Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset +5 More

Title: Griffith Observatory And Hollywood Sign At Sunset Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (34°7’6″ N 118°18’1″ W) Description: Both a tourist attraction and a constant draw for locals, the Griffith Observatory allows for amazing views of the city and surrounding hills. On this night there were a number Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pacific Sunset + 2 More

Title: Pacific Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Clouds make just about any sunset better. Shot on Saturday in California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/320 sec Altitude 255′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mmmmm….Beer + 5 More

Title: Mmmmm….Beer Location: Verdugo West Brewing Co., Burbank, California, USA, North America  (34°10’26” N 118°18’38” W) Description: Images from last night’s assignment for the grand opening of the Verdugo West Brewing Co.  Featured below is Brew Master Chris Walowski Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 400 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Smoothness Of The Dunes + 6 More

Title: Smoothness Of The Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, Sonoran Desert, Imperial County, California, United States (32°58’57” N 115°7’55” W) Description: I see more and more why California is an excellent home for Hollywood. Only 3 hours drive from downtown are dunes with the appearance of the Sahara. According to Wikipedia, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Title: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America ( 34°7’37” N 118°32’35” W) Description: Did I mention not everything this year will be pretty sunsets and spectacular, vivid images? Sometimes life isn’t always that way. And sometimes the adventures are close to home. Today 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 – Mount Lassen Vertorama

Title: Mount Lassen Vertorama Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: A chance encounter on our way out of the park to see the full moon just about to duck behind Lassen Peak (Mount Lassen). The downside is you can’t really Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Panorama

Title: Sand Fire Panorama Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire Abstract

Title: Sand Fire Abstract Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 33,000 acres with 3000+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the burn Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sand Fire, Day 2

Title: Sand Fire, Day 2 Location: Topanga State Park, San Fernando Valley, California, USA, North America Description: Across the valley from where I live a large size fire started on Friday. Now 20,000 acres with 1600+ firefighters involved, this photo was taken on the second day of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen

Title: Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°32’2″ N 121°34’10” W) Description: Shot from the other side of Mount Lassen as yesterday’s Photo Of The Day, a lone flyfisherman enjoys the early evening on Manzanita Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen And Moon

Title: Mount Lassen And Moon Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°30’35” N 121°27’54” W) Description: One of the least visited National Parks in the system, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a must for any lover of geology. So many different kinds of volcanoes Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Plant Double Exposure

Title: Plant Double Exposure Location: Home, California, USA, North America Description: One thing I forgot the new version of my old camera has is a double exposure mode. I played around with it yesterday as it has four distinct modes and up to nine exposures per image. This shot Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dark and Light Dunes

Title: Dark and Light Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: The Magical Hour was magical indeed on this day. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 488′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West 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 – 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 – 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 →

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 – 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 →

Photos Of The Day – Flying Things

Title: Flying Things Location: Santa Ana River, Anaheim, California, USA, North America Description: I rented a Tamron 150-600mm lens this weekend in anticipation of taking that lens of up Alaska for two trips this summer. Having some decent light this morning, I decided to head to the Santa Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tanker On The Horizon

Title: Tanker On The Horizon Location: Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: I’m sure the view out on the ship was completely different, likely with clear skies overhead. But from land, and with a front moving over us, all we glimpsed of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon”

Title: “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon” Location: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: What you are looking at is the communication tower above the Hollywood sign. It’s often conveniently cropped out of most images (or Photoshopped out) and it’s because of the access road Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Layers Behind San Bernardino

Title: The Layers Behind San Bernardino Location: Rim Of The Word Highway, San Bernardino, California, USA, North America Description: There’s a little embellishment going on here and I like it (the colors were really more toward blue). The view is from the Rim Of The World Highway leading Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset

Title: Griffith Observatory And Downtown Los Angeles Just Before Sunset Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: As mentioned in yesterday’s Photos Of The Day, my wife and I made it up to the Hollywood sign for a First Day Hike (unbeknownst to us, but Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Above The Hollywood Sign

Title: Above The Hollywood Sign Location: Griffith Park, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: Not one but two iPhone shots from the first day of 2015. My wife and I took the long way up to the Hollywood sign (starting near the Merry-Go-Round) to celebrate the first Continue Reading →

Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

When looking for my favorite images of 2014 for this post, I realize most were thankfully tied into great times. Some were commercial work but the challenge was what made me smile. Let’s get to them. Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Having just spotted three whales swimming past the point and a gorgeous sunset over Santa Barbara Island, the view walking back to the car was the topping on the cake. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cholla Cactus At Sunset

Title: Cholla Cactus At Sunset Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, North America Description: When there are no clouds in the sky to make a dramatic desert sunset, what do you do? Find the fuzzy looking “Teddy Bear Cactus” and use the sun. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Urban Moon

Title: Urban Moon Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: Hidden behind palm trees and a power line (blurred, but there), the waxing crescent moon heads for another lap around the Earth. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 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 →