Thursday, December 10, 2009

Capturing the Colours of...........













Aztec Finery...



A small group of friends are currently participating in a little low-key photo competition with six rounds and a different theme every fortnight. This week's theme is colours, and as you can imagine here in Mexico, I was spoilt for choice. All these photos were taken last weekend in various locations of Mexico City from Chapultepec Park to the Art Market to San Angel...











Snacks....
















Toys...


















Fruit...




















Candy....

















Chillis...


















Hardware....
















Basketry....








As you can see it was a hard choice as I am surrounded by colour every minute of the day!! Which shot would you have selected?? I will post my choice on Wednesday - in the meantime check out the best from around the world by clicking here for My World Tuesday........

19 comments:

J said...

I think your location might give you an unfair advantage! The Aztec costumes are my favourite, although the vegetables are a close second place. Your photos also reminded me of the colourful markets and, yes, hardware shops in China which were a welcome splash of colour even in cold, grey midwinter.

Fly Girl said...

Oooh, to be surrounded by color like this everyday! The Aztec finery really intrigues me, followed by the baskets and candy.

Rajesh said...

The snaps of completion in 6 different categories are lovely.

Stine in Ontario said...

I think in a colour competition you'd be very difficult to beat! Such a variety of shades and items.

Catherine said...

Hi J, Fly Girl,Rajesh, and Stine - glad you are enjoying the colours this week!!

Samson said...

Beautiful captures... very colorful indeed, the last 2 is my favorite, no the first one... wait i like the second and the third too... gosh! all are so good :)

Owen said...

And what beautiful colors they are... I think I like the natural ones best of all, the peppers... mmmm, could go for a little jalapeno sauce right about now, on something tasty, like a chimichonga...

Paula Scott said...

Is it possible to have too much color in your surrounds?? Nah....I don't' think so! To me, this is heaven! What a feast for the eyes!

Johnny Nutcase said...

wow! intense colors! i think you met the challenge quite well, great photos!

Xavi said...

Hi Catherine,Lovely contrast of colors.
Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed my visit here.

Xavi

Rob Inukshuk said...

What a fun overload of colour - wonderful shots and the candies and the chillies are my choices!

Peter said...

Surrounded by colours like you are is of course is a great advantage, but it makes the choice difficult! You have a nice winning collection! If you want my vote, I would finally go for the first one!

Dirkjogt said...

Great colours, very nice shots, enjoyed them!

Catherine said...

loved reading all your comments this week...thanks so much!!

Arija said...

Wow, such amazingly colourful shots of very interesting subjects.
Great variety.

alicejames99 said...

Bloody hell Cath, you were spoiled for choice, I'm more chuffed now that we tied! I love the fruit and the peppers but the crisps and baskets are fab too! What camera do you use? Catches it all so well and you have a great eye for angles! x

Catherine said...

hey Alice - thanks for stopping by - my camera is the cheapest little digital ever - nothing fancy at all - just a canon powershot - look forward to the next round....

Lianne said...

i love the various colors in this series! beautiful!

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skdunmire said...

Love your blog!

Suzanne
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