Photo Roulette Round #100: Celebrate

We were excited to be chosen by Jetwayz as the winner for Round #99 of Photo Roulette! The theme was “Spiritual Beauty” and the photo we submitted was taken at Prasat Bayon temple in the Angkor Archaelogical Park. It is one of my favorite photos and memories from the time we spent at Angkor.

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Travel Photo Roulette Round #100: CELEBRATE

As winners of the last round, its our duty to be hosting the 100th Round of Travel Photo Roulette and choosing the next theme! Jeremy from Living the Dream RTW started this back in 2010 and its pretty awesome that its made it to the 100th round. In celebration, we think it is only appropriate to choose the theme “Celebrate” for the next round.

Let’s see some celebratory moments you have captured – whether its families during a holiday, friends at a festival or event, a birthday party, a wedding, or even that moment when you finally ticked that one item off your bucket list (hiking a volcano, riding in a hot air balloon, getting your first passport stamp, etc.). These are all causes for celebration – but how did you best capture them in a photo? We can’t wait to see!

Example of Celebrate: Celebrating Munich’s “City Foundation Festival” – the birthday of the City.

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***AND THE WINNER IS***

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There were so many great photos to choose from, depicting many moments of Celebration from around the world. It made it really difficult to pick just one! However, this shot of the little boy celebrating the Thai New Year just stood out to us – you can just see the happiness and joy in his smile and how much fun he is having. Amazing capture!

Thanks to everyone that participated and looking forward to the next round!

Entries:

#1 Tash at Jouljet

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“Taken as the clock strikes midnight, and the fireworks begin to ring in the New Year over the Opera House and the Habour in Sydney. There is nothing quite like this impressive display to start a new year, and it’s incredible to be there for it. A cracker! Ha ha, and you can see every phone and camera held in the air, trying to capture the moment, too!”

#2 Jeremy at Living the Dream RTW

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“My entry is the biggest celebration we’ve ever attended – Oktoberfest in Munich! We loved the ambiance at this event, even though the crowds of hundreds of thousands of visitors is normally too much for us. Nothing like enjoying a giant pretzel, a large beer, and singing with a few (thousand) of your newest friends.”

#3 Lance at TravelAddicts

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“No better reason to celebrate than a wedding! At the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Texas, a wedding was a cause break out the finest dress and be merry!”

#4 Nick at GB Explorers

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“Here is my entry for round 100…After completing the epic Devizes to Westminster Canoe & Kayak Marathon I caught this team celebrating the accomplishment.”

#5 Suzanne at Boomeresque

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“In the United States, the Fourth of July is a very big deal. It’s the day we celebrate our declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Along with picnics/barbecues with family and friends, fireworks are almost inevitably part of the celebration everywhere—big elaborate displays in major cities and smaller, but no less exuberant, displays in towns and hamlets. This photo of some fireworks exploding over Atlantic City, New Jersey, was taken from our deck on the next barrier island north of there, in Brigantine, New Jersey.”

#6 Josie at House Sitting Travel

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“On New Year’s Eve in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Conrad and I spent a fun evening wandering the waterfront and happened upon this laser light show, searchlights, and fireworks, all rolled into one photo. I love how the lasers make the building facade look like a veritable cartoon.”

#7 Jess at Ice Cream and Permafrost

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“Here’s some folks having a good time at my favorite celebration: Mardi Gras in New Orleans.”

#8 Street Food World Tour

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“In my opinion, the best celebration in the whole world is the Songkran festival on the Thai new year. It’s such a beautiful and fun event. People of all ages come out for a friendly water fight in the middle of the streets. My favorite moment from Songkran was one little boy who took special interest in us and whenever we would squirt him he would burst into laughter.”

How To Enter Photo Roulette Round #100

Leave a comment below with a link to your photo (WP, Flickr, Trover, etc) and tell me about the celebratory moment you captured and/or why you chose that photo. Submissions must be in by April 24.

Travel Photo Roulette Rules & Guidelines

  • One submission per blog, so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry.
  • Post processing is permitted in this round.
  • 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!
  • Please try and keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized.
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme: 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 okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’
  • Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque,” or “Overlooking Creation.” Use something that is able to be interpreted by all.
  • After 1 year, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • 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 photographs must be your own.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!

Continue checking back throughout the week as I will keep this post updated with the entries.

Feel free to share this post on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Trover and StumbleUpon so more people can join the contest – make sure to use the hashtag #PhotoRoulette

Here’s the list of the previous 99 Rounds of the Travel Photo Roulette contest. Be sure to check out these other amazing photographers/bloggers and photos!

  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
  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
  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 Globe-Trekking.com Reflection
  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 Blue
  36. Feb 2012 Ten times One Depth of the Field
  37. Not hosted anymore
  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 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
  77. Apr 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
  78. Apr 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
  79. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
  80. May 2014 Backpack Me Mouthwatering
  81. Jun 2014 20 Years Hence The Face of A Nation
  82. Jul 2014 Two for the Road Into the Wild
  83. Jul 2014 TurtlesTravel Summer!
  84. Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia Candid
  85. Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth Hiking
  86. Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out Transport
  87. Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet Wild World
  88. Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth The 4 Element
  89. Oct 2014 Travel Addicts Heritage
  90. Oct 2014 Living the Dream Your Grand Adventure
  91. Oct 2014 Getting Stamped Inspire
  92. Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ Viewpoint
  93. Jan 2015 Adventures of a GoodMan WOW!
  94. Jan 2015  ZigZag On Earth Roads and Tracks
  95. Feb 2015 Where’s The Gos? Street Art
  96. Mar 2015 Ice Cream and Perma Frost Frozen
  97. Mar 2015 Journey Jottings Detail
  98.  April 2015 House Sitting Travel  What’s your Angle?
  99. April 2015 JetWayz Spiritual Beauty
  100. April 2015 The Trading Travelers Celebrate

 

 

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  1. The bottom photo from this post – http://jouljet.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/sydney-new-years-eve-spectacular.html
    Taken as the clock strikes midnight, and the fireworks begin to ring in the New Year over the Opera House and the Habour in Sydney. There is nothing quite like this impressive display to start a new year, and it’s incredible to be there for it. A cracker!
    Ha ha, and you can see every phone and camera held in the air, trying to capture the moment, too!

  2. Fabulous congratulations!!!!

  3. Awesome, congrats on winning and hosting round #100. Crazy it got this far!

    http://www.livingthedreamrtw.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Munich-2C-2BGermany-2B10454323783-2B-600×402-.jpg

    My entry is the biggest celebration we’ve ever attended – Oktoberfest in Munich! We loved the ambiance at this event, even though the crowds of hundreds of thousands of visitors is normally too much for us. Nothing like enjoying a giant pretzel, a large beer, and singing with a few (thousand) of your newest friends.

  4. No better reason to celebrate than a wedding! At the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Texas, a wedding was a cause break out the finest dress and be merry!
    http://traveladdictsnet.c.presscdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Scarborough-Renaissance-Festival-ladies.jpg

  5. Congrats on the win!

    Here is my entry for round 100…After completing the epic Devizes to Westminster Canoe & Kayak Marathon I caught this team celebrating the accomplishment:

    http://www.gbexplorers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/devizes-to-westminster-.jpg

  6. Suzanne Fluhr April 21, 2015 at 5:15 pm · · Reply

    In the United States, the Fourth of July is a very big deal. It’s the day we celebrate our declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776. Along with picnics/barbecues with family and friends, fireworks are almost inevitably part of the celebration everywhere—big elaborate displays in major cities and smaller, but no less exuberant, displays in towns and hamlets. This photo of some fireworks exploding over Atlantic City, New Jersey, was taken from our deck on the next barrier island north of there, in Brigantine, New Jersey. http://www.boomeresque.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_0329B.jpg

  7. Hi Brittany and Charlie,
    Congratulations on your win! Nice pic.

    On New Year’s Eve in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, Conrad and I spent a fun evening wandering the waterfront and happened upon this laser light show, searchlights, and fireworks, all rolled into one photo. I love how the lasers make the building facade look like a veritable cartoon.

    http://www.housesittingtravel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Website1.jpg

    Thanks,
    Josie

  8. Woohoo, 100!

    Here’s some folks having a good time at my favorite celebration: Mardi Gras in New Orleans.

    http://icecreamandpermafrost.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/crowd-new-orleans.jpg

  9. My entry: http://www.streetfoodworldtour.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Songkran-2.jpg

    In my opinion, the best celebration in the whole world is the Songkran festival on the Thai new year. It’s such a beautiful and fun event. People of all ages come out for a friendly water fight in the middle of the streets. My favorite moment from Songkran was one little boy who took special interest in us and whenever we would squirt him he would burst into laughter.

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