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 →

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 – 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 – Volubilis, Morocco 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”. Have fun! Title: Volubilis, Morocco 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 – Phnom Bakheng, Siem Reap

Location: Siem Reap, Cambodia, Asia Description: The 9th century temple of Phnom Bakheng in Siem Reap, Cambodia taken shortly before sunset. I had to wait a while for the right moment when there were no tourists in the scene, and with careful use of a graduated neutral density Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Roman Arch At Volubilis, Morocco

Title: Ancient Roman Arch At Volubilis, Morocco Location: Volubilis, Morocco, Africa Description: Not only is Volubilis a shady hotel in Casablanca with acrid smelling rooms seemingly directly over a 24 hour active soccer stadium, it is also an ancient Roman city in Northern Morocco laid to ruin many Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tulum And The Caribbean

Click On Image For Larger Version Title: Tulum And The Caribbean Description: The dramatic location of Tulum along the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula always makes for great photography.  Yes, the water really is that color. Location: Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico, North America Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Tulum Ruins

Click On Image For Larger Version Title: Tulum Ruins Description: The ruins at Tulum, Mexico, are some of the most scenic of the Mayan legacy.  Located as a port city on the Caribbean Sea, Tulum is an easy afternoon explore, while the many paths and excellent tour maps Continue Reading →

Exploring The Mayan Ruins At Coba

COBA!! Why do I type it like that? Check out the view from the top of the Nohoch Mul temple. Nohoch Mul is the tallest temple at Coba, Mayan ruins found 44km from the Carribean Sea and 40km from the more famous Tulum ruins. While Tulum has its 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 – Volubilis Panorama, Morocco

Title: Volubilis Panorama Location: Volubilis, Morocco Description: A panorama of the ancient Roman ruins at Volubilis, Morocco.  The panorama was stitched from 21 different photos shot in a vertical orientation. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Licensing (email). Would you like to join me on my Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Words In Ruins

Title: Words In Ruins Location: Volubilis, Morocco ISO 50 Focal Length 16mm Shutter Speed 1/50 sec Aperture f/16 Exp Comp -1/3 Camera Canon EOS 5D Lens Canon EF 16-35mm L Description: Volubilis is an ancient town that has been put back together (notice the brickwork amongst the columns) 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 →

Photo Of The Day – Ince Ruins At Winya Wayna, Peru

Click On Photo For Larger Version TItle: Inca Ruins At Winya Wayna, Peru Location: Inca Trail, Peru Description: Located close to Machu Picchu and one of the main agricultural villages for the inhabitants of Machu Picchu, Winya Wayna sits over 500′ above the Urubamba River along the Inca 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 →