If you’re reading this blog post, it’s probably because you love travel. And if you love travel, then you’ll probably be able to relate to what I’m going to say next. Think about your collection of photos. Lots of them will be from your holidays and travels. Which photo springs to mind first? I like to think that we all have that 1 travel photo that is the most special to us. One that we took at a picture perfect moment that instantly transports you back to all the senses you felt when you took it. Thought of yours? Good. Now keep reading…
I have recently teamed up with the lovely people at PhotoBox to launch my first ever prize giveaway on my blog! Just a little something to say thanks for stopping by. I’m offering 1 reader £40 worth of credit to spend on anything they like on www.photobox.com. All you need to do to enter is
1. Leave a comment on this blog post telling about which travel photo is the most special to you and why.
2. Follow me @travelistajess on Twitter
Once you’ve entered with a comment and followed me on Twitter, you can also email your photo to me at email@example.com if you’d like it to appear in my Photography Hall of Fame blog post at the end of October.
Fair’s fair, so if you’re showing me yours I’ll show you mine! Above is my all time favourite travel photo which I took on the beach at LUX* Resort in La Reunion. I remember exactly how I felt the moment I took it. It was one of those ‘pinch me’ moments. I sat alone under a tree and watched the most spectacular dusky pink sunset I had ever seen. It was taken at the perfect moment when the whole sea was glowing pink. You can read more about my trip to LUX* in La Reunion here.
Just to make sure I was offering out a top notch prize, PhotoBox allowed me to test out their services first. I chose to spend some credit on blowing up my favourite sunset photo onto a canvas print. I have just moved into a new flat so decided it was the perfect option to get some colour onto my walls.
The PhotoBox website is friendly, functional and easy to navigate. Within 5 minutes I had selected my canvas type and size (I went for a 61×40.6 Classic Print canvas worth £64.99). My chosen photo was taken with a standard digital camera, so I was a bit worried whether it would be good enough quality to blow up onto a canvas.
Luckily the Photobox website had a cute smiley face indicator to let you know if the pixels of your photo are high enough for your chosen canvas size. The smileys range from sad (red), average (amber) and good (green). I actually got the amber smiley when I loaded my photo, but I didn’t mind as I really wanted to use that specific photo.
I was amazed when my canvas arrived just 2 days after I had ordered it in a well packaged box. To say I had the amber smiley, I was really impressed with the quality and definition of the print. I would definitely PhotoBox again and I’m thinking of putting together a photography scrapbook next! It’s also on my radar as a go-to site for personalized gifts.
What do you think of my photo? Are you a fan of PhotoBox? Make sure you get involved in my first giveaway by leaving me a comment and you could bag yourself the £40 PhotoBox credit!
*I am running this giveaway from Monday 30th September to Friday 18th October and will pick the winner at random using a random number generator. I will announce the winner on my blog and on Twitter on Friday 18th October*