Monday, July 21, 2008

Perceptive Travel's Photo Contest Winner - Lola Akinmade.




Here's the winning photo in the Perceptive Travel Remarkable Photo Contest.

Taken by Lola Akinmade, it's not hard to see why it won. It has all the necessary ingredients of what I consider a brilliant photography: structure, focus, clarity, story, character, and humor. It tells a story without a single word.

So I asked Lola, a regular visitor here at Write to Travel, how this particular photograph came about. Here's what she said...

"Within days of arriving into Cambodia, I'd already seen a fair share of motorcyclists carrying the most bizzare of things while travelling as a volunteer photojournalist with World Hope International in Phnom Penh. This one topped them all. Fortunately, I was sitting in the passenger front seat of our minivan which happended to be travelling behind the speeding motorcycle. I had only a few seconds to capture it before he rounded the corner with his glass window!"

All I can say is 'wow'!

But Lola doesn't only take great photographs, she also willingly shares her photographic knowledge. Writing over at The Traveler's Notebook, she has put together a series of articles that will help bring out the photographer hidden in all of us...

The A-B-C-D-E of Travel Photography
5 Essential Tips for the Budding Travel Photographer
Photographing Children During Your Travels
5 Tips for Taking Better Photos of Landmarks
How To Take Better Travel Portraits

PS Don't forget to stop over at Perceptive Travel and check out the other photo contest winners. It's definitely worth your time.

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16 comments:

Алексей (rewritoff) said...

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Saranya said...

A great photography!! and ur blog is cool.

Sheetal Budhraj said...

that picture so tells a story without saying a single word...I'm a writer and have photography as a hobby, so all I can say is that the picture really does strike a chord, and your blog is cool too !

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travelrat said...

Illustrates the point nicely ... when riding in a car or taxi, sit in the front seat if you can.

I've got a great picture on my sitting room wall, which I shot through the car windscreen once when we got held up by a mob of sheep.

I got out of the car and took some more pictures, but I liked the first 'grab shot' the best.

Keith

bitpazar said...

great blog, keep it up

brooxi said...

FUN BLOG and an amazing photograph!!!!!! Congratulations on being named as a blogger of note this week!!

Nuskin lead said...

Congratulations on being named as a blog of note. What a great photo.

Rich said...

That's a classic photo. Must be hard to hold that with wind!!

Lakshmi said...

wonderful picture..a similar scene can be spotted in india as well..I have a travel blog as well and would love to participate in your contests

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KIWIWRITER said...

hi everyone and welcome..

the photo is amazing and tells a story without words. Just shows that being in the right place at the right time pays off...

Nabeel said...

people, especially in Asian countries always overload their bikes. Bike is such a widely used mode of transportation there. I used to have a bike when I was in Pakistan.

JazeVox said...

definitely a great capture! great find

rei ann said...

Wow! Congratulations!!!!!

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A picture speaks a thousand words...


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