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Travel Photo Roulette #76: umbrellas

Posted at Berkeley and Beyond on March 18, 2014
by blogger Carole Terwilliger Meyers, Travels with Carole

And the winner of Travel Photo Roulette #76 is photo #2 (see below), by Teresa Keane at Independent Travel Help.

I knew I had a good image for the Travel Photo Roulette #75 competition featuring the theme “Working,” but I was, of course, still surprised to win!  I had actually considered NOT entering when I understood that the winner’s “prize” is to oversee the next competition, but then decided I probably wouldn’t win anyway.  But here I am (my winning image is shown below)!  And I am actually excited and enthused to oversee this next contest.

Borsang Village-Umbrella Making Centre-Big Green2-c2010 Carole Terwilliger Meyers-600pix


1. This photo was taken at the Buddhist temple complex, Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, located on a mountain outside Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. The large pagoda (chedi) was constructed in 1383 to house a Buddha relic. The photo shows one of the golden umbrellas outside the chedi. There is also a 5 tiered umbrella visible on top of the pagoda that was added to commemorate Chiang Mai's independence from Burma and its union with Thailand.

Submitted by Suzanne Fluhr, Boomeresque

1-Golden Umbrella at Doi Suthep cSuzanne Fluhr-600pix1

2.  I was in Belgrade for about 21 hours.  In the evening, I was wandering around the city centre and came across a road that had a lots of brightly-coloured umbrellas in mid-air.  I love finding quirky things and these floating umbrellas certainly fit into that category. 

Submitted by Teresa Keane, Independent Travel Help

2-Umbrellas cTeresa Keane

3.  My photo was taken in the Dubai Miracle Garden. It's many many umbrellas hanging upside down and provides some much-needed shade!

Submitted by Kay Dougherty, BlondeBrunetteTravel

3-Dubai Miracle Garden cKay Dougherty-600pix

4.  Walking along the Geisha district in Kyoto, I just happened upon these lit parasols which were a nice image to capture for a night image and a candid photo of the area . . .enjoy.

Submitted by Noel Morata,

4-Geisha district in Kyoto cNoel Morata-600pix

5.  When we arrived in San Francisco it was pouring with rain and we had to look for indoor activities quick! We took a bus to Japantown and went into the Japan Center where we spent a happy couple of hours drinking tea and exploring the Japanese style shops and surroundings. I saw this picture of umbrellas on the wall and thought it was rather appropriate, given the weather outside.

Submitted by Karen Warren, WorldWideWriter

5-Japan Center in San Francisco cKaren Warren-600pix


6.  In Venice, Italy, snow calls for umbrellas (and for sprinkling of salt by hand on footbridges by city workers).

Submitted by Durant Imboden, Venice for Visitors

6-Venice, snow cDurant Imboden

7.  Umbrellas in Los Cabos.  With an average of more than 360 days of sunshine each year, one umbrella simply isn’t sufficient.

Submitted by Irene Levine, More Time to Travel

7-White Umbrellas in Los Cabos cIrene Levine-600pix

8.  We were taking a river trip in Cambodia out towards Tonle Sap Lake when we passed
these monks who'd just finished working on the temple.  They had all piled into the
boat and were ready to leave - I love the bright colours, reflections and of course
the umbrellas to keep off the hot sun.

Submitted by Suzanne Lea Jones, The Travel Bunny

8-monks on Cambodia river cSuzanne Lea Jones-600pix

9.  We got up at dawn to hear the monks’ prayers in the Zenkoji Temple at Nagano. The monks chanted for an hour, but near the end of the service, a higher pitched voice went solo for a few minutes. I thought it was a young boy, but Kris assured me it was a woman. Turns out, there is an “abbess” at this temple. And she has a beautiful voice. And her home looks lovely in the early morning light. I also caught a shot of the abbess herself on her way back to her residence after prayers, before the attendant policeman stopped me.
Submitted by Tom Bartel, Travel Past 50

9-Zenkoji Temple at Nagano cTom Bartel

10.  Taken in Cambodia this shot shows my husband (with camera) and our ever thoughtful guide, Borith Roth standing at the front of Khmer temple The Bayon, known for it's smiling faces.  It had pelted down all through lunch and was still raining when I snapped this photo, although the sun was staging a comeback.  Cooled by the thunderstorm we continued on an afternoon of temple viewing.

Submitted by Jan Robinson, Budget Travel Talk

10-The Banyon temple in Cambodia cJan Robinson

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How it Works (this contest is over)
Travel Photo Roulette was started by Jeremy at Living the Dream as a way for travel and photography bloggers to showcase their photos.  Since its founding in 2010, hundreds of amazing and  inspiring photos have been submitted, each centered around a theme. For  each round, independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their  photos.  The winner chooses a new theme and hosts the competition on their blog or website, inviting  others to submit  photos for the new theme over the course of a week or two.  At the  end of the contest period, the host selects a winner and the process  repeats itself.

The new theme is UMBRELLASGuess what inspired it!  Please size your images to no larger than 600 pixels. 

1. One submission per blog please.

2. You need a personal blog or website to participate (so you can host if you win!).

3. Post processing, cropping, correcting for red eyes and other flaws is fine.

4. Abstract submissions are welcome. But if you want to win, it’s probably best that the judge understands your interpretation.

5. Hosts should keep themes general so all bloggers can participate.  Avoid specifics like ˜Eiffel Tower”; instead choose a more open theme,  like ˜monuments” or ˜monuments at night.”

6. Abstract themes can be fun, as long as everyone can understand.   “Overlooking creation” is good, “Kafkaesque” is not.

7. No obscene photos or themes allowed. Suggestive themes and  photography might be accepted, but be careful. Remember, the host is  all-powerful.

8. Themes may be reused after a period of time; however new photos must be submitted. Keep it fresh!

9. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.

10. Most important: ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.

11. Please spread the word about Travel Photo Roulette via Facebook,  Twitter, Google+ and any other means you can think of and use the  hashtag #PhotoRoulette.

12. It’s a game, so have fun with it.

How to enter
To enter the competition, please e-mail me at editor (at) berkeleyandbeyond (dot) com (adjust before sending). Please include a brief description of the picture to provide some background and context. Also, please include your name and the url for your blog or website.  For an example of format, see the Travel Photo Roulette #75 competition.

The contest will run until end of day March 28, 2014, after  which time a winner will be selected. The winner will be announced at the top of this post on April 2, 2014.

Please note I do not have a comment moderation system.

Help spread the word
Tweet about this contest using the hashtag #PhotoRoulette and feel free to share this page with your friends on social media--the more the merrier! We love seeing your comments so please don’t be  bashful about sharing your opinions.

Previous winners and hosts
1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream Animals
2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker Road Signs
3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream Street Art
4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ Festival
5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust Landmarks
6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back Beaches (no longer posted)
7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD Portraits
8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate Motion
9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond Water
10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky Urban
11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam Friday Night
12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles The Journey
13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons
14. Apr 2011 Shutterfeet Storytelling (post removed)
15. Apr 2011 10 Times One Piousness
16. Apr 2011 Beached Eskimo Learning
17. May 2011 Travel Junkies Architecture
18. Jun 2011 Destination World Transportation
19. Jun 2011 Living the Dream Paradise
20. Jun 2011 Vagabond Quest Clothes
21. Jul 2011 The Unframed World Symmetry
22. Jul 2011 Beached Eskimo Home
23. Jul 2011 BackPackerBanter Inspiration
24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader Darkness
25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe Tranquillity
26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer Food
27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan City
28. Oct 2011 Reflections
29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart Framing
30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest Silhouettes
31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels Music
32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls Love
33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam Humor
34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout Winter
35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel \(post removed)  Blue
36. Feb 2012 Ten times One Depth of the Field
38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba  Sunshine
39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat Local Character
40. Apr 2012 The Travel Bunny Street Scene
41. Apr 2012 Adventure Crow  Spirit of the Country
42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss Evening
43. May 2012 Matt Gibson Adventure
44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ Once In A Lifetime
45. Jul 2012 Skinny Backpacker Surreal
46. Aug 2012 2away  Smile
47. Aug 2012 Bridges and Balloons Excellent Splendour of the Universe
48. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester What the ?!
49. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno Sweet
50. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin Play
51. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories Friendship
52. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker Face
53. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly Serendipity
54. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions Lost in Thought
55. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters The Natural World
56. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies Patterns
57. Apr 2013 Living the Dream Your First Time
58. May 2013 Getting Stamped (post removed) The Sun Goes Down
59. Jun 2013 The GypsyNester Cheesy Tourist Diversions
60. Jun 2013 Boomeresque Revolution
61. Jul 2013 Breakaway Backpacker Colorful
62. Aug 2013 Around This World Mountains
63. Aug 2013 Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work
64. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
65.Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
66 Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery The Market
67. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet? Travel Fails
68. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester Weird Regional Foods
69. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World Trees
70. Nov 2013 SHOuTography Party
71. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman Ruin
72. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel Light
73. Jan, 2014 This World Rocks Crowds
74. Jan, 2014 Travel Past 50 Competition
75. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller Working
76. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole Umbrellas

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