Photo Of The Day – Four Hay Rolls

Title: Four Hay Rolls Location: South Dakota, USA, North America Description: Somewhere in South Dakota, on the way to the Crazy Horse Monument and Mount Rushmore, is a field like just about every other hay field in the States. The simplicity and timelessness are what drew me in. Continue Reading →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013


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 🙂

Photo Of The Day – Blossoms And Plowed Field

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Blossoms And Plowed Field Location: Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan, Asia (27°32’55” N  90°44’40” E) Description:This is one of those images I keep coming back to. I knew when I shot it I would have to crop it, and I have, plus I balanced out the distortion left Continue Reading →

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 →

Photo Of The Day – Pastoral Scene

Title: Pastoral Scene Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets, long shadows take over a farm near Freeland, Washington. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax FA 645 55mm f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/80 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 55mm (43mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Coco As Seen By A Fish

Title: Coco As Seen By A Fish Location: Langley, Washington, USA, North America Description: This is Coco, a three week old Nubian goat born on the farm and my daughter spends half her time. The fisheye effect is from using a Lensbaby Scout lent to me from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The day – Rice Terrace – Matt Koenig

Title: Rice Terrace Location: Bukit Jambul, Bali Indonesia Description: One of my favorite views in Bali are all the rice terraces. This particular one is Bukit Jambul along the road between Denpasar to Besakih Temple in the east part of Bali. Canon 20D, 55mm, f/8, ISO 100, 1/160 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Meet Wascle

Title: Meet Wascle Description: When you go on a horse ride, you talk about your horse.  Usually with some sense of affection or affliction.  Wascle, despite his name, was a great horse when I rode him for a few hours thanks to the comped experience from Piiholo Ranch Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bee In The Lavender

Title: Bee In The Lavender Description: Touring Ali’i Kula Lavender farms on Maui, I never realized where the heck the bees got the pollen from.  Notice those little blueish flowers poking out from the main purple parts?  Yeah, I didn’t either.  Thanks bee, for the lesson.  Now give Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Washington State Corn Maze

Title: Washington State Corn Maze At Swan Trails Farms Location: Snohomish, Washington, USA Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in purchasing a print or licensing this photo? Email me. Subscribe to Photo Of The Day: Enter Your E-Mail Address Subscribe in a reader [gmap width=’400px’ height=’200px’ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Irish Seaside

Title: Irish Seaside Location: Donegal Peninsula, Ireland Description: The Donegal Peninsula is a one way trip along some of the rockiest coast in Western Ireland.  Dotted with stone fences and farmhouses, the peninsula is a wonderful drive.  This photo was taken on St. Patrick’s Day and the weather Continue Reading →