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 – 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 – 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 – 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: A different view from yesterday’s lighthouse photo, but still as calm. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/4.5 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 – 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 – 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 →

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 – 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 – 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 →

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 – Bench With A View

Title: Bench With A View Location: Jaco, Costa Rica, Central America Description: Nestled up against the Pacific Ocean as the sun goes for a dip, this bench is a perfect spot to enjoy the calm of a Costa Rica sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay

Title: Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay Location: Zihuantanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, North America Description: Storm clouds churned up by Hurricane Irene unleash their power over Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. Camera Canon Rebel Xti Lens Canon 18-200mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/3.5 ISO 100 Focal Length 18mm Click HERE Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Channel Islands National Park From 17,000′

  Title: Channel Islands National Park From 17,000′ Location: 17,000′, California Coast, USA, North America Description: Channel Islands National Park is a gorgeous set of islands made even more magnificent from the light of a setting sun. Camera Canon 1Dx Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/60 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – After And Before Sunset

Title: After And Before Sunset Location: 17,000′, California Coast, USA, North America Description: An anomaly of being in the right place at the right time; the sun has set below the clouds at approximately 12,000′ but has not set past the horizon. The result is yellow layer above Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Cliffs Of Hawaii II

Title: Cliffs Of Hawaii II Location: Hawaii, The Big Island – Hawaiian Islands, USA, North Pacific Ocean Description: Along the Northern Shore of Hawaii, The Big Island, lays a land untouched by man but drenched in time and precipitation. Cliff soar 2000′ in the air as waterfalls rain Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Done For The Day

Title: Done For The Day Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: Nothing can escape the pull of the Pacific Ocean, including the extinguished sun. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 70mm (112mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Costa Rica Sunset

Title: Costa Rica Sunset Location: Jaco, Costa Rica Description: It’s day one of my three  day surfing camp with Del Mar Surf Camp and I couldn’t be welcomed with a better sunset. June can bring changing weather and the other sunsets couldn’t hold a candle to this first Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Balance

Title: Balance Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Nepal, Bhutan or India in 2012? Email me for more information or click here.

How To Take A Decent Tropical Sunset Photo – 31+ Days To Better Photography

Raise your hand if you’ve taken this type of picture: Great sunset, huh? I know, because I took this. It was an awesome sight. My first night in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico and out of the sub-freezing temps in Seattle. On top of that, SUN! And relaxation (of a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Blazing Sunset

Title: Blazing Sunset Location: Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, North America Description: Taken from the beach with a 50-500mm lens, the sun pancakes into the Pacific Ocean but not before lighting clouds afire. Shot with a Canon 7D and Sigma 50-500mm lens with settings of ISO 100, 500mm, f/6.3, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Enjoying The Sunset

Title: Enjoying The Sunset Location: Vista Del Mar, San Francisco, California, USA, North America Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings of ISO 100, 85mm, f/6.3, 1/60th of a second. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Waipio Valley – 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”. Have fun! Title: Waipio Valley Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lima Cityscape Panorama Exploration

The detail in this Lima image is amazing. I love quality optics. Be sure to zoom in on the coast and explore the colorful, compact city. The overall image is 26535 x 4486 = 119 megapixels To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use Continue Reading →