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Photos That I Wish Could Make me Rich and Famous but Most Certainly will not.

Updated on August 26, 2008

I like photography, but am well aware that outside of some miraculous occurrence, or some seriously hard work on my part, I probably won't make a living at it. Which, honestly is fine with me, since it is one art form I really don't have a great amount of respect for. After all, what is photography but simply recording images of the creations of animals, God, or mankind? Most anyone can recognize beauty. The true "art" behind photography is having the money to invest in a really nice camera, and having the perseverance to sit in one spot for hours on end, or to wake up at 4am to get that perfect shot.

So my point is, I won't ever be a famous photographer, but thanks to HubPages, I can at least showcase some of my favorites, and garner some satisfaction from knowing that someone is looking, and just maybe...liking what they see.

Political Rally at Martyr's Square, Beirut, Lebanon
Political Rally at Martyr's Square, Beirut, Lebanon
Dutch Harbor at sunset, Alaska
Dutch Harbor at sunset, Alaska
small town in Greece
small town in Greece
Windmills of Mykonos, Greece
Windmills of Mykonos, Greece
Alexandria, Egypt
Alexandria, Egypt
Patisserie in Alexandria
Patisserie in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Mosque in Alexandria
Alexandria
Alexandria
 A splash of green livens up otherwise drab surroundings in Cairo, Egypt
A splash of green livens up otherwise drab surroundings in Cairo, Egypt
An old church stands in disrepair in Cairo, Egypt
An old church stands in disrepair in Cairo, Egypt
Cheerful workers in a hookah shop, Cairo, Egypt
Cheerful workers in a hookah shop, Cairo, Egypt
Mosques meet in Cairo, Egypt
Mosques meet in Cairo, Egypt
A cat guards the entrance to a lamp shop in Cairo, Egypt
A cat guards the entrance to a lamp shop in Cairo, Egypt
Colorful shutters brighten a building in Cairo, Egypt
Colorful shutters brighten a building in Cairo, Egypt
Old friends converse on Banana Island in Luxor, Egypt
Old friends converse on Banana Island in Luxor, Egypt
A man enjoys tea and a sheesha among the tall trees on Banana Island, Luxor, Egypt
A man enjoys tea and a sheesha among the tall trees on Banana Island, Luxor, Egypt
A lovely section in Athens, Greece
A lovely section in Athens, Greece
Churches. Athens, Greece
Churches. Athens, Greece
A reconstructed Greek agora borders Lykavittos Hill in Athens, Greece
A reconstructed Greek agora borders Lykavittos Hill in Athens, Greece
The Erecthion and Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece
The Erecthion and Lykavittos Hill, Athens, Greece
The peaks of Meteora, Meteora, Greece
The peaks of Meteora, Meteora, Greece
The faithful pray within the shadow of the Western Wall, Jerusalem
The faithful pray within the shadow of the Western Wall, Jerusalem
A man and his donkey on the Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem
A man and his donkey on the Mt. of Olives, Jerusalem
The Dome of the Rock, framed by three archways, Jerusalem
The Dome of the Rock, framed by three archways, Jerusalem
Celebrants near the Western Wall, Jerusalem
Celebrants near the Western Wall, Jerusalem
The sun sets behind an old church steeple, Lebanon
The sun sets behind an old church steeple, Lebanon
One of the few signs of life at the ruins of the once glorious city of Tyre, Lebanon
One of the few signs of life at the ruins of the once glorious city of Tyre, Lebanon
Mother and her child walking by a construction site in Dahab, Egypt
Mother and her child walking by a construction site in Dahab, Egypt
The masts of many feluccas along the Nile River, Luxore, Egypt
The masts of many feluccas along the Nile River, Luxore, Egypt
A pharaoh within Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt
A pharaoh within Luxor Temple, Luxor, Egypt
Resting among remnants of a glorious past, Luxor, Egypt
Resting among remnants of a glorious past, Luxor, Egypt
A lovely sunset along the Nile River, Luxor Egypt
A lovely sunset along the Nile River, Luxor Egypt
The Treasury, one of the many wonders of Petra, Jordan
The Treasury, one of the many wonders of Petra, Jordan
Roman ruins in Amman, Jordan
Roman ruins in Amman, Jordan
Curious donkeys next to the "Monastery," Petra, Jordan
Curious donkeys next to the "Monastery," Petra, Jordan
Bedouin children doing chores in Petra, Jordan
Bedouin children doing chores in Petra, Jordan
"The Monastery," shrouded in an eerie morning mist, Petra, Jordan
"The Monastery," shrouded in an eerie morning mist, Petra, Jordan
Mt. St. Helens shoots up a plume
Mt. St. Helens shoots up a plume
A hungry cat eyeing an aquarium in Dahab, Egypt
A hungry cat eyeing an aquarium in Dahab, Egypt

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    • Paraglider profile image

      Dave McClure 8 years ago from Kyle, Scotland

      First to comment, it seems. I won't single any out, but this is a great collection. Very uplifting viewing. Thanks for going public with these superb pictures.

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      SunSeven 8 years ago from Singapore / India

      What a beautiful collection! This photos will certainly make you famous.

      Sent you a mail regarding the photos.

      All the Best.

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      Jason Reuter 8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks Paraglider and Sunseven!

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      Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

      Loved your pictures, every one of them!!!!! Now go out and bring us more!!! Thank you very much....

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      This is a wonderful collection of your travels. I love the green paint one, but all are great!

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      Tim 8 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Petra is incredibly fascinating...

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      Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

      Don't sell yourself short. These are great. Thanks for sharing.

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      Jason Reuter 8 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks for the comments all! Yeah SweetiePie, that's one of my faves too. I got some strange looks while taking it, but well worth it. And t.keeley, I couldn't agree more, Petra is an amazing place.

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      Rhym O'Reison 8 years ago from Crowley, Tx

      These are really incredible. I do like the scenery and city view pics, but the ones that I love are where you took an extraordinary scene and added human interest to it. You can forget after seeing pictures of temples and landscapes, but the flash of bright blue on the weary man amongst the pillars in Luxor Egypt, or the man with his donkey...these are the kind that touch me. I think they are great and would love to see more.

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      jim10 8 years ago from ma

      All of the photos are great. I think my favorite is The peaks of Meteora in Greece. You actually can make money off of some of your photos at places like http://www.istockphoto.com

      You can upload photos and if people download and use them you will get a small percentage. I'm hoping when my kids grow up my wife and I can finally travel. Or at least when they are older we could all go.

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      Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

      Beautiful photos. Incredibly framed!

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      desert blondie 8 years ago from Palm trees, swimming pools, lots of sand, lots of sunscreen

      Well, I don't know whether you'll become rich and famous from these wonderful images, but you've certainly had the good fortune to have visited these locales, and been given the talent to "see" with your camera so talentedly.

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      John from Raleigh 8 years ago

      Wow. You have a great eye. Thanks for sharing these.

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      These are beautiful! How lucky you are to see such beautiful places. You have a great talent! I wish I could take pictures half as good as these. If you have tips I would love you to share them with me, I am a new photographer and have done some work in sports photography for my local paper and would love you to take a look at them and give me your opinion.

      https://hubpages.com/art/New-to-photography

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      gwendymom 8 years ago from Oklahoma

      Remebered this hub that you might find interesting also.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/Earn-Money-from-Photos

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      summer10 8 years ago from my happy place :)

      The photos are amazing! to have visited such exotic and beautiful places, you should never consider yourself broke, but so much richer in spirit. :)

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      TravelMonkey 8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great intro and excellent photos. I imagine what the photos would be like with the expensive equipment

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      starcatchinfo 8 years ago

      lovely photos! my best is : the wild flowers trying to say 'stop and admire me. there is still life at the ruins'!

      thanks for sharing.

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      starcatchinfo 8 years ago

      HI JREUTER,

      WONDERFUL PICTS.

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      Laura Irwin 8 years ago from The Great Northwest

      Pictures like yours make me feel as if I was traveling there myself. Great work! As good as any "professional" pics I've seen.

      L

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      C.S.Alexis 8 years ago from NW Indiana

      Love your photos. Children doing chores, one of the few signs of life, are very appealing to me but, I especially adore the Western Wall. Thanks so much for sharing with us. C.S.

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      Wendy Iturrizaga 8 years ago from France

      These are some great photos jreuter. My favourite one is the man resting in Luxor.

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You got some great shots, a lot of vertical interest. I actually liked the windmills and how they faded off to the right. Loved the blue boats in Egypt. My favorite was the Western Wall.

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      Jason Reuter 7 years ago from Portland, Oregon

      Thanks Randy, I just wish I had had my color film with me when I shot those windmills. Mykonos is so colorful, and all I had was black and white! ARG!

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      Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

      Greece is definitely on my list of must sees. All the cobalt and white stucco, water and boats... some day.

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      Anonymous 7 years ago

      I love the picture with the cat!

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      Jreuter 7 years ago

      Yeah, he was hilarious. He just sat there forever, watching that fish in the aquarium. pretty cute.

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      advisor4qb 7 years ago from On New Footing

      WOW. You have taken some awesome photos! I envy that you have traveled the world and seen such beautiful sights. You also have an eye for what is beautiful and just the right angle to photograph from. How inspiring!

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      Adnan Habib 7 years ago

      Maybe not rich yet, but why not hope for being famous?

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      Vizey 7 years ago

      fantastic pictures! I wish I could do the photography like you do. But I am more interested in watching the picturesque than capturing it :) nice job!

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