Photo Of The Day – A Sampling Of Flowers From Panama

Title: A Sampling Of Flowers From Panama Location: Panama, Central America Description: Everyone loves flowers. I hope you enjoy this sampling from Panama. Do you have any names to put with the images? Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO Various Focal Length Various Aperture Various 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

If you are reading this in a RSS viewer or on email, I suggest you click on over to a web browser (Here’s a link to make it easier for you). It works on your phone (probably), tablet or computer and the bigger the screen the better the images.

Now do you see that x in the upper right corner above this text? Once you click that, you’ll have a full browser view of the images. You can then use the control arrows at the bottom of the image or your mouse’s scroll wheel. Or just flick them aside on your tablet like you would other pictures.

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: 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 →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Depth Of Field – Changing Aperture

Yesterday’s Topic: Learning the ISO limits of your camera. Today we start a mini-series inside the larger 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments series. Today, tomorrow, the next and the next, we will be focusing (har!) on Depth Of Field and the effects it has on images. Let’s start Continue Reading →

Balboa Island As Seen Through A Sigma DP2 Merrill

I’ve been spending more time in California these days, especially the lands South of LA. Orange County, if you will. Yesterday we headed out to Balboa Island because it was too fickin’ hot when going to a park inland. Being close to the water usually offers a drop Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flowers in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest – JoAnna Haugen

Title: Flowers in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest Location: Costa Rica, Central America Description: This photo was taken in the Santa Elena Cloud Forest in Monteverde, Costa Rica. I found the forest to be fairly overwhelming, with huge trees and thick undergrowth. In order to really appreciate what Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nectar!!! NOM NOM NOM!!

Title: Nectar! Location: Langley, 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 – Floraful – Debra Jennings

Title: Floraful Location: Colorado, USA Description:  This lush green flora lies just off Fall River Road on the way to the top of Trail Ridge Road in Colorado. I snapped this right before a summer thunderstorm broke loose and drenched our hiking party. Amazingly, the lighting seems perfect, Continue Reading →