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alma beach

the tel aviv skyline from the jaffa side of alma beach in south tel aviv-yafo. this would be our last day in israel and this indeed is the last image from this series of photographs documenting our trip there in october of 2017. wonderful memories will remain of this incredible place!

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: cityscapes

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crashing wave 1, 2 & 3

we had one last day in israel and chose to return to the old port city of jaffa to spend it there. my wife and i just fell in love with this part of the tel aviv-yafo metropolis. taking a break from walking the streets of the old port, we returned to the car at the parking lot. there was a certain something with the light at this time of day and the mediterranean sea seemed a bit more agitated than normal. i set my gear up on the port wall and observed wave after wave crashing.

these photographs can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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the domed shrine

the world headquarters of the baha’i faith is located on mount carmel in haifa, israel. the baha’i gardens, that include the hanging gardens (garden terraces) and the domed shrine of the ab were completed in 2001 and are a unesco world heritage site.

photographed is the lower complex, from street level at the base of mount carmel, shortly after dusk.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

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stormfront

 

having started out the day with some cloud cover, we had visited the aqueduct at caesarea. just after finishing my shoot there, we got a heck of a rainstorm that lasted about a half hour or so… our next stop was to visit some of my wife’s family in haifa, the northern port city in israel on the mediterranean.

the family visit completed, we went to visit a couple of sights. here is the port city from above as a stormfront was moving in (or out).

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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imminence

a few minutes after the previous shot (the advance) and the storm clouds are now seemingly clawing at the aqueduct in caesarea, israel.

shortly after this series of shots, we made our way to the car just in time. it was a heavy downpour, alright…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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the advance

on this morning the light was constantly changing as clouds were periodically moving in front of the sun and then away again. we were on the site for a couple of hours and eventually, it became apparent that a storm was coming off of the mediterranean sea. here you have then, the aqueduct at the beach in caesarea photographed with a storm advancing towards shore.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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judaean desert view

overlooking a section of judaean desert cliffs from the western ridge of masada shortly after sunrise.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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the visitor centre

the futuristic looking visitor centre; set on the northern cliffs of the ramon crater, it proudly over-looks the world’s largest erosion crater. the splendour and grandiosity of this place is staggering! further back from the northern cliffs, is the small town of mitzpe ramon in the negev desert. the 40 winds its way into the crater and continues further into southern israel.

sometimes the light is with you; other times it’s just not… we made it to the ramon crater in good time, but the early morning light was starting to get dicey as we made our approach. what was a blanket of lovely clouds mere minutes before arriving, turned into a solar assault on the visual senses as they vanished within minutes. alas, this was the only salvageable image from the shoot.  we hung around and visited for a while hoping that the clouds would come back and shield the now late morning sun, but it just was not to be… next stop: eilat.

by the way, it is common to associate a crater as a landform created by an asteroid crashing in from space… this is not the case here, rather it is an erosion crater created by water erosion.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

 

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sharp left ahead

a few minutes further down highway 40 in the negev desert, still on our way to the mitzpe ramon crater, some lovely ribbon clouds in the morning sky…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: roadscapes

 

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a patch of trees along the 40

having left the north of israel the day prior, we left for the south while it was still dark. our final destination would be eilat and the red sea, but there was at least one major stop to make at the town of mitzpe ramon and its incredible ramon crater. when leaving the metropolitan tel aviv area, you are essentially on the mediterranean coastline and most of the roads and highways due south pass near be’er sheva, the largest city in the negev desert. having bypassed the city, we opted to take highway 40 south instead of the main highway 6 that connects to the faster highway 90 along the dead sea. the scenery in the desert is beautiful and with the morning light how could we lose? this photo was taken in that beautiful light roughly halfway between be’er sheva and mitzpe ramon.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: flowers, plants & trees

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