Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest

Title: Taktsang Monastery – Tiger’s Nest Location: Paro, Bhutan, Asia Description:¬†Perched hundreds of feet above the valley below, Taktsang Monastery is steeped in legend and lore of the Guru Rinpoche’s time spent here meditating in the 8th century. The structure is built into and of the rock with Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan

Title: Tibetan Prayer Pole On The Inside, Bhutan Location: Phobjika Valley, Bhutan Description:¬†Prayer flags are strung around a central pole in the Phobjika Valley of Bhutan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/30 Aperture f/6.3 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Photograph Copyright Peter West 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags At Sunrise

Title: Prayer Flags At Sunrise Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Buddhist prayer flags fly above the high ground between Pheriche and Dingboche as the sun tops the distant Himalayas of Nepal. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/1000 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Trail To Mount Everest

Title: The Trail To Mount Everest Location: Solukhumbu, Just outside of Namche Bazaar, Nepal Description: Close, but still kilometers in the distance, Mount Everest (Sagarmatha to local Nepalis)keeps watch over trekkers stopping to rest at a Buddhist Stupa along one of many trails through the Himalayas. Warm weather Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags And The Himalayas

Title: Prayer Flags And The Himalayas Location: Near Loboche, Nepal Description: Prayer flags adorn a memorial chorten dedicated to the Sherpa who have lost their lives climbing in the Himalayas. Click HERE to purchase this 8″ x 8″ print at my Etsy Store. Use code 10POTD to receive Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – From The Field Bonus – Prayer Flags At Thokla

Title: Prayer Flags At Thokla Location: Thokla, Solukhumbu, Nepal Description: I have been having a lot of fun using a Sigma 4.5mm fisheye lens (courtesy of BorrowLenses.com) on this trip to Asia. Finding appropriate subject matter is not easy but this scene, amongst memorials to Sherpa and foreign Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayers Across The Himalayas

Title: Prayers Across The Himalayas Location: Dole, Khumbu Region, Nepal Settings: ISO 50 Focal Length 70mm Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/9 Exp Comp -1 1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Taken from a pass just before the town of Dole (DOH-lay) in the Khumbu Region Continue Reading →