New Beginnings: A Photo Series

A sad thing happened last week. The weekly photo sharing event on Twitter – FriFotos – came to an end. It was bound to happen and I’m frankly a little surprised that the organizers hadn’t pulled the plug earlier. Not from disinterest, there was plenty of interest, but because given the fluid nature of social media nothing is forever and everything must evolve.

And so that’s what I want to do, evolve. I got used to compiling a weekly photo gallery, some admittedly better than others, and I don’t want to stop that. So with that in mind I will continue my own FriFotos post every week, following a theme of my choosing. It’s not to replicate FriFotos but rather continue a creative exercise that I’ve enjoyed for the last five years. I need this weekly challenge in order to get out of the rut that blogging and social media can sometimes create and to unleash my own creativity in something fresh and new. And so, without further ado, here’s my first non-FriFotos FriFotos gallery. This week I went with the theme of New Beginnings and what they mean to me personally. When I imagine a photographic review of new beginnings I think of sunrises, first days in destinations, babies and anticipation of the travel experience, all of which I hope are well demonstrated in this photo series.

Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Lamb Sheep Sweden
Rural Sweden
hot air balloon napa
Sunrise in Napa Valley
Queensland Australia
Morning swim in Queensland
baby penguins
Baby penguins in Antarctica
Pyramids Egypt
All adventures have beginnings
Diamond Head Sunrise
Sunrise in Hawaii
hot air balloon sunrise
Sunrise in South Africa
Taiwan Food
Beginning of a new culinary love affair – Taiwan
Bodie North Carolina
Early morning along the Outer Banks of North Carolina
Jasper National Park Alberta Canada
The start of a new adventure
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By: Matt Long

Matt has a true passion for travel. As someone who has a bad case of the travel bug, Matt travels the world in order to share tips on where to go, what to see and how to experience the best the world has to offer. Also follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and

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