Baghdad, Iraq

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.

Dusk in the Compound

Nikon D70, 18mm lens, ISO 250, f/3.5 @ 1/10 sec


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.

Somewhere near Camp Victory

Nikon D70, 70-200mm f/2.8 @ 190mm, ISO 250, f/8 at 1/1250 (it’s always bright in Iraq)

Cheers and happy photo’ing