First place is awarded to Srikant Subramaniam fromStockholm to Copenhagen Bike Tour
Photographer's Notes: My annual vacation for the past dozen or so years has been a bike trip to a country that I had previously not visited. Traveling by bicycle gives me a completely different perspective and a chance to assimilate the sights and sounds at an unhurried pace. Having two amazingly bicycle friendly cities (Stockholm and Copenhagen) as bookends made this another in a long list of memorable Backroads vacations. I could not be more pleased at how this photograph turned out—especially the striking interplay among the vivid colors of the 17th century waterfront houses in Nyhavn (Copenhagen’s harbor district), the red boat and the azure sky—reminiscent of a Canaletto etching, perhaps? It was overcast and rainy the previous day, but the weather magically cleared up overnight to give us a perfect late summer’s afternoon!