Photo Of The Day – Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn + 5 More

Title: Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn Location: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia  (27°42’53” N 85°17’25” E) Description: Before the sun comes up, the shadows of Swayambhunath Stupa can be seen on low clouds over Kathmandu Valley. As this was shot with a fisheye lens, those are actually shadows of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Panorama From Mong La

Title: Morning Panorama From Mong La Location: Mong La, Khumbu Region, Nepal ( 27°50’21” N 86°44’8″ E) Description: Welcome to a new year! I’ve been lax with the updates on this site and I’m looking to turn that around. I have a ton of unpublished, pretty photos just sitting on hard Continue Reading →

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 – Ferry Boat Approaching Mukilteo In Morning Light

Title: Ferry Boat Approaching Mukilteo In Morning Light Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: While not taken this morning, the view was close. This time of year, until August, the morning starts too early to catch the ‘perfect’ light, so I am thankful those times of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Island Shaped Like A Whale

Title: The Island Shaped Like A Whale Location: Sea of Cortes, Mexico, North America Description: In the wee hours of the morning, before the sun has breached the horizon, your eyes can play tricks on you. Such was the case with the small group of rocks known as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning From The Ferry

   Title: Morning From The Ferry Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: This time of year I get lucky and get to witness the sunrise from the morning ferry commute. At least when the clouds allow.  The colors got a little more intense and spread forward, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Working Out Body, Mind, Soul

Title: Working Out Body, Mind, Soul   Location: Swayambhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Before the sun comes up a crowd starts to gather at Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu. Situated on a steep hill overlook the vast city and valley, the path to the top makes for a great Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflective Mount Rainier

Title: Reflective Mount Rainier Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: This shot is one of the easiest for you to take yourself, when visiting the park. It’s right off the road at Reflection Lakes and you have to walk all of seven feet from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Sun Rays Brightening The Sky

Title:  Morning Sun Rays Brightening The Sky   Location: Langley, Whidbey Island ,Washington, USA, North America Description: This week saw some brief, but beuatiful, mornings. When the weather calls for partly cloudy or partly sunny in Western Washington, there’s a chance of a morning scene like this one. It’s usually brief Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ominous Himalayan Shadow

Title: Ominous Himalayan Shadow Location: Phakding, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: We can’t always see what’s there. Most of the world is hidden from view. In the valleys of the Khumbu we know there are mountains all around but until we break above the tree line at the town Continue Reading →

Digital Creation Of The Day – Sunrise And Prayer Flags

 Title: Sunrise And Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Another in a series of digital creations, this one entirely rendered on my iPhone with Adobe Ideas (but it started as a background image from this post, which I subsequently traced and filled). This image was a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Panorama: Before Sunrise In Seattle, Washington, USA

Title: Panorama: Before Sunrise In Seattle Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America (47°37’46” N  122°21’38” W) Description: Summer mornings are near perfection in Seattle. We don’t get warmth all year round so when Summer finally begins (some time around the end of July, usually) and the 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

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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 – The Peak And The Prayer Flags

Title: The Peak And The Prayer Flags Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°49’30” N  86°43’12” E) Description: Give me a slightly cloudy morning any day of the week and as a photographer I am happy. I get excited when the forecast calls for “partly sunny” because I know there Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri

Title: Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’22” N  86°41’15” E) Description: At around 5,357m, or 17,575 ft, Gokyo Ri affords tremendous views of the Himalayas. In this image I highlighted some of the near peaks which are so clear 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 – Harsh Country Sunset

Title: Harsh Country Sunset Location: New South Wales, Australia Description: The sun wasn’t cooperating for a ‘pretty’ Australian sunset as I made my way around the countryside in New South Wales, Australia. I was honestly lost when I stopped to take this photo, trying to find my way to 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 – Prayer Flags At Sunrise

Title: Prayer Flags At Sunrise Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Buddhist prayer flags fly above the high ground between Pheriche and Dingboche as the sun tops the distant Himalayas of Nepal. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/1000 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seattle Sunrise II

Title: Seattle Sunrise II Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Part of a series, this shot just after sunrise, as the light hits the Space Needle, is full of the warmth I felt that morning in August. To purchase a 30″x10″ panoramic print of this Continue Reading →

Photo of The Day – Morning Wash

Title: Morning Wash Location: Ganges River, Varanasi, India, Asia Description: A woman washes clothes by pounding them on stone slabs set along the bank of the Ganges River in Varanasi, India. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/25 Aperture f/13 ISO 500 Focal Length 260mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waterfall, Springbrook National Park – Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. Have fun! Title: Waterfall, Springbrook Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Stroll

Title: Morning Stroll Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (MAP) Settings: ISO 160 Focal Length 220mm Shutter Speed 1/125 Aperture f/5.6 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L These gentleman seemed in rather high spirits for 7 in the morning on their way into Kathmandu. Nothing much Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day: 4:30am

Title: 4:30am Location: Kathmandu, Nepal (MAP) Description: The city begins to awake while stars still shine through a calm haze. Photograph Copyright: Peter Carey (Click on photo to purchase prints or canvas reproductions) If you’d like to subscribe to just the Photo of the Day images and not Continue Reading →