Photo Of The Day – Zion Waterfall + 11 More

Title: Zion Waterfall Location: Zion National Park, Utah,USA, North America (37°15’22” N 112°57’41” W) Description: “Don’t shoot landscape images during the middle of the day,” They say. Bah! I say. Shot at the Upper Emerald Pools area just across the river from the main lodge in Zion National Park, this location Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nothing But Hoodoos

Title: Nothing But Hoodoos Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: I love hoodoos ——————- Camera Canon 10D Lens 50mm ISO 100 Focal Length 50mm Aperture f/3.5 Shutter Speed 1/350 Altitude 9000′ or so Photograph Copyright 2016 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Hieroglyphics In Paris

More multiple Photos Of The Day! If you missed yesterday’s and the day before’s, they are here and here. Family vacation took us to Europe this Summer and all things touristy. They kids are still a little young to truly enjoy hours upon hours in a museum but 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 – Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra

   Title: Sunshine On The Treasury At Petra Location: Petra, Jordan (30°19’20” N 35°27’6″ E) Description: The Treasury At Petra is one of the most widely recognized images from the country of Jordan, thanks in no small part to the film Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. The Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert

 Title: Sunshine In The Wadi Rum Desert, Aqaba, Jordan Location: Aqaba, Jordan, Middle East (29°37’32” N  35°28’59” E) Description: One of the most easily accessible and dramatic landscapes in Jordan is Wadi Rum. No special expertise is needed to reach the desert other than a car and once there, Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Durbar Square Wall Details

 Title: Durbar Square Wall Details Location: Bhaktapur, Nepal, Asia (27°40’20” N  85°25’40” E) Description: Known commonly as Bhaktapur Durbar Square, to differentiate it from the other two Durbar Square’s in the Kathmandu Valley, all of which enjoy UNESCO World Heritage Site designation, this small maze of buildings and Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America (38°23’18” N  109°51’50” W) Description:Mesa Arch, located in Canyonlands National Park in Southern Utah, USA, is a natural wonder that encompasses all that is beautiful about this area of the county. Utah has 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 – Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond

Title:  Pu’u ‘O’o Lava Pond Location: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii, USA, North America Description: From high above, the Pu’u ‘O’o crater is seen with an active lava pond. Camera Nikon D800E Lens Nikon 14-24mm Shutter Speed 1/3200 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 500 Focal Length 14mm   Photograph Copyright 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 →

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 – Sunset And The Cliffs

Title: Sunset And The Cliffs Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: From the Green River Overlook in Canyonlands National Park, Utah, the sun cuts dramatic shapes around cliffs and buttes before setting across the horizon. This viewpoint is a short walk at the end of Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Canyonlands Gooseneck Bend 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 118MB large, 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 – Sunrise At Mesa Arch II

Title: Sunrise At Mesa Arch II Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Mesa Arch is lit from light bouncing off the cliff face below it. A unique phenomena, this daily event (weather permitting) always draws a crowd of photographers. Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Camera Canon Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise

Title: Below Mesa Arch At Sunrise Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A unique view of Mesa Arch in Canyonlands National Park just after sunrise. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 8-15mm Shutter Speed 1/10 Aperture f/20 ISO 100 Focal Length 8mm Click HERE to purchase Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise

    Title: Deserted Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch stands basking in morning sun as nary a soul is to be found at this normally crowded and popular landmark. Early morning, while not the ‘perfect’ time to catch Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Soaring Clouds

Title: Soaring Clouds Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: A single cloud swirls into the shape of a raptor above Dark Angel and other rock formations in Arches National Park, Utah. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 16-25mm L Shutter Speed 1/200 Aperture f/7.1 ISO 50 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Grand Canyon From The Sky

Title: Grand Canyon From The Sky Location: Arizona, USA, North America Description: The Grand Canyon stretches North beneath a clear Arizona sky. Camera Canon Powershot SD630 Lens —- Shutter Speed 1/1250 Aperture f/2.8 ISO 82 Focal Length 5.8mm Click HERE to purchase this 11″ x 14″ print at Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Lighting The Path

Title: Lighting The Path Location: Petra, Jordan, Asia Description: The way into Petra, Jordan, is lit on various nights during a special program hosted by the local Bedouins who reside in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Siq is a narrow path through sandstone cliffs reaching Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Just After Sunset

Title: Just After Sunset Location: Green River Overlook, Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Magic happens after the sun has passed the horizon, if you take the time to look the other way. Often, just after the sun has set, the shadow of the Earth can 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 Bonus – Delicate Arch At Sunrise

Title: Delicate Arch At Sunrise Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Delicate Arch is one of the most photographed arches in the world. But on this morning, fellow photographer Michael Riffle and I had the entire basin to ourselves for over two hours. Sunrise is Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Sunset Over Canyonlands National Park

Title: Sunset Over Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Watching the sun set from the rim of Canyonlands National Park, overlooking the Green River, is a calm time. The slowness of the landscape seeps in and we realize just how little time 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 – Layers – Canyonlands National Park

Title: Layers – Canyonlands National Park Location: Canyonlands National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Shot under the famed Mesa Arch, the distant view of Canyonlands National Park reminds me of an ancient, fortified city. Click HERE to purchase this 11? x 14? print at my Etsy Store. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Milky Way And Balanced Rock

Title: Milky Way And Balanced Rock Location: Arches National Park, Utah, USA, North America Description: Shot with a Nikon D800E and 14-24mm lens for 30 seconds at ISO 3200, Balanced Rock and a nearby stone frame the Milky Way arching overhead. Click HERE to purchase this 11? x Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ancient Roman Road, Jerash, Jordan

Title: Ancient Roman Road, Jerash, Jordan Location: Jerash, Jordan Description: I’m not much of a historian, but I do love to learn. This is much history in Jordan and it amazed me how complete some of it is. The Roman ruins, complete with two amphitheaters and a temple Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Inside Karak Castle

Title: Inside Karak Castle Location’: Al-Karak, Jordan Description: Inside the old oven room at Karak Castle, noon-day sun filters from above as Sabrina kicks up some dust. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm EF Shutter Speed 1/20 Aperture f/5.6 ISO 1000 Focal Length 10mm (16mm equivalent) Photograph Copyright Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Wall Relief

Title: Wall Relief Location: Agra, India, Asia Description: Hundreds of years old, the walls of the Agra fort are often covered with intricate engravings, some marred and faded by the passing of time and weather. Shot with a Canon 7D and Canon 10-22mm EF lens with settings of Continue Reading →