Photo Of The Day – Mani Stones On The Trail

Title: Mani Stones On The Trail Location: Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°48’14” N 86°42’24” E) Description: Written on the rocks, over and over, Om Mani Padme Hum. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm L ISO 320 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec Altitude 11,502′ Photograph Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – On The Dais At The Taj Mahal

   Title: On The Dais At The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, India, Asia (27°10’28” N  78°2’33” E) Description: A close up the Taj Mahal from the dais surrounding the main tomb. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon EF 10-22mm ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/4000 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Candle Lighting

Title: Candle Lighting Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia (27°42’58” N  85°17’3″ E) Description: Devotional butter lamps are lit at the foot of Swayambhunath in Kathmandu, Nepal. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 800 Focal Length 300mm Aperture f/5.6 Shutter Speed 1/30 Altitude 4,344.6 ft Photograph Copyright Peter 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 – The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light

Title: The Taj Mahal Bathed In Morning Light Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Timing is everything with the Taj Mahal. Arrive early, before sunrise, and wait for the right light. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Shutter Speed 1/640 Aperture f/8 ISO 100 Focal Length 10mm   Click 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 – Deserted Taj Mahal High Resolution 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 102MB large, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Larger Than The Taj Mahal

Title: Larger Than The Taj Mahal Location: Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Asia Description: While the Taj Mahal is a magnificent feat in architecture, engineering, art and construction, I was struck with how small it can appear at times. Up close it is grand against the backdrop of Agra. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Prayer Wheel Wall

Title: Prayer Wheel Wall Location: Kathmandu, Nepal, Asia Description: Along the outer wall of Swayambhunath, or Monkey Temple, Buddhist prayer wheels wait for monks, paritioners or visitors to give them a spin and send forth prayers of peace. Kathmandu, Nepal. Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon EF 28-300mm 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 – 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 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 – Two Devotees, Bhutan

Title: Two Devotees Location: Thimphu, Bhutan Description: Circling chrotens or stupas, once, thrice or more, Buddhist devotees recite prayers in an age old practice. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Bhutan in 2012? Email me for more information Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Pilgrimage

Title: Pilgrimage Location: Jakar, Bhutan Description: Three steps. Kneel. Prostrate. Recite prayers. Stand. Three steps. Photograph Creative Commons Copyright Peter West Carey Are you interested in joining a photo tour in Bhutan in 2012? Email me for more information or click here Black and White conversion accomplished with Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Books

Title: Tibetan Buddhist Prayer Books Location: Pengboche, Nepal, Asia Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Interested in photographing the Himalayas? Join me this October for an 18 day trek through some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Not into trekking? Consider my 12 day Bhutan tour.  

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 – Prayer Bundle

Title: Prayer Bundle Location: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming, USA Description: According to the Park Ranger, Native Americans from a number of local tribes leave leave prayer offerings around Devils Tower.  Some are in the form of scarves and some are bundles like this one hanging from a Continue Reading →