Photo Of The Day – Night Time On The Columbia + 2 More

Title: Night Time On The Columbia Location: Columbia River, Oregon/Washington, USA, North America Description: Sailing the Columbia River with UnCruise was an unforgettable experience. Best of all, when everyone went to their cabins after a long day of exploration on and off the boat, I had the beautiful colors of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tangier at Night

Title: Tangier at Night Location: Tangier, Morocco, Africa Description: 11pm at night and Tangier is still lively. ———————- Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-35mm L ISO 124 Focal Length 16 Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/5 Altitude 189′ ——————- Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Moon Over Mong La

Title: Moon Over Mong La Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia Description: As a photographer I find it hard to decide to plan a trip to the Himalayas to coincide with a new moon or a full moon. The new moon gives the blackest nights and an Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Market At Tyora Temple

Title: Night Market At Tyora Temple Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: The markets that spring up at night are both a bonanza and a curse for traveling photographers. The colors are bright and there is constant movement. But the lights are also poor quality and a mix of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – I Miss That Truck, Sometimes

Title: I Miss That Truck, Sometimes Location: Central Eastern Oregon, USA, North America Description: This is an image of the truck I enjoyed owning the most, one of only 500 Land Rover Defender 110s in the US at the time. When it was working properly I enjoyed it. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Urban Moon

Title: Urban Moon Location: Orange County, California, USA, North America Description: Hidden behind palm trees and a power line (blurred, but there), the waxing crescent moon heads for another lap around the Earth. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mt. Baker And The Full Moon

Title: Mt. Baker And The Full Moon Location: Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington, USA, North America Description: A late night, cold hike up to Mt. Baker proved rewarding after the clouds disappeared. This image is included in A World of Panoramas digital version, available September 9th, 2014. Camera Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory

Title: L.A. And The Moon From Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: I’ve only been to the observatory twice and each time has had a special treat. The first time, while dating the woman whom I would joyfully marry two years later, was a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight

 Title: El Capitan With Stars And Clouds Under Moonlight Location:  Yosemite National Park, California, USA, North America (37°43’26” N  119°37’52” W) Description: I was set to arrive at my cabin on time when I first glimpsed El Capitan. I told my friend Sheri, who was working on a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Polaris Over Balanced Rock

Title: Polaris Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: In this 20 minute exposure taken on a night when the moon was still hanging above the Utah horizon with a pale, muted glow, Polaris, the North Star, can be seen in the far upper Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Balanced Rock

Title: Stars Over Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Timeless as the heavens, but slowly weathering away, Balanced Rock is lit by the reflection off a setting moon in this 10 minute exposure in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Speeding Through The Night Streets Of Varanasi

Title: Speeding Through The Night Streets Of Varanasi Location: Varanasi, India, Asia Description: Tuk-tuks can be both a fun and terrifying way to navigate the streets of any Indian city. At night, it takes on a whole new feel and sometimes it is better if you just close 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 – Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah

    Title: Photographers At Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA Location: Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Getting a good spot at Mesa Arch can be tricky and require a lack of sleep. Here, photographers are lined up for the classic ‘front-on’ 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Los Angeles Below The Griffith Observatory

Title: Los Angeles Below The Griffith Observatory Location: Los Angeles, California, USA, North America Description: The lights of Los Angeles, California spread out below the Griffith Observatory. While the immense city lights make this an unlikely spot to view the stars, it is, in fact, an easy way Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay

Title: Lightning Storm Sweeps Zihuatanejo Bay Location: Zihuantanejo, Guerrero, Mexico, North America Description: Storm clouds churned up by Hurricane Irene unleash their power over Zihuatanejo Bay in Mexico. Camera Canon Rebel Xti Lens Canon 18-200mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/3.5 ISO 100 Focal Length 18mm Click HERE 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 – Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II

Title: Milky Way Over Balanced Rock II Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: The Milky Way dips below Balanced Rock in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 30 Seconds Aperture f/4 ISO 3200 Focal Length 14mm Click HERE to Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars Over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park

Title: Stars Over Balanced Rock, Arches National Park Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Timeless as the heavens, but slowly weathering away, Balanced Rock is lit by the reflection off a setting moon in this 10 minute exposure in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 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 – From The Field Bonus – Khumjung At Night

Title: Khumjung At Night Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal Description: Clouds have been having their way with my client’s and my attempts to get some night shots in for this photo tour. On our fourth night in the Solukhumbu (Everest) region, we finally caught a small break before the Continue Reading →

Grab Yourself A Star Chart Before Your Next Trip

Before you head out on your next gallivanting journey into the unknown world outside your borders, or even if you are heading off on a road trip vacation, do you and your family a favor; buy a star chart. A star chart is just as it sounds, a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Night Scene, Dublin

Title: Night Scene, Dublin Location: Dublin, Ireland, Europe Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal and Bhutan now scheduling for Fall of 2011.  More Information. Photography Workshops in Seattle, San Francisco, San Diego Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – New York City At Night

Title: New York City At Night Location: Empire State Building, New York City, New York, USA, North America Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print or may be licensed for use Photo Tours To Nepal and Bhutan now scheduling for Fall of 2011.  Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Marrakech At Night

Title: Marrakech At Night Location: Marrakech, Morocco, Africa Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey This image for sale as a print 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, San Francisco, San Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Joshua Tree Campground At Night

Title: Joshua Tree Campground At Night Description: A long exposure at campsite #17 at Ryan Campground in Joshua Tree National Park.  Some of our group had climbed the so named “Manure Pile” rocks in the background and were on their way down.  The bright light off to the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stars And The Milky Way

Title: Stars And The Milky Way Location: Serengeti National Park, Tanzania Settings: ISO 400 Focal Length 16mm Shutter Speed 748 seconds Aperture f/2.8 Exp Comp 0 Camera Canon EOS 7D Lens Canon 16-35mm USM L Description:  Taken at the Dik-Dik campground in  Serengeti National Park, this photo is Continue Reading →

Night Diving With Manta Rays Off Hawaii’s Kona Coast

A funny thing happens when a flashlight is aimed at the waters of the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii’s Big Island.  Lights at night attract plankton. Plankton attracts mantra rays.  And manta rays attract divers from all over the globe to visit Hawaii’s Kona Coast for a spectacular dive Continue Reading →