Photo Of The Day – Deserted Namche

Title: Deserted Namche Location: Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Up before the crowds,  tour of Namche has a totally different feel. The streets are wider and the calm of the mountains fills a chill air. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Photography.  

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 – Trekking In Nepal

Title: Trekking in Nepal Location:  Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two porters carry a load up toward the base camp for Mount Everest (not pictured) in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 85mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light

Title: Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’6″ N 86°42’59” E) Description: Located near the town of Machermo, early morning light is always worth the (very) early start in the Himalayas. Even if the clouds are out, there’s a chance of something Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene

Title: Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°47’24” N  86°43’8″ E) Description: Dzokyos are a hybrid cross between higher elevation-tolerant yaks and lower elevation-loving cows. They carry loads for trekkers and mountain climbers in the Himalayas in a range where the moderate temperatures would overheat Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Light And Dark

Title: Light And Dark Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 270mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude 13,264.1 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, share Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset

  Title: Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Simplicity in the mountains. Shot near Gokyo. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/18 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude 15,624.8 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Trekkers

  Title: Cho Oyu And The Trekkers Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’13”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa glacier, which Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu

  Title: Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: I spotted this lone photographer racing across a ridge, his model left behind to be framed by the massive mountains as he picked a higher vantage point. When he stopped and posed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stupa Against The Mountains

Title: Stupa Against The Mountains Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A Buddhist stupa sits atop a ridge in order to command a view from all over the surrounding valley while sheer cliffs thrust upward through the fog and clouds. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Himalayas Through The Clouds

  Title: Himalayas Through The Clouds Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Mountain photography in the Himalayas is a practice in patience when things aren’t going how you would like. It helps to already know how to relax, but if not, the mountains will be glad to teach you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Range And The Moon

 Title: The Machermo Range And The Moon, Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N  86°42’55” E) Description: Knowing a little about the cycle and timing of the moon can help to bring a new dimension to your landscape photography. Planning a trip with the moon in mind will not Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Knife Edge Of Thamserku, Nepal

 Title: The Knife Edge Of Thamserku Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°51’45” N  86°43’60” E) Description: Cutting 21,680′ into the Himalayan sky, Thamserku strikes a sharp edge chiseled by time and wind. The mountain is a prominent figure in Sherpa life as it can be seen from many of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Smile! Now Show Me Your Shoes

 Title: Smile! Now Show Me Your Shoes Location: Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°49’49” N  86°38’56” E) Description: The Sherpas I met in Nepal were, by and large, nice people who are easy to smile. As long as you aren’t pointing a camera at them. At that point, most will Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight

 Title: El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight Location:  Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America (37°43’26” N  119°37’52” W) Description: I was set to arrive at my cabin on time when I first glimpsed El Capitan. I told my friend Sheri, who was working on a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Chiseled By Ice And Wind

Title: Chiseled By Ice And Wind Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The Himalayas in Nepal have existed longer than man has been on this planet, giving the elements plenty of time to shape and carve. While some mountain ranges are cut by rain, the Himalayas, towering as grand Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Ngozumpa Glacier

Title: Cho Oyu And The Ngozumpa Glacier Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’17” N 86°41’45” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Ngozumpa Glacier

Title: Cho Oyu And The Ngozumpa Glacier Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’17” N  86°41’45” E) Description:  Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa Glacier, which Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Edge Of Morning

Title: The Edge Of Morning Location: Tengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°50’8″ N  86°45’49” E) Description: Watching the sunrise in the Himalayas is often an exercise in looking anywhere but East. Because of the depth of the valleys, the golden effect of the sun is seen on the high Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jagged Against The Sky

Title: Jagged Against The Sky Location: Half way between Dole and Luza, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’44” N  86°43’26” E) Description: The endless features of the Himalayas always amaze me. No matter how many times I visit nearly the same stretch of peaks, the swirl of clouds and the Continue Reading →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013

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I am presenting these images from 2013 in the hopes that you find something you like. That being said, there are some images here only I might like, and I’m good with that. I started taking more “odd” photos in 2013, experimenting with blue and playing with colored tonic water poured over fruit and vegetables. While I love the mountains and travel, there are a lot of subject matter that interest me that will never get the “oooohhh” and “ahhhhh”s that those picture garner. But that’s what photography is for me, endless exploration and experimentation to present a view of what is in front of me.

Some of these images made the cut because they are stand-alone pretty. Some made the cut because they hold memories for me and my family (and I know my wife will be reading this post so I want to help jog her memory of the happy times we have shared). And then some….well, I’ll group these images by style to make it easier. Let’s start with the pretty stuff and then move into family memories (there were too many to show them all) and then the odd stuff you might not know me for.

This post will be gathered in a compilation my friend Jim Goldstein puts together of various photographers’ “Best of 2013” lists. If you would like to join in, check out this link. I’m wondering if this list will be included as Jim suggests (rightly so) narrowing your list to five or ten images. I have 32 in this list. I don’t follow direction well.

How To Use This Slideshow For Best Effect

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Image Descriptions

1. Cho Oyu and Photographers, Nepal

2. Sunset from 39,000′, somewhere over California, USA

3. Machermo Range And Dudh Pokhari, Gokyo, Nepal

4. Himalayas and stars through a windows, Machermo, Nepal

5. Yak and Kangtega, Nepal

6. Mt. Rainier and Reflection Lakes, Washington, USA

7. Mt. Baker at sunset, Washington, USA

8. Mt. Hood and Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA

9. Photographer and the Moon, near Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

10. Sun through the trees, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

11. Moonrise over the Cascade Mountains from Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

12. Sunset on the Washington Coast, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

13. Temple Of The Mad Man, Bhutan

14. Monks at ceremony, Jakar, Bhutan

15. Blossoms and field, Jakar, Bhutan

16. My daughter and her friend exploring trees, North Cascades National Park, Washington, USA

17. SMORES!!!! Sequoia National Park, California, USA

18. Looking up, Sequoia National Park, California, USA

19. My wife and daughter at a Papohaku Beach, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

20. My daughter flying a kite, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

21. Sunrise over Maui aboard the UnCruise Adventures Safari Explorer, Hawaii, USA

22. Jessie breaks open coconuts, Molokai, Hawaii, USA

23. A mega-pod of dolphins off the coast of California, USA

24. Military gravestones, Medical Lake, Washington, USA

25. Playing with LEDs, Mt. Baker, Washington, USA

26. Rust and waves, Metchosin, British Columbia, Canada

27. Moths to a flame (look closely and you’ll see the repeating pattern as the light hit them), Clinton, Washington, USA

28. Spinning dancer, Paro, Bhutan

29. Nature’s ladder, Washington, USA

30. Keeping pace with the falls, Oregon, USA

31. How to make an okay sunset even better (panning blur), Whidbey Island, Washington, USA

32. Sunset on our second to last night on our honeymoon 🙂

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Cho Oyu

Title: Sunrise On Cho Oyu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’13” N 86°41’36” E) Description:Like whipped topping from a tub of Miracle Whip(R), morning clouds are formed and pull away from the summit of Cho Oyu on the Nepal/Tibet border. This is one of the great aspects about Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes At Sunrise

Title: Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes At Sunrise Location: Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America (46°46’7″ N  121°43’51” W) Description: One aspect I like about digital photography is that I have had a lot of opportunities to shoot in amazing places. But often little time to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ama Dablam, Solukhumbu

 Title: Ama Dablam, Solukhumbu Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°50’33” N  86°44’20” E) Description: Ama Dalam’s features are classic. From the steep sides to the chiseled peak at 6,856 meters (22,493 ft), this mountain exudes mountainness. I chose a black and white rendition for this image because I feel it Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Village Of Dole Sits Below A Bank Of Clouds And Kangtega

Title: The Village Of Dole Sits Below A Bank Of Clouds And Kangtega Location: Dole, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: The small village of Dole (pronounced dough-lay) is perched along a sloping hill in the Ngozumpa glacier valley. This viewpoint is obtained after about a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake)

Title: Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake) Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia (27°57’12” N  86°41’36” E) Description: Early mornings when the sun is shining in the Himalayas can’t be beat. Sure, it’s cold (note the frozen lake water around the rocks) and early, but the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Peak And The Prayer Flags

Title: The Peak And The Prayer Flags Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°49’30” N  86°43’12” E) Description: Give me a slightly cloudy morning any day of the week and as a photographer I am happy. I get excited when the forecast calls for “partly sunny” because I know there Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri

Title: Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’22” N  86°41’15” E) Description: At around 5,357m, or 17,575 ft, Gokyo Ri affords tremendous views of the Himalayas. In this image I highlighted some of the near peaks which are so clear Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jagged Himalayas At Sunrise

Title: Jagged Himalayas At Sunrise Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°54’6″ N   86°42’59” E) Description: When the monsoons have moved on and the days are shortening, few views in the world beat the crystal clarity of the Himalayas at sunrise. This photo was taken on a ridge just Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Range Reflected In Dudh Pokhari

Title: The Machermo Range Reflected In Dudh Pokhari Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’12” N   86°41’36” E) Description: Early morning light and a near perfectly still Dudh Pokhari (Milk Lake, also known as Third Lake) make for a stunning setting for this shot of the Machermo Range. The lake Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset On Cho Oyu And Clouds

Title: Sunset On Cho Oyu And Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’18” N   86°41’24” E) Description: As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Cho Oyu, standing 8201m (26,906′), juts into the atmosphere so much, it creates its own weather. Of the times I’ve seen the mountain while visiting Nepal, it Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Photographers

Title: Cho Oyu And The Photographers Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’13” N   86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa glacier, which can barely be Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna

Title: Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: As the sun approaches the horizon to the West, two lone trees mimic the clouds above during our first night camping in the Serengeti. We had driven for hours along bumpy dirt roads and Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. Continue Reading →