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Travel Photo Roulette Round #61: Colorful

EEEEeeeee I won Photo Roulete AGAIN!!! This is one of the few chain events that I love around the travel blogging community. I just think it’s such a unique way for us to dig into our photo collection and share a photo of whatever the category may be. Travel Photo Roulette was started in November 2010 by Jeremy from LivingTheDream as a way for travel bloggers to showcase their best photography. For each round a new theme is chosen, and independent travel bloggers are asked to submit their photos. Then a winner is chosen to host (and judge!) the following round.

Before I continue… somewhere along the way we missed putting in a round of Travel Roulette and all were off by one. So I know the last one was #59, but should have really been #60. So I just replaced the one missing and will skip #60 and make this #61!!! I hope that makes sense if not just look at my list and the previous list the one missing was #51 the one I won. So I’ll carry on…

The first round I won was (#51) “FRIENDSHIP” hosted by Life’s Little Victories. My photo of 4 children in Elephantine Island goofing around was chosen as the winner.

Revolution of Cairo, Egypt.

Of my two year trip around the world this is hands down my favorite photo. It was taken during the one year annivesary of the Egyptian Revolution. One man standing during prayer. I wish I could get this photo published. It just leaves me in awe.

The second round I won was (#59) “REVOLUTION” hosted by Boomeresque. My photo of the one man standing in Tahrir Sq. while everyone is praying was the winner and well now it’s my turn to host again. I wasn’t sure what to pick as the theme… didn’t know if I should be silly and pick a naughty theme or keep it serious. Well I am keeping it serious and I am happy to announce the theme for Round #60 of Travel Photo Roulette:

COLORFUL

I was going to pick a single color… my favorite color, but instead just wanna see anything COLORFUL. I wanna see bright colors… or just one bright color. Anything COLORFUL of ANYTHING… it can be the ocean, the sky, the sun, ruins, clothes, buildings… anything that you think is COLORFUL.

Some examples:

Color hieroglyphics in Egypt.

The colors inside the one temple in Egypt you must visit when you visit Egypt are thousands of years old but COLORFUL.

Minority People of Vietnam

The clothes the Minority People of Vietnam wear are COLORFUL!

Lime Green Mosque.

One of my favorite mosques ever is colorful.

Holi, India

Celbrating Holi in Mathura, India was COLORFUL!!!

The Contest will run from July 18th to July 25th, 2013.

For those new to the process, Travel Photo Roulette is a rotating event open to bloggers and photographers and people generally interested in good work. See the rules below

Contest Overview

The contest rotates through travel and/or photography blogs as such, the winner of the previous round of Travel Photo Roulette hosts the subsequent round on their own blog. The new host then chooses the next theme, a generic keyword or phrase and players submit their interpretations of the theme over course of the week of the contest.

At the end of the week, the hosting blogger chooses their favorite photo from the submissions and displays it as the week’s winning entry. They then include direction to the new host for the next round. Readers can attempt to lobby the author toward a certain photo via comments – the author can accept or ignore any lobby 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.

Guidelines

  • One submission per Blog (so sites that have 2+ authors only get one entry).
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (ie. photoshopping) is not.
  • 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 (around 600px).
  • 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 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!

How to submit your photos

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 we will 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 throughout the week to see all the entries as they come in and feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days from today, with the submission date being July 18th to July 25th, 2013. (Thursday thru Thursday). The winner will be announced in a few days after the deadline, and they will host round #62.

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 – 10 Times One – “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”
20. Jun 21-28, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Clothes”
21. Jul 4-11, 2011 – The Unframed World – “Symmetry”
22. Jul 16-25, 2011 – Beached Eskimo – “Home”
23. Jul 31 – Aug 7, 2011 – BackPackerBanter – “Inspiration”
24. Aug 14 – 21, 2011 – WanderingTrader – “Darkness”
25. Aug 28 – Sep 4, 2011 – Finding the Universe – “Tranquillity”
26. Sep 12 – 19, 2011 – Fearful Adventurer – “Food”
27. Sep 23 – 30, 2011 – Adventures of a GoodMan – “City”
28. Oct 06 – 13, 2011 – Globe-Trekking.com – “Reflections”
29. Oct 17 – 24, 2011 – Scene With A Hart – ”Framing”
30. Nov 9 – 16, 2011 – Vagabond Quest – “Silhouettes”
31. Nov 26 – Dec 3, 2011 – Hecktic Travels – “Music”
32. Dec 11 – Dec 18, 2011 – Globetrotter Girls – “Love”
33. Dec 25 – Jan 1, 2012– Man on the lam – “Humor”
34. Jan 8 – Jan 15, 2012 – My Walkabout – “Winter”
35. Jan 15 – Jan 22, 2012 – The Art of Slow Travel – “Blue”
36. Feb 6 – Feb 13, 2012 – Ten times One – “Depth of the Field”
38. March 7 – March 14, 2012 – Nomadbiba – “Sunshine”
39. March 24 – 31, 2012 – Travel With Kat – “Local Character”
40. April 10 – 16, 2012 – The Travel Bunny – “Street Scene”
41. April 23 – April 30, 2012 – Adventure Crow – “Spirit of the Country”
42. May 7 – 14, 2012 – Food Travel Bliss – “Evening”
43. May 17 – May 24, 2012 – Matt Gibson – “Adventure”
44. May 30th – June 6, 2012 – Flashpacker HQ – “Once In A Lifetime”
45. July 23rd – July 30, 2012 – Skinny Backpacker – “Surreal”
46. August 10 – August 17, 2012 – 2away – “Smile”
47. Aug 27 – Sept 2, 2012 – Bridges and Balloons – “Excellent Splendour of the Universe”
48. Sept 8 – Sept 15, 2012 – The GypsyNester – “What the ?!”
49. Oct 22 – Oct 29, 2012 – Runaway Juno – “Sweet”
50. Nov 12 – Nov 19, 2012 – GQ Trippin – “Play”
51. Nov 25 – Dec 2, 2012 –  Life’s Little Victories – “Friendship”
52. Dec 15-22, 2012 – Breakaway Backpacker – “Face”
53. Jan 14-21, 2013 – Fly, Icarus, Fly – “Serendipity
54. Feb 1-8, 2013 – Travel Transmissions – “Lost in Thought”
55. Feb 15-22, 2013 – Wanderlusters – “The Natural World”
56. Mar 17-24, 2013 – Travel Junkies – “Patterns”
57. April 25-May 3rd, 2013 – Living the Dream – “Your First Time”
58. May12-19th, 2013 – Getting Stamped –  “As The Sun Goes Down”
59. June 6-13th, 2013 – The GypsyNester – “Cheesy Tourist Diversions”
60. June 27-July 4, 2013 – Boomeresque – “Revolution”

61 – ME!!!

The more the merrier: Please share this article on Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon and G+ and elsewhere to get more people involved. We look forward to your entries!

Submit your entry by July 25th – or let me know which of the entries below are your favorites:

Images will be posted as they come in.

#1 submitted by Charli @ Wanderlusters!

Iguana -  La Fortuna, Costa Rica

“I’m submitting one of my favorite shots from our time in Costa Rica. We were on our way to the Costa Rica / Nicaragua border and stopped at a little soda for something to eat. Down by the river we spotted some wild iguanas basking in the sun. Such fascinating animals. I love the vivid shades of green across his body and in the background.”

#2 submitted by Nicole @ Suitcase Stories!

Curacao-Island-Caribbean-001

“I chose a photo from Curacao Island in the Caribbean. There are a group of colored buildings on the water front on Curacao which are well photographed. They look amazing against the blue water. This is one of my favorite islands because of all the color you will find throughout downtown – Not to mention some of the most amazing beaches you will find!”

#3 submitted by Sam @ Indefinite Adventure!

quebrada_yesera-001

“This was taken at Quebrada de las Conchas near Cafayate, northwest Argentina. It’s known as La Yesera (the gypsum quarry), and the different colours are different minerals in that make up the rocks. The light red is iron, the dark red, zinc, blue is cobalt and the light green is copper. Add in the greenery of the bushes, the blue sky and the white clouds, and it’s almost an entire rainbow!”

#4 submitted by Jenny @ Jennywise Arcade

 Lares Trek, Peru

“I took this photo while on the Lares Trek in Peru. We visited a Quechua village and school. All the children were dressed in traditional colors representing family and community. Their colors could be seen for miles as they ran down the hills of the Andes towards school.”

#5 submitted by Kle @ Keep Calm & Travel!

Sunset in Indonesia

“This is, by far the most spectacular sunset I’ve ever seen. And the beauty of it is that it was totally unexpected! I was wandering into the Indonesian jungle (more precisely i got completely lost!) It was getting darker and darker but in the end i found my way out of it and entered straight into a painting.
I don’t find any other word to describe what my eyes were witnessing. I was the only person on the beach, The light was so warm and, believe it or not, i didn’t retouch the picture. It was so calm and silent all around, i sat on the beach for an infinite time. At some point i had to do something to make sure i wasn’t really into some kind of Stendhal Syndrome and i throw a rock in the water to create the circles you can see in the picture. It was a magic moment that it will remain with me forever.”

#6 submitted by Anwar @ Beyond my Front Door!

Sunrise @ Mt. Sinai

“I realize I don’t have too many colorful photos. It’s a bit strange in that sense. But I liked this sunrise photo from a recent trip to the Sinai.”

#7 submitted by Dani @ Globetrotter Girls!

Colorful Tucson

“Since we’re returning to colorful Tucson for the 3rd time next month, I am submitting a photo of the beautiful colonial houses that are painted in bright colors in downtown Tucson.”

#8 submitted by Jacomijn @ Jacomijn’s Travel Blog!

Varanasi, India

“When I was wandering of in India I saw this colourfull scene.
This was in de streets of Varanasi. I really loved my visit to India!!!”

#9 submitted by Kathryn @ Boutique Travel Blog!

The Gambia

“Love this theme and there are so many photographs I’d like to enter but here’s one from The Gambia of a lady called Mariama, who I met in the village of Kanuma last April.”

#10 submitted by Jeremy @ Living the Dream!

Sunflowers“You picked a good theme, because our entry was taken just about 4 hours ago! We always wanted to track down the sunflower fields in Tuscany, but it all happened by chance on our first drive out of Florence.”

#11 submitted by Suzanne @ Boomeresque!

Ceiling-Fresco-Canadiam-Museum-of-Civilization-pic-e1374367963221“The photo I’m submitting is a fresco on the ceiling in a stairwell in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It is right across a bridge from the Canadian capital, Ottawa, and one can walk there from Parliament Hill — if one enjoys walking. The day I visited was a rainy, gloomy day which made this a welcome sight. However, it’s a little disconcerting having it above a stairwell. My friend had to catch me as I almost lost my balance staring up at the ceiling instead of watching where I was going on the steps.”

#12 submitted by James @ Fly Icarus Fly!

Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania

“The single most visually stunning day I’ve spent in my life was in the Ngorongoro Crater, a pan-flat caldera ringed by mountains and filled with cheetahs, lions, zebra. There’s a lake in the rainy season. It was so indescribably beautiful, I remember thinking to myself that it’d almost be worth being a prey animal, just for the sheer pleasure of waking up to life in the Crater, however short.”

 #13 submitted by Craig @ Flashpacking Around the World!

Kerala, India

 

“India is one of the most colourful countries we have travelled to, but seeing the traditional kathakali performance in Kerala has you reaching to turn down the colour dial. The colour and performance are mesmerising. You also get to see the pre-performance make up preparation which is a treat in itself. The performance relies on the visual expressions of the actors and this chap had a most engaging stare, I didn’t want to use flash or else the natural colours would be bleached out so I set the ISO to high and tried to hold the camera steady without a tripod. I love this guy.” 

#14 submitted by Geoff @ Itinerant Londoner!

Guatemala

“Anyone who has travelled in Central America will have fallen in love with the stunningly intense colours of the traditional weaving that you can see in markets across the region. This picture is of a rug I saw in the lakeside village of Santiago Atitlan, on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Now I’m back home, every day I’m faced with a typically grey London day, all I need to do is look at the gorgeous colours from this shot and it takes me right back to my favourite part of the world.”

#15 submitted by Chris @ Amateur Traveler!

Spices of Egypt“I loved the colors in these spices from a visit to a Nubian village outside Aswan in Egypt”

#16 submitted by Andrew @ Ctrl Alt Travel!

 tableau of beers from Rotterdam

“Here is a colorful tableau of beers from Rotterdam. Yes, it is nearly always the same basic idea, but beer is one of the most varied foods I have encountered as we travel. This is a group of 5 beers from the same brewery, but each with its own color and flavor. The black one is a coffee beer, by the way and it was tasty.”

#17 submitted by Ali @ AliAdventures!

Holland Tulips

“My entry is a picture of tulips from Holland. I loved how many different colors there were, and this picture shows several of them. I especially like this picture because the one flower that’s really in focus is the only deep purple one while all the out of focus flowers are brighter shades of pinks, purples, reds and oranges.”

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#18 submitted by Adam @ Travels of Adam!

India“Photos of a guy selling bangles at the Devaraja Market in Mysore, India. My friend actually ended up buying some and I managed to get a keychain out of the inevitable bartering.”

 #19 submitted by Elizabeth @ Social Work World Blog!

Santa Fe, New Mexico“Santa Fe’s colorful Folk Art Market takes place each July and hosts artisans from third world countries around the world.”

#20 submitted by Shane @ Travel Photo Facts!

Poi Sang Long festival in Chiang Mai

“My own entry was taken during the Poi Sang Long festival in Chiang Mai. For Shan boys, Poi Sang Long is a rite of passage when they imitate the life of the Buddha, dressing up as Princes before being ordained as monks. The boys, aged between seven and 14, are carried on the shoulders of older male relatives throughout the celebrations until they enter the monastery on the third day.”

#21 submitted by Suzzane @ The Travel Bunny!

Hot Air Balloons

“My entry is from when we went hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey. We got up at 5am for a dawn balloon flight and were amazed to be surrounded by around 80 other balloons. As the sun gradually rose the colours became more intense and the experience more breathtaking by the minute.”

 #22 submitted by Maria @ Latin Abroad!

One of my top travel portraits, captured in the Dutch Caribbean island of CURAÇAO, after getting lost in one of Punda’s alleyways“One of my top travel portraits, captured in the Dutch Caribbean island of CURAÇAO, after getting lost in one of Punda’s alleyways”

#22 submitted by Maria @ Travel The Middle East!

Red Sea“I got to pay a visit to the kaleidoscopic residents of the Red Sea during my PADI Open Water Certification in.Dahab, Egypt

 #23 submitted by Bianca @ Nomad Biba!

Batalla de Flores, Carnival in Barranquilla 2013

“My submission is from the biggest celebration in Colombia: carnival in Barranquilla. It’s truly a magnificent affair. Every year, for a few weeks, the whole city just thinks about celebrating and enjoying themselves. You see costumes everywhere: on cars, on trees, on motorbikes… But the best of course is what people wear, they take it very seriously.”

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#24 submitted by Kin @ Boarding Gate 101!

Surfboards!“Surfboards on the beach, in the surfing town of San Juan, La Union, Philippines”

#25 submitted by Giulia @ Travel Reportage!

Holland Flowers

“I took this photo during my trip to the Netherlands last year. I was visiting the beautiful flower parks of Keukenhof, and I was already in awe, despite the rain. Then I climbed the stairs of a windmill and had a look around… I found a dreamlike scenery! The fields where tulips are grown surround the area, and two people, maybe workers, were walking in a distance. Such a beautiful view, with a touch of melancholy, right?”

#26 submitted by Brittany @ That’s Vandy!

Road Trip Beach!

“I chose a picture from our trip last week up the Pacific Coast Highway. One of the most beautiful parks has a waterfall that lands next to the ocean. It used to fall into the ocean before a rockslide many years ago. It is at Julie Pfieffer Burns State Park. The water is at least a dozen colors of green and blue. Against the rocky shore and the mountains behind, it is simply stunning. Standing on top of a cliff and looking at it was surreal. It was the most beautiful thing we saw on our trip.”

 #27 submitted by Frank @ The Travels of BBQboy & Spanky!

Boats-Phi-Phi

 

“These are a few longtails on Long Beach, Ko Phi Phi”

#28 submitted by Lina @ Divergent Travelers!

IMG_70381“I took this photo during a trip to Beijing last June. We attended a Chinese Acrobatics Show and were blown away at the performance! This photo captures the lights, costumes and action all in one shot. I thought they were simply amazing”

 #29 submitted by DJ Yabis @ Dream Euro Trip!

DISCO BAR

“One of the best live shows I have seen so far is that of The Flaming Lips’ in T-Mobile inMusic festival in Zagreb, Croatia. Why? Because the band understands that a live show is not just about singing on a stage in front of a live audience but about entertainment, production value, hundreds of bouncing balloons and confetti, lots and lots of confetti. In this photo, we can see lead singer, Wayne Coyne, with his epic giant hands beaming green lasers on disco balls. He IS Yoshimi battling the pink robots.”

#30 submitted by Cathy @ Traveling with Sweeney!

Toronto, Canada

“I had been walking along Spadina Avenue in Toronto’s Chinatown taking in the bustling activity and colorful scenes. Then I turned a corner and headed into the Kensington Market neighborhood. Throughout the neighborhood, everything was surprisingly colorful — buildings, signs, food, people and even vehicles.” 

#31 submitted by Chris @ Backpacker Banter!

Peruvian Child“I took this shot at the beginning of my inca trail hike to Machu Pichu – I love the traditional Peruvian clothing and the vivid colours they can produce using seeds and berries from the surrounding land, And this little guy wrapped up on his mothers back is my favourite example of it.”

#32 submitted by Taylor @ Wanderlust Logs!

Cambodia“SO many years of photos to go through! I finally ended up choosing a photo I took in Cambodia, on a bike ride hunting for a certain temple outside of Siem Reap. We got lost, but we found these beautiful kids. Cambodia is the most colorful country I have ever been to in every way. The vibrant red clay roads, the verdant landscapes, the once bright colors of their long-since-washed clothes. And most importantly, the colorful people. To me, this photo captures it all.”

 #33 submitted by Montecristo @ Montecristo Travels!

Montecristo Travels

 

“My 3.5 pound faithful travel companion always knows how to remind me to live in the moment. On a sunny fall day he stops to enjoy the glorious colours and of course the last warm rays. He.would.not.move.” 

#34 submitted by Erik @ Around This World!

Beautiful India“This is one of my favorite photographs, taken at a flower market in Bangalore, India. It was a busy place of full of bright and beautiful flowers – I shot this looking down from a balcony on the second level.”

#35 submitted by Donny @ Turtles Travel!

China

 “We’d like to submit one of our favorite shots from Tagong, in far western China. It’s on the Tibetan Plateau in the historical Kham region, filled with amazingly blue skies, green hills, wildflowers, monasteries and temples in front of a snow-capped mountain backdrop. The prayer flags in this photo ascend to the hilltop behind a monastery.”

#36 submitted by Kris @ The World is Our District!

Caddy-Ranch-Paint-Cans-001

“This tire has been turned into the spray paint can retirement community at Cadillac Ranch just off of I-40 near Amarillo, Texas (which in itself means yellow).” 

#37 submitted by Justin @ The Endless Weekend!

Taj Mahal

“The TAJ in full color!”

 #38 submitted by Micki & Charles @ The Barefoot Nomad!

Jordan“Our entry is a photo of our little girl, Jordan, learning to make argan oil by hand in Morocco. She made some fast friends that day!”

 SUBMISSIONS ARE CLOSED!!!

A huge thank you to everyone who submitted a photo… this is seriously a great bunch & I love every single one of them. Please give me a few days to figure out who the winner is. I have no clue right now, but by next week I should have one. I am going to ask for peoples help and opinions too. I won’t post the result until next week because I will be busy this weekend and will also have my 3 year blogging post come out too. Yeah been blogging for 3 years now!!!

If you read this & didn’t submit a photo please leave a comment with your favorite photo!!!

I’d love to hear from everyone.

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Comments

  1. Superb choice of theme! I’m sure this post will become a vibrant rainbow of colors!

    I’m submitting one of my favorite shots from our time in Costa Rica. We were on our way to the Costa Rica / Nicaragua border and stopped at a little soda for something to eat. Down by the river we spotted some wild iguanas basking in the sun. Such fascinating animals. I love the vivid shades of green across his body and in the background.

    http://wanderlusters.co.uk/wp-content/gallery/costa-rica/iguana-lafortuna-costarica.jpg
    Charli | Wanderlusters recently posted..A Journey Through Wild New Zealand

  2. Great theme! I chose a photo from Curacao Island in the Caribbean. There are a group of colored buildings on the water front on Curacao which are well photographed. They look amazing against the blue water. This is one of my favorite islands because of all the color you will find throughout downtown – Not to mention some of the most amazing beaches you will find!

    http://suitcasestories.com/curacao-caribbean/
    Nicole @ Suitcase Stories recently posted..How to Save Money for Long Term Travel

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks for submitting a photo Nicole. Those houses do look amazing against the blue water. I love bright homes and this is really so beautiful.

  3. That’s a really nice choice of them – wide open!

    Here’s my submission:

    http://www.indefiniteadventure.com/a-cafayate-tour-quebrada-de-las-conchas/quebrada_yesera/

    This was taken at Quebrada de las Conchas near Cafayate, northwest Argentina. It’s known as La Yesera (the gypsum quarry), and the different colours are different minerals in that make up the rocks. The light red is iron, the dark red, zinc, blue is cobalt and the light green is copper. Add in the greenery of the bushes, the blue sky and the white clouds, and it’s almost an entire rainbow!
    Sam recently posted..Traveling the World as a Gay Couple…from a Straight Couple’s Perspective

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Wow Sam, this is amazing. Had no clue this was in Argentina. This reminds me of photos of the Grand Canyon. Thanks for the submission.

  4. I took this photo while on the Lares Trek in Peru. We visited a Quechua village and school. All the children were dressed in traditional colors representing family and community. Their colors could be seen for miles as they ran down the hills of the Andes towards school. I posted my photo on the facebook page for my blog- Jennywise Arcade. Thanks – Jennifer

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Jennifer for the submission… that photo is so beautiful. I love how raw it looks and yet so colorful. As you can tell I love FACE photos and well that was my last theme…lol!

  5. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jennywise-Arcade/559427494091551?ref=hl

    Looks like the link didnt work- hopefully this will

  6. I Love the theme, Great choice! i like colorful images and i struggle a bit to find the one that is the dearest to me. Here it is:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/klelietta/9323568204/ (i Hope the link works!)

    This is, by far the most spectacular sunset I’ve ever seen. And the beauty of it is that it was totally unexpected! I was wandering into the Indonesian jungle (more precisely i got completely lost!) It was getting darker and darker but in the end i found my way out of it and entered straight into a painting.
    I don’t find any other word to describe what my eyes were witnessing. I was the only person on the beach, The light was so warm and, believe it or not, i didn’t retouch the picture. It was so calm and silent all around, i sat on the beach for an infinite time. At some point i had to do something to make sure i wasn’t really into some kind of Stendhal Syndrome and i throw a rock in the water to create the circles you can see in the picture. It was a magic moment that it will remain with me forever.
    The picture was taken at Gili Trawangan, Indonesia in April 2013.
    kle recently posted..PHOTOGRAPHY DAY: Why you should visit Indonesia in 15 Pictures

  7. Here’s my Entry. I realize I don’t have too many colorful photos. It’s a bit strange in that sense. But I liked this sunrise photo from a recent trip to the Sinai.
    http://www.beyondmyfrontdoor.com/wp/friday-photo-sunrise-on-mt-sinaiegypt/

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thank you Anwar for the submission. This took me back to when I did the hike a year ago to watch the sunrise. You got a beautiful BLUE one… my was just brown…lol!!! Great photo!

  8. First of all: CONGRATS for winning another round of the travel photo roulette! Well deserved, loved your submission.

    You also chose a great theme for the 2nd round you’re hosting!

    Since we’re returning to colorful Tucson for the 3rd time next month, I am submitting a photo of the beautiful colonial houses that are painted in bright colors in downtown Tucson: http://www.flickr.com/photos/49752038@N08/7742230212/in/photolist-cN9XiN-cNao5s-cNapK5-cNanus-cNbomG-cNakTU-cNaUWN-cNbbnJ-cNbbEU-cNbkXW-cNaTfj-cNan3q-cNbgiW-cNaZB9-cNbfEo-cN9U33
    Dani recently posted..Polaroid of the week: The Berlin Wall

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks for the submission DAni… I love it. I can’t believe y’all are going there for a 3rd time already and I never would have thought Tucson having such colorful houses. I wanna go one day.

  9. When I was wandering of in India I saw this colourfull scene.
    This was in de streets of Varanasi. I really loved my visit to India!!!

    http://jacomijns.blogspot.nl/2013/07/colourful-india.html
    Jacomijn recently posted..Colourful India

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh man I remember my time in Varanasi and I hated it, but remember how colorful everything was. This is a great shot. Thanks for the submission Jacomijn.

      • Thank you for your comment, Jaime.
        You say you hated Varanasi?? I was there is 2009 and we were there when the sun eclipse was there so it was extreme busy!
        Really loved all the activities the!

        • Jaime Davila says:

          Yes I hated Varanasi… I just didn’t get it and it was just a bad time. Maybe it was me though and just being sick of India by that time or just me not opening my mind a bit more to see the beauty of everything around me. It was memorable that is for sure.

  10. Love this theme and there are so many photographs I’d like to enter but here’s one from The Gambia of a lady called Mariama, who I met in the village of Kanuma last April. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=116932941815196&set=a.111682345673589.1073741828.111680252340465&type=1&theater
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  11. You picked a good theme, because our entry was taken just about 4 hours ago! We always wanted to track down the sunflower fields in Tuscany, but it all happened by chance on our first drive out of Florence.

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/970981_10100244608933750_1668226563_n.jpg
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  12. Congratulations, Jaime. It wasn’t just me who picked your photo as the Revolution round winner in Travel Photo Roulette. Most of the people who weighed in also thought yours should win although I really enjoyed seeing everybody’s contributions and picked 5 runner ups.

    I really like the theme you chose. I don’t think there is any travel blogger in the world who can be at a loss to find a photo to submit. If anything, most people will have a hard time choosing which photo to submit —- I did anyway.

    The photo I’m submitting is a fresco on the ceiling in a stairwell in the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada. It is right across a bridge from the Canadian capital, Ottawa, and one can walk there from Parliament Hill — if one enjoys walking. The day I visited was a rainy, gloomy day which made this a welcome sight. However, it’s a little disconcerting having it above a stairwell. My friend had to catch me as I almost lost my balance staring up at the ceiling instead of watching where I was going on the steps.

    (Let me know if you would like this jpg in some other size.

    http://www.boomeresque.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Ceiling-Fresco-Canadiam-Museum-of-Civilization-pic-e1374367963221.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks again Suzanne, for picking me as the winner of the last round and yes I read the comments and was also left in awe by all the amazing comments that were said about my photo. It’s a photo I love dearly and am glad it won something jaja!

      Thanks for your submission it is very colorful. It reminds me of something Antoni Gaudi would have done.

  13. Hey Jaime. Congrats on a second win!

    Here’s my submission from the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania: http://on.fb.me/1aBtLeZ

    The single most visually stunning day I’ve spent in my life was in the Ngorongoro Crater, a pan-flat caldera ringed by mountains and filled with cheetahs, lions, zebra. There’s a lake in the rainy season. It was so indescribably beautiful, I remember thinking to myself that it’d almost be worth being a prey animal, just for the sheer pleasure of waking up to life in the Crater, however short.
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  14. Great subject choice for this round, Second try for this submission, hope this one gets through.

    India is one of the most colourful countries we have travelled to, but seeing the traditional kathakali performance in Kerala has you reaching to turn down the colour dial. The colour and performance are mesmerising. You also get to see the pre-performance make up preparation which is a treat in itself. The performance relies on the visual expressions of the actors and this chap had a most engaging stare, I didn’t want to use flash or else the natural colours would be bleached out so I set the ISO to high and tried to hold the camera steady without a tripod. I love this guy.

    http://flashpackatforty.com/wp-content/gallery/cache/4512_watermark_720x640_kathakali-actor-portrait.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      OH WOW… this photo Craig is amazing. I love love love HEAD SHOTS… and wow. Thanks for the submission and sorry that it went to spam earlier.

  15. Hey Jaime, congratulations on the win – well deserved, it’s a stunning photo. Great theme too – most of my favourite photos I’ve taken are ones that are vibrantly coloured, so I was spoilt for choice with this one.

    In the end though, there was only one I could pick. Anyone who has travelled in Central America will have fallen in love with the stunningly intense colours of the traditional weaving that you can see in markets across the region. This picture is of a rug I saw in the lakeside village of Santiago Atitlan, on the shores of beautiful Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. Now I’m back home, every day I’m faced with a typically grey London day, all I need to do is look at the gorgeous colours from this shot and it takes me right back to my favourite part of the world.

    http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3586/3598813275_2e89713e2e_z.jpg

    Thanks for hosting – and hope the image comes out OK
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Geoff so much and thanks for the submission. No joke I have a similar photo like this and I too loved the bright colors that are in Cnetral America, but especially Guatemala.

  16. I loved the colors in these spices from a visit to a Nubian village outside Aswan in Egypt

    http://travelphotos.amateurtraveler.com/Africa/Egypt/Aswan/i-x2nfNfQ/0/L/Nubian%20village-L.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh Chris you sent me right back to the villages on Egypt with this photo. You know I have a weak spot for Egypt right? Great photo and thanks for submitting one!

  17. Awesome that you are doing this.

    Here is a colorful tableau of beers from Rotterdam. Yes, it is nearly always the same basic idea, but beer is one of the most varied foods I have encountered as we travel. This is a group of 5 beers from the same brewery, but each with its own color and flavor. The black one is a coffee beer, by the way and it was tasty.
    http://ctrl-alt-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/BeerTasting-De-Pelgrim.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Umm I think you are cheating Andrew… you know I love me some beer and after looking at this I’d like a few. Good shot and thanks for the submission.

  18. My entry is a picture of tulips from Holland. I loved how many different colors there were, and this picture shows several of them. I especially like this picture because the one flower that’s really in focus is the only deep purple one while all the out of focus flowers are brighter shades of pinks, purples, reds and oranges. http://www.aliadventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tulips-10.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh man this is something I still want to see Ali the tulips from Holland. I was their in the wrong season. This is a beautiful photo. You are so damn good now.

  19. Nice to see you winning again Jaime. Your winning photo was really great!

    Here’s my entry for your colorful theme: http://www.flickr.com/photos/agroffman/5470941103/

    Photos of a guy selling bangles at the Devaraja Market in Mysore, India. My friend actually ended up buying some and I managed to get a keychain out of the inevitable bartering :)


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    • Jaime Davila says:

      OMG ADAM… I saw these all the damn time and never thought they’d make a good photo and now I see this and am like fuck I couldn’t have gotten so many great shots. Good eye and good photo. Thanks for submitting a photo!!!

  20. http://socialworkworld.blogspot.com/2013/07/wordless-wednesday-santa-fe.html
    This is my submission. I’ve started putting some of my colorful travel photos on my Social Work website to jazz it up a bit.
    Photo: Santa Fe’s colorful Folk Art Market takes place each July and hosts artisans from third world countries around the world.

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Wow Elizabeth I had no clue a festival like that takes place there. THat is so amazing and now I wanna go. Thanks for the submission I like it a lot and love that it’s very colorful.

  21. Hi Jaime,

    My family had an Iguana when I was a kid so I have a soft spot for the first photo submitted here. It shared a converted coal shed with a couple of sweary mynah birds. Their enclosure was a little too close to the front door so the postman got an earfull of abuse whenever he delivered a letter.

    My own entry was taken during the Poi Sang Long festival in Chiang Mai. For Shan boys, Poi Sang Long is a rite of passage when they imitate the life of the Buddha, dressing up as Princes before being ordained as monks. The boys, aged between seven and 14, are carried on the shoulders of older male relatives throughout the celebrations until they enter the monastery on the third day.

    http://www.travelphotofacts.com/wp-content/uploads/Travel-Roulette-61-Colour.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Shane that is crazy I had a neighbor who owned one too… & always wondered who is crazy enough to own one…a nd well now I know it’s you!

      Thank you for your submission I like it alot. It’s so colorful. I didn’t see anything like this while I was in Chiang Mai so now think I need to go back one day.

  22. Congratulations on your win and on a great new theme. My entry is from when we went hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey. We got up at 5am for a dawn balloon flight and were amazed to be surrounded by around 80 other balloons. As the sun gradually rose the colours became more intense and the experience more breathtaking by the minute.

    http://thetravelbunny.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/ballooning-36a.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Oh Suzanne, I so wanted to o this when I was in Cappadocia, but didn’t cus it was snowwing. I’m glad I didn’t cus instead I did it over the ruins of Luxor… it was amazing. Love this shot… it’s one I dreamed of getting if I ever did it in Cappadocia.

  23. thanks for inviting me! I actually have 2 travel blogs — LatinAbroad.com and TravelTheMiddleEast.com — so I will submit one photo for each site 😉

    for http://www.LatinAbroad.com, my photo submission title is “This is Curaçao”

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/602675_686984807984930_138683764_n.jpg

    One of my top travel portraits, captured in the Dutch Caribbean island of CURAÇAO, after getting lost in one of Punda’s alleyways.

    **Please note, you must click on the image in order to zoom in once you visit the URL above

    For TravelTheMiddleEast.com, my photo submission title is “The Kaleidoscopic Red Sea”

    https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/3199_554087981328_7561380_n.jpg

    I got to pay a visit to the kaleidoscopic residents of the Red Sea during my PADI Open Water Certification in.Dahab, Egypt.

    Hope you enjoy them!

    -Maria Alexandra
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks Maria for BOTH of your submissions. I liked both of them very much especially the one of CURACAO… oh I just love it and would want to wander around for ever in there.

  24. oh and by the way, the name of the ” kaleidoscopic Red Sea” resident is *Nudibranch* , a type of slug! 😉
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  25. Nice win! I love your theme for this round :) Colour is one of the things I look most when making photographs. My submission is from the biggest celebration in Colombia: carnival in Barranquilla. It’s truly a magnificent affair. Every year, for a few weeks, the whole city just thinks about celebrating and enjoying themselves. You see costumes everywhere: on cars, on trees, on motorbikes… But the best of course is what people wear, they take it very seriously.

    http://500px.com/photo/28195363
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Bianca… I loved your submission, but couldn’t download it. I emailed you to let you know that and hope you can email it to me so I can get it up ASAP!!!

  26. Surfboards on the beach, in the surfing town of San Juan, La Union, Philippines

    http://www.boardinggate101.com/2012/06/surfboards.html
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  27. Wow so many great entries!

    Very tough but I will try:) Here is my submission:

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=395451097161743&set=a.395450757161777.96135.126375184069337&type=3&permPage=1

    I took this photo during my trip to the Netherlands last year. I was visiting the beautiful flower parks of Keukenhof, and I was already in awe, despite the rain. Then I climbed the stairs of a windmill and had a look around… I found a dreamlike scenery! The fields where tulips are grown surround the area, and two people, maybe workers, were walking in a distance. Such a beautiful view, with a touch of melancholy, right?
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      I know right Giulia, so many amazing entries… thanks for your submission. Ahhh I’m jealous this is something I have always wanted to see, but haven’t. I agree with you this photo is very melancholic.

  28. What an awesome Photo Challenge. This will be my first time playing and I love seeing all the photos. That sunset over the ocean is AMAZING! I realized that most of my pictures full of color are full of my 3 kids. Note to take more shots without them.

    I chose a picture from our trip last week up the Pacific Coast Highway. One of the most beautiful parks has a waterfall that lands next to the ocean. It used to fall into the ocean before a rockslide many years ago. It is at Julie Pfieffer Burns State Park. The water is at least a dozen colors of green and blue. Against the rocky shore and the mountains behind, it is simply stunning. Standing on top of a cliff and looking at it was surreal. It was the most beautiful thing we saw on our trip.

    http://www.thatsvandy.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_9100-001.jpg

    • Jaime Davila says:

      WELCOME TO YOUR 1st PHOTO ROULETTE BRITTANY!!!

      Thank you for submitting a great photo. I’ve always wanted to do the Pacific Coast Highway Road Trip… this is an amazing shot and for some reason reminds me of Australia…lol!!!

      • Thanks! You definitely should and without three kids 6 and under you would be able to do a lot of the higher peaks that we were advised not to do with kids our age. Actually, I think I had my first panic attack some minutes after this photo was taken as my 5 year old leaned through bars with more than enough room to fall right through. The PCH is a must while you are back here in the US! I’m so glad I found your site as I move from more of a personal blog to much more of a travel blog. Hooray for new friends!
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        • Jaime Davila says:

          Oh it’s on my bucket list… and hope I do it one time. So happy you found my blog too… it’s crazy been blogging for 3 years now!!!

  29. Wow, lots of great photos and I don’t know how you’ll decide.

    Here’s my submission: http://bbqboy.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Boats-Phi-Phi.jpg
    If you want it a bit larger please let me know.

    These are a few longtails on Long Beach, Ko Phi Phi (got a whole bunch of similar ones on my site and really didn’t know which to submit: http://bbqboy.net/phi-phi-thailand/)

    Good luck to everyone!
    Frank (bbqboy)
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks for your submission Frank! When I was in Tahiland I wanted to get a shot like this but it never happened…. not sure why. I love how colorful the boats are.

  30. Great topic choice! It was a struggle for me to decide what photo to enter.. I have a few with lots of color!! (PS: this is our first time entering photo roulette!)

    I took this photo during a trip to Beijing last June. We attended a Chinese Acrobatics Show and were blown away at the performance! This photo captures the lights, costumes and action all in one shot. I thought they were simply amazing

    http://www.divergenttravelers.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_70381.jpg

    If the size is too big, let me know I can resize it for you!
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      OMG wow… Lina, this is an amazing shot and so damn colorful. I’ve seen this on TV but never in real life. Just wow.

  31. This shot is of a stunning young girl selling bananas for her family in Agra India. http://justintroupe.smugmug.com/Other/RTW/17949074_TzRp4C#!i=1456874063&k=P8mPzNd&lb=1&s=A

    • Jaime Davila says:

      Hi Justin… I can only post one. It’s one entry per blog. Let me know which of the two you wanna submit. They are both great shots. Oh how I miss India… and I hated it when I was there.

  32. Toronto’s colorful Kensington Market neighborhood:

    http://travelingwithsweeney.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/IMG_2342-3.jpg

    I had been walking along Spadina Avenue in Toronto’s Chinatown taking in the bustling activity and colorful scenes. Then I turned a corner and headed into the Kensington Market neighborhood. Throughout the neighborhood, everything was surprisingly colorful — buildings, signs, food, people and even vehicles.

  33. Peruvian Child;

    http://www.backpackerbanter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/535737_509443163045_338400105_191108_769642876_n.jpg

    I took this shot at the beginning of my inca trail hike to Machu Pichu – I love the traditional Peruvian clothing and the vivid colours they can produce using seeds and berries from the surrounding land, And this little guy wrapped up on his mothers back is my favourite example of it.

  34. SO many years of photos to go through! I finally ended up choosing a photo I took in Cambodia, on a bike ride hunting for a certain temple outside of Siem Reap. We got lost, but we found these beautiful kids. Cambodia is the most colorful country I have ever been to in every way. The vibrant red clay roads, the verdant landscapes, the once bright colors of their long-since-washed clothes. And most importantly, the colorful people. To me, this photo captures it all.

    http://www.wanderlustlogs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/DSC_1144.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Great shot Taylor… I remember my time in Cambodia and remember just how cute the children were. Love your shot… thanks for submitting it.

  35. There are so many amazing entries. Wow….

  36. Is it too late for another entry? This is one of my favorite photographs, taken at a flower market in Bangalore, India. It was a busy place of full of bright and beautiful flowers – I shot this looking down from a balcony on the second level.

    http://www.aroundthisworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/DSC02573.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      NOOOO it’s not too late to enter. Thank you so much for your submission Erik… it my breath away.

  37. What gorgeous colors in all of these entries! Wow! Loved looking over all of them, and back through our own photos hoping to be inspired. We’d like to submit one of our favorite shots from Tagong, in far western China. It’s on the Tibetan Plateau in the historical Kham region, filled with amazingly blue skies, green hills, wildflowers, monasteries and temples in front of a snow-capped mountain backdrop. The prayer flags in this photo ascend to the hilltop behind a monastery. Here is the link. Let us know if it works for you! http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=661491313881049
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks DOnny for your submission… I saw it & thought NEPAl, but that’s so cool that its China. It is very colorful & beautiful.

  38. Tons of “colorful” pictures in the library…but only one of something literally full of colors. This tire has been turned into the spray paint can retirement community at Cadillac Ranch just off of I-40 near Amarillo, Texas (which in itself means yellow). Hopefully we’re not too late on this one!

    http://wp.me/a3vY9k-vh
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      OMG KRIS, I have heard about this place for EVER… and have always wanted to go. Thanks for the submission… I like this shot a lot.

  39. What a gorgeous bunch of photos!

    Our entry is a photo of our little girl, Jordan, learning to make argan oil by hand in Morocco. She made some fast friends that day!

    http://www.thebarefootnomad.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/JordanArganOilMorocco820.jpg
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    • Jaime Davila says:

      Thanks so much for your submission Micki. I love it… ahhh I so wanna go to Jordan. I know I will one day.

  40. Great pictures! I love them all!
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