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Posted by Avital Pinnick on April 20, 2015

I was trying to turn the reflection into twin sun flares. I liked this shot because the seated woman shows the scale of the sculpture. She appears to be contemplating the reflections but she’s actually watching over a toddler playing on the other side of the sculpture.

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Last of the Dublin Photos

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 18, 2013


By now you’re probably glad I was only in Dublin for seven hours. Imagine if I’d been there for seven weeks! (You don’t have to imagine it. I went berserk in Italy….) Here are a few photos that didn’t fit into the rest of the “theme” postings. A guy tuning his dulcimer on Grafton Street. I’m so sorry there wasn’t time to go back to hear him play! I love the dulcimer when it’s played well.

This bleak, classical structure was the Irish Houses of Parliament, built by the English in 1729. The Irish Parliament was dissolved in 1801 and the building is now owned by the Bank of Ireland.


Side street off the Grafton Street pedestrian mall.


Sign outside a shop in Temple Bar.



It really is a curved street! A very short curved street.


Not sure what this building is but it made a cool reflection.


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Spider Reflections

Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 27, 2009

This critter is a wolf spider (lycosa) in a plastic food box:

Spider Reflection Revisited

Spider Reflections

He’ll be set free eventually. My office mate, Yinnon, is a serious spider collector. He used to have about 700 spiders but now has about 300. He has been selling them because he doesn’t have much time to take care of them, given that he works two days a week as a programmer and has started a Ph.D. in neurobiology (octopi, specifically, and how they make decisions) at the Hebrew University. People bring all sorts of interesting finds to our office, mostly local spiders and scorpions.

“Shall we dance?”:

Shall we dance?

A co-worker found this wolf spider in his bedroom in Pisgat Zeev, a suburb of Jerusalem. Come to think of it, about a month ago he found a scorpion in his dry laundry. If I were his wife, I might consider moving… 😉

I photographed this wolf spider with a 50mm prime lens. I liked the reflections on the inside of the box, so I cropped the photos accordingly.

Actual size of spider is about 2″ or 5 cm, diagonally. Yinnon tells me that spiders are either measured by leg span (in this case) or by body length (0.5 cm or 3/4 inch).

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Posted by Avital Pinnick on July 7, 2009

Yoga class in Baka, Jerusalem. Early Monday evening. I was warming up with stretching exercises on my mat. I looked up at my teacher, who was also stretching on her mat, and saw a nearby building reflected in the window over her shoulder.

The window revolves on a vertical axis and it was tilted just enough to catch some of the details of the tile border and pierced window. The class hadn’t started yet, so I requested permission to photograph the window and grabbed my camera. I took the shot from a low angle in order to get the sky. Photoshop’s lens distortion filter made the converging lines of the sides of the window appear parallel again.

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