Photo Of The Day – Ferry Boat Approaching Mukilteo In Morning Light

Title: Ferry Boat Approaching Mukilteo In Morning Light Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: While not taken this morning, the view was close. This time of year, until August, the morning starts too early to catch the ‘perfect’ light, so I am thankful those times of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – More Abstraction

Title: More Abstraction Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: Another post like yesterday’s. Check out the other images and let me know what you think. And if you really like them, they are available in a variety of sizes for sale. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Feeling Abstract

Title: Feeling Abstract Location: Sea of Cortes, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America Description: A friend mentioned liking abstract photos so I gathered a bunch of mine into a gallery on my photo site. A lot of these, including the image above, are greatly edited to give a 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 – Trongsa Dzong

Title: Trongsa Dzong Location: Trongsa, Tronga Dzongha, Bhutan, Asia Description: Dzongs are fortresses, typically centuries old, serving as both the religious and governmental focal point for regions. In this case, both a Buddhist temple and the seat of regional government are housed behind the stories tall walls. In Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Water’s Edge

Title:  Water’s Edge Location: Prince Of Wales Island, Alaska, USA, North America (55°17’56” N 132°41’25” W) Description: It looks like there is a fair amount of run off from the streams along this area of clear cut. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 160 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Plant Double Exposure

Title: Plant Double Exposure Location: Home, California, USA, North America Description: One thing I forgot the new version of my old camera has is a double exposure mode. I played around with it yesterday as it has four distinct modes and up to nine exposures per image. This shot Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dark and Light Dunes

Title: Dark and Light Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: The Magical Hour was magical indeed on this day. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 488′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boeing Dreamlifter

Title: Boeing Dreamlifter Location: Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: Carrying parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from across the country and across the world, the Dreamlifter pictured here is on of four in existence. Mt. Rainier can be seen in the background. ———————- Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tangier at Night

Title: Tangier at Night Location: Tangier, Morocco, Africa Description: 11pm at night and Tangier is still lively. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 124 Focal Length 16 Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/5 Altitude 189′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Smoothness of the Desert

Title: The Smoothness of the Desert Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: This time of year I can imagine these pristine appearing dunes to be covered with ATVs and all kinds of tracks. And that’s okay with me. I realize some of our lands need to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Island Shaped Like A Whale

Title: The Island Shaped Like A Whale Location: Sea of Cortes, Mexico, North America Description: In the wee hours of the morning, before the sun has breached the horizon, your eyes can play tricks on you. Such was the case with the small group of rocks known as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Eye of the Whale

Title: Eye of the Whale Location: Sea of Cortes, Mexico, North America Description: The gray whales in Magdalena Bay on the Baja Peninsula of Mexico can be downright curious. With our motor off, this baby gray whale, born maybe a month before our visit, was visiting boat after Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning From The Ferry

   Title: Morning From The Ferry Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: This time of year I get lucky and get to witness the sunrise from the morning ferry commute. At least when the clouds allow.  The colors got a little more intense and spread forward, Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Over Under Ferry Boat

Title: Over Under Ferry Boat Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Sometimes when the sun is shining directly at you, reflecting off the water, it’s hard to decide how to shoot. Here are two examples of the same scene; one is over exposed by 5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Falls And Half Dome Panorama

Title: Yosemite Falls And Half Dome Panorama Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: After a long hike up part of the Yosemite Falls trail, the views kept expanding. There are a few places along the way to stop and snap a picture, but this one Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Color Experiment

Title: Sunset Color Experiment Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: After more than a few sunsets over the ocean, it’s time to look for something new. So I experiment from time to time. In this case, I slowed the shutter speed to induce some blur Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moonrise In The Air

Title: Moonrise In the Air Location: High above Washington State, USA, North America Description: This one will get some more exposure in another post showing the sequence. This was a new experience for me but I had honestly planned to catch the rising moon on my flight from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – South San Francisco Bay

Title: South San Francisco Bay Location: See above, California, USA, North America Description: I don’t fly over the Bay area often so it was a treat to get a great view of the South Bay area, complete with Moffett Federal Airfield, the Googleplex, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Continue Reading →

Around Town – Christ Cathedral Belltower

The Christ Cathedral (formerly Crystal Cathedral) is a landmark in Orange County. It’s all mirrored glass with an impressing spire of a belltower. I’ve seen it for years and it wasn’t until yesterday that I bothered to take time to wander the grounds. While I didn’t go in Continue Reading →

Win The Ultimate Travelers Backpack And Help Passports With Purpose

I’m kicking myself for not buying the Mindshift Gear rotation180 Travel Away backpack before my last trip to Europe. Why? Because this backpack combines organization with easy access to your traveling vitals; passports, money, camera. I’m sure there are other essential items, but those are the ones I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands

Title: Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands Location: Flying over Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Getting lucky in photography helps, as was the case on my flight from Ketchikan to an assignment with Waterfall Resort in Southweast Alaska. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: 35,000′ over Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: As drones are forbidden in National Parks, this was as close as I could get for an aerial shot. No matter how many times I fly over it, it still amazes me. ———————- Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu, Front And Center

Title: Cho Oyu, Front And Center Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia Description: For my money, I’d rather stare at Cho Oyu from this vantage point than at most of the views of Mt. Everest. They both stradle the Nepal/Tibet border and they are both tall Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Fruit Bats

Title: Peruvian Fruit Bats Location: Lago Sandoval, Madre de Dios Region, Peru, South America Description: Kinda scary looking, but not really. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 500 Focal Length 300 Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude 620′ For a while I am going to 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 – Hieroglyphics In Paris

More multiple Photos Of The Day! If you missed yesterday’s and the day before’s, they are here and here. Family vacation took us to Europe this Summer and all things touristy. They kids are still a little young to truly enjoy hours upon hours in a museum but Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Eye Like It

Continuing my departure from single image Photo Of The Days, today’s post is about the London Eye. Before I get started though, let me apologize for yesterday’s post to those who read it in email via my subscription feed. Or who read it on a tablet. It seems Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Algodones Dunes

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a little different. It’s a bunch of photos. My friend Alex Kunz, also a photographer, pointed out a little place known as the Algodones Dunes in Southern California as a great place for photos. This was about a year ago. He lamented, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rome Panorama From Altare della Patria

Title: Rome Panorama From Altare della Patria Location: Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II, Rome, Italy, Europe Description: The view from the top of Altare della Patria (Alter of the Fatherland) in Rome is astounding. It was 7€ to get to the top and you only spend maybe 10-15 minutes Continue Reading →