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Photographs from The Holy Land

Updated on January 12, 2013

I was in Israel a while back and let me tell you: it's a great place to be with a camera. These are a handful of photos taken on my travels.

I'm not a professional photographer by any means (I guess you'll be able to tell when you look at the photos). But I am looking to improve my photography, so any and all feedback is much appreciated. All photos were taken and edited by me and may not be reproduced without my permission.

Alley in Jerusalem.
Alley in Jerusalem.

Ah, quiet afternoons. This is something you never see where I live: a street with nobody on it but you. It was a little surreal I'll admit, but very quiet and peaceful.

Say, that's a nice bike...
Say, that's a nice bike...
Overlooking the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay.
Overlooking the Bahai Gardens and Haifa Bay.

Given that Haifa is first and foremost an industrial city, I was surprised at the beauty of the place. From far up the mountain, it's easy to forget about the busy port in the bay. The Bahai gardens are simply stunning. In fact, a couple were getting married in the gardens while I was visiting. They certainly chose a beautiful spot.

"Hitromemut" by Kadishman.
"Hitromemut" by Kadishman.

I spotted this gravity-defying sculpture in a square in Tel Aviv. I don't usually like that kind of thing, but this was an exception. Plus, I still haven't been able to work out how it stays up.

Sunrise from Masada.
Sunrise from Masada.

I had to get up at four in the morning for this shot. About two hours and a very painful climb later, I was rewarded with this sunrise. It was worth it.

Thanks for taking the time to look at this hub. I hope you enjoyed it. If you have any questions or feedback, please leave a comment below.

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      @dustann I'm flattered, thank you. I'm not sure either to be honest!

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      @Brainy Bunny Hey, thanks for commenting. I don't know, just luck I guess. It was a small side street anyway, so I don't expect it ever gets too busy.

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      Brainy Bunny 4 years ago from Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania

      Beautiful photo of Jerusalem . . . how did you manage to get that street empty?

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      Barbara Meehan 4 years ago from Tehachapi, CA

      You take lovely photos! Can't decide which one I like best.

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      I'm glad you like it agilitymach! The photo only captures a fraction of what it was actually like to be there, but I was pretty pleased with it regardless.

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      agilitymach 4 years ago

      The sunrise from Masada is beautiful and exceedingly moving. I could almost feel myself standing there. Voted up and beautiful!

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks anuws!

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      anuws 4 years ago from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

      A nice collection!

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      I'm glad you like it :)

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 4 years ago from Cardiff

      That first photo is beautiful!

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      Nesbyte 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you very much. That's rather impressive, thanks for the info.

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      RTalloni 4 years ago from the short journey

      Lovely--your first photo makes me want to paint. The third photo is of the gravity defying Hitromemut by Kadishman.