A Taste of Africa - Recommendation for Short Trips near Maputo and Gaborone

March 28, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Over the past several months, I had the opportunity to fly to two places I probably wouldn't have gotten to visit otherwise: Mozambique and Botswana. While the trip was for business, of course I also brought a camera... and used the relatively free weekends to get a taste of the place. This short post should give you an idea of some things to do th...
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Almond Blossom in Israel

February 22, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Every year, between January and February, comes the Hebrew holiday Tu-BiShvat. The meaning of this Holiday's name is 15 in Shvat, which is the fifth month in the Hebrew calendar. This holiday celebrates the beginning of the tree growth after the winter. The Almond tree starts its blossom period around this time, and so it became one of its main sy...
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Antelope Canyon - Story and Tips

January 25, 2014  •  1 Comment
Antelope Canyon is probably one of those places that became famous solely thanks to photographers. While definitely an amazing place, I see no good reason for someone to want to spend several 10s of $$ for a short guided tour in a narrow, dusty, crowded place. The photography experience, however, is not of this world. The photos and compositions yo...
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Lightroom - Opening NEF files in an External Editor

December 14, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
While I mostly use CNX2 to process my NEF files, I've recently incorporated Lightroom into my workflow. I've found that Lightroom does a great job organizing my photo collection, while I still prefer CNX2 for post-processing - mainly due to its more reliable decoding of NEF files. However, this was made a little cumbersome by Adobe's less-than-won...
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Death Valley / Mesquite Dunes

November 19, 2013  •  Leave a Comment
Death Valley was the most derelict, uncommon place on this trip. But yet, it was to this place I was anxious to get the most - after the first dunes we've visited along the shore were covered with fog. The first afternoon didn't go very well. A fter driving all the way from Yosemite, we got to Death Valley at a perfect time for photographing the d...
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