Travel Photo Roulette, Round 37: My Glorious Digital Nomad Moment

 

Yay, I’m a winner!

While I was traveling to Ngong Kiew, a remote village in Laos, the winner of 36th Photo Roulette is announced, and I’m the one. What a great news! I have to thank to the poor little chickens at Gaotian Market in China.

The theme for last round was ‘Depth of a filed’. Check out the fine submissions.

 

I’m proudly announcing the theme of 37th round of Photo Roulette:

My Glorious Digital Nomad Moment.

 

Make us envious; show off the view of your office, your anti-cubicle work desk, your sweet photographing moment, and show us the most unique and the best place you’ve ever worked. Right now, I have a view of Nam Ou river in front of me.

*You don’t have to be a digital nomad to submit the photo. I meant whenever you went to vacation with your laptop, your short term work place with a view, the moment you worked location independently, anytime.*

 

This is me, working at a camping site with an open wifi in Maine, USA. The very fine moment as a digital nomad! I was working on the design of Runaway Juno that day, and I launched it that very spot. Does this photo make you envious?  :)

 

 

 

The contest will run from 22 Feb to 29 Feb. 

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 Feb 22th , 2012  – 11:59 PM Feb 19th, 2012 (Wednesday thru Wednesday). The winner will be announced in the days after the deadline, and they will host round 38.

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”

 

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 below made you the most envious.

Images will be posted at they come in.

 

Good luck everyone, and let’s roll!

 

First submission from Charles Yep @HotelPRguy

InterContinental Hong Kong

From April 2011 business trip to Hong Kong. Here is the view from my temporary office, my room at InterContinental Hong Kong – overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. My travel tip: drink lots of water and always travel with a sufficient dose of multi-vitamins

 

 

From Stephen @BohemianTrav

blogging in Luang Prabang, Laos Nice weather, reliable web connections, good coffee, and inexpensive accommodation.

 

 

From Bob @PiranCafe

Monaco 033

a shot of my balcony office at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, a place I stay once a year for 4-5 days.

 

From Travis @flashpackerhq

a fellow virtual nomad in Koh Tao

 

 

From Jeremy @livingdreamrtw

 

After spending a week diving in Koh Tao, I splurged on a private beach-side bungalow in Koh Phanghan with hammock on deck. I can easily say I spent four days working from this very spot, just inches away from the water

 

 

From Cam @TravelingCanucks

 

Our office in Santorini, Greece

It was taken on the balcony of our villa in Santorini, Greece, overlooking the sparkling Aegean Sea below

 

 

From Christine @camorose

 

My office amenities in Pho Quoc: mango smoothies, toes in the sand, sunrise swims.

 

 

From Gerard  @GQtrippin

 

My virtual nomad office pic from our AirBnb host’s place in Wellington! This balcony has one of the best views in the city!

 

 

From Simon @1step2theleft

 

Indeed, I had many Glorious Digital Moments during my journey through South Africa, but probably the most unforgettable was… Writing on a terrace, sipping a cold bear and enjoying this spectacular scenery on the Wild Coast!

 

 

From Tash @Jouljet

This is a view I have when working, as I am on the road alot in my current job. This view of the Grampians, in Western Victoria, Australia, sparks my wanderlust everytime! Such a great view!

 

 

From Stephanie @TravelDesigned

 

It is my glorious digital nomad moment in Los Cabos. Each morning I would work from my balcony while the whales called me to come play. It was so glorious when the week came to an end, we extended our stay for 4 more nights!

 

 

From  @CruiseBuzz

 

Multitasking: Like most of us, I am working on a lot of projects and trying to get a lot done in a little time. My photo was taken on a cruise ship while my son was about three years old. We are leaving port near La Paz, Mexico and while I am his human pillow, I catch myself in the mirror while gazing out to sea looking for my next great photo.

 

 

From Jade @Our_Oyster

 

This is me writing a blog post, while waiting for a bus on a chilly morning on New Zealand’s South Island after hiking on a glacier the day before!

 

 

From Giulia  @Giuliaccia

 

This is me working on some photos during a break in Breuil-Cervinia, Italian Alps. As you can see, there are digital nomads in the mountains too! The beauty of the landscape here doesn’t make me miss the sea at all. The pyramid-shaped mountain on the right side of the photo is Mount Cervino, 4478 meters high, on the border with Switzerland. My location is at 2100 meters at the moment. From the Pyramids to the Alps!

 

 

From Clare @Clareappleyard

 

Cape Town Office

It was taken on a mobile phone (I wanted to upload to FB and Twitter to make you all jealous) so there was no flash and it’s all a bit grainy. But, nonetheless, I hope you all enjoy the view of Table Mountain in Cape Town!

 

 

From Kathryn @TravelingWithKat

 

Here’s a photo of my lunch break while writing on my balcony in Corsica during a wonderful week last September.

 

 

From @FoodTravelBliss

 

“How can I work under these conditions?!” – When you announced this week’s topic we couldn’t resist going outside and taking a snap from where we are volunteering, working and blogging from right now, a Siberian Husky Centre in Austria!

 

 

From Cole @FourJaundals

 

Not very exciting but we feel like we are always working. Here I am writing on the Amsterdam River Cruise

 

 

From Bianca  @Nomadbiba

 

That’s me last summer, in my office/bed working on some photos after a hard day of rock climbing near Penticton in British Columbia, Canada; one of the stops on my road trip across the country. The freedom of life on the road!

 

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  1. Congrats Juno! My submission for ‘My Glorious Digital Nomad Moment’ a theme chosen by you, comes from an April 2011 business trip to Hong Kong. Here is the view from my temporary office, my room at InterContinental Hong Kong – overlooking Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island. My travel tip: drink lots of water and always travel with a sufficient dose of multi-vitamins – http://flic.kr/p/9PLF4Z.

    Hope you enjoy this photo from one of the most memorable work desks I’ve had on the road. Safe and healthy travels!

  2. Stephen says:

    http://bohemiantraveler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Stephen-working-at-Arthouse-cafe-in-Luang-Prabang.jpg

    Here’s a photo of me blogging in Luang Prabang, Laos

    Nice weather, reliable web connections, good coffee, and inexpensive accommodation.

  3. Denise says:

    but Juno…what about those of us who are bloggers but not digital nomads????

  4. CruiseBuzz says:

    Hi Juno, Congrats. I love travel photo roulette! I am so glad you you reminded me.

    My entry is called Multitasking.
    http://cruisebuzz.net/2012/02/digital-nomad-moments-photography/

    Like most of us, I am working on a lot of projects and trying to get a lot done in a little time. My photo was taken on a cruise ship while my son was about three years old. We are leaving port near La Paz, Mexico and while I am his human pillow, I catch myself in the mirror while gazing out to sea looking for my next great photo.

  5. Nico says:

    Cool, Juno. What a fantastic and original theme. Looking forward to seeing people’s unique workspaces around the world. And congrats again on the win last week! Nice job.

  6. Travis says:

    Way to go Juno!

    Here’s an image of a fellow virtual nomad in Koh Tao

    “The life of a virtual nomad is a rough one indeed.”

    -Travis

  7. Bob R says:

    Congrats! :)
    Here’s a shot of my balcony office at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel, a place I stay once a year for 4-5 days.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brightblightcafe/4168455725/

  8. Great use of depth of field in your winning submission! Congrats! Going to try to enter this one if I can find the perfect photo!

  9. Jeremy says:

    Congrats on winning the contest and choosing a great theme for your round!

    http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/154209_630841401830_21902759_36754463_5071191_n.jpg

    Caption: “After spending a week diving in Koh Tao, I splurged on a private beach-side bungalow in Koh Phanghan with hammock on deck. I can easily say I spent four days working from this very spot, just inches away from the water”

  10. Here is a photo from Santorini, Greece

    http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.116179748421391.9418.103194256386607&type=3#!/photo.php?fbid=266019470104084&set=a.116179748421391.9418.103194256386607&type=3&theater

    It’s on our FB page, so let me know if you would like the original file or if this one is good enough. If you need better quality, email me at camwears [at] hotmail.com

  11. Christine says:

    My office amenities in Pho Quoc: mango smoothies, toes in the sand, sunrise swims. http://campl.us/hVPY (Love the topic, btw!)

  12. My virtual nomad office pic from our AirBnb host’s place in Wellington! This balcony has one of the best views in the city!
    http://goo.gl/qfiOD

  13. Simon says:

    Great theme, Juno!

    Indeed, I had many Glorious Digital Moments during my journey through South Africa, but probably the most unforgettable was… Writing on a terrace, sipping a cold bear and enjoying this spectacular scenery on the Wild Coast!

    http://cdn.wild-about-travel.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Amazing-Wild-Coast.jpg

    As you would say… No more cubicles! :-)

  14. Tash says:

    Found one that fits!

    Here is the photo – http://jouljetgallery.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/grampians-working-on-road-photo.html
    Here is the post that explains it – http://jouljet.blogspot.com.au/2010/01/grampians.html

    This is a view I have when working, as I am on the road alot in my current job. This view of the Grampians, in Western Victoria, Australia, sparks my wanderlust everytime! Such a great view!

  15. Juno, I’ve been blessed with some incredible view from my on the road office — I tweeted you the link to the photo because for some odd reason I couldnt paste it here. It is my glorious digital nomad moment in Los Cabos. Each morning I would work from my balcony while the whales called me to come play. It was so glorious when the week came to an end, we extended our stay for 4 more nights!

  16. Congrats on winning the Depth of Field competition Juno, great chicken photo :-)

    Thanks for tagging me on Twitter for this – such a fun idea! The concept of the photo I’m going to submit is great, the photo itself, not so hot. It was taken on a mobile phone (I wanted to upload to FB and Twitter to make you all jealous) so there was no flash and it’s all a bit grainy. But, nonetheless, I hope you all enjoy the view of Table Mountain in Cape Town!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/earthtravelunlimited/6788171006/

  17. Here is my submission http://www.flickr.com/photos/71590703@N06/6934651821/sizes/z/in/photostream/

    This is me writing a blog post, while waiting for a bus on a chilly morning on New Zealand’s South Island after hiking on a glacier the day before!

  18. Giulia says:

    Hey hey:)
    Finally here I am with my submission:
    http://travelreportage.com/IMG_6993.jpg
    This is me working on some photos during a break in Breuil-Cervinia, Italian Alps.
    As you can see, there are digital nomads in the mountains too! The beauty of the landscape here doesn’t make me miss the sea at all.
    The pyramid-shaped mountain on the right side of the photo is Mount Cervino, 4478 meters high, on the border with Switzerland.
    My location is at 2100 meters at the moment. From the Pyramids to the Alps!

  19. Hi Juno

    Congrats on last week’s win.

    Here is our entry, “How can I work under these conditions?!” – When you announced this week’s topic we couldn’t resist going outside and taking a snap from where we are volunteering, working and blogging from right now, a Siberian Husky Centre in Austria!

    http://foodtravelbliss.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Trying-to-work.jpg

  20. Kathryn says:

    What a wonderful collection of photos. I don’t know how you are going to choose although I think the leaping whales has the edge for me. Here’s a photo of my lunch break while writing on my balcony in Corsica during a wonderful week last September. http://www.flickr.com/photos/travelwithkat/6314481053/in/set-72157627933078811
    And here’s a link to one of the post I wrote here http://travelwithkat.com/2011/09/23/ancient-squares-and-cobbled-alleyways-overflowing-with-song/

  21. Not very exciting but we feel like we are always working. Here I am writing on the Amsterdam River Cruise http://www.fourjandals.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Blogging-on-Amsterdam-River-Cruise.jpg

  22. Hi Juno,
    Here’s my submission:

    http://www.nomadbiba.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/DSC1340.jpg

    That’s me last summer, in my office/bed working on some photos after a hard day of rock climbing near Penticton in British Columbia, Canada; one of the stops on my road trip across the country. The freedom of life on the road!

  23. Juno says:

    Thanks for the submission everyone! All are great. Now it’s a hard time for me…. how do I choose the winner from all these great ones? Oh boy. I’ll announce the winner next week.
    Have a great weekend everyone!

  24. What great submissions! I’ve been following them all week. My favorite is the one with the dogs…a great photo AND a fantastic moment.

    I didn’t have anything that fit into the theme, but I hope to enter in another round!

    • Juno says:

      Thanks Suzanne! Hope you’ll participate some other rounds :)
      I love these submissions and gave me a lot of pain to choose only one winner!

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