Posted on January 11, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
From St. Louis to Antarctica …
View from the top of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis.
FRISCO —This week’s edition of the popular Twitter chat #FriFotos is all about views, so I combed the archives for some my favorites, both near and far. As a photographer, I’m always looking for views, or for an opportunity to make a view. Sometimes, all it takes is a few steps in one direction or another; other times, it requires a total reset, unless you don’t mind a bunch of powerlines interfering with the vista. As always, I’m looking forward to seeing views from around the world. Join in the fun by picking your own favorite views, tagging them with the #FriFotos hashtag and uploading to Twitter via your favorite channel.
A grand view of the Grand Mesa from the Grand Valley, near Grand Junction, Colorado.
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Posted on October 19, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
The stones of this abbey courtyard in Austria tell their own story.
FRISCO — In a change of pace from the recent series of Summit County scenics. we’re digging back in the archives and looking for some old stuff — not just old photos, but photos of old things, like the centuries old courtyard of an Austrian abbey founded several centuries before Columbus set sail to the New World. Traveling in Europe and visiting some of the ancient monuments always gives me a fresh perspective on history, helping me understand the transient nature of what appear to be even the most urgent current events. As much as we may haggle and shout over the topic du jour, it’s always worth considering the bigger picture. (more…)
Filed under: Europe, Morning photo, photography, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged: Austria, Butrint, Corfu, Munich, photography, Pompeii, Roman, Travel, Český Krumlov | 2 Comments »
Posted on June 15, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
High above the rooftops of Gjirokastra, Albania. Click for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — What with uranium milling court decisions, wildfires, global warming and drought here in Colorado, my day-to-day reporting duties have been keeping me quite busy. But I couldn’t resist a quick assemblage of some of my favorite rooftop views for the ever-popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, always a great way to end a busy week. Shout-out to @EpsteinTravels for the weekly dose of inspiration! (more…)
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Posted on January 31, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Around the world with Summit Voice
Corfu has a reputation as a hedonistic hotspot for northern Europeeans, but with cultural roots stretching all the way back to the Byzantine era, the old town's designation as a World heritage site is well-deserved. Click on the pic for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY —UNESCO’s World Heritage program is one of the worthwhile tourism endeavors that I’m familiar with. By choosing landmarks with cultural or environmental significance, the organization draws attention to some of the planets most cherished sites. In Colorado, Mesa Verde is the only World Heritage site so far, and the “black helicopter” crowd isn’t making it easy to suggest additional spots. I don’t really catalog the sites I’ve visited — in fact in some cases, I’m not even aware that a place is listed as such. But most of them are pretty cool places to spend a few days whether they’re listed or not.
The entire Dutch island of Texel is listed as a World heritage site for its extensive and undisturbed coastal dune ecoystem. Click on the pic for more.
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Posted on January 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Around the world with Summit Voice
Old Town Corfu, a world heritage district.
SUMMIT COUNTY — I often view cities and towns merely as portals to the countryside beyond, but some towns have a distinctively pleasant aura, inviting travelers to linger and explore. Some are well-known tourist havens, others are obscure settlements that just happen to be at a rail crossroads. Here are a few recent favorites from the Summit Voice travel archives.
The old town square in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Posted on January 6, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Armchair travel …
The island of Corfu is summer tourist hotspot, but Corfu town has not been overdeveloped with condo highrises. This post-processed image shows a typical downtown street corner near the harbor, where residents go about their daily business, tourists or not.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Today’s photo essay is a short visual journey to Corfu, gateway to Greece and the Ionian Sea. The island figures heavily in ancient Greek mythology as a stopping point for Odysseus and for Jason and the Argonauts. Read more in this Summit Voice travel story. (more…)
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Posted on November 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Here and there …
The Naples waterfront glows in this evening scene.
SUMMIT COUNTY — A few favorite scenes from the Summit Voice travel archives. Most of the images link to travel features, so have fun exploring a few interesting areas with us. (more…)
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Posted on September 23, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
When the lights go down in the city …
Promenade lights in Piran, Slovenia.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Streetlights have long been a favorite subject for photographers and painters — think about Edward Hopper’s famous Diner painting. There something about balancing natural lighting with the sometimes surreal glow of artificial sources to create an aesthetically pleasing image. It’s not always easy, but when it’s done right, the results can be magical.
Lights are the subject of this week’s edition of the popular #FriFotos Twitter chat, a day-long event open to anyone willing to post a photo and hashtag it with #FriFotos. Here are some night-light shots from close to home and far away. (more…)
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Posted on May 16, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
What goes up …
Looking out of a Naples hotel window across the alley, I was captivated by all the little details in this scene, from the blue pushbroom on the overhang to the pink kid's toy, to the empty pair of shoes at the bottom.
SUMMIT COUNTY — There’s a reason the most cameras show a standard view in horizontal format in a 3:5 ration. That’s about what the human eye sees, unless it’s drawn to some sort of vertical structure — think redwood tree. But when Leigh and I visited Naples a couple of years ago, it felt like the city was built vertically on the steep hillsides hugging the Mediterranean coast. The image above captivated me from the moment I took it, just because of the rich detail of city street life, and I didn’t even notice all the tiny details until I looked at a large version on my computer screen. So today’s photoblog features a few more images all taken from rooftops or hillsides, looking at the world in vertical kind of way. Let your eyes wander up and down instead of back and forth for a change. (more…)
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Posted on May 14, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
The dark side …
Sailboats anchored for the night in the small harbor at the Castel dell'Ovo in Naples, Italy.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The theme for this week’s Twitter #FriFotos chat was “night,” so I dug through the archives to come up some images that show off the darker side of photography. Shooting at night is not as easy as it looks. Light meters don’t always work reliably, and artificial lighting from street lights and flood lamps can change the hue and tone of a digital capture. But when things come together, a well-conceived and executed night photograph can be downright dreamy. (more…)
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