Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve 2011

I bought this olive bonsai in a nursery yesterday. It made me happy and so I photographed it on the front porch table this morning .
Later realizing its possible significations I created a symbolic Christmas greetings image :

Thursday, December 22, 2011

The Longest Night

After hearing an uninspiring lecture on photography, my car was parked on Manor St. in the industrial part of Tel Aviv.
Being in a particular mood, I thought that digital photography at times has the advantage of transforming  a night scenery into something much more intriguing. In this case It did not take long for me to find the frames that matched my non  tranquil  state of mind.

In addition I shot this video snap. What fascinated me was the unpredictability of the flag movement. As this video snaps are done without editing, it is always a challenge how to finish them not too abruptly. But here I thought yes let it be abrupt and unpredictable much like the duration of our lives.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Photography of Palestine

I recalled Mark Twain words when I photographed these ruins in Ramleh recently:

"Of all the lands there are for dismal scenery, I think Palestine must be the prince. The hills are barren, they are dull of color, they are unpicturesque in shape. The valleys are unsightly deserts fringed with a feeble vegetation that has an expression about it of being sorrowful and despondent
 Palestine is no more of this work-day world. It is sacred to poetry and tradition -it is dream-land." 

Mark Twain Innocents Abroad 1869