This Veterans Day, I decided to take a quick walk backwards in time to 2004. Stationed in Baghdad, Iraq and behind the walls of the most notable community, the Green Zone, I often looked to my camera as a sanity check for all that was going on. I traded all of my film cameras for my first digital Nikon shortly before I left, so I could quickly send photos back home keeping friends and family up to date. My trusty D70 went everywhere with me, and looking back, I must say I captured some nice imagery. Below is a winter dusk photo of our compound as an Iraqi woman leaves a days work behind.
No matter how challenging the times were, I was always taken aback by the architecture of the Mosques. Although strictly prohibited, I would have given my eye teeth (as they say) to see and photography the interior of a number of the Mosques as well as countless numbers of other buildings scattered throughout the country.
Cheers and happy photo’ing