Our clients crossed time zones, date lines, and oceans to experience the farthest reaches of Asia—where many found a fabulous photo opportunity around every corner. We asked our travelers to submit photos of their travels to Asia.
We started with 216 beautiful entries and our staff narrowed it down to 50 semi-finalists. Then Asia Transpacific Journeys Founder & President, Marilyn Downing Staff, selected the first, second and third place winners of our 2nd Annual Client Photo Contest.
Following are the winning entries and Marilyn’s commentary on the photos.
“Captures the optimism of this young train station vendor and the magical light of India. A lovely environmental portrait.”
“Beautiful composition. The millennia-old rhythm of women planting rice–the essence of life in Asia.”
“Interesting, edgy and a foray into using technology as a portal into another way to see our world.”
This year we also presented a People’s Choice Award, and held the voting on our Asia Transpacific Journeys Facebook page. Our fans and travelers cast their votes, selecting Bob Fink’s photo of two girls in Laos as the People’s Choice winner.
Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. These photos truly define a Journey Beyond the Ordinary™.