In Case You Were Wondering
In case any of you were wondering, the header picture (that one, up there, with the sun) was taken in in July of 2009 in Afghanistan. I was standing on a bump in the ground looking over the distant fenceline of FOB Walton in Kandahar City. I had been on the FOB for all of two days and had noticed the particularly awesome sunsets. Others there pointed out exactly where to stand.
The loaf-shaped hill actually looked that way, some remnant of distant volcanic activity or something. The treeline bounded a farm adjacent to the FOB and police barracks where we were.
Of course, I came to learn later that the awesomeness of the sunsets was a result of the air being full of dust and smoke, and approximately 30% of that was feces. That and the distant hills and trees probably had some Taliban watching me and wanting to shoot my ass or something.
Still, it’s a great sunset picture.