Today, Martina, at Dreaming & Wandering honored me by nominating me for Thomas Cook’s Explore the Elements photo competition. The challenge is to capture through pictures the essence of four elements – Earth, Water, Fire and Air. I only had a few hours to go through my archives and sumit my entries before the competition closed, but I think I pretty much got the jist out of it.
What do you think?
Represents the hard, solid objects of the earth. Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, physicality and gravity.
Aspen trees on Upper Piney River Trail, near Vail, CO, USA.
Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world. Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism.
Rainbows of Iguazu Falls, Argentina.
Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world. Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention and an outgoing spirit.
Burnt flora regrow in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile.
Represents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement. Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion and wisdom.
Morning mist lifting over Machu Picchu, Peru.
Now, even though the competition is almost closed, I would love to nominate five travel bloggers just to see how they feel about the essence of Earth, Water, Fire and Air and what they would come up with:
Stacy (Visual Venturing)
Xavi & Joana (Escapadas Blog)
Sara (Sara Zancotti)
Clint (Explosive Aperture)
17 commentaires sur “Explore The Elements – photo competition”
Espectaculares las fotos que vas a presentar!!!! Me han encantado.
Muchas gracias por pensar en nosotros pero hemos leído tarde tu mensaje y ya no podemos presentarnos….la próxima vez, quizás
Xavi y Joana
Me gustó saber que les gustaron mis fotos, a los jueces del concurso menos, habían varías bien bien mejores! 😉 pero buen entrenamiento para la próxima !
These are incredible entries to the explore the element theme. Good luck 🙂
Thank you!! I haven’t heard from them yet… There were some fabulous fabulous shots in competition. But I’m glad about those I chose to show. 😀
You’re welcome 🙂
Yes, your entries are definitely nice 🙂
Amazing and spectacular :)! My favorite is water! Bye. K
Thank you, Kamila! that photo of water is also definitely one of my favorite!
Those aspen trees look amazing – the color is almost unreal! I also like your interpretation of ‘fire’. The twisted branches mimic the flickering flames.
Those aspen trees were beautiful as it is, but I pushed the contrast button a little bit more and I love the end result… 😉
All four are winners. I would think air would be the most difficult to « photograph ».
Thank you! « Air » was hard to think of, even being inspired by everyone else’s entries. But then, I had a vision! 😉
Your entries are spectacular 🙂 Great job!
Thank you so much ! 😀
A reblogué ceci sur Simple Moments Bloget a ajouté:
Check out the story telling these images say about Earth, Water, Fire and Air.
Wonderful series Juls !
I’m waiting you opinion about my blitz in Paris… 😉
Beautiful elemental collection!
I’m pretty proud of that one, that’s true. Thanks Priscilla!