Explore the Elements: A Thomas Cook Photoblog Competition

I was recently made aware of the #ExploreTheElements photo-blogging contest from Thomas Cook. A photoblogger has to display 4 photographs, representing one of the 4 elements – Air, Water, Earth and Fire – on his or her website, and then tweet about it, with the hashtag #ExploreTheElements and include @ThomasCookUK in it. Intriguing! So here are my four entries –

Fire: Represents the energetic, forceful, moving things in the world Associated with security, motivation, desire, intention, and an outgoing spirit.

A fiery sunset blazes the city of Florence in shades of purple, orange and yellow.


Water: Represents the fluid, flowing, formless things in the world Associated with emotion, defensiveness, adaptability, flexibility, suppleness, and magnetism. 

Fishermen depend upon a century old boat design and the forever-generous Ganges (Hooghly) river for their livelihood. Things haven’t changed for over 3 centuries as far as these fishermen are concerned.


EarthRepresents the hard, solid objects of the earth Associated with stubbornness, collectiveness, physicality and gravity.

The image below shows a stubborn 200+ year old banyan tree settling over, around and across an old temple in eastern India.


AirRepresents things that grow, expand, and enjoy freedom of movement Associated with will, elusiveness, evasiveness, benevolence, compassion, and wisdom. 

Don Quixote came across these 12 windmills near Toledo, Spain and perceived them to be fire breathing dragons, that he should lay siege upon and slay, contrary to the wisdom of his squire Sancho Panza. This thick fog engulfs central Spain every day.


Also, I am supposed to pick 5 of my favorite bloggers and nominate them. Here are my fav photobloggers:


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