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.

Photo Of The Day – Off Season

Title: Off Season Location: Snowmass, Colorado, USA, North America Description: When the rivers aren’t running, the booties have to go somewhere. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270mm ISO 800 Focal Length 21mm Aperture f/11 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude unknwown Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon”

Title: “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon” Location: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America 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 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Layers Behind San Bernardino

Title: The Layers Behind San Bernardino Location: Rim Of The Word Highway, San Bernardino, California, USA, North America 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 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset

Title: Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America 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 Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Above The Hollywood Sign

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 Continue Reading →

Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

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. Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree

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. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/4.5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset

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. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pike Place Market And Ferry

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 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cholla Cactus At Sunset

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. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Big Dreams

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. 🙂 Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon Continue Reading →