Video Of The Day – Reach For The Sun

Just a little fun today with plants, the sun and the time lapse feature of the iPhone. If the video doesn’t show for you, go to https://vimeo.com/218171126. It is only 19 seconds long and was a quick experiment after noticing my step-daughter’s plants wanting to soak in the sun. Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Flying Over Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters, Oregon

Short and simple today. If you can’t see the video, click here to go to Vimeo. Just a serene flight over Central Oregon.

Photo Of The Day – FedEx & UPS

Title: FedEx & UPS Location: Burbank Airport, Burbank, California, USA, North America Description: I wonder if they have unloading races? I see this shot from my plane window often and have always wanted to capture it, but never had my camera out at the right time. While not the sharpest version, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Almost The Whole Bay Area Panorama

Title: Almost The Whole Bay Area Panorama Location: San Francisco Bay, California, USA, North America Description: I missed the South Bay but captured more of the North Bay. I know this will make some happy and some sad and I wish I could have got it all. It’s not often Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Above The Red Rocks

Title: Above The Red Rocks Location: Red Rock canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada, USA, North America (36°9’40” N 115°26’50” W) Description: Drone use in the canyon is blissfully not restricted and I even spotted three other drones in the area. I know, it’s annoying and I try to keep mine Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Flight Of The Fat Bumblebee

Short and sweet today; an industrious bumblebee goes about his day. Remember when I mentioned the Sony RX-100 V the other day? It does some great slow motion. Watch as he holds on to the flower until his wings have enough speed to keep his portly little body Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover

If you can’t see the video below, you will need to click here to be taken to a web browser version. It’s worth the click! Title: Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover Location: 38,000′ over California, USA, North America Description: I am loving the compact and powerful Sony RX-100 V camera I recently acquired Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Busy Day In Port

Title: Busy Day In Port Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Lots going on in this shot of the Port of Seattle. You multiple cranes, two Coast Guard vessels (USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750) and USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) ), Washington State Ferries M/V Chimacum, Century Link Field where the Sounders and Seahawks play and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – New Camera Experimentation

Title: New Camera Experimentation Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: A client requested some video be shot at 500 or 1000 frames per second in at least 1080p (HD) format so I started looking for a suitable camera and lens combination to fit the bill. After a couple Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area Flying

If you can’t see the videos, click here to be taken to the website. Title: Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area Flying Location:  Red Rocks Canyon National Conservation Area Nevada, USA, North America Description: Competing with the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area for longest title in the National Continue Reading →

Photo Gallery Of The Day – Algodones Dunes At Sunset

Title: Algodones Dunes At Sunset Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: If you only see one image, you will need to click here to check out all 11 photos on the web. I love that modern photography is free of some limits on presentation. I like to experiment Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset +5 More

Title: Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (34°7’6″ N 118°18’1″ W) Description: Both a tourist attraction and a constant draw for locals, the Griffith Observatory allows for amazing views of the city and surrounding hills. On this night there were a number Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sailing Into The Evening

Title: Sailing Into The Evening Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America (47°58’30” N 122°21’6″ W) Description: Such a calm evening today with Three Fingers Mountains in the background. sailing Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of this image are available here if you want Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kittitas At Dock

Title: Kittitas At Dock Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America (47°58’30” N 122°21’6″ W) Description: It was a good day to fly the drone. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.6mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.6mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/170 sec Altitude 50′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Saratoga Woods Sunshine And Rain + 4 More

Title: Saratoga Woods Sunshine And Rain Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America (48° 3’33.23″N 122°27’28.64″W) Description: The forest felt refreshing today. Rains over night and general dampness meant my shorts and down jacket got a little soaked, but it also provided me with the view above. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sky, Trees in Abstraction

Title: Sky, Trees in Abstraction Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, California, USA, North America (34°2’59” N 118°45’12” W) Description: I fear I am back on an abstract photo kick. Maybe I don’t fear it, but I fear for you. 🙂 Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pacific Sunset + 2 More

Title: Pacific Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Clouds make just about any sunset better. Shot on Saturday in California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/320 sec Altitude 255′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bryce Canyon And Beyond + 6 More

Title: Bryce Canyon And Beyond Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America  (37°37’42” N 112°9’46” W) Description: Utah is something special. Camera Canon 10D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 35mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 sec Altitude 8004′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Upside Down At The Pond + 6 More

Title: Upside Down At The Pond Location: Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America  (58°27’7″ N 135°53’1″ W) Description: Some pond images from just behind the ranger station for Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Shot while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures. Join me here in Alaska Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mmmmm….Beer + 5 More

Title: Mmmmm….Beer Location: Verdugo West Brewing Co., Burbank, California, USA, North America  (34°10’26” N 118°18’38” W) Description: Images from last night’s assignment for the grand opening of the Verdugo West Brewing Co.  Featured below is Brew Master Chris Walowski Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 400 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boeing’s Dreamlifter Broken Apart + 6 More

Title: Boeing’s Dreamlifter Location: Paine Field, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA, North America (47°55’17” N 122°17’22” W) Description: The Boeing DreamLifter is a modified Boeing 747 that use used to haul parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to facilities in Everett, Washington. It cracks open at the rear (hold your Continue Reading →

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 – 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 – 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 →