Travel Photo Roulette Round 20: Clothes

Welcome to Travel Photo Roulette 20: Clothes

Click here to find out the winner of this round!

The last round of Travel Photo Roulette was hosted by Jeremy at Living the Dream with the theme of “Paradise”. Jeremy is the guy that had the great idea about this contest and started it rolling on November 2010. Superb idea, Jeremy!

Not only did Jeremy start the series, but his picture also won round 18 and he conducted round 19, Paradise, which we won. It was such a pleasure to be picked as the winner by the founder of this game! Here is the winning picture, taken in a place that is very special in our hearts, the spot on earth we love the most. Our paradise. Just in case you are curious, it’s Ryan in the picture, enjoying the reflection on the calm water.

Milford Sound - New Zealand

Milford Sound, New Zealand. A place on earth where its beauty makes me cry.

This Week’s Theme: Clothes

Very simple. We want this to be a showcase of people’s outfits, traditional clothes, pop-culture costumes, uniforms, attire, or even disguises, from around the world. Anything that makes people say “look at what they are wearing,” or highlighting the diversity of garments. We prefer photos that represent peoples’ real lives and culture rather than staged photo opportunities.

Travel photo roulette round 20: Clothes

A fortune teller in Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakesh, Morocco.

Contest Rules

The rules are simple. The hosting blogger is the chosen winner of the previous week’s (7 days) game. The new host chooses a generic keyword or phrase that other travelers submit photos to during the course of the week. Phrases can be as generic as “signs” all the way to abstract thoughts like “religion” and everything in between. At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favorite photo that fits the chosen phrase and moves it to the top of the post as the winning entry with direction to the new host’s site for the next round.

Readers can attempt to sway the author into picking a certain photo via comments, but the author can ignore comments as they see fit. The game is repeated with the winner hosting the following week’s game and choosing a phrase for new photo submissions.

The more the merrier: Let’s get more people joining the contest by sharing this article on Facebook, Twitter, and StumbleUpon (share buttons above and below).

Extra Criteria to Keep in Mind When Submitting a Photo:

  • One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
  • There has been much debate in the previous rounds as to “photoshopping.” As each round host can choose the level of edits they will allow, I will say that I want all submissions to look natural, and interpret that as you see fit.
  • Abstract submissions welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is ok to say focused things such as “monuments at night” in which most of us have pictures of.
  • Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque”, but “Overlooking Creation” is able to be interpreted by all.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • After a sufficient period of time, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it.
  • Most importantly, ALL PHOTOS MUST BE YOUR OWN.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for bloggers, we need you to be a blogger to be declared a winner. Sorry!

To Submit An Image

To enter in the Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with a link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa or your own site) and I’ll upload it to this post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening.

Check back here through the week to see all the entries as they come in, feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days from now, with the submission date being June 21st-28th, 2011. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday, June 29th, and he or she will host round 21.

A little note: Medium size pictures is preferred (around 600 px). Large pictures might slow down downloading time for everybody.

Past Photo Roulette Winners and Hosts

The following is a list of the previously played rounds of the game and the hosting blogger for each. This list also doubles as a winner’s table as each topic host won the preceding round! Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some stunning photographs from the chosen term/phrase!

  1. Nov 4-10, 2010 Living the Dream – “Animals”
  2. Nov 17-24, 2010 Skinny Backpacker – “Road Signs”
  3. Nov 29-Dec 6, 2010 Dream a Little Dream – “Street Art”
  4. Dec 8-15, 2010 Flashpacker HQ - “Festival”
  5. Dec 17-24, 2010 Over Yonderlust – “Landmarks”
  6. Dec 26-Jan 2, 2011 Don’t Ever Look Back – “Beaches”
  7. Jan 5-12, 2011 ThePlanetD – “Portraits”
  8. Jan 15-22, 2011 Travel with a Mate – “Motion”
  9. Jan 26-Feb 3, 2011 Johnny Vagabond – “Water”
  10. Feb 8-15, 2011 Ken Kaminesky – “Urban”
  11. Feb 21-27, 2011 Travels of Adam – “Friday Night”
  12. Mar 7-13, 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles – “The Journey”
  13. Mar 19-25, 2011 Brendan’s Adventures – “Changing Seasons”
  14. Apr 4-10, 2011 Shutterfeet – “Storytelling”
  15. Apr 13-21, 2011 10timesOne – “Piousness”
  16. Apr 26-May 4, 2011 Beached Eskimo- “Learning”
  17. May 21-27, 2011 Travel Junkies – “Architecture”
  18. Jun 1-7, 2011 Destination World – “Transportation”
  19. Jun 8-15, 2011 Living the Dream – “Paradise”

The more the merrier: Let’s get more people joining the contest by sharing this article on Facebook, Twitter, and StumbleUpon (share buttons above and below).

And… here are the entries for this round:

#1 Jessica from Misc Jessica

Isla Mujeres, Mexico.”

Isla Mujeres (copyright by MiscJessica.com)

#2 Brendan van Son from Brendan’s Adventures

“As much as I was tempted to send in a picture of myself dressing in drag from two halloweens ago, I’e decided to send you this photo of Parangole preforming at Carnival in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. My press pass served me well to get some great shots of the event.”

Parangole preforming at Carnival in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. (Copyright Brendan van Son)


#3 Marcello from Wandering Trader

“The pic was taken during Caribana in Toronto which is the largest Caribbean festival outside of the Caribbean itself.”

Caribana in Toronto (Copyright Wandering Trader)


#4 Christy from Ordinary Traveler

“A Sadhu in Nepal”

A Shadu in Nepal (Copyright OrdinaryTraveler.com)

#5 Claire from Two 4 Travel

“Shepherd and his Camel on the drive down to the Dead Sea”

Shepherd and his Camel on the drive down to the Dead Sea (Copyright two4travel.net)

#6 Cam from Traveling Canucks

“Parade in Jaipur, India”

Parade in Jaipur, India (Copyright TravelingCanucks.com)

#7 Adam from Travels of Adam

“Seeing as how yesterday was the first day of summer, this is an image of me and my friends enjoying a picnic in Boston one summer evening. It’s a little more specific than the topic “clothing” but I’ve always thought shoes say a lot about the person wearing them. So many snap judgments can be made about a person because of the shoes (or lack of shoes) they’re wearing.”

Shoes at a picnic in Boston (Copyright by TravelsOfAdam.com)

#8 Adam from Sit Down Disco

“Balinese Dancer – As a Bali tragic, my photo of traditional costume has to be from this small island in beautiful Indonesia. When performing traditional dances, local people will usually don clothing suited to the particular occasion – generally this is called pakaian adat (traditional clothing!)”

Balinese Dancer (Copyright by SitDownDisco.com)

#9 Jaime from Breakaway Backpacker

“This is a shot of indigenous people in Santa Cruz la Laguna (Lake Atitilan) reenacting Mayan rituals. The dance lasted for ever. I absolutely love the texture and color of all the outfits.”

Indigenous people in Santa Cruz la Laguna (Lake Atitilan) reenacting Mayan rituals (Copyright by BreakawayBackpacker.com)

#10 Jill from Jack and Jill Travel

This is another one from Bali – from the production of Rama and Sinta. His costume and demeanor on stage was so freaky the audience fell silent as soon as he walked out of the door.

Rama and Sinta (Copyright JackAndJillTravel.com)

 

#11 Audrey from That Backpacker

I snapped this one in a remote Bolivian village. This is the typical ‘cholita’ outfit. I love their straw hats and velvet skirts!

Typical ‘cholita’ outfit from a remote Bolivian village (Copyright ThatBackpacker.com)

#12 Slice from I Backpacker Travel

This is from the “Sensation White” party at Melbourne Etihad Stadium on New Years Eve 08/09 – everybody dressed in white clothes and having a party!

‘Sensation White’ party at Melbourne Etihad Stadium on New Years Eve 08/09 (Copyright ibackpackertravel.com)

#13 Leigh from Hike Bike Travel

I met these kids after they finished dancing. They are just a few of the orphans from the Luwero District in Uganda. They’re dancing in thanks for land bought by a class of students attending a school run by the KiBO Foundation.”

Orphans from the Luwero District in Uganda (Copyright hikebiketravel.com)

#14 Angus from Vagamos

“This shot was taken in Venice while people watching. Most gondoliers wear stripes as part of their uniform. We were lucky enough to capture this lone gondolier in one of the back canals of Venice.”

Lone Gondolier in Venice (Copyright by vagamos.com)

#15 Nisha from Lemonics

“Indian Goddess donning a saree. I met her in a temple in Dharasuram in south India. ;)

Indian Goddess donning a saree (Copyright Lemonics.com)

#16 Jeremy from Living the Dream

“Diving gear is my favorite kind of clothes. Taken off Koh Tao, Thailand.”

Diving gear is my favorite kind of clothes. Taken off Koh Tao, Thailand. (Copyright livingthedreamrtw.com)

#17 Andrew from The Unframed World

On the day of shooting this photo, at one minute before midnight seven floats raced around Hakata in Fukuoka City carried by dozens of these nearly half-naked Japanese men. This is all part of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. It’s sure an experience I won’t soon forget either.”

Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival (copyright unframedworld.com)

#18 Mike from 1000 Fights

“Zulu King Goodwill’s Press secretary. Now that is some clothes!”

Zulu King Goodwill's Press secretary (Copyright 1000Fights.com)

#19 Manyu from Shutterfeet

“This photo is from the traditional Samoan dance called the Fiafia from the island nation of Samoa. I had the opportunity to see these guys perform the dance live on my recent trip there. It is definitely an intense dance form made even more interesting in their dress.”

Samoan dance Fiafia (Copyright Shutterfeet.com)

#20 Iain Mallory from Mallory on Travel

“An unexpected bit of carnival colour in a wet night in Lakeland Kendal, England”

An unexpected bit of carnival colour in a wet night in Lakeland Kendal, England (copyright malloryontravel.com)

#21 Claire from Beached Eskimo

“I visited Patagonia a couple of winters ago, and spent a bit of time horseriding. In San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, I went horseriding above the snowline. As we stopped for some morning tea and mate, I snapped this picture of one of the guides, a boy dressed in typical gaucho gear.”

Patagonia: a boy dressed in typical gaucho gear (copyright beachedeskimo.com)

#22 Stephen from Bohemian Traveler

This is an Akha woman in the north of Laos.”

 

This is an Akha woman in the north of Laos (copyright Bohemian Traveler.com)

 

 

 

#23 Matt from Matt Koenig Photography

When I was in Yogyakarta we took a tour of a facility where they made batik clothing. I photographed this woman waxing the intricate design on the fabric.”

Check out the awesome picture here. (Matt, sorry I can’t grab the picture from flickr)

Note: Each photo is under copyright by the submitter.

The game is now over,

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39 Responses to “Travel Photo Roulette Round 20: Clothes”

  1. MiscJessica
    21 June 2011 at 2:52 pm #

    Sorry I got a little click happy. The photo is from Isla Mujeres, Mexico.

    • Dina
      21 June 2011 at 3:56 pm #

      Wow, you are very quick! I wonder how it feels to have body paint instead of clothes…

  2. Brendan van Son
    21 June 2011 at 3:44 pm #

    As much as I was tempted to send in a picture of myself dressing in drag from two halloweens ago, I’ve decided to send you this photo of Parangole preforming at Carnival in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil. My press pass served me well to get some great shots of the event.

    http://www.brendansadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/5512413549_fd892d3dde_b.jpg

    • Dina
      21 June 2011 at 4:00 pm #

      Haha, now I’m curious about the halloweens ones!

      The guy in the pic looks flustered, I bet his audience in the front row were too :)

  3. Wandering Trader
    21 June 2011 at 3:54 pm #

    Here is my submission for travel contest. The pic was taken during Caribana in Toronto which is the largest Caribbean festival outside of the Caribbean itself.

    http://www.wanderingtrader.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/IMG_1361.jpg
    Wandering Trader´s last post…THE SMILING LEOPARD SEAL-ANTARCTICA

    • Dina
      21 June 2011 at 4:31 pm #

      Whoah, such a great head piece! Too bad it won’t fit my backpack :D

  4. Claire
    21 June 2011 at 4:18 pm #

    Shepherd and his Camel on the drive down to the Dead Sea
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/two4travel/5489976561/in/photostream

    • Dina
      21 June 2011 at 5:01 pm #

      I was going to say that animal’s outfit is welcome too :) Looks like the camel is so proud of its attire. (Of course I notice the shepherd too!)

  5. Christy @ Ordinary Traveler
    21 June 2011 at 4:46 pm #

    The one I originally had in mind for this has not gone live on our site yet, so I didn’t want to spoil an upcoming post. The one I’m submitting is of a Sadhu in Nepal http://www.flickr.com/photos/40475392@N05/5858036208/in/photostream
    Christy @ Ordinary Traveler´s last post…Video- Time is Running Out

    • Dina
      21 June 2011 at 4:57 pm #

      I saw that photo the other day in your blog and loving it :)

  6. Leslie (Downtown Traveler)
    21 June 2011 at 6:44 pm #

    #4 has my vote. What an amazing photo!

  7. Cam
    22 June 2011 at 1:08 am #

    Here is our submission: Parade in Jaipur, India
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwears/5858722773/in/photostream
    Cam´s last post…The Temples of Kathmandu Video Slideshow

  8. Adam
    22 June 2011 at 8:18 am #

    Seeing as how yesterday was the first day of summer, this is an image of me and my friends enjoying a picnic in Boston one summer evening. It’s a little more specific than the topic “clothing” but I’ve always thought shoes say a lot about the person wearing them. So many snap judgments can be made about a person because of the shoes (or lack of shoes) they’re wearing.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/agroffman/3867983073/
    Adam´s last post…Going on a Eurotrip!

  9. Adam @ SitDownDisco
    22 June 2011 at 9:22 am #

    As a Bali tragic, my photo of traditional costume has to be from this small island in beautiful Indonesia. When performing traditional dances, local people will usually don clothing suited to the particular occasion — generally this is called pakaian adat (traditional clothing!)

    Balinese Dancer
    http://www.sitdowndisco.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/balinese-dancer.jpg

  10. Jaime
    22 June 2011 at 12:38 pm #

    Oh yeah I got a good picture for this…

    http://breakawaybackpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/P1010742-1.jpg

    This is a shot of indigenous people in Santa Cruz la Laguna (Lake Atitilan) reenacting Mayan rituals. The dance lasted for ever. I absolutely love the texture and color of all the outfits.

  11. jill- Jack and Jill Travel The World
    22 June 2011 at 1:34 pm #

    This is another one from Bali – from the production of Rama and Sinta. His costume and demeanor on stage was so freaky the audience fell silent as soon as he walked out of the door.

    https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Ak55uCYiiqU/TgImZL7oE6I/AAAAAAAAFbs/BcIn77ewC7E/s720/DSC_0055.JPG
    jill- Jack and Jill Travel The World´s last post…Easily Amused in Galapagos

  12. Jaime
    22 June 2011 at 6:56 pm #

    I thought I submitted a photo but I dont see it in the comments. I am resubmitting it right now in case it didnt go through and if it did just delete it.

    http://breakawaybackpacker.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/P1010742-1.jpg

    This is a shot of indigenous people in Santa Cruz la Laguna (Lake Atitilan) reenacting Mayan rituals. The dance lasted for ever. I absolutely love the texture and color of all the outfits.

  13. Audrey
    22 June 2011 at 7:51 pm #

    I snapped this one in a remote Bolivian village. This is the typical ‘cholita’ outfit. I love their straw hats and velvet skirts!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/thatbackpacker/5861833478/in/photostream
    Audrey´s last post…London Is Flirting With Me

  14. Jeremy
    22 June 2011 at 11:09 pm #

    Wow, great topic and great shots this week!!! I don’t do people shots very often, so I know my photo wont be as good.. but I will rummage something up. Way to go to snag round 20!
    Jeremy´s last post…Easy Canvas Print Review – Travel Photo Contest Bonus Edition

    • Dina
      23 June 2011 at 12:41 pm #

      Thanks! It’s not easy to find a theme since many great ones had been picked already. I know what you mean by not having many photo of people. When the theme “portrait” was picked, I felt the same. Looking forward to seeing what you can find! :)

  15. Slice
    23 June 2011 at 10:37 am #

    This is from the ‘Sensation White’ party at Melbourne Etihad Stadium on New Years Eve 08/09 – everybody dressed in white clothes and having a party!

    https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2MjvoNKpcAc/TgNOY0iBz5I/AAAAAAAAA5E/xFOtpK_ABbk/s640/sensation-white.jpg

  16. Leigh
    23 June 2011 at 11:31 am #

    I met these kids after they finished dancing. They are just a few of the orphans from the Luwero District in Uganda. They’re dancing in thanks for land bought by a class of students attending a school run by the KiBO Foundation.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/40034927@N08/5863160393/in/photostream
    Leigh´s last post…Travel Photo Thursday- Birkenhead Lake- British Columbia

  17. Angus
    24 June 2011 at 10:52 am #

    This shot was taken in Venice while people watching. Most gondoliers wear stripes as part of their uniform. We were lucky enough to capture this lone gondolier in one of the back canals of Venice.

    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/265069_219788654720405_163146540384617_691633_6238330_n.jpg

  18. Nisha
    25 June 2011 at 4:57 am #

    Here is my entry. Indian Goddess donning a saree. I met her in a temple in Dharasuram in south India. ;)
    http://www.lemonicks.com/photos/Dharasuram/P1010225.2.jpg
    Nisha´s last post…Looking up through the glass

  19. Jeremy
    25 June 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Diving gear is my favorite kind of clothes. Taken off Koh Tao, Thailand.

    http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/76527_630174433440_21902759_36739276_7694955_n.jpg
    Jeremy´s last post…Easy Canvas Print Review – Travel Photo Contest Bonus Edition

  20. Andrew - The Unframed World
    27 June 2011 at 9:10 am #

    http://www.unframedworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/HakataGion1.jpg
    On the day of shooting this photo, at one minute before midnight seven floats raced around Hakata in Fukuoka City carried by dozens of these nearly half-naked Japanese men. This is all part of the Hakata Gion Yamakasa Festival. It’s sure an experience I won’t soon forget either.
    Andrew – The Unframed World´s last post…Photo POWER UP! Secrets to Overpowering Symmetry

  21. Mike
    28 June 2011 at 3:56 pm #

    Zulu King Goodwill’s Press secretary. Now that is some clothes!

    http://1000fights.com/wp-content/uploads/Zulu-Kings-press-secretary-Copy.jpg

  22. Jason @Travel Junkies
    28 June 2011 at 4:28 pm #

    I really like #17. Good composition and it really holds your interest seeing a Japanese guy with his underwear shoved up his crack! :)

  23. Manyu
    28 June 2011 at 8:05 pm #

    Wow. So many great entries. Great theme guys and amazing photographs.

    Here’s my submission:
    This photo is from the traditional Samoan dance called the Fiafia from the island nation of Samoa. I had the opportunity to see these guys perform the dance live on my recent trip there. It is definitely an intense dance form made even more interesting in their dress.

    http://shutterfeet.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/boy-dancing.jpg
    Manyu´s last post…Painting with light at the campsite: Photo Friday

  24. Iain Mallory
    28 June 2011 at 8:57 pm #

    Hi

    an unexpected bit of carnival colour in a wet night in Lakeland Kendal, England can be found in a more expected place Flickr ;)

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/55404242@N08/5883054120/in/photostream

  25. Claire
    28 June 2011 at 11:44 pm #

    This one was very tough for me! But I found one to submit.

    I visited Patagonia a couple of winters ago, and spent a bit of time horseriding. In San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina, I went horseriding above the snowline. As we stopped for some morning tea and mate, I snapped this picture of one of the guides, a boy dressed in typical gaucho gear.

    http://beachedeskimo.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/1-July-02-2009.jpg

    • Dina
      29 June 2011 at 1:46 pm #

      I love the picture, I thought the boy’s legs were of alpaca/llama :) Lovely composition with the horses and the snow.

  26. Stephen
    29 June 2011 at 12:35 am #

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/52442953@N05/5811540058/in/set-72157626789165621

    This is an Akha woman in the north of Laos.

  27. Matt
    29 June 2011 at 1:09 am #

    When I was in Yogyakarta we took a tour of a facility where they made batik clothing. I photographed this woman waxing the intricate design on the fabric.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/houseofkoenig/2656285819/in/set-72157608370200949

    • Dina
      29 June 2011 at 1:26 pm #

      Hi Matt, nice batik making picture from my home country :) Unfortunately I can’t get the picture link from the flickr. Is it locked?

  28. Dina
    29 June 2011 at 1:30 pm #

    Thank you so so much, guys, for joining up the contest! Great outfits, vibrant colors… Now we have the tough job to choose only one…

  29. Andrew - The Unframed World
    3 July 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    Photo Roulette Round 21 is now out! Enter if you dare! I’m still waiting for a first submission it’s so tough. Click my name on this comment for link.

  30. Katherine
    3 August 2011 at 11:00 pm #

    WOW I LOVED THE PICTURE LOOKED GUD

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