Photo Of The Day – Double Breach

Title: Double Breach Location: Off of Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: We got lucky. But it seems to happen often when in Alaska. This shot of two breaching whales, one already making a huge splash and the other just moments away from landing, was taken aboard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you 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 🙂

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 →

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 →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks And The Wilderness

Title: Kayaks And The Wilderness Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Kayaks wait for guests to head out across the icy waters of Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 1Ds Mark III Lens Canon 14mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA

Title: Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA Location: California, USA, North America Description: Just two of the over 200 dolphins who accompanied us on a whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/2000 Aperture f/4.5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Title: Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Three kayaks are lined up for guests to paddle through the glacial waters of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

View On The Forest Floor In An Alaska Rainforest

What’s lurking on the floor of an Alaskan rainforest? Plenty! For my daughter, girlfriend and I, cruising with InnerSea Discoveries in Alaska’s Inside Passage this last summer allowed more than one opportunity to take a small skiff ashore and wander in pristine temperate rainforest. Not only that, I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay

Title: Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay Location: Zihuantanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, North America Description: Storm clouds churned up by Hurricane Irene unleash their power over Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. Camera Canon Rebel Xti Lens Canon 18-200mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/3.5 ISO 100 Focal Length 18mm Click HERE Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – M/V Kittitas

Title: M/V Kittitas Description: The Washington State Ferry Kittitas passes Hat Island on the way to Mukilteo, Washington. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in 2013? I teach workshops and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Up Close – Time Lapse Video

Title: Sunset Up Close Location: Santa Monica, California, USA Description: Up close and personal, the sun breaks through higher clouds before dipping into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of California. This sequence is made up of over 600 individual images shot at the rate of one every Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fire And Water (And A Very Small Boat)

Title: Fire And Water (And A Very Small Boat) Location: Santa Monica, California, USA Description: This is a crop of a zoomed image. It is part of a time-lapse sequence which follows the sun as it emerges from the clouds above until it sinks into the ocean. You Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Big Poofy Clouds And A Little Fishing Boat

Title: Big Poofy Clouds And A Little Fishing Boat Location: Puget Sound, Washington Description: These days I’m taking my daughter to school on a ferry boat. A couple of days this week the weather has been glorious and I relaxed, not shooting and instead took time to have Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rusty Boat

Title: Rusty Boat Location: Ballard, Washington, USA, North America Description: After our last Level 1 Photo Workshop some of the group took a walk around the piers in Ballard where a number of the Alaskan fishing fleet is based. This boat was still afloat all the way from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry Dock Tilt-Shift

Title: Ferry Dock Tilt-Shift Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Description: I am currently playing with a lens sent to me from BorrowLenses.com for a review on Digital Photography School called a tilt-shift lens. It works by either tilting the front elements of the lens left and right Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boat in Aitutaki, Cook Islands – JoAnna Haugen

Title: Boat in Aitutaki, Cook Islands Location: Cook Islands Description: This photo was taken on Aitutaki in the Cook Islands, perhaps one of the most serene and beautiful places on Earth. I don’t like to use the word “paradise,” but if there is such a place, this might Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Laos Boat Racing Practice – Sherry Ott

Title: Laos Boat Racing Practice Location: Laos, Asia Description: I was traveling with Jonathan when I took this.  I was in another boat with a motor that rode along side the practice boat.  The sun had went down so it required me to use flash giving it a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Chetzemoka At Sunrise

Title: Chetzemoka At Sunrise Location: Keystone, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waves Over The Bow

Title: Waves Over The Bow Description: Wind swept waves break across the bow of the Washington State Ferry Chetzemoka on its approach to Whidbey Island on February 7th, 2011.  One run during the day was canceled due to high winds.  If you want to see the series of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Canoe – Barbara Cameron

Title: Canoe Description: Shot July 16, 2009 at the Polynesian Cultural Centre, Oahu, Hawaii. I was tour photographer for the Calgary Children’s Choir at the Pacific Rim Children’s Chorus Festival. Great experience, and fabulous photo opps! See if you can see the warrior’s face. Settings: 1/125, f7.1, 1600 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gondola, Venice – Jessica Spiegel

Title: Gondola Location: Venice, Italy Description: Venice is one of my favorite places on earth, even if it feels like it’s always high season and it’s too expensive. The quiet corners of Venice make me swoon. I could lose myself there in a dangerous way, forget my name Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – On A Boat

Title: On A Boat Location: Bellingham Bay, Bellingham, Washington, USA Description: Oh, I know the whole “I’m on a boat” thing is old and beaten by now, but sometimes I still like it.  In this case, we were out on a sail courtesy of Gato Verde Adventure Sailing Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Over Semiahmoo Bay

Title: Sunset Over Semiahmoo Bay Location: Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA, USA (But just about Canada, check a map!) ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm (Equiv 480mm) Cropped Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture f/9.0 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Approaching Ferry

Title: Approaching Ferry Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA Settings: ISO 400 Focal Length 16mm Shutter Speed 5 seconds Aperture f/4 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 10D Lens Canon 16-35mm L It’s was a pretty clear night and I played with various shutter speeds as the ferry came into Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Virginia V

Title: Virgina V Location: Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, USA Settings ISO 1250 Focal Length 16mm (25mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/2.8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 16-35mm L Moored in Lake Union, but still functional, this relic from a time gone by makes Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seattle Icons

Title: Seattle Icons Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Settings ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm (480mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/5.6 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Just some typical Seattle Icons: Ferry boat, Space Needle, Elliot Bay and gray skies. This is the Continue Reading →