Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Palphug Monastery Panorama Exploration

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Photo Of The Day – Ancient Homes

Title: Ancient Homes Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: A maze of ancient homes covers the hills of Machu Picchu. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 50 Focal Length 275mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/160 Altitude Unknown Photograph Copyright Peter West 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 – On The Dais At The Taj Mahal

   Title: On The Dais At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia (27°10’28” N  78°2’33” E) Description: A close up the Taj Mahal from the dais surrounding the main tomb. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/4000 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 – Looking Up In The Rinpung Dzong

Title: Looking Up In The Rinpung Dzong Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia (27°25’35” N  89°25’22” E) Description: Fisheye lens photography lends itself naturally to tight areas with subjects all around. In this case, the image is taken looking up at the temple inside the Rinpung Dzong in Paro, Bhutan. Dzongs Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sun Through The Minaret, Taj Mahal

Title: Sun Through The Minaret, Taj Mahal Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia (27°10’31” N  78°2’28” E) Description:  We’ve all seen the classic view of the Taj Mahal from the reflecting pools in front. I have taken that photo myself. It is fun and very beautiful, yet still I 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 – The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light

Title: The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Timing is everything with the Taj Mahal. Arrive early, before sunrise, and wait for the right light. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Click Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Burj Khalifa, World’s Tallest Building, High Resolution Exploration

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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 →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Taj Mahal High Resolution Exploration

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Photo Of The Day – Larger Than The Taj Mahal

Title: Larger Than The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Description: While the Taj Mahal is a magnificent feat in architecture, engineering, art and construction, I was struck with how small it can appear at times. Up close it is grand against the backdrop of Agra. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Bhutan Countryside

Title: Bhutan Countryside – Bhutan Location: Bhutan, Asia Description: Traditional Bhutanese architecture is seen in the Tamchoe Lahkhang along the road from the main airport in Paro to the capital of Thimphu in Bhutan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/1250 Aperture f/4 ISO 100 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – National Memorial Chorten – Bhutan

Title: National Memorial Chorten – Bhutan Location: Thimphu, Bhutan, Asia Description: The National Memorial Chorten is seen here decorated for the Royal Wedding in 2011. Located in Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, the chorten is a both a religious symbol and a social gathering place as Buddhist practitioners 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Petra At Night

Title: Petra At Night Location: Petra, Jordan MAP Description: Petra at night is a special time to visit the ancient ruin. The temperatures are cooler, the entire 1km walk to the Treasury is illuminated by candles (as seen here) and special music is played while in reverence of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – A Different View Of The Taj Mahal

Title: A Different View Of The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 10-22mm EF lens with settings of ISO 100, 10mm, f/6.3, 1/500th of a second Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Non Commercial Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning At The Taj Mahal

Title: Morning At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Early morning is one of the best times to visit the Taj Mahal. Before the crowds. Before the heat. Before breakfast. And then go get some breakfast and check out the rest of Agra. There is a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Taj Mahal At Sunrise

Title: The Taj Mahal At Sunrise Location: Agra, India Description: Bathed in a pale morning light, the Taj Mahal stands stoic before the onslaught of visitors arrives. After seeing it in person, it really is this beautiful without needing special filters or a nice camera. Shot with a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Roman Arch At Volubilis, Morocco

Title: Ancient Roman Arch At Volubilis, Morocco Location: Volubilis, Morocco, Africa Description: Not only is Volubilis a shady hotel in Casablanca with acrid smelling rooms seemingly directly over a 24 hour active soccer stadium, it is also an ancient Roman city in Northern Morocco laid to ruin many Continue Reading →

The Difference A Tilt-Shift Lens Can Make – 31+ Days To Better Photography

Yesterday’s Topic: Traveling With Photography Gear I’m working on a piece for Digital Photography School about tilt-shift lenses, among other things. In doing some playing…errr…research today I found a good solid example of how they can be used. Here then is a quick rundown of four sample images. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Looking Up The Other Rainier

Title: Looking Up The Other Rainier Description: Located in downtown Seattle, the Rainier Building, with its unique curved base, is a Seattle icon not well known outside of the city. Location: Seattle, Washington, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print Continue Reading →