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 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 February 22, 2012 by Bob Berwyn
Exploring a corner of the Balkans
Looking straight down to where the Reka River pours out of the Slovenian karst plateau after coursing through the Škocjan Caves, a little-known world heritage site in the upper Balkan Peninsula. Click on the photo for more information about the caves.
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — Slovenia may not be the biggest country in Europe, but it has a lot to offer, from alpine vistas and world heritage caves, to a tiny sliver of Adriatic coastline that is a melting pot of Venetian and Balkan culture — all within a few hours of major European capitals. (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 April 3, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Travel how you will, but travel!
Every good journey should include a zodiac ride, like this landing at Brown Bluff, Antarctica. Click on the photo for more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — The theme of last Friday’s weekly #FriFotos Twitter chat was transportation, featuring global pictures of different modes of transportation — everything from camel caravans to hot air ballons, so I decided to scroll through the Summit Voice archives to compile a photoblog with a similar theme. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to pull almost a dozen pics featuring if-not-exotic, then at least interesting subjects.
Here in a remote corner of Albania, the road just ended, at least temporarily, along this river. You may take bridges for granted, but in this spot, the only way of proceeding south was with a short ferry ride — public transit at its best. Click on the image for more ...
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Posted on March 5, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Storybook towns …
A rainy night in downtown Corfu. Click on the photo to read about this colorful Greek Island, where the proto-traveler, Odysseus, nearly drowned, then drifted ashore with the help of Athena, and woke to the laughter of princess Nausica and her friends. King Alcinous gave him a boat to help him return to Ithaka. But Poseidon was angry at the Phaceans for helping Odysseus, so during the return voyage, he turned their boat to stone. Corfu also was a stop for Jason and the Argonauts. They narrowly avoided being trapped by the call of the Sirens, as Jason ordered Orpheus to sing for his crew so they could row the ship to safety. On Corfu, Jason married Medea, and they spent their wedding night in a cave, sleeping on the Golden Fleece. But the honeymoon turned stormy, when a tidal wave swept the Argo into the sands of North Africa.
SUMMIT COUNTY —Although most of my photography focuses on nature and landscapes, the Summit Voice travel files feature a decent selection of urban images, including rooftop scenes from the Balkans, and street food vendors in Boulder. So when the #FriFotos Twitter chat topic turned to “City Life,” I dusted off a few of those shots. Click here to check out a Paper.li compilation of the photos. (more…)
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Posted on February 25, 2011 by Bob Berwyn
Have camera, will travel …
Met this street musician on Norman Manley Blvd. at sunrise while heading to the beach to take photos. He played a little Miles Davis for me. I'm always drawn to his fingers when I look at this image. Click on the image to read more about Negril, Jamaica.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few images from favorite spots both near and far to start the weekend. This is another edition of the randomness photoblog, and this time I really tried to keep it random without unintentionally stumbling into a theme of some kind — sort of like shuffling the photographic deck. (more…)
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Posted on November 15, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
Summit Voice is nothing if not global!
It's a classic scene, but the image was a bit murky, so when I was looking for a photo to illustrate a story on global tourism stats, I tried to jazz this up a bit. In the end, I really grew to like it as a stand-alone photo. Click on the image to read the story about the global tourism rebound in 2010.
More travel pics after the break … (more…)
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Posted on November 6, 2010 by Bob Berwyn
From the Summit Voice files …
A gentoo penguin doesn't mind he rain on Half Moon Island, near the Antarctic Peninsula. Click on the image to read more.
SUMMIT COUNTY — Just a few travel photos from the files. Most of the photos link to a Summit Voice travel story, so rather than wasting a bunch of space with boring words, enjoy the pics and click away to learn more. More pics after the break … (more…)
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