Underwater Life

I love the sea. I also love marine life, and I would absolutely love to take photos of it. But, the nearest reef is in Eilat (the southest city in Israel), which is 4 hours away from me. Also, I do not own any underwater photography equipment, plus I’ve already heard some horror stories of underwater cases…

Mother Russia Vol. 6 : The Kremlin

On my first day here, we went to the red square and st. Basil’s cathedral. The Kremlin was near by but we didn’t actually get inside. And this Saturday I lerned why: Getting tickets is nearly impossible. Nikon D7100, NIKKOR 18-105mm, 1/320s, f/8, ISO 100 @ 24mm We took the metro, and got off at…

Shades of Fall

A few days ago, I had the chance to capture some nice macro shots in the cold, rainy Moscow. 1/200s, ISO 640 The weather is similar to Israel’s winter (windy, rainy, freezing). We don’t really have an actuall fall in Israel – it’s super hot and dry, rarely rainy (very mildly though) and barely any fall…

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…

The Anatomy of a Housefly

I have to admit, that with all the sight seeing I’ve been doing recetly (as seen in my recent posts), I missed macro photography. And earlier this week, I had the chance to go back to it haha. 1/250s, ISO 1000 The fly that’s been harassing us for more than a week was finally dead….

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…

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…