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

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

Photo Of The Day – Downtown Banff + 1 More

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

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

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

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

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

Photo Of The Day – Hockey Rink And Rockies

Title: Hockey Rink And Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: Same location as yesterday’s photo of the day, but looking the opposite direction. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/6.3 Shutter Speed 1/125 Altitude High ——————- Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Rockies And The Moon

Title: The Rockies And The Moon Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: Shot from an outdoor hockey rink parking lot as the sun came up. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/60 Altitude High ——————- Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – BC Ferries At Sunset

Title: BC Ferries At Sunset Location: Strait of Georgia, Either Washington or British Columbia depending on exact location, North America Description: I knew of the San Juan Islands growing up as they are in Washington state. But Canada has their own set of islands within easy reach of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Icy Canyon

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 Continue Reading →

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

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 Continue Reading →

An Easy Path To Great Landscape Photos – Visit A National Park

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Time after time when I view my own photos and gravitate to what I enjoy the most, 70% of those images are shot in a national park some place on this planet (with UNESCO World Heritage Sites coming in a near the top as well). It’s no coincidence that they are also one of the places I like most to visit.

If you are starting out in landscape photography and struggling to find subject matter, consider finding a nearby national park. And this goes for those of you outside the USA as well. In Australia they are all over the place while other countries might have a scarcity, but they are almost always worth the travel.

Sure, ‘everyone’ has been there before you, but if you are looking for experience and almost surefire shooting material, what better place to practice. After all, for all of us, every shot is practice for the future. Every shot hopefully teaches us something or helps us appreciate light and nature in some way. National parks will help you soak up that experience while helping you improve you skills.

How To View The Slideshow

To view the full screen slideshow, simply look to the lower left hand corner for a big X. When you click that, these words will hide away and you can see the full background slideshow of National Parks. Click the spot where the X was again to make the words come back. Hovering your mouse over an image will temporarily stop the slideshow.

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

 

Photo Of The Day – Moon And The Rockies

 Title: Moon And The Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°4’55” N  115°19’20” W) Description: Because the soaring flanks of the Canadian Rockies jut so abruptly into the sky from valleys below, catching the moon ‘setting’ requires advanced planning. This shot was taken about two hours before the Continue Reading →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013

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I am presenting these images from 2013 in the hopes that you find something you like. That being said, there are some images here only I might like, and I’m good with that. I started taking more “odd” photos in 2013, experimenting with blue and playing with colored tonic water poured over fruit and vegetables. While I love the mountains and travel, there are a lot of subject matter that interest me that will never get the “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh”s that those picture garner. But that’s what photography is for me, endless exploration and experimentation to present a view of what is in front of me.

Some of these images made the cut because they are stand-alone pretty. Some made the cut because they hold memories for me and my family (and I know my wife will be reading this post so I want to help jog her memory of the happy times we have shared). And then some….well, I’ll group these images by style to make it easier. Let’s start with the pretty stuff and then move into family memories (there were too many to show them all) and then the odd stuff you might not know me for.

This post will be gathered in a compilation my friend Jim Goldstein puts together of various photographers’ “Best of 2013” lists. If you would like to join in, check out this link. I’m wondering if this list will be included as Jim suggests (rightly so) narrowing your list to five or ten images. I have 32 in this list. I don’t follow direction well.

How To Use This Slideshow For Best Effect

If you are reading this in a RSS viewer or on email, I suggest you click on over to a web browser (Here’s a link to make it easier for you). It works on your phone (probably), tablet or computer and the bigger the screen the better the images.

Now do you see that x in the upper right corner above this text? Once you click that, you’ll have a full browser view of the images. You can then use the control arrows at the bottom of the image or your mouse’s scroll wheel. Or just flick them aside on your tablet like you would other pictures.

Image Descriptions

1. Cho Oyu and Photographers, Nepal

2. Sunset from 39,000′, somewhere over California, USA

3. Machermo Range And Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo, Nepal

4. Himalayas and stars through a windows, Machermo, Nepal

5. Yak and Kangtega, Nepal

6. Mt. Rainier and Reflection Lakes, Washington, USA

7. Mt. Baker at sunset, Washington, USA

8. Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA

9. Photographer and the Moon, near Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

10. Sun through the trees, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

11. Moonrise over the Cascade Mountains from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

12. Sunset on the Washington Coast, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

13. Temple Of The Mad Man, Bhutan

14. Monks at ceremony, Jakar, Bhutan

15. Blossoms and field, Jakar, Bhutan

16. My daughter and her friend exploring trees, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA

17. SMORES!!!! Sequoia National Park, California, USA

18. Looking up, Sequoia National Park, California, USA

19. My wife and daughter at a Papohaku Beach, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

20. My daughter flying a kite, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

21. Sunrise over Maui aboard the UnCruise Adventures Safari Explorer, Hawaii, USA

22. Jessie breaks open coconuts, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

23. A mega-pod of dolphins off the coast of California, USA

24. Military gravestones, Medical Lake, Washington, USA

25. Playing with LEDs, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

26. Rust and waves, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

27. Moths to a flame (look closely and you’ll see the repeating pattern as the light hit them), Clinton, Washington, USA

28. Spinning dancer, Paro, Bhutan

29. Nature’s ladder, Washington, USA

30. Keeping pace with the falls, Oregon, USA

31. How to make an okay sunset even better (panning blur), Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

32. Sunset on our second to last night on our honeymoon 🙂

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – In A Two Horse Open Sleigh

Title: In A Two Horse Open Sleigh Location: Lukla, Nepal, Asia Description: Riding along the shore of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in a two horse open sleigh is a fabulous way to see the beauty of this winter wonderland. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Barren But For The Beauty Of The Ice

Title: Barren But For The Beauty Of The Ice Location: British Columbia, Canada, North America Description: Ice climbing in Alberta and British Columbia, Canada is some of the best in the world. Water that normally dribbles over cliff edges in the Spring and Summer becomes a playground for Continue Reading →

Worldwide Sunrises And Sunsets Calendar Now Available

My next calendar with images from around the world is now available for sale. Going with an ever popular theme, Worldwide Sunrise And Sunsets takes you on a journey around the world every month with images from Jordan, Nepal, India, UAE, Mexico, Tanzania, Canada and the USA. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Alberta Ice

Title: Alberta Ice Location: Alberta, Canada, North America Description: High in the Rocky Mountains, beautiful blue ice drapes over narrow canyons making for excellent ice climbing. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/250 Aperture f/8 ISO 50 Focal Length 60mm Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Little Red – Jennifer Hardt

Title: Little Red (self-portrait): Description: Another recent photo from my trip to Northern Canada. I have a whole series planned with this cape, which I had commissioned a wardrobe designer friend from my film days to make for me. He did an amazing job creating this for me Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Juggling – Jennifer Hardt

Title: Juggler (self-portrait composite) Description: My husband and I just spent some time in Northern Canada and this was part of my December snow series project. I am mostly self-taught so I am always thrilled when something turns out the way I had hoped! Photograph Copyright Jennifer Hardt Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Montreal’s Notre-Dame Cathedral

Location: Montreal, Canada, North America Description: Up close with the altar in Montreal’s Notre-Dame cathedral. Churches have such level of details built in them that I never tire photographing them. We rarely see this can of craftsmanship in modern constructions, I’m guessing it would be too costly now! Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset At Lake Louise

Title: Sunset At Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: With the heat wave sweating most of the USA, I thought I’d bring a little cool to your day. This shot was from a trip two winters ago to ice climb in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On The Rockies

Title: Sunrise On The Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: While my friend Genevieve went off to ice climbing school at a very early hour, I roamed the outskirts of Canmore trying to get the correct angle on a setting moon unexpectedly spied in the sky. Continue Reading →

The Semi Non-Unofficial Preparation Guide To Travel Blog Exchange (TBEX) 2011 In Vancouver, Canada

It’s almost here! By almost, I mean less than two months away. TBEX. An annual (and then some) gathering of travel bloggers, marketers, PR folks and other travel industry hooligans with the sole purpose of having a number of parties. No, I mean. It’s a time to bond, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Coming Your Way

Title: Coming Your Way Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ice Closing In

Title: Ice Closing In Description: Haffner Creek resists the grasp of winter even as ice falls cover the walls of the canyon. Location: Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be Continue Reading →

One Per Trip – Favorite Travel Photos From 2010

It’s a challenge, but I am limiting myself to just one favorite travel photo from each of my trips this year.  Why just one?  So as to not inundate you with the hundreds I really like and because life is more simple this way.  I hope you enjoy Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Swirl – Barbara Cameron

Title: Swirl Description: Shot May 22, 2009 in Calgary, AB. I love watching people’s reactions when they learn what this is. Ta-da! It’s the nose cone of an airplane engine. I was on a field trip with my daughter to the maintenance department of WestJet airlines, and we Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tofino Storm Season Surfers – Tomasz Wagner

Title: Tofino Storm Season Surfers Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada Description: Tofino, located on the coast of Vancouver Island. Everyone always visits it during the summer. Not me. Photograph Copyright Tomasz Wagner Portfolio | Blog | FB Fan | Twitter | Flickr | 500px | Contact me

Photo Of The Day – Some Need Ice, Some Don’t

Title: Some Need Ice, Some Don’t Location: Haffner Creek, Kootenay National Park, British Columbia, Canada Known as mixed climbing, or sometimes called dry tooling when no ice is involved, climbing technical rock with ice tools is often necessary when the ice doesn’t make it all the way to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Alpen Glow in Canmore

Title: Alpen Glow In Canmore Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Setting: ISO 400 Focal Length 110mm (176mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L In Photoshop Lightroom I upped the orange saturation just a bit and decreased the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moonset Over The Canadian Rockies

Title: Moonset Over The Canadian Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Settings: ISO 200 Focal Length 180mm (288mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/7.1 Exp Comp -1 2/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Shot as the morning sun colored the Rocky Mountains behind Canmore, Alberta.  Continue Reading →