Travel photography contributions – week 8 (29 July – 5 August 2012)

Welcome to the next edition of our weekly Travel Photography Contributions. The competition is a chance for our readers to show off their talent and share their photos with the larger community. Each week we select the three most popular entries so please sit down, turn off your mobile phones and help us celebrate our three winners this week.

The first winning picture this week was taken at sunset at the Marina in Port Angeles Washington, USA. It was taken by Tim Owens, a photographer based in this stunning place. Visit his Facebook page TAO Photography for more!

Port Angeles, with a population of nearly 20,000 people, lies in Washington state, USA. In 1791 the city’s harbour was named  Puerto de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles (Port of Our Lady of the Angels) by Spanish explorer Francisco de Eliza, whish was later shortened to its current version.

The next photo with the biggest number of “likes” was taken by our veteran Fróði Brinks, a photographer based in Reykjavík, Iceland. Visit his Facebook Page Fr brinks photography and his Flickr photostream for more jaw-dropping shots from his coarse homeland.

This great picture shows the columnar basalt rock formation in Hofsós, Iceland. Hofsós, with a population of only about 200 individuals, is one of the oldest trading ports in northern Iceland dating back to the 16th century.

And our last winner is Roland Montaperti, a self-taught photographer whose career dates back only to August 2010. Visit his Facebook Page MR Perspektive Foto’s and his website for more of his varied works.

This interesting photo was taken at Hilmteich Schlössel, Graz, Austria. Although this is the first picture taken in Austria that got through our selection, I have no doubt that there is plenty more stunning photo material where Roland comes from. His hometown, Graz is the second-largest city in Austria with a buzzing university community. Its old town, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the best-preserved city centres in Central Europe. Graz was also a Cultural Capital of Europe in 2003 and got the title of a City of Culinary Delights in 2008.

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What are Travel Photography Contribution Weeks?

Each week we publish the three pictures which got the most “likes” on our Facebook page giving the photographers the credit they deserve. The competition has a 3-4 week delay so that the pictures sent later in a week will have an equal chance to get the same amount of “likes” as the ones sent at the beginning.

If your pictures are among this week’s selection, feel free to link to our website and tell your friends about it.

If you would like to participate in the selections, post your best TRAVEL shots on our Facebook page with their location clearly indicated.

Keep sending your photos and travel safe!

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