Photo Of The Day – Pacific Sunset + 2 More

Title: Pacific Sunset Location: Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Clouds make just about any sunset better. Shot on Saturday in California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/320 sec Altitude 255′ Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Basalt Columns Like The Waves

Title: Basalt Columns Like The Waves Location: Alaska, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Located on the outer reaches of Southeast Alaska, the basalt columns here, while not formed by the waves, certainly feel a need to emulate them. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Caribbean Gradient

Title: Caribbean Gradient Location: Cozumel Island, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W  20°22’12.52″N) Description: Some shots are best taken while on vacation and from a beach lounger. A passing hurricane had stirred up sediment and brought some larger waves (yes, these were the largest waves we saw) 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 →

Photo Of The Day – The Centaur Of Whidbey Island

Title: The Centaur Of Whidbey Island Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been looking at a LOT of panorama images lately and needed a break. And thus, a photo of a centaur on Whidbey Island. It might even be real (but it’s not). ———————- I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cormorants And Gulls

Title: Cormorants And Gulls Location: Off of Baker Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I love that the new Canon 7D Mark II has GPS built in. It drains the batteries faster but there are times when that is okay. Like when you are in a boat and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Out Of The Ferry

Title: Inside Out Of The Ferry Location: Between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington, USA, North America Description: For the tech minded out there, I recently switched to a new Canon 7D Mark II from my old Canon 7D (which is now a nice backup and wide angle camera as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Close Whale Encounter

Title: Close Whale Encounter Location: Off the coast of Noyes Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Last week I had the joy of teaching a Summer Solstice Workshop (and shooting some of my own photos) at Waterfall Resort in Alaska. While I am not much of a fisherman, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Somewhere In The Caribbean

Title: Somewhere In The Caribbean Location: Caribbean Ocean Description: Coming back from Barbados last summer offered a nearly non-stop view of the most beautiful waters I have ever seen. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 40mm Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse Just After Sunset Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Having just spotted three whales swimming past the point and a gorgeous sunset over Santa Barbara Island, the view walking back to the car was the topping on the cake. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Icy Strait Symmetry

Title: Icy Strait Symmetry Location: Icy Strait, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Taken while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, a humpback whale heads under our ship so close I can seemingly reach a hand and touch it. While this image was shot with my standard 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Gliding Along

Title: Gliding Along Location: Barbados, Caribbean Sea Description: A hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata) glides above the sea floor off the coast of Barbados. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 200 Focal Length 22mm Aperture f/22 Shutter Speed 1/400 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Possibilities

Title: Possibilities Location: California Coast Description: Shot on film in 1998 and then scanned to digital a few years later, I still love the calmness of this image. Camera Minolta Maxxum 7xi Lens I can’t remember ISO 50 – Fuji Velvia Film Focal Length unknown Aperture unknown Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn

Title: California Sea Lions Resting At Isla Los Islotes Before Dawn Location:  Gulf Of California, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (24°35’53” N 110°23’60” W) Description: California sea lions sit on shore, resting, before the sun hits the horizon. Sometimes called the Belt of Venus, the colorful phenomena Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale At Sunset Location: Gulf Of Mexico, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America (23°7’1″ N 109°25’15” W) Description: The golden light from a setting sun captures the spray thrown off by a breaching humpback whale off the coast of Baja California Sur in the Gulf Of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae)

 Title: Bubblenet Feeding Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae) Location: Chatham Strait, Alaska, USA, North America (57°48’52” N  134°56’43” W) Description: Along the inside waters of Southeast Alaska each summer there congregates large numbers of humpback whales looking to fatten up before heading south in the winter for breeding and calving groups Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rainbow Over False Bay, Alaska

Title: Rainbow Over False Bay, Alaska Location: Chatham Strait, Alaska, USA, North America (57°58’5″ N  134°54’59” W) Description: Southeast Alaska, the area around the capital of Juneau, sees its fair share of gray weather. During a one week whale watching cruise with UnCruise Adventures, I witnessed not only Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nearly Deserted Beach, Hawaii

Title: Nearly Deserted Beach Location: Kaena Point, Oahu, Hawaii, USA (21°33’12” N  158°14’47” W) Description: Who says you can’t find a nearly deserted beach on Oahu? I asked my wife what image she would like for the photo of the day and she asked for a sandy beach. 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 – Waterfalls Carving Hawaiian Cliffs

Title: Waterfalls Carving Hawaiian Cliffs Location: Hawai’i, The Big Island, Hawaii, USA Description: Along the North shore of Hawai’i, The Big Island, there appears and endless string of high and beautiful waterfalls carving the volcanic island for eons. With no road to the shore, I was thankful for a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pink Flamingo – Greg K Summers

Title: Pink Flamingo Location: Galapagos Islands – Nov 2012 Description: Was fortunate to see about 20 birds that remain full time on this one spot in the Galapagos. It is an abandoned mining area which is home to about 50 flamingos year round. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Photo Of The Day – Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana – Greg K Summers

Title: Blue Footed Boobie & Marine Iguana Location: Galapagos Islands Nov 2012 Description: The Marine Iguana and Boobie were resting on the rock. Both were looking in the same direction which caught my eye. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

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 – Crazy Waves

Title: Crazy Waves Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description:With winds topping 30kts, wind waves are swept across Puget Sound and create a frothy chaos. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed .8 seconds Aperture f/16 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm   Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA

Title: Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) Breaking The Surface, California, USA Location: California, USA, North America Description: Just two of the over 200 dolphins who accompanied us on a whale watching cruise out of Newport Beach, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/2000 Aperture f/4.5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Fireball Sunset

Title: Fireball Sunset Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: The sun setting over the Pacific Ocean last night from Palos Verdes, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm   Click HERE to purchase this 11? Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Maui, Hawaii 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”. The image is 48MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tugboat Under The Sun

Title: Tugboat Under The Sun Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: A lone tug ferries a barge toward Seattle along Puget Sound as the sun sets behind a bank of clouds and the Olympic Mountains. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/2500 Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale – Alaska Location: Alaska, USA, North America Description: Every summer humpback whales head to the waters of Alaska’s Inside Passage to feed. The nutrient rich waters help the animals grow before they head South to breed and calve in the warm waters of Hawaii Continue Reading →

Touring Hawaii Via Helicopter

Taking off in a helicopter is unlike any commercial airline flight you have ever experienced. As forward thrust is not needed, there is no ‘pinned to your seat’ feeling. Your seat simply starts lifting into the air with what feels like effortless will despite the roar of the 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 – Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska

Title: Breaching Humpback Whale, Alaska Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: A breaching humpback whale makes a graceful arch while playing in the waters of Alaska. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 400mm L Shutter Speed 1/4000 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 200 Focal Length 400mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Top 10 Photos Of 2012

My friend and fellow photographer Jim Goldstein is not only a great photographer, he invites people to share their work through his annual round-up of everyone’s best images from the previous year. I’m not one to participate in many “Best of…” lists, but it’s an honor for me Continue Reading →