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 – Very Seattle

Title: Very Seattle Location: Elliot Bay, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Washington State Ferry Tacoma sails past the Space Needle on its way to dock in Seattle. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens 28-300mm ISO 400 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed 1/3200 Altitude Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Falling To The Sea

Title: Falling To The Sea Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Catching falling ice ain’t easy. ——————- Camera Canon 10D Lens 50mm ISO 400 Focal Length 130mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude Almost sea level Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea

Title: Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea Location: Dead Sea, Jordan, Middle East (31°35’54” N  35°33’39” E) Description: A roadside stand just above the Dead Sea sells the basics for locals and tourists alike. Officially the lowest point on the face of the Earth, the Dead Sea has 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 – 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 →

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 – 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 →

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 →

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 – 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 – 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 – Irish Sunset

Title: Irish Sunset Location: Dingle Peninsula, Ireland, Europe Description: Along the Dingle Peninsula of Ireland is a rocky shore where the road simply ends. One warning sign is all you see before the sea starts and land ends. It feels like the end of the world as the 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 – Lamplugh Glacier Up Close

Title: Lamplugh Glacier Close Up Location: Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Lamplugh Glacier is a magnificent tidewater glacier located in the Northern region of Glacier Bay National Park. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM II Shutter Speed 1/800 Aperture f/5 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers, Israel

Title: Layers, Israel Location: Shot from Aqaba , Jordan of Eilat, Israel MAP Description: The far Northern end of the Red Sea is a very important shipping location for Jordan as it is their only port. Across the way, the hills of Israel rise above a lone crane 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.

Photo Of The Day – Point Vincente Lighthouse

Title: Point Vincente Lighthouse Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA Description: Last night’s photo from California is Point Vicente Lighthouse. Saturation was bumped and I actually took out four lights on the ground that were distracting which, for me, is more manipulation than I normally handle.   I waited until Continue Reading →

Weekly 50% Off Photo – Living By The Sea

Title: Living By The Sea Location: Dingle Peninsula, Ireland, Europe Description: The Dingle Peninsula juts towards the open Atlantic Ocean as the furthest point West in Europe, battered by high seas and frequent storms. The homes are built to withstand the harsh weather and stone walls have stood Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cross and Cruise Ship – JoAnna Haugen

Title: Cross and Cruise Ship Location: Huatulco, Mexico, North America Description:This photo was taken in Huatulco, Mexico. What really struck me were the two contrasting features of the photo: The cross, which sat outside a small church, and the cruise ship, which had pulled into port not long Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rio Beach – Sherry Ott

Title: Rio Beach Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, South America Description: An early morning stroll on Leblon beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil provided a unique scene – pure calm. Rio beaches have the most active and energetic culture around the world; rarely do you find beaches empty. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Riviera Maya Dock

Title: Riviera Maya Dock Description: Before heading out for a morning of snorkeling, this dock was begging for some relaxing meditation.  Or maybe a margarita. Location: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Kayaking

Title: Sunset Kayaking Description: A fishing kayaker returns to port after an afternoon off the shore of Woody Head. Location: Bundjalun National Park, New South Wales, Australia Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be licensed for use And Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tulum And The Caribbean

Click On Image For Larger Version Title: Tulum And The Caribbean Description: The dramatic location of Tulum along the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula always makes for great photography.  Yes, the water really is that color. Location: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →