Posted on May 24, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
All of Old Town Corfu nas been designated as a world heritage site in large part for its architecture.
FRISCO — Another fun theme for my favorite Twitter chat this week, as travelers and photographers from around the world are sharing images focusing on architecture. Starting off my #FriFotos post with a couple of pictures of arches seems appropriate, since arches have been, well, a keystone of architecture ever since people started laying one stone atop another. Join in the fun by uploading some pics with the #FriFotos hashtag — it should be a good one!
An arched opening in a thick stone wall in Hallstatt, Austria provides cover from a summer thunderstorm.
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Posted on May 10, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Ever onward …
The horizon over Dillon Reservoir is sandwiched by clouds.
FRISCO — Most of us know how important it can be to have strong lines in an image to help guide the eye toward the subject. But often, the most common line — the horizon — is the focal point of an image. Our eyes are automatically drawn toward that distant threshold, beyond which is, well, the rest of the world. Horizons in the theme of this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat, with wonderful images streaming in from all corners of the globe. Join the fun by uploading your own pics and tagging them with #FriFotos.
Distant icebergs float on the horizon in the Antarctic Sound.
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Posted on April 12, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
The royal color
Under a purple glow deep in the bowels of Ali Pasha’s castle in Butrint, Albania, a bartender named Napoleon made a hot raki drink for us using a tiny campstove. Photo courtesy Leigh Wadden. Click here to learn more about Butrint.
FRISCO —When the theme of this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat was announced as “purple,” I knew that I had plenty of pics in the archive. After all, it’s one of my favorite colors, eye-catching and friendly. I was pretty sure I had plenty of purple wildflower images, but I wasn’t really sure what else I would find. It ended up being quite a mix of photos, from a pleasing purple balloon at the Frisco Oktoberfest to the deep purple of ripening olives on a Greek hillside. Learn more about #FriFotos here, and check out the Facebook page, too. (more…)
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Posted on April 5, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
A #FriFotos set
FRISCO — Some years, the first week of April brings the first bloom of wildflowers in the Colorado high country, but not this year. Much-needed snow fell all the way through March, and even though it’s starting to melt off now, it hasn’t quite warmed enough to coax those first few buds open. So for this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat I had to reach back into the archives and pick out some of my favorite wildflowers and garden flowers. I’m looking forward to seeing more blooms from around the world. Join in by uploading your pics to Twitter via your favorite channel and giving them the #FriFotos hashtag, then sit back and enjoy the stream.
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Posted on March 29, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Nothing like a little deep-dish apple pie!
FRISCO — It’s been a few weeks since I joined in the #FriFotos Twitter chat, but when I saw that this week’s them was “dishes,” I couldn’t resist. I’m just one of those annoying people who likes to take pictures of food and share them. It bugs my family a little bit, but for me, it adds one final touch to the creative process of cooking, and it also helps me decide what to make for dinner sometimes, as in when I’m scrolling through my iPhone camera roll and I suddenly see something yummy and say to myself, “It’s about time to try that again!” To join in, upload you own favorite “dish” pictures, tag them with #FriFotos, then sit back and enjoy the show. (more…)
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Posted on January 25, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
Urban scenes around the world
Shoppers stop to chat in downtown Corfu on a rainy evening in the Ionian Sea.
FRISCO — Being a mountain-dweller, I often “forget” to take pictures when I’m in a city. Sometimes it’s because I’m just too busy gawking at the — for me — unusual sights. That mode changes when I’m traveling for pleasure, however. Instead of thinking about the next interview with a source, or trying to cook up an interesting story leead, I shift gears and look for those moments or street corners that say something about a city. So choosing pics for this week’s popular #FriFotos Twitter chat was a bit more of a challenge than sometimes. When I first saw the theme, I scratched my head for a minute, unsure of exactly where to look in the archives. But since I often think of cities as transit points or portals to other destinations beyond, I was able to retrace my steps and find a few urban shots. Join the fun — grab your urban shots, upload and tag them with #FriFotos to share with the world. (more…)
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Posted on January 17, 2013 by Bob Berwyn
The cold season …
FRISCO — This week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat is themed snow and ice, so it wasn’t hard for me to find just a few pictures in the archives — after all, winter reigns for more than half the year here at 9,000 feet, and it’s not unusual to get a stray snowstorm in July. Often, the first snow of the new season coats the high peaks in September, and we’ve even had a few dustings in late August.
This year was epic for early season ice along the local streams. Often, the ice gets covered up by snow as soon as it forms, but autumn was very dry in the Colorado high country, so the I had a chance to explore some cool ice formations along the creeks.
I’m looking forward to seeing ice and snow images from around the world. Join the fun – upload your snow and ice pics, tag them with #FriFotos and share them on Twitter via your favorite social media photo channel!
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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 December 28, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Sun, snow, ice, water …
Sometimes the air itself sparkles with cold winter frost.
FRISCO —Right around that same time the #FriFotos crew was readying its final announcement for this week’s sparkly theme, I was engrossed in shooting some sparkly scenes in the fresh snow and frost in Summit County. Especially in early winter, when there are strong temperatures contrasts between the air and various surfaces, we see an incredible formation of frost crystals that to me are more valuable than any diamonds. Along with pics from the past couple of days, I did a quick archive search to find a few more suitable shots. Now I’m looking forward to watching the sparkly #FriFotos images roll in from around the world. More info on how to join the fun is posted here.
Hoar frost sparkles on leaves along the Snake River.
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Posted on December 21, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
No place like home for the holidays …
FRISCO — A handful of holiday images for this week’s #FriFotos Twitter chat. Looking forward to seeing festive pics from around the world. Join the fun — upload your pics to Twitter via your favorite app, tag them with #FriFotos and don’t forget to share your faves! (more…)
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