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Yin Yang

You have to look carefully and something complex and complicated gets paired down to one simple and elegant image.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, surf, surfing, surfer, waves, fine art

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful holiday.

Wishing you a Happy & Healthy New Year.

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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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Kite Boarding on Banana Beach

Here’s another from my kite boarding series in Israel. I just loved looking at these kite boarders gliding to the water and sky with all those colourful kites overhead.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, Banana Beach, sea, Kite Boarding, waves, marina, water, travel photography


The 5 Best Things About My Trip to Israel & Tel Aviv Kite Boarding

I’ve just returned from 2 weeks in Israel and while I’m still trying to shake this jet lag, here are the top 5 best things about this trip:

#5 – Shakshuka is the Middle East’s greatest breakfast invention (go ahead…Google it 🙂 ), but really it’s great any time of the day.

#4 – Tel Aviv! it’s one of the best cities in the world. If you don’t believe me check out Lonely Planet’s annual “best cities” rankings. I’ll do a separate post on Tel Aviv soon.

#3 – Using my new Canon 5D Mark 3 – love, love, love it. More on that later.

#2 – The beach.

#1 – Seeing my SON!

At this time of the year, with blustering winds and cresting waves, kite boarding was the sport du jour.

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Israel, Tel Aviv, beach, kite boarding, waves, hotels, fine art, travel photography


Floating Pier

Sometimes you work on an image, where an idea and a pre-visualization of the end result had been percolating for some time and it just clicks. I’ve been waiting to post this image for a few weeks. It’s not often that I’m pleased with the outcome of one of my images (I tend to be my own worst critic) but I was really pleased with this one. This was taken at the same time as the surfing images I posted a couple of weeks ago. I used my 10-stop ND filter in order to achieve a long exposure and I used Topaz Black & White Effects to create the final image.

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Malibu Pier, California, long exposure, high key, beach, waves, malibu pier cafe, travel photography


Zuma Beach

It’s Friday…yahoo…and with the weather getting chilly in my neck of the woods (and maybe yours) I thought I’d kick off the weekend with some warmer thoughts. Have a great one everybody!

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Zuma Beach, California, Los Angeleas, mist, sea, pacific ocean, seagulls, sand, waves