Do you like coffee? I do.

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera. Eilat, 2017

Ok, it’s not going to be about my love for coffee. Rather it’s going to be about how I love taking photos and posting them here, though one could disagree looking at my posting rhythm.

Anyway, let’s make it quick and simple because I don’t want to feel more awkward than I do.

The point is that as much as I would like to keep my website alive only on my own, it’s hard to find any extra finances for it when you’ve got a family with two kids. I don’t blame them for that in any way but it is what it is.

Till now I managed to keep the website alive but most of the time it was more of a life support than a full funding. Unfortunately, even this life support option is no more.

Which brings me to you, my dear followers and readers.

Some of you have already showed your support for my photography by buying my book on Blurb and I’m grateful for that. But I also understand that for some people a book is not always a suitable option, though otherwise they would gladly consider expressing their support.

Now if you ever wish to help the blog going you can do it in the form of a coffee donation. It’s way less than buying the book and I know that a small encouragement of someone’s efforts not only helps that person but gives you a warm feeling inside. Exactly like coffee.

Thank you.

 

 

Gas Station at Night

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, post-processing in Lightroom

Recently I’ve signed up for the Adobe CC photography package and now I enjoy the easiness of editing even my mobile photos in Lightroom on the go. I’m still a little bit concerned about the real profit of having Lr and Ps up to date and cloud connected, but while I can make use of them at least once a week it seems worth it.

Blackstar

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, Monochrome mode

All these holidays put me into a very shuffled mode. I’ve almost lost day count and missed my “mobile Tuesday” post;-)

This might be a compensation for this, or just a nice photo of a beautiful effect the clouds had on the sun light.

Sukkah

Huawei P9, Leica Dual Camera, Monochrome

This week’s photo challenge coincides with the week of Sukkot holiday, and in this respect, it was quite easy to decide what photo to choose.

About two years and a half ago I moved to Israel and since then it’s become my new home. As they say, your home is where your heart is, and it is quite a challenge to find where your heart is in the new country.

Those two years were anything but easy, but recently it started to get a little better. And speaking of the heart, this cozy and almost family like atmosphere of Jewish holidays is what I like the most.

In this shot made last Sunday, you can see a sukkah, a simple shelter that is traditionally built for the holiday with palm tree branches on top. Not everyone builds this at home and a few prefer to spend the whole week eating and sleeping there as the tradition requires, but in many kibbutzim they build a huge sukkah near the dining hall and dine there.

In this particular kibbutz they also prey in the sukkah instead of the synagogue, and this is exactly the moment I captured here. Very homey and very cozy. Local.