Jordan Revisited

Every so often, I will browse a catalog of my photos years after I made them. Last week I chose to revisit my 2012 trip to Jordan in the middle east. Besides the wonderful memories of the weeks I was away, I actually found several images I had skipped over and never processed when I originally made my first gallery. I thought it would be fun to show them here since I was surprised at what I found when I dug deeper into my thousands of photos to discover some hidden gems. I hope you agree!
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Wandering the Wadi Rum desert, I watched as the clouds selectively covered different elements of the landscape, when it passed over my head, I loved the way it made the landscape look. It was a beautiful sky.

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In a different part of the desert, the landscape changed again, the light shifted and became much softer as the sun dropped, and the natural colors of the stone and sand emerged.

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Inside the ancient lost city of Petra, the rooms were carved from the interiors of mountains, they were beautifully textured with a range of colors and shapes unimaginable and in some ways inconceivable to be a natural formation. There’s nothing like this place, everyone who loves this should visit.

And then finally, we headed back to Aman Jordan. But on the way, we spotted a huge tourist shop and I hung out looking at the incredible tile work.

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Without scale, you would have no idea how big this is, but it’s massive. I shot this panoramic of a wall that was more than 12 feet long! Besides the beautiful tile work, the stories told in the imagery are fascinating.

This was a journey of a lifetime for me. The Jordanian people were are beautiful inside as their country was outside. I real sadness leaving, I could have stayed another 2 weeks easily. I was traveling with a group led by Colby Brown of The Giving Lens. His trips are wonderful and I made friends on that trip that will be with my for life!

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