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Anmatjere Man

Anmatjere Man

Anmatjere Man at Aileron road house

This is one more Big Thing in Australia – Anmatjere Man. It stands near Aileron road house in Northern Territory about 100 kilometers North of Alice Springs.

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The Australian Farmer

The Australian Farmer

Big things in Australia: The Australian Farmer in Wudinna by sculptor Marijan Bekic and his son David

Australian are crazy about big things and I think in no other country you can find so many of them (Big Things).  This is The Australian Farmer in Wudinna – little town in South Australia. It was made by sculptor Marijan Bekic and his son David.

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Tehran bazar

Tehran bazar

Busy Tehran bazar in afternoon

This is how Tehran bazar looks during busiest time in afternoon. It is interesting to watch all this crowd, but it is better to visit market in the morning when it is less busy if you want to do some shopping.

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Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

Some photos from beautiful Fiordland National park in New Zealand

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Rain forest near lake Marian

Rain forest near lake Marian

Rain forest near lake Marian in New Zealand

Lake Marian is a lake in the Darran Mountains in the Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand.

It is fed and drained by Marian Creek which in turn feeds into the Hollyford River. A tramping track leads to the lake from the Hollyford River valley road. The lake was named by surveyor E.H Wilmot after his cousin Marian Little. The Marian Valley is a perfect example of a hanging valley, the remaining legacy of a tributary glacier that met the main Hollyford Glacier.

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Creating new photo album on Facebook

Every time Facebook  changes it’s interface it messes up everything and you can’t find where they used to be.  Though they claim they are doing this for better usability. I am not sure about this as after last change it took awhile to find where is hidden button for adding more photos to existing album. I decided to post step by step screenshots how to do that because I think there are more people in trouble finding it.

But I will start from the beginning and this week will show how to create new photo album on facebook and how to add your first photo.

Step 1

Locate photos folder on your facebook profile page

Photos folder on facebook profile page

Photos folder on facebook profile page

Step 2

Press “Add Photos” button on the upper right corner of the screen.

Add photos button

Add photos button

Step 3

Press “Select Photos to Upload” button for dialog to open.

Select photos button

Select photos button

Step 4

Select photos you want to publish from your hard drive.

Select pictures dialog

Select pictures dialog

Step 5

Then you can select more pictures [1] or publish your album [2] on your facebook timeline.

Add more photos or publish album

Add more photos or publish album

That’s it. Next week I will post how to add more photos to already existing album on facebook.

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Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Tunnel to underground Manapouri Power Station

Manapouri is the largest hydro power station in New Zealand, and is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri’s West Arm in Fiordland National Park. Manapouri is an underground power station, with its generating units housed in a cavern excavated from rock 200 metres (656 feet) below the surface of Lake Manapouri.

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Frommer’s cover photo contest: how to win it

Frommer's guides' cover

Frommer’s guides’ cover

2012, June

Frommer’s continues it’s annual photo contest for guide cover. This year (2012) the winning photograph will be used as the cover photo of a future Frommer’s book, but besides that the winner will receive a $1000 American Express Gift Card and a Tamron DSLR Lens 18-270mm Di II VC. It is fantastic lens for travelers.
Four runners-up will receive $250 American Express Gift Cards and additionally ten most popular photos will each win a Readers’ Choice Award, $100 American Express Gift Card and a guidebook of their choice.  Photos must be submitted before July 31, 2012.
This year more people can participate in the contest but it is limited to residents of United States (including D.C), Canada (excluding Quebec) and the United Kingdom.

Last year it was more then 10000 submissions. You can see winner photography here, also can check all submitted pictures in year 2010 and 2011 and read some tips before submitting your photos.

2011, June

Frommer’s just announced new photo contest 2011 for it’s cover. Winner also will get $1000 Barnes & Noble Gift Card and four runners-up will win Barnes & Noble NOOK Color eBook Tablet So how to win this contest? Of course you need to submit photo and not just dream about it. Hardest part is select which photos (they allow multiply submissions) submit. Very important note before you’ll start read further. Unfortunately this contest is open only for U.S. residents.

2010

Which traveler wouldn’t want to see his/her photo on the cover of travel guide? Probably everybody would love it. Now you have opportunity – Frommer’s announced photo contest for it’s cover. Winner also get $5000 cash and 4 runners-up will receive a prize pack of guide books and Lug travel accessories. So how to win this contest? Of course you need to submit photo and not just dream about it. Hardest part is select which photos (they allow multiply submissions) submit.

How to win photo contest

After looking to already submitted photos I notice people are missing one big point – it is book cover, so picture should look good in portrait orientation. Of course you can crop landscape photo to make it fit into portrait format, but with a lot of pictures this not gonna work.

Another issue I saw in submissions: people in the pictures. Probably not everybody heard about such thing as signed model release. So better don’t submit photo if you don’t know person in the picture and don’t have possibility to get signed this form from them. It can be too complicated with publishing of such picture.

But before you start browsing through your pictures go to travel guides section in your local book store. Just stand in front of it check covers. Not only Frommer’s, but others too. Like Lonely Planet, Rough Guide and etc. Look at it and you will know what sights or scenes you shouldn’t submit as you probably won’t find same place captured twice on cover of these books. So don’t submit what is already printed.

So let’s go and good luck. I am going to check my photo archive too.

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Fur seals at Doubful Sound

Seals at Doubtful Sound

Seals at Doubtful Sound

Fur seals sunbathing at Doubtful Sound – the second largest of the 14 fiords in Fiordland, New Zealand.

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Manapouri hydro power station

Manapouri Power Station main hall

Manapouri Power Station main hall

Manapouri is the largest hydro power station in New Zealand, and is located on the edge of Lake Manapouri’s West Arm in Fiordland National Park. Manapouri is an underground power station, with its generating units housed in a cavern excavated from rock 200 metres (656 feet) below the surface of Lake Manapouri.