Photo Of The Day – Iceberg Maker + 5 More

Title: Iceberg Maker Location: Dawes Glacier, Endicott Arm Fjord, Alaska, USA, North America (57°30’9.43″N 132°49’5.15″W) Description: Located along a long arm of a fjord in Alaska, the Dawes Glacier is a beautiful site (as you can see in the Bonus Images below). The images were shot on my last trip with Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – More Langley From The Sky + 3 More

Title: More Langley From The Sky Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: More of the same stuff as yesterday. A little nicer with the clouds. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.16mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.16mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 396′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Langley In The Morning From The Air + 1 More

Title: Langley In The Morning From The Air Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: The sun was just cresting the Cascade Mountains when I turned my drone in the opposite direction and shot 15 individual images to be combined into the one you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nature’s Fingerprints

Title: Nature’s Fingerprints Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, United States, North America (48°3’20” N 122°27’39” W) Description: Cold temperatures are gripping the Puget Sound, crafting interesting patterns as they freeze the ground and all that is on it. For an even cooler example of what the temperatures can do, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Smoothness Of The Dunes + 6 More

Title: Smoothness Of The Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, Sonoran Desert, Imperial County, California, United States (32°58’57” N 115°7’55” W) Description: I see more and more why California is an excellent home for Hollywood. Only 3 hours drive from downtown are dunes with the appearance of the Sahara. According to Wikipedia, 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 – Zion Waterfall + 11 More

Title: Zion Waterfall Location: Zion National Park, Utah,USA, North America (37°15’22” N 112°57’41” W) Description: “Don’t shoot landscape images during the middle of the day,” They say. Bah! I say. Shot at the Upper Emerald Pools area just across the river from the main lodge in Zion National Park, this location 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 – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Title: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 34°7’37” N 118°32’35” W) Description: Did I mention not everything this year will be pretty sunsets and spectacular, vivid images? Sometimes life isn’t always that way. And sometimes the adventures are close to home. Today Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Basalt Columns Like The Waves

Title: Basalt Columns Like The Waves Location: Alaska, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Located on the outer reaches of Southeast Alaska, the basalt columns here, while not formed by the waves, certainly feel a need to emulate them. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Before And After – Client Work

Title: Before And After – Client Work Location: California, USA, North America Description: I recently shot a number of illuminated frames for a commercial client out of California and it presented some challenges. Not the least of which was unpacking and repacking all the frames, some weighing 100lbs. This Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – LA Panorama From The Air

Title: LA Panorama From The Air Location: Pacific Ocean, California, USA, North America Description: Shooting panoramas from a commercial airliner is not so easy. For one thing, they change course without telling you. 🙂 Composite of 17 images. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Classic Crater Lake Panorama

Title: Classic Crater Lake Panorama Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America (42°54’39” N 122°8’31” W) Description: Can you spot the studious girl in the photo? ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 7079′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Color Neighborhood Gradients

Title: Color Neighborhood Gradient Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Just playing around with the color feature in Lightroom’s gradient tool. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 150mm Aperture f/57.1 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fire Card And Some Wine

Title: Fire Card And Some Wine Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: This product shot has a lot going on to make it work. First is was a battle of timing to make sure the light of the fire was not too different than the distance Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Caribbean Gradient

Title: Caribbean Gradient Location: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W  20°22’12.52″N) Description: Some shots are best taken while on vacation and from a beach lounger. A passing hurricane had stirred up sediment and brought some larger waves (yes, these were the largest waves we saw) Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Emerald Pools Falls, Zion National Park

Title: Emerald Pools Falls, Zion National Park Location: Upper Emerald Pool, Zion National Park, Utah, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: Getting up before the sun and hiking has its benefits. In this case, I joined my friend Russ on a short walk to Emerald Pools Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen Vertorama

Title: Mount Lassen Vertorama Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: A chance encounter on our way out of the park to see the full moon just about to duck behind Lassen Peak (Mount Lassen). The downside is you can’t really Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Panorama

Title: Sand Fire Panorama Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Abstract

Title: Sand Fire Abstract Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire, Day 2

Title: Sand Fire, Day 2 Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 20,000 acres with 1600+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Zion Walls And Silhouette

Title: Zion Walls And Silhouette Location: Zion National Park, Utah, USA, North America (37°17’4″ N 112°56’53” W) Description: I want to go back to this park, even if the weather is not as absolutely perfect as it was this Spring. There is a lot of beauty in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wind Through The Trees

Title: Wind Through The Trees Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America, Earth (42°54’44” N 122°8’48” W) Description: A different take on Crater Lake National Park. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/36 Shutter Speed 1/6 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen

Title: Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°32’2″ N 121°34’10” W) Description: Shot from the other side of Mount Lassen as yesterday’s Photo Of The Day, a lone flyfisherman enjoys the early evening on Manzanita Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen And Moon

Title: Mount Lassen And Moon Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°30’35” N 121°27’54” W) Description: One of the least visited National Parks in the system, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a must for any lover of geology. So many different kinds of volcanoes Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Last Week’s Work

Title: Last Week’s Work Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America, Earth Description: Last week brought a variety of commercial work into my life. From signing a contract for a wedding shoot in December at the Salish Lodge & Spa to creating product shots for a designer of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Hood And Trillium Lake

First, an announcement: I know some of you have been receiving old posts in your email inbox. I have been confounded why this keeps happening but today I think I applied a fix. At least the only one I found that might work. If you receive old posts Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Notre Dame Cathedral Interior Vertical Panorama

Title: Notre Dame Cathedral Interior Vertical Panorama Location: Paris, France, Europe Description: Phone make their own panoramas and people forget to shoot them vertically when it makes sense. And inside the Cathedral at Notre Dame is a perfect time. I’ll be writing an instructional post for Digital Photography Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Unnamed Falls On Boulder River

Title: Unnamed Falls On Boulder River Location: Boulder River Wilderness, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: These falls are found along one of my favorite hikes in the Washington Cascade Mountains. I have visited the Boulder River probably a dozen times and camped solo at the end Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Still More Abstractions

Title: Still More Abstraction Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I played around with slow shutter speeds and colors last week. It’s a little addicting. Your thoughts? Want to buy a print of one of these photos? More images like these can be found in my Abstractions Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Very Seattle

Title: Very Seattle Location: Elliot Bay, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Washington State Ferry Tacoma sails past the Space Needle on its way to dock in Seattle. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens 28-300mm ISO 400 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/3200 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Even More Abstractions

Title: Even More Abstraction Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve added  number of new abstract photos to my site and this is just a sampling. It’s growing a little addicting. Interestingly, this time I found shooting man made objects to be enjoyable and with some Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Falling To The Sea

Title: Falling To The Sea Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Catching falling ice ain’t easy. ——————- Camera Canon 10D Lens 50mm ISO 400 Focal Length 130mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude Almost sea level Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →