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.
Pingxi Line Railroad. 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.
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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.
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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.
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.
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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.
And now… my nominations for Capture the Color 2013…