Photo Of The Day – Busy Day In Port

Title: Busy Day In Port Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Lots going on in this shot of the Port of Seattle. You multiple cranes, two Coast Guard vessels (USCGC Bertholf (WMSL-750) and USCGC Mellon (WHEC-717) ), Washington State Ferries M/V Chimacum, Century Link Field where the Sounders and Seahawks play and 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 →

Good Times With A Camera – 2014 Retrospective

When looking for my favorite images of 2014 for this post, I realize most were thankfully tied into great times. Some were commercial work but the challenge was what made me smile. Let’s get to them. Starting at the end of the year first, this shot of Point Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pike Place Market And Ferry

Title: Pike Place Market And Ferry Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: On a chilly December afternoon I went down to Seattle’s Pike Place Market in hopes of capturing the sun setting behind one of the market signs. The timing and weather didn’t work out for that Continue Reading →

Digital Creation Of The Day – Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

 Title: Seattle & Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: If you didn’t read yesterday’s post you might be wondering what the heck is going on with this image. I’m starting to play around with digital creations, beginning with taking previous or Continue Reading →

Panoramic Photos At 40% Off

With yesterday’s release of A World of Panoramas photo book I took the time to upload all the photos in the book, including a few of the bonus images only available in the digital version (releasing next week). They are now on sale on at Peter West Carey Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise

Title: Seattle And Mount Rainier Before Sunrise Location: Seattle, Washington, USA Description: A panorama created from over 15 images while waiting for the sun to rise. This image is included in A World of Panoramas, now available for pre-order. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax 55mm ISO 100 Focal 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 →

31+ Days To Better Photography – An Example Of Why You Might Want To Use A Polarizing Filter At Sunrise In Seattle

While shooting the sunrise on a gorgeous Puget Sound morning yesterday, I was calmly reminded of the usefulness of polarizing filters, shown by extreme differences. Both of these images are completely unedited, straight out of the camera, so you can see the true difference. Without filter: With polarizing Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Seattle Great Wheel

Title: The Seattle Great Wheel Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Contrasted against a gray Monday morning, the Seattle Great Wheel carriers locals and tourists alike to a unique view of the city and Elliot Bay. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture 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 →

How I Shot And Edited The Seattle Skyline Photo

If you are wondering how I went from this: To this: Then you need to read the entire write-up at Digital Photography School. I hope it provides a valuable look behind the scenes to know that we don’t always have to use a picture exactly as it comes Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Orange Seattle

Title: Orange Seattle Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Early morning, when the sun is out, is unbeatable in Seattle. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax FA 645 55mm f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/2 second Aperture f/6.3 ISO 100 Focal Length 55mm (43mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Purple Haze

Title: Purple Haze Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Want to take this image with you on your phone? Click here while viewing this page on your mobile device. It’s free! Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/1000 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Seattle Before Sunrise

Title: Seattle Before Sunrise Location: Kerry Park, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Description: Getting up before sunrise can be a very thing on the few days Seattle has a picture perfect morning. This image for sale as a fine art print here. Want to take this image with Continue Reading →

Around Town: Seattle – The Museum Of Flight

When I was growing up I wanted to be a pilot. Before that I wanted to be a farmer. No reason for the second sentence other than I like to share. When I was growing up there was no Museum of Flight. It came into existence on the Continue Reading →

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Instruction Now Available

Howdy! I’m happy to announce that I will begin teaching Adobe Photoshop Lightoom on an individual basis this month. While I have some travel plans in the near future (Portland, OR in September) I will be further expanding to offer remote instruction over the Internet in September for Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rusty Boat

Title: Rusty Boat Location: Ballard, Washington, USA, North America Description: After our last Level 1 Photo Workshop some of the group took a walk around the piers in Ballard where a number of the Alaskan fishing fleet is based. This boat was still afloat all the way from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – What Remains Of My Memories

Title: What Remains Of My Memories Location: Seattle Center, Washington, USA, North America Description: This scene at Seattle Center is about all that remains of the Center as I knew it when I was a kid. The Center House is still there, but revamped. The fountain has been Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Double Bluff Panorama

Title: Double Bluff Panorama Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Description: Taken as the sun is setting behind the bluffs, this panorama stretches from the Cascade Mountains to the left, across Useless Bay and Puget Sound to the Olympic Mountains on the right. Seattle is just Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stoned Needle

Title: Stoned Needle Location: Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington, USA, North America, Northern Hemisphere, Earth, Solar System, Milky Way, Universe Description: Another shot as part of my Improve Your Photography Skills Level 2Workshop on Saturday….that one day the sun was out. In this case, I was further testing out Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – From The Beach To Seattle

Title: From The Beach To Seattle Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Rain clouds lash Seattle (that little bump on the horizon) in this view looking south from Whidbey Island. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey

Time Lapse – Mountain Rainier and Seattle At Sunrise

I still have a lot to learn about time lapse shooting. Right now it’s just a fun gadget and I already know a few things I can to improve. But on a spur of the moment idea, here is a shot of the sun bathing Mount Rainier and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Mt. Rainier And Seattle

Title: Sunrise On Mt. Rainier And Seattle Description: Taken from Useless Bay on Whidbey Island, the sun has started illuminating the flanks of 14,411′ Mount Rainier before Seattle gets its chance.  Take this morning before the winds picked up. Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking Up The Other Rainier

Title: Looking Up The Other Rainier Description: Located in downtown Seattle, the Rainier Building, with its unique curved base, is a Seattle icon not well known outside of the city. Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print Continue Reading →

The Fun-Filled Winter Of Gelato Meetup Craziness!

With the success of the Summer Gelato Meetups, Emily mentioned a desire to snarf even more gelato and was questioning her mental state.  After all, it’s winter!  Luckily I found a loophole in her reasoning.  Actually two: 1) The store, D’Ambrosio Gelato, is heated and 2) So??? So Continue Reading →

So You Want To Take Pretty Pictures?

If you have ever wanted to learn to take better photos and are a bit crunched on time or greenbacks to invest in a college course or 12 week program, I have created a couple of sizable alternatives. Improve Your Photography Skills Workshop This four hour classroom workshop Continue Reading →

Introducing The (Not So) Underground Seattle Travel Writing Mafia

Some of us write for newspapers. Some write for magazines. Others pen guidebooks or ghost write.  Almost all of us have a blog of some sort or write for one. All of us love the Puget Sound and Seattle.  All of us call this area home.  All of Continue Reading →

Vertical World Summer Slam Competition And Party

Vertical World Seattle is having their annual Summer Slam climbing competition on the 22nd of July.  I loved shooting the competition and party last year with the help of climbing partner Adrienne as my belay slave.  The competition is open to all and is a friendly, family safe Continue Reading →

The Fun-Filled Summer Of Gelato Meetup Craziness!

Take a look at the picture at right. It’s from D’Ambrosio Gelato in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle.  And it’s really the only reason I ever need to visit. After some banter back and forth on Twitter, I’m scheduling a Fun-Filled Summer Of Gelato Meetup Craziness!!!  It’s pretty Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Virginia V

Title: Virgina V Location: Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, USA Settings ISO 1250 Focal Length 16mm (25mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/2.8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 16-35mm L Moored in Lake Union, but still functional, this relic from a time gone by makes Continue Reading →