Photo Of The Day – Margerie Glacier + 3 More

Title: Margerie Glacier Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I’m excited to be heading back to Alaska in August to host another photography cruise with UnCruise Adventures! If you would like to join me on this cruise and learn photography in some of the most spellbinding 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 – Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture

  Title: Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture Location: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA, North America Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 160 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

  Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Half Moon Over Half Dome

Title: Half Moon Over Half Dome Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America (37°44’49” N  119°36’10” W) Description: On a cloudless day in April the a half moon hangs over Half Dome and Yosemite Valley. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Intimacy With An Arch

   Title: Intimacy With An Arch Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°44’38” N  109°29’59” W) Description: One of the most iconic arches in Utah, that of Delicate Arch, is seen here in partial view while the rising sun lights the La Sal mountains behind. While Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Alaska Rainforest Floor

 Title: Alaska Rainforest Floor Location: Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA, North America (58°27’26” N  135°51’54” W) Description: Walking the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and getting down low brings into view a whole other world of plants. The canopy and sky overhead are reflected Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cloud Shadows Over Badlands National Park

Title: Cloud Shadows Over Badlands National Park Location: Badlands National Park, South Dakota, USA, North America (43°44’42” N 102°29’25” W) Description: We didn’t spend much time in Badlands National Park, but you should. Hell, I should too. I want to go back but it always seems so far 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 – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has Continue Reading →

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 And The Photographers

Title: Cho Oyu And The Photographers Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’13” N   86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa glacier, which can barely be 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 – Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park

Title: Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A small but growing juniper tree takes root in the most unlikely of places. Here the tree enjoys an excellent view of Canyonlands National Park and the Green River Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls

Title: The Base Of Lower Yellowstone Falls Location: Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA, North America Description: Crashing over the edge for centuries while etching a deep valley, Lower Yellowstone Falls is an impressive site not to be overlooked in this park full of wonders known as Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Polaris Over Balanced Rock

Title: Polaris Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: In this 20 minute exposure taken on a night when the moon was still hanging above the Utah horizon with a pale, muted glow, Polaris, the North Star, can be seen in the far upper 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Balanced Rock

Title: Stars Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Timeless as the heavens, but slowly weathering away, Balanced Rock is lit by the reflection off a setting moon in this 10 minute exposure in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Four Guardsmen

Title: The Four Guardsmen Location: Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America Description: The Four Guardsmen are giant sequoia trees along the main road leading into the Sequoia National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. The problem with photographing these trees is showing their massive size as they Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Twin Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Rise Over 200′ Above The Forest Floor

Title: Twin Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Rise Over 200′ Above The Forest Floor Location: Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Known by various names (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, etc…) a pair of sequoias grows in a grove that contains the largest tree in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond

Title:  Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA, North America Description: From high above, the Pu’u ‘O’o crater is seen with an active lava pond. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 1/3200 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 500 Focal Length 14mm   Photograph Copyright 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 – Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA

Title: Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA Location: Hawai’i, Hawai’ian Islands, USA, Pacific Ocean Description: A seemingly endless vent, or fumarole, that once allowed hot gas and steam to escape from rivers and lakes of molten magma below no lies dormant in the basaltic landscape of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks And The Wilderness

Title: Kayaks And The Wilderness Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Kayaks wait for guests to head out across the icy waters of Johns Hopkins Inlet in Glacier Bay National Park And Preserve in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 1Ds Mark III Lens Canon 14mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    Title: Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA Location: Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Getting a good spot at Mesa Arch can be tricky and require a lack of sleep. Here, photographers are lined up for the classic ‘front-on’ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

Title: Kayaks Waiting In Glacial Aquamarine Waters, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Three kayaks are lined up for guests to paddle through the glacial waters of Glacier Bay National Park in Alaska, USA. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kayakers In Front Of Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA

Title: Kayakers In Front Of Lamplugh Glacier, Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Kayakers explore the icy waters in front of Lamplugh Glacier in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska. The kayaks were launched from the M/V Wilderness Explorer, run by Un-Cruise Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset And The Cliffs

Title: Sunset And The Cliffs Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: From the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, the sun cuts dramatic shapes around cliffs and buttes before setting across the horizon. This viewpoint is a short walk at the end of 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 Bonus – Kilauea Caldera

Title: Kilauea Caldera Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA, Pacific Ocean Description: The source of much lava and the reason for Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii, the Big Island, Kilauea’s summit and caldera are a stark land. The caldera has a further depression which forms the Continue Reading →