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A Not So "Silly Tuesday"

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 13 December 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

After scaling up to the top of the Temple of the Masonry Altars, I came down to ground level only to see a man dressed in fatigues and carrying what looked like a semi-automatic weapon, only within about 100 feet of me.

Photo captured November 16, 2011.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/5.6 ISO 800 157 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

You shoulda poked him with a burnt stick . . go for a reaction. Tuesdays are good for that !

13 Dec 2011 10:30am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Wow - great photojournalism. Have to be careful pointing a camera at these guys - in case they point their own barrel back at you!

13 Dec 2011 10:57am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Was he in a hurry to get to the front of the gift shop queue?

13 Dec 2011 1:12pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A rather sobering sight, indeed.

13 Dec 2011 2:14pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

M-16.... he must be on our side (yah right)! YTou are good to stay back!...Great, great catch, Steven!

13 Dec 2011 3:20pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

very well got, nice one

13 Dec 2011 3:54pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Perhaps he is on escape :-))

13 Dec 2011 4:47pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

That would be a little unsettling. Looks like he is looking for something or someone.

14 Dec 2011 1:52am

franz from Baden, Austria

wow ... scary indeed ! luckily he didn't have you in his sights ...

14 Dec 2011 7:11pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

That is never a good sign. The weapon could easily have a full automatic setting.

14 Dec 2011 10:46pm

Phil David Morris from Saskatoon, Canada

Terrible to see him, after all that has happened to tourists at these sites, I feel it is
hardly a laughing matter. Great photo, but thank God to know that you are safe !!!~

15 Dec 2011 2:20am