Haveyoubeenhere 2019 Steemitworldmap travel contest. My 4 fav posts of 2019.

Here is my entry for Steemitworldmap’s Haveyoubeenhere 2019 contest. My four favorite travel posts of the year (2019) are posts resulting from my visits to Thailand. These four posts are the ones that elicited the most emotions for me as I went through my posts for the year.

In no particular order, here we go:

Celebrating Loi Krathong at Wat Saket in Bangkok, Thailand. Learning and participating in a culture’s religious festival at a historically significant venue is always awesome. This was also the evening I got to meet so many awesome people at TravelFeed’s meetup and subsequent ‘photowalk’. If any of y’all are reading this, I miss you awesome people! Lol. Here’s the link to the post.

Chiang Rai’s White Temple in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Re-reading this post makes me want to take a couple days out of my Feb. itinerary to revisit this temple. It’s that awesome! Very, very artistic impression of Thai Buddhism. If you’re into art, you gotta check this place out! Here’s the link to the post.

Dental Holiday to Chiang Mai, Thailand. This trip was really what kicked off my ‘want’ to keep blogging. It was also what started my fascination with Thailand. I never really thought about dental/medical holiday’s before but my bro (who’s a dentist) told me to check out Thailand’s dental scene as it’s very good and way cheaper than both the U.S. and Singapore (after I gave him the quotes I got from dentists in Sg). Here’s the link to the post.

Mega Plaza, Bangkok, Thailand. This post, for me, was about a near perfect vacation day! While walking around after visiting Wat Saket, I found this mall. It’s full of toys (r/c, airsoft, console etc), anime / collectible figures, camera gear and TCG’s (trading card games). Yes, I’m still a kid, haha! Here’s the link to the post.

Overall, as difficult as it was to pick a favorite, I have. It’s my dental holiday in Chiang Mai. Although a lengthy one, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about it in the first place, being somewhat self conscious of my teeth. In the end it, I felt I had to let people know of the options available for affordable dental care. I wouldn’t have know about it if no one told me about it, so I’m truly grateful for this day and age’s ease of sharing and to the people who do share. The icing on cake is the amount of support that this post had received which is still one of the highest I’ve ever gotten!

Thanks for viewing and best wishes!

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, ūüėÉ please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details.

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Digital Camera Magazine’s POTY contest

A Common Asian Koel lurking in the background.

Digital Camera Magazine’s POTY contest is open for submissions!

“There are ten categories to enter, split over seven rounds, with each category having its own prizing. For the overall winner the judges will be looking for a standout photographer who has not only won a round (or several) but has also demonstrated a range of skills and visual awareness in different categories.

Photographers aged 25 and under can enter both the main awards AND the Young Photographer of the Year awards.”

https://www.photocrowd.com/photo-competitions/photography-awards/dcpoty-2019/categories/

Get your entries in, now! Best of luck to all entrants!

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Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards is open for entries, are you in?!

The Sony World Photography Awards has four competitions:

  • Professional¬†–¬†Recognising outstanding bodies of work‚Äč (closes January 11,¬†2019 – 1300 GMT)
  • Open¬†– Rewarding the world‚Äôs best single images¬†‚Äč(closes¬†January 4,¬†2019 – 1300 GMT)
  • Youth¬†– Best single images by photographers aged 12-19 (closes January 4,¬†2019 – 1300 GMT)
  • Student¬†– For photography students worldwide (closes¬†November 30,¬†2018 – 1300 GMT)

Best of luck everyone!!!

Zeiss Photography Award

Hey everyone,

Here’s another big photo contest to consider. Good Luck! Zeiss Photography Award

“The ZEISS Photography Award “Seeing Beyond” is an international photography contest, launched in collaboration with ZEISS in 2016.¬†The contest offers professional photographers and ambitious amateurs the opportunity to showcase their talent to a distinguished jury and global audience.¬†The Award is jointly organized by ZEISS and the World Photography Organisation. Last year, a total of 87,593 images by 11,921 photographers from 146 countries and territories were submitted..”

https://www.worldphoto.org/zeiss-photography-award

Stadium Walk – mypictureday submission

Just for the fun of it, I took a walk along the section of Singapore’s Kallang River where the national stadium is located. I could have picked a better day, I suppose, as it started to rain pretty heavily. The relatively new National Stadium which is dome shaped and features a retractable roof is the reportedly the world’s largest dome structure. Unfortunately, the retractable roof’s reliability as well as the quality of the artificial turf has been less than desirable. The structure does look pretty cool though, I think.

 

 

In contrast to the National Stadium, is the much older Indoor Stadium, which is just next door. Instead of a rounded mound look, it sports an angular circus tent look and reminds me of the Millenium Falcon from Star Wars. Both stadiums are within the same complex called the “Sports Hub” which also has an indoor pool as well as a shopping mall. The Indoor Stadium is where a lot of the music concerts, MMA events and basketball games are played.

 

 

Consider following me for updates and to find not only my other travel bloopers, blunders and shenanigans but also photography related news/reviews and the occasional contest entry.

All the photos (unless otherwise noted in the post) were taken by me and are available for sale. If you’re interested in buying an image or three, ūüėÉ please don’t hesitate to contact me for more details. Thanks in advance!

Comments & Critiques are always welcome. As are upvotes and resteems, if you like what you see.

Thanks for viewing and best wishes,

Ray

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