Matador Network’s ‘Travel Therapy’ Photo Essay

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I received some great news today. A photo taken by me during one of my trips to Bali won a prize at Matador Network‘s ‘Travel Therapy’ photo essay contest! It’s the first time a photo of mine has won anything so, as you can imagine, I’m thrilled to bits! ๐Ÿ™‚

This is the winning photo and its caption.

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โ€œI find Bali very therapeutic. It can be very hectic & the traffic is sometimes horrendous (especially around the main tourist areas) but thereโ€™s something about the charm and grace of the Balinese, the enchanting scenery and temples, and the amazing spas (the concept was probably invented there!) that I find absolutely soothing. Sinking my feet into the cool sand of Jimbaran or Seminyak with a cold beer and a lobster platter while watching the sunset is my idea of bliss!โ€

Please check out the other entries for this photo essay contest.

If you liked this photo, you’ll certainly like my other sunset photos! ๐Ÿ™‚

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23 Responses to “Matador Network’s ‘Travel Therapy’ Photo Essay”

  1. velvet 01/07/2011 9:23 am
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    Thanks Clare! Seems like ages ago! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Clare Appleyard 01/07/2011 9:22 am
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    Congrats Keith! Great stuff ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. velvet 18/06/2009 10:45 am
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    Thanks Hal!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  4. Hal 18/06/2009 6:09 am
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    Keith, your photo is gorgeous. We were happy to choose you as the winner!

  5. velvet 15/06/2009 5:07 pm
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    Thanks Gaby! Yes, this photo was taken in Jimbaran Bay. It would’ve been awesome if the prize was a business class return ticket to Bali! Haha! No, the prize was a book. The recognition by Matador Networks means a lot more.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  6. gabybali 15/06/2009 1:33 pm
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    Keith!!! bagus sekali!!!! Is it in Jimbaran Bay ya?? What’s the prize ??!! A return business class ticket to Bali in Aug?! :p Congrats! You’re the best!

  7. velvet 14/06/2009 6:22 pm
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    Thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers,
    Keith

  8. Guy and Girl Travels 14/06/2009 3:34 pm
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    Congratulations! Great pic!

  9. velvet 14/06/2009 2:16 pm
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    Thanks for your comment. I have loads more photos but I have to say, this one is one of my very best!

    Cheers,
    Keith

  10. Nomadic Pinoy 14/06/2009 2:08 pm
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    The photo does look very therapeutic – very calm and serene – you deserve that recognition. Hoping more great photos to come!

  11. velvet 13/06/2009 11:27 am
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    Thank you Jen & Amy! Much appreciated. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Cheers,
    Keith

  12. Amy @ The Q Family 13/06/2009 7:35 am
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    Congratulation and well deserved picture!! It’s absolutely stunning. I also love other pictures from your Sunset series especially the one from Kenya.. Great composition and framing.

  13. jen laceda 13/06/2009 5:04 am
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    A well-deserved honour!! Congrats a million times, Keith!

  14. velvet 12/06/2009 11:56 pm
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    Thanks Vera! Yeah, go ahead! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for being a great & supportive friend.

    Cheers,
    Keith

  15. Vera Marie Badertscher 12/06/2009 11:54 pm
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    Huge congratulations. And well deserved. That is a fantastic photo. Mind if I nab it for wallpaper on my computer? YAY! for Keith.

  16. velvet 12/06/2009 11:01 pm
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    Thank u Yoan for your comment and suggestions. I don’t think I’m qualified to start giving picture-taking tips (I have a simple Canon camera and I take lots of pics with my phone too!!) but a ‘photo of the week’ series is a fab idea!

    Best regards,
    Keith

  17. yoan the dreamer 12/06/2009 10:57 pm
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    Oh my godddd…………….soo………BEAUTIFULL……….congratulate sir,I thought u also should put some new thread about “how to get nice pic during ur vacation” or “pic of the week”, he.he.he…bcoss i thought the pic that u took like this one, was set in some particular setting and not everyone know about that……
    ok after saw this pic well………velvet quote was rite, but for me it will bcome
    “experienced, be inspired and go explore LATER” (–*sigh*–when i have a chance to see that beautiful sunset)
    best regard
    –yoan the dreamer–

  18. velvet 12/06/2009 10:26 pm
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    Thanks for your comment Tammie. It’s one of my favourite shots!

    Best regards,
    Keith

  19. Solo Road Trip 12/06/2009 9:46 pm
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    Wow! The reflection of the fiery sunset is captured all the way onto the ripples of sand. BEAUTIFUL.

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