Travel photography contributions – week 13 (7 – 14 September 2012)

We hope everyone is having a nice weekend and enjoying the autumn weather! We’ve got a fresh selection of the most popular photos on our Facebook page sent between 7th and 14th September. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me present the winners of our 13th TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION.

The first winning photo was taken in the Table Mountains, Poland. It’s a 42-kilometre long mountain range shared by Poland and the Czech Republic, and they are a part of the Central Sudetes mountains. They are not particularly pointy or soaring mountains, as the highest peak – Szczeliniec Wielki elevates to only 919 m, but what’s amazing about the range are its rock formation.

The name of the range origins from the fact that, seen from a distance, they look like massive stone tables with flat horizontal surfaces.

One of my best trips in primary school was visiting this magical place and I remember very vividly squeezing through the narrow corridors of Błędne Skały (Erratic Rocks).  Definitely worth a visit and it’s a perfect place for a family holiday, as the mountains are not too challenging and can be enjoyed by people of all ages.

This lovely shot was taken by Polish Photo Community based in Glasgow, Scotland. PPC website is a social network for digital photography enthusiasts where you can connect with other digital photographers (both amateur and pro), share photos, get critiques on photos, and discuss photography techniques and gears. Visit their website for more!

The second winner was taken in Alepochori, Greece. It’s a village and a community in southern Achaea,  located on the northern slope of Mount Erymanthos.

This lovely shot was taken by Vagelis Pikoulas, whose photos are much appreciated by our readers, making Vagelis a regular winner :) Vagelis is a Greek photographer specialising mostly in picturesque and dreamlike seaside shots. To see more of his photos, visit our Travel Photography Contributions week 7, week 10 and week 11 (in which he also won) or subscribe to his Facebook profile for more stunning shots.

And the last picture with the biggest number of votes was taken at Pietra di Bismantova, Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. It’s a rock formation in the shape of a narrow, quasi-cylindrical plateau (measuring 1 km x 240 m) that reaches the altitude of 1,047 m. This unique piece of rock was mentioned by Dante Alighieri in his Divine Comedy (Purgatory, IV, 25-30).

This lovely photo was taken by Roberto Bernardi, a photographer based in Reggio nell’Emilia, Italy. Visit his Facebook page IMAGO MENTIS by RBPhoto for more stunning shots!

Thanks to everyone who participated in this week’s edition of the competition, either by sending or by voting for the pictures! We wish you nice end of the weekend!

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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.

Visit our Travel Photography page to see all the previous winning photos and find out how you can participate.

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

Keep sending your photos and travel safe!

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