Photo Of The Day – Upside Down At The Pond + 6 More

Title: Upside Down At The Pond Location: Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America  (58°27’7″ N 135°53’1″ W) Description: Some pond images from just behind the ranger station for Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska. Shot while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures. Join me here in Alaska Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise + 3 More

Title: Ice Castle At Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°25’3″ N 116°13’6″ W) Description: Back in 2010 British Columbia hosted the Winter Olympics. The fever spread across the land, far and wide, even over to Alberta where the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, situated perfectly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Classic Crater Lake Panorama

Title: Classic Crater Lake Panorama Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America (42°54’39” N 122°8’31” W) Description: Can you spot the studious girl in the photo? ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 7079′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen

Title: Flyfishing On Manzanita Lake In Front Of Mount Lassen Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°32’2″ N 121°34’10” W) Description: Shot from the other side of Mount Lassen as yesterday’s Photo Of The Day, a lone flyfisherman enjoys the early evening on Manzanita Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Hood And Trillium Lake

First, an announcement: I know some of you have been receiving old posts in your email inbox. I have been confounded why this keeps happening but today I think I applied a fix. At least the only one I found that might work. If you receive old posts Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Olallie Lake Panorama

Title: Olallie Lake Panorama Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been playing with the new Panorama Stitching feature in Adobe Lightroom and while the program is far more lightweight than my normal tool of choice (Kolor’s AutoPano Giga) it does the job well when things Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Forest Reflection

Title: Forest Reflection Location: Barclay Lake, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: A minute later and the wind had erased the calmness. Also the kids next to me splashing in the water (one of them was of relation 🙂 ). Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping

Title: Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping Location: Steven’s Pass area, Washington Cascades, USA Description: Much like yesterday’s idyllic sunset, this scene sure looks nice, doesn’t it? Warm looking tent, no people for miles, a soft hush to the forest as a storm clears. What’s missing is the bitter, unrelenting 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 – 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 – Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake)

Title: Cho Oyu Reflected In Dudh Pokhari (Gokyo Lake) Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia (27°57’12” N  86°41’36” E) Description: Early mornings when the sun is shining in the Himalayas can’t be beat. Sure, it’s cold (note the frozen lake water around the rocks) and early, but the 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 – Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes

Title: Mount Rainier And Reflection Lakes Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: Mount Rainier in Washington state is reflected in appropriately named Reflection Lakes. Part of the larger and active volcanic range known as the Cascade Mountains, the peak is the highest in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake

Title: Mt. Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake Location: Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA, USA, North America Description: Mt. Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon state, stands above Trillium Lake as a couple glides gently across the surface of the lake in their canoe. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Underground Lake

Title: Underground Lake Location: Aktun Chen Natural Park, Riviera Maya, Mexico, North America Description: The caves of Aktun Chen are a fun exploration for all ages. Sabrina really enjoyed all the stalactites and stalagmites but really didn’t like it when they shut off the lights to show just Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Shooting Ama Dablam

Title: Shooting Ama Dablam Location: Above Dingboche, Himalayas, Nepal Description: After hiking uphill for an hour, the reward is this outstanding view of Ama Dablam above a turquois lake. I’m planning on returning to this spot in 2012 on a photo tour. Join me! Shot with Canon 7D, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – From The Field Bonus – Ama Dablam And Lake

Title: Ama Dablam And Lake Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal Description: Located 1000’ above the town of Dingboche and with no noted trail, this lake was a great find by our Sherpa guide on a ‘rest day’. More classic shots of the mountain show it from the South while Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Long Streaks Of Chicago

Title: Long Streaks Of Chicago Location: Chicago, Illinois, USA, North America Description: A slide image shot during a 1997 trip around the country included a stop at the Sears Tower with great timing. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

Photo Of The Day – Sunset At Lake Louise

Title: Sunset At Lake Louise Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: With the heat wave sweating most of the USA, I thought I’d bring a little cool to your day. This shot was from a trip two winters ago to ice climb in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taking It All In

Title: Taking It All In Description: Friends relax at Colchuck Lake while staring up at Aasgard Pass, one of the entrances to The Enchantments, a pristine alpine wonderland in Washington’s Cascades. Location: Colcuck Lake, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lake Louise Panorama

Title: Lake Louise Panorama Location: Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada Stitched together from 37 photographs and encompassing about 320 degrees of range, Lake Louise in all it’s frozen glory. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

Photo Of The Day – Imperfection

Title: Imperfection Location: Island Lake, Washington, USA Settings: ISO 200 Focal Length 16mm Shutter Speed 1/250 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 10D Lens Canon 16-35mm L While not the best picture on the planet, it doesn’t have to be.  This is the view on Island Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boating On Lago Sandoval – Peru

Title: Boating On Lago Sandoval Location: Rio Madre de Dios, Peru Settings ISO 50 Focal Length 28mm Shutter Speed 1/125 Aperture f/8 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L The sky in this image was originally just about blown out so I wanted to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Castle in the Sky – Ron Dubin

If you’re looking for more great travel photography, it’s Photo Friday over at Delicious Baby!   Title: Castle In The Sky Location: Bolivia Description: I made this image on the road between Copacabana and La Paz, Bolivia. Even though the elevation was 13,000 feet, it was one of Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Snakebird, Lago Sandoval

Title: Snakebird, Lago Sandoval Location: Lake Sandoval, Timbopata, Peru Photograph Copyright Peter Carey   If you’d like to subscribe to just the Photo of the Day images and not the whole blog, you can click a link below: SUBSCRIBE TO PHOTO OF THE DAY IN A READER RECEIVE Continue Reading →

Peru Adventuring – Back To Lago Sandoval

Welcome to day 8 on Peter’s Peru Adventure.  Day 6&7’s entry can be found here and all previous entries can be found here.  To get updates sent to you via email, subscribe here. Finally I feel like eating solid foods, maybe.  Yes, that’s how the day started but Continue Reading →

Peru Adventuring – Lake Sandoval, Wow!

It’s day 5 on Peter’s Peru Adventure.  Day 4’s entry can be found here and all previous entries can be found here.  To get updates sent to you via email, subscribe here. Today’s excursion was a combination of the Lake Sandoval hike and paddle with a side trip Continue Reading →