One member of a gecko family, that seems to live behind the light fixture on an external wall on our building.
Hindu Kush mountain range, Kabul Afghanistan from Camp Phoenix.
The first rays of sunlight on the Hindu Kush, Kabul Afghanistan.
Spring rainclouds over the snow capped Hindu Kush range, Kabul, Afghanistan at Camp Phoenix.
More spring clouds over the Hindu Kush.
On the road to Kabul, loved the cloud formations that day.
One of the other young merchants displaying his wares.
One of several boys selling handmade items at the bi-weekly bazaar.
Closer view of the thin crescent moon at sunset. Mountains outside of Kabul, Afghanistan.
Peaceful scene belies the occasional violence here. A recent IED attack along this road emphasizes the fact that it truly is a war zone.
Typical scene of an old world bumping up against a newer one. The road to Kabul from Bagram, Afghanistan.
Sunset/Moonset. Captured last night 5/25/09. New crescent moon just past sunset, with Camp Phoenix in the foreground, and the lights of Kabul in the background.
We finally had a major snowfall in Kabul. This was some melting snow from one of the B- Huts (sleeping quarters), I managed to catch this drop just as it was coming off the snow. If you look at the drop, you can see the underside of the eaves reflected in it.
The moon and Venus, seen from Kabul on Jan 31, 2009. Handheld at a whomping huge ISO, so the details aren't as good as I'd like, but not bad for handheld.
Sunrise and clearing clouds over the mountains, Kabul Afghanistan. Seen from Camp Phoenix. I am really trying to find a better vantage point to get above all the wires, antennas, and towers.
Clinic/living quarters, Camp Stone, Herat Afghanistan. I spent about a week up there taking care of medical issues.
Sunset at Camp Phoenix, Kabul.
Russian tank, unknown model, Kabul Afghanistan. It's seen better days.
Evening shadows at Camp Stone, Herat Afghanistan
Camp Stone, near Herat, Afghanistan. Located in the NW, near the border of Iran.
Sign at the TMC (Troop Medical Center) at Camp Dubbs, just down the road from where I am.
Slightly wider shot from the same position, at 14mm. Camp Phoenix.
Full moon rising over Kabul. Miraculously sharp, despite handholding in this light. Can't wait to try this with my new D3 :-)
Going Outside the Wire
The inside of the roof turret on a HMMWV.
Sunset in Herat, Afghanistan. September 2008.
One of the realities of working here. This is where I keep my IBA (Individual Body Armor) and kevlar helmet. My aid bag is slung over that. Occasionally we have to go outside the camp, where it's required. If we get attacked, it goes on as well. Hasn't happened this time around as yet.
One of my best friends and my brother from a different mother, Brian. We're having a ball working over here together. He's holding a D300. Check out his work at http://hivemind.smugmug.com/ . He's also a fellow SmugMugger.
The kids love to come to the road and wave to the convoys. The soldiers sometimes toss them treats or bottles of water.
A dusty day in August in Afghanistan. On the road to Kabul from Bagram Air Field.
Another view of the clearing skies. The morning sun is just starting to catch the tops of the peaks. Still test driving the D3, but I love it so far.
Clouds clearing after several cloudy wet days in Kabul. The mountains encircling the city are spectacular. These are the little ones, the big ones are about 180 degrees to the left of this shot. This is a view over part of Camp Phoenix. One of my first few photos with my new D3 Nikon :-)
On the road to Kabul from Bagram Air Field.
View from the backseat through the windshield. Leaving the airfield at Herat.
The HMMWV I rode in from the airfield at Herat, Afghanistan to Camp Stone.
Camp Phoenix, Kabul Afghanistan at sunrise, with fresh snow on the Hindu Kush range.