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Best Travel Photo Contest! And the winner is….

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Being a travel club for photography lovers we’re proud to present the winner of our first travel photo contest! We gave away an AWESOME prize: a Spider Holster Black Widow Kit! (a value of $65.99). It’s a camera holster to replace the ever annoying shoulder strap. I’ve been using it for months and LOVE IT! We’ll also start bringing an extra one for our members to try out on our adventures!

And now for the winner…

El-Jadida, Morocco
This awesome photograph was taken in the Portuguese Cistern in Morocco

 Our winner is travel club member Martin Cauchon from Quebec, Canada.

Martin writes:

“The picture has been taken in the Portuguese cistern at El-Jadida, Morocco. As we are traveling with the kids (3 weeks in Morocco from Canada with 8 years twins 😉 ) I do not have the opportunity to bring a lot of photo gear with me… So, in this dark room, with a Nikon D90 (picture’s grainy over 800 ISO), a not that fast 18-200 lens (would have kill for my 24-70 2.8) and NO tripod, I did my best. Shoulder against a stone pillar, I held my breath and then click. I just can’t tell how happy I was with the result.”

Camera & shot specs:

Nikon D90
0,167 sec (1/6)
18 mm
800 ISO

The cistern was built in 1514, originally a warehouse, was converted into a cistern during the 16th century. The chamber in the picture was built with five rows of five stone pillars. You see the thin layer of water that covers the floor which has made the cistern famous (and great for photography too). The small beam of light that illuminates the chamber creates awesome reflections off the walls and columns which was captured so beautifully by Martin in his photograph.

A special thanks to the Nikon D90 Facebook page for hosting our contest and thanks again to Spider Holster for sponsoring our first travel photo contest giveaway! Congratulations Martin!

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21 Replies to “Best Travel Photo Contest! And the winner is….”

October 19, 2012
Its extraordinary! without tripod.. great work.. :) Congrats
Cathy Sweeney
November 12, 2012
Gorgeous photo. Amazing reflections. Congrats, Martin!
Linda McCormick
November 14, 2012
Hey that is a fantastically atmospheric photograph, congratulations!
Alex Morris
November 21, 2012
An amazing picture, it's always been a country I wanted to visit! Somewhere like that should be in a movie at some point - a great picture. The reflection from the water is what makes it; very mysterious.
November 21, 2012
this is so beautiful!! i am considering to buy a dslr cam. good recommnedation btw.!
Andrea Santarlasci
November 24, 2012
This is an incredible picture! Just curious, is the beam of light artificial or natural? The color of the light leads me to believe artificial, but I just want to be sure... Thanks!
    November 25, 2012
    Martin swears it is totally natural!
November 26, 2012
Great jog! Beautiful picture. Really makes me want to go there for a visit.
November 26, 2012
Amazing reflection & fantastic photography.......
November 27, 2012
the grain adds 'authenticity'. lovely.
Nick - Goats On The Road
November 28, 2012
Cool post. Nice photos. Got a few of my own travel pics to check out!
December 6, 2012
Everything looks amazing. It could be hard taking such a shot especially without a tripod at hand.
December 16, 2012
Wow! How cool was the shot?! Nice..
January 12, 2013
amazing this photo have some flourishing with any software like photoshop or not?just curious
    January 15, 2013
    Not much at all--maybe just a little touch up on photoshop!
Mubi Rana
February 24, 2013
Wowww :D Excellent Pic...
March 22, 2013
Congratulations from Italy!!!
April 8, 2014
nice shot! can't believe you got that without a tripod!
Jesper, The Biveros Effect
April 23, 2016
A really amaizing photo for sure. :)
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