Photo Of The Day – Kilauea Lighthouse and the Big Blue

Title: Kilauea Lighthouse and the Big Blue Location: Kilauea Lighthouse and Wildlife Refuge, Kauai, Hawaii, USA (22°13’40” N 159°24’4″ W) Description: I would love to fly a drone here for some beautiful perspectives on this lighthouse, but the large amount of nesting birds in the area prohibits that. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – More Abstraction

Title: More Abstraction Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Yesterday had me looking through some shots from last week where I went a little crazy with abstract photos at the beach. More images like these can be found in my Abstractions gallery. ———————- ——————- Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Light Trails

Wandered here from somewhere else? Check out all the 31+ Days of Photography Experiments. Today’s experiment is a fun one and I hope it gets you thinking of light differently, because there are a lot of things that can be done with this one. Just to be clear, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: A different view from yesterday’s lighthouse photo, but still as calm. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/4.5 Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Light And Dark

Title: Light And Dark Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 270mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude 13,264.1 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, share Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Himalayas Through The Clouds

  Title: Himalayas Through The Clouds Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Mountain photography in the Himalayas is a practice in patience when things aren’t going how you would like. It helps to already know how to relax, but if not, the mountains will be glad to teach you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Standing In the Light

Title: Standing In the Light Location: Lake County, Oregon, USA, North America (43°31’23” N 120°52’21” W) Description: At the beginning of Derek Cave, an evacuated lava tube in central Oregon, USA, there are a few spots where the ceiling has caved in due to proximity to the ground Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight

 Title: El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight Location:  Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America (37°43’26” N  119°37’52” W) Description: I was set to arrive at my cabin on time when I first glimpsed El Capitan. I told my friend Sheri, who was working on a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Edge Of Morning

Title: The Edge Of Morning Location: Tengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°50’8″ N  86°45’49” E) Description: Watching the sunrise in the Himalayas is often an exercise in looking anywhere but East. Because of the depth of the valleys, the golden effect of the sun is seen on the high Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Cho Oyu

Title: Sunrise On Cho Oyu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’13” N 86°41’36” E) Description:Like whipped topping from a tub of Miracle Whip(R), morning clouds are formed and pull away from the summit of Cho Oyu on the Nepal/Tibet border. This is one of the great aspects about Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset On Cho Oyu And Clouds

Title: Sunset On Cho Oyu And Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’18” N   86°41’24” E) Description: As mentioned in yesterday’s post, Cho Oyu, standing 8201m (26,906′), juts into the atmosphere so much, it creates its own weather. Of the times I’ve seen the mountain while visiting Nepal, it Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Distant Buttes

Title: Distant Buttes Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets over Canyonlands National Park in Utah, USA, haze catches fire and mimics the orange sandstone of the cliffs all around. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 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 →

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 →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan

Title: The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: A few nights each week the Treasury at Petra is the scene of a wonderful ceremony with local storytelling, folk music and reverence as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury At Night

Title: The Treasury At Night Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The Treasury at Petra, Jordan, is a beautiful structure as seen from the inside out in this unique image shot during the Petra By Night ceremony. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 30 seconds Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of the Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse At Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Out past the congestion of LA, along the California Coast, Point Vicente Lighthouse stands guard over the Pacific while warning sailors of the constant danger of the rocks at its base. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise

    Title: Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch stands basking in morning sun as nary a soul is to be found at this normally crowded and popular landmark. Early morning, while not the ‘perfect’ time to catch Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay

Title: Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay Location: Zihuantanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, North America Description: Storm clouds churned up by Hurricane Irene unleash their power over Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. Camera Canon Rebel Xti Lens Canon 18-200mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/3.5 ISO 100 Focal Length 18mm Click HERE Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lighting The Path

Title: Lighting The Path Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The way into Petra, Jordan, is lit on various nights during a special program hosted by the local Bedouins who reside in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Siq is a narrow path through sandstone cliffs reaching Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day Bonus – Delicate Arch At Sunrise

Title: Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch is one of the most photographed arches in the world. But on this morning, fellow photographer Michael Riffle and I had the entire basin to ourselves for over two hours. Sunrise is Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Past Sunset

Title: Just Past Sunset Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: The world looks a little different from 9000′ just after the sun sets on Mauna Kea. Because of the altitude, when looking away from the sun after it dips past the horizon, a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers, Oman II

Title: Layers, Oman II Location: Oman Description: Sometimes I am tempted toward embellishing the image I see into what I want to see. In this case, after experimenting with a black and white version, I settled on the original color version. I have not added sepia tone, that Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Daylight Through Smoke Or Dust

Yesterday’s topic was Shoot Some Shadows. This is the last part of the light and dark, super contrasty experiment mini-series (not its real name). The other parts were Shooting Some Shadows and Shooting Some Silhouettes. Today we want to add some pizzazz to sunlight photos. Specifically, when sunlight Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Shoot Some Shadows

Yesterday’s topic was Shoot Some Silhouettes. This is part two in a mini-series. This series looks at silhouettes, shadows and light through smoke. They are all essentially the same thing, but we’ll pull them apart to see the subtle differences. Example If you read yesterday’s post, this is Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Sun Stars

Yesterday’s Post was Take A Portrait. We are at the halfway point in 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments! Today we will cover sun stars. This one is actually pretty simple and can be a lot of fun. First, tell me what the main difference is between these two Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mukilteo Lighthouse

Title: Mukilteo Lighthouse Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax FA 645 55mm f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/1600 Aperture f/4.5 ISO 100 Focal Length 55mm (43mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan in Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Look At The Light

Yesterday’s Topic: Make Black, Black Today’s topic in the 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments series has less to do with using a camera and more to do with photography. Set your camera down for a moment, please. You won’t need it today. Here’s the experiment you can run: Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Make Black, Black

Yesterday’s Topic: Focus Modes Welcome to 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments! We are on Day 7. If you need to catch up, we’ll wait here for you while you complete the other experiments. Tell me, what’s wrong with this picture? You might say, “Not much (but it is horribly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Through The Windows

Title: Through The Windows Location: Qasr Kharana, Jordan MAP Description: In the stable of an ancient way station/guest house along equally ancient trade routes with ancient winds blowing through the ancient…..I think you get the idea. It’s old and stone. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Karak Castle

Title: Inside Karak Castle Location’: Al-Karak, Jordan Description: Inside the old oven room at Karak Castle, noon-day sun filters from above as Sabrina kicks up some dust. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/20 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 1000 Focal Length 10mm (16mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ajlun Castle Light

Title: Ajlun Castle Light Location: Ajlun, Jordan MAP Description: High on a hill and a retreat from the warm temps outside, Sabrina checks out light streaming in through a grate in the ceiling of Ajlun Castle. Built in 1184-1185, the castle is classic thick walls, arrow slits and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Hood Aglow

Title: Mt. Hood Aglow Location: White Salmon, Washington, USA, North America MAP Description: Mornings come very early just after the solstice in Washington state where it borders Oregon along the Columbia River. But there are few better times to capture Mt. Hood in magnificent light. Image shot this Continue Reading →