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Athena Carey

Fine Art Landscape Photographer

Landscape and Portrait Photographer in Geneva, Switzerland
Background:one woman, a camera, the world...
It feels as if I have been a photographer my entire life...  
My interest in photography was sparked at age nine, when my parents sent me overseas with my mother's small point & shoot camera to visit my godparents.  It was a little box shaped camera with flash cubes that burned out after one use.  I loved that thing and took many photos of my adventure.
In the many years since then, I have moved on through many cameras, various photographic genres, and different medias. I truly enjoy everything photographic - from long exposure landscapes, to artistic portraits, to abstract macro art.
To share my love of photography, I teach courses locally.  If you ever have questions about any of the photos I post - just ask.  I'm happy to share.
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About 3 weeks ago There to be taken...

This photo is especially for the ones who gave me flack for shooting a landscape image from my B&B balcony.  Seriously, when the world offers you this, without pain, who would refuse?  ;)  The BTS photo is here if you want a chuckle:  http://goo.gl/18g2bY

I left the blue cast from the filters in because somehow it feels soothing to me, and this place, this beautiful, wonderful place is certainly soothing to my soul.

And this is also for the +African Tuesday theme curated by +Morkel Erasmus +Grobler du Preez and +Dick Whitlock.  Their theme this week is LAND, SEA & SKY - three of my favorite things.  :)

#africawithathena   #africa   #africatuesday   #dekelders   #southafrica   #africanature  







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About 6 weeks ago “The light-house looked lovely as hope; that star on life's tremulous ocean.” ― Thomas Moore
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There is always a huge feeling of happiness and hope in my heart when I am by the sea.  I am headed that way again next week, so feeling quite happy right now in anticipation.  This image is from last summer, on the Outer Banks of North Carolina along with +Alistair Nicol and +Josh Carlisle.  Next week will be down on the Southern tip of the African continent with +Brit Hammer  and +Armand Dijcks.  Good times!

Join me this June, when Alistair and I will go back to the Outer Banks along with +Tommy White  to teach a two day workshop filled with piers, lighthouses, dunes, and much fun and laughter.  For details and to sign up, please visit http://mountainstoseaworkshops.com/obx

#workshop #hatteras #lighthouse #obx #NCwithAthena #longexposureThursday #bwfineart #nikcollection  






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About 12 weeks ago She stood lost in eternity... watching the immense sky... ~ Angela Carter

On my blog:  http://awcarey.com/blog/2014/01/23/immense/

#minimalmonday   #Switzerland   #SwitzerlandWithAthena   #nikcollection #bwfineart #monochrome #blackandwhite #minimal #longexposurethursday



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About 13 weeks ago “The better you were able to imagine what you wanted to imagine, the farther you could flee from reality.” ~ Haruki Murakami

I’ve struggled recently with some of my newer realities.  In fact, I have felt a bit victimized by them.  Enough of that.  It’s time for me to gather my strength and my creativity to take control of this so called reality.  I intend to cherish what I have and love, push through what I can’t change, make better what is in need of repair, let go of what is unsalvageable and add much, much, more of what brings me joy.  2014 will be a happy, healthy and productive year, and I am looking forward to sharing it with you.  :)

#dorset #dorsetphotowalk2013 #ukseasidephotowalk #ukwithathena #nikcollection #bwfineart #monochrome #blackandwhite #longexposure #longexposurethursday #seatuesday



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About 7 weeks ago This new day is too dear, with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.”  ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Cherish all that you have today that is good, and try to leave that which is painful in yesterday.
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#kerry   #ballinskelligs   #ireland   #hope   #longexposure     #longexposurethursday   #seatuesday   #nikcollection     #irelandwithathena  





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About 8 weeks ago “Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed.”  ~Mahatma Gandhi

Humans are the only real predator of adult Rhinoceros.  We are killing them, not out of need, not in self defense, but out of greed and for ill conceived beliefs.  Rhino horns are made of keratin, just like your fingernails.  There is nothing in keratin that can be used as an aphrodisiac, it does not reduce fevers nor calm convulsions.  It can not cure snakebites, hallucinations, typhoid, headaches, carbuncles, vomiting, food poisoning, and “devil possession" either.  Please, please can we stop destroying these beautiful creatures?

#africantuesday #conservation #africa  #threatenedthursday 



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About 8 weeks ago “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” ~ Mitch Albom

I found out yesterday, that a beautiful friend of mine, a photographer, an artist, a wordsmith, a role model, an inspiration to me and many, passed away.  +Lee Daniels was an amazing friend to me - our bond was strong, through happy times filled with silliness and laughter, angry times when we stubbornly butted heads, and sad times of heartache and tears.  She will always hold a special place in my heart and the impact she has had on my life and the lives of the many others she touched is how she will live on.  I will miss her though, so very much.

I don’t really do macro photography anymore, but Lee loved flowers.  This is for her.  

#RememberingLeeDaniels





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About 13 weeks ago “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering 'it will be happier'...” ~ Alfred Tennyson

Last month, I had the extreme joy of finding myself standing on sand dunes at sunset for the first time in my life.  As far as I could see, there were only two other people, both of whom came with me.  And I felt at peace for the first time in what seemed like a very long time.  Yeah, I think I like isolated dunes.  Must find more.  :)

#africawithathena #southafrica    #atlantis #capetown #nikcollection #bwfineart #monochrome #blackandwhite #africantuesday #fuji #xe1



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About 4 weeks ago Plus One Collection III
Each year, a dedicated group of photographers, lead by +Ivan Makarov and +Andy Lee have put together a collection of photos in a beautifully crafted book, and sold copies to raise money for charitable projects.  My submission, eternity  is below.

The theme for this year's book is "Our World, and our charity is The Samburu Project, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides access to safe, clean and drinking water to communities in Kenya.  (http://www.thesamburuproject.org/)  As I am now located in Africa, this project feels very special and dear to me.  You can read more about this project and our goals to help them here:  https://plus.google.com/+IvanMakarov/posts/ij2qMifMXh8

Last but certainly not least, you can be involved in this wonderful project.  All you need to know about how to submit your own work for the book, can be found here:  https://plus.google.com/+IvanMakarov/posts/c54Y13Ljif2  But you must hurry, there are only 2 more days lef
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About 3 weeks ago Y E S T E R D A Y