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 →

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 – 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 →

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 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 →

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 – 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 →

31+ Days Of Photography Experiments – Sun Stars

Yesterday’s Post was Take A Portrait. We are at the halfway point in 31+ Days Of Photography Experiments! Today we will cover sun stars. This one is actually pretty simple and can be a lot of fun. First, tell me what the main difference is between these two Continue Reading →

Experiencing The Mujib Biosphere Reserve In Jordan

I was saddened when we were told Sabrina would not be allowed in the slot canyon of the Mujib Biosphere Reserve in Jordan. She’s 10 (nearly 11!) but they said it was too dangerous, even if she wore the required personal floatation device (PFD). Our guide had already Continue Reading →

Petra By Night

Petra By Night is a special occasion to experience the majesty of one of Jordan‘s crown jewels as lit by hundreds of luminaries after the sun has set. The crowds are less, the heat of the day is gone and a hushed calm pervades the burnt, orange sandstone Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Golden Sunset

Title: Golden Sunset Location: Wadi Musa, Jordan, Asia Description: Being in the right place at the right time really helps. Desert sand and dust makes for perfectly golden-orange sunsets in Jordan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/320 Aperture f/7/1 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Jerash Guards At Rest

Title: Jerash Guards At Rest Location: Jerash, Jordan – MAP Description: It seems Coke is standard issue for these guards at the South Theater in the Roman ruins at Jerash, Jordan. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/13 Aperture f/6.3 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Through The Windows

Title: Through The Windows Location: Qasr Kharana, Jordan MAP Description: In the stable of an ancient way station/guest house along equally ancient trade routes with ancient winds blowing through the ancient…..I think you get the idea. It’s old and stone. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Karak Castle

Title: Inside Karak Castle Location’: Al-Karak, Jordan Description: Inside the old oven room at Karak Castle, noon-day sun filters from above as Sabrina kicks up some dust. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/20 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 1000 Focal Length 10mm (16mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mujib Biosphere Reserve

Title: Mujib Biosphere Reserve Location: Wadi Mujib, Dead Sea, Jordan Description: This place is almost beyond description. You have to see it, feel it,soak it in to even come close to understanding its beauty. This image is of my guide .4km or so into the canyon and it Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – 8 Ball, Center Pocket

Title: 8 Ball, Center Pocket Location: Wadi Musa, Jordan Description: The right place at the right time, mostly by chance this time around. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 100 Focal Length 300mm (480mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Curious 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 – Layers, Israel

Title: Layers, Israel Location: Shot from Aqaba , Jordan of Eilat, Israel MAP Description: The far Northern end of the Red Sea is a very important shipping location for Jordan as it is their only port. Across the way, the hills of Israel rise above a lone crane Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ajlun Castle Light

Title: Ajlun Castle Light Location: Ajlun, Jordan MAP Description: High on a hill and a retreat from the warm temps outside, Sabrina checks out light streaming in through a grate in the ceiling of Ajlun Castle. Built in 1184-1185, the castle is classic thick walls, arrow slits and Continue Reading →