Photo Of The Day – More Langley From The Sky + 3 More

Title: More Langley From The Sky Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: More of the same stuff as yesterday. A little nicer with the clouds. Camera DJI Phantom 4 Lens 3.16mm ISO 100 Focal Length 3.16mm Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 396′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Langley In The Morning From The Air + 1 More

Title: Langley In The Morning From The Air Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: The sun was just cresting the Cascade Mountains when I turned my drone in the opposite direction and shot 15 individual images to be combined into the one you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nature’s Fingerprints

Title: Nature’s Fingerprints Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, United States, North America (48°3’20” N 122°27’39” W) Description: Cold temperatures are gripping the Puget Sound, crafting interesting patterns as they freeze the ground and all that is on it. For an even cooler example of what the temperatures can do, 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 →

Photos Of The Day – Over Under Ferry Boat

Title: Over Under Ferry Boat Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Sometimes when the sun is shining directly at you, reflecting off the water, it’s hard to decide how to shoot. Here are two examples of the same scene; one is over exposed by 5 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 – 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 – 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 – Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon

Title: Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon ?? Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Some days you just get lucky, even when you plan.  I had planned this shot using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to pick a good location and time for the full moon rising over Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still

Title: Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I was out playing at a local beach with a camera that was new to me. I wanted to push it a little and I also wanted to try that Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Two

Title: Just Two Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Description: What I like about this image is it reminds me of my wife. When this photo was taken we had been dating for about three months and the relationship still had the wondrous newness to it. You know 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 →

Photo Of The Day – More Of The Olympic Mountains [B&W]

Title: More Of The Olympic Mountains Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Olympic Mountains of Washington state. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 200 Focal Length 200mm   Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). 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 – 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 – Fire Off The Stern

Title: Fire Off The Stern Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets behind Whidbey Island, Washington high clouds put on a display from the stern railing of a Washington State Ferry. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/40 Aperture f/6.3 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – M/V Kittitas

Title: M/V Kittitas Description: The Washington State Ferry Kittitas passes Hat Island on the way to Mukilteo, Washington. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in 2013? I teach workshops and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Olympic Sunset

Title: Olympic Sunset Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print at my Etsy Store. Use code 10POTD to receive 10% off as a blog subscriber. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to join me on my next 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 – Cascade Sunset

Title: Cascade Sunrise Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America Description: Three Fingers Mountain stands tall in the center of the Cascade range as the last rays of winter cover the snowy peaks. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/60 Aperture f/4.5 ISO 100 Focal Length Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Being A Kid During Summer

Title: Being A Kid During Summer Location: Maxwelton Beach, Washington, USA, North America Description: Life is simple when you’re a kid. Jump over wave. Wait for next wave. Jump over wave. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/13 ISO 100 Focal Length 17mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just Two

Title: Just Two Location: Mukilteo, Washington, USA, North America Description: Its Winter in the Pacific Northwest, which is a great time for adding mood into photos. If it’s sunny, shoot that. If it’s foggy, shoot that too. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Big Sky, Small Mountains

Title: Big Sky, Small Mountains Location: Langley, Washington, USA, North America Description: It was a beautiful, uncommonly sunny day in the Puget Sound yesterday until the cold front started moving in around sunset. But it actually helped the cause of adding drama to a photo, so I took Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crossing Ferry At Sunset

Title: Crossing Ferry At Sunset Location: Puget Sound, Just Shy Of Kingston, Washington, USA Description: As Winter storms clear before dumping more snow, a Washington State Ferry heads for Edmonds as the sunset. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings of ISO 100, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Under The Weather

Title: Under The Weather Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA Description: Whidbey Island is buried under a blanket of clouds which dumped an inch of snow in places. The storm then moved inland before crashing into the Cascade Mountains where it released another 6-12” of snow. Shot with a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clearing Storm

Title: Clearing Storm Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA Description: A winter snow storm breaks over the Puget Sound just after sunset. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 10-22mm EF lens and settings of ISO 3200, 10mm, f/3.2, 1/15th of a second Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Three Elements

Title: Three Elements Location: Half way to Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Description: As the sun came up during the ferry crossing today, the slight haze and blandness led to my mind breaking things down into the simplest of simple. Water, Earth, Air (with appropriate Puget Sound clouds). Shot Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clearing Storm, Puget Sound

Title: Clearing Storm, Puget Sound Location: Puget Sound, Washington, between Clinton and Mukilteo Description: Driving under the cloud bank last night I was excited to get to the dock and head over the water. I could look straight up from the dock and see the edge of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Mount Baker

Title: Sunrise On Mt. Baker Location: Clinton, Washington, USA Description: Looking across the Puget Sound and Hat Island, Mt. Baker (10,781’) is seen clad in new snow and a bath of sunlight. Shot with Canon 7D, Canon 28-300mm L with settings: ISO 200, 235mm, f/5.6 and 1/50th of Continue Reading →