This and That

Random bits of my life

Ruchama Forest

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 10, 2014

IMG_3346.jpg

Last week I took a half-day photo workshop in the Ruchama forest (near Sderot) led by Yehoshua Halevi. Eight of us spent half a day running around the Ruchama forest photographing the anemones (red, poppy-like flowers that bloom in winter). Yehoshua is a gregarious, patient teacher and an experienced photographer based in Efrat. I prefer to be left on my own while on photo tours, so that was OK as well. The lighting conditions were varied, from overcast to sunny.

The two photos below were taken in a commercial almond orchard. Very few of the trees were in bloom, so I concentrated on the tree trunks in the first photo and a bee on a flower in the second.

IMG_3222.jpg

IMG_3235.jpg

I’m planning to break into the world of sheep portrait photography. Truly a niche market….

IMG_3336.jpg

IMG_3382.jpg

The anemones were a bit past their prime, going to seed, but they were still plentiful.

IMG_3394.jpg

These anemones were growing around a charred log. Anemones are a challenge to photograph because the brilliant reds often turn out overblown, with little detail. I find that I have to underexpose them in order to see the edges of the petals.

IMG_3421.jpg

One Response to “Ruchama Forest”

  1. Judy said

    yes, yes! Sheep photography – it’s the newest thing… or… um, it will be once you start doing it! Crazy expressions they have – I see potential for a book…🙂

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

 
%d bloggers like this: