Getting Ready For The Journey

In about two weeks I along with my wife and many suitcases, will embark on a 17-day journey that will take us to Ukraine and Turkey. First, with a two hour layover in Istanbul, We will arrive in our birth city of Kiev, Ukraine. I am hoping to spend the first couple of days exploring some of the famous sites of Kiev. I have been to Kiev before, but never with the type of equipment that is available to me now, so it will be interesting to discover the city all over again through the viewfinder of my trusty Canon 7D (which by the way just got an amazing firmware update). After spending a few days in Ukraine we'll make our way to one of Turkey's premier vacation destinations--the city of Bodrum. It was a quiet fishing town until in the mid-20th century when it started to develop as a tourist destination. Turkey to the Europeans is what Mexico and the Dominican Republic are to the Americans. I will be spending 7 days there and I am hoping to be able to capture some of the amazing landscapes and history that Bodrum has to offer. After that, it will be time to head back to Ukraine for another 4 days. The most exciting part of the trip will be our journey back to New York. After leaving Kiev, we will have an 18 hour layover in Istanbul. Istanbul is not a city that can be conquered in 18 hours, but we will be able to have a taste of it's rich history. I am hoping that the people who subscribe to my blog and follow me on facebook will accompany me on this journey through pictures and stories that I am looking forward to posting every chance I get close to a wi-fi connection.

I do my entire photo processing on my 17- inch lap top, but it is too bulky and heavy to take on such a trip. I do own an iPad2, and as most of you know, what it lacks in its processing power it makes up in the wide range of applications that can help with finalizing an amazing image on the road. I have not had much practice with processing raw files on the iPad, so I am giving it a try now, so that once I am on the road I will feel confident that my set of apps will help me produce the best possible content. Over the past few days I have been taking shots around the house with my Canon 7D and 100mm f2.8 Macro lens. I uploaded the images to the iPad using this CF Card reader and used the following apps to create art as I see it. I am hoping to see many interesting things on this trip and I am looking forward to your views and comments here and on Facebook.

Ipad Apps that I used to process these images.

PS Express Mobile HDR Filter Storm PS Touch Photo Studio HD IWatermark SnapSeed PicFrame

The following Images were edited using only the iPad.

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