Photographing landscape in Israel is a hard work. Landscape photography is all about the open - and few places in Israel has wide open lands without human interference, such as power lines or settlements. Nevertheless, Israel's landscape is unique in it's versatility. Within a few hours drive you can get from the Mountains of Galilee - a green land full of trees and streams, through a beautiful Mediterranean coastline, to the dry, desolate and quiet Negev Desert.
Mount Zin, situated in the middle of Zin Valley, is both beautiful and sad at the same time. Watching the mountain at sunrise, or with the background of a starry skies, is a magnificent sight. However, it's hard to ignore the feeling that the small nature reserve surrounding the mountain is all that's left from a much larger, beautiful area, that was destroyed by the phosphate mining.
This gallery attempts to capture the beauty of this small, untouched patch.
The Ramon Crater is located in the middle of the Negev desert, and forms Israel's largest national park. It wasn't actually created by a meteor impact. Rather, it's the world's largest erosion cirque.
Due to it's arid environment, humid weather, or any type of precipitations are quite rare. But when they finally occur - you're on for a spectacular view.
This gallery, "Singles", is dedicated to images that did not belong on any other gallery on this website. There's nothing that connects these works to one another - each stands on its own. Some are color, some are B&W. Each one has a different subject: landscape, artifical lighting, travel, urban and more to come. For me, it's a place to share with you, the viewers, different kind of works.
Inhaca. A small, beautiful island, about 30Km opposite Maputo's shore. It's pristine water and beautiful, untouched beaches stand in complete contrast with Maputo.
The island life are simple. Kids sometimes walk up to 8 Km to school. The buildings, if that's how they're to be called, are simple, and if a storm is fierce enough - it will probably blow of some of the roofs...
However - the part of this island I found most attractive was the beach. Walking along it for several hours does have its rewards.
Between January and February every year, comes the Hebrew holiday Tu-Bi-Shvat (15 in Shvat, which is a month in the Hebrew calendar). This holiday symbolizes the start of the tree growth and blossom.
Every year, around this time, the Almond trees all around the country starts their blossom period. The white and pink trees fill the countryside - undoubtedly one of the beautiful sights in Israel.
Antelope Canyon is an amazing place due to the beautiful sandstone textures on its walls. But it is also known for its spectacular "natural spotlights" show.
During several months a year, between March and October, and only at specific times during the day, the sun shines through the narrow opening of the canyon. This creates beautiful rays of light, shining all the way through to the bottom of the canyon, and is further emphasized by the dust particles that are naturally there.
This gallery is dedicated to this beautiful phenomenon.
Antelope Canyon, Arizona. While the entire area around page is loaded with beautiful sandstone formations, Antelope Canyon is unique. The narrow, dark canyon leaves only one direction for the light to come from: above. This emphasizes the texture and color of the sandstone in a way not possible on any other location. Framed by the camera, this creates beautiful abstracts - for which this gallery is dedicated.
Another phenomenon which is quite unique to Antelope Canyon is the light shafts, or light rays. You can watch some photos of it in the Rays of Light - Antelope Canyon gallery.
And one last thing: if you're a photographer - you might want to visit the Blog for some tips on shooting in Antelope.
While most people probably get to Page in order to see Lake Powell, or go to the various National Parks and Monuments around it, taking a short walk just outside the city reveals the beauty of the desert surrounding it. This gallery is dedicated to some of the sandstone formations found outside of Page.
From a photography perspective, Grand Canyon is probably one of the most difficult places. Probably the strongest impression left after visiting the Grand Canyon is the tremendous size of it... And if Landscape Photography is intended to capture the impression of a place, then passing this impression in a single frame is just not possible. Still, sunrise and sunset provide some beautiful views and compositions, emphasized by the beautiful red-glow of the cliffs.
Yosemite National Park is one of the most famous National Parks in the world, and with a good reason. After visiting the place for two days, the forest drive, vistas and wildlife left me speechless. Deer and squirrels all around, Half Dome and the impressive El Capitan as the background scenery, and just when you think you've seen it all, a lone wolf is waiting on the side of the road... Hope these photos can pass the impression.