Capture the Colour is sponsoring the Capture the Colour competition which asks for five photos that represent five different colors:  Blue, Green, Yellow, White and Red.

Blue- Amazingly still on the rails of Kolkata, India, daily, this streetcar has had a long, hard life. Many coats of paint have come and mostly gone. A small amount of blue paint is still holding on, though now peeling. There are more images of the Streetcars of Kolkata, India, here.

Kolkata Street Car
Kolkata Street Car

Green- There is no place more lushly green than the rice fields of Bali. I had spent most of the day wondering and photographing the fields. It was late in the day and I was getting tired. The approaching thunderstorm convinced me to call it quits. Much more about the Rice Fields of Bali can be found here.

Rain Approaching
Rain Approaching

Yellow- This family was heading out from their floating village in their small boat for a night of fishing. Shooting into the bright, hazy afternoon light, most of the detail of the boat’s surroundings were lost which gives the feeling the boat is floating on its small piece of water and not the entirety of Halong Bay and the South China Sea.

Family of Fisherfolk
Family of Fisherfolk

White- In a white sari and kneeling on white marble, this lady is ardently praying to the Hindu Goddess Durga during the holiest and most festive time for the Bengalis of Kolkata, India. Much more on the Durga Puja can be found here.


Red- Its all about elbows and angles, and being entreated to “Refresh Yourself,” as these guys were busy finishing up their afternoon chores in front of their home down an alleyway in Kolkata, India.

Elbows and Angles
Elbows and Angles

Ron Mayhew

Fine Art Photographer specializing in Still Life and Commercial Photography.

This Post Has 18 Comments

  1. Fabulous

    Sent from my iPad

  2. All great entires. Love the white one a lot. So much to absorb.

    1. Thank you for your encouraging words my friend.

  3. Wonderful photos for the contest. Good luck. The Bali paddy terraces were also a photo I considered when doing the colour theme, but I opted for rain forest instead. 🙂

    1. Thanks. I knew the green would come from Bali – just which one?

  4. Me encantaron tus tomas, son bellas, seguro que ganas , la de la señora orando es preciosa, abrazos

    1. Thank you for your confidence in me. You are very kind.

  5. Very powerful presentation, Ron.
    The nature scenes you’ve captured are enormously powerful,
    The human activities you’ve captured are amazingly energetic.
    All made me feel as if I were there.
    May be because you are anchoring everything into your photography by being a part of them.

    1. Thank you Dunden for your kind comments. Your insights are very encouraging to me and what you are doing on your blog is fascinating and a favorite of mine.

  6. Ron, such wonderful pictures! White, in particular, is very powerful.

    1. Thank you Tricia. White is a favorite of mine too.

  7. Stunning images Ron! The white is my favourite too. That devout expression is compelling

    1. Thank you Madhu. White seems to be the overall favorite.

  8. images are incredible ….


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