Photo Of The Day – Unnamed Falls On Boulder River

Title: Unnamed Falls On Boulder River Location: Boulder River Wilderness, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: These falls are found along one of my favorite hikes in the Washington Cascade Mountains. I have visited the Boulder River probably a dozen times and camped solo at the end 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 – 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 – Intimacy With An Arch

   Title: Intimacy With An Arch Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°44’38” N  109°29’59” W) Description: One of the most iconic arches in Utah, that of Delicate Arch, is seen here in partial view while the rising sun lights the La Sal mountains behind. While 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 – 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 →

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.

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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 – 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 – Yak And Porter In Front Of Kangtega, Nepal

Title: Yak And Porter In Front Of Kangtega, Nepal Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°52’13” N 86°43’47” E) Description: A porter carries the kitchen kit for a trekking group below a pair of domesticated yaks on the trail to Gokyo in Nepal. Kangtega can be seen in the distance in a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park

Title: Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A small but growing juniper tree takes root in the most unlikely of places. Here the tree enjoys an excellent view of Canyonlands National Park and the Green River Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls

Title: The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Crashing over the edge for centuries while etching a deep valley, Lower Yellowstone Falls is an impressive site not to be overlooked in this park full of wonders known as Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading →

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 →

Photo Of The Day – Polaris Over Balanced Rock

Title: Polaris Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: In this 20 minute exposure taken on a night when the moon was still hanging above the Utah horizon with a pale, muted glow, Polaris, the North Star, can be seen in the far upper Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waterfalls Carving Hawaiian Cliffs

Title: Waterfalls Carving Hawaiian Cliffs Location: Hawai’i, The Big Island, Hawaii, USA Description: Along the North shore of Hawai’i, The Big Island, there appears and endless string of high and beautiful waterfalls carving the volcanic island for eons. With no road to the shore, I was thankful for a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Distant Buttes

Title: Distant Buttes Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets over Canyonlands National Park in Utah, USA, haze catches fire and mimics the orange sandstone of the cliffs all around. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain

Title: Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain, Nepal Location: Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal Description: Reflected in a the eddy of a nearly frozen stream on the bed of a hanging valley at 14,500′, Khumbi Yul Lha stands gracefully against the stark, blue sky. The mountain is sacred to 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 →

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 – Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA

Title: Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA Location: Hawai’i, Hawai’ian Islands, USA, Pacific Ocean Description: A seemingly endless vent, or fumarole, that once allowed hot gas and steam to escape from rivers and lakes of molten magma below no lies dormant in the basaltic landscape 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 – Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    Title: Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA Location: Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Getting a good spot at Mesa Arch can be tricky and require a lack of sleep. Here, photographers are lined up for the classic ‘front-on’ 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 →