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 – Mong La Morning Panorama

Title: Mong La Morning Panorama Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: This image is stitched together from 117 images shot just as the sun was breaking over the Himalayas in Nepal. Click on the image for a larger version. Shot in HDR to compensate for the extremes between Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Olallie Lake Panorama

Title: Olallie Lake Panorama Location: Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been playing with the new Panorama Stitching feature in Adobe Lightroom and while the program is far more lightweight than my normal tool of choice (Kolor’s AutoPano Giga) it does the job well when things Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Juniper And The Setting Sun

Title: Juniper And The Setting Sun Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Nikon 800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm ISO 100 Focal Length 16mm Aperture f/22 Shutter Speed 1/8 Altitude unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing Continue Reading →

2015 Calendars Are Ready!

I’m happy to announce this year I am releasing not one, not two, but seven different 2015 wall calendars! And because of price drops, all calendars are just $15 (+S&H). The subjects of each calendar are : US National Parks Sunrise & Sunset Himalayas in Color Himalayas in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Serengeti Sunset

Title: Serengeti Sunset Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: Getting the shot sometimes means speaking up. In this case, we had been driving with our guide and driver for a few days and they knew I was on the trip not only to share it with my Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra

   Title: Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra Location: Petra, Jordan (30°19’20” N 35°27’6″ E) Description: The Treasury At Petra is one of the most widely recognized images from the country of Jordan, thanks in no small part to the film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert

 Title: Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Jordan Location: Aqaba, Jordan, Middle East (29°37’32” N  35°28’59” E) Description: One of the most easily accessible and dramatic landscapes in Jordan is Wadi Rum. No special expertise is needed to reach the desert other than a car and once there, 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 – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Beauty In The Desolation

Title: Beauty In The Desolation Location: Oman, Asia Description: Oman is a little of what Westerners might expect; dry, hot and some areas quite remote. While the Al Hajar Mountains receive little rain, there are palm trees and grasses in the valleys between the hills where enough water flows Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Harsh Country Sunset

Title: Harsh Country Sunset Location: New South Wales, Australia Description: The sun wasn’t cooperating for a ‘pretty’ Australian sunset as I made my way around the countryside in New South Wales, Australia. I was honestly lost when I stopped to take this photo, trying to find my way to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Four Guardsmen

Title: The Four Guardsmen Location: Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America Description: The Four Guardsmen are giant sequoia trees along the main road leading into the Sequoia National Park in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains. The problem with photographing these trees is showing their massive size as they Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Twin Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Rise Over 200′ Above The Forest Floor

Title: Twin Giant Sequoias (Sequoiadendron giganteum) Rise Over 200′ Above The Forest Floor Location: Sequoia National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Known by various names (giant sequoia, giant redwood, Sierra redwood, etc…) a pair of sequoias grows in a grove that contains the largest tree in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mount Hood Looking Good

Title: Mount Hood Looking Good Location: Oregon, USA, North America Description: Mt. Hood, as seen along the freeway leading right to the base of the mountain. Located just outside of Portland, Oregon, this stunning mountain makes for an easy photography target. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset And The Olympics

Title: Sunset And The Olympics Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Just another beautiful sunset as viewed from Whidbey Island. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 400 Focal Length 235mm   Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For 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 – Fireball Sunset

Title: Fireball Sunset Location: Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: The sun setting over the Pacific Ocean last night from Palos Verdes, California. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm   Click HERE to purchase this 11? Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags At Sunrise

Title: Prayer Flags At Sunrise Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Buddhist prayer flags fly above the high ground between Pheriche and Dingboche as the sun tops the distant Himalayas of Nepal. 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 – Sunset And The Cliffs

Title: Sunset And The Cliffs Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: From the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, the sun cuts dramatic shapes around cliffs and buttes before setting across the horizon. This viewpoint is a short walk at the end of 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 – 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 – Hovering

Title: Hovering Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: A hawk hovers over the hills of Orange County, California, during sunset. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 200 Focal Length 300mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Mesa Arch is lit from light bouncing off the cliff face below it. A unique phenomena, this daily event (weather permitting) always draws a crowd of photographers. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Orange County Sunset Panorama

Title: Orange County Sunset Panorama Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: The hills over Orange County, California, are a wonderful location to capture beautiful sunsets, especially when clouds roll in off the Pacific Ocean. Panorama stitched from 20 individual images. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Title: Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 8-15mm Shutter Speed 1/10 Aperture f/20 ISO 100 Focal Length 8mm Click HERE to purchase Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise

    Title: Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch stands basking in morning sun as nary a soul is to be found at this normally crowded and popular landmark. Early morning, while not the ‘perfect’ time to catch 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 – In A Two Horse Open Sleigh

Title: In A Two Horse Open Sleigh Location: Lukla, Nepal, Asia Description: Riding along the shore of Lake Louise in Alberta, Canada, in a two horse open sleigh is a fabulous way to see the beauty of this winter wonderland. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – After And Before Sunset

Title: After And Before Sunset Location: 17,000′, California Coast, USA, North America Description: An anomaly of being in the right place at the right time; the sun has set below the clouds at approximately 12,000′ but has not set past the horizon. The result is yellow layer above Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Another World

Title: Another World Location: California, USA, North America Description: Flying above the deserts between LA and Salt Lake City, a solar power station looks like an alien outpost from 30,000′. Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print at my Etsy Store. Use code 10POTD to receive Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Difference Between Night And Day

Title: The Difference Between Night And Day Location: Mauna Lani Bay, Hawaii, The Big Island, Hawaii, USA, North Pacific Ocean Description: On our last night of a press trip to Hawaii, The Big Island, the skies had cleared and the Milky Way was bright and showing off. I Continue Reading →