The Carey Adventures http://thecareyadventures.com/blog EXPLORE - INSPIRE - EDUCATE Fri, 29 May 2015 14:25:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 F-Stop Gear Ups The Ante For The Serious Adventure Photographer http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/f-stop-gear-ups-the-ante-for-the-serious-adventure-photographer/ http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/f-stop-gear-ups-the-ante-for-the-serious-adventure-photographer/#comments Fri, 29 May 2015 14:25:47 +0000 http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/?p=15798 Continue Reading →]]> I love my two F-stop packs but there has been a problem my friend Ben Fullerton and I talked about years ago; lack of a pack suitable for ample photography gear AND overnight backpacking essentials. Their Satori EXP came close but lacked the serious volume needed.

Yesterday F-stop announced a big change to their Mountain line of packs; Availability of four sizes from 40L to 80L and some snazzy colors to boot. Take a look at the pretty image below.

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Orange seems to be popular these days and will help you get found when you get lost. I love that the Shinn tops out at 80L. That’s HUGE!  Here’s a promo photo showing it loaded up with overnight camping gear.

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And look at that guy….he’s OUT THERE!!

I want to be out there. And evidently these packs will get you there.

One advantage of the extra size is they can carry the new Cine Master ICUs that can carry professional sized video camera gear far into the remote regions of our Earth.

I have my own pack arriving on Monday to begin testing for a review. I have to keep the model and info underwraps for now, but look for more info in June on more to come to the Mountain lineup of packs!

Here’s their equally snazzy promo video.

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Photo Of The Day – Boudhanath Stupa Under Blue Skies http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-boudhanath-stupa-under-blue-skies/ http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-boudhanath-stupa-under-blue-skies/#comments Thu, 28 May 2015 22:05:11 +0000 http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/?p=15795 Continue Reading →]]> Title: Boudhanath Stupa Under Blue Skies

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Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

Description: In need of a regular cleaning most likely after an occasion called for draping the sides of the Buddhist Stupa with garlands of marigolds, Boudhanath is a social hotspot, attracting those young and old for religious as well as communal reasons.

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For a while I am going to post my images of Nepal and ask for you assistance in helping those in the country rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.

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Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home. 100% of profits will be donated to the charities mentioned above.

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Photo Of The Day – Comic Relief http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-comic-relief/ http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-comic-relief/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 04:13:34 +0000 http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/?p=15790 Title: Comic Relief

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Photo Of The Day – The Chorten That Was http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-the-chorten-that-was/ http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-the-chorten-that-was/#comments Fri, 15 May 2015 15:01:53 +0000 http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/?p=15786 Continue Reading →]]> Title: The Chorten That Was

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Location: Above Syangboche Airstrip, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia

Description: What you see above is a stupa (chorten) that once was. This is the view looking Northwest with Mt. Everest in the far distance just off the shoulder of the stupa and Taboche the highest peak in the photo, clouds whipping around its summit at amazing speeds.

It is estimated 60-75% of the important religious and cultural heritage sites in Nepal have been ruined and this marker is no exception.

Below you see what my friend and local Nepali guide Kami sent to me today.

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While the chorten had some cracks and graffiti, this is not the preferable way to have to rebuild it.

In classic Tibetan Buddhism practiced in this area of the Himalayas, impermanence is a core value. Monks will often create amazing works of religious art out of sand and then wipe it clean, never to be viewed again. It’s a reminder that all things pass.

But it is a hard pill to swallow for those not completely devote to the faith. For the rest of us, we look at the ruin and death and destruction only through eyes filled with sorrow.

Kami tells me the rebuilding has indeed begun but the aftershocks make it hard to feel comfortable and safe. Sleeping outside seems like a good idea until the monsoon rains begin in a few short weeks, if not right around the corner.

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For a while I am going to post my images of Nepal and ask for you assistance in helping those in the country rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.

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Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home. 100% of profits will be donated to the charities mentioned above.

 

 

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Photo Of The Day – Colorful Nepali Hillside http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-colorful-nepali-hillside/ http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/photo-of-the-day-colorful-nepali-hillside/#comments Thu, 14 May 2015 21:55:06 +0000 http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/?p=15778 Continue Reading →]]> Title: Colorful Nepali Hillside

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Location: Above Dole, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia

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For a while I am going to post my images of Nepal and ask for you assistance in helping those in the country rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.

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Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home. 100% of profits will be donated to the charities mentioned above.

 

 

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