Photo Of The Day – Juniper And The Setting Sun

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Title: Juniper And The Setting Sun

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Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America

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Camera Nikon 800E
Lens Nikon 14-24mm
ISO 100
Focal Length 16mm
Aperture f/22
Shutter Speed 1/8
Altitude unknown

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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 for him soon and I’m distracting myself from writing what I want to say for the memorial by writing this post instead. Kinda crappy choices. That’s life sometimes.

He was 73 years old and had recently had a triple bypass of his coronary arteries just before Thanksgiving, so his health was not optimal. But we had hopes things would improve. He struggled with the recovery and in the end it is his heart that gave up after emergency surgery for an aneurism.

The somewhat suddenness of it all and taking care of his business dealings as well as house stuff has been difficult. On top of that, my wife and I are selling our home (thankfully got an offer the first day).

All of this means my attention for the site has been reduced to a small trickle. I posted a photo experiment the other day as a means just to get me back to typing. I might have another today. The Photo Of The Day will start up next week, most likely and I will miss my Dad’s comments any time I post a photo of a ferry boat, his favorite subject and why you often see them posted here.

Things will be a little stop and start for a while as the grief process winds its path. I still want to finish the 31 Days of Photography Experiments as well as 31+ Days To Better Photography series and get them into eBook format for you.

But for now I need to get back to summing up what my Dad meant to me. I still struggle with the first part of the speech and the middle, but I know how it will end; I only regret that I never told him thanks for showing me how to be a great father.

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31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Candle Light

Candle Lighting, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

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 because it can be tricky. After all, photography is the art of capturing light and with so little light from a single candle, the task can seem daunting.

But that’s it, it just seems daunting. With a little practice, that fear can melt away (ha ha! candle humor) and you will find just how easy it is to shoot in candle light.

Here’s the experiment you can run:

It’s time to play with fire! You’ll need a candle and a dark room, preferably. I am going to suggest you choose your ‘fastest’ lens for this experiment. That’s your lens with the largest aperture. Forgot which way the numbers for apertures go? Re-read this. Also, don’t burn yourself or anything that shouldn’t be burnt.

1. Set up the candle in the middle of a table in a dark room. Light it (maybe before you make the room dark).
2. Place a few objects around the candle and then a few more staggered gradually further away, as far as you can go. Make sure one of the objects is white so you can accurately see the color cast be the candle.
3. Can you take a hand-held photo? Give it a try. Using Aperture priority mode, and with the aperture all the way open, and using matrix or evaluative metering mode, try to get a shot of the objects close to the candle. By the way, what did you decide for your ISO setting with this light? Will there be too much noise?
4. Then take a photo of the objects a little further from the candle. How fast did your shutter speed change? Did you get blurry photos either time? Why?
5. Now switch to spot metering. Point that center spot right at the candle flame from about two feet away and take a photo. What happened to the objects around the candle?
6. Still in spot metering mode, point the spot at something dark but near the candle. Before you take a photo, look at your shutter speed. Do you think you will get blur? Try to take the photo.
7. If you have a tripod, now is the time to break it out. If not, use some objects to set your camera on on the table. Try taking that exact same shot of the dark object as you did in step 6.

Done!

This experiment is really an ongoing thing. You’ll find advantages and disadvantages to using spot metering, so it might not be your best friend. Matrix/Evaluative will help you at other times especially if you know how to use Exposure Compensation/Bias.

If you want some great inspiration, take a look at some of Daniel Nahabedian’s Canvas of Light website.

Show me what you’ve got! Leave a comment and let me know how your experiment turned out. I’d be glad to lend any help I can.

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 glad we were on a boat and didn’t meet him face to face.

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How To Read The Info About A Photo On The Internet

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

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 information.

But getting to it, even as the seasoned photographer I am, was a pain as I had to download the photo first, something that might violate the photographer’s rights, and then go to the file and right click on it or open it in another app. I’m more lazy than can handle that.

But then I found Jeffrey Friedl’s online EXIF viewer and my life is 4,000X better!

What’s great about it is you can simply paste in a link for a photo and not have to save it at all. And it gives you all kinds of info, including Copyright info and a map if GPS info is attached.

To use it, just find a photo on the Internet and right click, then save the image location. Now go to Jeffrey’s site, paste that info and click View.

For my photos, especially the Photo Of The Day, there might be a small problem. Let me show you.

Take a look at this POTD of the Machermo Range in Nepal at sunrise used in this post.

If you right click the main photo and save the location it looks like this: http://thecareyadventures.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Peter-West-Carey-Nepal2013-1010-6209-2-900×599.jpg

The problem is when WordPress, the program running this site, resizes a photo it strips out a lot of the EXIF info. Luckily, it is easy to get to the original image by hacking off the last bit of info which is just the size of the photo. In this case, it is -900×599 . That means the image is 900 pixels by 599 pixels. If you lop that part off and submit the link, it will give you this page: http://regex.info/exif.cgi?dummy=on&imgurl=http%3A%2F%2Fthecareyadventures.com%2Fblog%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2014%2F10%2FPeter-West-Carey-Nepal2013-1010-6209-2.jpg

Jeffrey also has a button you can add to your toolbar to make these lookups easier.

 

 

 

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

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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, actually across the Thimphu River, hidden by trees lining its banks, is the royal residence.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 640
Focal Length 200mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/125
Altitude 7723′

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Photo Of The Day – Water Delivery

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Title: Water Delivery

Location: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 250
Focal Length 170mm
Aperture f/8
Shutter Speed 1/400
Altitude 4,600′

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Photo Of The Day – Off Season

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Title: Off Season

Location: Snowmass, Colorado, USA, North America

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Description: When the rivers aren’t running, the booties have to go somewhere.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Tamron 18-270mm
ISO 800
Focal Length 21mm
Aperture f/11
Shutter Speed 1/40
Altitude unknwown

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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

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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 to hike to within a rock’s throw of the sign itself.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 60mm
Aperture f/6.3
Shutter Speed 1/640
Altitude 1,578′

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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

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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. It’s an awesome drive and view but we had smog covering everything on the way up. On the way down, the next day, we were lucky with long views, even out to Santa Catalina Island, 85 miles away.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/1250
Altitude 4,823′

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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

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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 on a hike on the first day of the year, which sounds awesome to me). On the way there we were treated with some tremendous views of LA, Santa Monica, a couple of blimps, some skywriting and more great views to Burbank and the North.

I love it when photos line up just right and that was the case with this shot of the Griffith Observatory (seen in other posts here, here and here). I am also experimenting with a piece of software by Kolor (the people who make the panorama software I use) called Neutralhazer, which tries to take out haze from photos. And what better place than LA to deal with haze! I will have a review on Digital Photography School in about a month or so on my findings.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/80
Altitude 1400 ft

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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 on the way was a perfect panorama location (the pano shown here without the sign in it). Up at the sign itself there are chainlink fences obscuring the great views and 360 panos are blocked by the massive communication tower. There is even a surveillance camera hooked up to a speaker and it yelled at someone trying to go around the fences, telling them they would be arrested. No counted about 15 cameras up there.

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Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

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

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.

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Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Vicente Lighthouse in California is becalming to me and I love the mood. I have a particular sunset shot planned for April of 2015, so look for more.

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I paid a third visit to Joshua Tree National Park, practically in my backyard, in 2014. This trip was with my daughters and a lot of fun just learning about the desert.

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Another shot from Joshua Tree of cholla cactus, or teddy bear cactus at sunset. I was fortunate enough to meet fellow photographer Richard Wong on this trip, showing that people you meet on the Internet are not all killers.

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A calm night flying into Santa Ana Airport but not before flying past Catalina Island off the coast of California.

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I took a lot more shots from the air this year. It is also nice that restrictions on shots in the first 10,000′ were lifted. This shot is of Yosemite National Park in California and pictures Half Dome at the top and El Capitan at the bottom.

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On the same flight as above, this image includes Mono Lake to the East of the park. El Capitan is the prominent feature at the bottom right.

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This year I made friends with the West Seattle Blog Twitter account and it had me focusing on their neighborhood a lot more. It helps that it is often easy to photograph on a southerly approach to Seattle. Downtown Seattle is in the upper left.

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What a gorgeous morning this was! And the timing was perfect. Five minutes later the sun was behind clouds and our boat was nearly at Whidbey Island in Washington.

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A favorite because this was a fun hike with my daughter Sabrina to the place where I took her on her first hike when she was just three months old. An old narrow gauge railroad along the Robe Valley in Washington.

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I got into weird patterns and shapes more this year, thanks in no small part to being around water often. Here the sky and clouds are reflected in the Puget Sound

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I worked with UnCruise Adventures twice this year and loved it. I also enjoy that I get to go where guests aren’t allowed in order to get commercial quality shots, like out on a skiff to capture this dramatic sunset off the coast of Baja in Mexico’s Gulf of California.

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More of those patterns. Believe it or not, this shot is actually in focus. The sunset you see in the image above is seen in the waters of Mexico.

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One new adventure for me on this trip was getting close to gray whales. Here a mother and her calf (seen closer to the camera) swim in Magdalena Bay.

Curious California Sea Lions, Isla Los Islotes, Baja California

Also on this trip in Mexico with UnCruise was a chance to get close to some California Sea Lions. In this case I got off the boat before sunrise and the skiff ran me about while we waited for the big boat to anchor. I had this whole rock to myself with about a hundred curious sea lions looking on.

 Mobula rays leap from the waters of the Gulf of California, Mexico.

And while we waited, just after the sun came up, dozens of mobula rays took to the sky with the orange sun lighting their bellies. Magical.

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With the help of a GoPro camera, I was able to dive down to a group of these mobula rays and try to follow them. It was truly like flying underwater, just watching them.

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And just so all the fast animals don’t get all the credit, I love the pattern of the Gulf around a lonely turtle.

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

This was one of the last shots on the UnCruise trip and I love it. The boat was trailing a pair of humpback whales when I did what my instincts tell me to do in certain photographic situations; look the other way. Behind our boat was the coast of Baja and a few other whales enjoying the setting sun.

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More flying and the mountain I love, Mt. Rainier in Washington.

Half Moon Over Half Dome, Yosemite National Park, California, US

My family spent part of Spring Break in Yosemite National Park in California and we had the most absolutely perfect Spring weather. It snowed the week before we arrived and the week after. This shot was taken on the trial to the top of Yosemite Falls.

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On another assignment for UnCruise up the Columbia and Snake Rivers I had the good fortune for evening light against green(ish) hills. This image, shot while in a skiff in increasing winds, graces the cover of their latest brochure.

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While leaving one of the locks along the Columbia River I set up a long exposure shot and hoped for the best. I’m very happy with the warp effect of the dam’s lights.

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One of the last shots on the trip was the reward for getting up early. Morning light on the Columbia River looking toward Washington.

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More flying and a beautiful view of Los Angeles and blue skies at sunset.

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Sabrina and a friend of hers and I took a little road trip and ended up at Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument in Washington. A couple of hours of waiting for fog to lift paid off.

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My wife and I went to Barbados in the Caribbean Sea for a little R&R and to meet some of her friends. I took the opportunity to try some wave break shots with a cheap underwater housing I’ll be reviewing in a month on Digital Photography School.

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This time with a little shutter lag. And a lot of saturation boost.

A hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) swims directly a

This is why I wanted the case. Turtles! A favorite of my wife and just fun to be around. He wasn’t as grumpy as he looks.

Gliding Along

Hands down one of my top five shots of the year.

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Practicing some high-speed action, our dog shakes off while I snap away. He is new to the family in 2014 and a wonderful companion.

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Oh for the glory of it all! This glory (name for the full rainbow) was captured while leaving Santa Ana. I always pick the side of the plane depending on direction and sun.

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I got into layers more this year and loved this shot as we flew over LA heading North.

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Mt. Hood, Oregon from the same flight as above. I love flying and photography.

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A little further up the Cascade range we find Mt. t. Helens and Mt. Hood in Washington.

And there you have it!

If you would like to order prints of these images, they can all be found at: Best of 2014.

Look for a lot more photos coming in 2015 as I go back through old trips and plan to visit: Mexico, Belize, Yosemite, Joshua Tree, Florida, Alabama, Alaska twice, Jamaica, Australia and New Zealand.

Join Me In 2015!

I’ll be teaching twice this year in Alaska with two great companies. One is the before-mentioned UnCruise Adventures and that is an 8 day cruise looking at glaciers and whales and all kinds of things. That is July 5-12. More info here.

The second opportunity to join me will is at Waterfall Resort near Ketchikan, Alaska. That will be June 15-20 with TONS of excellent summer solstice light (and fishing!). More info here.

Where are you going in 2015?

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 guide gracefully posing for me. It is cooler down in the water out of the heat of Jordan and the colors of the cliffs are spectacular. Click the GPS coordinates above and check out the slender profile as the canyon comes down from higher ground above. Doesn’t that look like a great explore?

The waters of Wadi Mujib eventually deliver a small supply of water to the Dead Sea.

Exploring

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon EF 10-22mm
ISO 500
Focal Length 22mm
Aperture f/6.3
Shutter Speed 1/30
Altitude - 904′ (yes, NEGATIVE)

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Thamserku At Sunset, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

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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.

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Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/640
Altitude 80′

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Thamserku At Sunset, Nepal, Himalayas, Asia

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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.

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Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/640
Altitude 80′

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

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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 capture a classic Seattle scene.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 50mm
Aperture f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/640
Altitude 80′

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

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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.

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon EF 10-22mm
ISO 200
Focal Length 10mm
Aperture f/22
Shutter Speed 1/80
Altitude About 4000′

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

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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. :)

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Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 500
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/5.6
Shutter Speed 1/250
Altitude 160′

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The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light, Petra, Jordan

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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.

Winter Creek, Yoho Naitonal Park, British Columbia, Canada

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Camera Canon 5D
Lens Canon 16-35mm L
ISO 50
Focal Length 16mm
Aperture f/4.5
Shutter Speed 1/80
Altitude Unknown

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

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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 mall parking lot, these were selected for their ability to take a beating and keep going, often with dents and cracks.

The Alvord Desert was an awesome trip with wide open spaces in Eastern Oregon, even more so when we met the dried lake bed that made up the desert. I let me daughter have a try at the wheel as there was nothing to hit and we could only go 50MPH with the resistance of the playa on our wheels.

The vehicle in the image is my friend Kevan’s Range Rover Classic with rooftop tent skimming across a mirage (one of the first I had witnessed in person).

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Camera Canon 5D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 50
Focal Length 300mm
Aperture f/7.1
Shutter Speed 1/400
Altitude 4,000′

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Sunset Clouds, Serengeti National park, Tanzania

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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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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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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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