Last year, Travel Supermarket collaborated with Venture Photography to create a competition where photos were taken with specific colours as the theme; Capture the Colour. This year, there is a new twist. The competition is focused on the same idea, but this time, the photos are to be taken by children. Arise the Kids Capture the Colour competition – original I know.
By some fluke, I spotted the announcement of this competition on the Mammasaurus Blog soon enough, and typed my application fast enough, to be provided with a lovely Fuji camera for the children to snap away to their heart’s content.
As soon as it arrived, I passed it to my two kids, and Stuntboy (6) and Chatterbox (7, going on 40) took on the task of creating the lovely photos that summed up our holiday fun. I should confess that we were lucky enough to go to Switzerland over the summer with the children, and stay in Interlaken; this is one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been to, with or without the children. The walking, the lakes, and the views were, quite simply, breath-taking. The kids had so much choice of what to snap; they simply didn’t know where to look….here are our entries into each colour category…
BLUE – Stuntboy
Interlaken is very flat, nestled between two lakes, but with high mountains either side of it. This makes it the perfect location for Paragliding, which fascinated Stuntboy – here is one of his pictures of a paraglider (slightly off centre naturally) descending into the valley. The shot is taken from the top of one of the mountains. Climbed, of course, with the aid of the many ski-lifts in the mountains. Stuntboy was keen to try this out – I was less keen to let him….
GREEN – Chatterbox
It is not easy to work out what this actually is…can you tell? It’s a crazy golf ball, in the hole after Chatterbox managed to get it there – she was proud of it, so she took a picture, and why ever not? We visited the Dinosaur Safari Golf Course over the holidays to celebrate my sister-in-laws birthday. The kids adored it, and wanted to take lots, and lots of photos of the dinosaurs, but somehow this was the the picture they wanted to enter. I guess, to my daughter, it shows the trip was a success!
RED – Stuntboy
Near where we stayed in Interlaken, there is a short, very steep, train trip up to a very, very exciting place… A toboggan run , without snow, through the trees down a mountain…
“Mum, I can’t find the brake!”
Welcome to the Heimwehfluh, an amazing experience for the kids. But a rather scary one for the parents, particularly when you let you seven-year old take control of the speed, before realising that perhaps that’s not a great idea…maybe in ten years time when they can actually learn to drive…. The views from the top of the run were just as stunning as the descent through the trees. Stuntboy took a wee snap of the red flowers as we broke from the excitement. An oasis of calm before the storm perhaps?
WHITE – Chatterbox
“Mummy, look, a toblerone”
Well, exactly. We are even in Switzerland too! This was taken while we were walking down from the Eiger Glacier, I even said to Chatterbox if she took a picture, she could chomp on her virtual toblerone when we got back home :-D
YELLOW – Chatterbox
In the centre of Interlaken, there was a wonderful swimming pool, next to a Casino of all places…. Casino Kursall had wonderful gardens, and the kids were entranced by all the flowers, but in particular, the sunflower because it was:
“Bigger than Daddy.”
So there you have it, Stuntboy and Chatterbox’s five entries into the competition – what do you think? It’s wonderful seeing the world through a child’s eyes, isn’t it? Note: This blog post is an entry into the Kids Capture the Colour competition #kidsctc. We were sent a camera to take part, and these photos have been taken either with our camera, or the camera provided to us; depending on the date they were taken.