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 the sun and the deep shadows, a lot of planning went into getting this photo right. Swiveling my camera on a tripod leveled on a rocky hill, I made 39 stops and shot three images at each stop, panning from left to right just as the sun was coming up.

The images were then combined in Kolor’s AutoPano Giga to create an image that is 113 megapixels large.


This image is available in my new eBook releasing on August 12, 2015, entitled A World of Panoramas. Available at a 30% discount until its release, the eBook contains nearly 300 images across 44 pages. It comes complete with a locator map, shooting info, location information and supporting images for each panorama. Plus the images are highly zoomable, so you can dive in and experience all the details.

Order your copy today for only $7 and it will be delivered on the 12th via a PDF download link.


Camera Canon 7D
Lens Canon 28-300mm L
ISO 100
Focal Length 28mm
Aperture f/10
Shutter Speed 1/100 – 1/400
Altitude 13,033′

For a while I am going to ask for your assistance in helping those in Nepal rebuild their lives. Average citizens don’t have insurance and I would not trust the inept and corrupt government to help where it is needed most.

I am going to focus on two non-profits I know have ties in the country (read: employees with families who understand where funds can help the most) for my pleas for assistance.

The first is Planeterra, a non-profit run by G Adventures. The second is the Paldorje Sherpa Foundation run by Sherpa Adventure Gear. Both of these charities are run by their parent company, who covers all their overhead so that 100% of donations go to those in need. Both of these companies do the right thing and care for the people of Nepal greatly. Both have funds set up specifically to help quake victims.

Please consider donating today.


Photograph Copyright 2015 Peter West Carey. Image Available For Commercial Licensing (email).

Prints of this image are available here if you want professional quality shipped to your home.

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