Congratulations to Dave & Deb of The Planet D!
This round of Travel Photography Roulette ended up with a record 28 entries and boy, did you make our jobs of selecting a winner extremely difficult! Any one of these photos would have been a worthy winner and it was incredibly tough separating them – so tough that we needed our friend Jenny of Where Is Jenny to provide an independent set of eyes as the two of us could not come to a unanimous decision!
With that said, this gorgeous photo made it into all of our top three selections. As Dave & Deb described it, “it is one of the most perfect beaches we have ever been on” and they’ve done a magnificent job of capturing that. This photo could easily be our desktop wallpaper or mounted on our living room wall as inspiration and as a result of this picture we’ve added Ko Lipe to our list of possible destinations on our round-the-world trip!
Thanks so much to everyone that entered this round! Dave & Deb will be hosting the next Travel Photography Roulette at http://www.theplanetd.com/. Make sure you check in to see what theme they choose!
We were lucky enough to win Round 5 of Travel Photography Roulette at Over Yonderlust and as a result, we’re hosting the next round of this awesome series. #PhotoRoulette was started by Jeremy at Living The Dream and has so far been a great way for travelers to share their photos and experiences with the rest of the community.
Being Australian, we’re surrounded by water and some of the world’s best beaches. A lot of our travel plans have involved spending time at beautiful beaches around the world (it’s one of the best things to do in Bali) so it wasn’t that difficult for us to come up with a theme! So share with us anything to do with the beach – white sands, turquoise waters, palm trees, boats, fish, cliffs, people or anything else that was taken in and around the ocean.
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 bloggers 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 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.
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!
|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, 2010-Jan 2, 2011||Don’t Ever Look Back||Beaches|
For Round 6, we have chosen the term: beaches, and our photo submission is below. Those interested in playing please provide a hyperlink to a photo you’d like to submit and it will get hosted on this page. When submitting an image, please provide a brief description and location of where it was taken for captioning. On 3 January 2011 we will pick a winner and that blogger can start the next round.
So, who is ready to show off their photography skills? The best beach photo wins the week and bragging rights.
Extra Criteria to Keep in Mind When Submitting a Photo:
1) One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
2) No photoshopping allowed unless specifically called for! Cropping and correction for red-eye or camera flaws are ok, however.
3) 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!
4) 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.
6) 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.
7) No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
8) After a sufficient period of time, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted. Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
9) 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.
10) Most importantly, ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
Entries for the 6th round are the following: