My wife looked at me funny when I asked her if I could take her camera with me to Baghdad, but I’m glad I did. I’ve managed to take some terrific photos since I’ve been here.
As the days get shorter (literally), I seem to catch the sun at a different angle every day. Above all, though, I enjoy taking photos of sunsets.
I just like the color, I suppose. In this photo, I like how the horizon moves from a dark red to a lighter orange as the sky returns to a darker blue above. I’m also a sucker for objects in silhouette.
I know there are people who make a living taking photographs, but I don’t think I could do that reliably. I think I’m more of an accomplished amateur who happens to get good shots on occasion.
At my last assignment, I knew a guy who would send me photos of the most boring events, but 90% of his shots were just amazing. He could take a picture of a guy speaking at a podium and squeeze freakin’ gold from it.
I’m wondering if I know how to turn lead into gold like he could.