Photo of the day (4.22.10)

Today’s photo of the day was chosen because, well, it just made me laugh. Borderfilms (Doug) shot this in Vancouver yesterday. Doug tries to get an interesting shot everyday for his blog, Roadspill, and this one easily qualifies.

Are you a Flickr user who’d like to share a travel related picture or two for our consideration? Submit it to Gadling’s Flickr group right now! We just might use it for our Photo of the Day!

Photo of the Day (12.29.09)

When I went looking for today’s Photo of the Day, I searched for “New Year” – since 2010 is only a few days away. I couldn’t pass up this beautiful photo taken by borderfilms (Doug), even though it’s from a Chinese New Year celebration in Vancouver, Canada (which, technically isn’t until February). When I shoot, I love capturing moments where there is a distinct relationship between the subject and the photographer; this man’s response to having a camera pointed at him couldn’t be better.

Vancouver has one of the highest concentrations of ethnic Chinese residents in North America, due to an influx of immigrants from Hong Kong in anticipation of its transfer from the United Kingdom to China in the 1980’s…making it a great place to celebrate the Chinese New Year in North America.

As the 2010 celebrations begin to ramp up, be sure to bring your camera out and upload your best shots to the Gadling pool on Flickr. We might just pick one as our Photo of the Day!

Photo of the Day (10/22/07)

Shot by borderfilms (Doug) in Ghana. (See it on flickr!)

Yes, a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes it is nice to hear the story behind a photo. Doug, the photographer, says: “Mary runs a little shop in Takoradi, Ghana that I pass each each day on the way to work. There are thousands of little kiosks like Mary’s around the country. They sell the staples: tomatoes, onions, and kenkey… plus the worst red wine ever (still good in a pinch). Mary always has a good story and a big smile. It makes living far from home seem… more like home.”

I would just add that I like the way the plastic bag blends in with the light. Makes me want to say something profound about the future and windows of opportunity, but I will spare you my Monday blues. That is, after all, the beautiful thing about photography. You don’t have to say anything.

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