Photo Of The Day – Buddha On The Mountain

Title: Buddha On The Mountain   Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: At 17,500′ above sea level, this is surely one of the highest Buddhas in the world. Gokyo Ri is what’s known as a trekker’s peak; a summit that doesn’t require mountaineering skills to obtain. It’s Continue Reading →

Digital Creation Of The Day – Sunrise And Prayer Flags

 Title: Sunrise And Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Another in a series of digital creations, this one entirely rendered on my iPhone with Adobe Ideas (but it started as a background image from this post, which I subsequently traced and filled). This image was a Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Taktsang Palphug Monastery Panorama Exploration

To use this image, simply click and drag to move around. Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out, or use [Shift] to zoom in and [CTRL] to zoom out. And if you want to turn things up a notch, choose “Fullscreen”. The image is 12MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Peak And The Prayer Flags

Title: The Peak And The Prayer Flags Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°49’30” N  86°43’12” E) Description: Give me a slightly cloudy morning any day of the week and as a photographer I am happy. I get excited when the forecast calls for “partly sunny” because I know there Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri

Title: Prayer Flags And The Machermo Range From Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal (27°57’22” N  86°41’15” E) Description: At around 5,357m, or 17,575 ft, Gokyo Ri affords tremendous views of the Himalayas. In this image I highlighted some of the near peaks which are so clear Continue Reading →

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 – 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 – Mountains And Memorials

Title: Mountains And Memorials Location: Khumbu Region, Nepal Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/400 Aperture f/11 ISO 100 Focal Length 70mm (112mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Would you like to join me on my next tour to Bhutan or Nepal in 2013? Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise On Prayer Flags

Title: Sunrise On Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Nepal, Asia Description: Getting up early in the Himalayas almost always pays off with a spectacular sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Shutter Speed 1/1000 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 28mm (45mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayers Before Taboche

Title: Prayers Before Taboche Location: Himalayas, Nepal, Asia Description: Up early and the sun did not disappoint this morning. Taboche, elevation 6542 m / 21463 ft, makes an appearance before afternoon clouds cover it completely. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags Before The Himalayas

Title: Prayer Flags Before The Himalayas Location: Near Pheriche, Nepal Description: Early morning light brightens the snow on the peak behind the tattered prayer flags strung high atop of wing-scrubbed pass. The flags will remain, letting the wind pull them apart as the intentions of compassion spreading through Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Flags And High Peaks

Title: Prayer Flags And High Peaks Location: Dhong La, Nepal Description: Prayer flags are piled on top of a memorial chorten to commemorate fallen Sherpas in Himalayan expeditions. Shot with Canon 7D and Canon 28-300mm L lens with settings of ISO 100, 70mm, f/11, 1/400th of a second Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Mountains And Prayer Flags

Title: Mountains And Prayer Flags Location: Dingboche, Nepal Description: It may seem a bit of a cliché , but the Solukhumbu region of Nepal is filled with scenes just like this one. Just about any high pass or hill will have prayer flags strewn across it. And where 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Prayers In The Hills

Title: Prayers In The Hills Location: Gokyo Ri, Khumbu Region, Nepal Description: Tibetan prayer flags are often placed on the summits of peaks to allow the winds to carry the prayers throughout the world. These flags are placed near the 17,575′ peak of Gokyo Ri. Photograph Copyright Peter Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Mong in the Morning

Title: Mong in the Morning Location: Mog La, Khumbu Region, Nepal (MAP) Description: Situated on a pass, or La in Nepali, the village of Mong commands a sweeping view East and South to neighboring peaks, such as Ama Dablam (5,563m/18,251′) on the left and Kantega (6779m/22,240′) on the Continue Reading →

Photo of the Day – Stupa and Mount Everest

Title: Stupa and Mt. Everest Location: Khumbu Region, Nepal (MAP) 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: Continue Reading →