BBQ Chicken – Tastes Better than it Looks

March 1st, 2010

My new favorite site is Chef John’s After watching the BBQ Chicken video I had to try it, and yes, it tastes even better than it looks.
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Atlantic Beach, Boardwalk

September 9th, 2008

I used HDR tools to create the above photo (1024×768) of the sunset over the Atlantic Beach boardwalk.

Compare this to previous photo of the sunset over the boardwalk

Reston, Virginia

September 9th, 2008

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

March 16th, 2008

Walking around Jerusalem caught some interesting photos; lizard above, and amazing muster of storks.

Arbutus andrachne – Grecian Strawberry Tree

December 31st, 2007

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

Aein Tanur

December 26th, 2007

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!

Aein Tanur (Hebrew) – a spring near Matah (Hebrew).
This photo was taken 2007-09-30

Herzelia Sunset

December 18th, 2007

This photo was taken on 2007-07-10

Nachal HaShofet

November 1st, 2007

This is taken at Nachal HaShofet – located near Ein HaShofet which is also named after Supreme Court Justice Louis D. Brandeis.

Similar to my previous post Stop bugging me, I presume this to be a dragonfly of the family Odonata: Libellulidae, Genus Sympetrum corruptum – still my best guess.

Below a photo of a local bird perched on a branch.

These photos were taken on 2007-07-30

Caesarea Beach Sunset

October 23rd, 2007

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.

Update: Desktop wallpaper (1024×768) available.

This was taken on 2007-08-02

Caesaria Sunset

August 6th, 2007