National Geographic Traveler Magazine is holding their annual photo contest. Anyone (for a fee of $15) can submit a shot for a shot at some prizes. Given all the pictures I’ve taken since coming to Tanzania, I thought I’d give it a whirl this year…and I was hoping anyone reading this could help me decide which one to send.
There are four categories to the contest:
1.) Travel Portraits
2.) Outdoor Scenes
3.) Spontaneous Moments
-taking a picture at just the right time
4.) Sense of Place
-pictures that capture the essence of where they were taken
Beings that I’m not a professional photographer, and that many other participants will at least be using professional equipment, I’m leaning toward using my strength of capturing people and submitting under the Travel Portraits category. But I’ll let you judge for yourself.
I sifted through all my pictures since January and came up with, and fine-tuned, twenty photos. Let me know which one(s) you think are the best by leaving a comment at the bottom. The contest end June 30th. I’ll submit by this Tuesday the 24th. And I’ll let you know next week which shot we chose.
There’s a “bridge” near my village that is actually an old, tipped-over radio tower. People here use it even though it’s not the most convenient–especially with a bundle of firewood atop one’s head.
Once a month, mothers with children gather at the government building for a weigh-in.
Students line up for morning assembly. One finds something funny.
Girls during chores, digging a pit for garbage
A campaign rally in my village.
A church service in the nearby city, Iringa
Down near the village well, boys are having a ball.
A boy climbs alongside a truck filled to the brim with harvested corn.
Monster ants on a path at my school
Dawn along the road toward Iringa
Sense of Place:
On the northern coast of Zanzibar, these cows walked by at 8 a.m. every morning.
In Iringa, some light shines into a bunker with about 20 little places to eat.
Near my school, I pose with a chameleon.
All these faces courtesy of my school or village:
So there you have it.
Let me know which one(s) you like best.
Tough decision? I hope so: )