Israel the Beautiful

Insight and inspiration from beyond the lens 

Wildflowers, Israel, workshop, Halevi, Anemone, red
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Seeing red with energy and passion

The Western Negev’s Ruchama Forest has become one of my “go to” spots for magical wildflower photographs over the past four years. The prolific, red “kalanit” (anemone) is predictably spectacular and the star of the Jewish

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Israel, Galilee, Landscape photography, Yehoshua Halevi,
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Nature’s Magnificent Fog Machine

I suppose having grown up in the San Francisco Bay area, I can lay claim to some expertise when it comes to fog. One thing I learned from my North Bay viewpoint, where I witnessed on

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Israel, Fall, Galilee, Landscape
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A swath of color in the Galilee hills

Much of what I have learned about the relationship between photographs and feeling – and the two are deeply connected – comes from the writing of Galen Rowell (1940-2002), a pioneer wilderness photographer and mountaineer. In an essay

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Safed, Tzfat, Israel, photography, Yehoshua Halevi
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The Light at the End of the Day

HOW I GOT THE SHOT: It’s midnight in Paris and I’ve stepped back in time. At least a century, maybe two. I suppose if I didn’t really feel that way at times as I walk through

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