What a fun week I’ve had hosting Travel Photo Roulette and I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who entered, tweeted and publicised Round 40 and to Travel with Kat, host of round 39, for passing on the baton. It’s always a bit of a worry when you run an event – what if nobody turns up? I was, therefore, delighted that 16 bloggers submitted some fabulous shots. I thoroughly enjoyed, not only the photographs themselves, but ‘meeting’ some talented members of the travel blogging community along the way.
I must admit I’ve not been relishing the prospect of writing of this post; choosing a winner has been tricky and I’ve changed my mind hmmm maybe fifteen times! There are some clever, interesting and unusual takes on the theme – but how to choose a winner? Should it be a technically perfect shot, a picture that wholly embodies the theme or the most original? Enough procrastination – here are my chosen three, drum roll…..
Third place: Veronica from The Gypseynesters
Sometimes streets are made of water. This doesn’t stop Venice from having rush hours – buses, taxis and, what we would think of as “everyday cars” are all boats. And yes, there are accidents. Like the one about to happen here.
Second place: Lucy from On the Luce
“A traditional French street scene – people whiling away the afternoon with a coffee and a catch up in a pavement café in the Marais area of Paris.”
I love that this shot is in black and white which gives it a moody, sixties vibe despite being quite recent. A perfect ‘Street Scene’ and one that I’d be more than happy to join…
And the winner is Nick at Adventurecrow – congratulations!
I took this in Rome whilst out exploring. Although there is not much going on, it just seemed so….European, I had to stop and take a quick shot!
There’s so much I Iike about this photograph; the angle of the shot, the sunny, contrasting shades of yellow, lemon and ochre, and way the car looks as though it’s come the wrong way down a one-way street – very Italian! A lovely composition and worthy winner – thank you!
Nick, I hope you enjoy round 41 – I’m looking forward to hearing what the new theme is.