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from the border

minutes to the east of rosh hanikra, still in the western galilee, is kibbutz hanita with its northern limits being the lebanese border. it was established back in 1938 as a tower and stockade settlement. these types of settlements were relatively common during this era of jewish settlements in palestine, before israel was a state. they refer to the first two structures built by pioneers to defend the land they were dwelling in.

presumably, its early industry was agriculture; the kibbutz still produces bananas, citrus fruits and field crops but it derives the bulk of its revenues from two on-site factories: hanita lenses and hanita coatings, the latter of which was recently purchased by the avery-dennison conglomerate.

as an aside, i have a connection to this place as my aunt and cousin live there. the image you are seeing is from an observation tower that gives a 360 degree view of the surrounding area. photographed here is the setting sun in the western skies with the mediterranean sea in the distance. the prominent road you see in the frame is off limits and is used exclusively by the military.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: landscapes

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northern coastline

the available light at sundown once again provides for a longer exposure of the coastline as seen from rosh hanikra. as one heads south along the number 4 road, there are two small cities, nahariya and acre (akko), as well as a couple of villages before reaching haifa, israel’s third largest city after jerusalem and tel aviv. the extension of city lights that you see jutting to the right towards the centre of the frame are indeed those of the haifa metropolitan area.

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

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the fishermen

the attraction at rosh hanikra visited and photographed, we took the cable car back up to where we came from. the beauty of this place never ends. the views to the west for a sunset or indeed south towards metropolitan haifa are gorgeous! with the sun below the horizon already, here is a shot of a small segment of the coastline directly to the south of rosh hanikra. the available light allows for a long exposure to highlight the seafoam cause by breaking waves from the mediterranean sea. the two fellows don’t seem to be bothered one bit…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

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the cliff

this is the white chalk cliff that houses the grottoes or sea caves at rosh hanikra in the western galillee where the mediterranean sea meets the israeli coast at the lebanese border. if one follows the normal flow of pedestrian traffic through the tunnels, this views is towards the end of the attraction. thankfully, there was some nice light towards the end of day as the sun was beginning to settle into the horizon.

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: waterscapes

 

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gliding

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first off… no, the glider was not superimposed!

exploring the area around san diego brought me to the torrey pines gliderport. patience was required to get good lighting and a glider in the shot. it got to be fairly late on a december afternoon when the light got just so… then the glider came into the shot… and voila!

this photograph can be found in the following galleries: skyscapes and waterscapes

 

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