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 seen is the long shadows cast into the fog of morning.

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Camera iPhone 4S
Lens Standard Lens
ISO 50
Focal Length 4.28mm
Aperture f/2.4
Shutter Speed 1/1400
Altitude High

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Thamserku At Sunset, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

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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 your bladder burst because you just don’t want to leave your sleeping bag in the middle of the night. They wind that leaves no shelter as you pack up your home and get ready to leave, but can’t leave yet. I love winter camping, I really do, but sometimes it hurts!

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Lens Standard Lens
ISO 50
Focal Length 4.28mm
Aperture f/2.4
Shutter Speed 1/1400
Altitude High

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Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes At Sunrise, Mt. Rainier Natio

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/10
Shutter Speed 1/800
Altitude Sea Level

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Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

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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.

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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.

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Thamserku At Sunset, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

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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.

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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 a blessing.

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How It Was Made: This digital creation was crafted in Adobe Ideas on an iPad using an Adonit Jot Touch 4 Bluetooth Pressure Sensitive Stylus.
It was colored over an original photograph of mine.
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Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Layers

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Title: Peruvian Layers

Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru

Along The inca Trail, 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 was lifting from hills, but then suddenly swallowing them whole. It is hard to take photos on a trip like this because people are most interested in making it to the next waypoint, whereas I wanted to just sit and watch the weather and story unfold in front of me.

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Camera Canon 5D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 235mm
Aperture f/6.3
Shutter Speed 1/250
Altitude unknown, but high

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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.

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Furthest Point West, Dingle Peninsula, Ireland

Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon EF 10-22mm
ISO 100
Focal Length 200mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/125
Altitude 12,405.8 ft

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Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

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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)

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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.

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Camera Sigma SD-1 Merrill
Lens Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM
ISO 100
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/3.2
Shutter Speed 1/500
Altitude 2827′

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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 :

Click through any of those links to get a full preview of all 12 months’ worth of images. You can find them all in my Author Spotlight at Lulu as well.

All calendars are 8.5″ x 11″ (or 17″ x 11″ when fully open) and printed on glossy paper with a wire comb binding.

Enjoy and don’t be shy, you can order 100 if you like. :)

And if you don’t find what you like here, trying my photo friend Russ Bishop for a few other spectacular options.

Thamserku At Sunset, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

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The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light, Petra, Jordan

Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes At Sunrise, Mt. Rainier Natio

Sunset Clouds, Serengeti National park, Tanzania

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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 400
Focal Length 270mm
Aperture f/9
Shutter Speed 1/200
Altitude Unknown

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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 any photographer, unless you have an Android or Windows phone/tablet.

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Clicking through on that image will give you a solid review of all the app can do. Personally I have started using it to figure out some key shots around Seattle and Orange County (I have started a long term project about reflections in the OC and the app helps me remember key locations and return when conditions are idea, even if it is years later) and love how it opens possibilities I never thought of.

For instance, here is an idea for the moon hanging just over Mt. St. Helens at sunset this September:

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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 amazing thing about seeing them in the wild is starting to get bored with them. It is inevitable. The first spotting, I shot maybe 30 images in bad light. By the end of my week long stay on the river I was scarcely give them a glance. Lame, I know, but when there is so much sensory input, my mind needs to filter a little.
And that is why I am happy for the photos, so I can be excited again about seeing these amazingly colorful birds.

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon EF 10-22mm
ISO 100
Focal Length 12mm
Aperture f/4
Shutter Speed 1/30
Altitude Unknown

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 160mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/400
Altitude 15,624.8 ft

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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 or tours or etc… it’s about me. I know that’s a big part of social media, to communicate about ourselves to others, but I have had this growing feeling that it is a bit much. Not just me putting it out there, but seeing it as well.

I have a few friends who are great at gathering info, adding their twist and sending it back out and I find those folks very helpful. I’d say about half their posts/tweets/etc… are about themselves and I want to try to be like them for a week.

Heck, not even a true week, just five weekdays.

Next week, November 17-21, 2014, it’s not about me. Or, for those more social media literate, #itsnotaboutme.

At least half, if not more, of my posts, comments, tweets, etc… will be about others. And not just that crappy ‘liking’ and ‘favoriting’ crap. I plan to share other people’s work I find inspiring, funny, helpful, insightful or enraging (but thoughtful). I know a lot of great artists, most of them photographers, and they put out a TON of quality work. It’s time I talked about them for a while.

Don’t worry, the other 360 days of the year will be primarily about me, including the eBook I will soon release. See how easy it is? :)

Care to join me?

When you go to your favorite social media sites next week, think about someone else and how you can help lift them up, give them some spotlight or simply say “Thank you” in front of a larger audience.

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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 get some quality photos. Most people would want to see the sun when it set, but I asked if we could inch forward just a little to let the tree take center stage. I just love the form the tree holds.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/13
Shutter Speed 1/1250
Altitude unknown

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

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Title: Harmandir Sahib / Golden Temple Panorama Exploration

Location: Amritsar, Punjab, India, Asia

Description: At the heart of the Sikh religion, the Golden Temple is an amazing sight. Warm and welcoming, circumnavigating the central pond, use for ritual cleansing, was, for me, non-stop smiles as strangers often stopped me to have their picture taken.

This image was stitched with AutoPano Giga.

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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 out.

In the end this is really just a version of paint by numbers as I use Adobe Ideas’ ability to sample a color before drawing over the original. There is certainly room for interpretation and that is a boon to not getting every little detail, which would drive me insane.

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 know the names of any of them and felt out of place as compared to where I grew up in Washington, knowing peaks left and right.

This photo is also amazing for another reason, the light!  It’s often gray in this stretch of the Passage with occasional sun breaks, so I was happy to have the moment.

A special thank you to BorrowLenses.com for the lend of the Canon 400mm f/2.8 L monster for this shot.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 400mm f/2.8 II
ISO 400
Focal Length 400mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/8000
Altitude Sea Level

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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 how close the whales came to our ship. Small boats have a big advantage in this case.

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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 months when I conned some friends into helping me swap a diesel into it….which lead it to the shop a number of months later for proper finishing). It took me on some great trips with a mix of comfort (rooftop tent, portable toilet, fully equipped camp kitchen with refrigerator) and discomfort (no AC, loud, sometimes drafty, big-ass blindspots, overheight surcharges on the ferry boat).

This trip in particular was memorable as we made our way through Central Oregon with a local cowboy poet in tow. Leon Flick, author of A Cow’s Tail As A Compass, was the real thing, growing up as a farmhand and continuing the tradition as times have changed. He would entertain us around the campfires each night and I’ve never had such a treat. The stories that flowed like water (or beer, in that case) were a mix of history, humor, lies and bravado. He was like a nice version of Curly from City Slickers. As with Curly, Leon is now a memory, having died just last year.

And I am thankful for my time with him on the trails those half dozen days during a hot June in Oregon. He wasn’t some grand teacher who made new worlds open to me, someone I idolize and who helped shape me.

But he was a fun guy to be around and shared his knowledge with us. He showed me a part of the world and a way of living that was foreign to me until then. And for that, I thank him.

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Camera Canon 5D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 170mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/250
Altitude Unknown

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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 gray version stayed the same)  to do the drawing. It’ll get better, I swear.

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 800
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/30
Altitude 120 ft

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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.

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For more on the stylus, here’s an Amazon link to buy you own. Mind you, the red one is $10 cheaper than the black, for some reason.

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 one is it? Feel free to download the image and draw on it if you need to.

Thanks!

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 65mm
Aperture f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/1600
Altitude Probably 20,000 ft

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

You can copy, share and print this image as long as you tell people where it came from. Just don’t sell it, please.

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

Image may be reproduced for personal, non-commercial use (details) under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Non-Licensed Commercial use is prohibited. Attribution to this post or Peter West Carey Photography must be given, please.

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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.

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Camera Canon 10D
Lens Canon 16-35mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 135mm
Aperture f/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/500
Altitude unknown

Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

You can copy, share and print this image as long as you tell people where it came from. Just don’t sell it, please.

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

Image may be reproduced for personal, non-commercial use (details) under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License. Non-Licensed Commercial use is prohibited. Attribution to this post or Peter West Carey Photography must be given, please.

 Yellowstone Falls In The Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

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. A mix of reasons prevents me from posting each day and it all boils down to being human and other things (usually rightly) getting in the way.

It also happens because I am easily distracted while at the computer looking at images in Lightroom. That program is like a playroom for me, so many great memories to relive and new images to process and tweak. Sometimes a POTD post takes an hour to get posted. Yes, an hour, for just a little text, some stats and keywords. I even use a template on the non-mobile website so it is pretty easy. But still….distractions.

Therefor, at times, I am going to use the updated and useful WordPress app on my phone (along with images pulled in from Dropbox) to get images posted. This way I can do it from just about anywhere except on distant trips.

I’ll still post from the desktop and those posts will have all the regular info. But sometimes, in order to get an image posted, I will resort to a quick and simple post via the phone.

And it will look like this:

Description: Back when I worked a day job and had to catch a ferry boat off the island I lived on at some very early hour, there came a time of year when the lighting was grand. Just starting to brighten as we took our 15 minute jaunt across the seas.

On this day I was luck to capture the nearly full moon just above the ferry heading the other direction.

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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 color, as in, why I can’t just use the eyedropper, which samples a color in an image, and have it be exactly what I want. Learning is good.

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Here’s the original, if you are interested.

 

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 to render them differently.

In this case I used my previous shot of Seattle and Mt. Rainier and brought it into Adobe Ideas on my iPhone. This allowed me to use the photo as a base layer and then create layers over it on which to paint. There are four drawing tools in Ideas and I used them all to paint, draw, mark and sketch over the image.

Adobe Ideas is free and can be fun. Give it a try!

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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 is so cool! It feels the same to me; the excitement of ‘discovering’ new techniques and trying new approaches, new tools.

And that is why I know my artwork is going to be lacking for a bit. I know I will look back on this post 24 years from now and think, “Wow, I thought that was good?

But, and this is a big but, we all have to start somewhere and suck for a while in order to get to where we want to be.

In short I am experimenting with a mix of mobile and desktop apps. I have the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of apps and they allow for some good, creative fun. I am using some mobile apps to blend images, while employing others to digitally paint and draw. Some stuff I already know is bad as I get a handle on how to use the tools. More on those specific tools in another post.

Let me show a couple of examples of photographs I have gone back and digitally painted or drawn.

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The top one is Seattle and Mt Rainier and the second is sunset from Gokyo, Nepal.

What new experiments have you tried recently? Have you been trying to expand your creativity? I’d love to hear your story in the comment section below.