Video Of The Day – Flying Over Mt. Bachelor and Three Sisters, Oregon

Short and simple today. If you can’t see the video, click here to go to Vimeo. Just a serene flight over Central Oregon.

Photo Of The Day – FedEx & UPS

Title: FedEx & UPS Location: Burbank Airport, Burbank, California, USA, North America Description: I wonder if they have unloading races? I see this shot from my plane window often and have always wanted to capture it, but never had my camera out at the right time. While not the sharpest version, Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover

If you can’t see the video below, you will need to click here to be taken to a web browser version. It’s worth the click! Title: Yosemite Hi-Definition Flyover Location: 38,000′ over California, USA, North America Description: I am loving the compact and powerful Sony RX-100 V camera I recently acquired Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boeing’s Dreamlifter Broken Apart + 6 More

Title: Boeing’s Dreamlifter Location: Paine Field, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA, North America (47°55’17” N 122°17’22” W) Description: The Boeing DreamLifter is a modified Boeing 747 that use used to haul parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to facilities in Everett, Washington. It cracks open at the rear (hold your 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 →

Glory Effect As Seen Out Alaska Airlines 737 Window

Full Rainbow ‘Glory’ And Plane Shadow On Clouds from Peter West Carey on Vimeo. Breaking through the marine layer on departure from John Wayne Airport in Southern California, the shadow of our Boeing 737, operated by Alaska Airlines, can be seen on the clouds below. Around the plane Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Rainier At Sunset Above The Clouds

   Title: Mount Rainier At Sunset Above The Clouds Location: Washington, USA, North America Description: Catching this view of Mount Rainier looming above a sea of clouds was mostly luck but also planning. The luck was in the timing of the flight to Seattle, but the planning was 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 – After Sunset From 39,000′

Title: After Sunset From 39,000′ Location: Above California, USA, North America Description: High above the clouds, this image is what happens when you look away from the sunset while in a plane. I fly between Seattle and California weekly and I tend to pick my window seat based Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Saint Helens And Mount Adams

Title: Mount Saint Helens And Mount Adams Location: Washington, USA, North America Description: One of the benefits of flying out of Seattle in almost any direction is the chance to spy the beautiful mountains in the Cascade or Olympic ranges. Here Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Adams show 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 →

Sorry For The Deluge, Here’s A Pretty Hawk Photo

For those who subscribe to the RSS or email feed for The Carey Adventures, I apologize for the deluge of posts you saw yesterday and today (Friday). My instance of WordPress, the software that runs this site, was having problems and not sending out posts for two weeks. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hovering

Title: Hovering Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: A hawk hovers over the hills of Orange County, California, during sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 200 Focal Length 300mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print Continue Reading →

Top 10 Photos Of 2012

My friend and fellow photographer Jim Goldstein is not only a great photographer, he invites people to share their work through his annual round-up of everyone’s best images from the previous year. I’m not one to participate in many “Best of…” lists, but it’s an honor for me Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand Canyon From The Sky

Title: Grand Canyon From The Sky Location: Arizona, USA, North America Description: The Grand Canyon stretches North beneath a clear Arizona sky. Camera Canon Powershot SD630 Lens —- Shutter Speed 1/1250 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 82 Focal Length 5.8mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print at Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Channel Islands National Park From 17,000′

  Title: Channel Islands National Park From 17,000′ Location: 17,000′, California Coast, USA, North America Description: Channel Islands National Park is a gorgeous set of islands made even more magnificent from the light of a setting sun. Camera Canon 1Dx Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/60 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – After And Before Sunset

Title: After And Before Sunset Location: 17,000′, California Coast, USA, North America Description: An anomaly of being in the right place at the right time; the sun has set below the clouds at approximately 12,000′ but has not set past the horizon. The result is yellow layer above Continue Reading →

Around Town: Seattle – The Museum Of Flight

When I was growing up I wanted to be a pilot. Before that I wanted to be a farmer. No reason for the second sentence other than I like to share. When I was growing up there was no Museum of Flight. It came into existence on the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Above It All

Title: Above It All Location: 35,000’ above the USA Description: I’m not sure if this is Salt Lake City but it might be Denver. It’s looking kinda Denver to me. At any rate, coming home from Peru and flying over the USA at night can be a treat. Continue Reading →

Dealing With Loud Kids On Airplanes – Some Tips You Might Not Like

Throughout the 4+ hour flight from LAX to Miami the two year old in seat 34E barely stopped letting the plane know her disgust. She didn’t have her own seat and was sitting on one parent’s lap or another. It’s not for lack of the parents trying that Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bald Eagle Hunting

Title: Bald Eagle Hunting Location: Fox Island, 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’ zoom=’13’]

Photo Of The Day – Flight

Title: Flight Location: Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania While the hawks in the Norgorongoro Crater are beautiful to watch, they love to hang out in picnic spots and steal all the food they can, often out of your hand.  It’s a fine line between beauty and annoyance.  This image was Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boeing Dreamlifter Taking Off From Paine Field

Title:  Boeing Dreamlifter Taking Off From Paine Field Location: Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA Settings ISO 500 Focal Length 300mm Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Taking off from Paine Field at the Everett Boeing manufacturing plant, a Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Color in the Trees

Title: Color in the Trees Location: Madre del Dios, Timbopata, Peru Photograph Copyright Peter Carey   (Click on photo to purchase prints or canvas reproductions) If you’d like to subscribe to just the Photo of the Day images and not the whole blog, you can click a link Continue Reading →