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 – Zion Walls And Silhouette

Title: Zion Walls And Silhouette Location: Zion National Park, Utah, USA, North America (37°17’4″ N 112°56’53” W) Description: I want to go back to this park, even if the weather is not as absolutely perfect as it was this Spring. There is a lot of beauty in the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree

Title: Point Vicente Lighthouse And Palm Tree Location: Point Vicente, Rancho Palos Verdes, California, USA, North America Description: A different view from yesterday’s lighthouse photo, but still as calm. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/4.5 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 – Taktsang Palphug Monastery 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 12MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture

  Title: Ponderosa Pine Bark Texture Location: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA, North America Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 160 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

   Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America ( 38°28’8.86″N  109°44’24.25″W) Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah

  Title: Sunrise On Canyonlands National Park From Dead Horse State Park, Utah Location: Dead Horse State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Alaska Rainforest Floor

 Title: Alaska Rainforest Floor Location: Bartlett Cove, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA, North America (58°27’26” N  135°51’54” W) Description: Walking the shores of Glacier Bay National Park and getting down low brings into view a whole other world of plants. The canopy and sky overhead are reflected 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 →

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

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 – Blossoms And Plowed Field

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Blossoms And Plowed Field Location: Jakar, Bumthang, Bhutan, Asia (27°32’55” N  90°44’40” E) Description:This is one of those images I keep coming back to. I knew when I shot it I would have to crop it, and I have, plus I balanced out the distortion left Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Rainbow Eucalyptus Tree Bark

Title: Rainbow Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus deglupta) Tree Bark Location: The Big Island, Hawaii, USA (19°42’27” N  155°56’48” W) Description: What I love about digital photography is it makes the process of memory easier. In this case, I thought the photo represented here was taken in Australia. It’s an eucalyptus Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park

Title: Utah Juniper Tree On The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A small but growing juniper tree takes root in the most unlikely of places. Here the tree enjoys an excellent view of Canyonlands National Park and the Green River 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 – Mt. Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake

Title: Mt. Hood Reflected In Trillium Lake Location: Trillium Lake, Oregon, USA, USA, North America Description: Mt. Hood, the tallest peak in Oregon state, stands above Trillium Lake as a couple glides gently across the surface of the lake in their canoe. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Polaris Over Balanced Rock

Title: Polaris Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: In this 20 minute exposure taken on a night when the moon was still hanging above the Utah horizon with a pale, muted glow, Polaris, the North Star, can be seen in the far upper Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna

Title: Clouds Over Acacia Trees On The African Savanna Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Description: As the sun approaches the horizon to the West, two lone trees mimic the clouds above during our first night camping in the Serengeti. We had driven for hours along bumpy dirt roads and 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 →

Traveling Through Colors: Green

Green is a good, all-purpose, calming color and I can use some calm today. Continuing with my series to explore the world I have photographed through color, I present to you, the color Green. Hint: Click on images for much larger versions with shooting information and a slideshow. 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 – Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania

Title: Gazing leopard (Panthera pardus), Tanzania Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, Africa Description: A leopard waits out the last of the savanna’s heat just before sunset in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/500 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 100 Focal Length 285mm 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 →

View On The Forest Floor In An Alaska Rainforest

What’s lurking on the floor of an Alaskan rainforest? Plenty! For my daughter, girlfriend and I, cruising with InnerSea Discoveries in Alaska’s Inside Passage this last summer allowed more than one opportunity to take a small skiff ashore and wander in pristine temperate rainforest. Not only that, I Continue Reading →

Top 10 Photos Of 2012

My friend and fellow photographer Jim Goldstein is not only a great photographer, he invites people to share their work through his annual round-up of everyone’s best images from the previous year. I’m not one to participate in many “Best of…” lists, but it’s an honor for me 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 – 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 – Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II

Title: Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: The Milky Way dips below Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/4 ISO 3200 Focal Length 14mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Daybreak, Canyonlands National Park

Title: Daybreak, Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Looking down on the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park, Utah from Dead Horse Point State Park is like looking down through time. Eons of bedrock has been worn away by time, 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 – The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park

Title: The Colorado River And Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Layer after layer of rock is timelessly worn away by the mighty Colorado River as it enters Canyonlands National Park where it will join with the Green River on its route Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park

Title: The Edge Of Canyonlands National Park Location: Dead Horse Point State Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Shot from Dead Horse Point State Park just before the sun began lighting the thousand foot cliffs of Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado River continues to carve through eons of 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 →