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Sunsets Capture the Colour

This week’s Sunday Sunset is a little different as I’m combining my usual feature with my submission to Travelsupermarket’s Capture the Colour competition after I was nominated by Laura. They’re looking for five photos that capture the colours blue, green, yellow, white and red.

It’s no secret that I’m more than a little obsessed with sunrise and sunset photos and one of the reasons I love them so much is that each one is so different with a combination of so many gorgeous, bright colours. When you think of the colours in a sunset you probably think yellows and oranges but some of the most spectacular sunsets are filled with blues, greens and whites too.

So here are five of my favourite sunsets that Capture the Colour:

Blue

I took this photo in Exmouth, Western Australia. This was my favourite beach in the whole of Oz with the clearest, bluest sea I’ve ever seen in my life.

Green

Finding a green sunset photo was pretty difficult so I’ve cheated a bit and gone with a sunrise. I took it on a plane tour over the Bungle Bungle range in Australia. In just an hour we flew over both lush, green fields and dry, barren outback.

Yellow

This is a summers evening outside my parent’s house in Wales. It’s easy to forget how beautiful your own back yard is and I often take the UK for granted and don’t appreciate it enough. My bike had been trapped in the shed for years so my brother and I went for a bike ride like we used to all the time when we were kids.

White

This is Cape Tribulation in Australia. I love the way the sun is so bright it almost looks white and makes the sand look bleached.

Red

And saving the best until last. I took this bright red sunset on Mackerel Island in Australia. I worked on the island for 6 months and never got bored of these stunning sunsets. This picture was taken at the end of the runway and you can just about make out the plane coming into land.

I’d like to pass the baton on to:

Matt and Caro from Passport and a Toothbrush

Vic Philpott from Vicky Flipflop

Kristin Repsher from Boots and a Backpack

Amy & Kieron from Don’t ever look back

Bobbi and Ric from Heels and Wheels

Monica is the founder and editor of The Travel Hack. She began the blog in 2009 when she left the UK to travel around Asia and Australia for two years. She's now a full time blogger and has travelled around the world in search of the best holidays. Monica lives in Wales with her growing family and now also blogs about travelling with young children!

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  • July 22, 2012

    WOW! These are amazing Mon, well done 🙂

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  • July 22, 2012

    Lovely pics Monica.

    Please note: 4 out fo 5 of these are from Australia.

    Country which has the best sunset award goes to…. 😛

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    • July 22, 2012

      Wales

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  • July 23, 2012

    Love your idea of using sunsets to capture the colour! The blue one is stunning! Apparently I need to then visit Australia 😉

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  • July 23, 2012

    love the fact you used sunsets for your 5 colours… great images…

    stay adventurous, Craig

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  • July 23, 2012

    Great pics Mon. I actually like the Wales one best. Looks amazing 🙂

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  • July 23, 2012

    Absolutely gorgeous. I’m obsessed with sunsets too, but mine have all been reddy/purple so far. I really like the red one.

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  • Jen
    July 23, 2012

    These are incredible Mon!! xx

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  • July 26, 2012

    I think your “yellow” photo is just to die for. It’s amazing that you’ve been able to pull all these different colours from sunsets (and one sunrise!).

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  • July 26, 2012

    All of these photos are stunning! I really love that you were able to find sunsets (or sunrises) that fit all the colours. It really is an interesting take on the theme.

    I really love your yellow shot, but I also love that all of the others were taken in Australia! Australia really does do sunsets well.

    Thanks so much for nominating me! I’ve been poring over my photos for weeks trying to choose which ones I might use, but now I’ll have to actually make some decisions!

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  • July 26, 2012

    I love what you’ve done here. And a green sunset too 🙂

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  • Rentini Travel
    July 26, 2012

    These are beautiful! Love the idea of varying them by color! Cape Tribulation is my favorite 🙂

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  • July 27, 2012

    Monica your photos are beautiful. Could I use one on my blog? I’ll give you the credit. Just a thought.

    Bill

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  • July 27, 2012

    Love your unique approach here…great shots!

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  • August 2, 2012

    I like your new take on the capture the colour competition! Awesome!

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  • August 7, 2012

    I love how all the sunsets have different colours. It’s refreshing to not just see reds and oranges in the shots. Very nice!

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  • zaranga user
    August 13, 2012

    I have been to Mendocino and saw sunset color in various days. Its just awesome.

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  • November 20, 2012

    Why visitors still make use of to read news papers when in this technological world the whole thing is accessible on net?

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