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Morning photo: Windows

Looking out, looking in …

A glowing window in Ushuia, Argentina.

FRISCO — One of the reasons I enjoy the #FriFotos Twitter chat is that it encourages me to explore my extensive photo archive in new ways. This week, when founder @EpsteinTravels announced this week’s “windows” theme, I knew right away that I had plenty of images to use, but it made me think about why I sometimes snap shots of seemingly random windows.

Sometimes they offer a brief glimpse into another way of life; I remember walking past an open window in a Naples alley a few year ago, with a rich scent of tomato sauce wafting out and and the sound of a soccer game blaring on a TV or radio — a perfect Italian moment.

Windows also give certain scenes a frame of reference. One of my favorite shots is of a lone early morning swimmer in the Adriatic Sea. The shot would have been pretty in any case, but framing it with the window of our hotel room in Piran, Slovenia helps evoke the memory of the lovely days Leigh and I spent in the historic town.

Join the fun on Twitter by posting your favorite window pics and adding the #FriFotos hashtag — then sit back and and enjoy! Continue reading

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Morning photo: Randomness

Throwing darts in the photo archives

A sidewalk flower stand in Amsterdam.

SUMMIT COUNTY — After a few weeks of themed photoblogs, it just felt like it was time to go totally random, but as it turned out, some themes emerged as I scrolled through some of my more obscure travel photo folders. See if you can guess what they are. Continue reading

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