Capture the colour…

Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been noticing splashes of colour infiltrate the blogging world, but it wasn’t until sexy seductress, Lola DiMarco, nominated me to take part in Travel Supermarket’s Capture the Colour competition that I finally understood what was going on. 

The idea behind the competition is simple; each nominee chooses 5 travel photographs to represent  each of the following colours: yellow, green, red, blue, and white – and the winners get some shit-hot prizes.

Want more information? Read the link then. I’m not your mother. 

Let me be honest with you; when Lola tagged me I got all Spartan on the idea and thoroughly believed I was going to tear up the contest with my mind bogglingly wonderful submissions.

That was, of course, until I had a quick look at some of the other entries from people who are good photographers. People who don’t take their photos with a Tesco-value digital camera, squinting with one eye open after a bottle of wine.

I can’t compete with an array of images of this calibre – I’m only a mere mortal after all. 

So, after a minor breakdown in which came to the conclusion that, not only do I fail at photography, but I also fail at life… I picked myself up and decided to look at it from a different angle.

Ever since I wrote my post on Kuala Lumpur’s Batu Caves, I’ve been desperate for any opportunity to talk about how much I loved those monkeys.

So without further a do, here are my five monkey-themed entries…


What this photo doesn’t tell you is, before that little monkey settled down for her snack, that beautiful necklace of flowers was wrapped around my shoulders as I posed for a photo. After a lot of screaming and hair-pulling, I decided to be the bigger person and let her have it.


Look at his little face; his heart sinking as he checks the calorie content of what he’s just eaten. This is exactly how I feel after I lose control at a buffet.


What do you mean it looks like I’ve photoshopped this photo to alter the colour of the label on my water coke bottle? Don’t be crazy! Look at the baby monkey hanging onto her tummy instead! Cute, right?


I can’t even begin to tell you how excited I got when this little guy managed to get the lid off this bottle – I swear it was like watching man discover fire for the first time. Also, I’m not sure what was in the bottle, but I can tell you he was absolutely wired afterwards; smashing his way through the cave like it was 1999 again.


And finally, the gaffa himself. Proudly displaying his genitals like a majestic King Louie, just waiting for the ladies to flock to him like bees to honey. How can they resist?

So, who’s going to go next?

26 comments… read them below or add one

Chasing the Donkey July 23, 2012 at 7:08 am

Ohhh those super cheeky monkeys do freak me out a little… they are so cunning.


Scarlett July 23, 2012 at 7:39 am

Haha you’re right – they’re hilarious though! x


lola July 23, 2012 at 11:36 am

how can you possibly say these are not better than mine? they are too funny, Scarlett. and really no surprise, you are one of the sassiest, wittiest gals around. Yellow is my favorite. the flowers & the story behind it all! AMAZING JOB YOU!

lola xx


Scarlett July 23, 2012 at 12:27 pm

Ahhh thanks angel! Means some much coming from someone as utterly fabulous as you xx


Marina July 23, 2012 at 1:44 pm

I love it. Guaranteed no one will have as witty an entry as this. Yay for monkeys!


Scarlett July 23, 2012 at 4:04 pm

Haha, ahhh thanks Marina! xx


Mummy | Stealing Mummy's Mascara July 23, 2012 at 4:12 pm

Loving the last one – he looks so cool just sat there.


Scarlett July 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Doesn’t he! Not a care in the world! x


Leigh-Ann July 23, 2012 at 4:13 pm

This is hilarious! You have to win! xxx


Scarlett July 23, 2012 at 4:14 pm

Haha thanks honey, Somehow I don’t think so though! x


Keith G July 23, 2012 at 10:24 pm

I laughed out loud in the office at this. If the bigwigs at Travel Supermarket have a sense of humour then you have to win!


Scarlett July 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

Lol, thanks Keith! x


snowbird July 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm

My money’s on you gal! Utterly brilliant and original.x


Scarlett July 24, 2012 at 8:55 am

Ahh, Thanks lovely x


ShimonZ July 24, 2012 at 2:43 am

Just when I was beginning to think that you’d run out of monkey-business, here you go again, knocking me right on my ass. You may not be the second greatest photographer alive…. but reading this, I came back to the thought that you do give blogging a good name. I’m sure that each of those monkeys gave you a big kiss… so here I go… a big kiss to Scarlet, who knows how to tell it the way it is…

now wait a minute… I’m doing math… let’s see, 11+12… hell, I’ve used all my fingers and my toes… what do you count after the toes…. ?


Scarlett July 25, 2012 at 11:54 am

Ahhh Shimon, thankyou so much! xx


Kris July 25, 2012 at 7:40 pm

This is the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. If it wouldn’t give me rabies and try to eat my face, I’d definitely want one of those monkeys as a pet.


Scarlett July 26, 2012 at 8:45 am

Haha me too!! x


Waegook Tom July 26, 2012 at 5:47 pm

HAHAHAHAHA I’m LOVING the theme! Thanks for the nomination…it’s actually my 4th one now LOL! Dammit I better start coming up with some photos. Tricky yellow.


Scarlett July 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm

You’re just so popular my darling! Yellow is so hard to do without using the sun! xx


Amberr Meadows July 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I love your sense of humor. Those monkeys are too cute, and you captured the color quite nicely. :-)


Scarlett July 29, 2012 at 5:07 pm

Haha, thanks Amberr x


Stephanie July 31, 2012 at 2:08 am

lol! Love the theme! I totally didn’t even notice what was different with the red photo until you mentioned it. Very Clever 😀


Scarlett August 3, 2012 at 12:59 pm

Haha, thanks lovely x


Melissa August 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm

LOL you would make this monkey themed!!


Scarlett August 6, 2012 at 1:43 pm

lol! What can I say, they were so cute! x


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