Photo Of The Day – Road Life In Bhutan + 4 More

Title: Road Life In Bhutan Location: Central Bhutan, Bhutan, Asia  Description: As most of the Tata trucks in Bhutan came over from India, they retain a lot of the colorful decorations seen in that country. You can certainly see them coming from a mile away. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Market Day In Khuruthang + 8 More

Title: Market Day In Khuruthang Location: Khuruthang, Punakha District, Bhutan, Asia (27°32’56” N 89°52’20” E) Description: Market day in Khuruthang is a bustling event with plenty of fresh vegetables and household goods. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 35mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/1000 sec Altitude 3959′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Dingboche + 4 More

Title: Stars Over Dingboche Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°53’38” N 86°49’51” E) Description: Night photography in the Himalayas can be very special because of the clearness of the atmosphere. It’s my “Most stars I’ve ever seen in my life” place. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – More Langley From The Sky + 3 More

Title: More Langley From The Sky Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: More of the same stuff as yesterday. A little nicer with the clouds. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.16mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.16mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 396′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Langley In The Morning From The Air + 1 More

Title: Langley In The Morning From The Air Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: The sun was just cresting the Cascade Mountains when I turned my drone in the opposite direction and shot 15 individual images to be combined into the one you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nature’s Fingerprints

Title: Nature’s Fingerprints Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, United States, North America (48°3’20” N 122°27’39” W) Description: Cold temperatures are gripping the Puget Sound, crafting interesting patterns as they freeze the ground and all that is on it. For an even cooler example of what the temperatures can do, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Smoothness Of The Dunes + 6 More

Title: Smoothness Of The Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, Sonoran Desert, Imperial County, California, United States (32°58’57” N 115°7’55” W) Description: I see more and more why California is an excellent home for Hollywood. Only 3 hours drive from downtown are dunes with the appearance of the Sahara. According to Wikipedia, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu In Evening Light + 3 More

Title: Cho Oyu In Evening Light Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and like Mt. Everest, it straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. It’s also more stark as it stands alone from the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Downtown Banff + 1 More

Title: Downtown Banff Location: Banff, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°10’53” N 115°34’10” W) Description: Just your average shot from downtown Banff in the winter. Bonus Image ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 40mm Aperture f/10 Shutter Speed 1/400 Altitude 4537′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Zion Waterfall + 11 More

Title: Zion Waterfall Location: Zion National Park, Utah,USA, North America (37°15’22” N 112°57’41” W) Description: “Don’t shoot landscape images during the middle of the day,” They say. Bah! I say. Shot at the Upper Emerald Pools area just across the river from the main lodge in Zion National Park, this location Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dancing Colors In Bhutan + 7 More

Title: Dancing Colors In Bhutan Location: Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan, Asia (27°25’33” N 89°25’31” E) Description: Tsechus (Festivals) in Bhutan are filled with colors and often days of coordinated dances retelling stories from the country’s folklore. The festival in Paro in the Spring is often one of the largest and most Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Viewing Machu Picchu + 6 More

Title: Viewing Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Peru, South America (13°9’52” S 72°32’45” W) Description: Adding people to your images helps. And people, for some reason, love pictures of people taking pictures.  Bonus Images ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise + 3 More

Title: Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°25’3″ N 116°13’6″ W) Description: Back in 2010 British Columbia hosted the Winter Olympics. The fever spread across the land, far and wide, even over to Alberta where the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, situated perfectly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside An Ice Cave + 3 More

Title: Inside An Ice Cave Location: British Columbia, Canada, North America Description: Forgive me for not having a more exacting location but I can’t find this on a map. My friend Genevieve and I went ice climbing in Banff many years ago and this was one location on the BC Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Title: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 34°7’37” N 118°32’35” W) Description: Did I mention not everything this year will be pretty sunsets and spectacular, vivid images? Sometimes life isn’t always that way. And sometimes the adventures are close to home. Today Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Panorama From Mong La

Title: Morning Panorama From Mong La Location: Mong La, Khumbu Region, Nepal ( 27°50’21” N 86°44’8″ E) Description: Welcome to a new year! I’ve been lax with the updates on this site and I’m looking to turn that around. I have a ton of unpublished, pretty photos just sitting on hard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Basalt Columns Like The Waves

Title: Basalt Columns Like The Waves Location: Alaska, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Located on the outer reaches of Southeast Alaska, the basalt columns here, while not formed by the waves, certainly feel a need to emulate them. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Before And After – Client Work

Title: Before And After – Client Work Location: California, USA, North America Description: I recently shot a number of illuminated frames for a commercial client out of California and it presented some challenges. Not the least of which was unpacking and repacking all the frames, some weighing 100lbs. This Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – LA Panorama From The Air

Title: LA Panorama From The Air Location: Pacific Ocean, California, USA, North America Description: Shooting panoramas from a commercial airliner is not so easy. For one thing, they change course without telling you. 🙂 Composite of 17 images. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Classic Crater Lake Panorama

Title: Classic Crater Lake Panorama Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America (42°54’39” N 122°8’31” W) Description: Can you spot the studious girl in the photo? ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 7079′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kathmandu Chaos

Title: Kathmandu Chaos Location: Kathamandu, Nepal, Asia ( 27°42’13” N 85°18’50” E) Description: I’m missing Nepal just a little today but not the congestion. This image was shot during a photo tour I led in 2013 from a road overpass. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Color Neighborhood Gradients

Title: Color Neighborhood Gradient Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Just playing around with the color feature in Lightroom’s gradient tool. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 150mm Aperture f/57.1 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fire Card And Some Wine

Title: Fire Card And Some Wine Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: This product shot has a lot going on to make it work. First is was a battle of timing to make sure the light of the fire was not too different than the distance Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Caribbean Gradient

Title: Caribbean Gradient Location: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W  20°22’12.52″N) Description: Some shots are best taken while on vacation and from a beach lounger. A passing hurricane had stirred up sediment and brought some larger waves (yes, these were the largest waves we saw) Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Emerald Pools Falls, Zion National Park

Title: Emerald Pools Falls, Zion National Park Location: Upper Emerald Pool, Zion National Park, Utah, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: Getting up before the sun and hiking has its benefits. In this case, I joined my friend Russ on a short walk to Emerald Pools Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen Vertorama

Title: Mount Lassen Vertorama Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: A chance encounter on our way out of the park to see the full moon just about to duck behind Lassen Peak (Mount Lassen). The downside is you can’t really Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepal’s High Places

Title: Nepal’s High Places Location: Khumjung, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°49’30” N 86°43’12” E) Description: Missing the high places today. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/800 Altitude 12,532.1′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Panorama

Title: Sand Fire Panorama Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Abstract

Title: Sand Fire Abstract Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire, Day 2

Title: Sand Fire, Day 2 Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 20,000 acres with 1600+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Zion Walls And Silhouette

Title: Zion Walls And Silhouette Location: Zion National Park, Utah, USA, North America (37°17’4″ N 112°56’53” W) Description: I want to go back to this park, even if the weather is not as absolutely perfect as it was this Spring. There is a lot of beauty in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – African Elephant Profile

Title: African Elephant Profile Location: Lake Manyara National Park, Babati, Manyara, Tanzania (3°31’33.98″S 35°45’46.64″E) Description: Elephants have a solid way of helping people appreciate and hopefully respect nature. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 320 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/320 Altitude 3835′ Photograph Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wind Through The Trees

Title: Wind Through The Trees Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America, Earth (42°54’44” N 122°8’48” W) Description: A different take on Crater Lake National Park. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/36 Shutter Speed 1/6 Continue Reading →