UPDATED I have chosen the winner! Scroll down past the intro to see who truly captured the ‘Candid’ theme. Thanks so much to everyone who entered!!
I’ve been home in Seattle for almost a month now, but I’ve been keeping myself super busy writing, editing photos and… entering photography competitions! Two weeks ago, I entered into Travel Photo Roulette #83: Summer hosted by Turtles Travel, and believe it or not, I actually won!!
I was really shocked that Heather and Donny chose me as the winner because there were so many amazing photos submitted. I really liked the “summer” theme because it always summons memories of sun, warm beaches and relaxation. It was a tough choice, but I eventually submitted a photo I took from a family cruise to the Bahamas after my college graduation.
Travel Roulette #84: Candid
I have always loved candid photos, whether it’s locals in the countries I visit, or my friends having a laugh. Capturing people’s natural reactions and showcasing these photos on acrylic wall frames is an exhilarating experience
For this round, I’d like to see the best candid photo you’ve ever taken! Feel free to share photos that are pensive, beautiful or funny. Get creative! Your shots can be of one person, a crowd or even animals. Just make sure your photos are actually candid. No cheating!
The contest will be open for one week starting Sunday August 10th- Sunday August 17th
The winner will be announced Tuesday August 19th Submissions now closed
To enter, simply leave a link to your photo in the comments section below (be sure to read the guidelines first!)
***And the winner is…..
There were so many amazing submissions, and it was really hard to make a decision, but after much deliberation, I finally decided on this photo by Travel with Kevin and Ruth! The first time I saw this submission I literally laughed out loud. There’s just something about his laughter, combined with the ostriches and corn flying everywhere that really made this photo memorable. He truly looks like he’s enjoying the moment, which is what travel is all about! Congratulations Travel with Kevin and Ruth, I can’t wait to see what theme you come up with next!
The first time I saw this submission I literally laughed out loud. There’s just something about his laughter, combined with the ostriches and corn flying everywhere that really made this photo memorable. He truly looks like he’s enjoying the moment, which is what travel is all about! Congratulations Travel with Kevin and Ruth, I can’t wait to see what theme you come up with next!
Here are a few candid shots I’ve taken this past year to get you inspired!
The contest rotates through travel/photography blogs, so the winner of the previous round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the subsequent round on their own blog. The new host then chooses the next theme (a generic keyword or phrase) and people submit their interpretations of the theme over the course of the week of the contest.
At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favorite photo from the submissions and displays it as the week’s winning entry. They then include direction to the new host 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.
Feel free to share this post on Facebook, Twitter and StumbleUpon so more people can join the contest – make sure to use the hashtag #PhotoRoulette!
Submissions are now closed. Hope you enjoyed all of the amazing photos above! Which one is your favorite?
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