Photo Of The Day – Wide View Of Petra’s Treasury

Title: Wide View Of Petra’s Treasury Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: This wide viewis not often seen when looking up images of Petra’s Treasury. When I started researching my trip to the country in 2012 I was hard-pressed to find an image of what was behind all those Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking In Wadi Mujib

Title: Looking In Wadi Mujib Location: Wadi Mujib Biosphere Reserve, Jordan (31°27’58” N  35°34’40” E) Description: This is a place I want to explore more. And to think it goes on for MILES like this. Unfortunately Sabrina wasn’t able to join us so we made it a short Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers Of Wadi Rum

Title: Layers of Wadi Rum Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan  (29°37’31” N  35°30’1″ E) Description: Shot in the beautifully picturesque desert of Wadi Rum in Jordan, this shot is part of my 2015 calendar called Layers. Find it and six other calendars here. Like the photo? Join the club. 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 – Wadi Rum At Sunset

Title: Wadi Rum At Sunset Location: Wadi Rum, Aqaba, Jordan Description: With a quick scramble up an exposed rock face, Sabrina and I were able to catch the fleeting sunset light and beautiful colors of Wadi Rum, Jordan’s largest valley. This image is included in A World of Continue Reading →

A World Of Panoramas Now Available With Pre-Sale Discount & Bonus Item

A World of Panoramas I am excited to announce the pre-sale of my upcoming photobook A World of Panoramas. This book is a compilation of images crafted over the past nine years from images shot on five continents and is a favorite subject matter of mine. The panoramic Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Desert Minaret

Title: Desert Minaret Location: Haddis, Al Batinah North, Oman, Arabian Peninsula, Asia (23°11’12” N  57°37’20” E) Description: One fact I learned quickly in traveling through Oman, the minarets are usually quite colorful and unique. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 110mm Aperture f/8 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hole In The Ceiling Of Al Karak Castle

   Title: Hole In The Ceiling Of Al Karak Castle Location: Karak, Jordan (32°18’40” N 35°44’6″ E) Description: Sabrina stares up at a hole, intentional or not, in the ceiling of Karak Castle. Even when the temperature was over 100F outside, areas of the castle were nice in 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 – What’s In That Slot Canyon?

Title: What’s In That Slot Canyon? Location: Al B??inah Region, Oman, Middle East (23°12’33” N  57°23’28” E) Description: In the Al Hajar Mountains of Oman are a number of slot canyons carved into the ancient rock. This monolith caught my eye not only for the swirl of rock forming Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea

Title: Roadside Stand Along The Dead Sea Location: Dead Sea, Jordan, Middle East (31°35’54” N  35°33’39” E) Description: A roadside stand just above the Dead Sea sells the basics for locals and tourists alike. Officially the lowest point on the face of the Earth, the Dead Sea has 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 →

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 →

Air Travel Amazes Me

To say air travel amazes me is like saying the Pope is kind of Catholic. Have you ever considered what it takes to get a plane off the ground or why it flies? Have you thought about how easy it is to get from Point A to Point Continue Reading →

Show Me Something New And Honest, Like Garbage

I am a positive guy and that often makes me guilty of one of the softer crimes in travel writing and photography; only showing the good stuff. The happy stuff. The pretty stuff. You know, like this: Ahhhh…Mt. Hood reflected in Trillium Lake, just 45 minutes from downtown 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 – The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan

Title: The Treasury (Al Khazneh) In Petra Light By Hundreds Of Candles Under A Canopy Of Stars, Petra, Jordan Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: A few nights each week the Treasury at Petra is the scene of a wonderful ceremony with local storytelling, folk music and reverence as Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Omani Desert 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 47MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building, High Resolution 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 107MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury At Night

Title: The Treasury At Night Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The Treasury at Petra, Jordan, is a beautiful structure as seen from the inside out in this unique image shot during the Petra By Night ceremony. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 30 seconds Aperture 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 – Lighting The Path

Title: Lighting The Path Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The way into Petra, Jordan, is lit on various nights during a special program hosted by the local Bedouins who reside in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Siq is a narrow path through sandstone cliffs reaching Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light

Title: The Treasury At Petra By Candle Light Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The Treasury at Petra takes on a surreal feel when lit by the candles in hundreds of luminaries during the Petra By Night program held at the UNESCO World Heritage Site. More than just a Continue Reading →

Worldwide Sunrises And Sunsets Calendar Now Available

My next calendar with images from around the world is now available for sale. Going with an ever popular theme, Worldwide Sunrise And Sunsets takes you on a journey around the world every month with images from Jordan, Nepal, India, UAE, Mexico, Tanzania, Canada and the USA. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Roman Road, Jerash, Jordan

Title: Ancient Roman Road, Jerash, Jordan Location: Jerash, Jordan Description: I’m not much of a historian, but I do love to learn. This is much history in Jordan and it amazed me how complete some of it is. The Roman ruins, complete with two amphitheaters and a temple Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Layers, Oman II

Title: Layers, Oman II Location: Oman Description: Sometimes I am tempted toward embellishing the image I see into what I want to see. In this case, after experimenting with a black and white version, I settled on the original color version. I have not added sepia tone, that Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wadi Rum

Title: Wadi Rum Location: Wadi Rum, Jordan Description: Tracks of humans, camels and cars intermingle in Wadi Rum, an area where nomadic life is still alive. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm (16mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Into The Sunset

Title: Into The Sunset Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 100 Focal Length 135mm (216mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in Continue Reading →