An Easy Path To Great Landscape Photos – Visit A National Park

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Time after time when I view my own photos and gravitate to what I enjoy the most, 70% of those images are shot in a national park some place on this planet (with UNESCO World Heritage Sites coming in a near the top as well). It’s no coincidence that they are also one of the places I like most to visit.

If you are starting out in landscape photography and struggling to find subject matter, consider finding a nearby national park. And this goes for those of you outside the USA as well. In Australia they are all over the place while other countries might have a scarcity, but they are almost always worth the travel.

Sure, ‘everyone’ has been there before you, but if you are looking for experience and almost surefire shooting material, what better place to practice. After all, for all of us, every shot is practice for the future. Every shot hopefully teaches us something or helps us appreciate light and nature in some way. National parks will help you soak up that experience while helping you improve you skills.

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Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes At Sunrise, Mt. Rainier Natio

 

Photo Of The Day – Harsh Country Sunset

Title: Harsh Country Sunset Location: New South Wales, Australia Description: The sun wasn’t cooperating for a ‘pretty’ Australian sunset as I made my way around the countryside in New South Wales, Australia. I was honestly lost when I stopped to take this photo, trying to find my way to Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Orange

I go through phases with my photography and it is especially easy to grab on to a color concept when looking through the images on a recent trip. In this case, orange caught my eye so I started collecting images from the past five years (or so) of Continue Reading →

Sunsets From Around The World

Sunsets are a subject that never grow old for me. Maybe it is because I live in Seattle and don’t see them every day (or sometimes, for a month or more). Or maybe it is just the riot of colors and saturation, the calmness, that comes at the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Brisbane, Australia Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. Have fun! Title: Brisbane, Australia Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waterfall, Springbrook National Park – Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. Have fun! Title: Waterfall, Springbrook Continue Reading →

Weekly 50% Off Photo – The Dance In The Wave

Title: The Dance In The Wave Location: Bluff Beach, New South Wales, Australia Description: Located on the Eastern shore of Australia, the jagged border between land and sea receives a constant pounding with neither element ever yielding. As old as the continent itself, the shores of New South Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Forest Has Eyes

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Photo Of The Day – Sunset Kayaking

Title: Sunset Kayaking Description: A fishing kayaker returns to port after an afternoon off the shore of Woody Head. Location: Bundjalun National Park, New South Wales, Australia Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be licensed for use And Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Dance In The Wave

Click On Image For Larger Version Title: The Dance In The Wave Description: This wave break, captured on the East Coast of Australia in New South Wales, for me, contains at least three different dancers.  Or space aliens.  I haven’t decided which. Location: Bluff Beach, New South Wales, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Warm Tree

Title: Warm Tree Location: Middle of Nowhere, New South Wales, Australia Settings: ISO 320 Focal Length 60mm Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/9.0 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Description: I was looking for a place to stay for the night after a few too Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Danger In Australia

Title: Danger In Australia Location: New South Wales, Australia Description: This is the sign I was greeted with upon finding new travel friends’ home.  It left little to the imagination of what would become of those not invited! Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in purchasing, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – I’ve Got Two Thumbs, How About You?

Title:  I’ve Got Two Thumbs, How About You? Location: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Description: If it wasn’t for Koala Crisp cereal (which, ahem, my daughter eats) I probably wouldn’t have learned that koalas actually have to opposable thumbs.  And oh my goodness, are them ever fuzzy soft. Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Evening Calm

Title: Evening Calm Location: Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia Settings: ISO 320 Focal Length 85mm Shutter Speed 1/60 Aperture f/5 Exp Comp -1 1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Taken just after sunset in Springbrook National Park in Southern Queensland, Australia, the silhouettes of eucalyptus Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rock Climber – Australia

Title: Rock Climber at Kangaroo Point Location: Brisbane, Australia Settings ISO 100 Focal Length 154mm Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon T1i Lens Canon 28-300mm L Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey And if you love mountains, don’t forget to check out my MOUNTAINS – Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – This Is Travel Blogging

Title: This Is Travel Blogging Location: Springbrook National Park, Queensland, Australia Description: After driving and driving and then shooting some sunset pictures, it’s time to break out the laptop, download photos, geotag things and write about the days events.  This was a nice set up in the back Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Koala, Victoria Point Australia – Drewe Zanki

Title: Koala Location: Victoria Point, Australia Description: Funny story – we were in the pool on Christmas day and this guy just climbed down the fence and wandered past – we think he wanted a drink, but found 10 people in the pool instead, so he wandered off Continue Reading →

The Day I Met Other Non-Axe Murdering Campers In Australia

I started the day I met other non-axe murdering campers in Australia much like other camping days.  If you’ve been reading this blog you know the routine.  Up around 7am and out of camp in Kyogle (Kigh-ooooo-gul) pretty quick.  That campsite bugged me, so close to the tracks Continue Reading →