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Travel Photo Contest Results

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Enter our current photo contest: Travel Photo Competition

Here are the results of our final photo contest of 2010; Travel Photography. We received thousands of fantastic images depicting a vast range of different subjects. We would like to thank everyone who entered this contest and also those who took part in our previous 2010 photo contests.

Now that our 2010 photo contest series is complete, the time has also come for us to pick an overall winner for 2010 to receive the grand prize of a Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera! This winner has been selected from the five 2010 contest winners. Scroll to the bottom of this post to find out who has won our 2010 grand prize!

Before proceeding, we would like to thank our terrific sponsors, Lensbaby and SmugMug, who generously donated some of the prizes. The winner and two runners-up will receive prizes as described on this page.

Winner

Our Travel Photo Contest Winner is Andrew Houston’s image of a tattoo artist in a back alley tattoo parlor in Bangkok. We picked this image for its originality and the dark, underground atmosphere that Andrew has masterfully captured. A great travel image should transport the viewer to a different world and this image does just that. Congratulations Andrew!

Ink by Andrew Houston

Ink by Andrew Houston

“A tattoo artist at work in a back alley tattoo parlor, Bangkok.”

Equipment: Nikon D200

Andrew Houston – Andrew Houston came to Tokyo from Los Angeles in 2003 to teach photography and video production to dreamers and malcontents. Since then he has worked as a freelance video producer, photographer, translator and on-set interpreter, and held several exhibitions in smoky watering holes and other dens of ill repute.

Website: picsandpunchlines.com

Runners-up

Our first runner-up is K. M. Asad’s unbelievable image of an overcrowded train transporting pilgrims to a religious event in Bangladesh. The photographer has managed to convey the sheer mass of humanity and the risks that people will take in order to go on this pilgrimage.

Our second runner up is Sam Lim’s image of a child praying in Cambodia. The composition and incredible light quality gives this photograph a strong graphic impact and a great sense of atmosphere.

Treacherous Journey by K. M. Asad

Treacherous Journey by K. M. Asad

“Muslims from all walks of life come from different parts of the country to attend Bishwa Ijtema, the second largest Muslim pilgrimage in the world after to Mecca. Held on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi, about two million Muslims travel on all modes of transport to join the enormous congregation annually. Tongi, Bangladesh.”

Equipment: Canon Eos 30D with sigma 70-300mm lens

K. M. Asad – Freelance professional photographer in Bangladesh.

Website: www.kmasad.com

Hope by Sam Lim

Hope by Sam Lim

“Angkor Wat, Cambodia”

Equipment: Nikon D3x

Sam Lim – I’m an Advertising & Promotion manager in a Jewellery company. Photography is my Sunday pastime hobby.


Highly Commended Images

Our highly commended images are fantastic shots that illustrate the amazing variety of entries we received. Congratulations to everyone who made it onto this list!

When Push Comes To Shove by Dominic Brown

When Push Comes To Shove by Dominic Brown

“After selling all my worldly possessions bar my camera, laptop and some clothes. I have embarked on a year of traveling the world. The 2 months spent in Japan turned out to be the best time of my life.”

Equipment: Nikon D200

Dominic Brown – I began fooling around with 35mm film photography when I was at school. However it quickly became too expensive to keep up. Recently I borrowed my girlfriends Nikon D70 and then later her father’s D200 and rekindled my passion for photography in the digital format.

Merry Christmas by Li Lin

Merry Christmas by Li Lin

“Merry Christmas from Guizhou China”

Equipment: D3 NiKon

Peak District Glory by Christian Fox

Peak District Glory by Christian Fox

“After a perfect day rock climbing and a cliff completely to ourselves, the autumn evening sunlight cast a perfect glow on the UK’s Gritstone edges”

Equipment: Canon EOS 5D with 24-105mm f4

Christian Fox – I am a professional Aircraft Engineer and keen photographer, I have travelled and lived in numerous countries around the world, my passion is Rock climbing, this goes hand in hand with photography to give a unique insight into photographing from a different perspective.

Website: www.cfoxtography.co.uk

Gateway to the Grotto by Stefan Petrovski

Gateway to the Grotto by Stefan Petrovski

“Two mountaineers on a French glacier (Mont Blanc Massif, French Alps)”

Equipment: Nikon D40

Stefan Petrovski – I am from Bitola – Macedonia, and I’m 21 years old. Every week I’m on the move, and discovered new places in my country and the Balkans. This summer I was on the highest peak in Europe – Mont Blanc, so I have some interesting photos to share with others.

Grand Central by Dario Sartini

Grand Central by Dario Sartini

“Busy people hurry in Grand Central Station, New York City”

Equipment: canon s90

Dario Sartini – Both a photographer and an IT consultant. As a photographer I would be essentially a minimalist: you know, the kind of guy that wanders around looking at unseen details and strange perspectives … but as of today I am experimenting with different subjects and also starting to appreciate everyday life as it is shown in the street.

Website: dasaronflickr

Rodeo by Basia

Rodeo by Basia

“My first Rodeo. Fort Worth / TX / USA”

Equipment: Canon 1000D

Website: www.basiaasztabska.blogspot.com

Pashupatinath by Erez Marom

Pashupatinath by Erez Marom

“Traditionally, hindus cremate their dead. In Nepal, they come to Pashupatinath (the holiest place in the country) to do that. There seems to be a never-ending stream of funerals in this very special place.”

Equipment: Canon 40D, Canon 50mm f/1.8

Erez Marom – I’m an Israeli nature photographer, engineer and musician. I started my way in the DSLR world in March 2008, and since then I’ve become a hopeless addict. Today, in addition to regular shoots, I teach photography in several schools, lead private courses and workshops and guide photography trips worldwide.
My two main interests are macro and landscape photography. To me, both these fields are all about revealing the intricacy and beauty of the world surrounding us.

Website: www.erezmarom.com

Colours of Life by Sudipto Das

Colours of Life by Sudipto Das

“A priest sprays colour powder during the Festival of Colours, the biggest festival of Hindu at a Radha-Krishna temple in West Bengal, India.”

Equipment: Nikon D2Hs

Sudipto Das – Honours graduate in Commerce from the Calcutta University, a self taught photographer, now working as a senior photojournalist for a highest selling newspaper in the country. Winner of more than 70 international awards. Collective exhibitions at Washington DC, Amsterdam, London, Portugal, Singapore etc.

One by Amimomona

One by Amimomona

“All souls day, Bangladesh”

Equipment: Canon 50D

Desert Caravan by Sasa Huzjak

Desert Caravan by Sasa Huzjak

“Desert caravan, Morocco, 2010″

Sasa Huzjak – Self employed, working as a designer / web developer during the day, taking photographs at concerts during the night. Of course, that’s not completely true. There are festivals that start during the day, and there are deadlines that take many nights away… :)

Website: www.sasahuzjak.com

Treacherous Journey by K. M. Asad

Treacherous Journey by K. M. Asad

“In order to evade the ticket inspectors, these women are perched between coaches on the Dhaka-Gazipur route. Unable to afford a railway ticket, they are forced to either travel on the rooftops of the train or on between the carriages. In spite of many casualties, people still take this risk because they have no other choice. Gazipur Bangladesh.”

Equipment: Canon EOS 50D with 14mm fish eye canon lens

K. M. Asad – Free lens professional photographer in Bangladesh.

Website: www.kmasad.com

Fisherman by Kyaw Kyaw Winn

Fisherman by Kyaw Kyaw Winn

“The Inthar fisherman from Inle lake in Myanmar.”

Equipment: Nikon D200

Kyaw Kyaw Winn – Photographer from Myanmar.

Ploumanach by Gabor Bagics

Ploumanach by Gabor Bagics

“Long exposure with Ploumanach lighthouse at pink granite coast in Bretagne.”

Equipment: Canon 400D + Sigma 10-20mm

Gabor Bagics – I am an amateur photographer pursuing this hobby since 2006. I like to experimenting with long exposures.

Website: www.bagicsgabor.hu

Beauty of Mrauk Oo by Kyaw Kyaw Winn

Beauty of Mrauk Oo by Kyaw Kyaw Winn

“Two Burmese novices from Mrauk Oo, an ancient city in Myanmar (Burma).”

Equipment: Nikon D200

Kyaw Kyaw Winn – Photographer from Myanmar.

Beach Soccer by Tim Snell

Beach Soccer by Tim Snell

“Brazilian kids showing off with their natural ability to keep a ball in the air in the most entertaining way possible. Ipanema beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil”

Equipment: Canon SX210

Tim Snell – I’m from the UK and I started taking photos about 5 years ago. I’m now travelling around South America taking pictures as I go

Website: www.testmeat.com

Urban Shepherd by Mihail Kopychko

Urban Shepherd by Mihail Kopychko

“Mogilev, Belarus.”

Equipment: Nikon d60, 18-55mm

Inside Safdarjung Tomb by Mujeer Shaikh

Inside Safdarjung Tomb by Mujeer Shaikh

“I took this photograph inside a rarely visited tourist attraction in Delhi, India. I waited for about three and a half to four hours to get this shot right. This shot was taken while the sun sets diagonally to the tomb which allows light to come into the tomb from two of the four symmetrically placed doors in the centre of the walls.”

Equipment: Nikon D90, Sigma 10-20 mm wide angle lens

Mujeer Shaikh – I am a Petroleum engineer and photography is my hobby.

Tribal Child by Kimberley

Tribal Child by Kimberley

“Namhsan is a small village in Myanmar and can get very hot in the summer months. These children were playing in the shade provided by a roof and appeared truly grateful for the escape it provided them. I decided to join them and they welcomed me with the most angelic of smiles and then continued to play their game.”

Equipment: Canon EOS 5d

Kimberley – Two of my great passions in life are travel and photography. It is an amazing experience to observe and photograph such varied cultures and I see it as a great privilege that I am able to share the beauty and diversity of the world I’ve seen with others. The images taken by other photographers have inspired me throughout my many adventures, so now I hope my own contributions will inspire others to go out and see the world for themselves. My philosophy is to take positive photographs highlighting the best a place has to offer, whether that is the vibrancy of the landscapes or traditional costumes, the warmth and friendliness of the people or the architectural grandeur of its ancient monuments.


Congratulations once again to all the finalists!

We look forward to seeing more of your wonderful travel photographs in next year’s travel photo contest. To make sure you don’t miss out, you can subscribe to our free email newsletter (or via rss) so that we can notify you when future photo contests open for entries.

Overall Winner for 2010

In 2010 we also ran a “Nature” photo contest through our facebook page. We have just posted the winners of the nature photo contest here.

Our overall winner for 2010 has been chosen from the winners of our Pet, Landscape, Wildlife, Travel and Facebook contests. Selecting just one image was very difficult but in the end we both settled upon “What Dog?” by Carolyn Lee (winner of our Pet contest). Congratulations Carolyn, you have won a Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera!

In 2011 we have plans to launch another series of photo contests with even more prizes! If you would like to find out when our next photo contest is launched, please subscribe to our free email newsletter (or subscribe via rss).

11 Comments

  1. John said: January 12, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Congrats Andrew , when i first saw the image i honestly felt like i was there watching him get his tattoo.

  2. Karen said: January 12, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Wow amazing shots! Well done everyone!

  3. gnohz said: January 13, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Stunning work and very high quality images! Congrats to everyone! :)

  4. Jackie said: January 13, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    Great shots! Very inspiring :)

  5. Paul said: January 14, 2011 at 10:56 am

    All excellent shots! Love the monks with the red umbrellas!

  6. smart said: January 24, 2011 at 7:25 am

    wow! nice..when i can get shot like that..

  7. Andrew Houston said: January 25, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Thanks John. So much fantastic imagery here! Congrats everybody!
    Especially love Sam Lim’s shot.

  8. Arnold M. Wilson said: January 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    There is something special about these photos! They’re undoubtedly amazing!

  9. Santosh Devkota said: April 6, 2011 at 6:38 am

    Just wow, excellent work with camera, content & vision. just wow.

  10. megan said: April 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    wow, i just love the one of the tomb, how magical, quiet but speaks volumes. thank you for sharing your skill

  11. Jako said: May 17, 2011 at 3:22 am

    I was marked by the same tattoo artist in the same shop, Sadly as the ‘Canvas’ I was not available to shoot the procedure, However my ‘Mrs’ at the time snapped away and her attempts are somewhat lacking. this photo is very nice well done.

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