For Travel Tuesday this week, I’m making a post that doubles as my Capture the Colour entry. I’m under no delusions that I’ll win — both because there are loads of amazing entries and because my travel photos are within the scope of where I’ve traveled as a traveller, i.e. Brighton, London and Oxford, and not Madrid, where I went to college for three months before I dropped out, or Amsterdam, where I only had a layover — but it sounded like a fun challenge, and I wanted to toss my hat in the ring. Plus, let’s be real, I enter giveaways where I have even less of a chance to win, and the prizes for Capture the Colour winners are awesome. The grand prize would allow me to make the move to the UK with my best friend I’ve been wanting so badly with a buffer for a couple months of rent while we find work and paying some of my mom’s bills. It would be amazing.
Wishful thinking aside, these are the five photos I picked:
BLUE | Turquoise fences along the Marine Parade in Brighton, England. I wanted to pick something that wasn’t quite the sky or the ocean, and this felt like a fun choice: you can see the sky, you can see the buildings, you know the ocean’s right behind the photographer, but here’s a shade of blue you won’t find either looking up or looking back.
RED | Bus station in Oxford, England. There’s a lot of brick red in Oxford. There are a lot of colorful doors, too — a couple of them were on my short list for “blue.” But this gives you a good idea of my photography habits when I was in Oxford in a way that my Etsy shop and previous travel posts don’t really — there was a lot of looking up, and a lot of photographing roofs and windows.
YELLOW | A flower in Oxford, England. Boring, I know. Turns out I don’t have a lot of yellow in my portfolio, unless you want to count the street marks in this bicycle pic or squint and call this Pembroke Street photo (which I adore) yellow…
…which I suppose would be pushing it.
GREEN | A cliff in Brighton, England. This is another one where I wanted to try for something that wasn’t grass and leaves and trees — though I have a lot of those photos, too, and this is pretty much exactly that. But I like that it’s green next to the ocean, especially because it stands out where it is, among the pebbly beach and the human-built white piers.
I think this is the first time I share this picture anywhere since the year I took it (I have not stepped foot outside my town since 2008! That is a lot of years!), which is odd because I’m really fond of it.
WHITE | A balcony on George St. in Oxford, England. This is another picture I’m ridiculous fond of for no particular reason. It just feels like a morning breeze in another country, and I love that. I want that. I want it badly.
And that brings us full circle. Three guesses as to what my next travel post is going to be.