When I saw that the subject for the next round of Travel Photo Roulette was ‘Serendipity’ I felt a bit stumped. Did I have a photo that fitted this theme?
This round, as always, is being hosted by the winner of the previous round, in this case James from Fly, Icarus, Fly. Visit his site for all the details of how to enter this travel bloggers’ competition. The closing date is 21st January.
So what did I come up with…
In Sharm el Sheikh we were told that they had very few cloudy night skies. We were very unlucky that it was cloudy on the night that we went star-gazing but without the clouds we would never have seen this glorious sunset.
The moment I caught my first glimpse of the Sacré-Coeur just as a 2CV, an iconic French car, drove past
The day I was the first person to realise that the gates to the park weren’t locked so I could photograph it before anyone made any footprints in the snow.
Capturing the moment in India that this lady looked out of the window smiling in unison with the others in the picture
The moment that this young camel looked up just as I took the picture and stared into the eyes of his master
I was pleasantly surprised when I saw this picture that I had taken through the window of a boat in the rain producing an interesting but unexpected effect
There were more than I thought! And now I stumped again… which one to choose?
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I think you hit the nail on the head! What amazing photos. The one in London turned out so cool, that would probably be hard to do if you tried!
Thanks Dena. I think you are right about the last one though. 🙂
The result is that cloudy nights in urban areas have a reddish glow. And the size of the effect is substantial. Taking measurements hours every night for months in Berlin, the team found that the blue portion of sky glow is 7 times more radiant on cloudy nights than on clear night, while the red portion is 18 times brighter. In the visual range, that translates to cloudy nights being thousands of times brighter than they are in natural dark night conditions.
I love both your India shots! The baby camel is precious 🙂
Isn’t it adorable, I was so lucky to catch it. I love photographing India – wish I could go back! ….one day!
Lovely set of photos. Every single one of them is nice. I particularly like the one of the camel.
Thank you Shalu, that is the one I entered. Someone has asked if they can draw it in pastels, after seeing it in the competition. Feel quite honoured and I’m really looking forward to seeing the drawing. Hopefully they will send a copy I can post.
Wow Kat. Some fantastic photos and stories there! Aren’t the best photos always the ones with a great serendipitous story behind them?
Thank you. I hope you enjoyed them and thanks for popping by 🙂
All super shots but I love the one of the Indian women most. I haven’t come up with a shot for this round yet – bit stumped 🙂
Have a look through your photos and you might stumble across a few that fit the bill as I did. Love your Cappadocia posts by the way. It’s been on my list for a while!
Serendipity in travel is a marvellous thing! Your sunset shot is brilliant (in more ways than one!!!) Great photo collection – captured the subject perfectly!
Thanks Anita. Have you ever joined in the competition? I really enjoy it!
I haven’t yet…still getting so many projects and trips in line…will have to think about some of the serendipitous events of 2012! I am sure I could find a few!
Lovely selection of photos – I’ve struggled a bit with this theme too so will have to go and take another look through the my photo archive!
Thanks Lucy. Hope you find a good one. I’ve just submitted the camel photograph.