Photo Of The Day – Mercer Island From The Sky

Quick and simple today: Mercer Island From The Sky I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska in August to host another photography cruise with UnCruise Adventures! If you would like to join me on this cruise and learn photography in some of the most spellbinding scenery Alaska Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Rainier On Approach

Title: Mt. Rainier On Approach Location: Mount Rainier, Washington, USA, North America Description: Such a beautiful site from the skies. Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/1600 Altitude Not exactly sure Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley

Title: Aerial Panorama Of Big Four Mountain And The Stillaguamish River Valley Location: Big Four Ice Caves, Washington, USA, North America (48°3’9″ N 121°31’14” W) Description: This one is best viewed large, so click on the photo for a 3600 pixel wide version. If you’d like a print, email Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – The Stillaguamish Valley From Above

I spent a fair amount of time in the woods last week shooting aerial stock video. Sometimes it’s boring stuff and sometimes the locations are amazing. This is shot right next to the cliffs of Big Four Ice Caves along the Stillaguamish River. Shot in 4K and best 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 – 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 – 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 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 – 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 – Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial

Title: Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I am so happy the removed the stupid ban on people holding a camera and using it when you take off and land. As if a DSLR would be a problem for an 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 →

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 – Lake Tahoe’s South Shore

Title: Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Location: Lake Tahoe, California, USA, North America Description: I love the flight between Seattle and Southern California because it flies over so many interesting features. In this case, Lake Tahoe and its deep, blue waters are best seen on the flight North. ———————- 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 →

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 – Where’s Whitney?

Title: Where’s Whitney? Location: Over California Description: I need your help with this one, if you please. I’m still getting oriented to the mountains of California and need help finding Mt. Whitney, the tallest mountain in California. Once I find that, I can figure out the others. #1 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Taken from an Alaska Air flight that thankfully was further West of the park than normal. I love when the weather cooperates and never grow tired of this view, no matter how many times I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond

Title:  Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA, North America Description: From high above, the Pu’u ‘O’o crater is seen with an active lava pond. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 1/3200 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 500 Focal Length 14mm   Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. St. Helens And Mt. Adams

Title: Mt. St. Helens And Mt. Adams Location: In an airplane about the Cascade Mountains, Washington Description: Leaving Seattle with overcast skies, the view further South was clear and perfect on a recent flight to Portland, Oregon. Shot with a Canon 7D,  Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings: Continue Reading →