I must say that it was not an easy decision. I had to do a lot of thinking to decide which photo should be a winner in this round. It’s because all the photos fantastically illustrate the subject, but at the same time are so different. So after pretty long consideration I made my decision.
And the Winner is… Jeremy from Living the Dream RTW!
Congratulation to Jeremy! I love the photo for soft colors and for the contrast between the vast landscape and small car. Well done Jeremy!
Jeremy will now host the next round of the Travel Photo Roulette.
First Runner up – Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker
Second Runner Up - Peter from Hectic Travel.
The previous Travel Photo Roulette was hosted by Jason at Travel Junkies and I was very excited to see that my photo of Petronas Towers won. So it is now my turn to host the next round. I had a good think about the theme and I decided to go for TRANSPORTATION. Transport is an integral part of travel. We move from place to place using all kinds of transport – buses, trains, boats, ferries, bikes, planes, horse carts, rickshaws, cars and many other. Look through your travel photos and I am sure you will discover some interesting shots that represent this topic. Below is my interpretation of this topic. This photo was taken inside moto rickshaw somewhere in Delhi, India.
Please try to get as many people as possible involved by sharing this page by using the Facebook and Twitter buttons at the bottom of this post.
The rules of the game are simple. The hosting blogger is the chosen winner of the previous week’s (7 days) game. The new host chooses a generic keyword or phrase that other travelers submit photos to during the course of the week. Phrases can be as generic as ‘signs’ all the way to abstract thoughts like ‘religion’ and everything in between. At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favorite photo that fits the chosen phrase and moves it to the top of the post as the winning entry with direction to the new host’s site for the next round.
Readers can attempt to sway the author into picking a certain photo via comments, but the author (that’s me!) can ignore comments as they see fit. The game is repeated with the winner hosting the following week’s game and choosing a phrase for new photo submissions.
Previous Photo Roulette Hosts
The following is a list of the previously played rounds of the game and the hosting blogger for each. This list also doubles as a winner’s table as each topic host won the preceding round! Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some stunning photographs from the chosen term/phrase!
And a big kudos goes out to Jeremy of Living the Dream who started this whole thing. What an amazing idea to allow us travel bloggers to share our photos with others.
1. Nov 4–10, 2010 Living the Dream – “Animals”
2. Nov 17–24, 2010 Skinny Backpacker – “Road Signs”
3. Nov 29–Dec 6, 2010 Dream a Little Dream – “Street Art”
4. Dec 8–Dec 15, 2010 Flashpacker HQ – “Festival”
5. Dec 17–Dec 24, 2010 Over Yonderlust – “Landmarks”
6. Dec 26–Jan 2, 2011 Don’t Ever Look Back – “Beaches”
7. Jan 5–Jan 12, 2011 ThePlanetD – “Portraits”
8. Jan 15–Jan 22, 2011 Travel with a Mate – “Motion”
9. Jan 26–Feb 3, 2011 Johnny Vagabond – “Water”
10. Feb 8–Feb 15, 2011 Ken Kaminesky – “Urban”
11. Feb 21–Feb 27, 2011 Travels of Adam – “Friday Night”
12. Mar 7 – Mar 13, 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles – “The Journey”
13. Mar 19 – Mar 25, 2011 Brendan’s Adventures – “Changing Seasons”
14. Apr 4 – Apr 10, 2011 Shutterfeet – “Storytelling”
15. Apr 13- Apr 21, 2011 10timesOne – “Piousness”
16. Apr 26 – May 4, 2011 Beached Eskimo – “Learning”
17. May 21 – May 27, 2011 Travel Junkies – “Architecture”
Extra Criteria to Keep in Mind When Submitting a Photo:
- One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
- No photoshopping allowed unless specifically called for! Cropping and correction for red-eye or camera flaws are ok, however. I don’t mind Photoshop as long as the image looks natural. Therefore, no HDR.
- Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
- Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is ok to say focused things such as “monuments at night” in which most of us have pictures of.
- Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque”, but “Overlooking Creation” is able to be interpreted by all.
- No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
- After a sufficient period of time, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
- Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
- Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
- Most importantly, ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
To Submit An Image
To enter in the Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and I’ll upload it to this post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening.
Check back here through the week to see all the entries as they come in – feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days, with the submission date being now until Tuesday, the 7th of June 2011 . I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, 8th of June, and he or she will host round 19.
One last rule, since this is a competition for bloggers, we need you to be a blogger to be declared a winner. Sorry!
Entry 1 Brendan from BrendansAdventure. I love how my transportation in Antarctica is dwarfed by the immense scenery.
Entry 2 Monsun from Scientka. he most awesome travel/transportation experience of my life was riding on top of a truck in Uganda a few years back. The rainy season had already started and as a result of that all roads turned into almost impassable mud. It took us over 10h to travel 30km and we had to push/pull the truck every few minutes.
Entry 3 Nancy from Family On Bikes. One of our favorite moments while riding our bikes from Alaska to Argentina was when we stumbled into this market in southern Peru. So colorful and full of life!
Entry 4 Matt from Matt Koening Photography. This is a pedestrian footbridge in Eugene Oregon that allows pedestrians to cross over a very busy highway to get to the local mall as well as bike paths along the Willamette River. Before this bridge pedestrians and bicyclists had to navigate a busy intersection so it’s a critical transportation piece that has cut down on the number of vehicle vs. pedestrian accidents.
Entry 5 Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker. My photo comes from inside a very popular mode of transport in Central America the CHICKEN BUS. Here you can grasp how full they fill up these babies while going long distances.
Entry 6 Nathan from As We Travel. This was Georgetown’s answer to the ‘ice cream truck’.
Entry 7 Amanda from Dangerous Business. This photo was taken on the TranzAlpine train, a rail journey that takes passengers through the mountains from Christchurch to Greymouth, New Zealand. The ride is said to be one of the world’s great scenic railway journeys, and I think I’m inclined to agree!
Entry 8 Torre from Fearfull Adventure. Taken on the Annapurna trek in the Himalayas, this photo captures the mountains’ main transportation system: human legs. These women are pausing to rest on their grueling upwards climb, carrying heavy supplies — like Pepsi! — to service the wealthy tourists who flock to teahouses after a day of trekking.
Entry 9 Ordinary Traveller. Taken at sunset at a lagoon in Cabarete in the Dominican Republic.
Entry 10 Jenna Gmakowski. This photo was taken in Zadar, Croatia. In a place where cars cannot go.
Entry 11 Anthony from Possitive Travel. This photograph was taken whilst in Tulum Mexico. The use a sort of rickshaw to get around and offer people lifts at a reduced rate compare to a taxi.
Entry 12 Peter from Hecktic Travelers. This was not an easy capture as we were both traveling around 100km/h though the windy roads on Vancouver Island, Canada. One last chance for this couple to get the convertible out and enjoy the fall sunshine. It took a steady hand and a straight away to get this shot.
Entry 13 Jeremy from Living The Dream RTW. Riding a Jeep in Wadi Rum, Jordan is exactly like it is pictured – wide open spaces going very, very fast. Watch out for the cop hiding behind the boulders, however, as our driver was quite literally pulled over in the desert.
Entry 14 Mike and Luci from 1000flights. If I were to chose my preferred mode of transportation, it would be a Lipizzaner stallion from Lipca, Slovenia.
Entry 15 Tretos. Emptiness & Fullness – Tibet.
Entry 16 Madhav. A lazy afternoon in Delhi.
Entry 17 Rebecca from Travels At 88mph. Typical commuter rides in Sydney, Australia.
Entry 18 Lilliane from Wanderlass. As long as it transports us…
Entry 19 Dina and Ryan from Vagabond Quest.
Here’s a great example of a diablo rojo, literally “red devil”, the flamboyant chicken buses that clog the streets of Panama City. Your 25 cent fare buys you colourful flashing lights, disco sound system, pimped-out paint job and a manic daredevil driver who leans on the horn and cuts across traffic at high speed any time he spots someone by the road who might want a ride. The city government is busy buying out the diablo rojo drivers and retiring the buses, replacing them with a modern, clean, and dead boring city-operated fleet, so if you want to see the diablo rojos you’ll need to get to Panama soon.
Entry 20 Ian from Mallory on Travel. The speedy scooter boys of Marrakech.
Entry 21 Manyu from Shutter Feet. The ubiquitous yellow cab seen everywhere in NYC.
Entry 22 Slice from iBackpacker Travel. Batman took us around Siem Reap and Angkor, Cambodia.
Entry 23 Jason from Travel Junkies. A common mode of transportation in Nicaragua is the horse cart. This photo was taken in Granada when we were there just last month. I really miss Central America!
Entry 24 Cam from Traveling Canucks. Elephant transportation in the jungles of Nepal.
Entry 25 Dee from Dream A Little Dream. One of the many ways to cross a river while traveling in S.E. Asia. (Chiang Pai, Thailand).
Entry 26 Cekngiz from Riding Out The Economy. A look at how awesome Saigon is.
Entry 27 Operation Backpack Asia. We had one self-imposed rule that we quickly adopted with a shrug as we bounced and bumped our way over the non-roads of Mongolia: “We don’t question the Dogie.” (our driver, who often operated his beloved Jeep in mysterious ways, such as randomly opening the door and leaning way out to look under the car…while we were driving full-speed over the very bumpy rutted dirt roads – but always seemed, strangely enough, to know exactly what he was doing). This was one moment maybe we should have broken that rule though. There’s nothing quite like the moment you realize your trusty Jeep driver bit off more than he could chew this time, and before you know it, there’s water up to your knees and fish swimming around your ankles…while you’re still sitting in the backseat of the jeep!!! On a 25-day expedition through Mongolia, there are no roads, no rules, and no guarantees except for one: it’s going to be the most incredible, crazy, memorable and awesome experience of your life! :)
Entry 28 Claire from Beachedeskimo. My entry is from my experience of taking the train in Uzbekistan. Taking the train feels like the way to do Central Asia, and you also get up close and personal with the people. Great fun!
Entry 30 Subir from Extraordinary Travel Experiences. This is a scene from rural India showing an important event. The bride leaving her village and going to her groom’s village. Since this is Rajasthan, a camel carriage, modest given the background of the bride, is what the bride uses. Her friends and family gather to say goodbye, not sure when they’ll see her again.
Entry 31 Stephen from Bohemian Traveler. A boy riding a water buffalo in northern Laos.