Tag: Photography

95. ‘Express Yourself’ at Photo Exhibit’s Opening Night

 What would you picture if you were asked to photograph something that makes you laugh, cry, something you love, something beautiful or something you can’t live without?  Your images would undoubtedly speak volumes about your values, your personality and the people who matter to you most. Barrington portrait photographer, Thomas Balsamo, recently posed that challenge to 28 area special needs children in a contest called Express Yourself. With the help of special needs advocacy group, Barrington Area Special Voices, this project is the latest way Thomas has used his lens to both enlighten and empower.
For the Express Yourself Photo Contest, Thomas armed contestants with cameras, confidence and a few tricks of his trade.  He paired them with local photography experts, encouraged them to explore and inspired them to share their feelings creatively.
He rewarded their work with prizes and praise.  The project became the focus of his latest book and a brand new photography exhibit debuting in Barrington this week.  And now here’s where we come in……

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365 Barrington Mystery Photo

329. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 With last week’s mystery photo we challenged you to identify the buildings and streets shown in a “Birdseye View of Historic Barrington” and we consulted with a local history expert who chose our winner.  We’ll announce the winner in just a minute, but first, here’s a look at our brand new mystery photo of the week taken by Barrington photographer, Anthony Tortoriello.  Can you guess where in Barrington Anthony was standing when he took this picture?
We have a great new prize for the winner of this new photo contest.  But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner.  Barbara Benson, local historian and author of the book, They Builded Better than They Knew: Historical Perspectives of the Barrington Area, reviewed the submissions for accuracy and chose the guesser whose answer most thoroughly described the Barrington landmarks in last week’s “history mystery photo”.  And the winner is……

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Downtown Barrington, Illinois

322. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 If you’re fascinated by local history and the photos of yesteryear, I hope you’ll enjoy our new mystery photo this week. There’s some history involved with last week’s mystery photo as well and we’ll reveal that winner in just a minute. But first, I want to share this week’s “history mystery” photo. It’s an image that the Barrington Area Library has in its archives. It’s a birdseye view of Barrington taken in the early 20th century.  And if you can name name any of the streets or historic buildings shown in this photograph, you’ll be eligible for this week’s prize.  Plus, there will be a special bonus prize for anyone who can guess where the photographer was standing when he took this picture!
I’ve asked a local Barrington historian to review today’s mystery photo and we’ll share her analysis when we reveal the winner on Wednesday of next week.  We’ll also get to our new prize in just a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Guess Where Wednesday Weekly Mystery Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

238. Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s funny how powerful the senses can be. Beautiful music that brings back memories of my childhood makes me well up the minute I hear it. When I’m feeling nervous on an airplane and my husband holds my hand, I instantly feel (a little) more relaxed. And the smell of my parents’ house on Thanksgiving tells me, unmistakably, that I am home.  So I thought this would be an appropriate mystery photo for Thanksgiving week.

Can you guess where in Barrington I took this picture? You’ve probably driven past this sign a million times and we have a great prize for the winner of this new photo contest. We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Guess Where Wednesday

231. Guess Where Wednesday & Last Week’s Winner

 So it’s clear to me now that local history is no mystery in Barrington! We had a record-breaking number of guesses come in last week when we published our “mystery photo” from the Barrington Area Library archives. More on that in a minute. But first, we have an AWESOME prize for the winner of our new mystery photo contest. So let’s get to it! I cropped this picture to make it a little more challenging. Can you guess what this is a picture of?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Historic Photos of Barrington, Illinois

224. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 We’re going back in time for this week’s “Mystery Photo” here at 365Barrington.com. This picture comes straight from the Barrington Area Library’s archive of historic photos. You can’t take a picture like this today because this building is no longer standing. But if you’ve been in Barrington a while, this one will probably be obvious. Can you guess what this is a picture of?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Guess Where Wednesday

217. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 Last Wednesday’s Halloween mystery photo here at 365Barrington.com was a tough one. You really needed your thinking cap to figure out where the photo of those two little chocolate ghosts was taken. But we have a winner and a great new prize for this week’s contest. We’ll get to those in a minute. But first, here is our new mystery photo of the week. I found something with a football theme to mark the end of a great Bronco’s Football season. Can you guess where I was when I took this picture?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago we drew the winning name and it is……

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Mystery Photo Contest in Barrington

210. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 Two ghosts were recently spotted in Barrington, they were caught on camera and they’re our mystery photo of the week!  This one might require a little deductive reasoning, but I’m confident that the ghost busters and sweet tooths among us will be able to put two and two together.  If you can guess where in Barrington this mystery photo was taken, there’s a great prize for the winner this week.

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is……

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Mystery Photo Contest at 365 Barrington

203. "Guess Where Wednesday" & Last Week’s Winner

 I love Barrington this time of year. The air is crisp, the breezes are cool and the changing leaves paint gorgeous fall rainbows at every turn. I snapped our new mystery photo on a walk this week when I paused at a popular place in town.  Can you tell where I was?  If you know where I took this picture, we have a great prize for the winner!

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is……

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Nope - not telling who it is

196. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 I’m so excited about this week’s mystery photo that I can hardly contain myself. It’s a little different this week, because this is not a picture that I took. And this photo was not taken in Barrington. But, the man in this photo will be in the Barrington area next week. He’s famous and he’s famously handsome. More clues and the winner of last week’s contest in just a minute, but first, here’s our new mystery photo of the week.

OK, so this may be totally obvious to you if you’re a superfan. And, if you’re a superfan, I’m not going to reveal how you can meet him, yet. I’ll give you the details you need to find out in just a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is……

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Mystery Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

189. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 Well, so much for stumping you! I tried my best to trick you with last week’s mystery photo and it didn’t work. Over 20 people submitted correct guesses and we picked our winner today. More on that in a minute. But first, here is our new mystery photo of the week. I think it’s a toughie, but I could be wrong. Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. Just moments ago my babysitter drew the winning name and it is……

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Mystery Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

182. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 I’m feeling good on this “Guess Where Wednesday” because it’s day 182 here at 365Barrington.com.  And that means, as of this week, I’m half-way to day 365!  O.M.G.  I don’t know whether I should cheer :), cry 🙁 or quit ;).  Now to our new mystery photo.  I think I’ve been making things too easy so I’m trying really hard to trick you this week.  Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. We had a bunch of correct guessers last week, but we drew the name today and the winner is……

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Guess Where Wednesday Mystery Photo Contest at 365Barrington.com

175. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 “Hump Day” is “Stump Day” here at 365Barrington.com and we have a new mystery photo for you today. We’re also happy to announce the winner of last week’s challenge and reveal a great prize for this week’s winner. So let’s try this again. Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. We had a bunch of correct guessers last week, but we drew the name today and the winner is……

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Guess Where Wednesday at 365Barrington.com

168. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 Are you ready for another mystery photo here at 365Barrington.com?  We’re announcing the winner of last week’s “Guess Where Wednesday” contest today and we also have a new photo and a new prize for this week’s contest.  I have a feeling this might be an easy one, but I could be wrong.  Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner.  Thanks to all of you who entered our contest last week.  We had a lot of guessers and all of you were right, except for my mom.  Her answer was very clever, but it was INCORRECT ;).  I’m happy to announce that we did draw the winner’s name today and it is……

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Mystery Photo at 365Barrington.com

161. “Guess Where Wednesday” & Last Week’s Winner

 It’s Wednesday and that means it’s contest day here at 365Barrington.com. We’re happy to announce the winner of last week’s challenge and we also have a new mystery photo and a great prize for this week’s winner. So let’s try this again.  Can you guess where in Barrington this picture was taken?

We’ll get to this week’s prize in a minute. But first, let’s talk about last week’s winner. We had a bunch of correct guessers last week, but we drew the name today and the winner is……

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