Capture the Color Contest: A Mountain Drive

10 September 2013

Thank you so much Mariella of Bridgekeeping Traveller for tagging me to do the Capture the Color contest! This was the perfect opportunity for me to set out with my new camera and learn a bit about how it works. This is my first camera that isn't a point-and-shoot so I've had a lot of fun playing with settings, using zoom that doesn't make things look weirdly digital, and being able to control lighting. 

For my trip I went to the historical city of Georgetown, Colorado and I was not disappointed. I spent this afternoon strolling the cafes and antique shops of the main street and enjoying the beauty of the mountain town. For food I stopped at the Dusty Rose tea room and had a wonderful English lunch. The owner was so kind and recommended that I come back to see Georgetown's Christmas market. I think I will have to do just that!

Green: A mountain rainstorm. They come in so quickly but only last a few minutes.

Red: A hummingbird hawk moth collecting nectar. When I was little, I used to sit in my grandmother's garden and look for these because I though they were fairies. 

Blue: A lovely antique shop filled with lots of treasures. I loved their comic book section.

Yellow: One of the oldest buildings in the town, the Hotel de Paris was once a luxurious hotel for travelers.

White: I don't know what this building is but I loved the stark white against the deep greens of the forest.

Bonus - Purple: Wildflowers in the sunshine. With it being so late in the season there are few flowers anymore. I was lucky to come across these!

As part of the entry it is also required to tag 5 other bloggers to enter the contest so I choose Leia of Latitude Adjustment, Bram of Travel.Experience.Live., Kirsten of Travel Togruta, Andy of Backpacking Diplomacy, and  Marsha of Travelling Historian. Have fun, guys!

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  1. Such lovely photos! I really like this idea. Thanks for the tag! I will get to working on it!

  2. Nice pics! Thanks for the tag :)))))) Working on my post right now ;)

  3. Such a lovely picture! I love the Blue theme, so classic and artistic.. :)

    1. Thanks! I think the dog completes it haha.

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    1. Of course! Love reading about your travels!

  5. Thanks for the mention Aryn! I love the mountain rainstorm picture. ^ here is my link to an article where you are mentioned :)

    1. I don't think the link worked but luckily I follow you on Twitter!