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 – Almost The Whole Bay Area Panorama

Title: Almost The Whole Bay Area Panorama Location: San Francisco Bay, California, USA, North America Description: I missed the South Bay but captured more of the North Bay. I know this will make some happy and some sad and I wish I could have got it all. It’s not often Continue Reading →

Video Of The Day – Flight Of The Fat Bumblebee

Short and sweet today; an industrious bumblebee goes about his day. Remember when I mentioned the Sony RX-100 V the other day? It does some great slow motion. Watch as he holds on to the flower until his wings have enough speed to keep his portly little body 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 – More Langley From The Sky + 3 More

Title: More Langley From The Sky Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: More of the same stuff as yesterday. A little nicer with the clouds. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.16mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.16mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 396′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial

Title: Bradly International Terminal at LAX Aerial Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I am so happy the removed the stupid ban on people holding a camera and using it when you take off and land. As if a DSLR would be a problem for an Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands

Title: Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands Location: Flying over Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Getting lucky in photography helps, as was the case on my flight from Ketchikan to an assignment with Waterfall Resort in Southweast Alaska. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 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 →

Photo Of The Day – She’s A Big One

Title: She’s A Big One Location: Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Dreamlifter was created by Boeing specifically to carry parts (often wings and other big things) from around the globe to the 787 Dreamliner assembly facility in Everett, Washington. It was crafted from a 747 body 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 – Family Takeoff

Title: Family Takeoff Location: Future of Flight, Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve become hooked on taking photos at Boeing’s Paine Field (technically it is not Boeing’s airport and is actually Snohomish County Airport….but this is where Boeing builds it 747, 777 and 787 aircraft) and recently Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crater Lake And Space

Title:  Crater Lake And Space   Location: High above Oregon, USA, North America Description: I love air travel especially when the atmosphere cooperates. In this case I by chance picked the right side of the plane fying North and was able to get a fabulous view of Crate Lake, the deepest Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon

Title: Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon ?? Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Some days you just get lucky, even when you plan.  I had planned this shot using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to pick a good location and time for the full moon rising over Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mig-29 Coming In For Landing In Everett, WA

Title: Mig-29 Coming In For Landing In Everett, WA Location: Paine Field, Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been on something of an aviation kick lately with my photography. A nice diversion from all the pretty landscapes, although I do miss them now. That diversion lead me 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 →

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

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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.

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 – 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 →

Air Travel Amazes Me

To say air travel amazes me is like saying the Pope is kind of Catholic. Have you ever considered what it takes to get a plane off the ground or why it flies? Have you thought about how easy it is to get from Point A to Point 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 – Another World

Title: Another World Location: California, USA, North America Description: Flying above the deserts between LA and Salt Lake City, a solar power station looks like an alien outpost from 30,000′. Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print at my Etsy Store. Use code 10POTD to receive Continue Reading →

The Simple Math Explaining Why That Airline Seat Is In Your Face

I am on a flight from Seattle to Denver on Alaska Airlines and typing on a laptop that is tipped on my lap with my elbows pulled back. Cramped. Because the guy in front of me has reclined his seat (and I don’t blame him if he got Continue Reading →