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Welcome to my entries for Capture the Color 2013.

The idea is simple: entrants are given five colors and we come up with five photos that best exemplify that color. The winner, of course, gets glittering prizes. I hope it’s me :)

Special thanks to Srdjan Kirtic for nominating me.


Green

Pingxi Line Railroad. Taiwan

A view out the back of the Pingxi Line railroad in Taiwan
A view out the back of the Pingxi Line railroad in Taiwan

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This is one my all-time favorite photos. Standing at the back of the train, I waited for the perfect moment as we passed through a lush jungle and into a short tunnel.

For 8 seconds, I pressed my camera firmly between my body and the rear window and held my breath. After we left the tunnel and my shutter closed, I looked at the screen and smiled.


White

Pamukkale. Turkey

Carrie in a Tree Pose at the Pamukkale Cascades in Turkey
Carrie in a Tree Pose at the Pamukkale Cascades in Turkey

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It’s a landscape like no other. With sprawling white terraces, hot springs and contrasting blue water, this plane of carbonate minerals seems like it belongs on another planet.

Usually covered in tourists, I spotted this one area that was free of people. After taking a few photos, I remembered that any photo could be made more beautiful by putting my wife in it… especially when my wife is an amazing yogi and decided to go into Tree Pose.


Blue

Amritsar. India

A man sleeping at 7am in the Amritsar Train Station
A man sleeping at 7am in the Amritsar Train Station

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With bleary eyes and a sore back, I exited my overnight sleeper train. As I walked down the platform, I was treated to this tranquil site.

Completely oblivious to the world around him, this unidentified person was blissfully asleep at 7:36am: despite the ruckus of trains and passengers around him/her.


Yellow

Wat Worachettharam. Ayutthaya, Thailand

Carrie meditating at Wat Worachettharam - Ayutthaya, Thailand
Carrie meditating at Wat Worachettharam – Ayutthaya, Thailand

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What does one do when their husband is snapping photos for hours on end? If you’re my darling wife, Carrie, you meditate!

Then, if you’re me, this leads to an entirely new photographic passion: photographing her meditating across the world.


Red

Pai. Thailand

Christian escapes across a bamboo bridge after running into his burning bamboo hut to save his favorite sweatshirt
Christian escapes across a bamboo bridge after running into his burning bamboo hut to save his favorite sweatshirt

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One night in Thailand, I helped save a burning Thai bungalow village from complete destruction. During that ordeal, Christian decided to go back into his burning hut to retrieve his favorite sweater.

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Here is an excerpt from the story

As the others were running away, Christian stood still in disbelief, muttering that his stuff was still inside the final bungalow.

Always the hero, Carrie said “if you want to save it we have to go NOW! Or it’s gone.”

Standing by while my wife ran into a burning buildingwas not an option, so I followed them in with only a headlamp to light the room. Inside, we were met with disarray and a floor full of Christian’s belongings strewn every-which way.

“It’s just not worth it. We gotta get out of here,” Carrie and I shouted through the growing heat, smoke and roar of the fire.

Christian and Carrie ran out with as much as they could grab. In the chaos, I don’t think I managed to pick up a single thing. Christian, on the other hand, actually ran back inside to grab his favorite jacket. Sometimes it’s just not worth it.

read the rest of FIRE! ^^ and How I Saved a Thai Bungalow Village at 3am


And now… my nominations for Capture the Color 2013…

These are my entries for 2012′s Capture the Color competition

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