Photo Of The Day – Pacific Sunset + 2 More

Title: Pacific Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Clouds make just about any sunset better. Shot on Saturday in California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/320 sec Altitude 255′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Oman’s Desert + 5 More

Title: Oman’s Desert Location: Outside Mehiah, Dima Wattayeen, Oman, Middle East  (23°1’21” N 58°36’30” E) Description: Layers are easy to find in Oman, especially the sharply cut mountains inland. Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Altitude 1251′ Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon And Beyond + 6 More

Title: Bryce Canyon And Beyond Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America  (37°37’42” N 112°9’46” W) Description: Utah is something special. Camera Canon 10D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 35mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 sec Altitude 8004′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Horsing Around On Lake Louise + 4 More

Title: Horsing Around On Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, North America  (51°25’1″ N 116°13’27” W) Description: As the song goes, so go the sleighs around Lake Louise in the winter time. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 16mm Aperture f/7.1 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn + 5 More

Title: Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn Location: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia  (27°42’53” N 85°17’25” E) Description: Before the sun comes up, the shadows of Swayambhunath Stupa can be seen on low clouds over Kathmandu Valley. As this was shot with a fisheye lens, those are actually shadows of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Upside Down At The Pond + 6 More

Title: Upside Down At The Pond Location: Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America  (58°27’7″ N 135°53’1″ W) Description: Some pond images from just behind the ranger station for Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Shot while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures. Join me here in Alaska Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mmmmm….Beer + 5 More

Title: Mmmmm….Beer Location: Verdugo West Brewing Co., Burbank, California, USA, North America  (34°10’26” N 118°18’38” W) Description: Images from last night’s assignment for the grand opening of the Verdugo West Brewing Co.  Featured below is Brew Master Chris Walowski Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 400 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Royal Palace Of Fes + 5 More

Title: The Royal Palace Of Fes Location: Fes, Fès-Meknès, Morocco, Africa  (34°3’10” N 4°59’38” W) Description: The doors were all we could see of this Royal Palace so that’s what I photographed. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 16mm Aperture f/5 Shutter Speed 1/250 sec Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boeing’s Dreamlifter Broken Apart + 6 More

Title: Boeing’s Dreamlifter Location: Paine Field, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA, North America (47°55’17” N 122°17’22” W) Description: The Boeing DreamLifter is a modified Boeing 747 that use used to haul parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to facilities in Everett, Washington. It cracks open at the rear (hold your Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Iceberg Maker + 5 More

Title: Iceberg Maker Location: Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska, USA, North America (57°30’9.43″N 132°49’5.15″W) Description: Located along a long arm of a fjord in Alaska, the Dawes Glacier is a beautiful site (as you can see in the Bonus Images below). The images were shot on my last trip with Continue Reading →

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 →