Photo Of The Day – Sky, Trees in Abstraction

Title: Sky, Trees in Abstraction Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, California, USA, North America (34°2’59” N 118°45’12” W) Description: I fear I am back on an abstract photo kick. Maybe I don’t fear it, but I fear for you. 🙂 Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Feeling Abstract

Title: Feeling Abstract Location: Sea of Cortes, Baja California Sur, Mexico, North America Description: A friend mentioned liking abstract photos so I gathered a bunch of mine into a gallery on my photo site. A lot of these, including the image above, are greatly edited to give a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – On The Dais At The Taj Mahal

   Title: On The Dais At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia (27°10’28” N  78°2’33” E) Description: A close up the Taj Mahal from the dais surrounding the main tomb. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/4000 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking Up In The Rinpung Dzong

Title: Looking Up In The Rinpung Dzong Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia (27°25’35” N  89°25’22” E) Description: Fisheye lens photography lends itself naturally to tight areas with subjects all around. In this case, the image is taken looking up at the temple inside the Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. Dzongs Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain

Title: Khumbi Yul Lha – Sacred Sherpa Mountain, Nepal Location: Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal Description: Reflected in a the eddy of a nearly frozen stream on the bed of a hanging valley at 14,500′, Khumbi Yul Lha stands gracefully against the stark, blue sky. The mountain is sacred to Continue Reading →

Traveling Through Colors: Blue

There are beautiful blue skies in California today and maybe that’s why so many of the images in this post are of the gorgeous skies contained therein. Whatever the case, enjoy this trip around the world with the color blue. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions 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 – Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA

Title: Inactive Fumarole, Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA Location: Hawai’i, Hawai’ian Islands, USA, Pacific Ocean Description: A seemingly endless vent, or fumarole, that once allowed hot gas and steam to escape from rivers and lakes of molten magma below no lies dormant in the basaltic landscape of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light

Title: The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Timing is everything with the Taj Mahal. Arrive early, before sunrise, and wait for the right light. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Click Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Canyonlands Gooseneck Bend 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”. The image is 118MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Taj Mahal High Resolution 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”. The image is 102MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Larger Than The Taj Mahal

Title: Larger Than The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Description: While the Taj Mahal is a magnificent feat in architecture, engineering, art and construction, I was struck with how small it can appear at times. Up close it is grand against the backdrop of Agra. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Soaring Clouds

Title: Soaring Clouds Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A single cloud swirls into the shape of a raptor above Dark Angel and other rock formations in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-25mm L Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 50 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand Canyon From The Sky

Title: Grand Canyon From The Sky Location: Arizona, USA, North America Description: The Grand Canyon stretches North beneath a clear Arizona sky. Camera Canon Powershot SD630 Lens —- Shutter Speed 1/1250 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 82 Focal Length 5.8mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print at Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Puzzle Pieces

Title: Puzzle Pieces Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Often when I explore the Colorado Plateau region of Southern Utah, I am struck by how the eroded land seems to be something of a jigsaw puzzle. The trick is to keep moving around the rocks, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just After Sunset

Title: Just After Sunset Location: Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Magic happens after the sun has passed the horizon, if you take the time to look the other way. Often, just after the sun has set, the shadow of the Earth can Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Over Canyonlands National Park

Title: Sunset Over Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Watching the sun set from the rim of Canyonlands National Park, overlooking the Green River, is a calm time. The slowness of the landscape seeps in and we realize just how little time Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Keeping Watch, Essaouira, Morocco

Title: Keeping Watch, Essaouira, Morocco Location: Essaouira, Morocco, Africa Description: An old fort still keeps watch over the sea in the relaxing Atlantic Coast town. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Non Commercial Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Nepal, Bhutan, India or Alaska 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 – 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 – Colorado River Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simple 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, right click and choose “Fullscreen”. Have fun! Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rock, Ice, Sky

Title: Rock, Ice, Sky Location: Near Dingboche, Nepal Description: Well above treeline, nothing exists but rock, ice and sky (and some very hearty lichen) Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Nepal in 2012? Email me for more information 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 – The Moon And The Glow

Title: The Moon And The Glow Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA Description: Just after sunset, as the color bled from the sky, the moon started its shift as the brightest light in the sky. But for a while, there was balance. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon Continue Reading →

Photo 0f The Day – Less Is More, Sunset

Title: Less Is More, Sunset Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA Description: Faced with yet another gorgeous, but photographically challenging, sunset over the Pacific Ocean last week, I decided to accent the massiveness of the sky in this shot winter shot. Shot with a Canon 7D, Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mountain Layers

Title: Mountain Layers Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: This photo was taken during my last photo workshop on Whidbey Island. We had set up on one of gun emplacements at Fort Casey State Park waiting for the sun to set. While the sunset itself was Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Snow And Sky

Title: Snow And Sky Location: Himalayas, Nepal Description: 14,800′ up in the the Himalayas there is often little more to do than take pictures of mountains much taller than you and soak it all in. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Interested in photographing the Himalayas? Join me this Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Some Buildings Want To Blend In

Title: Some Buildings Want To Blend In Location: Bellevue, Washington, USA, North America Description: This building, all steel and glass (except those few trees near the top), is trying its hardest to blend into the cloudy sky behind it. Shot with a Lensbaby Composer from BorrowLenses.com. Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand Teton National Park

Title: Grand Teton National Park Location: Wyoming, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, Portland, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just A Cup

Title: Just A Cup Location: Pennsylvania, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, Continue Reading →