Har Harif and The Negev Mountain Ridge
This remote mountainous location near the Egyptian border is home to many animals which one does not normally see: Wild donkeys, rabbits, wolves, foxes, deer and eagles. The colder weather in years past left us with many archaeological artifacts from civilizations which a few thousand years ago ruled these lands. The height, dry air and distance from any main city ...
An IDF military training zone, this region is isolated yet full of unexpected guests. In the middle of the Judaean Desert there are plenty of ancient remnants such as cisterns, caves or stone structures inviting local inhabitants to merge with the breathtaking scenery . Vendyl Jones - the original inspiration to the Indiana Jones character, searched for the ark of the covenant in his mountainous region.
Wadi Qelt (Arabic), or Nahal Prat (Hebrew) is one of the most fascinating places for photography. This all year-running-water desert stream in the midst of the Judaean Desert is an attraction for many lives and species. Old aqueducts and bridges accompany the trail along most of its length from northern Jerusalem, to Jericho and then down to the Jordan River.
The Kotel (wailing wall) sometimes presents a strange assortment of characters and interesting interactions. A colleague of mine who is a professional photographer in Jerusalem walks to the Kotel plaza on a daily basis - simply to capture facial expressions.
New Age Tel Aviv Architecture
The increasing gap between income levels impacts Tel Aviv new age architecture.
Bridge Over Blue
Jaser A-Zarka - The Arabic name 'Bridge over blue' originates in an old bridge over the local river 'Alligator's River' (these are long gone). The poorest village in Israel is a neighbor to one of the country's wealthiest towns - Caesarea. The ancestors of village's residents were Bedouin slaves who found a home in this seaside village. The village is all pastel like colored ...
Alonei Abba Oak Forest
In the past Israel was covered with forests of mainly Oak, Acacia and Carob trees. A few historical events lead to cutting of much of these forests: - When the land was conquered by Joshua thereby - creating open spaces for agricultural fields. - During the construction of Solomon's temple. - For the glass industry (required wood for generating heat). - Feeding the steam train system built ...
Judean Desert Heights
Between the Judean mountain ridge and the creeks of the Dead Sea lies the Judean Desert plain. A scattered Bedouin population, military zones and a lack of 'big' attractions make this inspirational desert a tourist free zone and a soul opener for the documentary and landscape photographer.
Makor Baruch is an old neighborhood that lies between the rushing Machne Yehuda Mediterranean style market and the ultra orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim. Bright stone walls, tin roofs, everything-improvised-style alleyways and a mostly by foot transportation make this diversely populated neighborhood a great destination for street photography. The workshop will include tips on real estate photography. Photography by Carolina Reid
Northern Negev Plains
One of the less traveled regions of the country due to extensive military zones is a nesting area for many bird and animal species spending their winter away from any large populated areas.