Outstanding Travel Photos

September 6, 2006

Geger

Geger, originally uploaded by Farl.

Geger Beach, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia

The photographer writes about this photo: “My memories of Geger go way back to my first trip about 13 years ago. We were trying to promote seaweed mariculture and ground zero was Geger. Strolling by the beach once again and surveying the now-thriving industry make me proud.

I will never tire of revisiting Indonesia. Couldn’t wait for next week…”

May 20, 2006

Take a walk

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Take a walk, originally uploaded by wmchu.

The photographer: “Somewhere in Kyoto…”

May 6, 2006

Morning Has Broken

Morning Has Broken, originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

The photographer: “was tired and weary, mostly through not having slept very well as a result of my first few days at the altitude of the Tibetan plateau. However, given the chance to see sunrise over the Potala Palace (the former home of the Dalai Lama), you just have to book that early morning call.

When I took this, I was the sole European representative, surrounded by about a dozen Japanese photographers, all of us with carefully interlocked tripods (the rock we were standing on to get this vantage point wasn’t that big!). At one point while we were waiting for interesting light, we started taking shots of the group. Ahhh…memories! :-)

April 24, 2006

color landscape

color landscape, originally uploaded by phitar.

the photographer: from the train between yangon and moulmein, just before sunrise
better in color or in bland and white ?

April 22, 2006

damgo

damgo, originally uploaded by Farl.

at the Good Friday procession in Bantayan town, Bantayan island, Cebu, the Philippines

April 17, 2006

The Rose Red City

The Rose Red City, originally uploaded by Kenny Maths.

the photographer: “A spot of precarious climbing and clambering was called for to get this shot. This is the building known as ‘The Treasury’ from Petra, Jordan. It featured in ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’. Mind you, I didn’t find any death traps inside! ;-)

March 14, 2006

Crazed????

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Crazed????, originally uploaded by mboogiedown.

The photographer: “The finale of kabuki performance by the geiko (geisha) of Miyagawa-cho, Kyoto. Kabuki roles, even those of women, are played by men, but this selection was performed entirely by the most accomplished geiko of Miyagawa.”

March 11, 2006

S A D H U . Sri Sailam

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S A D H U . Sri Sailam, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

A portrait of the sadhu Nara Simha, from Sri Sailam.

February 27, 2006

Flying Girl

Filed under: — laurenz @ 9:36 pm
Flying Girl, originally uploaded by maciekda.

Tonle Sap rver, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

October 29, 2005

Beauty ??

Beauty ??
The photographer: “Two tourists, dressed as maiko (apprentice geisha) explore Kiyomizudera, the Temple of Pure Waters, in Kyoto. I usually don’t take pictures of tourists playing dress-up, but they were so beautiful! ”
originally posted by mboogiedown.

October 26, 2005

Eyes. Madurai

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Eyes. Madurai, originally uploaded by Claude Renault.

The Photographer: “Another one of those old people I met in Madurai. This one was near another temple outside the city.”

October 15, 2005

Jerusalem of Gold

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Jerusalem of Gold, originally uploaded by lapidim.

Tower of David – Old City of Jerusalem – Israel
Torre de David – Ciudad Vieja de Jerusalén - Israel

To the Jewish People and the Land of Israel best wishes for a Happy New Year of 5766 (starts tomorrow night).
Para el Pueblo Judío y la Tierra de Israel, los mejores votos para un Feliz Año de 5766 (que empieza mañana por la noche).

October 10, 2005

I am NOT the Tourism Board.

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:33 pm

I am NOT the Tourism Board., originally uploaded by ahmedzahid.

The photographer: When I was working at Sun Island ( www.villahotels.com/sun/index.htm )
this used to be a favourite spot.
Off limits for the tourists, (because of unloading and other back-house activities) this jetty is bypassed by many, as uninteresting and Ugly.

I find many photo opportunities, of both action and scenery, here.

Beauty, they say, is in the eye of the beholder.”

Ramadan ,The month of fasting

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Ramadan ,The month of fasting, originally uploaded by s3ood.

“Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. For more than a billion Muslims around the world, Ramadan is a “month of blessing” marked by prayer, fasting, and charity. Muslims believe that during the month of Ramadan, Allah revealed the first verses of the Qur’an, the holy book of Islam. Muslims practice sawm, or fasting, for the entire month of Ramadan. This means that they may eat or drink nothing, including water, while the sun shines. Fasting is one of the Five Pillars (duties) of Islam. As with other Islamic duties, all able Muslims take part in sawm from about age twelve. Fasting serves many purposes. While they are hungry and thirsty, Muslims are reminded of the suffering of the poor. Fasting is also an opportunity to practice self-control and to cleanse the body and mind. And in this most sacred month, fasting helps Muslims feel the peace that comes from spiritual devotion as well as kinship with fellow believers.”

September 17, 2005

Spine of Taiwan III



Spine of Taiwan III, originally uploaded by zargag.

the photographer: “Retouched sky to eliminate some annoying ice crystals on the airplane window”.

September 10, 2005

Girl & Water Buffalo

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Girl & Water Buffalo, originally uploaded by Rob Millenaar.

a photo from China.

September 6, 2005

Petronas Twin Towers 4

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Petronas Twin Towers 4, originally uploaded by lil.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2004

September 1, 2005

Lentils

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Lentils, originally uploaded by Monster..

phtographed in India.

August 31, 2005

stormy weather

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stormy weather, originally uploaded by BoazR.

Andaman Islands 2001!
It was sunny and hot that day but in the late afternoon in a very short period of time this storm Hit the small Island! I had 60 seconds to take some pictures and run!
I was late…45 seconds later I was all wet!

August 27, 2005

Traditionally clad

Filed under: — laurenz @ 7:19 pm



Traditionally clad, originally uploaded by lil.

A model posed in the garden of Kinkakuji Shrine (Golden Pavilion). After I took this photo, someone told me she wasn’t a maiko (a young geisha-in-training), but just a young woman posing in traditional formal Japanese wear for a commercial.

Kyoto, Japan, 2004

August 20, 2005

Kashmir dusk

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Kashmir dusk, originally uploaded by Tampen.

The photographer: “A scene of rare Himalayan peace. Taken with Nikon F3, Tamron 300mm f2.8 lens. Kashmir”

August 12, 2005

Sapa School Girl’s Curious Mind

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Sapa School Girl’s Curious Mind, originally uploaded by HRKVC.

The author: “Although Sapa means “sand village” in Chinese, Sapa is located within Vietnam and is home to a wealth of colorful, diverse hill tribes, who have steadfastly resisted integration into Vietnamese society and modern life. In fact, the hill tribes, including the Hmong, the Dao, and the Dai, comprise the majority of inhabitants in the area, outnumbering the Vietnamese who prefer the low lands. Sapa’s central market is a main gathering place for hill tribes from the surrounding villages. They congregate there not only to sell handicrafts, jewelry, orchids, mushrooms, and honey, but to also cultivate relations with other groups, play games, and perhaps find a sweetheart.”

August 1, 2005

Sunset in the desert

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Sunset in the desert, originally uploaded by Sanzen.

Sam sand dunes in Rajasthan, India

Camera Used : Nikon D-70

July 30, 2005

Bagan - sunrise temples

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Bagan - sunrise temples, originally uploaded by awfulsara.

The photographer: “I could get drunk on these. Bagan is a fairytale from above, and sometimes painfully real down below.”

July 29, 2005

Tourist silhouettes

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Tourist silhouettes, originally uploaded by lil.

Tourists give directions to each other as they pose in front of Tanah Lot temple (while others wait for their turn to pose in the prized phototaking spot)

Angkor - Parallax Shot

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Angkor - Parallax Shot, originally uploaded by HRKVC.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

July 26, 2005

Low tide

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Low tide, originally uploaded by lil.

The Photographer: “A young boy plays with his own shadow as he bathes in the glow of a magnificent sunset at a small beach north of Sengiggi.
Lombok, Indonesia, 2004″

July 24, 2005

veiled

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veiled, originally uploaded by tamjpn.

Taipei

July 22, 2005

Bangladesh Water Lily

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Bangladesh Water Lily, originally uploaded by babasteve.

“Outside of the hustle and bustle of Dakha - Bangladesh lies a quiet park were people can walk, sit, and reflect on the beauty of creation around them. One afternoon as I was sitting in the grass, I was struck by the awesome beauty of these water-lilies floating in the lake beside me. A perfect moment to capture…!

Nikon FM2 / 200mm Nikon lens”

July 18, 2005

Two women, Sam Sand Dunes

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Two women, Sam Sand Dunes, originally uploaded by since1968.

The photographer writes:
“Women walking on Sam sand dunes outside Jaisalmer, India.
You never know when you’ll get a good picture. We were tired: tired of the sand, tired of the sun, tired of riding camels, and I was tired of taking pictures. Walking back to our tent I wanted to get one last look at a big sand dune. I turned around and these women were beautifully framed in the sky and the sand.
Part of the work is already done for you when you travel to Sam. People tend to walk along the ridges of the sand dunes because the sand is more tightly packed there than on the sides.”

July 17, 2005

Infinity pool and beyond (only 3)

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Infinity pool and beyond (only 3), originally uploaded by lil.

Tokyo Sea Life Park, Tokyo, 2004

Bagan - foggy sunrise through palms

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The photographer: “My favorite morning in Bagan, eery foggy light for just a few minutes before the sun broke through. Alone with my bicycle, it was a good day.”

July 16, 2005

Lotus Leaf

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Lotus Leaf, originally uploaded by laurenz.

This photo was taken at the Summer Palace in Beijing, China on a rainy day.

July 15, 2005

Paddle (reprise)

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Paddle (reprise), originally uploaded by Tampen.

Indian idyll. Kashmir.

July 14, 2005

Red state

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Red state, originally uploaded by chishikilauren.

Garden umbrella outside Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. Hiroshima. Japan.



    

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