Sense appeal.

Share your travel stories, photos and blog links here.

Moderators: sinecure, TravelFun, ballu, jimshu, JaliscoJudy

Sense appeal.

Postby jimshu » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:05 am

http://matadornetwork.com/contests/gap-adventures/

This competition is now closed and winners to be announced shortly.We got back too late to enter this , but there's a particular photo I kind of like that I would have entered.So I'm going to post it here and I'd like you guys to rate it...
To me, knowing Ethiopia's recent history it not only appeals to my senses in terms of colour and compsition, but it appeals in other ways.Our stereotype of Ethiopia may be of a dry, famine riven, war ravaged country.But no more and this symbolises the new hope people have- those girls are studying, the plants stand for the bountiful crops the country is green with, and the setting surrounded by flowers represents the peace and tranquility the country is settling into since war finished there in 2005.
So this photo to me appeals to more than just my 5 senses, but in other ways, and so I think it's the best photo I took on that Gap Adventures DEN trip.I saw those girls sitting there and took dozens of shots hoping to capture just the right expressions...and for that kid to move out of the background.
Give me your thoughts on it ..
LEAD WITH SERVICE
Our passion for travel is rivaled only by our commitment to those we serve
http://www.gadventures.com/about-us/gadventures/

Image
User avatar
jimshu
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3400
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: New Zealand

Re: Sense appeal.

Postby jimshu » Sun Oct 10, 2010 12:09 am

Gee, didn't upload.Guess I'll have to resize it.Back later.OK it's there, just click on it to bring it up full size.Thanks.
Attachments
girls.jpg
girls.jpg (108.77 KiB) Viewed 492 times
LEAD WITH SERVICE
Our passion for travel is rivaled only by our commitment to those we serve
http://www.gadventures.com/about-us/gadventures/

Image
User avatar
jimshu
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3400
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: New Zealand

Re: Sense appeal.

Postby ExplorerWannaBe » Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:22 pm

Nice photo. I like the vibrancy of the color and how the flowers frame the girls.

I didn't even see this contest. I have so many pictures from last summer that I meant to submit to various contests this year but never got around to picking out "the best". I did however have a couple made into "skins" for my cell phone: one was a shot of a couple elephants on Ngorongoro Crater with a nice cloudy backdrop, the other was a night shot of the Acropolis that I use for my desktop on my work computer.
Not all those who wander are lost. -- J.R.R. Tolkien
Travelog: http://gadget-travels.net/travelog
Travel photos: http://gadget-travels.net/photos
Image
User avatar
ExplorerWannaBe
User Rank: Road Warrior
User Rank: Road Warrior
 
Posts: 1208
Joined: Sun May 13, 2007 4:13 pm
Location: Colorado, USA

Re: Sense appeal.

Postby jimshu » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:32 pm

Well I kinda like it.May not be the one that wins contests but I see a lot more in it than just the colour and composition than others may, perhaps.
I'd like to see a few of yours shots also as we all have particular photos we like , so let's get a few up here.
LEAD WITH SERVICE
Our passion for travel is rivaled only by our commitment to those we serve
http://www.gadventures.com/about-us/gadventures/

Image
User avatar
jimshu
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 3400
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:32 pm
Location: New Zealand


Return to Travel Tales, Photography & Blogs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest