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 – Stars Over Dingboche + 4 More

Title: Stars Over Dingboche Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Sagarmatha National Park, Nepal, Asia (27°53’38” N 86°49’51” E) Description: Night photography in the Himalayas can be very special because of the clearness of the atmosphere. It’s my “Most stars I’ve ever seen in my life” place. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 10-22mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu In Evening Light + 3 More

Title: Cho Oyu In Evening Light Location: Gokyo, Sagarmatha National Park, Khumbu Region, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu is the 6th highest mountain in the world and like Mt. Everest, it straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet/China. It’s also more stark as it stands alone from the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Morning Panorama From Mong La

Title: Morning Panorama From Mong La Location: Mong La, Khumbu Region, Nepal ( 27°50’21” N 86°44’8″ E) Description: Welcome to a new year! I’ve been lax with the updates on this site and I’m looking to turn that around. I have a ton of unpublished, pretty photos just sitting on hard Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Deserted Namche

Title: Deserted Namche Location: Namche Bazaar, Khumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Up before the crowds,  tour of Namche has a totally different feel. The streets are wider and the calm of the mountains fills a chill air. Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey Photography.  

Photo Of The Day – Mong La Morning Panorama

Title: Mong La Morning Panorama Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: This image is stitched together from 117 images shot just as the sun was breaking over the Himalayas in Nepal. Click on the image for a larger version. Shot in HDR to compensate for the extremes between Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – High Above The Dudh Kosi

Title: High Above The Dudh Kosi   Location: Below Namche Bazaar, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The Dudh Kosi, or Milk River, gains its color from the high amounts of glacial silt mixing with the fresh waters from high up in the Himalayas. The suspension bridge seen above was Continue Reading →

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 →

Photo Of The Day – Wandering Above The Glacier

Title: Wandering Above The Glacier Location: Above Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two trekkers wander above the Ngozumpa Glacier, Nepal’s largest. It is the part on the left that looks like a gravel pit. This is because it is receding, a process that is hastened by the accumulation Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha

Title: Reflection of Khumbu Yül-Lha Location: Above Thame, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A sacred Sherpa mountain high in the Himalayas, believed to the be the home of a powerful god, Khumbila (or Khumbila) has never been climbed. ———————- For a while I am going to post my images of Continue Reading →

F-Stop Gear Ups The Ante For The Serious Adventure Photographer

I love my two F-stop packs but there has been a problem my friend Ben Fullerton and I talked about years ago; lack of a pack suitable for ample photography gear AND overnight backpacking essentials. Their Satori EXP came close but lacked the serious volume needed. Yesterday F-stop Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Chorten That Was

Title: The Chorten That Was Location: Above Syangboche Airstrip, Solukhumbu Region, Nepal, Asia Description: What you see above is a stupa (chorten) that once was. This is the view looking Northwest with Mt. Everest in the far distance just off the shoulder of the stupa and Taboche the 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 – Ama Dablam and Stupa

Title: Ama Dablam and Stupa Location: The trail to Pengboche, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: I miss life on the trail for its simplicity. For most of us that simplicity comes from putting all our other obligations on hold, and it is temporary. But that’s okay, because for just Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Trekking In Nepal

Title: Trekking in Nepal Location:  Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Two porters carry a load up toward the base camp for Mount Everest (not pictured) in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 85mm Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Khumjung And The Himalayas

Title: Khumjung And The Himalayas Location: Khumjung, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A good way to play down the less than optimal atmospheric conditions is to switch over to black and white. I love the punch it gives this image of one of my favorite town in the Khumbu.

Photo Of The Day – Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega

Title: Tent Camp In Front Of Cloud Shrouded Thamserku And Kangtega Location: Dole, Nepal, Asia Description: A step up from roughing it but not quite glamping, these tents have a very commanding view in all directions from the town of Dole. More image from Dole are here. Like Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Peruvian Layers

Title: Peruvian Layers Location: Inca Trail, Urubamba, Peru Description: Hiking the Inca Trail was a great experience for me. I met people I didn’t know before and we got to bond over the course of four days on the trail. Or was it five? This shot was taken Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stupa And Stars

 Title: Stupa And Stars Location: Mong La, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: The belt of Orion can be seen in the center of this shot taken in the wee hours of the night, until the clouds came rolling in and ruined further chances. Like the photo? Join the club. Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds

Title: Cho Oyu And Whipping Clouds Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: Early in the morning, as the sun is slanting in from the East, Cho Oyu, the sixth highest mountain in the world, wears a whip cream hat. Like the photo? Join the Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri

Title: The Machermo Peaks as seen from Gokyo Ri Location: Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N  86°41’37” E) Description: The Machermo Range is classic Himalayas. Sharp, frozen, impassable. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 200 Focal Length 50mm Aperture Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Ama Dablam And High Altitude Lake

Title: Ama Dablam And High Altitude Lake Location: Dingboche, Solukhumbu, Himalayas, Nepal Description: A climb that took my breath away as we went up a steep slope during a “rest day’, which is an oxymoron for a day spent hiking higher but returning to your original start in Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The View From Gokyo Ri

Title: The View From Gokyo Ri, Solukhumbu Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: High up in the Himalayas, at about 17,500′, you can see forever. Here, from the summit of Gokyo Ri at daybreak, four of the six highest mountains in the world are visible, including Mt. Everest 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 – The Moon Over The Machermo Range

Title: The Moon Over The Machermo Range Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N 86°42’55” E) Description: On its way to setting, the moon strikes a pose high above the Machermo Range in Nepal’s Himalayas. Like the photo? Join the club. Camera Canon 5D Lens Canon 28-300mm L Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light

Title: Two Himalayan Peaks In Morning Sun Light Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’6″ N 86°42’59” E) Description: Located near the town of Machermo, early morning light is always worth the (very) early start in the Himalayas. Even if the clouds are out, there’s a chance of something Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene

Title: Dzokyos With Loads Of Kerosene Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°47’24” N  86°43’8″ E) Description: Dzokyos are a hybrid cross between higher elevation-tolerant yaks and lower elevation-loving cows. They carry loads for trekkers and mountain climbers in the Himalayas in a range where the moderate temperatures would overheat Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Light And Dark

Title: Light And Dark Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°52’5″ N  86°43’45” E) Description: Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Focal Length 270mm Aperture f/8 Shutter Speed 1/1250 Altitude 13,264.1 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email). You can copy, share Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset

  Title: Nepali Himalayas Before Sunset Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Simplicity in the mountains. Shot near Gokyo. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 250 Focal Length 180mm Aperture f/18 Shutter Speed 1/50 Altitude 15,624.8 ft Photograph Copyright Peter West Carey. Image Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Cho Oyu And The Trekkers

  Title: Cho Oyu And The Trekkers Location: Gokyo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’13”  N 86°41’37” E) Description: Cho Oyu, like Mount Everest, towers over 8000m and straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet (China). The peak is first seen far down the valley of the Ngozumpa glacier, which Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu

  Title: Photographer Silhouetted Against Cho Oyu Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°57’14” N 86°41’37” E) Description: I spotted this lone photographer racing across a ridge, his model left behind to be framed by the massive mountains as he picked a higher vantage point. When he stopped and posed Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Stupa Against The Mountains

Title: Stupa Against The Mountains Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: A Buddhist stupa sits atop a ridge in order to command a view from all over the surrounding valley while sheer cliffs thrust upward through the fog and clouds. Camera Canon 7D Lens Canon 28-300mm L ISO 100 Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – Himalayas Through The Clouds

  Title: Himalayas Through The Clouds Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia Description: Mountain photography in the Himalayas is a practice in patience when things aren’t going how you would like. It helps to already know how to relax, but if not, the mountains will be glad to teach you Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Machermo Range And The Moon

 Title: The Machermo Range And The Moon, Location: Machermo, Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°54’12” N  86°42’55” E) Description: Knowing a little about the cycle and timing of the moon can help to bring a new dimension to your landscape photography. Planning a trip with the moon in mind will not Continue Reading →

Photo Of The Day – The Knife Edge Of Thamserku, Nepal

 Title: The Knife Edge Of Thamserku Location: Solukhumbu, Nepal, Asia (27°51’45” N  86°43’60” E) Description: Cutting 21,680′ into the Himalayan sky, Thamserku strikes a sharp edge chiseled by time and wind. The mountain is a prominent figure in Sherpa life as it can be seen from many of the Continue Reading →