Video Of The Day – Saratoga Woods Sunshine And Rain + 4 More

Title: Saratoga Woods Sunshine And Rain Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America (48° 3’33.23″N 122°27’28.64″W) Description: The forest felt refreshing today. Rains over night and general dampness meant my shorts and down jacket got a little soaked, but it also provided me with the view above. Continue Reading →

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 – 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 – Nature’s Fingerprints

Title: Nature’s Fingerprints Location: Saratoga Woods, Whidbey Island, Washington, United States, North America (48°3’20” N 122°27’39” W) Description: Cold temperatures are gripping the Puget Sound, crafting interesting patterns as they freeze the ground and all that is on it. For an even cooler example of what the temperatures can do, 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 – The Centaur Of Whidbey Island

Title: The Centaur Of Whidbey Island Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been looking at a LOT of panorama images lately and needed a break. And thus, a photo of a centaur on Whidbey Island. It might even be real (but it’s not). ———————- I Continue Reading →

Photos Of The Day – Four Images, 32 Hours Apart

Title: Four Images, 32 Hours Apart Location: Langley, Washington, USA, North America Description: Today’s Photo Of The Day is a little different. I often drive by the same place in my weekly travels and I’m often bored with the scene. You know how it goes? Same old, same Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Evening At Double Bluff Beach

Title:  Evening At Double Bluff Beach Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island ,Washington, USA, North America Description: I’ve been to this beach probably a hundred times over the last 10 years and each time, it’s a little different. The usually cooperates in some different way. Here, there is no grand sunset, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Crazy Waves

Title: Crazy Waves Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description:With winds topping 30kts, wind waves are swept across Puget Sound and create a frothy chaos. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed .8 seconds Aperture f/16 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm   Photograph Copyright Peter 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 – Fire Off The Stern

Title: Fire Off The Stern Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets behind Whidbey Island, Washington high clouds put on a display from the stern railing of a Washington State Ferry. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/40 Aperture f/6.3 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – M/V Kittitas

Title: M/V Kittitas Description: The Washington State Ferry Kittitas passes Hat Island on the way to Mukilteo, Washington. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in 2013? I teach workshops and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pastoral Scene

Title: Pastoral Scene Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: As the sun sets, long shadows take over a farm near Freeland, Washington. Camera Pentax 645D Lens Pentax FA 645 55mm f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/80 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 55mm (43mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Being A Kid During Summer

Title: Being A Kid During Summer Location: Maxwelton Beach, Washington, USA, North America Description: Life is simple when you’re a kid. Jump over wave. Wait for next wave. Jump over wave. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/13 ISO 100 Focal Length 17mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Under The Weather

Title: Under The Weather Location: Puget Sound, Washington, USA Description: Whidbey Island is buried under a blanket of clouds which dumped an inch of snow in places. The storm then moved inland before crashing into the Cascade Mountains where it released another 6-12” of snow. Shot with a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Approaching Ferry II

  Title: Approaching Ferry II Location: Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: This shot was taken with a variable neutral density filter, which, like sunglasses, makes the image darker. With less light coming in, a longer shutter speed is possible, even in broad day light. This Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Coupeville And Mt. Baker

Title: Coupeville And Mt. Baker Location: Coupeville, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA, North America Description: When summer hits the Puget Sound, it looks a bit like this. Blissfully clear day two weekends ago during a photowalk around the Coupeville waterfront on Whidbey Island. Haze can be a problem at 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 – Resting Harbor Seal

Title: Resting Harbor Seal Description: This harbor seal was chilling on the beach as I was walking to get some sunset pictures. Whidbey Island, where I live, has a lot of wildlife on, over and around it but this is the first time I’ve seen a seal hanging 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 – Waves Over The Bow

Title: Waves Over The Bow Description: Wind swept waves break across the bow of the Washington State Ferry Chetzemoka on its approach to Whidbey Island on February 7th, 2011.  One run during the day was canceled due to high winds.  If you want to see the series of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nectar!!! NOM NOM NOM!!

Title: Nectar! Location: Langley, Washington, USA Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in purchasing a print or licensing this photo? Email me. Subscribe to Photo Of The Day: Enter Your E-Mail Address Subscribe in a reader [gmap width=’400px’ height=’200px’ zoom=’13’]

Photo Of The Day – Guns!! Big Ones!!

Title: Guns!! Location: Fort Casey State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings: ISO 1250 (don’t ask me why) Focal Length 28mm (45mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/800 Aperture f/16 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Description: A quick 20 minute trip up island Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ready To Launch

Title: Ready To Launch Location:  Useless Bay, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm (45mm Equiv) Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/11 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L A blustery day sees a kite surfer backing into the chop at Double Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflection Of A Heron

Title: Reflection of a Heron Location: Stop me if you’ve heard this one….Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings ISO 1250 Focal Length 300mm Shutter Speed 1/80 Aperture f/13 Exp Comp -1 2/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L While I did increase the blacks Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A Moment Before Sunset

Title: A Moment Before Sunset Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/9 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Yet another sunny evening in the Puget Sound.  This is the fourth time Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Heron And Mount Rainier

If you’re looking for other great travel photos, check out Delicious Baby’s Photo Friday! Title: Heron and Mount Rainier Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings: ISO 100 Focal Length 190mm Shutter Speed 2.5 seconds Aperture f/40 Exp Comp +1 stop Camera Canon T1i Lens Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Snow, Driftwood And Sunset

Title: Snow, Driftwood And A Sunset Location: Double Bluff Beach, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Settings ISO 250 Focal Length 16mm Shutter 1/80 Aperture f/4.5 Exp Comp -2 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens 16-35mm Phottix Filter Polarizer In Photoshop I masked the foreground and increased the brightness and contrast Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Double Bluff Beach

Title: Double Bluff Beach Location: Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Description: Photography in Washington in winter means dodging raindrops sometimes.  I got lucky and only had 15MPH+ winds while out at my local beach. I sometimes forget I live on a tourist destination! Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Buy Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kite Surfing

Title: Kite Surfers Location: Useless Bay, Whidbey Island, Washington, USA Description: When the winds pick up on Puget Sound, hearty thrill seekers head to the beach in thick wetsuits or drysuits to ride the air and waves.  While I don’t normally like the single color shot, the grayness Continue Reading →