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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 1 week ago +Armand Dijcks and I are very excited to announce a special project that we have been working on that involves sharing photography techniques and insights as well as a place that is special to us both – the Western Cape of South Africa.  It will be a virtual way for you to stand with me as I photograph some of the most beautiful parts of South Africa, hear me explain how I plan photography trips, choose my subjects and interpret locations and then join me in my studio as I edit my favorite images from the trip.

To find out more, and to sign up to be notified when the series becomes available for purchase, please visit www.africawithathena.com

photo credit:  +Brit Hammer 

#africawithathena   #southafrica   #westerncape   #workshop   #tutorial  





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About 3 weeks ago Heck yeah. 3am wake-up well worth it. Thank you +Alistair Nicol!!
#botanybay #charleston #southcarolina #scwithathena
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About 13 weeks ago *What you had yesterday is only memories; what you will have tomorrow is your dreams and what you will do today, let it be love. * ~Santosh Kalwar

One from the archives; this image has been sitting on my HD for nearly a year now.  It’s from one of my last times out on the lake in Switzerland - a lovely sunset spent with a good friend (+Johan Peijnenburg). :)

#longexposure #longexposurethursday #bwfineart #nikcollection #sunset #switzerlandwithathena #switzerland  #lacleman



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About 11 weeks ago “Humankind cannot bear very much reality.”  ~T.S. Eliot

Which one do you prefer?

I have found that my recent trips to both the Western Cape of South Africa and to Namibia have infused my artistic soul with wide, rich, swaths of color.  Normally, I’d have gone straight to a monochrome conversion after the regular processing maintenance, but recently I’ve been enjoying my little dance with colors. :)

I really fell in love with the Western Cape area.  I'm busy plotting my return there now.  Trying to fit it in to the schedule.  ;)  UPDATE:  Here is a behind the scenes clip of this location done by +Armand Dijcks :D
BTS with Athena at Danger Point 

#africawithathena #southafrica #africa #dangerpoint #lighthouse #sunset #seatuesday   #mycoloredheart   #AfricanTuesday   #AFRICANature   #longexposure #longexposurethursday #bwfineart #nikcollection #sunset  








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About 5 weeks ago Another morning in paradise.
#obx #ncwithathena #kittyhawk #fishingpier #pier #nc #iPhone5s


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About 2 days ago Channeling my sister +Lotus Carroll with a bathroom selfie as I leave the US. See you next year babe. I ❤️ you. 
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About 1 day ago All day stuck in #frankfurt airport leads to silliness... #travelingwithathena 
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About 10 weeks ago “I had a dream about you. You fell into my arms like a 120-pound sack of gold coins. So I did what any respectable lover would do—I buried you in the backyard so nobody could steal you.
” ~Jarod Kintz

Jarod Kintz cracks me up.  And today is a good day to laugh.  And a good day to remember this beautiful sunrise spent with quite a few photographer friends at Kirby Cove on a cold January morning last year.  Those friends and those memories are also treasures. ☺

#nikcollection #CaliforniaWithAthena #California #SeaTuesday #FineArtPls #sunrise #longexposure #longexposurethursday #sliceoftimeSF



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About 3 weeks ago +Athena Carey knee deep in the swirling Atlantic capturing the old Frisco Pier on Cape Hatteras, OBX and sporting the brand new  +f-stop Loka UL..

During the +Mountains To Sea Workshops OBX Workshop we visited this pier hoping to capture it in all it's glory possibly for the last time. Hurricane Arthur was just forming to our South and we had seen demolition crews starting to work on it earlier in the week. Apparently a new company has bought it. I wonder what they plan to do.

Later today Athena arrives here in Charleston and we have a number of Low Country locations planned. Send some good weather vibes over will ya! 

‪#‎northcarolina‬ ‪#‎obx‬ +Really Right Stuff ‪#‎frisco‬





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About 11 weeks ago 2014 Photowalk Announcement

As many of you know, we planned to go to Scotland for this year’s photowalk, but the Ryder Cup has thrown a wrench into those plans.  Rather than trying to plan around that and potentially losing some prime locations, we have decided that it’s best to visit a different, fabulous location this year, and do Scotland properly next year.

The location for this year’s photowalk is a place very dear to me, and quite frankly a photographers dream - +Ireland - Donegal specifically.  We will spend September 27 and 28th shooting a beautiful mountain, sea arches, a lighthouse, a shipwreck and at least one typical Irish historical ruin, driving through the beautiful countryside, eating and drinking in pubs, and of course, smiling, and laughing.   

I am hoping that you’ll join us!  More information will follow shortly.  :D