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 →

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 →

Thank You To Sherpa Adventure Gear For This Nepal Earthquake Aid Report

Disaster happens and we react. Then we tend to forget about it if it is not in our backyard. Such is the case with the Nepal earthquake and aftershocks in April and May of this year. I’ve been curious how releif efforts have been going. And how, specifically, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mong La Morning Panorama

Title: Mong La Morning Panorama Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: This image is stitched together from 117 images shot just as the sun was breaking over the Himalayas in Nepal. Click on the image for a larger version. Shot in HDR to compensate for the extremes between 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 – Crowded Roof

Title: Crowded Roof Location: Lima, Peru, South America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 250 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/640 Altitude 100′ For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average 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 →