Photo Of The Day – Sailing Into The Evening

Title: Sailing Into The Evening Location: Clinton, Washington, USA, North America (47°58’30” N 122°21’6″ W) Description: Such a calm evening today with Three Fingers Mountains in the background. sailing Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of this image are available here if you want Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Island Shaped Like A Whale

Title: The Island Shaped Like A Whale Location: Sea of Cortes, Mexico, North America Description: In the wee hours of the morning, before the sun has breached the horizon, your eyes can play tricks on you. Such was the case with the small group of rocks known as 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 →

My Favorite And Odd Photos From 2013


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

If you are reading this in a RSS viewer or on email, I suggest you click on over to a web browser (Here’s a link to make it easier for you). It works on your phone (probably), tablet or computer and the bigger the screen the better the images.

Now do you see that x in the upper right corner above this text? Once you click that, you’ll have a full browser view of the images. You can then use the control arrows at the bottom of the image or your mouse’s scroll wheel. Or just flick them aside on your tablet like you would other pictures.

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 – 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 – Lighthouse in the Beagle Channel – Michael Hodson

Title: Lighthouse in the Beagle Channel Description: Another shot that was a product of experimentation. This was just a few months (and only a few thousand photos) into my trip and it was the first shot that I think I finally used my polarizing filter correctly. Unfortunately, it Continue Reading →

As Green As It Gets – Gato Verde Is Only Diesel/Electic Hybrid Sailboat Charter On West Coast

I think I found the man who stole my dreams.  Not all of my dreams, but the one where I use more renewable resources and live a good life. The man in questions is Todd Shuster, owner and skipper of Gato Verde Adventure Sailing in Bellingham, Washington.  Even Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Catching Wind

Title: Catching Wind Location: Bellingham Bay, Whatcom County, Washington, USA Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to purchase this photo or license it? Email me. If you’re looking for other great travel photos, check out Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday. Subscribe to Photo Of The Day: Enter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – On A Boat

Title: On A Boat Location: Bellingham Bay, Bellingham, Washington, USA Description: Oh, I know the whole “I’m on a boat” thing is old and beaten by now, but sometimes I still like it.  In this case, we were out on a sail courtesy of Gato Verde Adventure Sailing Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Over Semiahmoo Bay

Title: Sunset Over Semiahmoo Bay Location: Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA, USA (But just about Canada, check a map!) ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm (Equiv 480mm) Cropped Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture f/9.0 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you Continue Reading →