A Global Spectrum of Color

painting pottery

Painting pottery in Cappadocia Turkey

Sometimes in the middle of winter we need a little color to brighten the short dark days.  Recently I was searching through my photography library and noticed a few of my favorite colorful photos from India – the country known for color.  I kept searching and found a lovely collection of rainbow themed photos from countries around the globe that I’ve taken over the last 6 years.  Sometimes you find a burst of color in unusual places.  Now here’s your chance to look at the world through rainbow colored glasses.

Indian women dance in colorful scarves in Udaipur

Indian women dance in colorful scarves in Udaipur

A colorful rainbow umbrella in Costa Brava Spain

A colorful rainbow umbrella in Costa Brava Spain

Colorful airport chairs in SE Asia

Colorful airport chairs in Vietnam

Oahu Rainbow

A full rainbow greets me at the top of Diamond Head in Oahu Hawaii

Colorful clothespins Istanbul Turkey

Colorful clothespins adorn a fence in Istanbul Turkey

Boat racing on the Mekong in Laos

Boat racing practice on the Mekong in Laos

Burano Italy is known for it's rainbow pallette

Burano Italy is known for it’s rainbow homes

Colored glass window Udaipur India

Colored glass window Udaipur India

camino trail marker

Rainbow trail marker on the Camino de Santiago Trail Spain

colorful powders adorn the shelves of Fez Morocco

Colorful powders adorn the shelves of a store in Fez Morocco

Cafe chairs colorfully stacked in Kas Turkey

Cafe chairs colorfully stacked in Kas Turkey


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24 Comments so far

  1. Colors make me happy and I love how they can be found in all parts of the world. Thank you for posting this.

  2. Steve says:

    AWESOME photos Sherry! I love the one of the rowers on the Mekong!

  3. Lea says:

    Thanks, Sherry! Definitely inspired me today – hope you are very very well! :)


  4. Fantastic montage on color! I scroll up and down and round again just uttering oooh and aaahhh

    My fav = the dancers in Udaipur. Love the color and energy.

  5. budget jan says:

    Colour makes my world go round. When I ask my husband if he likes my new clothes purchase he inevitably pauses and says “it is colourful”. I am not sure if that means he likes it or not!
    Colour in photography is wonderful, I am always attracted to flower photography for that reason.

  6. These colorful photos inspire me! Can’t wait to one day see & experience these places too.

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  7. Mmm wonderful, love all these shots, perhaps the rainbow sign best of all :)

  8. Beautiful and creative collection.

  9. rebecca says:

    what a wonderful post made me smile

  10. Very pretty, thanks for sharing Sherry!

  11. Abi says:

    Lovely and uplifting as I stare out of a grey window…

  12. Deb says:

    Love this idea for a photostory. Beautiful colours Sherry

  13. Oooo! I like this compilation of colours. I really like the little bottles with powders in Morocco.

  14. Turtle says:

    Such beautiful shots! I love the way you’ve found colour in such varied experiences!

  15. Vicky says:

    Wow, such bright photos! Amazing post. Definitely makes me want to go…

  16. Andrew says:

    A really neat look at color. I like the one of the clothspins for both the depth of field as well as the implied story of “what are they for?”

    The post makes me think of some of the pictures I have seen of the tannery pots in Morocco.

  17. Adam says:

    Great idea for a post! Are you familiar with the #accidentalrainbow tag on Instagram? I think you’d probably enjoy it :)

  18. Jana Pekova says:

    Morocco is full of colors. It is one of the countries where you see bold colors everywhere. It can be in the cities like blue Chefchaouen, red Marrakech, blue and white Essaouira. It can be in the beautiful landscapes from apricot colored sand dunes to green oasis giving an amazing contrast to the barren brown landscapes. It can be in the clothes people wear. Women like to dress in djellabas that are always full of amazing colors.

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