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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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