Macro Morning

As mentioned before, best macro shots are taken in the morning. Very early morning. Right before dawn, it’s still too cold for the insects. The sun isn’t there yet to warm them up – so naturally, they’re not too active. Bees are found resting on flowers, barely moving, warming themselves up. Same about all other…

Alien Invasion

Having a yard in your house is perfect for any macro photographer – suddenly, you don’t necessarily need to go somewhere to take some nice shots. I encountered this grasshopper while doing some house works – he was right next to the laundry hanger in the yard. Catching it was pretty difficult but I managed…

Off to the Motherland

To celebrate my release of the IDF, I’m going on a 2 week trip to Moscow! So, this means that… I need to get my camera gear ready – already started with that, emptying all the SD cards will be the next (exhausting) step. There will be slightly less activity around here for a couple…

Tales of the beach

There are many ways to the beach in Tel Aviv, and by far, the best one goes through the Carmel Market. Back in highschool, when me and my friends headed to the beach, I don’t think there was a time we didn’t go through the market. We’d start by getting some new band shirts in…

Experimenting with a coupler ring

As I often mention I’m a huge fan of macro photography. And many macro photographers, me among them, always seek a way to get closer and closer to the object in front of the lens.   Recently, wandering around the internet had lead me to a new discovery; a coupler ring. Here, you mount a…

Tales of the Carmel Market

  I don’t think I know anyone in Israel that didn’t spend some (or most) of their time in Dizengoff center, King George street and the Carmel Market as teenagers. Teenagers from across the country come there to meet up with friends, go shopping or just spend their time there. Even “Center Kids” (that’s how we…

Port of Jaffa

If you go south on Tel Aviv’shore, you’ll reach old Jaffa. Beautiful old buildings and mosques, nice restraunts (If you ever visit Israel, be sure you go there!) and the old port. The port is very small and not used for any commercial purposes (for that, we Haifa’s, Ashdod’s and Eilat’s ports). I visited the port…

Ladybug: Creative Macro

A while ago I stumbled upon some ladybugs, and by “some” I mean hundreds of them! Maybe they were used as some sort of biological pest control against aphids? Who knows.. Anyway, I put a few of them in a plastic bag (with holes, of course) and took them home. I took some nice macro…

Playing with Filters

Besides the Titorah Hill mentioned a few posts ago, Tel Aviv is also a favorite location for me. It has everything – The Botanic Park (next to the university), the Diamond Exchange, the Carmel Market, the beach.. Spending the last 2 years has given me more than a few opportunities to shoot at said locations. Nikon…

Black and White Morning

B&W photographs can pe rather interesting. Sometimes, the most generic and boring photos become much more interesting to the eye when you go black and white. Of course, the photos turn B&W on editing, and not in the camera setting – You can always turn a photo b&w, but you can’t go back. So it’s…

Crash course in Flower Surgery

  Hibiscuses will forever be one of my favorite flowers; so colorful and big, just beautiful! And they are also my favorite flowers to shoot. Just look at all the details! At first look, you would never imagine how the pollens look from up-close. After finding some nice Hibiscus flowers and bringing them home, my…

Along came a.. Snail

The title was not “Along came a Spider” as you would expect because I’m terrified to death by spiders (the sight of even a tiny spider would send me running out of the room, screaming like a little girl lol). 1/60s, ISO 1250, Manual Mode But this is not the case with snails. I’m actually…

High in the sky

After visiting the National Park in Ramat Gan, I continued my trip to the Israeli Diamond Exchange; I visited my boyfriend at his new office, at the Atrium Building. 1/200s, f/9, ISO 100 His office is located at the 22nd floor, and there’s a great view to the city. Sadly, there are blinds on the…

The Mantis

As I’ve mentioned already, my favorite photography genre is macro. There’s just something fascinating in seeing all those little details. Everyday items turn into screenshots from a fantasy movie, bugs can be either beautiful or very terrifying under the lens, and pretty much everything looks extraodrinary. 1/200s, ISO 1600, Manual mode Taking macro photos of flowers is…

Shooting Ducks

Having a whole WEEK OFF is just amazing! Suddenly, I have all this free time at my disposal! Of course, using this spare time for my hobbies is a necessary (don’t get to do that so often. That’s how this blog was born btw). 1/200s, f/9, ISO 100, Manual Mode I my packed my camera…

For Starters…

Hello everyone! Here’s my attempt at photography blogging, let’s hope I can keep this up!

Moscow Letovers

A total of 3852 photos were taken by me in Moscow! That is just… wow! Though I shared the best of these photos in a series of posts, there are a few more photos I’d like to share here. This is the Tsoi Wall, located on Arbat street. (Viktor Tsoi was the vocalist of Russian…

Back to reality

As you’ve probably noticed, the blog hasn’t been very active in the past few days.  I’ve been doing so much in the last week, and I have so many photos to edit and so many adventures to write about! So, stay tuned, more photos are coming! 🙂

Mother Russia Vol. 5: Circle of Light Festival

The Circle of Light Moscow International Festival is held this weekend in Moscow, in a few locations, one of them being Moscow State University. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/50s, f/4, ISO 1250 @ 25mm The event was advertised all over the city, and I first learned about it when I treavelled Moscow at night, taking…

Mother Russia Vol.4 : Moscow Metro

On my first day here, I got a small taste of Moscow, inluding the Kremlin, a small glimpse of Moscow City, and the metro. The metro definitely deserved it’s own post (just like Moscow City does) and today, I finally had the chance to go on a stroll around the metro. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 50mm…

Dacha Friends

Many Russian families own a Dacha in addition to their homes in the city. A Dacha is a summer house, usually with a small yard that is often used for amatuer farming. Dachas are located outside the cities, usually a few km away (sometimes more than a few km). 1/160s, f/1.8, ISO 2000 This Saturday,…

Mother Russia Vol.3 : Night Over Moscow

One of the first things I’ve noticed about Moscow when driving from the airport into the city was the beautiful lighting. The buildings, the streets, the skyscrapers.. Are all beautifully lit. Something that I should definitely take photos of. Tonight, I had a chance to go out for a short drive. I grabbed my camera and…

Mother Russia Vol.2 : Moscow City

The Moscow International Business Center, better known as Moscow City, revolves around the Afi Mall (also known as the central core of the business center). The roof of the Afi Mall. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/250s, f/7.1, ISO 160 @ 18mm Besides photography, I spend some of my time here shopping. The variety is much…

Mother Russia Vol.1 : First Impressions

Moscow so far.. Well, it’s goddamn beautiful! (800 shots taken on my first day, that’s how beautiful it is!) The weather is rather cold, about 15C (kind like the Israeli winter), and it’s cloudy. I absolutely love shooting when it’s cloudy, since the light is much softer, and the photos turn out beautiful. Plus it’s…