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I am so thankful for your pictures of Afghanistan in the sixties.My parents lived there from1961-66.My father is an civil ingenieur and I was born there in 1963. As it happened I scanned all the 3500 pictures of my mum and digitilised them 2 years ago to print a fotobook.I cannot remember a lot of those days as I was to little but it gives me great pleasure to see this beautiful country with its peaceloving people.It is soo sad what happened there over the last 35 years with all the different intrudors and supppressors of all kinds. All the best to you and your family -kind regards Antje Luft -Germany
Thank you for all these wonderful photos. One of my favorite activities online is finding and viewing photos, particularly of landscape. I'm looking forward to a lot of eye-opening pleasure here. Very best to you from an amateur, Mavis
Wonderful photos. I spent most of my viewing time on Afghanistan. I used Google Images side-by-side on my laptop to travel between then and now. I wonder about the fate of the young Afghan women in the photo of students walking down the street. So full of promise in 1967. Thanks, I look forward to viewing more galleries in the future.
AISK in Kabul was a K-12 American public school open also to other ex-pats and Afghan-Americans.Total enrollment in the high school in 1975 was @ 100 students. The photo you have of the school shows the high school side; a similar building across the yard housed elementary classrooms, the art room , and in 1976, a library. A gym was also built on the grounds during that time.
One of the students you see is wearing the black and gold Kabul Scorpions sports uniform. They played other "local" American school teams in days-long tournaments throughout the school year. Flag football, soccer, basketball. (local = Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad, New Delhi). AISK was just off Darulaman near the Noor Eye Clinic. N
Wonderful pictures and scenery. Keep up the Good Job.
Shabudin Nathoo @ www.BetterWorld4all.org
With respect to you say that in every Mighty Mud Mania event, put out over 200 photos or 100 photos, and each year a maximum of 30 photos you post. I like to see all the photos you took of the last Mighty Mud Mania 2010 and I was a distant cousin and told me you were there, but not took picture
I'm nicolas and I'm form Argentina
Keep Having Fun!!!!!!!
Hej Clayton, I read your comment on protecting your work and I very much agree with your view. Of course I also became curious to see your work. Looking for instance at your shoots at Grand Canyon I can see why people have asked the permission to use your pictures. Nice shoots. Mats
For some reason, your pictures really cheered me up.
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Your work is amazing!
Good site, Jonn from NY.
Unbelievable! Liam O' Keefe
Hello Clayton: Very nice pictures on Afghanistan. Please visit my blog on:
The Rise of Afghan Empire
Wonderful collection of photos! I love Bill's collection too. Please tell him travel is rather easy but time travel is impossible; but his pictures make a good job taking us all back fifty years when it was more peaceful.
Keep doing this!
Fr. Diego, Argentina
Thanks Clay, for stopping by my Vietnam-Mekong Delta gallery. It was such a great experience being right there, and what's good without a camera.
Thanks Clayton for the message on my panorama gallery. You have some great shots too. I guess it might be a good guess that you live in the Phoenix area, that makes us neighbors.
I really love the content of this site it serves as a source of valuable information in my
life .I will continue to visit this websites often and I would like to thank you for your
Clayton, Your photos are filled with the color of life. Thank you for sharing them! Janet
Thank you Clayton for visiting my on-line photo galleries, and for taking the time to leave such expressive comments. I enjoyed browsing through your albums. A wonderful set of images, well captured.
Since I'm a lover of lightning, I thought that i might be in your guestbook. Your lightning shots are amazing and realy fascinate me more and more. Sadly in Kosova, where I live, we don't get that much of lightning effects from mother nature. that's why my lightning galery is small. It's interesting how in the past i was affraid of thunderstorms but now with my DRebel i'm more attracted to the movements and shapes it can create for a blink of an eye. Good job and continue shooting it...
graet pictures especially the lightning from the 10D
Thank You for sharing your interesting slides from 1967 Afganistan. More people should post old pics. Many times they're more interesting than new ones. Please tell me what you did there... work as a Doctor I presume.
Hi Clayton, Your photographs are beautiful, but I was a bit disturbed seeing your stunned birds. As a conservation educator, I feel compelled to inform you that 963 million birds die each year from window kills and 6 million birds a day fall prey to cats. Those are alarming statistics. You can help our diminishing bird populations by simply stringing up cd's, feathers, shells,etc. on stings on your windows to break up the reflections. Window decals work great too. Cats that are not allowed outside greatly reduce bird kills. How many nuptial gifts ( dead animals left on your doorstep) do you get fom your cat? Just something to consider for the future of our birds.
Happy New Year!!! Your photos are amazing.
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Happy holidays Clayton. God bless you!
Fantastic. Much better. I might even take a little more off the top and bottom, but that's a matter of personal preference.
Also, don't be afraid to use unusual shapes. The 2:3 aspect ratio is not law. (This advice should be taken w/ a grain of salt, though. Sometimes I get high praise for doing that, sometimes I get reamed. The life guys love it, the sports guys hate it, and the news guys just recrop my pictures anyway.)
Hope I don't come across as being to critical. I don't pretend to be a better photographer than you or anyone else. The advice I give is simply what I would do, maybe it's not the right thing for you to do.
Keep shooting, you've got a good eye.
great to see the old images- pictures are meant to be seen!
just want to say how great your work is
very nices pics,landscapes are so great ,the pics make me travell.!!!!!!
sport,us football collge i think?
please can you comment my galleries
thank's a lot
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
how is everything going Clayton? hope you are well. just got back from vacation in northern Arizona.
i love u
Wonderful work here Clayton. Thanks for dropping by my galleries and your comment.
I came across your pictures of Afghanistan quite by accident. What alot of memories. I lived there from 1961-1965 and moved into the new school (AISK) just before going home to Wyoming. My father was an avid photographer and we must have hundreds and hundreds of his slides of Kabul and environs. It would be nice to share them on the Web, but I don't know how. Anyway thanks, I felt like I was stepping right back into Kabul as a teenager.
*Tinne aka digitinne*
I love it.
I realy like your photos.
Hi, from a neighbor in the "Land of Enchantment". I hope you will make it one day here. Beautiful scenery as well. What a wonderful talent you have! I enjoyed surfing through the pics greatly. Have a wonderful Valentines day. If you like, check out one of my humble pages...
Julie and John Rizzello
Julie and John here. Great look site. Love the photos. Thanks for keeping in touch. Warmer weather in Arizona is tempting...it's ugly here.
Thank you for your kind comment on my "flora Virginica" gallery. I, too, have enjoyed looking through your many photographs. Its quite obvious that you have a great love for the outdoors and a keen eye and appretiation for the beauty in nature.
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Merry Christmas Clayton.
Wow, these photos are really quite amazing.
Seen your post in the pbase forum and it was an interesting read. Followed the link here. Very respectable galleries here. I did enjoy the lightning strikesvery much. I do not have a view to shoot from here...maybe someday. Very good, jobs well done.
I thoroughly enjoyed your galleries, especially of California, Alaska, Afghanistan and the space shots (very educational as well). Thanks also for your comments on my California gallery.
Hi! Do you sell prints of your photos? I am interested in purchasing a print of one of your pictures (Humphrey's peak (AZ) with wildflowers). Thanks so much!
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Hey Clayton. have you seen this one?
It is the side of a building in downtown Phoenix.
Esterson you have talent!
Jeffrey Lewis Knapp
Thank you for you kind words. I have been a zonie for about 30 years and love it. The weather is always beautiful. I work with United Blood Services.
I got your e-mail. Glad to hear there are more photo of Afganistan to be posted. Please send your e-mail address again. I can't seem retrive it. I'll be checking back...
I loved the picture of Afghanistan. I am here Kabul now and it is sad to see what a beautiful place Kabul was and to see it now. If you would like to see some of my photos please e-mail me.
Really nice - the "Sleeping Seal" shot is my favorite - but not to be unfair to other great shots in your galleries. I recently returned from Arizona, and covered much of the same area you did - so that is of great interest to me.
Your Nasa collection is really nice as well.
Rob (Toad on dpreview Retouching and Willdabeest in Pbase)
Fantastic pictures! Brings back lots of memories from being on the road. Gives me an idea for what I might do with some of the ones I took in various locations around the country. Miss you guys and hope that we will be able to get together before too long!
Hello, my compliments for your nice pictures!
Please come see my photos sometime?
Best regards from Tom.
Just browsing the web and was pleased to see that the Esterson talent exists on the other side of the Atlantic as well!
Greetings from 'old Jersey'
Excellent collection of great photos, Clayton! I can only hope to have one half as nice someday.
Hi, your galleries are great! You've really got the eye for photography! I love your travel-pictures! *thumbsup*
I never took the time to thank you for the compliment on my butterfy galleries, so I thought I would return the favor. You really have some beautiful images here - the flowers are nice, but I really love some of the landscape shots. Keep up the good work !
beautiful captures- thanks for leaving a message in my 'moth eaten' album so I could find my way here to enjoy your own photos. I'll be back to view the rest soon, nice work!
Very nice pictures, Clayton. I especially liked the Alaska and California pictures. The Afghanistan pics are interesting (and I do mean that in a flattering way) and scary. You do great work with your camera and you have a good eye. Thanks for stopping by my site and commenting so nicely. It was very nice to meet you.
Regards and happy shooting,
I am really delighted to receive a vote for my gallery from such a good photographer like you. I will give the best to expand my uploads. Thank you very much, Erik
Clayton, nice photos. I am inspired to purchase a digital camera and add to the collection. We drove the desert backroads from Laughlin, Nevada to Twentynine Palms and some stark, but beautiful sites. One being a volcano cone about 250' high last active 500 years ago. Keep the good work!
Hey you guys
What a novel idea. With such a talented eye for natural splendors,you picked
a great way to share with the rest of us Thanks, they're really lovely. When
was the one taken in Afganistan...........last month?