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…