Burning oil wells, April 2003
This very dark shot was taken at night in early April 2003 from Camp Udairi, Kuwait. What is barely detectable in the picture in the upper center foreground is a reddish glow.
Visible at night from Camp Udairi for about a week was the glow of burning oil wells in southern Iraq. Casting a very Mordor-like glow, on one exceptionally clear night, actual flames were visible. (click on image to enlarge and make-out red glow on horizon)