Explore The Elements – Travel Photoblogging Challenge

by Daniel Hofmann

Today something different: I take part in the Explore The Elements – Travel Photoblogging Challenge from Thomas Cook. The rules are pretty simple. There are four elements and for each one I have to present a fitting photograph. It wasn't easy to select my favorites but in the end I wanted a collection that works as a whole and with that choice I stayed with black and white. It's always a great exercise to edit your pictures from a different perspective. I have to ask myself again, if the photograph works in the way I intended it but enough said:

Earth

I took this picture in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan (India). In this collection it's the one picture where traveling is the main topic. It's about earth and the mark we leave with every step on our journey.

I took this picture in the Thar Desert in Rajasthan (India). In this collection it's the one picture where traveling is the main topic. It's about earth and the mark we leave with every step on our journey.

Water

I found this scene at the Ganges in Varanasi (India). Water is important everywhere, but here people have a very special connection to "Mother Ganges." Every morning I could witness their deep devotion to this river.

I found this scene at the Ganges in Varanasi (India). Water is important everywhere, but here people have a very special connection to "Mother Ganges." Every morning I could witness their deep devotion to this river.

Fire

A longer trip through the Thar Desert in Rajasthan (India) with only essential equipment brought me back to a more simple way of life. To have a fire was one of the most important things when we set up camp. Especially when I was hungry and the night turned the hot desert in a freezer I welcomed the warmth of small fire. 

A longer trip through the Thar Desert in Rajasthan (India) with only essential equipment brought me back to a more simple way of life. To have a fire was one of the most important things when we set up camp. Especially when I was hungry and the night turned the hot desert in a freezer I welcomed the warmth of small fire. 

Air

On my way through the Annapurna region (Nepal) I came across this view of Annapurna South. I couldn't see much at the beginning but I could hear how the wind was howling through the valley. After my eyes got used to the darkness I saw stars, mountains lit by moonlight, a forest fire in the distance and between all that the moving clouds. Everything was bound together by the cold air that surrounded me.

On my way through the Annapurna region (Nepal) I came across this view of Annapurna South. I couldn't see much at the beginning but I could hear how the wind was howling through the valley. After my eyes got used to the darkness I saw stars, mountains lit by moonlight, a forest fire in the distance and between all that the moving clouds. Everything was bound together by the cold air that surrounded me.

To spread the word about this challenge I nominate these Bloggers:

Bernado Salce

Ute Kranz

Charukesi Ramadurai

Derek Baron

Amanda Williams