Top 6 Photos for Best Island Photo Contest – Vote Now!

Let me start out by saying, WOW.  You guys submitted some truly magical beach/island photos. I was going to pick the top 3 then we’ll vote, but there’s no way I could pick just 3. Couldn’t even do 5. So let’s expand the vote to 6 photos.  Can’t hurt right? Picking these 6 was challenging enough.

The sunset photos were simply grand.  I’m such a sucker for those. They literally make me pause and take a deep inhale.

We had a total of 49 photo submitted! That’s more than I had hoped for.  Thanks for the amazing participation guys!

If you would like to see all 49 photos you can visit this Flickr page or you can find them in the fan photos on the RumShopRyan Facebook fan page.  And just because the contest is over (we will have more in the future) please share any great tropical photos you have.  Everyone loves them and they give us all that island itch of which the only cure is a Soggy Dollar Bar PainKiller.

Vote For Your Favorite!

Vote for your favorite in the comments section below or on the facebook fan page. The winning photo will become the RumShopRyan default photo on Facebook, Twitter and will be featured on the website for 1 week. Voting ends Saturday at Midnight! Two full days to get your vote in. Here we go!

These are the Top 6.

Photo 1.

Submitted by Allen Willis

The Castillo de San Cristóbal, a Spanish fort in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Luxe Tiffany, Pink sand beach of BarbudaPhoto 2.

Submitted by Tiffany Dowd

A pink sand beach on Barbuda, complete with Caribbean thunder storm.

Tiffany has a great travel site and is a great twitter person to follow.

Key West SunrisePhoto 3.

Submitted by Barbie Schneider

A Key West Sunrise.

Cayman Rum Bottle on BeachPhoto 4.

Submitted by Jorie Schubert

Cayman Rum Bottle on Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

Sunrise in TitusvillePhoto 5.

Submitted by Charles Hoffman

A sunrise in Titusville, Florida

Sunset on Tortola BVIPhoto 6.

Submitted by Matt Jackson

A sunset from Tortola, British Virgin Islands

Some amazing eye glazing photo aren’t they?  Vote for your favorite below!

By |2016-12-31T11:58:36-04:00March 26th, 2010|Islands, RSR Stories|53 Comments

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  1. Barbie Wilson March 26, 2010 at 7:00 am

    Voting for the Key West sunrise of course! Thanks for posting my pic!

  2. Kevin McGill March 26, 2010 at 7:07 am

    Voting for #3 Barbie Wilsons Sunrise – Spectacular Photo

  3. Maria Hagg March 26, 2010 at 7:45 am

    #3 – A Key West Sunrise gets my vote!!!!!!!!! Awesome photo – go Barbie!!!!!

  4. Leslie Conn March 26, 2010 at 8:16 am

    #3 Barbie’s Key West Sunrise! Woo hoo!

  5. Gena Roland March 26, 2010 at 8:49 am

    U go girl. The pics r great xoxoxox G

  6. Paula Smith March 26, 2010 at 9:44 am

    #3 is definately the winner! Amazing Barbie.

  7. michael barnes March 26, 2010 at 10:02 am

    Hands down the photo from Barbie !

  8. Betty Bates March 26, 2010 at 10:03 am

    #3 Beautiful picture Barbie

  9. Julie Broadbent March 26, 2010 at 10:18 am

    Photo #1

  10. BigKahunaBrew March 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks for picking my photo! I vote for #5!
    But I’d like to buy #4 a drink. The rum bottle on the beach is simply iconic!

  11. BigKahunaBrew March 26, 2010 at 10:33 am

    Thanks for picking my photo! I vote for #5!
    But I\’d like to buy #4 a drink. The rum bottle on the beach is simply iconic!

  12. Allen Willis March 26, 2010 at 10:58 am

    #1 of course, but thats not Castillo de San Cristóbal it is El Castillo San Felipe del Morro.

    #4 is my new iPhone background.

  13. Rachel Willis March 26, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Photo #1

  14. FoodTravelDiva March 26, 2010 at 11:11 am

    Definitely photo #4…it’s what you’re all about….rum, coconuts, beach! Good luck to everyone!

  15. Debra Beasley March 26, 2010 at 11:15 am

    love the Key West photo!!! Great job Barbie!!!

  16. BCarter March 26, 2010 at 11:17 am

    photo #1, makes me want to go to PR!

  17. Keith Milam March 26, 2010 at 11:21 am

    I’m voting for Tortola BVI.. Because it is dead center between my
    favorite watering holes >FOXY’S & DUFFYS LOVE SHACK< !!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!

  18. Alison Attanasio March 26, 2010 at 11:22 am

    Photo #1!!

  19. Lyn Garneau March 26, 2010 at 11:34 am

    #3 Barbie’s Key West sunrise…AMAZING!!!

  20. Laura Throckmorton March 26, 2010 at 11:38 am

    #6 Makes me want to walk in the water!

  21. jo March 26, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Barbie’s for sure

  22. sally martin March 26, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    You go Barbie!

  23. Jerry Gabriel March 26, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Sun Rise in Key West gets my vote. Start of another wonderful day in paridise.

  24. Bucket man March 26, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    Sun Rise in Key West gets my vote. Start of another wonderful day in paridise.

  25. Walt Mills March 26, 2010 at 2:53 pm

    Rum and Key West just go together.
    Barbie’s Key West Sunrise is my winner!

  26. sharon March 26, 2010 at 3:40 pm

    I definitely vote for #4.

  27. Donna Freeman March 26, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    `I vote for picture number 3

  28. mm
    RumShopRyan March 26, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Great Stuff! Thanks for correcting me Allen! I think the rum on the beach is going to be new iphone background too. Keep the votes coming! Voting ends Saturday at midnight (3/27/10)

  29. Jorie March 26, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Glad to know my rum bottle picture is being so enjoyed! my husband and I enjoyed emptying said bottle! staging the “washed ashore” picture was an idea that popped in my head along with a quote from my favorite pirate: “But why is all the rum gone ?” Cheers!

  30. Heather March 26, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I vote for #6 BVI…I was there and it beautiful

  31. michelle pinel March 26, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    #3 is my top pick.. Look at that sky!!!!

  32. Dana Rushing March 26, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    #3 by Barbie! Amazing pic!

  33. Matt March 26, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Ive gotta vote for mine #6, but to all of the finalists- GREAT PICS!!!!

  34. Glynn Annitto March 26, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    $3 – Is beautiful Barbie gets my vote

  35. Sean Annitto March 26, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Definitely #3 get my vote

  36. Kaci Mills March 26, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Voting for #1

  37. Barbie O'Neal March 26, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    It’s so hard to pick just one! But the artist in me says #3 KeyWest Sunrise – the color took my breath away.

  38. Faith March 26, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Gotta love the rum. Go Jorie. #4

  39. Carmen March 26, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    I am voting for the best picture which is #1 – Allen Willis!!! Awesome photo!

  40. Amy March 26, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    #4 – You make Captain Jack Sparrow proud!

  41. Kevin Wilson March 27, 2010 at 8:17 am

    My vote is for Barbie’s sunrise..Awwwwesome pic!

  42. Gena Roland March 27, 2010 at 9:32 am

    #3 #3 Key West Sunset, U Rock Barbie.

  43. Tiffine March 27, 2010 at 9:55 am

    #6 Tortola!!

  44. Cathy March 27, 2010 at 10:42 am

    I’m voting for #2 – I love the pink sand and storm. But they are all beautiful.

  45. Jeff Jackson March 27, 2010 at 11:19 am

    I vote for #6 Tortola. Hope to go there myself someday and sip some rum under a palm tree.

  46. Karen G. March 27, 2010 at 11:55 am

    #3 Barbie’s photo of Key West sunset gets my vote! All of Barbie’s photos are just awesome and makes you want to run away to Key West!!!!

  47. Karen G. March 27, 2010 at 11:56 am

    #3 Barbie’s photo of Key West sunrise gets my vote! All of Barbie’s photos are just awesome and makes you want to run away to Key West!!!!

  48. Debbie Jackson March 27, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Guess since everyone else voted for their own pics, I can vote for my son’s!! #6, Tortola! Hope to one day get to Foxy’s & Soggy Dollar and have me a Pain Killer! 🙂

  49. Willy March 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm


  50. Brad March 27, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I definitely vote for Jorie’s bottle of rum…

  51. Christy March 27, 2010 at 7:31 pm


  52. mark March 27, 2010 at 8:29 pm

    i vote number three

  53. Jane Warren March 29, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Even though I love Grand Cayman – the sunset is my choice #6
    Jane Warren, Publisher

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