If you’d like to look back at past #travelpics chat recaps, then this is the place to do it! I started #travelpics in April of 2013, and though I haven’t been doing recaps since the beginning, I have far too many of them to keep on the main page. This new archive page will help keep the #travelpics page easier to manage, so enjoy some of the best photos from weeks past right here!
ARCHIVE: Old #travelpics recaps (up through September 2014). For the current #travelpics chat recaps and questions, see the main page here.
09-29-14 This week’s theme was mountains, and participants definitely dug out their most extreme, beautiful, and crazy mountain photos! I was shocked at how passionate people were about climbing, viewing, photographing, and protecting these incredible and unique wonders. From Nepal and Peru to lesser-known formations in Antarctica and Guatemala, folks shared absolutely lovely shots. In fact, choosing was so hard that I went for the most unique–not just most beautiful. Enjoy!
09-15-14 Last week’s theme was green in honor of the last days before fall and winter. Participants from Mexico to Uganda shared photos of green landscapes, green buildings, green accents, and green bugs. There were quite a variety of shades as well, from yellow-greens and olives to aquas and emeralds. Picking favorites was nearly impossible, so I chose this bunch based not only on the beautiful use of green, but also on chat popularity, variety, and uniqueness.Enjoy!
09-08-14 After a week off for Labor Day in the USA, our theme ended up being “work & labor,” as suggested by longtime #travelpics participant @Allophile. Thanks, Joseph!
For this week’s chat, we shared photos of unusual and tough labor around the world–and also shared stories of unique jobs we have had. From “human sherpas” and ear cleaners in India to international babysitting and animal research, we shared the good, tough, beautiful, and crazy. Here are some of my favorites!
08-25-14 As summer in the northern hemisphere winds down, it seemed only fitting to host a summer-themed #travelpics. Though much sea, sun, and sand came into play, our awesome #travelpics participants pushed the limits of what summer means: We had infrared photography, snow-capped mountains, summers spent in India, and so much more. We also saw lovely sunsets, summer berries, waterfalls, and picnic photos from ’round the world. Check out some of our favorites!
08-18-14 Last week’s theme was “crazy nature,” and folks from all around the world joined in to share stories and photos of kooky animals, crazy cloud formations, and so much more! We had a blast seeing participants’ photos of beautiful sunsets from the Cook Islands, odd cloud formations in Arizona, and flowers of South Africa. It was so hard to pick favorites this week!
08-11-14 This week’s theme was “sports”–but we didn’t stick with football and baseball! Participants invented new sports, showed off photos of odd sports in other countries, and more. From paragliding to drinking beer, participants didn’t shy away from sharing their favorite “non-relaxation” activities of choice.
08-04-14 Last week’s theme was “quickfire,” and participants enjoyed answering a dozen fast-paced questions on photography, travel, and more! It was really a blast, though perhaps we all ended the night with higher-than-normal blood pressure. With participants from quite a few continents around the world, both new and returning, it was quite fun sharing photos of mishaps, interesting people, remote locations, odd foods, modern cities, and so much more. With a dozen questions, the #travelpics gang didn’t disappoint!
[RECAP] Questions for Monday’s “quickfire” #travelpics chat:
07-28-14 Last week we shared photos on the theme of “exotic,” including islands, flyovers, penguins, foods, and more. After all, the word is an interpretation based on how you were raised and where you are. What’s exotic to one may be banal to another! It was extremely difficult to pick the favorites here, but without further ado, here are a few.
[RECAP] Questions for Monday’s “exotic”-themed #travelpics chat: (3:05) Q1: What’s an exotic location that you’ve never been to, but are eager to visit? (3:10) Q2: When you think of the word “exotic,” what do you think of? Share your travel photo interpretation. (3:20) Q3: Share a photo of something exotic you found in the natural world! (3:30) Q4: What is it you like most about exotic locations? Scenery, weather, people, cuisine, customs…? (3:40) Q5: Scenery often makes a spot exotic. Tweet a shot of a stunning location. (3:50) Q6: What’s the most exotic place you’ve ever seen? What made it incredible?
07-21-14 This past week’s theme was budget travel. From free places to sleep to amazingly cheap vacations, participants shared photos and stories of it all. Some folks Couchsurfed for free, while others splurged on fancy meals or outdoor adventures. And others still splurged not at all, choosing instead to enjoy free walks and nature ’round town. See some splurges and budget travel photos from #travelpics chatters below!
07-14-14 Last week’s theme was “texture,” and participants did an amazing job of posting colorful shots of people, places, and everything in between. From close-ups of foods we’d rather not see to print-worthy landscapes of rice fields and more, #travelpics participants did an awesome job of showing textures from their amazing travels.
07-07-14 Last week’s theme was “pride“, and we shared stories and photos of the things locals were most passionate about (as well as the stuff that we loved showing others!). We got quite a range, from accomplishments, to odd places, to bathrooms…well, see for yourself.
06-30-14 This week was all about food and eating abroad! From thousand-layer cakes and frites to scorpions, Guinness chocolate pops, and whale blubber, we shared a bit of everything from our eating adventures around the world. Some was fancy, and some made our eyes bug out, but all of it was interesting and too tasty not to share!
Questions for Monday’s “Food, aka “Eating abroad” #travelpics: (3:00) Intros: What country are you tweeting from today? (3:05) Q1: If you could only have one country’s cuisine for the rest of your life, which would it be and why? (3:10) Q2: Time for #food photos! Share your most scrumptious shot of a delicious dish abroad—and tell us what it is! (3:20) Q3: Whether a photo or story, share a tale of how a food experience changed your travel experiences. (3:30) Q4: Show off an extraordinary dish—good, bad, or odd—that most of us have likely never tasted! (3:40) Q5: What cuisine are you most eager to taste and why? What food have you been most disappointed in? (3:50) Q6: Any food photo will do! Share your snap of your favorite, most exciting, or most unique edible from abroad.
06-23-14 This week’s theme was “landmarks,” and from the familiar to the not-yet-so, participants around the world shared photos of places they love. Many were famous buildings; others were ruins, sculptures, or even old prisons. But far and away, people were sure passionate about one thing: The outdoors, and the amazing natural wonders so many people have fallen in love with. Mountains won this round!
01-20-14 Last week’s theme was “unique perspectives.” From thoughtful answers on unique travel to photos from above, we had a variety of travel tales and great photos to fit the bill! Here are just a few lovely photos, with some creative answers below.
And finally, a few interesting answers on traveling for unique perspectives:
@ChristieVH A5: Living with a family for 2 yrs as a #PeaceCorps volunteer. Nothing can compare to total immersion into another culture #travelpics
01-13-14 This past Monday’s #travelpics theme was “unexpected,” and we got quite a variety of participant-shared photos! Folks joined in from New Zealand, Turkey, Ethiopia, Mexico, the UK, Canada, the USA, Holland, the Caribbean, Germany, France, Spain, Austria, Uganda, and India–just to name a few. Some of the most interesting photos are in the gallery below, and a few amusing answers to this week’s questions are underneath the gallery.
What about the most unexpected part of your current location, a time when you were too surprised to even take the photo, or other travel tales of the unexpected? Here are a few interesting answers from participants:
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, January 13th’s #travelpics:
01-06-14 Here in North America, the days are awfully short. It gets dark before 5PM, leading us to the theme of “night shots” in travel. Though a tripod is often necessary for nighttime photography, our talented photographers from around the world proved that they’re willing to put in the work and bear the cold to get some truly beautiful shots. Here are some of the best from Monday’s #travelpics chat! Thanks to @Stujackz and @TurtlesTravel for guest co-hosting this week.
12-30-13 For the last #travelpics of the year we fittingly had “2013 in review” as our theme. Many of our #travelpics regulars tuned in to share their greatest travel and photography accomplishments of the year, while more newbies joined in from around the world. I, for one, was quite jealous! Here’s a sampling of some of the best these photographers shared from their 2013 travels:
Co-host Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel), currently in Somaliland, took this stunning photo of a mother and son in Afghanistan. Not an easy photo to get, and can you stop staring at those eyes? I can’t. pic.twitter.com/Jij4KDZNaI
Melissa Butler (@melbtravel) of the UK took this fairytale-esque shot of Bosnia this year. How stunning! pic.twitter.com/4nSrmRacYg
Erick (@PathlessTravels) from the USA got this colorful long exposure by going for a different angle. Worth it! pic.twitter.com/GvMehRJWFd
Alex (@LensBeyond) of the UK took this awesomely creepy self-portrait in Georgia. Just look at that scenery! pic.twitter.com/sMu7fAlqWl
Travel Mindset (@TravelMindset) of the USA captured the sun hitting the orange sands of the Sahara desert juts so: pic.twitter.com/QiyimmXuUb
And finally, the talented Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) of the UK showed off this fantastic wild baboon portrait. Hot diggity dang! pic.twitter.com/QPulIQFyYL
Thank you again to everyone for making #travelpics such an incredible chat! I am extremely grateful to my co-hosts–@poonamparihar, @avacationaday, @TheTravelCamel, and @Sihpromatum, as well as the late @wheretogoam–who really helped me get #travelpics going. Incredible friends, family, and (mostly) folks I’ve never met participated throughout the year. We had people from Argentina, Vietnam, New Zealand, the USA, Wales, Canada, Poland, Kenya, Qatar, Thailand, and nearly everywhere in between come share their travel photography and trip stories on #travelpics. Thank you to you all, from the bottom of my heart. Let’s make 2014 even better!
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, December 30th’s #travelpics:
(3:05) Q1: What travel photography opportunity was the highlight of the year for you and why?
(3:10) Q2: Tweet a travel photo representing a crazy, scary, or memorable moment from 2013.
(3:20) Q3: When it comes to travel photography, what are you looking to try out/experiment with/improve upon in 2014?
(3:30) Q4: Share your favorite photo you took in 2013. Where did you take it?
(3:40) Q5: Travel & photography has its highs and lows. What were your notable highs & lows for 2013? (3:50) Q6: Show us your most unique photo of the year. What makes it stand out? Happy New Year 2014, all!
12-16-13 Last week’s danger-themed #travelpics brought out scary stories, amusing stories, and more than our fair share of slips, trips, and falls. We heard of scary border crossings, falling off steep hiking paths, being pinned under rafts, snowboarding accidents, grenade scares…well, don’t worry; everyone who participated had (sort of) learned a few lessons and was positive about these near-life misses! Plus, they shared some pretty great photos.
Zulu Irminger (@ZuluTravels) of the UK usually cliff jumps/flips off things into water, but chose just to (mostly) stand still at this awesome peak in Oregon, USA: pic.twitter.com/XlsChjnvBZ
Anubha Momin (@_anubha) enjoys frozen snowmobiling in the near-ish Canadian Arctic. As you can see, there are many people nearby to help should a polar bear suddenly appear…pic.twitter.com/3UvTMyxA1K
Speaking of polar bears…this is as close as Alison (@AlisonKarlene) of Canada will get to one. Yes, it’s stuffed. But after a dangerous snowboarding accident in Europe, this girl deserves some peace of mind! pic.twitter.com/x9Y6qzWrv1
Derek Tacconelli (@DerekTac) of the USA chose to get high up on Victoria Peak for this stunning HDR of Hong Kong: http://www.flickr.com/photos/derektac/11220494493/
Good ol’ Red (@furiouslypanda) of Singapore proved that eating can in fact be dangerous, but at least this restaurant in Somaliland was watching out for him. (Sign says no guns, grenades, or knives please!): pic.twitter.com/rRGzuq992E
Shara (@SKJtraveler) of the USA sort of won the “You really ARE crazy!” bet with this capture of her shimmying across a cable wire over a semi-frozen river in Iceland. Yes, she had to do it on the way back, too. No safety net. pic.twitter.com/1eKL2I6QCY
Melissa Butler (@melbtravel) of the UK got a whopping 28 favorites (and counting!) so far of this photo she shared at the UK’s own Snowdonia peaks: pic.twitter.com/wt0jJNADlt Would you hike it?
Never one to shy away from a photo opportunity, co-host Savannah Grace (@Sihpromatum) struck a pose with an AK-47 at a poppy field in Afghanistan: pic.twitter.com/5PpYxgBSmN
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, December 16th’s danger-themed #travelpics:
12-09-13 Last week’s theme was “ancient worlds,” and we shared photos of temples, pyramids, maps, tribal people, and so much more! We learned about dinosaur fossils in Canada, the oldest complete skeleton in Malaysia, and so much more. Best of all, our awesome participants shared their photos from around the world!
Take a look below at some of the best photos of the week from the #travelpics chat. Comment on the photos and share to your heart’s content!
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, December 9th’s ancient world’s-themed #travelpics: (3:00) Q1: Where are you currently living, and what is an ancient world people might like to visit in your own country? (3:10) Q2: Show a photo of an ancient world–landscapes, ruins, maps–from your travels. (3:20) Q3: What is the most incredible ancient place you ever visited? What about the most disappointing (and why)? (3:30) Q4: When visiting ancient worlds, how do you prefer to take it in? A hike, a group tour, exploration alone…? (3:40) Q5: It’s not all about ruins! Share your photo of a person, ceremony, or place that makes you think of old world history. (3:50) Q6: What are some small or little-known ruins you’ve visited or would like to visit? Tweet a photo of yours!
12-02-13 Last week’s theme was “markets,” as voted for by the awesome #travelpics community. We discussed food, crafts, food, farmers, and…more food. Many of our participants honed in on the details of these markets rather than photographing the mass chaos many of us are familiar with. The stock market, luckily, was not mentioned or pictured.
Tamara (@TurtlesTravel) of the USA showed us some beautiful-but-sad delicacies at the Wangfujing night market in Beijing. Wonder if that starfish tastes good? pic.twitter.com/gnG6ElFkSC
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) of the UK got right in on the action in Sri Lanka by capturing a B&W of this hammerhead shark catch: pic.twitter.com/SGvfuoxZWu
@easytoursofasia from the USA demonstrated how sometimes the customers come right to you (Tamil Nadu, India): http://ow.ly/i/3TWod/original
@travelopulent of South Africa pointed out her country’s unique jewelry and specialty arts: pic.twitter.com/suyMeQs7PI
I (@AntiTourist) showed off a colorful floating market favorite of mine from Vietnam: pic.twitter.com/SJnUj3ZAf9
And finally, though many folks posted beautiful photos of fresh produce, cheeses, sheep sheering, trinkets, and more, it was this candyful photo in Barcelona from Shara (@SKJtraveler) that made me salivate like no other: pic.twitter.com/fk9ZalwVcR
11/25/13 – This week we had perhaps the funniest #travelpics in recent history. Guest co-host @CharlesMcCool suggested “signs” as the theme, and so we had folks from Ethiopia to Thailand, Canada to India, South Africa to Wales, and everywhere in between join to show their photos of funny, scary, serious, and metaphorical signs from their travels around the globe.
Click any of the photos, comment, and look through the gallery of some of my favorites!
Last week’s theme was “yin and yang,” and participants did a fantastic job of posting “opposites attract” photos from their travels! We had participants from Hawaii, USA to Australia and Italy to Vietnam present us with their photos from around the world.
Henriette (@tinyitchyfeet) from the UK captured this oh-so-perfect yin-and-yang trees photo in Singapore: pic.twitter.com/FGvBAy9lyY (Funny enough, I have been to this exact beach just last year because an old college friend of mine lives within walking distance!)
Shara (@SKJtraveler) of the USA caught this Icelandic landscape that embodied the “fire & ice” yin-and-yang theme: pic.twitter.com/x1TJcgIHOu
Anna Parker (@aeparker81) of the UK caught this lone, dark figure in a confusing but awesome-looking weather pattern in Wales: pic.twitter.com/ErTImi1Jm3
Tamara (@Turtlestravel) of the USA used a long exposure to achieve yin and yang in Bangkok’s busy streets: pic.twitter.com/ZsJAzVsTUk
Boomergirl (@boomergir50) of Canada showed us a part of her country few of us knew existed–the Canadian Badlands! Would you ever guess this was Canada? pic.twitter.com/EGPaHDyIQM
J. Cyr (@Allophile) of the USA used selective color in a reflection to show yin and yang (water and the Arizona desert) in quite the unique way: pic.twitter.com/LOLoviez2f
Last week’s #travelpics theme was “feeling alive!” It was a fun one, and our passionate participants shared what feeling alive meant to them. Oh right–they shared wonderful photos, too!
Jitaditya (@thetravellingslack) from India shared this incredible and little-known spot in the far north of the country. You can bet he felt alive while staring at this magnificent scenery! http://www.flickr.com/photos/travellingslacker/9575395206/
Louise (@tvod2) from the USA caught some stunning green Aurora Borealis while undoubtedly ice climbing in Iceland: http://twitpic.com/dgfobw
Melissa Butler (@melbtravel) of the UK took a rest after an intense hike up Tryfan, Snowdonia, Wales: pic.twitter.com/lOBFWNd4td
Co-host Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel), currently in the UAE, was the first tourist of 2013 to visit Afghanistan’s Mt. Baba Tangi. He looks awfully excited to be there! pic.twitter.com/nebvgcJMcf
Courtney (@ThoseWW) of the USA shared what she calls “a natural playground” from her former home-away-from-home, Los Tres Brazos, Panama: pic.twitter.com/BI0p7ANEOC
Jodi (@AlpineResort) in Canada said that although she loves traveling, she feels alive most at home. I suppose that if others had a view like this, they might feel that way too! pic.twitter.com/ktCXT0EWwR
LovePuffin (@LovePuffin) of the UK shared this crazy photo of her paragliding in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Now THAT is feeling alive! pic.twitter.com/O1hg83tfhj I asked #travelpics participants, “How do you define feeling alive?” Many shared some scary and/or amazing experiences, and here are some of the best answers: kpowley: A1: Rush of happiness, inspiration, adrenaline, something that makes you think and be completely engrossed in the moment. Phew. #travelpics @SKJtraveler: A1. To be acutely aware of & interested in your surroundings + your own physical & emotional state #travelpics @ApertureF64: A1 feeling alive; heart beating, brain buzzing, limbs tingling. This is the feeling of being alive. #travelpics @Living_Escaping: A5: I was in Hong Kong with my camping gear when I was chased into the bushes by a crazy feral cow. Haha! (wasn’t laughing then) #travelpics @TripnikTips: A1: it means to experience things, to get ur 5 senses going through a heightened sense of awareness. Travel is good for this! #travelpics
This week the #travelpics theme was “mood,” and participants posted comments and photos that got us all thinking! From highs and lows to sadness and surprise, we shared our travel photos that brought about different moods. In addition to my wonderful team of regular co-hosts, I had UK couple @TrekSnappy and @DukeSilas joining to guest co-host. The day after our #travelpics chat, this adventuresome couple left on a 6-month trip to South America. You can bet they’re experiencing excitement, nervousness, and every mood in between. To be fair, we had a very “moody” chat/share this week as well!
This week’s featured photos came from participants in South Africa, the USA, Canada, Argentina, and the UK. Here are the photos being shared in a new format–what do you think?
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, November 4th’s mood-themed #travelpics chat:
(3:05) Q1: In what country have you experienced the most highs & lows? (3:10) Q2: Share a travel photo you took that always lifts your mood if you’ve had a bad day. (3:20) Q3: What tends to cause your moods to change–for better or for worse–when traveling? People, situations, …? (3:30) Q4: Share with us a place, idea, or photo of yours that puts you in a thoughtful mood. (3:40) Q5: Where in your travels have you felt the most moodiness–in surroundings or your own feelings? Describe/show it. (3:50) Q6: Lighting, weather, action…share a travel photo that captures the mood of the moment!
Last week’s theme was “wild ‘n’ wacky,” and we shared…well, interesting photos. They were pretty wacky, that’s for sure! Due to a time change in the UK, many #travelpics regulars weren’t able to attend. Luckily we’ll see them next week–and we were able to say hello to new faces from the USA, Canada, Nepal, the UK, and more!
Erik Scalavino (@E_Scal) from the USA caught this cheetah who was so comfortable with people on safari in Kenya, it decided to jump INTO the vehicle. I can only imagine the screams…great capture! pic.twitter.com/fZkbgMJ6Ld
Benjamin Rowe (@ApertureF64) of Poland could this perfect moment of a pigeon drinking from a golden frog spout. What perfect composition! pic.twitter.com/GzRVJ6H53Y
Charles (@CharlesMcCool) of the USA always manages to find wacky amusements during his travels, and this Easter-themed manatee mailbox in Florida is no exception: pic.twitter.com/wDS9NccJvI
Co-host Savannah Grace (@Sihpromatum) of Canada witnessed her brother feeding a hyena by mouth in Ethiopia. Crazy, no? pic.twitter.com/mOe5Fyfu90
LovePuffin Travels (@LovePuffin) of the UK shot this bizarre scene of a rabbit being sheared for its fur in New Zealand: pic.twitter.com/x2vUTwmLKy
Finally, Alison (@AlisonKarlene) shared this soothing photo of a home in Norway…with a grass roof: pic.twitter.com/Oe1Uy5q0CS. Wacky!
Meanwhile, the #travelpics group of photographers have seen some pretty zany things. Here are just a few:
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, October 28th’s “wild ‘n’ wacky” #travelpics chat:
Last week’s #travelpics topic was “timing is everything,” and we had a fun time telling travel woes, just-missed photo opps, and more while sharing incredibly timed photographs from around the world. Once again, it was very hard picking just a few photos to showcase; I couldn’t even fit all the ones we loved!
Co-host Poonam Parihar (@poonamparihar) of the USA was able to catch the northern lights during her trip last week to Alaska. Lucky! http://www.flickr.com/photos/poonamparihar/10397277254/
Photo opps like these come rarely, and luckily Rory Alexander (@Rory_Alexander) of South Africa was there with his keen eye and long lens to catch this goshawk feasting on a mouse: pic.twitter.com/bnrrNNBU5C
J. Cyr (@Allophile) waited six winters in Arizona to catch snow on Arizona’s saguaro cacti. Nice. pic.twitter.com/s9SQAbu6Ae
Co-host Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel), one of our resident nomads but originally from Australia, shot blindly through steam and wind to catch this colorful train shot in the Isle of Man. Love the window reflection, too! pic.twitter.com/cDOBPsfAHU
Zulu Irminger (@ZuluTravels) of the UK got the time just right to photograph this BASE jumper leaping off the edge in the USA: pic.twitter.com/DoaMC49wIT
Yes, occasionally I’m allowed to show some of my photos, too! I took this one around 3:30AM in the California desert. Seeing such amazing beauty was kind of a religious experience: http://twitpic.com/d4a5o6
Though Shara (@SKJtraveler) of the USA is accustomed to being behind the camera, these python handlers in Uganda decided to turn the tables on her! pic.twitter.com/qt3eqBLUlg
Atul M K (@pixodentist) captured this Edinburgh monument at just the right time to look haunted: pic.twitter.com/s4QPWu5GTu
Eytan Levy (@SnarkyNomad) ran to catch this Hitchcock-approved sunset in Croatia: pic.twitter.com/DtCPuqhrP5
Co-host Savannah Grace (@Sihpromatum) captured an upright killer whale in Canada: pic.twitter.com/8cQz32nwzm
Emma (@LovingOurPics) caught this unannounced car parade with the Queen in the backseat: pic.twitter.com/XcpEl855na
Shannon McMullan (@shannonartsdiva) waited years to catch this sun-and-fog-encapsulated island: pic.twitter.com/1zqmvYWpBT
Liz (@go_phetch) caught the moonrise and the sunset at Crater Lake: pic.twitter.com/5VuWzllTeE
What cameras/lenses/phones do people keep handy at all times?
Atul MK (@pixodentist) keeps on his 55-250 for reach, I have my 50 prime on for portraits, most participants used their iPhones, and SKJ Traveler (@SKJTraveler) has no phone at all, preferring her G9. It’s incredible how phone cameras have changed how people travel–and capture travel memories.
This past week’s theme was seasons, because here in the northern U.S., fall is upon us (and the leaves are just beautiful!) But since only a few countries experience fall, we opened up the travel discussion to include all seasons–winter, monsoon, fall, dry, you name it! We shared stories of horrible weather and shared photos of our favorite seasons at home and abroad. I was joined by a smattering of guest co-hosts in North America and the UK, where fall is being enjoyed by all.
Benjamin Rowe (@ApertureF64) from Poland opened up the chat with this stunning photo of Lake Morskie Oto, Poland. Wow! pic.twitter.com/zH4uwi77mz
Shara (@SKJtraveler) took this fall reflection photo at the oddly named Mud Lake in her Canadian backyard: pic.twitter.com/BknlylA0vk
Chris (@1LostTraveller) of England took this stunning winter image of the northern lights in Lapland, Sweden: pic.twitter.com/rZf05Bif6A
Andrea Rees (@wanderingiphone) from Canada shot this winter fairy tale image of Niagara Falls: pic.twitter.com/5qgYKwRySl
Stephen Studd (@StephensPhotos) from the UK also enjoyed winter in Europe, as captured in this B&W image of his from Venice, Italy: pic.twitter.com/QFF5vOMXmk
And to close out with a fitting fall image, Wayne Fenton (@DukeSilas) of the UK showed us this lovely changing leaves photo he took in New Zealand: pic.twitter.com/xuJUnKVSzP
And if you want to see more, here are a few more favorites!
J. Cyr (@Allophile) shows off orange trees in Arizona, USA: pic.twitter.com/nBxsyIkd7O
Alison (@AlisonKarlene) shows off golden prairies in Alberta, Canada: pic.twitter.com/cH62AA3vh3
Jenny Andersson (@Hikerciser) displays an idyllic day in Azores, Portugal: pic.twitter.com/r56VkpOx1I
Plus, you want some not-too-fun stories about weather?
Katie Featherstone (@feathertravels) of Scotland says: “A combination of 45 degree heat and a dengue fever epidemic in Cambodia was pretty brutal. So many mosquitos!”
Those Who Wander (@ThoseWW) of the USA responded, “6 hours hiking up a volcano in <32°F rain; left at midnight, w/ just a windbreaker. & no chance of a view!”
Nita Gulati (@spilling_beans) of Thailand commented, “Earlier this year in Ladakh, stranded for hours at over 5,000m above sea level because of snow! ow.ly/i/3qhUY”
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, October 14th’s #travelpics: (3:00) Q1: Where you live, what are your seasons, and what is your favorite season? (Tweet a shot of it!) (3:10) Q2: Where in the world is the best weather found? Do you enjoy seasons or prefer one constant temperature? (3:20) Q3: Share an outdoor photo of your favorite season in your own country. Where is it? (3:30) Q4: Now share an outdoor photo of your favorite season from your travels to another country. (3:40) Q5: Tell us a (short) story about the worst weather you’ve ever experienced while traveling. (3:50) Q6: Since it’s autumn here in the USA, tweet a photo showing that fall foliage! Or, tweet a naturally colorful travel scene.
Monday, October 7th brought about a shape-filled #travelpics suggested by @go_phetch. We shared our photos of geometry in nature, human-made shapes, patterns on animals, and more. Many participants mentioned Utah’s arches, the Egyptian pyramids, and various natural stone buildings (Ireland/the USA) as being favorites, and folks from all over the world shared their geometry-inspired travel photos.
Erick (@PathlessTravels) from the USA started us out with this stormy and beautiful image from the famous Chocolate Hills of the Philippines: pic.twitter.com/YkC0IrKR5t
Adam Chapman (@adamscharm) from Ireland pointed out that perhaps the most unique shapes in nature belong to the African giraffe: pic.twitter.com/sdgUUiBiGT
Dan Thompson (@danthompson_TN) of the USA showed us some unique shapes naturally occurring in Iceland’s glacial ice and crevices: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danandhollyt/6325987715/in/set-72157628084426302
Tourlandish (@Tourlandish) of India had a unique interpretation of the word “shape” and submitted this holiday human pyramid formation in Mumbai. Don’t try this at home, kids: pic.twitter.com/p4KHMjPKuH
Marisa Meisters (@WorldwideXplore) of the USA shared these mysterious yet perfectly formed fields found in Peru: http://ow.ly/i/3lteL
Though many folks have submitted photos of Chicago’s “The Bean,” this was the first one (from @Turtlestravel) that took on the shape of a Rorscach test: pic.twitter.com/NbvNl3vAdU
And finally, Zulu Irminger (@ZuluTravels), who is in Canada at the moment, mesmerized us with this light and shape show from Vietnam: pic.twitter.com/E2KdfeBRum
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, October 7th’s geometry-themed #travelpics:
This past Monday’s #travelpics on color was a wild ride, as we had a dedicated group of participants from Australia, Italy, India, Canada, Holland, Mexico, Scotland, South Africa, Isle of Man, Argentina, the UK, the USA, and more. With our color topic suggested by guest co-host @TrekSnappy, we launched into an hour of sharing colorful images from around our world.
Picking images for this edition of #travelpics was a challenge–there were too many great ones to count! For something a little different, here are some of my favorites by color:
[Red poppies in England by Atul M K (@pixodentist) of India: pic.twitter.com/jPHYDJCE6C]
[Red architecture in Japan by Lunaguava (@Lunaguava) of Mexico: pic.twitter.com/4oyENaFw45]
[Orange fruits in Egypt by Stephen Studd (@StephensPhotos) of the UK: pic.twitter.com/iLqZ1alt0G
[An orange-robed Thai monk by Lisa (@inmyshoestravel) of Spain: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmyshoestravel/8593150860/]
[The burnt beige plains of Tanzania by Ayla (@MrsAylaAdvnture) of the UK: pic.twitter.com/jrznghNMDD]
[A yellow scene from Cuba by Suzanne Courtney (@TheTravelBunny) of the UK: pic.twitter.com/rZUPOgsszY]
[A nearly symmetrical green field in the UK by Start Jackson (@StuJackz) of the UK: pic.twitter.com/Eu0kVVWyXJ
[An inviting green pathway in the USA by J. Cyr (@Allophile) of the USA: pic.twitter.com/WYkJPE8FCO]
[Blue sea meets blue clouds in Panama by Those Who Wander (@ThoseWW) of the USA: pic.twitter.com/lvQ4y4piaJ]
[The blue Atlantic in South Africa by Marisa Meisters (@WorldwideXplore) of the USA: http://ow.ly/i/3gOOn/original]
[A vibrant wall, door, and woman photographed by @RonStern1 for @magellanstravel of the USA: pic.twitter.com/cLfrSKoRmj
BLACK & WHITE:
[A black-and-white emu by Tim White (@slowroaming) in Italy: www.flickr.com/photos/slowroaming/9576666239/in/set-72157635205649722
[Crowds at a fish market in India by co-host Poonam (@poonamparihar) of the USA: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poonamparihar/9737464099/sizes/l/in/photostream/
[Natural colors in Portugal by Liz (@go_phetch) of the USA: pic.twitter.com/xhvJywzBYa]
[Colorful Sydney by Girl Wander (@123_ALONS_Y) from Australia: http://twitpic.com/dfkj8u]
Phew! That was a busy #travelpics indeed. I posted as many photos as I could, but if yours didn’t make it in this week, never fear: We’ll have an all-new fun subject next week, with many more chances to submit your favorite travel photos from around the globe. See you then!
[RECAP] Questions for our color-themed #travelpics on Monday, September 30th:
(3:05) Q1: If you had to pick a color to represent your country, what would you pick and why? (3:10) Q2: Do you connect certain colors with a country you’ve visited? Tweet a photo & explain what the color means to you. (3:20) Q3: What programs or in-camera settings do you use to help color pop? Vibrance? PP or LR? Instagram? Nothing? (3:30) Q4: Show a travel photo where 1 specific color encompasses nearly the whole shot. (3:40) Q5: Now share a pic where 1 color is a tiny detail in the scene, but where that bit of color becomes the main focus. (3:50) Q6: Tweet a photo that explodes with color–a rainbow, a market, a crazy landscape…where is it?
It was all about architecture on Monday, September 23rd’s #travelpics chat. From forts in South America to outdoor statues in Asia, we talked about photographing architecture around the world and showed some truly interesting captures!
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) from the UK took this nighttime exposure in Brighton, not the Middle East! pic.twitter.com/21hp62T5cZ
J. Cyr (@Allophile) from the USA snapped this unique-looking adobe church in Taos, New Mexico. The sepia colors really make it mysterious! pic.twitter.com/tOZoDJzUwb
Stephen Studd (@StephensPhotos) of the UK posted this happy photo of colorful shutters lining Singapore’s streets: pic.twitter.com/2t18bXqeKu
Lisa (@inmyshoestravel) from Spain got a fish-eye effect while shooting Bangkok’s Grand Palace: flic.kr/p/e6cyCV
It ain’t easy to capture indoor magnificence, but #travelpics co-host Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel) from Dubai did with this snap from the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi: pic.twitter.com/SP752hobzQ
Girl Wander (@123_ALONS_Y) from Australia posted a sunset photo of her favorite (only?) Sydney Opera House (pic.twitter.com/wiOaGMleET; above), while Kylie (@smileyky88) of the UK got a close-up of it (pic.twitter.com/THHvrBvBD6; below).
And finally, some of our #travelpics participants submitted very unique images from inside different buildings around the world. Check them out!
Susan (@VibrantIreland) from Ireland showed off these awesome indoor lights at the Kilkeny Arts Fest: twitpic.com/deoghs
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) shot inside a tomb in India for this shot: pic.twitter.com/ENsVG7Cmag
And Dan Thompson (@danthompson_TN) from the USA took this B&W inside a building in Poland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danandhollyt/9389260202/in/set-72157634831502799
[RECAP] Questions for Monday’s architecture-themed #travelpics: (3:00) Q1: Where are you from, and what is the best place in your current country to see unique architecture? (3:10) Q2: Share an example of ancient, old-world, or historic architecture from your travels. (3:20) Q3: Throughout your travels, which area/country has been your favorite in terms of architecture and style? (3:30) Q4: Tweet a travel photo of yours that exemplifies modern or unique architecture. Are you a fan or not? (3:40) Q5: What is your favorite way to capture architecture? Do you zoom in to details? Use a wide-angle? Snap at night? (3:50) Q6: Show us your favorite architectural capture, whether it’s abstract, traditional, or anything else!
On Monday, September 16th, our theme was flying things. We talked and shared travel photos of everything in the air, from birds to planes and balloons to insects. And speaking of flying, our hosts (from Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and North America) were joined by #travelpics participants from Guatemala, Ireland, Kenya, Australia, and many, many more countries. Several chatters said it was a tough subject, but everyone submitted fantastic photos. It was hard to choose favorites with this one!
Marisa Meisters (@WorldwideXplore) of the USA showed her photo of the painted-looking Lilac-Breasted Roller: ow.ly/i/39RO0
Guest co-host Rory Alexander (@Rory_Alexander) of South Africa is most known for catching birds in flight (pic.twitter.com/9sUxQNiqhw), but this plane-moon shot from the Oshkosh aviation event was too neat to pass up: pic.twitter.com/kspy5t1f2Y
Chill Expeditions (@ChillExpedition) made everyone jealous with this stunning capture of a Costa Rican Glasswing butterfly. Don’ t let the name catch you by surprise.
Dan Bailey (@Danbaileyphoto) from the USA showed off a view of Alaska from his plane. Isn’t it mesmerizing? http://danbaileyphoto.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/DSF6649.jpg
Kanishka (@kp1200) from India took this rather confusing shot in Bali. Yes, it’s wild ‘n’ real: pic.twitter.com/TP9rzFZ7jp
Angela Anderson (@angelatravels11) of the USA got one chance–and once chance only–to catch the STS-128 launch. It’s not an easy photo to capture! flic.kr/p/6UtNKu
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, September 16th’s flying-themed #travelpics:
(3:05) Q1: Tell us about a unique moment involving something that flies. Where was it? (3:10) Q2: Tweet a photo of a flying thing that’s found in nature. What countries are best for seeing these? (3:20) Q3: What is your dream up-in-the-air trek? A balloon safari? A flight to Mars? (3:30) Q4: Share a photo of a man-made flying thing…or, share a photo you took FROM a man-made flying thing. (3:40) Q5: What is your favorite kind of flying thing? What makes it special to photograph? (3:50) Q6: Share your best “flying thing” travel photo, be it a butterfly, a plane, or a BASE jumper!
For Monday, September 9th’s #travelpics, the theme was portraits. As many of you know, portraits are a personally favorite of mine, so I was quite excited to see everyone’s when co-host Shane suggested doing it several months ago. We shared photos, from standard portraits to animal shots, abstract captures to environmental portraiture. Here are some of my favorites:
Co-host Poonam (@poonamparihar) from the USA sent in this incredible portrait taken in Ladakh, India. I missed it during the flurry of activity that is #travelpics, but simply had to include it in the recap: http://www.flickr.com/photos/poonamparihar/5200649579
NewChicagoGirl Photo (@NewChicagoGirl) showed us this oh-so-colorful shot of an artisan at a Guatemalan market: pic.twitter.com/7R2PTwOLeK
An animal portrait–and why not? Rory Alexander (@Rory_Alexander) from South Africa captured this fantastically detailed shot. The longer you stare, the more it looks like a small dinosaur: pic.twitter.com/lEziTo2xqw
Kristance Harlow (@diggingtoroam) in Argentina captured pure joy on the faces of these Tibetan kids: pic.twitter.com/aXYIlVlArP
This great portrait is colored and capture in quite an artistic way. My thanks to Dan Thompson (@danthompson_TN) of the U.S.A. for giving us a glimpse into his world! https://twitter.com/danthompson_TN/status/377159157280825344
And finally, Lisa (@inmyshoestravel) from Spain showed off her very close-in portrait of this Thai tiger. Don’t do this at home, kids: http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmyshoestravel/8348748889/
Several participants commented that taking spontaneous photos results in better images, but nearly everyone agreed that the subject should be asked first. Respect is what it’s all about. #travelpics participants also enjoyed 50mm up to 100mm primes for portraits, though a few used kit lenses or standard zooms to capture their portraits.
[RECAP] Questions for Monday, September 9th’s portrait-themed #travelpics:
On Monday, September 2nd’s #travelpics, it was all about cities. From the smallest to the biggest, the surprising to the quaint, we showed off travel photos from cities around the world. Participating in the chat were folks from Indonesia, Greece, the USA, and everywhere in between. Here are some of the most fascinating ones!
Marti D (@thewrabbithole) from Canada used her tilt-shift lens in Reykjavik to capture the quaint, colorful homes of Iceland’s capital: pic.twitter.com/iRQSAqbp3N
Mors (@mors1) captured this stunning and moody old world/new world photo while in Zaragoza, Spain: pic.twitter.com/AQUfv7GzfQ
Darren McLoughlin (@travelimages) from Ireland captured the light paths from Mont St. Michel in France at twilight: pic.twitter.com/1XLDM6db7Z
Guest co-host Stephen (@StephensPhotos) from the UK posted this ant’s perspective of Shanghai: pic.twitter.com/nZx9el6bNl
The US-based Charles from McCool Travel (@CharlesMcCool) scored a record number of retweets (12 at last count) for this entertaining gum wall in Seattle. Yep, that’s real gum there: pic.twitter.com/4Y8riFQPMy
An optical illusion? No, that’s just Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) of the UK turning the blue wall and sky surrounding the Selfridges building in Birmingham a crimson red: pic.twitter.com/M8y8T6950f
Geeky Explorers (@GeekyExplorers), a husband-and-wife team from the USA, shot the Seattle skyline–through a piece of art! pic.twitter.com/CaroS3HcDh
And finally, co-host Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel) of the United Arab Emirates posted a favorite of mine from Astana, Kazakhstan’s capital. Note the LG & Coca-Cola signs on top of the buildings. Not what you thought Kazakhstan would look like, eh? pic.twitter.com/8rciBoFVXg
And finally, some great answers to the day’s questions:
Q1: What is your favorite city to photograph? Why?
MBybee @mbybee @AntiTourist I’ll photograph any city. It’s an excuse to visit one, and there’s always something, either beauty or ugliness. #travelpics
Q3: Tell us your favorite thing to photograph in cities, whether it’s the architecture, people, food, or more.
LoopTravelMedia @InTheLoopTravel A3: My fave thing is to photo people in natural everyday settings. Love the emotion in faces. #travelpics
Q5: What photography techniques do you use to make your city photos stand out? B&W, angles, night shots…?
RECAP: Questions for our cities-themed #travelpics on Monday, September 2nd:
3:05 Q1: What is your favorite city to photograph? Why? 3:10 Q2: Show off your best skyline, rooftop, or bird’s-eye view of a city you love. 3:20 Q3: Tell us your favorite thing to photograph in cities, whether it’s the architecture, people, food, or more. 3:30 Q4: Many cities have neighborhoods that are unique, quaint, or just plain wild. Tweet a photo that might surprise us! 3:40 Q5: What photography techniques do you use to make your city photos stand out? B&W, angles, night shots…? 3:50 Q6: Tweet your best travel shot that really captures the mood and essence of a city you’ve visited.
For last week’s transportation-themed #travelpics, we welcomed participants old and new from Qatar to Canada! Our talented travel photographers shared photos of camels, rickshaws, kayaks, and more from everywhere around the world. Here are some favorites:
Co-host @Sihpromatum of Canada/Holland captured this green scene during train travel in Sri Lanka. I’m pretty sure everyone wants to be here right now! pic.twitter.com/BNIVZ1F11g
Danielle Fenton (@TrekSnappy) from the UK took this night shot of motorcycles weaving in and out of Hanoi, Vietnam’s crowded streets: pic.twitter.com/stTVPBev9K
This aerial shot of the Maldives–from a seaplane–made us want to get right into the water. Stunning! From the Tzell Travel Group (@TzellTravel): pic.twitter.com/z6edHg8bbW
Marisa (@WorldwideXplore) from the USA showed us these extremely unique reed boats made in Peru. Ever seen them? http://ow.ly/i/2YkwY
Co-host Shane (@TheTravelCamel) in the United Arab Emirates caught these balloons over Myanmar’s Bagan temples. Gorgeous! pic.twitter.com/bBhsOEdfGC
We were talking about unique transportation, so the UK’s Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) photographed these Scandinavian sledders going full-speed down this hill: pic.twitter.com/ohw6y6Ez77
Roma (@RoamingRequired) sent in her smooth capture of transportation traces in London: https://www.dropbox.com/s/l3g4ngx4x1q5gfb/BigBen%2Bbus_resized.jpg
Here were some of the most amusing answers to this week’s #travelpics questions as well:
Q1: In which country did you find transportation to be the craziest? Why?
Adam Chapman @adamscharm A1: Mopeds in Thailand! 2 Adults, 3 children and a guy holding a plasma screen on one moped…. no problem. #travelpics
Q3: What’s your best transportation story involving a long trip (and not just an elephant ride)?
Stephen Studd @StephensPhotos Q3 curling up inside a truck tyre in the back of a lorry on overnight journey in Madagascar- only place to sleep #travelpics
Q5: What’s a type of transportation that you’ve only dreamed of using? Where would it be?
Kanishka @kp1200 A5 I am such a kid when it comes to thinking of dream transportation. All I can think of is time machine, flying carpet n more. #travelpics
Rory Alexander (@Rory_Alexander) of South Africa posted this dashboard POV video showing his commute in [a rather nice section of] China. Would you do it? http://roryinchina.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/bittersweet-ride-to-hell/
RECAP: Questions for our transportation-themed #travelpics – Monday, August 26th:
Q1: In which country did you find transportation to be the craziest? Why? Q2: Tweet a photo that shows off the constant motion and chaos of transportation in other countries. Q3: What’s your best transportation story involving a long trip (and not just an elephant ride)? Q4: Transportation can sometimes be slow and tranquil. Share a photo of a beautiful travel scene. Q5: What’s a type of transportation that you’ve only dreamed of using? Where would it be? Q6: Tweet a shot taken FROM an interesting mode of transportation: Helicopter, camel trek, hot air balloon safari…?
Each week I’ll be hosting from @AntiTourist, and you’ll see tweets from co-hosts @AVacationADay, @poonamparihar, @Sihpromatum, and @TheTravelCamel. You’ll also see tweets from our very own question & reminder account, @travelpicsCHAT. We all look forward to it!
Email Kathryn@AntiTouristTraveler.com with any questions or suggestions, or tweet ideas to her @AntiTourist.
It is with extreme sadness that I must tell you of the passing of dear #travelpics co-host @wheretogoAM. Anita was a warm, friendly, and helpful person with an insatiable appetite for traveling, biking, kayaking, and more. She helped me start #travelpics when it was just an idea that I posted online, and was there with me to help plan it from the ground up. After co-hosting nearly every chat since the beginning–as well as being there as a friend–she will be sorely missed. I couldn’t have done this without her, and cannot believe she is gone. Please say a prayer for her and her family, and let us remember her lovely words, travel photos, and memories.
Rivers, reflections, and waterfalls, oh my! For our #travelpics chat on Monday, August 19th, the theme was “waterscapes,” as suggested by longtime participant and professional photographer @StephensPhotos. We had quite the international crew, with participants tweeting in from Guatemala, Costa Rica, Peru, Mexico, Switzerland, France, Italy, Holland, Northern Ireland, England, Scotland the USA, Canada, India, the UAE, Malaysia, and South Africa. Not too shabby, eh?
Travelling Slacker (@Travellingslack) from India sent in this shot from Kerala’s backwaters: pic.twitter.com/4cPKDgfX8i
nomadbiba (@nomadbiba) of Peru sent us this waterscape from Ojos del Salar, Chile. Do you know which was is up? pic.twitter.com/pezxrrQ2Wp
Chill Expeditions (@ChillExpedition) caught the impossibly bright colors of the sunset reflecting off the ebbing tide on Costa Rica’s west coast: pic.twitter.com/2mifh7t0Ww
S.K. (@trainerlicious) from India titled this shot “A Lost Story.” She took it on Elephant Beach in the Andamans. The colors look like those in Yellowstone, no? pic.twitter.com/GBYsdcKnJJ
Christie VH (@ChristieVH) from the USA got creative with this photo shoot involving, well, a lot of water: pic.twitter.com/wCAxwGzKmX Here’s the “after” shot: pic.twitter.com/9mArSj6Lhu
Liz (@go_phetch) snapped this dizzying shot while looking down into Oregon’s Crater Lake. The water certainly does look like the sky! pic.twitter.com/kDfxS4npnw
There were so many interesting waterscapes photos that I couldn’t fit them all above. Here are a few more!
Adam Chapman (@adamscharm) from Northern Ireland caught this moody shot at Cape Point, South Africa: #travelpics pic.twitter.com/Sy5a4Dq7gC
Savannah Grace (@Sihpromatum) from Holland/Canada caught some incredibly blue-green waters from Kyrgyzstan: pic.twitter.com/ngWBiV6CWR
Noel Morata (@emorata) from the USA snapped this peaceful scene on Japan’s Daiya river: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12701042@N04/8145856936/
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) from the UK photographed this colorful boat scene in Cape Verde, Africa: pic.twitter.com/GPaJM2o9lH
Samuel Webster (@wiredjazz) took this poignant photo in Italy for @WalksofItaly: pic.twitter.com/ifSbpA8rF2
AVacationADay (@AVacationADay) from the USA showed off this creative reflection in a water droplet: pic.twitter.com/XeKPjNT9rc
Paradise by Marriott (@MarriottResorts) showed off this “rainbow’s end” stunner from the island of St. Kitts: http://ow.ly/i/2V5WD/original
And finally, @food_photo_rtw caught this unique and craggy seascape in Ponta da Piedade, Portugal: https://twitter.com/food_photo_rtw/status/369539687116845059/photo/1
(RECAP) Questions for Monday, August 19th’s #travelpics on “waterscapes” (3:06) Q1: What comes to mind when thinking of “waterscapes”? (3:10) Q2: Whether a lake, a waterfall, or an oasis, tweet us your favorite water-based landscape! (3:20) Q3: When thinking of travel, where in the world would you most like to photograph a waterscape? (3:30) Q4: Waterscapes can be photographed & interpreted in many ways. Show your own creative take! (3:40) Q5: What is the most bizarre water landscape you’ve seen? (3:50) Q6: Great travel photos tell stories. Tweet a waterscape & tell us the story behind it.
Join us Monday, August 26th, for a fun new #travelpics chat/share. Can’t wait to see more of your stunning travel photos from around the world!
Last week’s theme was ruins, and the #travelpics crew did not disappoint! We had participants tweet in from South America, North America, the Middle East, Europe, and Asia–just to name a few! Guest co-hosts @lilyriani from Malaysia (who suggested the topic of ruins) and traveler/photographer @thetravelcamel helped keep our travel-crazed tweeters under control. Here are some of the best shots taken (with questions posted below) at ruins–both widely known and little-known–throughout the world. Thank you to everyone for creative answers, beautiful photos, and for giving us a new list of places we all want to visit.
Rachel Davis (@vagabondbaker) from the UK showed us her photo from Angkor’s Preah Khan in Cambodia. Angkor Wat is one of the most recognized ruins in the world, and this photo of doorway after doorway makes us wonder what lies beyond: pic.twitter.com/zVHKemDX3A
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) from the UK showed us an interesting shipwreck photo from Cape Verde, Africa. How ominous! pic.twitter.com/mlGb2nDbDJ
Travel Opulent Box (@travelopulent) from South Africa posted this sunny-yet-eerie photo of ruins from Hitler’s headquarters, the Wolf’s Lair (Poland): pic.twitter.com/z8bYmm77GZ
Co-host Anita Mac (@wheretogoAM) of Canada shot a photo from inside some ruins to achieve this lovely shot of Antigua. Who wouldn’t like to be there right now? http://ow.ly/i/2R5zh
Travelling Slacker (@Travellingslack) from India captured light pouring through the windows of Jodhupur’s old Mehrangarh Fort: pic.twitter.com/qKxmb3hlcL
Along with Angkor Wat, Macchu Picchu was the most talked-about ruin during our #travelpics chat. Christie VH (@ChristieVH) woke up to capture the mist hanging over the famous ruins: pic.twitter.com/dzPrfVx6Lh
And finally, we end with the Indonesian ruins of Borobudur. Shane Dallas (@TheTravelCamel), who is currently living in Abu Dhabi, captured this stunning image of the sun rising over Mt. Merapi. Amazing!
(RECAP) Questions for Monday, August 12th’s #travelpics on ruins:
(3:06) Q1: Where are your favorite ruins you’ve ever visited on your travels? Any photos?
(3:10) Q2: How do you best photograph ruins? Any techniques for shooting, editing, or timing your shots?
(3:20) Q3: Famous ruins are photographed millions of times a year. Show your unique perspective of a popular spot. (3:30) Q4: Certain ruins are hidden, underwater, illegal to enter, or hard to reach. Tell us your best tale of exploration! (3:40) Q5: Which ruins/historical spots have you not yet visited but want to see soon? Where are they? (3:50) Q6: Photographing ruins is all about catching the right mood. Tweet a magical, haunted, or unique photo of ruins.
August 5th’s #travelpics theme was sunrise & sunset. We had hundreds of tweets and saw each other’s incredible sunrises and sunsets sent in from the Himalayas to Hawaii. It was hard to pick the most amazing ones, but here are our favorites!
Cosmic Smudge (@cosmicsmudge) from Washington, D.C. showed off some light HDR to capture this surreal Brooklyn sunset: pic.twitter.com/CLALwCdf1H
Stuart Jackson (@StuJackz) from the UK shared this Santorini sunset he shot from a boat: pic.twitter.com/hWB10hVNN6
Atul M K (@pixodentist) gave us this serene swan-on-a-pond sunset image to share: pic.twitter.com/QRByUqBCl1
Victor Vic (@victreks) just had to show off this stunning sunset from Joshua Tree National Park, California: http://www.flickr.com/photos/14279154@N06/9446828940/
S.K. (@trainerlicious) from India showed the deep colors of an Andaman sunset: pic.twitter.com/nfoDxaSNfq
Jennifer Karim (@WLTravelerJen) started us off on a beautiful note with this capture of hers from Andalusia’s Sierra de Grazalema national Park: pic.twitter.com/nGtTYUwC8A Globetrotter Ramadan (@lilyriani) took a long train journey to end up with stunning sunset captures like this shot from Myanmar: http://twitpic.com/d5eauf
When Ashish Sharma (@ashish0712) from India traveled south of his home turf, he was stunned to find the greenery of this Maharashtra vista: pic.twitter.com/lEVQW1FQW0 Ayla (@xMrsAylax) couldn’t forget the orange sand dunes from her journey to Namibia (pic.twitter.com/Qa5gv1vU9I) Kristance Harlow (@diggingtoroam) was fascinated with this view of India’s Himalayas: pic.twitter.com/6vM14AyjNO
Anti Siladja (@Antimbon) offered a stunningly blue photo from Maluku, Indonesia: pic.twitter.com/VYX0PHhNOMNoel Morata (@emorata) sent us this Hawaiian waterfall set among unique summer colors: http://www.flickr.com/photos/12701042@N04/8539928383/in/photostream/ Of course, then Chill Expeditions (@ChillExpedition) decided to make us jealous by showing off this photo of cliff diving in a huge waterfall: pic.twitter.com/hvvV6cJoDD Stephen Studd (@StephensPhotos) showed several summer stunners, including this lake sunset: pic.twitter.com/Xw1H2pIyf3 And Globe Guide (@Globe_Guide) tweeted this lovely spot from the Maldives: pic.twitter.com/8G3qZnDdrH Girl Wander (@123_ALLONS_Y) finished off the summer-turned-water-themed chat with this boat sunset: http://twitpic.com/d44gq2
(RECAP) Questions for Monday, July 22nd’s summer-themed #travelpics:
What is your favorite part about summertime travel photography?
Show us a favorite travel photo that alludes to summer fun. Where is it?
Are there any unique destinations you enjoy during the summer months? What & where?
Summer is just so hot. Tweet a travel photo that will cool us down!
Warm summer days bring out the wildlife. What are some amazing creatures you’ve seen? Any photos?
Do you take travel photos more or less during summer? Show us your best underwater, outdoor, or experimental summer shot.
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