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Tel Aviv Beach Promenade

Whether you jogging, strolling, biking, roller blading or walk your dog, the Tel Aviv beach promenade is the place to be.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, Promenade, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Old Jaffa


The Lifeguard Station

I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record but….I’m back. It was another wonderful trip to Israel and while it was wonderful spending the week with my son I didn’t get out and shoot as much as I wanted.

I should probably clarify that…I didn’t come home with 1000 images to process I only came home with about 500 ūüôā

You probably noticed from my last trip in March that I shot a lot of beach images, specifically kite boarders. The kite boarders aren’t out as much in the summer months as it’s not that windy and the sea is much calmer. I did manage to spend a lot of time on the beach, Tel Aviv has some of the best in the world!

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Tel Aviv, Israel, beach, summertime, Gordon Beach, sea, Mediterranean, lifeguard station, travel photography

Just in case you missed it, I posted a couple of images to Instagram and Facebook earlier this week (don’t forget to follow me there). Here they are and you can find them in my gallery as well.

 

 

 


Sunset Ride 4

Here’s the 4th instalment of my Sunset Ride series taken on the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Israel; Tel Aviv; Banana Beach; mediterranean; sea; kite boarding; kiteboarder; boarding; kiting; sunset; beach


Golden Jaffa

I haven’t blogged in close to 2 weeks and what has happened to the world in that time? Tel Aviv, Orlando, Paris! I don’t talk politics on this blog and rarely discuss current work events but this is enough.

I get angry when I hear reports of terrorist attacks; shootings; pledges of destroying a whole country. I ask the same questions over and over…how can people hate so much?….how does one take a life…or 4…or 49 so easily? Innocent human beings who are just going about their lives in a restaurant or nightclub. Once the initial anger subsides I realize that this is exactly the reaction these animals are hoping for.

I’m travelling back to Tel Aviv next month and I will go to the Sarona market and dine at a restaurant as I’ve done in the past. Later this year I hope to travel back to Europe. To my amazing neighbours to the south….I’ll be there in a couple of weeks.

I for one will not stop living. To quote Lin Manuel Miranda’s Tony acceptance speech (which was brilliant by the way)…

We lived through times when hate and fear seemed stronger;
We rise and fall and light from dying embers, remembrances that hope and love last longer
And love is love is love is love is love is love is love is love cannot be killed or swept aside.

It’s time to let in some light!

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TelAviv, Israel, Jaffa, Old Jaffa, sunset, beach, clouds, travel photography, Mediterranean


Sunset Ride 3

I thought I would end off the week with another from my sunset kite boarding series. This was taken on Banana Beach in Tel Aviv.

Have a great weekend everyone.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, mediterranean, sea, kite boarding, kiteboarder, boarding, kiting, sunset, beach


Sunset Ride 2

I hope that all my fellow Canadians had an enjoyable Victoria Day long weekend. The weather was absolutely spectacular in Ontario this weekend and it certainly got me into the summer mindset. While I didn’t spend too much time indoors this weekend I did manage to process a few more images and as promised here’s the 2nd of my Sunset Ride series taken in Tel Aviv at Banana Beach.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, kite boarding, kite boarder, sunset, beach, ride, sea, Mediterranean, Banana Beach


Sunset Ride

My next few posts will be a series of images I made during a sunset shoot down on the beach. Lucky for me there were still some diehard kite boarders out riding the waves.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, Mediterranean, sea, water, Kite Boarding, kiteboarder, clouds, sunset


Breaking Waves

I wanted to convey the movement of the kiteboarder by doing an in-camera multiple exposure. After my usual workflow of subtle adjustments in Lightroom I used Topaz Texture FX to create an ethereal feel to the image. In photoshop I added a contrast layer to make the kiteboarder pop then use a layer mask to remove the added contrast from the rest of the image.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, Kite boarding, kiteboarder, waves, multiple exposure, water, mediterranean, sea, travel photography

 

 

 

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Wind Beneath My Wings

Birds flying high
You know how I feel
Sun in the sky
You know how I feel
Breeze driftin’ on by
You know how I feel
It’s a new dawn
It’s a new day
It’s a new life
For me
And I’m feeling good
I’m feeling good

Michael Buble

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Mediterranean, sea, beach, Kite Boarding, Fine Art, travel photography


Last Shot of the Day

I hope I haven’t been boring you with my sunset shots from Tel Aviv. It was such a beautiful evening, a little windy but perfect in all other ways.

This toddler came running up to the water, with his father close behind. As they played in the sand the mother came up and started photographing her son and husband. It was a perfect scene, so I, in turn photographed them.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, beach, family, photographer, golden, water, sea, Mediterranean

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Good Night Tel Aviv

One of my most favourite places in the world….the beach in Tel Aviv.

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Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Gordon Beach, long exposure


Gone Swimming!

What’s better then riding your bike along a beach promenade? Locking it up and going for a swim, of course.

The wedding that I attended when I was in Israel was an afternoon wedding. The venue was on the beach with a spectacular panoramic¬†view of the sea. As the wedding was winding down and guests were starting to leave I did what any photographer would do…go for a photo walk. Ok so I was in a cocktail dress and heels but I wasn’t going to let this opportunity pass me by. I kicked of my shoes, grabbed my camera and off I went and came upon this scene.

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Israel, Hedera, beach, Mediterranean, sea, bicycle, swimmers, texture, travel photography, fine art


Tel Aviv Sunset

Some of the best views of Tel Aviv and the coastline can be seen from the hilltops of Old Jaffa.

Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Old Jaffa

Tel Aviv, Israel, sunset, Mediterranean, sea, coastline, travel photography, Old Jaffa


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Hello From Israel – A Special iPhone Friday

A very quick post today to share a few iPhone images. I’m in Israel for a family wedding and am having a spectacular time. I’ll be spending the next few days exploring Tel Aviv and will also visit Petra, so stay tuned for more images.

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