Travel Photography Roulette: Round 9

28 Jan. 2011

Cork, Ireland

Johnny Vagabond is hosting the latest round of Travel Photography Roulette.  The theme this time is water.  There are so many fabulous photos entered that I feel like a bit of a hack.  Still, I LOOOOVE this picture, so I entered.  :)


Kwale is a small island off the coast of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar.

I daydream about this place every day…


I took the above picture on Kwale Island, which is off the coast of Unguja, the main island of Zanzibar in Tanzania.  Unguja is what most people mean when they say, "Zanzibar," though there are really two big islands and countless small ones.

Anyway, I took a lot of pictures that day.  At the time I was thinking I might try and start submitting to some stock photography sites, but I decided not to pursue that avenue.  I was also thinking about how much my mom loves the beach, water, and sunshine, so I wanted to get a couple of good pictures for her.  This turned into one of my favorite pictures from the trip and has been my desktop wallpaper on several different computers.


Here is the info on the contest:


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!


As you can see, there is a chance your comments may sway the judge(s).  If you like this picture, go have a bit of a say (without being too obvious ;) on the post.



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