Please click on the images to see larger versions. Cindy and I just returned from an awesome trip to the middle east where we visited Amman, Petra, and Jerusalem. This is the first of three blogs. I’m going to post images from Petra first, as it was definitely the highlight of the trip. This was the trip of a life time for me. The Jordanian people were some of the friendliest and most helpful I’ve ever met. The food was delicious, and the scenery was breath-taking. I traveled very light, armed with the Pentax K-5 camera body and three small prime lenses (DA 15, 40, and 70). This gear allowed me to hike all day without being overly burdened by extra weight. The small lenses were also less intimidating when photographing people. I hope you enjoy these sample images of Petra. If you want to see all of them, please click HERE. Stay tuned for shots from Amman and Jerusalem!