Travel Photo Roulette #45: ‘Surreal’ – My Entry for 7/25/2012

This round of Travel Roulette is being hosted by Skinny Backpacker and his theme is “Surreal”. I really wish I had something more creative and dream like, something with fun shadows and colors. But, atlas, I am going for something a bit more literal. I chose this picture, because I can’t believe that not only someone puts themselves in harm’s way, I paid to watch it. It’s one of those moments that you’re not quite sure whats just happened, if it wasn’t for my pictures, the whole sporting event would feel like a dream. For this man, I suppose its more of a bad dream.

bull fight, mijas, spain

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Capture the Colour

My entries for the ‘Capture the Colour’ competition hosted by the TravelSupermarket. Categories Red, Yellow, White, Blue, & Green. Judged by:

Red

The girl in the red coat. I love cities, I was raised near one, I love to travel to them. But for some reason New York city has always looked gray to me. It’s big, dirty, busy, and lacks color. Also people tend to dress in dark variation of color, so a splash of red goes a long way!

New York, New York, United States
The girl in the red coat, New York, New York, United States

Yellow

Tradition, sport, animal cruelty, not for me to decide. This eye opening event spawns excitement, fear, and death as I discovered first hand at what was a much more colorful event then I ever thought. Taken at the only square bullring in the world located in Mijas Spain.

Mijas, Andalusia, Spain
Taunting the bulls, Mijas, Andalusia, Spain

White

The long forgotten technologies for yesterday stand proud and tall thanks to local preservation groups. Thurne Drainage Mill and the other surrounding windmills in the area add to the beauty of the Norfolk Broads.

Thurne Dyke, Norfolk Broads, England
Drainage Mill, tall and proud, Thurne Dyke, Norfolk Broads, England

Blue

Among the stone and mortar of such an ancient city as Rome, this art studio entrance springs to life by showering those who pass by with a passionate moment of color.

Rome, Lazio, Italy
A hidden studio in the heart of Italy’s alleys, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Green

The colors of a spring lunch… Eating is a part of everyone’s daily routine, nothing is more tasteful than home-grown fava beans enjoyed with a glass of wine at a relaxing lunch in the sunshine on a beautiful spring afternoon.

Torgiano, Umbria, Italy
The colors of lunch in the Sunshine, Torgiano, Umbria, Italy

And the bloggers I nominate are:

(You don’t need to be nominated to submit an entry to Capture the Colour, but you do need to nominate 5 other bloggers. See one of the judge’s websites for more information.)

All of the thoughts and opinions are my own.


#FriFotos “Villages”, February 3, 2012

This week’s theme is Villages. This image was taken from a veranda in Castellammare del Golf, Sicily. A sea side village/town on the northern coast of Sicily.

Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Italy

Disclaimer: I wasn’t sure if this would qualify as a village, but I saw many beautiful photos of small towns and capital cities from small countries from around the world, so I figured I could slightly break the mold as well!

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#FriFotos “Exotic″, January 20, 2011

In determining what photo I should use for this week’s #FriFoto’s exotic theme. I started with the definition: Adjective: Originating in or characteristic of a distant foreign country. Noun: An exotic plant or animal. Synonyms: outlandish – strange – foreign. This could include, well almost anything and nothing was coming to mind that stood out from the crowd. So I narrowed it down to “strange” and “outlandish”… I recently went to a drag show brunch, and well, maybe this was key! Read my blog on Godfrey’s Drag Show Brunch in Richmond Virginia!

Drag Brunch

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#FriFotos “Best of 2011”, December 23, 2011

Happy Hanukkah & Happy Christmas.

Along with a few of my camel shots, this is what made my Holiday Card this year, so it makes sense to be my personal Best of 2011.

Travel’s in Spain:

bull fight, Mijas, Spain, Costa del Sol flamenco dancers, Mijas, Spain, Costa del Sol

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Travel’s in Gibraltar & Morocco:

Apes, Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Food Market, Tangier, Morocco

Travel’s in Scotland:

Edinburgh, Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland

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Cheers!