Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Jacob's Ladder 2011

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It really just doesn't get any better than our annual pilgrimage visit to the incredibly wonderful Jacob's Ladder Music Festival. Nope, just doesn't get any better than that. Pure bliss. Amazing music played by and for lots of good friends, great weather, beautiful scenery on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, and the most family-friendly festival you could possibly imagine. (And if I didn't have a chance to visit your blog last week, I'm sorry, and this is why - Wednesday was all about packing (we camp there for two nights, so a bit of a production and by Thursday we were living it up at the festival.)

Featured here today is the always outstanding SONiA of Disappear Fear on tour from the US, who we were also lucky enough to host for a house concert last week. Even more fun, she asked if I'd shoot some photos of her while we were at the festival (a little intimidating, I confess, since I'm a fine art photographer not a portrait one but it was a lot of fun and great for me to step out of my comfort zone). It was such a treat, too, to be able to give back a bit to someone who's brought me so much joy through the years with her beautiful music and poignant lyrics, and a great subject too with a real spirit of adventure and a beautiful smile.

Oh, and the whole family had a great time too. See, I told you it just doesn't get any better than this, didn't I?






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23 comments:

Dina said...

Robin, it appears that whatever and whomever you photograph turns out beautiful.
So glad you had a great time and that Jacob's Ladder lives on, year after year.

Dimple said...

I think you did some wonderful portraits!
I have never heard of this woman, I am going to follow your link now, and learn more!

Maribeth said...

I agree. You may not think you do portrait photography, but these all are beautiful!

Lori said...

I agree...your photography is VERY flattering to your subjects. You are so talented!

Hey, I have a good friend who is in Israel right now...and she's also a photographer. :)

Here is her blog link in case you have a chance to check it out:
http://jacobsjourneyhome.blogspot.com/

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful wordless shots

Stan said...

You did a good job - those are nice shots.

bichonpawz said...

Fabulous Robin!!! I LOVE them!!

Happy WW!!

caite said...

love them...sure she did too!

Sukhmandir Kaur said...

I really love the top photo the colors are all just right and that didn't happen by accident your eye proves true once again.

catsynth said...

Looks like a fun festival. And I love the portraits you did of SONiA! How great to have that opportunity.

niamh said...

Looks like a fun festival, like the shot with the devil sticks!

Col (Col Reads) said...

This sounds like a lot of fun! Glad the family had a great time.

Allison said...

Looks like a fun event!

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Beautiful portraits! Looks like a fun time.

Candace said...

The music fest sounds like such a fun time. I can't imagine how amazing it must be to attend something like that along the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Your portraits turned out wonderfully well. I know she must be pleased. I will have to look her music up. She's beautiful!

Daryl said...

She is fine art ;-)

Stacy Uncorked said...

Portrait photography may be outside of your comfort zone, but you totally knocked those images out of the park! :) Amazing, as always! :) And the festival looks like a fun time, too! :)

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Karin said...

Hi Robin! I was just at the shore of Galilee a few days ago. :) We are heading home tomorrow (wah) but I have LOVED my visit to Israel. Wish I could stay longer...

MommieOnTop said...

That must have been lots of fun!

Check out my WW entry for the week, http://www.mommieontop.com/2011/05/ww-002/

Thanks, and happy WW!

Melissa said...

For someone who doesn't specialize in portrait photography, these photos are amazing! Seriously, you blow me away with your skill!

And what a fun event!!

Kim said...

What great shots, and how fun!! Thanks for linking up yesterday at Green Momma. Hope to see you around. :)

tracy said...

so gorgeous! and it looks like tons of fun. i haven't been to a good outdoor festival in ages.

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

I love music festivals and your photos capture it so well! Beautiful!

~Kim