AND THE WINNER IS . . .
Carrie’s stunning photo from Morocco, was taken from the gull’s angle. I appreciate the photographic excellence it took to achieve the simple elegance, too. Bright light usually blacks-out everything else in the frame, but the gull’s details here are fully there, including the smug look and his beady eye.
It was a hard decision to choose which of these great pics was my favorite. I really love all your angles!
In this #98 round of the fun and popular photography contest called Photo Roulette, I am asking you the question “What’s Your Angle?”
As the winner of the last round hosted by Linda at Journey Jottings , it is my privilege to host this new round — #98! The topic “What’s Your Angle?” asks you to present angles in the subject matter, as with the example above, or the angle from which the photo is taken. In the example below, the camera is on the ground to get the shot.
Easy, huh? “What’s Your Angle?” can be interpreted any way you wish. Perhaps it’s something like this: “My angle in the Turkish carpet store was to get this sales guy to the lowest price,” or “I angled my way through tight spots in the cave to get this shot of the underground lake.”
C’mon all you photographers, show us your angle!
By the way, here’s my winning photo from #97 Photo Roulette, theme “It’s All in the Detail.”
Okay, here are the nuts and bolts of Photo Roulette:
Travel Photo Roulette Rules/Guidelines
- One submission per blog, ie: sites with 2+ authors get one entry through CLOSED
- Post processing is fine in this round.
- Abstract submissions are interesting – As long as I can comprehend the connection.
- Keep your images medium-sized: 800 pixels wide is good.
- If you win, you will host the next round (runs for 7 days) and so choose the next theme – Remember to keep phrases general so all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided for open-ended topics like “monuments”, or for a little more focus try “monuments at night”. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’ – Themes can be repeated after a year.
- Keep it PG-13 – or at least safe for work
- New photos, or old photos from your archives are fine, as long as not previously entered in a TPR round.
- ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN
- Since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!
- And last but not the least, talk about Photo Roulette! and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google +, Stumbleupon…
Its way too good to keep to ourselves! Oh, and don’t forget to use the hashtag #PhotoRoulette.
How to Submit a Photo
Just leave a comment with a link to your image below!
And give us the answer to “What’s Your Angle?”
If you have a post that elaborates leave that link too so I can include it.
I’ll be adding the submitted pictures into this post throughout the week, so please check back to see them all and tell me which you think has an interesting angle. Good Luck!
1. Entry from Juergen at Dare2Go submitted his angle:
I took this photo to highlight how rapidly new development in Santiago de Chile is encroaching on housing estates, which themselves aren’t really that old. I had to kneel down on a busy side road to get the ‘angle’ semi-right; at the time I had wished for a wider lens.
2. Brent from BrentsFavoritePhotos submitted his angle:
I am using the theme of angles to address both the angle of the sun and the angle we shoot. I spent this evening on the Oceanside beach shooting a beautiful sunset when I decided to look for a different angle. I turned away from the sunset and and saw the angle of the sun caused a beautiful pink reflection off the waves surrounding the pier.
3. Shane from The-working-traveller shared this angle:
Most of my decent photos are happy accidents: the scene itself did the hard work in making the picture stand out. On this occasion I realized quickly that if someone were to walk along the top of the sea wall in Kas, Turkey, it would make a great angle for a shot. All I had to do was wait.
4. Carole from Travels with Carole presents this angle:
Though I’ve been there countless times, Mendocino always intrigues me. I especially love the water towers. In the late 19th century, it was known as “The Town of the Water Towers.” Today, some of these picturesque wooden towers have been converted into lodgings, and the town is better known for its unique shops and art galleries.
5. Linda from Journey Jottings angled this way:
Coming from down under, I was amused when about to take a sip of wine in Scotland that my drink seemed to want to reflect ‘home’ in Australia – from an upside-down angle!
6. Betsy from Passing Thru offered this angle:
I took this photo in a lovely little restaurant in downtown Toowoomba, Queensland. The lighting was intimate and I was shocked that the iPhone made things look so rich and classy.
7. Lance from Travel Addicts presents this angle:
An angle is also a lens though which we view events. For me, the difficult period of The Troubles in Northern Ireland brings that home. Both sides of the conflict created moving murals to influence others and memorialize their positions.
8. Adam from Getting Stamped offers this angle:
I stuck around late in the evening to get a clear shot of the Taj and waited until they turned off the fountains to get this reflection shot. I framed the shot so the pond’s geometry and angles fit perfectly into the corners of my frame leading the eye directly to the Taj. On my knees with other tourists nearly pushing me into the pond, all to maximize the size and symmetry of the reflections. I guess it was all worth it, the Taj is amazing.
9. Carrie from Jetwayz offers this angle:
For my ANGLE, I took this one at foot level of one the many gulls that circle the shores of Essaouira, Morocco during one of the city’s nightly bright yellow sunsets.
10. Hannah of Street Food World Tour presented this angle:
Staring up at the beautiful architecture of the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca is my best angle shot I could think of! I just loved the massive doors and intricate tile work of the buildings here.
11. Tom from Travel Past 50 offers this angle:
Viewed from a certain angle, the Dentsu Building in the Shiodome section of Tokyo looks completely one dimensional–like a knife thrust into the sky.
I’d already put away my big Nikon in my backpack as we were about to get onto the Metro for the ride back to the hotel. I usually keep my little Canon S110 in a case on my belt for when I want to be a little less obtrusive…or when I’m too lazy to go back into the backpack. So, a nice example of that the little Canon can do when not taxed too much. This image is actually cropped down to about 20 percent of the frame and it’s still pretty sharp. It was shot at ISO 200, f/8.0, 1/200. Very minimal processing in Lightroom, just using vibrance to darken the sky a hair.
12. Shelley from Tourist Site offers this angle:
My Angle submission comes from the Mezquita in Córdoba, Spain. The viewing angle is looking up, as it often is in such places, and the complexity of the angles in the construction is both beautiful and technologically advanced.
13. Noel from Travel Photo Discovery presents this angle:
My favorite angle shot is this image of water and reflections and fall leaves. Taken in the fall time at Plitvice National Park in Croatia, the falls and fall color are stunning. But looking down, I was mesmerized by this pool of water and fallen leaves with reflections of trees and landscape. This is one of my favorite images of Plitvice National Park.
14. Jess from Ice Cream and Permafrost offers this angle:
My angle: looking up. Everyone loves to catch reflections on the side of Chicago’s Cloud Gate sculpture, better known as the Bean – but I think the view is even better from underneath, where the reflections turn into a crazy, infinite kaleidoscope.
And here is the list of the previous 97 contests. What an amazing bunch of pics there!
- Nov 2010 Living the Dream Animals
- Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker Road Signs
- Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream Street Art
- Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ Festival
- Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust Landmarks
- Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back Beaches
- Jan 2011 ThePlanetD Portraits
- Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate Motion
- Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond Water
- Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky Urban
- Feb 2011 Travels of Adam Friday Night
- Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles The Journey
- Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons
- Apr 2011 Shutterfeet Storytelling
- Apr 2011 10 Times One Piousness
- Apr 2011 Beached Eskimo Learning
- May 2011 Travel Junkies Architecture
- Jun 2011 Destination World Transportation
- Jun 2011 Living the Dream Paradise
- Jun 2011 Vagabond Quest Clothes
- Jul 2011 The Unframed World Symmetry
- Jul 2011 Beached Eskimo Home
- Jul 2011 BackPackerBanter Inspiration
- Aug 2011 WanderingTrader Darkness
- Aug 2011 Finding the Universe Tranquillity
- Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer Food
- Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan City
- Oct 2011 Globe-Trekking.com Reflection
- Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart Framing
- Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest Silhouettes
- Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels Music
- Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls Love
- Dec 2011 Man on the lam Humor
- Jan 2012 My Walkabout Winter
- Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel Blue
- Feb 2012 Ten times One Depth of the Field
- Not hosted anymore
- Mar 2012 Nomadbiba Sunshine
- Mar 2012 Travel With Kat Local Character
- Apr 2012 The Travel Bunny Street Scene
- Apr 2012 Adventure Crow Spirit of the Country
- May 2012 Food Travel Bliss Evening
- May 2012 Matt Gibson Adventure
- May 2012 Flashpacker HQ Once In A Lifetime
- Jul 2012 Skinny Backpacker Surreal
- Aug 2012 2away Smile
- Aug 2012 Bridges and Balloons Excellent Splendour of the Universe
- Sep 2012 The GypsyNester What the ?!
- Oct 2012 Runaway Juno Sweet
- Nov 2012 GQ Trippin Play
- Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories Friendship
- Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker Face
- Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly Serendipity
- Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions Lost in Thought
- Feb 2013 Wanderlusters The Natural World
- Mar 2013 Travel Junkies Patterns
- Apr 2013 Living the Dream Your First Time
- May 2013 Getting Stamped The Sun Goes Down
- Jun 2013 The GypsyNester Cheesy Tourist Diversions
- Jun 2013 Boomeresque Revolution
- Jul 2013 Breakaway Backpacker Colorful
- Aug 2013 Around This World Mountains
- Aug 2013 Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work
- Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
- Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
- Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery The Market
- Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet? Travel Fails
- Oct 2013 The GypsyNester Weird Regional Foods
- Nov 2013 Sophie’s World Trees
- Nov 2013 SHOuTography Party
- Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman Ruin
- Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel Light
- Jan 2014 This World Rocks Crowds
- Jan 2014 Travel Past 50 Competition
- Feb 2014 The Working Traveller Working
- Mar 2014 Travels with Carole Umbrellas
- Apr 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
- Apr 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
- May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
- May 2014 Backpack Me Mouthwatering
- Jun 2014 20 Years Hence The Face of A Nation
- Jul 2014 Two for the Road Into the Wild
- Jul 2014 TurtlesTravel Summer!
- Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia Candid
- Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth Hiking
- Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out Transport
- Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet Wild World
- Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth The 4 Element
- Oct 2014 Travel Addicts Heritage
- Oct 2014 Living the Dream Your Grand Adventure
- Oct 2014 Getting Stamped Inspire
- Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ Viewpoint
- Jan 2015 Adventures of a GoodMan WOW!
- Jan 2015 ZigZag On Earth Roads and Tracks
- Feb 2015 Where’s The Gos? Street Art
- Mar 2015 Ice Cream and Perma Frost Frozen
- Mar 2015 Journey Jottings Detail
- April 2015 House Sitting Travel What’s your Angle?