"The Doorway" - one of the exquisite doorways of the British House of Parliament (London, UK) (March 2008)

"The Doorway" - one of the exquisite doorways of the British House of Parliament (London, UK) (March 2008)

"The Coin" 
Greeting, ladies and gentlemen! I have returned. :) Still in a bit of training, but hoping to post photos with some greater level of frequency…. Here, kicking things off, is my recently “awarded” officer Air Force coin. Woot.

"The Coin" 

Greeting, ladies and gentlemen! I have returned. :) Still in a bit of training, but hoping to post photos with some greater level of frequency…. Here, kicking things off, is my recently “awarded” officer Air Force coin. Woot.

ANNOUNCEMENT: (Likely) Several Month Hiatus

Hello everyone, current followers and people who have recently found my blog alike. It is with some sadness that I have to announce a brief hiatus from posting my photography and interacting with all of you wonderful people on Tumblr. 

I originally created my blog as a way to kill time between taking the bar exam and kicking off my legal career as an officer in the United States Air Force’s JAG Corps. In other words - yes, I know you were all thinking it - I am going to be the Air Force version of Navy Tom Cruise from “A Few Good Men.” If the introduction to the television series “J.A.G.” is any indication, when not baiting Jack Nicholson, I will be 1) flying airplanes, 2) smoking enormous cigars, and 3) talking (confusedly) into ’90s-era radio headsets… so I’ve got that going for me: 

Anyway, this was just a long-winded way of telling you all that, starting tomorrow, I’m off to several months of Air Force training and likely will not have much access to the internet during that time. If I do get access at any point along the way, I may periodically post more pictures from my stockpile of years-old photographs. I’m not counting on it, though, which is why I decided to leave you all with some of my best photos from my visit to Petra - photos that I consider to be among the best I have ever taken.

Fear not, though, noble followers: my first base assignment after training is at an international air base in one of the countries that I have already photographically documented on this blog. I greatly enjoyed photographing this country during my all-too-brief prior visit there, so it is likely that when I return to the blog in several months time it will be with a vengeance. Hopefully you won’t get tired of photos from this particular country!

Thank you all for the warm reception you have given my photographs, for your kind comment, for your “likes,” and for your re-blogs. I have had a great time here so far, and I look forward to returning and providing you all with more photographs for your viewing pleasure!

Thank You Photos Worth Seeing!

I want to extend my thanks to Pete at Photos Worth Seeing for featuring my picture of the Petra Treasury. It’s an honor to be featured, and I greatly appreciate the exposure and all of the re-blogs and “likes” that resulted. THANK YOU!

"A Glimpse of the Treasury" - the facade of the Treasury seen through the end of the Siq, the long, narrow gorge the forms the entrance to the Nabataean ruins at Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)
NOTE: this is, in my opinion, probably the best photograph I’ve ever taken. In the interests of full disclosure, I enlisted the aid of my brother (who is far more talented at Photoshop than I) to remove a couple of wayward tourists; other than that, however, this picture is presented to you essentially as shot.

"A Glimpse of the Treasury" - the facade of the Treasury seen through the end of the Siq, the long, narrow gorge the forms the entrance to the Nabataean ruins at Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

NOTE: this is, in my opinion, probably the best photograph I’ve ever taken. In the interests of full disclosure, I enlisted the aid of my brother (who is far more talented at Photoshop than I) to remove a couple of wayward tourists; other than that, however, this picture is presented to you essentially as shot.

"Djinn Blocks" - local Bedouin beat the desert heat by resting in the shadow of one of Petra’s ‘Djinn Blocks’ (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"Djinn Blocks" - local Bedouin beat the desert heat by resting in the shadow of one of Petra’s ‘Djinn Blocks’ (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"The Treasury (Front)" - a different view of the Treasury at the Nabataean ruins of Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"The Treasury (Front)" - a different view of the Treasury at the Nabataean ruins of Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"The Treasury" - the magnificent Treasury at the Nabataean ruins of Petra. Yes, you probably recognize it from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade :)(Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"The Treasury" - the magnificent Treasury at the Nabataean ruins of Petra. Yes, you probably recognize it from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade :)(Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"A Lone Rider" - a horseman rides in front of the Nabataean ruins at Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"A Lone Rider" - a horseman rides in front of the Nabataean ruins at Petra (Wadi Musa, Jordan) (June 2010)

"Hanging Guitar (2)" - an electric guitar hangs outside a battered door on a balcony in Jerusalem’s Old City (Jerusalem, Israel) (June 2010)

"Hanging Guitar (2)" - an electric guitar hangs outside a battered door on a balcony in Jerusalem’s Old City (Jerusalem, Israel) (June 2010)