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 – Dark and Light Dunes

Title: Dark and Light Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: The Magical Hour was magical indeed on this day. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 488′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Speeding To Sunset

Title: Speeding To Sunset Location: Off of Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: After all the normal photos of a beautiful sunset, it’s time to play a little. I slowed the shutter speed of this shot to encourage some blur and then zoomed toward the sunset while snapping 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 – Tanker On The Horizon

Title: Tanker On The Horizon Location: Point Vicente Lighthouse, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: I’m sure the view out on the ship was completely different, likely with clear skies overhead. But from land, and with a front moving over us, all we glimpsed of the 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 – Burning Clouds Over Canyonlands National Park

Title: Burning Clouds Over Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: I love using my zoom lens for sunset shots as it provides a wide variety of composition options. In this case I was able to take just a slice of the fiery Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning on the Columbia River

Title: Morning on the Columbia River Location: Columbia River between Washington & Oregon, USA, North America Description: A beautiful morning on the lower section of the Columbia River, just before it abruptly greets the Pacific Ocean, is punctuated with perfect light. This photo wasn’t hard to take and fairly Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Sunset From Above

Title: Los Angeles Sunset From Above Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America (33°59’46” N  118°8’56” W) Description: I really like that the FAA has removed the restriction on use of electronics below 10,000’. This has opened up new opportunities for photographs on approach and take off. Notably, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

   Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra

   Title: Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra Location: Petra, Jordan (30°19’20” N 35°27’6″ E) Description: The Treasury At Petra is one of the most widely recognized images from the country of Jordan, thanks in no small part to the film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. The 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 – 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 – 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 →

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 – After Sunset From 39,000′

Title: After Sunset From 39,000′ Location: Above California, USA, North America Description: High above the clouds, this image is what happens when you look away from the sunset while in a plane. I fly between Seattle and California weekly and I tend to pick my window seat based Continue Reading →

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 – 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 – 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 →

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Canyonlands Gooseneck Bend 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 118MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hovering

Title: Hovering Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: A hawk hovers over the hills of Orange County, California, during sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 200 Focal Length 300mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print 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 – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Mesa Arch is lit from light bouncing off the cliff face below it. A unique phenomena, this daily event (weather permitting) always draws a crowd of photographers. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Orange County Sunset Panorama

Title: Orange County Sunset Panorama Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: The hills over Orange County, California, are a wonderful location to capture beautiful sunsets, especially when clouds roll in off the Pacific Ocean. Panorama stitched from 20 individual images. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Title: Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 8-15mm Shutter Speed 1/10 Aperture f/20 ISO 100 Focal Length 8mm Click HERE to purchase Continue Reading →