TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery
Photography is a visual medium. And so, TheWorldinLight logo takes the shape of the human eye. Picures in TheWorldinLight gallery come from
around the world, and so our logo uses the earth as the eye itself. The goal of TheWorldinLight is to provide images and information that
assists travelers in answering a single question:
"is this destination one that I want to visit?" In doing so, we hope to also entertain you. All proceeds from advertising and photo sales are
used for charitable and good-will projects. TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery was founded in 2005.
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Photos of the world in light: Latest Updates and New Pages
May 16, 2013:  I've been gradually changing the slideshows on every page to one that automatically scans
through all photos and includes a caption - very labor intensive.
May 1, 2013:   Some old travelogues were uploaded to TheWorldinLight today. There are 8:
Amazon River Travelogue (Peru)
Andes Mountains Travelogue (Peru)
Chitwan Jungle Travelogue (Nepal)
Himalaya Mountains Travelogue (Nepal)
New Zealand Travelogue
April 1, 2013:   Today I uploaded photos of a heli-hike I took on
The Franz Josef Glacier in New Zealand. I also uploaded
photos of the spectacular New Zealand hike known as The
March 29, 2013:   Photos of Arches National Park and
Canyonlands National Park were uploaded today. These are two of Utah's
spectacular national parks.
March 22, 2013:   Some 2005 photos of
Mount St. Helens Volcanic National Monument were uploaded today. Photo locations include
Ape Cave, the longest lava tube cave in the world, and Lava Canyon.
March 19, 2013:
Photos of Hummingbirds caught in flight were added to TheWorldinLight Photo Gallery
March 18, 2013:   New photos of
Coyote Buttes South in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona were uploaded today.
March 10, 2013:   I've uploaded some photos of
Big Bend National Park in Texas.
February 2, 2013:   A page of Stone Carvings of France has been created and uploaded. These are photos of gargoyles
and creatures mounted on churches and cathedrals throughout France.
January 25, 2013:   I've just added some new photos of Sculptures in Paris, France.
While at it, I also updated the page of Sculpture Photos.
January 11, 2013:   I've uploaded a few new People Photos. Enjoy!
January 8, 2013:   A page of photos of the Greek Ruins of Delos have been
January 8, 2013:   I've uploaded Photos of Athens, Greece taken during
a trip made in the fall of 2010. Athens is full of ancient ruins and this is what I focused on here.
January 7, 2013:   Photos of Istanbul, Turkey have been very belatedly
uploaded. The photos are from 2010.
November 30, 2012:   I've uploaded several pages of slideshows of rock formations seen in the Escalante
Grand Staircase National Monument in Utah and the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona. These two areas lie
side-by-side across the state lines that separate them. Specifically, these photos are of
Coyote Buttes North and The Wave and Coyote Buttes South.
November 21, 2012:   Several hundred photos of stained glass windows in dozens of cathedrals and churches
of France have been arranged into slideshows. The first of these slideshows can be viewed at
The Stained Glass of France.
November 19, 2012:   Photo slideshows were uploaded to show
Stained Glass of Spain's Cathedrals and Stone Carvings of Spain.
November 15, 2012:   A new page of Snow Canyon photos has
been uploaded. Also, I've corrected some misnamed classic car names on the Junkyard
photos page. Thank you Dick and Ilene.
November 14, 2012:   A new page of Utah Wildflowers has been uploaded. Also, a new page of
Zion National Park photos has been uploaded.
October 22, 2012:   New photos of wildlife in various wildlife refuges in southern Florida have been uploaded to Florida Photos page.
August 25, 2012:   Although the pages are still under construction, photos have been uploaded to the Spain Photos page.
May 3, 2012:   Coming soon: photos of a month-long trip through Spain.
December 22, 2011:   New photos have been added to the Amsterdam Photos page.
December 21, 2011:   Photos of Chicago were uploaded today. Enjoy!
December 12, 2011:   Just uploaded: 8 pages of photos of Stained Glass Windows
November 9, 2011:   A new set of pages have been uploaded showing A Photo Tour of France.
August 17, 2011:   New pages have been created with
Black Swallowtail Butterfly Photos and Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Photos.
I hope you enjoy these new photos.
August 15, 2011:   I have uploaded six pages of photos from the Thunder Over Michigan 2011 Airshow.
August 3, 2011:   A new page of Horseshoe Bend Photos was added today. Also,
an old page of Arizona Photos was modified. I hope you enjoy the new photos.
June 26, 2011:   I've been recently adding new photos to the Bird Photos (page 2).
June 24, 2011:   Over the last few days additional photos have been added to the
Reptile Photos Page as well as the Junkyard Photos Page (2).
June 14, 2011:   Today I uploaded photos and instructions for a technique for Jerry Can Mounting on a Jeep Liberty
May 28, 2011:   An assortment of macro and close-up photos of wildflowers from around the US is now available for viewing
at the Wildflower Photos page. I hope you enjoy them.
May 27, 2011:   I've just returned from a wonderful time on Bois Blanc Island in the Mackinac Straights of Michigan. Wildlife,
wildflower, and landscape photos can be seen on two new pages beginning at the Bois Blanc Island Photos page.
March 28, 2011:   New photos were added to the Bolivia Photos page. Also,
entirely new pages were created. One shows photos from a 2001 hike through the Andes Mountains on what is known as the
Choro Trek which goes roughly from La Cumbre, Bolivia to Coroico, Bolivia through the
Andes Mountains. I've also created a webpage that contains my Bolivian Adventure Travelogue, which
describes my trip through La Paz, Sucre, Cochabamba, Tarija, the semi-jungle Bolivian Pampas, and the Choro Trek through the Andes Mountains,
and finally, a trip to Cocacabana and the Isle del Sol on Lake Titicaca.
March 23, 2011:   A number of improvements to TheWorldinLight site navigation were completed today. The first of these was a change
to "TheWorldinLight" header at the top of every page. It is now a link to the Home Page. Also, links were added to the top of
every page - one to this, the What's New page, as well as another to a comprehensive Site Map,
which lists every single photo page on TheWorldinLight, sorted by both location and topic.
March 11, 2011:   Check out the brand new
Valley of Fire Photos page.
March 9, 2011:   TheWorldinLight Site Map is up to date. If you've been
visiting this page, use Cntl F5 to clear your cache.
March 6, 2011:  More photos of Snow Canyon in Ivins, UT have been uploaded.
March 5, 2011:  Photos of the Red Reef Trail in the Red Cliffs Recreation Area
near Leeds, UT have been uploaded for your viewing pleasure.
March 5, 2011:  Today I've loaded a page with photos and info for
The Scout Cave Trail in Ivins, UT.
March 4, 2011:  I've just added two more pages of Zion Photos.
November 14, 2010:   Please visit the latest page of photos from Greece and see
The island of Rhodes, Rhodes Old Town, and the Acropolis of Lindos.
November 13, 2010:   Photos of Crete, Greece are now available for viewing.
November 11, 2010:   I am gradually preparing photos taken during a 19-day trip to the Greek Isles. Today, I've uploaded
photos of Santorini. Photo captions are still forthcoming.
October 24, 2010:   The first of many pages of photos and information on the Greek Isles is now available to be seen at
September 2, 2010:   I've added a few photos of shore birds and marsh birds to the
Bird Photos Page.
August 8, 2010:   I attended the Thunder Over Michigan Airshow yesterday and have uploaded some photos to the
Airshow Photos page. The webpage has photos of P51s and B17 bombers
from World War II, F-100 Sabres from the Vietnam War, and modern era F16s and F18s.
July 30, 2010:   A webpage of Canyon de Chelly Photos is now up and
ready for viewing. Canyon de Chelly National Monument is located in the northeastern corner of Arizona. The highlights are spectacular
scenery - a thousand foot deep canyon with sheer vertical reddish-brown sandstone walls and also 800 year old Anasazi cliff ruins.
July 29, 2010:   Today I uploaded photos of Monument Valley in the four
corners region of the american southwest.
July 26, 2010:    Beginning August 1, 2010, all proceeds from TheWorldinLight will be donated to charitable organizations and people
July 3, 2010:   Hummingbirds are known to return to nest where they were born. Consequently, once a nesting population is established,
you're certain to see them year after year. My home in Utah has many females that nest there, so I had great photo ops. Check out my
Hummingbird Photos Page.
July 3, 2010:    The Butterfly Bush definitely deserves its name. Mine attract butterflies all summer long. The first type of
butterfly that visits my bush in summer is the Painted Lady. I spent one morning taking photos of these and have uploaded them to
a Painted Lady Photos page. Enjoy!
June 13, 2010: During a road trip from Utah to Michigan, I spotted these old classic, unrestored cars just off I-40, along what
was once the famous Route 66. I can't resist taking pictures of old cars, so they're uploaded here:
Unrestored Classic Cars.
April 29, 2010: The artists in the Kayenta community of Ivins, Utah donated their time and effort to create the Desert Rose
Labyrinth and Sculpture Garden. I've posted photos here. I've combined photos of the Desert Rose
sculptures with photos from other locations - most notably the Frederik Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, MI and the
Odette Sculpture Park in Windsor, Canada to create a Sculpture Photos Page.
April 27, 2010: The Bryce Canyon Photos Page has been updated with new photos.
April 18, 2010: A few new photos have been added to the Junkyard Photos page
and the Bird Photos page.
April 13, 2010: See The Devil's Garden photos here.
April 12, 2010: I've just returned from a backpacking trip into Coyote Gulch near
Escalante, Utah. Highlights include the Jacob Hamblin Arch and the Coyote Gulch Natural Bridge. Enjoy these photos and stay tuned for
photos of the Devil's Garden!
March 31, 2010: I've started a new webpage entitled Photos of Ivins, Utah
March 25, 2010: A new page entitled The Anasazi Trail of Utah was uploaded today.
March 24, 2010: Today I created a new webpage with Napa Valley Winery Photos.
March 23, 2010: Today I uploaded new photos to the Joshua Tree Photos page.
March 22, 2010: Today I created three new photo webpages:
Valley of Fire Photos
Photos of Las Vegas, Nevada
Also, the following photo webpages were updated with new photos:
Bryce Canyon National Park Photos
Snow Canyon Photos
Zion National Park Photos
Wildlife Photos (page 1)
Wildlife Photos (page 2)
February 28, 2010: Today I uploaded a few photos of the St. Anne Falls located
near the town of St. Anne, just north of Quebec, Canada.
October 30, 2009: Today I uploaded photos of the Incan ruins of Pisac, Peru as well as
photos of the Winay Wayna Incan Ruins,
both taken during a 2006 trip to Peru.
October 12, 2009: Some of my special interest photos are now for sale via Google Checkout. These photos can be found in:
World War II Aircraft in Flight
Junkyard Cars and Trucks
Poison Dart and Other Exotic Frogs
October 1, 2009: I've just added a new photo page for each of two US National Parks:
Saguaro National Park
in Arizona, and also
Monument, also in Arizona.
September 2, 2009: Still catching up with addition of photos from previous trips. The latest addition - photos of the rock formations of
The Toadstools of southern Utah.
August 21, 2009: I've just returned from an all-day visit to the
Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids, MI. The Sculpture Park is loaded with interesting sculptures by famous
sculptors from around the world - claimed to be the finest collection in the midwest. The grounds are nicely landscaped with a stream,
waterfalls, and wetlands that attract wildlife. The Gardens have interesting collections of orchids, cacti, tropical plants, and carnivorous
August 14, 2009: I've just added some photos of the Detroit Riverwalk to the Detroit page.
August 5, 2009: After returning from a quick tour of several Canadian cities: Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec, photo pages of each of
these cities were made available for viewing at the
Quebec City page, the
Ottawa, Canada page, and the Montreal, Canada page. I hope you enjoy
browsing these photos of Canada.
July 18, 2009: New photos were added to the Oregon Photos page and
the Washington Photos page.
July 12, 2009: Photos of Ohio, including photos of Hocking Hills
State Park, the Ottawa National Wildlife Refuge, and Schedel Arboretum and Gardens.
July 6, 2009: just a few photos of the Amazon River Basin and Iquitos, Peru. These can be seen on the
Amazon River page.
June 21, 2009: Updated the New Zealand page with additional photos.
June 19, 2009: Way overdue - I have created the site: Roraima Tepui of Venezuela. I climbed this mountain in
2006. The first men to climb it were part of a National Geographic Expedition in the early 1900's. Tepuis are unusual mountains that rise nearly
vertically from the surrounding rolling grasslands of the northern parts of South America. The sheer vertical cliffs make the peaks nearly
totally inaccessible and isolated. Consequently, the flora and fauna atop these tepuis have evolved separately from their surroundings. It's
estimated that up to 50% of species found there are found nowhere else on earth. Just a tad more - Roraima Tepui and the National Geographic
expedition was the basis for a Sir Arthur Conan Doyle novel entitled "The Lost World".
Also long overdue are the photos of the Angkor Temples of Cambodia. These
photos were taken in 2003 with a Minolta X-700 film camera. The film was ruined during processing in Cambodia. The decision to process there
was intended to avoid multiple exposures to airport x-ray machines during a multi-country trip. The film negatives were subsequently scanned and processed
via Photoshop as best I could. I've also uploaded a more general site on Cambodia.
June 18, 2009: I've started a page I'm calling Residential Wildlife. This
page contains photos of an assortment of insects, flowers, and birds I see in the garden around my residential home in Michigan.
I returned home in March after living in Peru for several months. I've added photos of
Arequipa and the
The Colca Canyon - possibly the deepest canyon in the world.
As part of my visit to the Colca Canyon, I took many photos of
at Cruz del Condor at the edge of the Colca Canyon in Peru. When visiting the Colca Canyon, I spent a couple of days in
Cabanaconde, Peru, and enjoyed the friendliness of these hard-working
people of Quechuan descent. I also visited the city of
Chivay, Peru. Following my visit to the Colca Canyon, I traveled to Cusco,
and from there went to the beautiful and famous Incan ruins of
Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains.
These sites are meant to give potential visitors an idea of what there is to see and do in these places.
I am also adding a slideshow option for the viewing of the large images on the thumbnails pages. This is being done gradually, on a page-by-page
basis. Photos can now be viewed by using the
cursor rollover function, clicking an image to open the larger version and then stepping through large images one at a time, or using this
slideshow option to view the large images displayed on that page. Enjoy!
I am gradually expanding my
gallery of photos, so please come back often.
I hope you enjoy the new photos on TheWorldinLight
Get started in macro photography by reading the
Beginner's Guide To Macro Photography or simply enjoy looking at macro photos while reading my article entitled
A Macro View of My Garden.
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Photographic Equipment Used
Canon 17-55mm f/2.8L EF IS (USM)
Canon 70-200mm f/4L EF IS (USM)
Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX Macro DG
Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC Macro Lens
Tamron 17-35mm f/2.8 DI LD IF
Canon 28-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS EF USM
- Flash: Canon Speedlite 420EX
Induro AT014 Tripod
Cullman 2650 Travel Tripod
Canon Remote Switch RS80N3
Kenko Auto Extension Tube Set
Tiffen Cokin P Graduated ND 0.6 Neutral Density Filter
Velbon Macro Slider Magnesium
Lowepro CompuTrekker AW Bag
Assorted circular polarizing, UV(0), and sky filters
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About the Photographer
TheWorldinLight Photographic Gallery was started by
Robert Stephens. Robert is a retired Research Scientist with nearly 40 published scientific articles and the holder of 5 patents.
Prior to starting TheWorldinLight, Robert conducted research on nanochemical hydrogen storage mechanisms to
support fuel cell vehicle development as well as research in renewable energies and the rates and mechanisms of atmospheric chemical
reactions. He is also the inventor of "Smog Dog", a system for
remotely measuring the pollution from moving vehicles that was commercially produced and sold by Hughes Aircraft
Corporation in the 1990's as an alternative to mandatory annual vehicle testing.
Now as the photographer for TheWorldinLight, his gallery
specializes in pictures of flowers, nature, and landscapes. He also has an extensive collection of photos
of people and cultures and abstract images that have been acquired from 30 countries around the world. He still
actively travels internationally and regularly adds new images to his gallery.
To contact Robert, email him at TheWorldinLight@aol-dot-com. The single word "photos" must be
in the subject line for your email to clear the spam filter.
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