Photo Of The Day – The Centaur Of Whidbey Island

Title: The Centaur Of Whidbey Island Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been looking at a LOT of panorama images lately and needed a break. And thus, a photo of a centaur on Whidbey Island. It might even be real (but it’s not). ———————- I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – She’s A Big One

Title: She’s A Big One Location: Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Dreamlifter was created by Boeing specifically to carry parts (often wings and other big things) from around the globe to the 787 Dreamliner assembly facility in Everett, Washington. It was crafted from a 747 body Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds

Title: Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds Location: Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA, North America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 4,314′ For a while I am going to ask for your Continue Reading →

Video Of the Day – Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales

Title: Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales Location: Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA, North America (Find it here on a map) Description: Bubblenet feeding is great to watch because it tells you where the whales will surface. I’ll admit I’m not a cinematographer so this video is a little raw, but look Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Speeding To Sunset

Title: Speeding To Sunset Location: Off of Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: After all the normal photos of a beautiful sunset, it’s time to play a little. I slowed the shutter speed of this shot to encourage some blur and then zoomed toward the sunset while snapping Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Bellowing Humpback Whale

Title: Bellowing Humpback Whale Location: Frederick Sound, Alaska, USA, North America (Find it here on a map) Description: I have never heard a whale make this sound before. Granted, I’m not the foremost specialists in whale sounds, but I have spent about 14 days of my life watching Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Double Breach

Title: Double Breach Location: Off of Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: We got lucky. But it seems to happen often when in Alaska. This shot of two breaching whales, one already making a huge splash and the other just moments away from landing, was taken aboard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cormorants And Gulls

Title: Cormorants And Gulls Location: Off of Baker Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I love that the new Canon 7D Mark II has GPS built in. It drains the batteries faster but there are times when that is okay. Like when you are in a boat and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hawaii’s Endless Waterfalls

Title: Hawaii’s Endless Waterfalls Location: Waipio Valley, Hawai’i (The Big Island), Hawaii, USA Description: The valleys on the Hawaiian Islands have a seemingly endless supply of waterfalls. Some of the longest waterfalls, when measured as total drop from top to bottom, live here and resemble this example from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Passing Train

Title: Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Location: Across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon, USA, North America Description: Nothing but color blur. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 400 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/30 Altitude 160′ For a while I am going Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Title: Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA, North America Description: I love the flight between Seattle and Southern California because it flies over so many interesting features. In this case, Lake Tahoe and its deep, blue waters are best seen on the flight North. ———————- Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Out Of The Ferry

Title: Inside Out Of The Ferry Location: Between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington, USA, North America Description: For the tech minded out there, I recently switched to a new Canon 7D Mark II from my old Canon 7D (which is now a nice backup and wide angle camera as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bald Eagle On The Dock

Title: Bald Eagle On The Dock Location: Waterfall Resort, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Last week I had the joy of teaching a Summer Solstice Workshop (and shooting some of my own photos) at Waterfall Resort in Alaska. Bald eagles are not endangered in Alaska and in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Close Whale Encounter

Title: Close Whale Encounter Location: Off the coast of Noyes Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Last week I had the joy of teaching a Summer Solstice Workshop (and shooting some of my own photos) at Waterfall Resort in Alaska. While I am not much of a fisherman, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Olallie Lake Panorama

Title: Olallie Lake Panorama Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been playing with the new Panorama Stitching feature in Adobe Lightroom and while the program is far more lightweight than my normal tool of choice (Kolor’s AutoPano Giga) it does the job well when things Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley And Mono Lake From 37,000′

Title: Yosemite Valley And Mono Lake From 37,000′   Location:  37,000′ over California, USA, North America Description: Always get a seat on the right side of the plane heading North from Southern California. This is why. El Capitan is at the bottom and that leads up the valley to Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Flying Things

Title: Flying Things Location: Santa Ana River, Anaheim, California, USA, North America Description: I rented a Tamron 150-600mm lens this weekend in anticipation of taking that lens of up Alaska for two trips this summer. Having some decent light this morning, I decided to head to the Santa Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Four Images, 32 Hours Apart

Title: Four Images, 32 Hours Apart Location: Langley, Washington, USA, North America Description: Today’s Photo Of The Day is a little different. I often drive by the same place in my weekly travels and I’m often bored with the scene. You know how it goes? Same old, same Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Family Takeoff

Title: Family Takeoff Location: Future of Flight, Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve become hooked on taking photos at Boeing’s Paine Field (technically it is not Boeing’s airport and is actually Snohomish County Airport….but this is where Boeing builds it 747, 777 and 787 aircraft) and recently Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Forest Reflection

Title: Forest Reflection Location: Barclay Lake, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: A minute later and the wind had erased the calmness. Also the kids next to me splashing in the water (one of them was of relation 🙂 ). Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflective Mount Rainier

Title: Reflective Mount Rainier Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: This shot is one of the easiest for you to take yourself, when visiting the park. It’s right off the road at Reflection Lakes and you have to walk all of seven feet from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crater Lake And Space

Title:  Crater Lake And Space   Location: High above Oregon, USA, North America Description: I love air travel especially when the atmosphere cooperates. In this case I by chance picked the right side of the plane fying North and was able to get a fabulous view of Crate Lake, the deepest Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Sun Rays Brightening The Sky

Title:  Morning Sun Rays Brightening The Sky   Location: Langley, Whidbey Island ,Washington, USA, North America Description: This week saw some brief, but beuatiful, mornings. When the weather calls for partly cloudy or partly sunny in Western Washington, there’s a chance of a morning scene like this one. It’s usually brief Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Evening At Double Bluff Beach

Title:  Evening At Double Bluff Beach Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island ,Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been to this beach probably a hundred times over the last 10 years and each time, it’s a little different. The usually cooperates in some different way. Here, there is no grand sunset, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon

Title: Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon ?? Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Some days you just get lucky, even when you plan.  I had planned this shot using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to pick a good location and time for the full moon rising over Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mig-29 Coming In For Landing In Everett, WA

Title: Mig-29 Coming In For Landing In Everett, WA Location: Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been on something of an aviation kick lately with my photography. A nice diversion from all the pretty landscapes, although I do miss them now. That diversion lead me Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tanker On The Horizon

Title: Tanker On The Horizon Location: Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: I’m sure the view out on the ship was completely different, likely with clear skies overhead. But from land, and with a front moving over us, all we glimpsed of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Juniper And The Setting Sun

Title: Juniper And The Setting Sun Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Nikon 800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm ISO 100 Focal Length 16mm Aperture f/22 Shutter Speed 1/8 Altitude unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Backflopping Humpback Whale

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.