Photographer’s Profile

Caroling Geary
Caroling Geary
Wholeo Online

Caroling Geary is a 80+ year-old artist who looks to the web for communication and building worldwide community. On her web site, Wholeo Online at wholeo.net, panoramas were an integral part of her envisioning. Seeing all around is akin to the quest for the whole self and expanding consciousness. Interactive immersive imaging is a largely unexplored medium of online expression.

1n 1997, Caroling went spinning around rooms at leary.com in QTVRs by Janie Fitzgerald, whose site at vrview.com became an inspiration. That led to joining the Apple QuickTime VR list, where Robert Abbett proposed the first world wide panoramic shoot. By coincidence it was on the solstice, December 21, 1997. With point and shoot camera, stitching in Photoshop, and little knowledge of the how-to, Caroling decided to try, because she had a great subject, the Paso de los Suenos or Gateway of Dreams, a sculpture oriented to the light of the seasons in California, USA.

Although she was a beta tester of QTVR in QuickTime 5 when it went cubic, Caroling has not mastered a technique of spherical photography. However, she explores up and down in Photoshop, waiting and longing for a spherical painting program. Panorama Tools and ptviewer, the java applet path to panoramas opened up vistas with the equirectangular source image. It also sensitized Caroling to pressures on the QTVR community by commercial and business interests, calling for activism.

Trained as a fine artist, earning BA and MFA degrees at the University of Minnesota, Caroling had two careers: first as a stained glass artist and lastly as programmer and technical writer for the computer industry. She created her portrait in whirling colors at Silicon Graphics, Inc. (SGI) on a purple hi-end graphics system running IRIX, using Showcase software. If you see a swastika motif, see this page for Caroling's idea to reclaim this ancient symbol.

In 2007, QuickTime lost the ability to display Flash tracks, breaking Caroling's entries for wwp606: Garden (audio), wwp306: Borders, and wwp1205: Blessings. In 2009, Flash versions with the original content are displayed on the respective pages of wholeo.net. See links at the bottom of individual pages. In 2012 360 panoramas are challenging to see, especially on some mobile devices. If you want to see more about a subject, click links.

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wwp915 | Peace

Peace is Interconnection

Seagrove Beach, NW Florida

September 21, 2015 at 6 AM CDT

wwp913 | Mortality

What Dreams May Come When We Have Shuffled Off This Mortal Coil?

Emerald Coast, NW Florida, USA

12 noon on September 22, 2013

wwp912 | Necessity

Breathe In, Breathe Out

Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA

September Equinox, 2012

wwp1211 | Best Of 2011

New Camera Blues

Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA

November 1, 2011, 12 noon

wwp611 | Family

Our Hands

New Jersey, USA

June 25, 2011

wwp2011 | International Year of Forests

Biophilia Center Forest Hikes

Northwest Florida Panhandle, Florida, USA

April 9, 2011

wwp1210 | Best Of 2010

4 Seasons: Sun/Moon Rises/Sets of 2010

Deer Lake State Park, Florida, USA

December 20, 2010, sunset/moonrise 16:39, December 21, 2010, sunrise/moonset 6:35 (for three other seasons, see past WWP entries)

wwp910 | Crossroads

Sept. Equinox 2010 - Full Moon, Sunrise, Sunset

Deer Lake State Park, Florida, USA

September 22, 2010, sunset/moonrise 18:29, September 23, 2010, sunrise/moonset 6:38

wwp610 | Forgotten Places

Forgotten by 2012 — Forward to the Past

Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA

2010 June 20 sunset about 19:40 CDT and June 23 sunrise about 5:50 CDT

wwp310 | Food

Sun-kissed Apple

Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA

March 20, 2010, about 7:00 and 19:00 CDT

wwp1209 | Best Of 2009

Buddhists in the Woods

Seagrove Beach, Florida, USA

January 13, 2009, mid-day

wwp909 | Performing Arts

Seaside Ampitheatre - Lichen on Stage

Seaside, Florida, USA

September 21, 2009, 12:00 CDT (local time)

wwp609 | Time

Time Spin: Fast Intermittent Sequence

Northeast New Jersey parks, New Jersey, USA

June 21, 2009, 10:00

wwp309 | Diversity

Deer Lichen Diversity

NW Florida Panhandle, Emerald Coast, Florida, USA

March 22, 2009, 9:30 am

wwp908 | Color

Inside the Duo-Tet Color Cube

State of mind

2008 September 22 at 15:44 UTC

wwp608 | Elevation

Raising Vibrations

New York, New York, USA

June 21, 2008, 11:55 EDT (local time)

wwp308 | Beginnings

Beginning Buds

Seagrove Beach, NW Florida, USA

2008 March 20 02:34 UT (7:34 local time)

wwp108 | Wrinkle Tribute

Color Healing with iBar TetraHelix

State of Mind

2007-12-22, 6:08 UTC (12:08 local time)

wwp907 | Sustenance

Deer Lichens to Eat, Litter, and Evolve

Seagrove Beach, NW Florida, USA

2007, September 22 at 7:45 in the morning

wwp307 | Atmosphere

Deer Moss Lives on Air

Seagrove Beach, NW Florida, USA

March 24, 2007 11:30 a.m.

wwp1206 | Best of 2006

2001 Memorial

South Mountain Reservation, New Jersey, USA

2006 June 16 at 9 in the morning

wwp906 | Transportation

Rubber Hits the Wood

Seagrove Beach, NW Florida, USA

2006-09-20 15:08 CDT

wwp606 | Gardens

Little Green Corner

Maplewood, New Jersey, USA

Solstice, 2006-06-21, 7:00 am EDT (12:00 UTC)

wwp306 | Borders

Between Sundial and the Hedge

Seaside, Florida, USA

Equinox, 2006-03-20, 12:26pm CST

wwp1205 | Best of 2005

Sending Blessings from the Beach

Deer Lake State Park, Emerald Coast, NW Florida, USA

24 November, 2005 at 11:24 a.m. local time

wwp305 | Marketplace

Marketplace of Ideas


17 March, 2005 - 15:00 UTC (9 a.m CST)

wwp1204 | Sanctuary

Seagrove Sanctuary

Point Washington State Forest, Northwest Florida, USA

19 December 2004 12:45 p.m. CST

wwp904 | Bridges

Loop 360 Bridge

Austin, Texas, USA

10:10am Central Daylight Time, 20 September 2004

wwp304 | The Original WWP

Deer Lake State Park Bridge

Deer Lake State Park, Seagrove Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, USA

6:15 a.m. CST (12:15 p.m. UTC - 6:00)

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