Photo Of The Day – Mani Stones On The Trail

Title: Mani Stones On The Trail Location: Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°48’14” N 86°42’24” E) Description: Written on the rocks, over and over, Om Mani Padme Hum. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 320 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec Altitude 11,502′ Photograph Continue Reading →

Photo Gallery Of The Day – Nepali Still Life

Title: Nepali Still Life Location: All over Nepal Description: If you can’t see the images, click on the title text above to be taken to the website. Or click here. Various and random images of still life from Nepal. Some small, some large. Photograph Copyright 2017 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kathmandu Sunset #5

Title: Kathmandu Sunset #5 Location: Dharahara Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia (27°42’2.02″N  85°18’42.86″E) Description: Destroyed in the earthquake of 2015, Dharahara Tower was the tallest building in Kathmandu at the time. It had survived a number of previous earthquakes (one of which removed two stories at its top) but ultimately fell Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn + 5 More

Title: Swayambhunath Shadows Before Dawn Location: Swayambhunath Temple, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia  (27°42’53” N 85°17’25” E) Description: Before the sun comes up, the shadows of Swayambhunath Stupa can be seen on low clouds over Kathmandu Valley. As this was shot with a fisheye lens, those are actually shadows of the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Dingboche + 4 More

Title: Stars Over Dingboche Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°53’38” N 86°49’51” E) Description: Night photography in the Himalayas can be very special because of the clearness of the atmosphere. It’s my “Most stars I’ve ever seen in my life” place. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu In Evening Light + 3 More

Title: Cho Oyu In Evening Light Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and like Mt. Everest, it straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. It’s also more stark as it stands alone from the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Panorama From Mong La

Title: Morning Panorama From Mong La Location: Mong La, Khumbu Region, Nepal ( 27°50’21” N 86°44’8″ E) Description: Welcome to a new year! I’ve been lax with the updates on this site and I’m looking to turn that around. I have a ton of unpublished, pretty photos just sitting on hard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Kathmandu Chaos

Title: Kathmandu Chaos Location: Kathamandu, Nepal, Asia ( 27°42’13” N 85°18’50” E) Description: I’m missing Nepal just a little today but not the congestion. This image was shot during a photo tour I led in 2013 from a road overpass. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepal’s High Places

Title: Nepal’s High Places Location: Khumjung, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°49’30” N 86°43’12” E) Description: Missing the high places today. ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 190mm Aperture f/7.1 Shutter Speed 1/800 Altitude 12,532.1′ Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Namche

Title: Deserted Namche Location: Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Up before the crowds,  tour of Namche has a totally different feel. The streets are wider and the calm of the mountains fills a chill air. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Photography.  

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu, Front And Center

Title: Cho Oyu, Front And Center Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia Description: For my money, I’d rather stare at Cho Oyu from this vantage point than at most of the views of Mt. Everest. They both stradle the Nepal/Tibet border and they are both tall Continue Reading →

Thank You To Sherpa Adventure Gear For This Nepal Earthquake Aid Report

Disaster happens and we react. Then we tend to forget about it if it is not in our backyard. Such is the case with the Nepal earthquake and aftershocks in April and May of this year. I’ve been curious how releif efforts have been going. And how, specifically, 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 – Afternoon Chat

Title: Afternoon Chat     Location: Durbar Square, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: It was a calm spot out of the way. Around the corner there was, I kid you not, a Kathmandu police bad playing YMCA to a packed crowd. But these two gentlemen found themselves a quiet spot Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Working Out Body, Mind, Soul

Title: Working Out Body, Mind, Soul   Location: Swayambhanath Stupa, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Before the sun comes up a crowd starts to gather at Swayambunath Stupa in Kathmandu. Situated on a steep hill overlook the vast city and valley, the path to the top makes for a great Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – High Above The Dudh Kosi

Title: High Above The Dudh Kosi   Location: Below Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, gains its color from the high amounts of glacial silt mixing with the fresh waters from high up in the Himalayas. The suspension bridge seen above was Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Buddha On The Mountain

Title: Buddha On The Mountain   Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: At 17,500′ above sea level, this is surely one of the highest Buddhas in the world. Gokyo Ri is what’s known as a trekker’s peak; a summit that doesn’t require mountaineering skills to obtain. It’s Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wandering Above The Glacier

Title: Wandering Above The Glacier Location: Above Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two trekkers wander above the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s largest. It is the part on the left that looks like a gravel pit. This is because it is receding, a process that is hastened by the accumulation Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha

Title: Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha Location: Above Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A sacred Sherpa mountain high in the Himalayas, believed to the be the home of a powerful god, Khumbila (or Khumbila) has never been climbed. ———————- For a while I am going to post my images of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Boudhanath Stupa Under Blue Skies

Title: Boudhanath Stupa Under Blue Skies Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: In need of a regular cleaning most likely after an occasion called for draping the sides of the Buddhist Stupa with garlands of marigolds, Boudhanath is a social hotspot, attracting those young and old for religious as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Chorten That Was

Title: The Chorten That Was Location: Above Syangboche Airstrip, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia Description: What you see above is a stupa (chorten) that once was. This is the view looking Northwest with Mt. Everest in the far distance just off the shoulder of the stupa and Taboche the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Colorful Nepali Hillside

Title: Colorful Nepali Hillside Location: Above Dole, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia ———————- For a while I am going to post my images of Nepal and ask for you assistance in helping those in the country rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moon Over Mong La

Title: Moon Over Mong La Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia Description: As a photographer I find it hard to decide to plan a trip to the Himalayas to coincide with a new moon or a full moon. The new moon gives the blackest nights and an Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Market At Tyora Temple

Title: Night Market At Tyora Temple Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: The markets that spring up at night are both a bonanza and a curse for traveling photographers. The colors are bright and there is constant movement. But the lights are also poor quality and a mix of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ama Dablam and Stupa

Title: Ama Dablam and Stupa Location: The trail to Pengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: I miss life on the trail for its simplicity. For most of us that simplicity comes from putting all our other obligations on hold, and it is temporary. But that’s okay, because for just Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A View Of Kathmandu That No Longer Exists – How You Can Help

Title: A View Of Kathmandu That No Longer Exists Location: Dharahara Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: This view no longer exists. It was shot from the top of the Dharahara Tower during a beautiful sunset in 2011. Less than two weeks ago the tower collapsed during the 7.9 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The View From Basecamp

Title: The View From Basecamp Location: Above Mende, Solukhumbu, Himalayas, Nepal, Aisa Description: Back in 2010 I spent a few weeks trying to climb a peak called Kyajo Ri in Nepal. It is not popular; we saw only two other people in our basecamp during two weeks. Our Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Tiny Photographer

Title: The Tiny Photographer   Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Himalayas, Nepal, Aisa Description: Against the sixth tallest mountain in the world, even a large lens can seem so small.  Like the photo? Join the club. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Prints of this image are Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Trekking In Nepal

Title: Trekking in Nepal Location:  Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two porters carry a load up toward the base camp for Mount Everest (not pictured) in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 85mm Continue Reading →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Candle Light

With yesterday’s topic being Shoot In Mid-Day Sun, let’s tone things down and go the opposite direction for today’s experiment. Candles have been around for centuries and they have been providing the light by which we see the world at night for just as long. Many starting photographers Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumjung And The Himalayas

Title: Khumjung And The Himalayas Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A good way to play down the less than optimal atmospheric conditions is to switch over to black and white. I love the punch it gives this image of one of my favorite town in the Khumbu.

Photo Of The Day – Water Delivery

Title: Water Delivery Location: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Clean water for residence is not always the easiest to come by. Most houses have some running water, but when the water shuts off, as is sometimes the case, delivery is your best bet. And delivery usually means a Continue Reading →