food market

Welcome to Travel Photo Roulette, a weekly contest for bloggers to show off their photography, and compete for the chance to host the next edition. Last week’s contest, “Wrinkles”, was judged by Dyanne of Traveln Lass. As winner of the “Wrinkles” contest, I’m inviting submissions for edition #107, to be posted here on Anita’s Feast. The theme I’ve chosen is “Food markets”.

 Topic of the week is “Food markets”!

The winning photo was submitted by Juergen of dare2go!

In this photo of the market in Solola, Guatemala (near Lago Atitlan) we see something of the local culture. Although it was difficult to select just one winner, I chose this colorful image because it projects a strong sense of place, along with the unselfconscious camaraderie of the vendors.

Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for consideration, and congratulations, dare 2 go. Over to you for the next installment of Travel Photo Roulette, # 108!

Travel Photo Roulette Contest #107

Anita and I seek out markets wherever we go. We enjoy feasting our eyes on the products and chatting with the people in the market. We think that food markets show a lot about the culture. In my photo (above) of the Saturday market in Basel, Switzerland, City Hall is in the background and the vendor’s food items and supplies are perfectly arranged and aligned. It’s all very Swiss.

If you have a blog, I hope you are asking “What can I submit?”. I’m looking for photos you took in a food market, anywhere in the world. To me, the best photos are those that show people in action: bargaining, shopping, or handling food products, or perhaps eating something delicious.

Now, I invite you to show the rest of us where you’ve been, and submit your liveliest food market shots via comments to this post (see How to submit an entry below).

Travel Photo Roulette Contest Overview

  • One submission per blog, if a sites that have 2+ authors it only get one entry.
  • Post processing is permitted, but photo altering (i.e., using Photoshop to remove elements) is not.
  • Abstract submissions are welcomed as long as it fits within the interpretation of the chosen phrase. Remember, the hosting blogger chooses the winner, so if they cannot understand the submission, you might not win!
  • Please try and keep your images medium-sized and web-optimized.
  • If you win, keep these in mind when choosing a new theme: Keep phrases general so that all bloggers can participate. Specific items like “Eiffel Tower” should be avoided but rather made open-ended like “monuments.” For variety, it is okay to say focused things such as “monuments at night” which most of us have pictures of. Phrases can be generic ‘signs’, or abstract ‘religion’.
  • Abstract thoughts are appreciated, but keep it within the realm that all readers will understand. No “Kafka-esque,” or “Overlooking Creation.”
  • Use something that is able to be interpreted by all.
  • After 1 year, phrases can be reused, however new photos must be submitted.
  • No obscene pictures or phrases allowed. Suggestive phrases and photography can be accepted, but please keep it within reason.
  • Keep the ideas and photos fresh!
  • Pictures from your entire portfolio are fair to submit. You do not have to take the photo within the week of the contest period to submit it
  • Most importantly, all photographs must be your own.
  • One last rule, since this is a competition for travel and photography bloggers, you must have a travel/photography blog to enter. Sorry!

How to submit an entry

To enter in the Travel Photo Roulette competition simply leave a comment below with:

  • A link to the image (whether Flickr, Picasa, Smugmug, etc. or your own site) and
  • A short description / background of what’s happening in your photo.

I’ll upload your photo into the post. Don’t forget to provide a brief description or caption for the photo so the viewers can get a little background as to what’s happening.

Check back here throughout the week to see all the entries as they come in – feel free to comment on them. The contest runs for 7 days, from today, July 6th until midnight EDT (UTC/GMT -4 hour) on Sunday, July 12th when the submission period ends. I will do my level best to select and announce the winner within a few of days of July 12th. The winner will then host the next round of Travel Photo Roulette #108.

Previous Winners

This is a list of all the previous winners and themes. Click the host’s link to go directly to that entry to see some fab photographs.

  1. Nov 2010 Living the Dream: Animals
  2. Nov 2010 Skinny Backpacker: Road Signs
  3. Nov 2010 Dream a Little Dream: Street Art
  4. Dec 2010 Flashpacker HQ: Festival
  5. Dec 2010 Over Yonderlust: Landmarks
  6. Dec 2010 Don’t Ever Look Back: Beaches
  7. Jan 2011 ThePlanetD: Portraits
  8. Jan 2011 Travel with a Mate: Motion
  9. Jan 2011 Johnny Vagabond Water
  10. Feb 2011 Ken Kaminesky: Urban
  11. Feb 2011 Travels of Adam: Friday Night
  12. Mar 2011 Itchy Feet Chronicles: The Journey
  13. Mar 2011 Brendan’s Adventures Changing Seasons
  14. Apr 2011 Shutterfeet: Storytelling
  15. Apr 2011 10 Times One: Piousness
  16. Apr 2011 Beached Eskimo: Learning
  17. May 2011 Travel Junkies: Architecture
  18. Jun 2011 Destination World: Transportation
  19. Jun 2011 Living the Dream: Paradise
  20. Jun 2011 Vagabond Quest: Clothes
  21. Jul 2011 The Unframed World: Symmetry
  22. Jul 2011 Beached Eskimo: Home
  23. Jul 2011 BackPackerBanter: Inspiration
  24. Aug 2011 WanderingTrader: Darkness
  25. Aug 2011 Finding the Universe: Tranquillity
  26. Sep 2011 Fearful Adventurer: Food
  27. Sep 2011 Adventures of a GoodMan: City
  28. Oct 2011 Reflection
  29. Oct 2011 Scene With A Hart: Framing
  30. Nov 2011 Vagabond Quest: Silhouettes
  31. Nov 2011 Hecktic Travels: Music
  32. Dec 2011 Globetrotter Girls: Love
  33. Dec 2011 Man on the lam: Humor
  34. Jan 2012 My Walkabout: Winter
  35. Jan 2012 The Art of Slow Travel: Blue
  36. Feb 2012 Ten times One: Depth of the Field
  37. ?
  38. Mar 2012 Nomadbiba: Sunshine
  39. Mar 2012 Travel With Kat: Local Character
  40. Apr 2012 The Travel Bunny: Street Scene
  41. Apr 2012 Adventure Crow Spirit of the Country
  42. May 2012 Food Travel Bliss: Evening
  43. May 2012 Matt Gibson Adventure
  44. May 2012 Flashpacker HQ: Once In A Lifetime
  45. Jul 2012 Skinny Backpacker: Surreal
  46. Aug 2012 2away: Smile
  47. Aug 2012 Bridges and Balloons: Excellent Splendour of the Universe
  48. Sep 2012 The GypsyNester: What the ?!
  49. Oct 2012 Runaway Juno: Sweet
  50. Nov 2012 GQ Trippin: Play
  51. Nov 2012 Life’s Little Victories: Friendship
  52. Dec 2012 Breakaway Backpacker: Face
  53. Jan 2013 Fly, Icarus, Fly: Serendipity
  54. Feb 2013 Travel Transmissions: Lost in Thought
  55. Feb 2013 Wanderlusters: The Natural World
  56. Mar 2013 Travel Junkies: Patterns
  57. Apr 2013 Living the Dream: Your First Time
  58. May 2013 Getting Stamped: The Sun Goes Down
  59. Jun 2013 The GypsyNester: Cheesy Tourist Diversions
  60. Jun 2013 Boomeresque: Revolution
  61. Jul 2013 Breakaway Backpacker: Colorful
  62. Aug 2013 Around This World: Mountains
  63. Aug 2013 Passports and Pamplemousse Hands at Work
  64. Sep 2013 TurtlesTravel Dance
  65. Sep 2013 Keep calm and travel The Sea
  66. Sep 2013 Travel Photo Discovery: The Market
  67. Oct 2013 Am I Nearly There Yet?: Travel Fails
  68. Oct 2013 The GypsyNester: Weird Regional Foods
  69. Nov 2013 Sophie’s World: Trees
  70. Nov 2013 SHOuTography: Party
  71. Dec 2013 Adventures of a Goodman: Ruin
  72. Dec 2013 Have Blog Will Travel: Light
  73. Jan 2014 This World Rocks: Crowds
  74. Jan 2014 Travel Past 50: Competition
  75. Feb 2014 The Working Traveller: Working
  76. Mar 2014 Travels with Carole: Umbrellas
  77. Apr 2014 Independent Travel Help Quirky
  78. Apr 2014 Quit Job Travel World Statues
  79. May 2014 Nomad is Beautiful People Sleeping
  80. May 2014 Backpack Me: Mouthwatering
  81. Jun 2014 20 Years Hence: The Face of A Nation
  82. Jul 2014 Two for the Road: Into the Wild
  83. Jul 2014 TurtlesTravel: Summer!
  84. Aug 2014 Adventures Around Asia: Candid
  85. Aug 2014 Travel with Kevin and Ruth: Hiking
  86. Sept 2014 Till The Money Runs Out: Transport
  87. Sept 2014 The Crowded Planet: Wild World
  88. Sept 2014 ZigZag On Earth: The 4 Elements
  89. Oct 2014 Travel Addicts: Heritage
  90. Oct 2014 Living the Dream: Your Grand Adventure
  91. Oct 2014 Getting Stamped: Inspire
  92. Nov 2014 Flashpacker HQ: Viewpoint
  93. Jan 2015 Adventures of a GoodMan: WOW!
  94. Jan 2015 ZigZag On Earth: Roads and Tracks
  95. Feb 2015 Where’s The Gos?: Street Art
  96. Mar 2015 Ice Cream and Perma Frost: Frozen
  97. Mar 2015 Journey Jottings: Detail
  98. April 2015 House Sitting Travel: What’s your Angle?
  99. April 2015 JetWayz: Spiritual Beauty
  100. April 2015 The Trading Travelers: Celebrate
  101. May 2015 Street Food World Tour: Epic
  102. May 2015 Next Stop Who Knows: Landscape
  103. May 2015 We Travel Together: Wildlife
  104. May 2015 Vagabond Way: Festival
  105. June 2015 Travel Addicts: Landmarks
  106. June 2015 TravelnLass: Wrinkles
  107. July 2015 AnitasFeast: Markets

Good Luck !!

Contest Submissions

Paula McInerney of Contented Traveler

This one was taken at Mercado de La Boqueria, Barcelona.

Juergen of dare2go

In Solola, Guatemala (near Lago Atitlan), the market offers everything: vegetables and fruit, cooked meals, tools, handicrafts, and much more. Most food stalls are set up by wives of small local farmers, so their offerings are very limited. For the locals the market seems to be more of an opportunity to socialize. As a photographer it’s a dream come true to snap some colorful pictures.

Irene of More Time To To Travel

food market

Iconic mural at Charleston City Market by artist David Boatwright

Brent of Travel & Landscape Photography

food market

Taken at a floating market in Thailand. My wife and I had gone on a longtail boat through the market and I spied this old lady selling food out of her boat.

Sue of Food Travelist

food market

We love food markets too! We did a post on them a while back but this photo of the Beijing Night Market always gets people talking.

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  1. Congratulations on your win! I found the theme “Wrinkles” rather difficult as I hardly ever take close-up portraits of locals (too shy).
    We always visit markets along our way; since we’re traveling in a mobile home and cook most of our meals, it’s the best option to find fresh produce.
    In Solola, Guatemala (near Lago Atitlan), the market offers everything: vegetables and fruit, cooked meals, tools, handicrafts, and much more. Most food stalls are set up by wives of small local farmers, so their offerings are very limited. For the locals the market seems to be more of an opportunity to socialize. As a photographer it’s a dream come true to snap some colorful pictures.

    My submission:

  2. O.k. – given that I just passed the TPR baton to you Tome, I’ll get the TPR #107 ball rolling here. Food Markets, eh? g-knows I have a mess of such in my archives, but among my fondest memories:

    Getting up at 3:30 am to make my way on foot in the dark to the Night Market in Hsipaw, Myanmar. Two words: Absolutely.Magical. Worth every minute of lost sleep. 😉

    • Thank you for your submission. In addition to being early, it looks quite cool. I have never seen a market start quite that early.

  3. On my way to go through some market pics! Love the subject and love the entries I’m seeing so far. Your Basel market photo is particularly enticing — wonderful photography.

  4. […] chance to host the next edition. Last week’s contest, “Food Markets”, was judged by Tom of Anita’s Feast . is happy to have won the last Photo Roulette with this […]


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