Favourite Photos of May 2010
Posted by Avital Pinnick on August 9, 2010
I just realised that I haven’t done a “favourite photos” posting for months! I was in the doldrums about this blog for a while, I admit, and I was going through a difficult period.
On May 5, I finally succeeded in photographing the rising sun lined up with the twin towers of Amman, Jordan.
May 12 was Jerusalem Day. Because my son’s band was playing on one of the floats for the Flag Dance, I went to photograph the crowds. This guy’s motto must be “More is more …”
Panorama photo of the crowds waving flags on King George Street near the Sheraton Plaza hotel.
My son’s band, moving towards the Dung Gate, with the Temple Mount in the background. If you think it’s tough shooting low-light images, try shooting something that’s moving! My son is bending over, on the lower left side of the photo. The boys had been playing for 2.5 hours and were knackered.
I also took a few photos of flowers and plants. Caper flower, taken with my husband’s Samsung point-and-shoot. (Don’t underestimate those cheap little cameras; often they have pretty decent macro functions.)
Hammock spider on a rosemary bush, photographed with the same camera.
Faded rose, photographed with my DSLR (must have been repaired by this time):
Cycad in the setting sun. There’s something about those primitive plants that attracts me.
A chance photo of a palm tree in the late afternoon. The sun was at just the right angle.
Tiny myrtle flower with an even tinier crab spider camouflaged in the center. Photo taken with the Samsung 639.