Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen Vertorama

Title: Mount Lassen Vertorama Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America (40°30’33” N 121°27’55” W) Description: A chance encounter on our way out of the park to see the full moon just about to duck behind Lassen Peak (Mount Lassen). The downside is you can’t really Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Lassen And Moon

Title: Mount Lassen And Moon Location: Lassen Volcanic National Park, California, USA, North America, Earth (40°30’35” N 121°27’54” W) Description: One of the least visited National Parks in the system, Lassen Volcanic National Park is a must for any lover of geology. So many different kinds of volcanoes Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Rockies And The Moon

Title: The Rockies And The Moon Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: Shot from an outdoor hockey rink parking lot as the sun came up. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/60 Altitude High ——————- Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moon Over Mong La

Title: Moon Over Mong La Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia Description: As a photographer I find it hard to decide to plan a trip to the Himalayas to coincide with a new moon or a full moon. The new moon gives the blackest nights and an 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 – “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon”

Title: “Earth To Moon, Come In Moon” Location: Hollywood Sign, Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: What you are looking at is the communication tower above the Hollywood sign. It’s often conveniently cropped out of most images (or Photoshopped out) and it’s because of the access road Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – I Miss That Truck, Sometimes

Title: I Miss That Truck, Sometimes Location: Central Eastern Oregon, USA, North America Description: This is an image of the truck I enjoyed owning the most, one of only 500 Land Rover Defender 110s in the US at the time. When it was working properly I enjoyed it. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Urban Moon

Title: Urban Moon Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: Hidden behind palm trees and a power line (blurred, but there), the waxing crescent moon heads for another lap around the Earth. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker And The Full Moon

Title: Mt. Baker And The Full Moon Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA, North America Description: A late night, cold hike up to Mt. Baker proved rewarding after the clouds disappeared. This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Moon Over The Machermo Range

Title: The Moon Over The Machermo Range Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N 86°42’55” E) Description: On its way to setting, the moon strikes a pose high above the Machermo Range in Nepal’s Himalayas. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moon And The Rockies

 Title: Moon And The Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America (51°4’55” N  115°19’20” W) Description: Because the soaring flanks of the Canadian Rockies jut so abruptly into the sky from valleys below, catching the moon ‘setting’ requires advanced planning. This shot was taken about two hours before the 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 →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Shooting The Full Moon At Moonset

Building on yesterday’s post of Shooting The Full Moon At Moonrise, let’s flip the coin and shoot at moonset. This one is harder for many people because, frankly, we enjoy sleeping in. I enjoy sleeping in. Sorry, I didn’t mean to project my desire to sleep. Sleep is Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Shooting The Full Moon At Moonrise

Friday’s Topic was Making White, White. I’m excited about today’s topic for 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments because it might actually be clear enough in Seattle for me to try it (if I didn’t already have plans with my daughter tomorrow). Today’s experiment is actually for you to try Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Moon And The Glow

Title: The Moon And The Glow Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA Description: Just after sunset, as the color bled from the sky, the moon started its shift as the brightest light in the sky. But for a while, there was balance. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon Continue Reading →

Around Town: Los Angeles – The Griffith Observatory

When I recently visited Los Angeles I was happy that I could actually see Orion in the night sky for two reasons: #1 It was winter and I live near Seattle, so seeing stars in winter doesn’t happen that often and #2 LA is a massive sprawl of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – From The Field Bonus – Moon Over Ama Dablam

Title: Moon Over Ama Dablam Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal Description: Most nights on this trip end with banks of clouds rolling to blanket the night. A quick glimpse of the nearly full moon above Ama Dablam, peeking out for only a brief minute, made standing in the cold Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On The Rockies

Title: Sunrise On The Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada, North America Description: While my friend Genevieve went off to ice climbing school at a very early hour, I roamed the outskirts of Canmore trying to get the correct angle on a setting moon unexpectedly spied in the sky. Continue Reading →

Weekly 50% Off Photo – Moonset At Machermo

Title: Moonset At Machermo Description: This shot was taken during the morning hours in a high (4465m/14,648ft) Himalaya village by the name of Machermo. The moon was setting a day after the actual full moon, giving it just the right amount of contrast to not need special exposing Continue Reading →

How Your Camera’s Histogram Can Help Improve Your Photo – 31 Days To Better Photography

Yesterday’s Topic: How To Take A Shot What’s a Histogram? Boring Answer (from Wikipedia): An image histogram is a type of histogram that acts as a graphical representation of the tonal distribution in a digital image.[1] It plots the number of pixels for each tonal value. By looking Continue Reading →

Moon Photos – 31+ Days To Better Photography

Yesterday’s Topic: Night Photos The moon. It’s such an alluring photo subject and confounds more than it amazes. The problem is, when the moon is high in the night sky, it is contrasting the blackness of space more than most people realize. Our eyes and our brain do Continue Reading →

Gray Yosemite

I made the opportunity this week to spend a couple of nights in Yosemite thanks to my wonderful friend Sheri. I had never been to the park before and only had a limited time to shoot.  One day was pouring rain and one morning the sunset was, ehhhh. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Joshua Tree Campground At Night

Title: Joshua Tree Campground At Night Description: A long exposure at campsite #17 at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree National Park.  Some of our group had climbed the so named “Manure Pile” rocks in the background and were on their way down.  The bright light off to the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moonset Over The Canadian Rockies

Title: Moonset Over The Canadian Rockies Location: Canmore, Alberta, Canada Settings: ISO 200 Focal Length 180mm (288mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/7.1 Exp Comp -1 2/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Shot as the morning sun colored the Rocky Mountains behind Canmore, Alberta.  Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Full Moon Over New South Wales

Title: Full Moon Over New South Wales Location: Burringbar, New South Wales, Australia Taken with a Canon EOS T1i and a 28-300mm L lens (effectively making it a 480mm zoom) and then cropped to include the just the moon and distant tree. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Like Continue Reading →