The theme for round ten was ” Urban” and we had a great turn out, with so many people submitting fantastic photographs.
To see all the awesome photos that were submitted check out these links:
PHOTOS Page One
PHOTOS Page Two
It wasn’t an easy task selecting the “best” or my “favourite” photo from this round’s Travel Photo Roulette. We had a lot of different interpretations on the rather abstract theme I chose, that was cool to see. We had the pretty and ugly aspects of cities well represented in the submissions. Colour and black & white, photoshoped and non photoshoped, as well as a few HDR images are in the mix. Great work everyone!
First place goes to:
Adam from Travels of Adam
I loved Adam’s interpretation of “Urban”.
It was a unique way of looking at city life and I felt that it best represented the Urban theme. All the people in the photo are incognito, and it’s easy to interpret this photo in many ways. I like the way that the faceless giant appears to be standing on the street amongst the little people. Yet at the same time he is a ghost image. I get this feeling in big cities, that no matter who you are, you can be as big, as small, or as invisible as you want.
Congrats to Adam! Make sure to check out his blog, as he will be selecting the theme and hosting Round 11.
As a consolation prize I have selected 3 Honourable Mentions.
These lucky bloggers will be the recipient of imaginary Ferraris! Yes folks, my generosity knows no bounds. I’m just awesome like that. I’m also INCREDIBLY humble ;^)
In no particular order, here are the other three finalists:
Well Dave, you don’t get many better photos of skyscrapers either! Love this shot and the perfect composition. You made it difficult not to choose it as the overall winner. While Dave is not a “pro” photographer, he puts a lot of pros to shame with his skill, talent, and dedication to the craft. He also has a sweet photoblog that you should seriously check out. Bravo Dave!
While Kim’s site is called To Uncertainty and Beyond, there is one thing that she can be certain of… This photo rocks! Perfect timing, I love those magical light trails.
There are so many different elements in this image that truly represent what Urban means to me. From the fun of the Ferris Wheel, the green space in the middle of urban chaos, the freeways, commercial, industrial and residential buildings, this shot has it all. Plus I love lightning storms, and Sydney is an incredibly special city. Be sure to follow Dina and Ryan as they travel the world.
Thanks to all who participated in this fun and lighthearted contest. Look for round 11 to begin soon!
Enjoy more travel photos and stories:
Dave Wilson says
Congratulations Adam and thanks for the kind words, Ken! This has been a fun contest to take part in and I’ll be looking forward to the next installment soon.
Awesome photos. Congrats to all of you.
Kieran Hamilton says
I absolutely love the picture taken in Seville, those light trails are beautiful! I really like the others as well, especially Adam’s, really nice idea with the reflection, usually I try and avoid reflections!
Kieran Hamilton says
I absolutely love the picture taken in Seville, those light trails are beautiful! I really like the others as well, especially Adam’s, really nice idea with the reflection. I usually try and avoid reflections!
Dyanne @TravelnLass says
Excellent choice for 1st place, Ken. Many fine images here, but that one – I just love it when someone comes up with a truly FRESH perspective. Congrats to Adam, and to all who submitted images. (I can’t WAIT to see what theme Adam chooses for the 11th TPR round.)
Christy @ Technosyncratic says
Beautiful submissions, and I also thought Adam’s photo was a gem!
John Tammaro says
Both the winner and honorable mentions are great photos. Congratulations to all of them.
I love all the photos that you chose, especially Adams! I love skyscraper photos and think that Dave’s composition is something that I could only ever dream of taking for my personal collection. But for the topic.. Adam’s photo does have that hip urban edge to it too! Can’t wait to see what he picks for round 11!
Hey Ken, thank you so much for choosing our photo as one of the top 4! Even though not ended up winning, we feel very privileged already, since we’ve seen other photos and so many of them are amazing. Dave photo above was probably my favourite, I’m so jealous with his shot. And I’m so surprised to read that he’s not a “pro” photographer.
Yay good job Adam!! :D Congrats! And yes you are awesome!!
Nick Laborde says
Congrats to all, I know it wasn’t easy for Ken to pick just one. Great choice, and the runner ups are awesome as well.
Looking forward to the next round.
Andy @ Commercial Photography Milton Keynes says
For a second i thought that the shot with the converse was a double exposure. Great shot.
Dave and Deb says
Fabulous photos! I wouldn’t have wanted to choose, but I love your choice in the winner and the honourable mentions. Congrats Adam. Can’t wait to see what next weeks theme is.
Christy @ Ordinary Traveler says
Great picks, Ken! I love the last one with the lightening. That can be hard to catch!
Thanks for the mention. Glad you liked it. There were some great photos submitted!
Ken, I am totally digging your site. Some real purty pictures you got there…:>)