This and That

Random bits of my life

Posts Tagged ‘Ruchama forest’

Ruchama Forest 3

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 10, 2014

IMG_3674.jpg

These photos of the Ruchama forest were taken during the afternoon. The light was very warm at that hour.

IMG_3589.jpg

IMG_3617.jpg

IMG_3624.jpg

Eucalyptus leaves.

IMG_3646.jpg

IMG_3699.jpg

Back-lit sheep. All those little white dots are the bits of fluff from the flower seeds.

IMG_3760.jpg

IMG_3844.jpg

IMG_3901.jpg

Posted in Israel, photography | Tagged: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Ruchama Forest 2

Posted by Avital Pinnick on March 10, 2014

IMG_3539.jpg

More photos of anemones in bloom, anemones going to seed, anemones losing their petals….

IMG_3497.jpg

IMG_3490.jpg

IMG_3488.jpg

 

Great horns and facial expressions on these sheep.

IMG_3469.jpg

Cattle egret hopping between sheep. They hitch a ride on the backs of the sheep and eat insects that live in the fleece. The egrets are so white that they’re difficult to photograph well because the highlights tend to be overblown.

IMG_3460.jpg

Zoom blur. I had a tripod with me.

IMG_3428.jpg

Anemone in bud, in bloom, and gone to seed.

IMG_3573.jpg

Posted in Israel, photography | Tagged: , , , | 1 Comment »

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

Posted in Israel, photography | Tagged: , , , , , | 1 Comment »