Travel Photo Roulette #49 – Theme “Sweet”

 

While I was traveling in Europe, the winner of the 48th Photo Roulette was announced, and I’m the one!  The theme for last round was ‘What the?!’. Thanks for the randon Chinese man at Emei Shan. The latest round was hosted by the Gypsy Nester. Check out the fine submissions.

 

I’m proudly announcing the theme of the 49th round of Photo Roulette:

Sweet

 

The sweet moment of life or the box full of candies around the world, anything that is literally or metaphorically related to the world ‘sweet‘, I want to see. There is the birthday cake flavourd Oreo in China. I bet that is sweet. Show us the photo that tells a story, we can see the sweetness behind.

 

A sweet couple enjoying the live music, holding hands.

Moonpie! Sweet treat for your road trip?

Baby orangutan holding his mum. Isn’t it sweet?

Lover’s lock in Riga, Latvia. Sweet tradition.

 

 

The contest will run from 22 Oct to 29 Oct, 2012. 

 

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 Over View

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 October 22th , 2012  – 11:59 PM October 29th, 2012 (Monday thru Monday). The winner will be announced in the days after the deadline, and they will host round 50.

 

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 1st, 2012– Man on the lam – “Humor”
34. January 8 – Jan 15 – My Walkabout – “Winter”
35. Jan 15 – Jan 22 – The Art of Slow Travel – “Blue”

36. Feb 6 – FEb 13th – Ten times One – “Depth of the Field”

38. March 7 – March 14 – Nomadbiba – “Sunshine”

39. March 24 – 31 – Travel With Kat – “Local Character”
40. April 10th – 16th – The Travel Bunny – “Street Scene”
41. April 23rd – April 30th – Adventure Crow – “Spirit of the Country”
42. May 7th – 14th – Food Travel Bliss – “Evening”
43. May 17th – May 24th – Matt Gibson – “Adventure”
44. May 30th – June 6th – Flashpacker HQ – “Once In A Lifetime”
45. July 23rd – July 30th – Skinny Backpacker – “Surreal”
46. August 10th – August 17th – 2away – “Smile”
47. Aug 27 – Sept 2 – Bridges and Balloons – “Excellent Splendour of the Universe”
48. Sept 8 – Sept 15, 2012 – The GypsyNester – “What the ?!”

 

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


Submit your entry in the comment section below! Please let me know which of the entries was the sweetest.

Images will be posted at they come in.

 

Good luck everyone, and let’s roll!

 

Submission

 

From Jeremy of LivingthedreamRTW.com

 

Not all items on Beijings Wangfujing St are creepy crawlies. In fact, I found this sweet dessert there that is some of the most delicious fruits you’ll find in China dipped completely in a vat of boiling sugar which is then allowed to crystallize. Great for washing down scorpion and snake!

 

 

From The Gypsy Nester

One of the highlights of my life (so far!) was the time I spent with this little sea lion in The Galápagos. He was every bit as curious of me as I was of him!

 

 

From Ctrl-Alt-Travel 

 

Belgian waffles abound in Brussels. I was used to the idea of a bit of sugar on top, but these displays of all kinds of toppings were common.

 

 

From GQ Trippin

 

I love sweet desserts more than anyone else. But this photo I took in Nara, Japan just gives me a toothache just from looking at it!

 

 

From Arctic Nomad

 

A sweet cheeky chocolate monkey I saw in Belgium few weeks ago

 

 

From Our Oyster 

 

what could be sweeter than this overweight Koala we spotted while road tripping the great ocean road, Australia

 

 

From Suitcase and Heels 

 

These two girls I spotted in Seoul during Chuseok were just too sweet dressed in hanbok.

 

by Traveling Ted

 

Learning how to cook mole poblano in Puebla, Mexico and of course eating was pretty sweet since it is a sauce with chocolate as one of the ingredients.

 

 

 

From One Traveling Dress

 

While at a birthday celebration in Japan, this little boy couldn’t wait to get his chopsticks to eat his cake….he couldn’t resist the sweet temptation. His tongue was blue and green before he even took a bite.

 

 

From FourJandals 

 

Great idea for a theme. Here is ours: Waffles in Amsterdam. Of course the tourists get the ridiculously over-sweet ones covered in everything!

 

From Food Travel Bliss

 

They may be everywhere, but I still think love lock bridges are sweet.

 

 

From Bohemian Traveler 

 

pastries in Naples

Pastries in Naples

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  1. One of the highlights of my life (so far!) was the time I spent with this little sea lion in The Galápagos. He was every bit as curious of me as I was of him! – Veronica

    http://www.gypsynester.com/baby-sea-lion.htm

  2. Jeremy says:

    Not all items on Beijings Wangfujing St are creepy crawlies. In fact, I found this sweet dessert there that is some of the most delicious fruits you’ll find in China dipped completely in a vat of boiling sugar which is then allowed to crystallize. Great for washing down scorpion and snake!

    https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/61998_619338623490_3718682_n.jpg

    Congrats on winning the last round!

  3. Is there anything sweeter than this fat and sleepy koala which we found on a tree near the road in Victoria Australia – http://www.flickr.com/photos/71590703@N06/7343364094/in/set-72157630879280218

  4. Andrew says:

    http://ctrl-alt-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/FB_WaffleFlavors.jpg
    Belgian waffles abound in Brussels. I was used to the idea of a bit of sugar on top, but these displays of all kinds of toppings were common.

  5. I love sweet desserts more than anyone else. But this photo I took in Nara, Japan just gives me a toothache just from looking at it!
    http://gshot.smugmug.com/Asia/Japan/Nara-May-2012/i-gCcfTqX/1/X2/IMG2795-X2.jpg

  6. I tried to post this before but my comment didn’t show up? Weird. Anyways, what could be sweeter than this overweight Koala we spotted along the road side while driving the Great Ocean Road in Australia – http://www.flickr.com/photos/71590703@N06/7343364094/in/set-72157630879280218

  7. Jarmo says:

    Alright I’m going with this sweet cheeky chocolate monkey I saw in Belgium few weeks ago 🙂

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=412428258823630

  8. These two girls I spotted in Seoul during Chuseok were just too sweet dressed in hanbok.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/melissahogan/8132149502/in/photostream

  9. Sam says:

    They may be everywhere, but I still think love lock bridges are sweet.

    http://foodtravelbliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/P1160424-e1351508505382.jpg

  10. Great idea for a theme. Here is ours: Waffles in Amsterdam. Of course the tourists get the ridiculously over-sweet ones covered in everything!

    http://media.fourjandals.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Amsterdam-Food-Waffles.jpg

  11. mao says:

    While at a birthday celebration in Japan, this little boy couldn’t wait to get his chopsticks to eat his cake….he couldn’t resist the sweet temptation. His tongue was blue and green before he even took a bite.

    http://onetravelingdress.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/photo-travel-photo-roulette-49/

  12. Learning how to cook mole poblano in Puebla, Mexico and of course eating was pretty sweet since it is a sauce with chocolate as one of the ingredients. I posted several pictures, but you can just take the top one.

    http://travelingted.com/2012/10/29/the-sweet-mole-poblano-sauce-from-puebla-mexico/

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