Had a meeting in Reston, Virginia and took the opportunity to take some shots.
In the photo of the wishing well above I attempted to capture the ripple of the water as well as the change within.
Below some other interesting architecture (I was hoping to find the Statue of Robert E. Simon – but no luck).
Walking around Jerusalem caught some interesting photos; lizard above, and amazing muster of storks.
The most striking aspect of this tree, even more than the red fruit, is the bright red bark.
There are a number of folk lore stories how it got the Hebrew name katlav (קטלב) all related to the red colored bark.
Latin names: Arbutus andrachne, common English names: aka strawberry tree, grecian strawberry tree, cyprus strawberry tree, eastern strawberry tree, common Hebrew name: קטלב מצוי
This was an interesting challenge to take this photo from within a pitch black tunnel – using the flash for detail of the interior but still retain the reflection of the greenery in the water.
What was really neat was I did not notice the two different heights to the ceiling until I got home to review the photos!
These photos were taken on 2007-07-30
It was important to me to frame the sunset on Caesarea’s beach with Caesarea Maritima famous aqueduct. Because of the difficulty with taking photos with details of the sun as well as of the aqueduct I took two photos (30 seconds apart), with different settings (1/1000, F/22 and 1/200, F/10) and used software to combine the two to reach the desired results, above.
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This was taken on 2007-08-02