholm sightseeing. We came here on an overcast day to get a panoramic view of the city. The air was damp but the water smelled fresh. The colorful homes behind us sparkled, there was a ship named Cinderella docked nearby, and for a moment, I felt on top of the Viking World. is looking for bloggers to publish a blog post with a photo that captures the following 5 colors – Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red. Tell where the photo was taken, include any other additional information about the moment the photo was taken, what you could see, smell, hear, feel and perhaps a witty caption about that photo or trip in general. Add a link to any past related posts so people can find out more!

Initially, when I saw this contest floating around, I was curious but not interested.  I’ve traveled, but most of my travel photos tend to include several colors dancing together in a psychedelic trance or sans color.  I relented because I realized it would be a great way to revisit and record a few memories of trips taken and share them. So welcome to my colors in five takes!

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.”  Maya Angelou

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes… Bavaria Region and villages below, as seen from the top of Neuschwanstein Castle in Schwangau, Germany.  All Things GREEN

Photo Info: A trip to Munich found me reconnecting with old friends and traveling around Bavaria visiting castles and enjoying the spectacular views. On this day, the weather was chilly but bright. Families milled around the castle taking shots. Behind us, a hang glider flew by and my friends insisted he had waved. All I could think of was how lush and green the terrain was, and what it would be like to bungee jump down to one of those villages.

Nominate 5 other bloggers to participate in Capture the Colours. In the post, mention the competition page: so others know what Capture the Colour is.

Since this is basically the last day of the challenge, I won’t put anyone on the spot by naming five other bloggers to participate. What I would do instead is to invite all of you to enter the contest.  If you are interested, and are able to churn out a 5 photo post quickly, follow the guidelines as shown in my block quotes. Best wishes to all the participants. You Rock!

“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.”  Paul Fussell

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes… School group touring Nikkō Tōshō-gū Shinto shrine in Nikkō, Tochigi Prefecture, Japan. Smart & Cool Hats in YELLOW

Photo Info: On our trip to Japan, a few years ago, my kids and I visited many temples/shrines as part of a cultural tour. On the day we went to Nikko Tōshō-gū shrine, it was very hot, perhaps in the high 90s, and everyone was sweltering. These kids walked by, cool and calm in their yellow hats, and they were a charming respite from the brutal heat.

By 29th August 2012:
– Link your post on their Facebook wall, mention Capture the Colour, and tag the Facebook page or…
– Link your post via Twitter including @travelsupermkt and #capturethecolour in a tweet or…
– Not got a Facebook or Twitter account? Email your entry to, with your name, email, and phone number. In your post, mention our competition page.

If you’ve ever wanted to travel, but felt financially pinched, I’d highly recommend that you start local. Then save and build on those trips. International travel is a great way to truly connect with others on their turf and the memories last a lifetime.

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  Mark Twain

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes… The Dancers, in Sculpture Park, Denver Colorado, are a landmark sculpture by Jonathan Borofsky. Doing a Jig in WHITE

Photo Info: On a business trip to Denver, Colorado, my group decided to take a walk during a long break. Since it was a mild spring day, instead of the usual food and chat session, we walked around downtown. As we approached the theaters of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, between Speer Boulevard and Cherry Creek, we saw these gigantic dancing forms in Sculpture Park. It was breathtaking and I captured the dance.

I encourage you to jump in and share your photos for this contest. They could be local/national or international travel shots. Go for it. More below!

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”  St. Augustine

Travel: Capture The Colors In Five Takes… Sensō-ji is an ancient Buddhist temple located in Asakusa, Taitō, Tokyo, Japan. Hot and RED

Photo Info: Sensō-ji is Tokyo’s oldest temple and adjacent to a Shinto shrine, the Asakusa Shrine. Our trip to Japan was in the hot summer season and this was one of those record breaking hot days in Tokyo. It seemed astonishing that there were few people milling around outside the temple. But, after a few minutes in the heat, we understood why people weren’t outside; we headed to the shade and the comfort of other nearby temples too.

Have an awesome week ahead! 😉 Thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoyed this! What are your thoughts? What photos did you share for the contest? Do you have new trips planned? What trips would you spend your winnings on? Do share? Thank you! 🙂 😉

*Please bear with me as I continue to catch up on your blogs and commenting… Thank you all for your patience! 🙂

Positive Motivation Tip:When we travel, we are exposed to people, places and colors that leave an indelible mark in our minds and heart. To travel is to learn, live and grow. Plus,  we never fully know where life would lead us… Travel and let the rest unfold.

PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos from my personal collection.

Until Next Time…
Ask. Believe. Receive. ©
Elizabeth Obih-Frank
Mirth and Motivation
Positive Kismet




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  • I so enjoyed your travels! What a great way to learn about others’ culture and seeing how we all connect. Now that I’m retired we will be able to focus on travel. Nice post–what nice memories you must have of these places.

  • Beautiful entry! I did this contact a few months ago and really enjoyed it. I love seek what other bloggers come up with as well. I especially like the white and green ones. My husband proposed to me at mad Ludvigs castle in Schangua over looking the castle from above.

  • I like your colour captures, especially the first four.. Very creative; imaginative. Well done

    • TY Jackie! Mine are just okay but I don’ mind… The fun of it was pulling the photos together and writing about them. Life goes on. 😉

  • A post that captures the true essence of colors and what it does into our lives. beautiful post my friend. Your are blessed to have travelled to these places and embrace the gifts of each journey. Thanks.

  • Loving this Mark Twain quote- “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain

  • Outstanding collection of travel photos, concentrating on the primary colors and the presence of all color in the WHITE one. Also very pleased with the secondary color GREEN one!

  • […] had one extra color, which was orange in my entry of Capture The Colour contest. If not for Liz of Mirth and Motivation, I wouldn’t have known. My apology for the bloggers I nominated. I worked on it past midnight […]

  • I really think you are the most travelled person I have ever met! I love that Bavaria Region photo. It is so green it reminds me of New Zealand.

  • Oh, so beautiful of the places you have discovered and I love your travel tip for the financially strapped folks…there is lots to see in our home state! Thanks!!

  • Love the dancers sculpture! I will check out the Capture the Colors contest. That one sounds fun! Then again, it may be way too late since I see numerous comments that are many months old in posting.

  • Beautiful choices and pictures. I have never been to Bavaria but I heard it’s spectacular. Actually, I haven’t been to any of the places you chose but I would love too! xx corinne

  • You have such incredible taste when it comes to seeing the world. I would love for the chance (and can’t wait until I have it) to go to any of these places.

  • Stockholm looks like it would be such a cool place to check out! I’ve never been here before, but would love to see it first-hand.

  • Loved this post, such a different perspective of the colours. And they are great choices of places.

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