• Something Hilarious From The World Of Travel

    This might be a little bit of inside baseball if you’re looking for photo stuff, but it cracks me up.

  • Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going

    This post is a little hard to write, so bear with me. You might have noticed a dearth of posts in the past month or so. This is because I stepped away from the keyboard for a while to deal with the death of my Dad. As it stands, we have a memorial service planned […]

  • 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Candle Light

    Candle Lighting, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

    With yesterday’s topic being Shoot In Mid-Day Sun, let’s tone things down and go the opposite direction for today’s experiment. Candles have been around for centuries and they have been providing the light by which we see the world at night for just as long. Many starting photographers shy away from shooting in candle light […]

  • Photo Of The Day – From Above The Golden Temple

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    Title: From Above The Golden Temple Location: Amritsar, Punjab, India, Asia

  • Photo Of The Day – Looking Up In The Redwoods

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    Title: Looking Up In The Redwoods Location: Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America

  • Photo Of The Day – Angry As A Sea Lion

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    Title: Angry As A Sea Lion Location: Southeast Alaska, USA, North America Description: I think this guy scares me more than a shark if I were in the water with him. He was all alone and angry and kept the other sea lions at bay. Not sure what was under his skin but I am […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Backflopping Humpback Whale

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    Title: Backflopping Humpback Whale Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description:While the pretty glaciers and mountains have their draw, for me the joy of an UnCruise sailing in Alaska is whales and more whales. And the (legally) close proximity we enjoy.

  • Photo Of The Day – Curious California Sea Lion

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    Title: Curious California Sea Lion Location: Sea Of Cortez, Mexico, North America Description: Just after the sun came up, a group of California Sea Lions, curious about the odd people in the rubber boat, came investigating.

  • Photo Of The Day – The Ferry & Mt Baker

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    Title: The Ferry & Mt Baker

  • Photo Of The Day – Khumjung And The Himalayas

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    Title: Khumjung And The Himalayas Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A good way to play down the less than optimal atmospheric conditions is to switch over to black and white. I love the punch it gives this image of one of my favorite town in the Khumbu.

  • How To Read The Info About A Photo On The Internet

    The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri, Himalayas, Nepal

    “Just read the EXIF info” is what I’ve seen typed when someone asks for the specific shooting information on a photo. What is EXIF info? Long answer short, it contains the shooting information (ISO, Shutter Speed, Aperture) about a photo as well as other goodies, like camera model, did the flash fire, etc… Even location […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags Before Sagarmatha

    Title: Prayer Flags Before Sagarmatha Location: Gokyo Ri, Nepal, Asia Description: Yes, I am that Western guy using the local name for Mt. Everest. It sure is a pretty peak from 17,500′.

  • Photo Of The Day – Flag Lowering Ceremony In Thimphu, Bhutan

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    Title: Flag Lowering Ceremony In Thimphu, Bhutan Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia Description: It’s a big flag, but someone(s) has to take it down each night. On the left is the main dznong of Thimphu where the king handles affairs of the country. Also in the dzong is a Buddhist temple and monastery. In the distance, […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Water Delivery

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    Title: Water Delivery Location: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Clean water for residence is not always the easiest to come by. Most houses have some running water, but when the water shuts off, as is sometimes the case, delivery is your best bet. And delivery usually means a bicycle like this. Like the photo? Join […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Off Season

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    Title: Off Season Location: Snowmass, Colorado, USA, North America Description: When the rivers aren’t running, the booties have to go somewhere. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270mm ISO 800 Focal Length 21mm Aperture f/11 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude unknwown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing […]

  • Photo Of The Day – “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon”

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    Title: “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon” Location: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: What you are looking at is the communication tower above the Hollywood sign. It’s often conveniently cropped out of most images (or Photoshopped out) and it’s because of the access road to this tower that people are able […]

  • Photo Of The Day – The Layers Behind San Bernardino

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    Title: The Layers Behind San Bernardino Location: Rim Of The Word Highway, San Bernardino, California, USA, North America Description: There’s a little embellishment going on here and I like it (the colors were really more toward blue). The view is from the Rim Of The World Highway leading to Big Bear Lake from San Bernardino. […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Snow Valley Panorama

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    Title: Snow Valley Panorama Location: San Bernadino Mountains, California, USA Description: Shot on a fun day snowshoeing with Nimmi. Beautiful sun even if it was melting the snow.

  • Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset

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    Title: Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: As mentioned in yesterday’s Photos Of The Day, my wife and I made it up to the Hollywood sign for a First Day Hike (unbeknownst to us, but it is a national thing to go […]

  • Photos Of The Day – Above The Hollywood Sign

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    Title: Above The Hollywood Sign Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: Not one but two iPhone shots from the first day of 2015. My wife and I took the long way up to the Hollywood sign (starting near the Merry-Go-Round) to celebrate the first day of the year. A nice surprise […]

  • Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

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    When looking for my favorite images of 2014 for this post, I realize most were thankfully tied into great times. Some were commercial work but the challenge was what made me smile. Let’s get to them. Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Vicente Lighthouse in California is becalming to […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Looking In Wadi Mujib

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    Title: Looking In Wadi Mujib Location: Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Jordan (31°27’58” N  35°34’40” E) Description: This is a place I want to explore more. And to think it goes on for MILES like this. Unfortunately Sabrina wasn’t able to join us so we made it a short jaunt to get some pictures. That’s my […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree

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    Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: A different view from yesterday’s lighthouse photo, but still as calm. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/4.5 Shutter Speed 1/640 Altitude 80′ I have […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset

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    Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Having just spotted three whales swimming past the point and a gorgeous sunset over Santa Barbara Island, the view walking back to the car was the topping on the cake. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera […]

  • Late Night Photography Comedy – Sunsets

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    How I photograph sunsets: How I draw sunsets:

  • 20% Off All 2015 Calendars

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    I’ll keep this short and simple, 20% off! All seven of my 2015 calendars are available for a mere $12. No coupons needed. Just head over to Lulu to order.  

  • Photo Of The Day – Pike Place Market And Ferry

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    Title: Pike Place Market And Ferry Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: On a chilly December afternoon I went down to Seattle’s Pike Place Market in hopes of capturing the sun setting behind one of the market signs. The timing and weather didn’t work out for that shot, but I was still able to […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Cholla Cactus At Sunset

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    Title: Cholla Cactus At Sunset Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, North America Description: When there are no clouds in the sky to make a dramatic desert sunset, what do you do? Find the fuzzy looking “Teddy Bear Cactus” and use the sun. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Big Dreams

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    Title: Big Dreams Location: Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: Everett’s Paine Field is the home to the DreamLifter, an oversized Boeing 747 that hauls plane wings around the world. Sometimes things taken out of context can be neat. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Icy Canyon

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    Title: Icy Canyon Location: British Columbia, Canada Description: Welcome to the first full day of Winter! Are you ready for the cold? Photo shot while on an ice climbing trip in BC/Alberta. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 16mm Aperture f/4.5 Shutter Speed 1/80 Altitude […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Flying Across The Alvord Desert

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    Title: Flying Across The Alvord Desert Location: Alvord Desert, Eastern Oregon, USA, North America Description: Back in my off-roading days I would have the joy of heading into the backcountry with great friends in a variety of vehicles, but mostly Land Rovers of various styles and repair. These aren’t the $60,000 trucks you see in the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ominous Himalayan Shadow

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    Title: Ominous Himalayan Shadow Location: Phakding, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: We can’t always see what’s there. Most of the world is hidden from view. In the valleys of the Khumbu we know there are mountains all around but until we break above the tree line at the town of Namche, often all that can be […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping

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    Title: Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping Location: Steven’s Pass area, Washington Cascades, USA Description: Much like yesterday’s idyllic sunset, this scene sure looks nice, doesn’t it? Warm looking tent, no people for miles, a soft hush to the forest as a storm clears. What’s missing is the bitter, unrelenting wind. That type of wind that makes […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Idyllic Sunset

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    Title: Idyllic Sunset Location: Semiahmoo, Blaine, Washington, USA (but what you see in the picture is British Columbia, Canada) Description: It was idyllic sunset that tore me away from the scrumptuous dinner at Semiahoo Resort on a press trip many years ago. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega

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    Title: Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega Location: Dole, Nepal, Asia Description: A step up from roughing it but not quite glamping, these tents have a very commanding view in all directions from the town of Dole. More image from Dole are here. Like the photo? Join the club. I have […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Coming Down The Tracks

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    Title: Coming Down The Tracks Location: Near Agra, India, Asia Description: Not every train in India is comically overloaded. Sure, that makes for some great images and stereotyping, but it’s just not so. Like the photo? Join the club. I have 7 different 2015 calendars now on sale! Your choice of Himalayas, Sunsets, Layers, National […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ruins In The Jungle

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    Title: Ruins In The Jungle Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: I love the lushness of the Urubamba River valley, also known as the Sacred Valley, in Peru. Here, a smaller Inca ruin, possibly a messenger transfer station, is found along the Inca Trail. Like the photo? Join the club. I have 7 different 2015 […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Boudhanath Stupa

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    Title: Boudhanath Stupa Description: Every tour to Kathmandu stops at Boudhanath Stupa at some point and for good reasons. Besides all the shops ringing the stupa, the site is a social gathering place where tourists regularly mingle with locals paying their respects and circling the structure three times, often stopping at the local temple for […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Layers

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    Title: Peruvian Layers Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: Hiking the Inca Trail was a great experience for me. I met people I didn’t know before and we got to bond over the course of four days on the trail. Or was it five? This shot was taken on the second morning as the fog […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Christ Overlooking The Atlantic

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    Title: Christ Overlooking The Atlantic Location: Dingle Peninsula, Ireland Description: At the Western most point peninsula in Ireland is a memorial to Christ Crucifixion in stark white. It stands in stark contrast to the blue skies and battering seas just behind the photographer. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Layers Of Wadi Rum

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    Title: Layers of Wadi Rum Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan  (29°37’31” N  35°30’1″ E) Description: Shot in the beautifully picturesque desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan, this shot is part of my 2015 calendar called Layers. Find it and six other calendars here. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Sigma SD-1 Merrill Lens Sigma 150-600mm […]

  • 2015 Calendars Are Ready!

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    I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Black & White Wonders of the World […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Fall In Arches National Park

    Title: Fall In Arches National Park Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: I love Fall in Southern Utah for moderate temps and beautiful light. Then there is the bonus when leave accent the colorful rocks and the whole world feels warm.

  • Photo Of The Day – Burning Clouds Over Canyonlands National Park

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    Title: Burning Clouds Over Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: I love using my zoom lens for sunset shots as it provides a wide variety of composition options. In this case I was able to take just a slice of the fiery clouds and fill the frame with them. […]

  • Photo Of The Day – After Sunset In The Desert

    Title: After Sunset In The Desert Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

  • Invaluable Photo Planning Tool PhotoPills For 50% Off

    I only post about products here on The Carey Adventures which I use myself and personally endorse to friends. One such tool I have been exploring lately is PhotoPills, a collection of photo planning tools rolled into one hefty iOS app. Today they are having a 50% off sale making the app a no-brainer for […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Colorful Macaws

    Location: Rio Madre de Dios, Amazon Basin, Peru, South America Description: On my first trip to the Amazon basin, everything was amazing. The thick, impenetrable nature of the jungle overhanging the banks of the river. The non-stop sounds. The humidity. The tarantulas. And these macaws. I has seen them in the zoo before but the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Stupa And Stars

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     Title: Stupa And Stars Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The belt of Orion can be seen in the center of this shot taken in the wee hours of the night, until the clouds came rolling in and ruined further chances. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds

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    Title: Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: Early in the morning, as the sun is slanting in from the East, Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, wears a whip cream hat. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm […]

  • It’s Not About Me Week – Social Media Experiment

    I’m going to try something different next week on social media and I’m wondering if you want to join me. I’m guilty of promoting myself (I’m a freelance photographer and writer, so I need to more than most) 90% of the time on social media. Even when it’s not blatant promotion about posts or images […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Sunset

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    Title: Serengeti Sunset Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Getting the shot sometimes means speaking up. In this case, we had been driving with our guide and driver for a few days and they knew I was on the trip not only to share it with my daughter and a friend, but also to […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Harmandir Sahib / Golden Temple Panorama Exploration

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    To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 8MB large, so give it time to fully download. […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Work In Progress – Boudhanath Stupa

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    Another work in progress today because I seem great at biting off hard images. At first they seem easy as this stupa has a lot of white in it. But then I realize all that detail in the banners an crown and…. It’s taking some time but I am happy with how it is coming […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Distant Mountain And Clouds In Alaska’s Inside Passage

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    Title: Distant Mountain And Clouds In Alaska’s Inside Passage Location: South of Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America (58°19’10” N  135°50’7″ W) Description: While on a voyage with UnCruise Adventures to shoot one of their boats, we passed by some stunning scenery. I don’t know the name of this mountain. Hell, I didn’t […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Icy Strait Symmetry

    Title: Icy Strait Symmetry Location: Icy Strait, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Taken while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, a humpback whale heads under our ship so close I can seemingly reach a hand and touch it. While this image was shot with my standard 28-300mm travel lens I was still amazed at […]

  • Photo Of The Day – I Miss That Truck, Sometimes

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    Title: I Miss That Truck, Sometimes Location: Central Eastern Oregon, USA, North America Description: This is an image of the truck I enjoyed owning the most, one of only 500 Land Rover Defender 110s in the US at the time. When it was working properly I enjoyed it. Which was pretty often (minus a few […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Springy

    More playing with tools, this time Ideas, Draw and Lines. I am really enjoying having the Adonit Jot Touch (interesting aside: I bought the red version of the pen because it was $45 compared the gray version at $50. Then it went down to $40 and is now up to $50. All the while, the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Urban Moon

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    Title: Urban Moon Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: Hidden behind palm trees and a power line (blurred, but there), the waxing crescent moon heads for another lap around the Earth. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Work In Progress – Punakha Dzong

    I was happy to have an Adonit Jot Touch stylus show up in the mail to enhance my attempts at more digital creation. The unit so far has not disappointed. My hand is cramped and so I am stopping for now but in the mean time, here is today’s creation as a work in progress. […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Where’s Whitney?

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    Title: Where’s Whitney? Location: Over California Description: I need your help with this one, if you please. I’m still getting oriented to the mountains of California and need help finding Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in California. Once I find that, I can figure out the others. #1 Is it in this photo? #2 Which […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

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    Title: Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Sometimes more impressive than the Grand Canyon in Arizona, the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone cuts through a varied and historic swatch of land. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 10D Lens Canon 16-35mm […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Altoid Trash

       Title: Altoid Trash Location: Whidbey Island Description: For some reason, still odd to me, I decided to take pictures of trash along the road during a daily walk last week. Many things jumped out at me, mostly this Altoid can. It has a lot more to it but the ability to fill in detail […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

    Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you really enjoy the Photo Of The Day. […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Sunrise And Prayer Flags

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     Title: Sunrise And Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Another in a series of digital creations, this one entirely rendered on my iPhone with Adobe Ideas (but it started as a background image from this post, which I subsequently traced and filled). This image was a little harder and I’m learning more about […]

  • Digital Creation Of The Day – Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

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     Title: Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: If you didn’t read yesterday’s post you might be wondering what the heck is going on with this image. I’m starting to play around with digital creations, beginning with taking previous or current images and then using mobile apps […]

  • Why The Art I Create Is Going To Suck For A While

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    Have you ever gone back and looked at art you created 10, 20 or more years ago? And do you remember what you were thinking back then? I’m feeling that now. I am starting some new methods of creation and much as when I started photographing 24 years ago, I think what I am creating […]

  • Sample The New Panorama eBook Before Its Release

    This is the post where I admit to being human. Again. It happens often. You see, I get ambitious and sometimes don’t schedule accurately when I have a new project. Especially when the project includes something like “Learn and semi-master Adobe InDesign”. InDesign is an awesome program and much like trying to learn Photoshop, it […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

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    Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Taken from an Alaska Air flight that thankfully was further West of the park than normal. I love when the weather cooperates and never grow tired of this view, no matter how many times I fly over. I still at like a […]

  • Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri

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    Title: The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: The Machermo Range is classic Himalayas. Sharp, frozen, impassable. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude 16,624.8 ft […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background

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    Title: Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background Location: Machu Picchu, Urubambama, Peru (13°9’47” S  72°32’41” W) Description: Huayan Picchu, or sometimes Wayna Picchu, is the tall mountain jutting behind the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and in this shot, you can barely make out the terraces found on the hill. What […]

  • Why I’m A Slave To My Fancy Fitness Tracker And Fitness Apps

    I love tech and I often think it can cure all my ills, or at least distract me with its awesomeness. As I age, though, I am more and more skeptical about the promises of new gadgets. Also, get off my lawn, you dang kids! And yet, I had a need to drop my weight […]

  • An Unlikely Place To Find Courage

    It was an odd feeling to admire the people along the sidelines of the walk this weekend. Not the ones cheering us on, but the ones shouting us down. My wife and I participated in the Susan G Komen Walk on Sunday along with thousands of other folks. The weather was great and the walk […]

  • Morning Light

    A quick post from my phone to bring some beautiful light into your day. This morning, for me, presented some great light. And just when I thought it was done, more showed up.

  • Be An Exceptional Photographer: Buy Other Photogs’ Work

    When you read a lot of “Best Business Practices For Photographers” posts you will notice a number of reoccurring messages. The one that stands out most to me is this: Don’t market to other photographers, they don’t buy photographs. And it’s true for the most part, from my experience. A lot of my connections on […]

  • Why I’ll Eventually Upgrade To The Canon 7D Mark II, But Not Today

    I’ve owned my (mostly) trusty Canon 7D for over 4.5 years and have fended off all other new cameras that came on the market because they just didn’t do anything leaps and bounds above what my camera did for the price (and for me to drop another $1800+ on a camera body, it must leap […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Got Anything For Me?

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    Title: Got Anything For Me? Location: Swayambhunath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: This little guy looked so cute, until he clambered over the railing and wanted to take a swipe at me. I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again; Don’t make eye contact with the monkeys at the monkey temple. Like the photo? Join […]

  • Building Relationships Works Better Than Receiving Sponsorship

    I’m a freelancer and hungry for money. Raise your hand if you can relate. I need money because I’m hungry for food (only partially true these days as my wife has a job, but when I was single it was very much the case). When I received a regular paycheck and sat in a cubicle […]

  • Face It, Running Dogs Look Goofy

    To try something new I decided to shoot pictures of my dog running in the backyard. I hadn’t done it well before and he needed some practice with “stay” and “come”, so the exercise helped us both grow. Until he got tired of the heat and decided we should go inside. What follows is nothing […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still

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    Title: Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I was out playing at a local beach with a camera that was new to me. I wanted to push it a little and I also wanted to try that wispy water look. It was new to […]

  • A World Of Panoramas eBook Now Available For Pre-Order

    It’s almost here!  The eBook version of A World of Panoramas will contain 42 images (22 more than the print book)and a wealth of information not available in the print book, including: Location Info (with links to Google Maps) Stories Behind The Photos Shooting Information Additional Photos From The Location A Lifetime Of Updates Each […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Hiding In Plain Sight, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Hiding In Plain Site, Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

    Title: Hiding In Plain Sight Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Taking another look at Africa images, this concept was given to me from a fellow guide. Jack up the exposure and go black & white with it. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal […]

  • An Open Reply To The Royalty Free Companies Who Email Professional Photographers

    I call myself a professional photographer not in the sense that I am way above anyone else, only that I make my living from photos. Selling them, shooting them, teaching about them, leading people on tours to go get them. I also receive emails from people wanting my photos. Some are quite gracious and knowledgeable […]

  • Photo Of The Day – North Block, Central Secretariat of India

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    Title: North Block, Central Secretariat of India Location: New Delhi, India This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/60 Altitude unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker After Sunset – Panorama

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    Title: Mt. Baker After Sunset Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA Description: It took until nearly before sunset, but having the mountain come out was worth the wait. Mt. Baker is a favorite of mine. It’s more often seen from Canada than the US it seems, as it can be spotted from Vancouver, BC. […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Varanasi From The River Ganges At Sunrise – Panorama

    Sunrise On The Ganges, Varanasi, India

    Title: Varanasi From The River Ganges At Sunrise – Panorama Location: Varanasi, India Description: Calmness covers the Ganges River in Varanasi as the sun rises over the deserted opposite shore. This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal […]

  • Something New: Photo Greeting Cards On Peter West Carey Photography

    Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake, Clackamas County, Oregon,

    I am excited to announce a new offering on my photography site: photo greeting cards. Currently there are 101 images available to be printed in any quantity you may like. Prices start at $3.50 for each card with a flat rate of $5 for shipping in the USA, no matter how many you purchase. Discounts […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker And The Full Moon

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    Title: Mt. Baker And The Full Moon Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA, North America Description: A late night, cold hike up to Mt. Baker proved rewarding after the clouds disappeared. This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO […]

  • Photo Of The Day – L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory

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    Title: L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I’ve only been to the observatory twice and each time has had a special treat. The first time, while dating the woman whom I would joyfully marry two years later, was a last minute jaunt just before everything closed, […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Dubai Skyline Silhouette

    Dubai, United Arab Emirates

    Title: Dubai Skyline Silhouette Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Description: I feel like Dubai is the type of place you need to live in to get great photos. I only spent about a week there, but I know the dust can be a factor as it was the evening I shot this image. Still, it […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Safari Scene In Ngorongoro Crater

    Peter-West-Carey-Inside Ngorongoro Crater

    For today’s Photo of the Day I was inspired by fellow photographer Susan Portnoy’s safari shot. It made me return to my own collection of images. Here’s her photo first: Superb photography and travel writing by photographer @susanportnoypic.twitter.com/d7M8ZfToaB — Christopher Michel (@chrismichel) August 27, 2014 —————- Title: Safari Scene In Ngorongoro Crater Location: Ngorongoro National […]

  • Panoramic Photos At 40% Off

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    With yesterday’s release of A World of Panoramas photo book I took the time to upload all the photos in the book, including a few of the bonus images only available in the digital version (releasing next week). They are now on sale on at Peter West Carey Photography. To celebrate the release of the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Taj Mahal At Sunrise

    Taj Mahal At Sunrise

    Title: Taj Mahal At Sunrise Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Description: It’s the view everyone knows and there is good reason for it. It’s a cliche as well, but I still love it. The symmetry is something best enjoyed in a photo because when you are there, the whole thing is a little overwhelming. […]

  • A World Of Panoramas Photo Book Now On Sale

    World of Panoramas Ad

    I am pleased to announce the debut of my first photo book, A World of Panoramas. The book is on sale now at Peter West Carey Photography. When you order from the site you will not only receive a hand signed copy of the 8″x 24″ (open size) book, but you will also receive a […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Layers Of Oman

    Layers, Al Hajar Mountains, Oman

    Title: Layers Of Oman Location: Oman Description: As the sun was setting and the desert haze stuck to the hills, I felt a calm and happiness inside. And then panic as I realized my wife and I still didn’t know where we were going to camp. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Wadi Rum At Sunset

    Wadi Rum At Sunset, Jordan

    Title: Wadi Rum At Sunset Location: Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan Description: With a quick scramble up an exposed rock face, Sabrina and I were able to catch the fleeting sunset light and beautiful colors of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest valley. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Canon […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Breaching Whale At Sunset

    Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset, Gulf Of Mexico, Baja Califor

    Title:Breaching Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico Description: While the rest of the guests aboard our UnCruise Adventures sailing were facinated with breaching whales off the bow, I took the time to look behind us as I have a thing for layered mountains. It just happened a group of whales […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Golden Temple

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    Title: Golden Temple Location: Amritsar, Punjab, India Description: The Golden Temple, or formally Harmandir Sahib, is the most holy of Sikh gurdwaras as it contains the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and is a site of pilgrimage. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Canon 7D […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ama Dablam And High Altitude Lake

    Peter-West-Carey-Ama Dablam and lake

    Title: Ama Dablam And High Altitude Lake Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Himalayas, Nepal Description: A climb that took my breath away as we went up a steep slope during a “rest day’, which is an oxymoron for a day spent hiking higher but returning to your original start in order to help acclimatize. The reward of […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Kayakers In Front Of A Glacier

    Kayakers In Front Of Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park

    Title: Kayakers In Front Of A Glacier Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA Description: I love using size to put things in perspective. While the glacier face reaching the water is massive, it’s not until the kayakers came into frame that I was able to show their blue majesty properly. This image is included […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

    Panorama: Before Sunrise In Seattle, Washington, USA

    Title: Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Description: A panorama created from over 15 images while waiting for the sun to rise. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax 55mm ISO 100 Focal Length  55mm Aperture  f/5 Shutter Speed  1 […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Climbers At Joshua Tree National Park

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    Title: Climbers At Joshua Tree National Park Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA Description: A group of climbers attempt a sideways bouldering problem, over and over again, while I decided to take a climb up the rocks to get a wider view of the park. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Halawa Valley

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    Title: Halawa Valley Location: Halawa Valley, Moloka’i, Hawai’i, USA Description: Visited while on a shore excursion while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, Halawa Valley is a quintessentially picturesque Hawaii landscape with one access road leading in and out. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Canon 10D Lens […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon National Park – Sunrise Point

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    Title: Bryce Canyon National Park – Sunrise Point Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: While it is named Sunrise Point, the view is excellent any time of day. Looking to the East the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon stretch toward the steps of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the distance. This image […]

  • Photo Of The Day – The View From Gokyo Ri

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    Title: The View From Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: High up in the Himalayas, at about 17,500′, you can see forever. Here, from the summit of Gokyo Ri at daybreak, four of the six highest mountains in the world are visible, including Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha) to the left of the sun. […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Gliding Along

    Gliding Along

    Title: Gliding Along Location: Barbados, Caribbean Sea Description: A hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) glides above the sea floor off the coast of Barbados. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 200 Focal Length 22mm Aperture f/22 Shutter Speed 1/400 Altitude -1 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. […]

  • A World Of Panoramas Now Available With Pre-Sale Discount & Bonus Item

    A World of Panoramas I am excited to announce the pre-sale of my upcoming photobook A World of Panoramas. This book is a compilation of images crafted over the past nine years from images shot on five continents and is a favorite subject matter of mine. The panoramic format allows for greater exploration of the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos and Kantega

    Dzokyos and Kantega, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia

    Title: Dzokyos and Kantega Location: On the route to Everest Basecamp near Dughla, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Dzokyos are a cross between high altitude (and shaggy) yaks and lower elevation cows (not so shaggy). They bridge the gap in a need for a pack animal that can operate at lower climates where the yaks will […]

  • Coming Soon: Panorama Experience Book

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    I’ve been shooting and enjoying panoramas for as long as I’ve been shooting digital and even before then (thanks to a handy feature in my old Minolta film camera). In my quest to put more of my images out there in the world for others to enjoy, and hopefully to inspire more people to travel […]

  • Join Me Aboard The UnCruise Adventures Safari Endeavour To Learn Photography In Remote Alaska

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    I am honored and thrilled to announce I will be once again joining forces with UnCruise Adventures to teach photography aboard the Safari Endeavour. This is not the hard-core trekking in the mountains trip I have run in Nepal in the past, this is a luxury small boat cruise through some of the most drop-dead […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Palphug Monastery Panorama Exploration

    Taktsang Palphug Monastery (Tiger's Nest), Paro, Paro District,

    To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 12MB large, so give it time to fully download. […]

  • We Do It For The Love Of Photography And …

    As some of you know I started a little program to help sell more prints here on the site and on Peter West Carey Photography. It’s one effort in many to make income from photography, something I have been doing as a full time job (along with writing) for the past six years since quitting […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ancient Homes

    Ancient Homes, Machu Picchu, Peru

    Title: Ancient Homes Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: A maze of ancient homes covers the hills of Machu Picchu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 275mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/160 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Night Market

    Night Market, Kathmandu, Nepal

     Title: Night Market Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: When the work day is done and just before dinner, markets spring up in Kathmandu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270mm ISO 2500 Focal Length 18mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed .3 seconds Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available […]

  • Photo Of The Day – The Moon Over The Machermo Range

    The Moon Over The Machermo Range

    Title: The Moon Over The Machermo Range Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N 86°42’55” E) Description: On its way to setting, the moon strikes a pose high above the Machermo Range in Nepal’s Himalayas. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 150mm Aperture f/8 […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake

    Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake, Clackamas County, Oregon,

    Title: Mount Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake Location: Clackamas County, Oregon, USA, North America (45°16’3″ N  121°44’26” W) Description: When the sun is shining in the Pacific Northwest, it is a wonderland. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/60 […]

  • Introducing The Limited Edition Print Collector’s Club

    Cho Oyu And The Photographers, Sagarmatha National Park, Solukhu

    I am happy to announce the start of something new. For those interested in signed, limited edition prints of my images, crafted with archival quality paper and ink to last a lifetime, I have started the Peter West Carey Photography Limited Edition Print Collector’s Club. For an annual membership fee, priced below my open edition […]

  • 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Shoot In Mid-Day Sun

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    You have probably heard of the Golden Hour or the Blue Hour and maybe some other hours. These are the “best times to shoot” according to most photographers, which usually means most landscape photographers. They advise, often strongly, against shooting in mid-day sun. And for the most part, for grand landscapes, I often agree. I […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light

    Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light, Machermo, Solukhumbu,

    Title: Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’6″ N 86°42’59” E) Description: Located near the town of Machermo, early morning light is always worth the (very) early start in the Himalayas. Even if the clouds are out, there’s a chance of something beautiful. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm […]

  • Guest Post: Overland Journey Through Canada’s Western National Parks

    Sunset on Long Beach near Tofino. Vancouver Island. After nearly two weeks of being dwarfed by massive mountains and forests of Alberta and BC, the sun setting over the Pacific Ocean seems otherworldly.

    EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a first for me. This post is a guest post from my friend Genevieve Hathaway. I  write regularly for the G Adventure’s Looptail blog and was offered a chance to explore Canada on one of G Adventure’s trips. The timing wasn’t right for me so I suggested my friend Gen as […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Utah And John Muir

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     Title: Utah And John Muir Location: Arches National Park, Moab, Utah, USA, North America Description: I have no special reason for this “quote on picture” Photo Of The Day post today. Unlike yesterday, with the birthday of Yosemite National Park being celebrated, there is no such occasion for Arches National Park. I just felt like […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Desert Minaret

    Desert Minaret, Oman

    Title: Desert Minaret Location: Haddis, Al Batinah North, Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Asia (23°11’12” N  57°37’20” E) Description: One fact I learned quickly in traveling through Oman, the minarets are usually quite colorful and unique. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 110mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/640 Altitude 2737.8 ft Photograph […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Just Two

    Just Two

    Title: Just Two Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Description: What I like about this image is it reminds me of my wife. When this photo was taken we had been dating for about three months and the relationship still had the wondrous newness to it. You know the feeling. I was crossing between the […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture

    Ponderosa Pine (Pinus ponderosa) Bark Detail, Devils Tower Natio

      Title: Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture Location: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA, North America Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 160 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, share and print this image as long […]

  • A Free Gift To Help You Say Thank You

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    Thank you. Simple. Effective. Appreciated. Telling someone Thank You can have a profound impact, especially when it is out of the blue. I don’t profess to being an expert (I start “Thank You” projects and they seem to fizzle out because of bright, shiny distractions) but I do know receiving a Thank You note in […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene

    Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene, Solukhumbu, Nepali Himalayas, Ne

    Title: Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°47’24” N  86°43’8″ E) Description: Dzokyos are a hybrid cross between higher elevation-tolerant yaks and lower elevation-loving cows. They carry loads for trekkers and mountain climbers in the Himalayas in a range where the moderate temperatures would overheat a typical, furry yak. Camera Canon 7D […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Light And Dark

    Light And Dark, Himalayas, Nepal

    Title: Light And Dark Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 270mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude 13,264.1 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, share and print this image as long as […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Morning on the Columbia River

    Morning on the Columbia River

    Title: Morning on the Columbia River Location: Columbia River between Washington & Oregon, USA, North America Description: A beautiful morning on the lower section of the Columbia River, just before it abruptly greets the Pacific Ocean, is punctuated with perfect light. This photo wasn’t hard to take and fairly straight forward. I love looking for ‘layer’ […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Possibilities

    Possibilities

    Title: Possibilities Location: California Coast Description: Shot on film in 1998 and then scanned to digital a few years later, I still love the calmness of this image. Camera Minolta Maxxum 7xi Lens I can’t remember ISO 50 – Fuji Velvia Film Focal Length unknown Aperture unknown Shutter Speed unknown Altitude Sea Level Photograph Copyright […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Sunset From Above

    Los Angeles Sunset From Above

    Title: Los Angeles Sunset From Above Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (33°59’46” N  118°8’56” W) Description: I really like that the FAA has removed the restriction on use of electronics below 10,000’. This has opened up new opportunities for photographs on approach and take off. Notably, I like being able to take photos […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Hole In The Ceiling Of Al Karak Castle

    Hole In The Ceiling Of Al Karak Castle, Karak, Jordan

       Title: Hole In The Ceiling Of Al Karak Castle Location: Karak, Jordan (32°18’40” N 35°44’6″ E) Description: Sabrina stares up at a hole, intentional or not, in the ceiling of Karak Castle. Even when the temperature was over 100F outside, areas of the castle were nice in cool in the dark corners. Camera Canon […]

  • Photo Of The Day – On The Dais At The Taj Mahal

    On The Dias At The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

       Title: On The Dais At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia (27°10’28” N  78°2’33” E) Description: A close up the Taj Mahal from the dais surrounding the main tomb. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/4000 Altitude 561.0 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West […]

  • An Inspirational Landscape Photo Book

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    I have had the good fortune of befriending a number of amazing photographers over the 23 years I have been shooting. This week a number of them released a landscape photography book I couldn’t pass up, titled: The Insightful Landscape. Mind you, the price tag for the hardbound book is higher than I am used […]

  • Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

    The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Poi

       Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Green River on its route South. Camera […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Cruising The Tambopata River

    Cruising The Tambopata River, Peru

       Title: Cruising The Tambopata River, Location: Tambopata River, Peru Description: In the Peruvian Amazon Basin, about the only way to get around is in river boats as the dense jungle in impenetrable in places. Leaving the shutter of my camera open a little longer than normal created this blurred effect. Camera Canon 7D Lens […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset

    Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset

      Title: Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Simplicity in the mountains. Shot near Gokyo. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/18 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude 15,624.8 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Trekkers

    Cho Oyu And The Trekkers, Sagarmatha National Park, Solukhumbu,

      Title: Cho Oyu And The Trekkers Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’13”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa glacier, which can barely be spotted in the bottom […]

  • 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – When You Change Your Focus, You Change Your Light Metering

    You might not know this, but your camera is a little neurotic. Trust me. Or don’t, and try this little experiment so I can prove it to you. The premiss here is your camera has a bunch of light metering points. These points don’t cover your entire field of view when looking through the viewfinder […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra

    Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra, Jordan

       Title: Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra Location: Petra, Jordan (30°19’20” N 35°27’6″ E) Description: The Treasury At Petra is one of the most widely recognized images from the country of Jordan, thanks in no small part to the film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. The structure is impressive in its art work […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu

    Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu, Nepal

      Title: Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: I spotted this lone photographer racing across a ridge, his model left behind to be framed by the massive mountains as he picked a higher vantage point. When he stopped and posed for me, I couldn’t resist the silhouette […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

    Daybreak, The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park, Dead

      Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of bedrock has been worn away by time, […]

  • Glory Effect As Seen Out Alaska Airlines 737 Window

    Full Rainbow ‘Glory’ And Plane Shadow On Clouds from Peter West Carey on Vimeo. Breaking through the marine layer on departure from John Wayne Airport in Southern California, the shadow of our Boeing 737, operated by Alaska Airlines, can be seen on the clouds below. Around the plane is a ‘glory‘, a full rainbow created […]

  • Capturing Beautiful Cityscape Images – 31+ Days To Better Photography

    For today’s 31+ Days To Better Photography post I want to talk about cityscape photos. For those who might not be familiar with the phrase, a cityscape is like a landscape except you replace the land with all kinds of man-made things, mainly, a city. I used to not be a fan of these images […]

  • What It’s Like To Stand There – Destination: Taj Mahal

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    Welcome to Part 1 in a new series at The Carey Adventures, What It’s Like To Stand There. This series will be a group of irregular posts highlighting what is missing in photos from famous landmarks, such as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu, Petra and other well known locations. I will not only show you […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Mobula Rays In Formation

    Mobula Rays In Formation, Gulf Of California, Baja California Su

    Title: Mobula Rays In Formation Location: Gulf Of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’50” N 110°24’12” W) Description: Swimming with mobula rays in the Gulf Of California is an unforgettable experience. The majesty and grace these huge fish demonstrate in their natural environment is humbling and awe inspiring. I had to swim down […]

  • Photo Of The Day – California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn

    California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn, Gu

    Title: California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn Location:  Gulf Of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’53” N 110°23’60” W) Description: California sea lions sit on shore, resting, before the sun hits the horizon. Sometimes called the Belt of Venus, the colorful phenomena in the background is caused when looking […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset

    Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset, Gulf Of Mexico, Baja Califor

    Title: Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf Of Mexico, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (23°7’1″ N 109°25’15” W) Description: The golden light from a setting sun captures the spray thrown off by a breaching humpback whale off the coast of Baja California Sur in the Gulf Of California, Mexico. Shot while on assignment for […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Curious California Sea Lions

    Curious California Sea Lions, Isla Los Islotes, Baja California

    Title: Curious California Sea Lions Location:  Isla Los Islotes, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’58” N  110°24’4″ W) Description: Safe from predators and located in the middle of nutrient rich waters, a trio of California sea lions gives me a curious eye just after sunrise in the Gulf Of California. Camera Canon 7D Lens […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Stupa Against The Mountains

    Stupa Against The Mountains, Nepal

    Title: Stupa Against The Mountains Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A Buddhist stupa sits atop a ridge in order to command a view from all over the surrounding valley while sheer cliffs thrust upward through the fog and clouds. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 110mm Aperture f/10 Shutter Speed […]

  • A Simple Trick For Better Mobile Photos: Use Your Other Hand – 31+ Days To Better Photography

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    This trick is simple and effective. Mobile phones suffer when their cameras are pointed near a light source. You might have seen this happen. The image ends up being washed out with a bright white all over. Here’s an example: The open sliding glass door at the left is letting in a lot of light […]

  • Photo Of The Day – Four Hay Rolls

    Four Hay Rolls, South Dakota, USA

    Title: Four Hay Rolls Location: South Dakota, USA, North America Description: Somewhere in South Dakota, on the way to the Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore, is a field like just about every other hay field in the States. The simplicity and timelessness are what drew me in. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L […]