Photo Of The Day – Boeing’s Dreamlifter Broken Apart + 6 More

Title: Boeing’s Dreamlifter Location: Paine Field, Everett, Snohomish County, Washington, USA, North America (47°55’17” N 122°17’22” W) Description: The Boeing DreamLifter is a modified Boeing 747 that use used to haul parts for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to facilities in Everett, Washington. It cracks open at the rear (hold your Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Langley In The Morning From The Air + 1 More

Title: Langley In The Morning From The Air Location: Saratoga Passage, Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America (48°2’15” N 122°23’56” W) Description: The sun was just cresting the Cascade Mountains when I turned my drone in the opposite direction and shot 15 individual images to be combined into the one you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Basalt Columns Like The Waves

Title: Basalt Columns Like The Waves Location: Alaska, USA, North America ( 87° 1’27.56″W 20°22’12.52″N) Description: Located on the outer reaches of Southeast Alaska, the basalt columns here, while not formed by the waves, certainly feel a need to emulate them. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark Lens Canon 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Classic Crater Lake Panorama

Title: Classic Crater Lake Panorama Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America (42°54’39” N 122°8’31” W) Description: Can you spot the studious girl in the photo? ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/200 Altitude 7079′ Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wind Through The Trees

Title: Wind Through The Trees Location: Crater Lake National Park, Oregon, USA, North America, Earth (42°54’44” N 122°8’48” W) Description: A different take on Crater Lake National Park. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Mark II Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/36 Shutter Speed 1/6 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Unnamed Falls On Boulder River

Title: Unnamed Falls On Boulder River Location: Boulder River Wilderness, Cascade Mountains, Washington, USA, North America Description: These falls are found along one of my favorite hikes in the Washington Cascade Mountains. I have visited the Boulder River probably a dozen times and camped solo at the end 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 – 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 – Dark and Light Dunes

Title: Dark and Light Dunes Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: The Magical Hour was magical indeed on this day. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 488′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Smoothness of the Desert

Title: The Smoothness of the Desert Location: Algodones Dunes, California, USA, North America Description: This time of year I can imagine these pristine appearing dunes to be covered with ATVs and all kinds of tracks. And that’s okay with me. I realize some of our lands need to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands

Title: Float Plane Over Southeast Alaskan Islands Location: Flying over Prince of Wales Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Getting lucky in photography helps, as was the case on my flight from Ketchikan to an assignment with Waterfall Resort in Southweast Alaska. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: 35,000′ over Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: As drones are forbidden in National Parks, this was as close as I could get for an aerial shot. No matter how many times I fly over it, it still amazes me. ———————- Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Algodones Dunes

Today’s Photo Of The Day is a little different. It’s a bunch of photos. My friend Alex Kunz, also a photographer, pointed out a little place known as the Algodones Dunes in Southern California as a great place for photos. This was about a year ago. He lamented, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – She’s A Big One

Title: She’s A Big One Location: Everett, Washington, USA, North America Description: The Dreamlifter was created by Boeing specifically to carry parts (often wings and other big things) from around the globe to the 787 Dreamliner assembly facility in Everett, Washington. It was crafted from a 747 body Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds

Title: Mt. St. Helens With Clearing Clouds Location: Mount Saint Helens National Volcanic Monument, Washington, USA, North America ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 50 Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/500 Altitude 4,314′ For a while I am going to ask for your Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Double Breach

Title: Double Breach Location: Off of Admiralty Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: We got lucky. But it seems to happen often when in Alaska. This shot of two breaching whales, one already making a huge splash and the other just moments away from landing, was taken aboard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cormorants And Gulls

Title: Cormorants And Gulls Location: Off of Baker Island, Alaska, USA, North America Description: I love that the new Canon 7D Mark II has GPS built in. It drains the batteries faster but there are times when that is okay. Like when you are in a boat and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Passing Train

Title: Lake Tahoe’s South Shore Location: Across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon, USA, North America Description: Nothing but color blur. ———————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 400 Focal Length 28mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/30 Altitude 160′ For a while I am going Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Out Of The Ferry

Title: Inside Out Of The Ferry Location: Between Mukilteo and Clinton, Washington, USA, North America Description: For the tech minded out there, I recently switched to a new Canon 7D Mark II from my old Canon 7D (which is now a nice backup and wide angle camera as 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 – Reflective Mount Rainier

Title: Reflective Mount Rainier Location: Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA, North America Description: This shot is one of the easiest for you to take yourself, when visiting the park. It’s right off the road at Reflection Lakes and you have to walk all of seven feet from Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon

Title: Bald Eagle In Front Of Raising Full Moon ?? Location: Clinton, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: Some days you just get lucky, even when you plan.  I had planned this shot using The Photographer’s Ephemeris to pick a good location and time for the full moon rising over Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Backflopping Humpback Whale

Title: Backflopping Humpback Whale Location: Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description:While the pretty glaciers and mountains have their draw, for me the joy of an UnCruise sailing in Alaska is whales and more whales. And the (legally) close proximity we enjoy.

Photo Of The Day – Off Season

Title: Off Season Location: Snowmass, Colorado, USA, North America Description: When the rivers aren’t running, the booties have to go somewhere. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Tamron 18-270mm ISO 800 Focal Length 21mm Aperture f/11 Shutter Speed 1/40 Altitude unknwown Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cholla Cactus At Sunset

Title: Cholla Cactus At Sunset Location: Joshua Tree National Park, California, USA, North America Description: When there are no clouds in the sky to make a dramatic desert sunset, what do you do? Find the fuzzy looking “Teddy Bear Cactus” and use the sun. Like the photo? Join Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping

Title: Frozen Lake Snowshoe Camping Location: Steven’s Pass area, Washington Cascades, USA Description: Much like yesterday’s idyllic sunset, this scene sure looks nice, doesn’t it? Warm looking tent, no people for miles, a soft hush to the forest as a storm clears. What’s missing is the bitter, unrelenting Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Idyllic Sunset

Title: Idyllic Sunset Location: Semiahmoo, Blaine, Washington, USA (but what you see in the picture is British Columbia, Canada) Description: It was idyllic sunset that tore me away from the scrumptuous dinner at Semiahoo Resort on a press trip many years ago. Like the photo? Join the club. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Icy Strait Symmetry

Title: Icy Strait Symmetry Location: Icy Strait, Inside Passage, Alaska, USA, North America Description: Taken while on assignment with UnCruise Adventures, a humpback whale heads under our ship so close I can seemingly reach a hand and touch it. While this image was shot with my standard 28-300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ferry And Almost Full Moon

Do you notice anything different about this post? Compared to most Photo Of The Day posts, this one is a bit lacking. That is because I am human. For regular readers I apologize for the great gaps in these posts because I know a fair number of you 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Yosemite Valley Aerial

Title: Yosemite Valley Aerial Location: Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America Description: Taken from an Alaska Air flight that thankfully was further West of the park than normal. I love when the weather cooperates and never grow tired of this view, no matter how many times I Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still

Title: Heron And Rainier Very, Very Still Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I was out playing at a local beach with a camera that was new to me. I wanted to push it a little and I also wanted to try that Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker After Sunset – Panorama

Title: Mt. Baker After Sunset Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA Description: It took until nearly before sunset, but having the mountain come out was worth the wait. Mt. Baker is a favorite of mine. It’s more often seen from Canada than the US it seems, as Continue Reading →