Photo Of The Day – Viewing Machu Picchu + 6 More

Title: Viewing Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Peru, South America (13°9’52” S 72°32’45” W) Description: Adding people to your images helps. And people, for some reason, love pictures of people taking pictures.  Bonus Images ——————- Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/9 Shutter Speed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background

Title: Ruins Of Machu Picchu With Huayna Picchu In The Background Location: Machu Picchu, Urubambama, Peru (13°9’47” S  72°32’41” W) Description: Huayan Picchu, or sometimes Wayna Picchu, is the tall mountain jutting behind the ancient ruins of Machu Picchu and in this shot, you can barely make out Continue Reading →

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 – Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu

Title: Taking Photos Of Machu Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Taking in the overview of Machu Picchu from the upper terraces outside the city, a lone woman uses her camera to capture the ancient ruins. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/9 ISO Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu In The Clouds – Greg K Summers

Title: Machu Picchu in the clouds Location: Machu Picchu – Peru Nov 2012 Description: We walked up to the Sun Gate and I took this picture on our way down just as the clouds were clearing and you could see Machu Picchu. Photograph Copyright Greg K Summers

Reader Questions: How To Travel Solo To Machu Picchu

Jen writes: Hi Peter, I’m planning of traveling solo to Macchu Picchu this coming April for the first time . I’m looking up places to get a permit and group tour to help me climb up the Inca Trail. Is there a suggested tour guide/group (for the trail) Continue Reading →

Reader Question: Which Camera Should I Take To The Galapagos?

Gloria writes: Going on a trip to Galapagos and Machu Picchu. I plan to take my Nikon d90 and one lens 18-200 and a new nikon coolpix for underwater. Any other suggestions? Hello Gloria,     You’ll love Machu Picchu and how wonderful to hit the Galapagos at the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu Panorama Exploration

I’m happy to announce a new feature I’ll be toying with more as time goes on: Panorama ‘tours’. You’ve seen these on other websites and thanks to the Kolor.com sending me some software to create my own, I will start posting panoramic images you can zoom and drag Continue Reading →

Why I’m Glad I Went Back To Machu Picchu

I’ll admit I’m lucky. The good kind of lucky. I have bad luck too, but it seems last year was a time for plenty of good luck. Actually, I tend not to think of luck in terms of good and bad, because that would dictate I know the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Machu Picchu Panorama

Title: Machu Picchu Panorama Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Stitched from 20 images taken in a vertical orientation, this image compromises some 26MP of information. The full version will soon be available for zooming. Photography Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey

Photo Of The Day – Perurail

Title: Perurail Location: Ollantaytambo, Peru Description: Riding the rails to Machu Picchu is the only other way to approach the city if not trekking the Inca Trail. It’s a relaxing ride with some amazing mountains to spy as you wind along the Sacred Valley. Shot with Nikon D7000 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mayan Layers

Title: Mayan Layers Location: Machu Picchu, Peru, South America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print (form below) or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal, Bhutan and Italy now scheduling for Fall of 2011!  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, Continue Reading →

The Best Time To Visit Peru Is….

I’m in need of your advice. I have the good fortune to have won a tour in Peru from GAP Adventures. 9 days from Lima to Cuzco to Machu Picchu to the Amazon Rainforest general area (technically Rio Madre de Dios, but it’s all jungle out that way). Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wayna Picchu, Peru

Title: Wayna Picchu Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: Wayna Picchu, meaning ‘youg peak’ in the native Quechua language, is the tall mountain behind the city of Machu Picchu.  Most don’t know there are houses and a tempt atop the mountain, which includes an extremely steep set up stairs. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wandering The Ruins, Peru

Title: Wandering The Ruins Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: A loan tourist wanders the ruins of Machu Picchu on a cool, overcast afternoon.  After hiking the Inca Trail from kilometer post 82 to the wonderous ancient city perched far above the Urubamba River, the views and majesty of Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Machu Picchu Panorama

Click on photo for larger image Title: Machu Picchu Panorama Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: This Panorama was stitched together from over a dozen photos.  Taken from the high side of Machu Picchu it also includes the Urubama River which curves around the ancient city. Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Ruins At Sayaqmarka – Peru

Title: The Ruins At Sayaqmarka Location: Inca Trail, Peru Settings ISO 100 Focal Length 180mm Shutter Speed 1/160 Aperture f/6.3 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Don’t ask me why, but I shot this image in JPG instead of RAW.  It could have Continue Reading →

Peru Adventuring – Arriving At Machu Picchu

Welcome to Day 17 on Peter’s Peru Adventure!  Day 16 part 2 can be found here and all previous entries can be found here. To get updates sent to you via email, subscribe here. What’s that?  Singing?  It’s 2:45 in the morning for heaven’s sake!  The group in Continue Reading →

Panorama Pandemonium!!

Let’s start the New Year off with some wide angle action!  Coming January 1-7, 2009, The Carey Adventures’ Photo of the Day feed will be featuring a week of Panorama Pandemonium!!  That’s right, for a whole week we’ll feature nothing but panoramas each day with subjects like: Peruvian Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Machu Picchu Doorway

Title: Machu Picchu Doorway Location: Machu Picchu, Peru Description: The view exiting the high priest’s bedchamber represents the classic double doorway reserved for the most sacred of entrances used in Inca architecture.  Stones fitted without mortar (as compared to those outside the doorway) are another sign of high Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Machu Picchu

Title: Machu Picchu Location: Peruvian Andes Photograph Copyright Peter Carey   (Click on photo to purchase prints or canvas reproductions) If you’d like to subscribe to just the Photo of the Day images and not the whole blog, you can click a link below: SUBSCRIBE TO PHOTO OF Continue Reading →