Monday, December 14, 2009

Calling all Israeli Bloggers

Don't forget to
register for 26 December blogger meetup being held at the Nes Ziona home of Sara Melamed of Foodblogger fame. Come on, you know you want to. All the cool kids will be there, and we all know that YOU are one of the cool kids.
The guest speaker will be Jacob Share, the job search expert who created the award-winning JobMob
, one of the most popular job search blogs in the world with over 1.5 million pageviews in 2009 alone, and the founder of Share Select Media, a company focused on authority blogging. Jacob is also the driving force behind Group Writing Projects, a great resource for (what else) blogger group writing projects.

Like this image? Click to enlarge it, and then visit my etsy store, Around the Island Photography, to see more (link in sidebar). Fine art photographs make great holiday gifts and are a terrific (and easy!) way to send a bit of the Holy Land back to your loved ones abroad.


Leora said...

Oh, this is so splendid (the flower). I want a good macro lens for my birthday. Whites are difficult, and you did this so well!

I would come hear Jacob Share if it didn't require crossing an ocean. Sounds like a good evening!

moneythoughts said...

How was your Hannukah? Did your children have fun? I remember my brothers and I only got a gift the first night. And, my mother always made latkes.

I don't get this whole macro thing with photographs. Some macros are nice, but I guess growing up looking at photo journalism in LIFE magazine formed my view about what a good photograph is.

Robin said...

The kids are having a ball. (Being off from school doesn't hurt either.) Most Israelis don't do gifts at all but I'm an American at heart so we do. Only the first night is a real gift, the other nights are all either little chatchkes or books. I like to give, but I don't like to cave into the overly materialistic aspects of it all.

Re the macros, I think it all depends on what you're looking for a photograph to do. I love photojournalism, and I love fine art photography, but they are usually (not always) different species, each with its own purpose. I believe there is a great deal of beauty to be found in the reducing of things down to their most basic elements. I can't speak for other photographers, but when I do macro work that's what I'm looking for - that beauty that isn't always apparent by a casual glance at a larger picture.

Anyone else care to chime in with their thoughts on the subject?

mother in israel said...

Thanks for linking to the event. I like the flower, and I love your choice of pix on the Etsy store site.

Mojo said...

Being more of a photojournalist than a fine art photographer at heart I can see it both ways. Generally when I reach for the macro filters, I'm trying for one of two things. the little detail that I think is just so cool that I'm afraid you'll miss, or a "what is that??" shot that has people guessing. Of course like most rules, there are exceptions. Sometimes textures and so forth aren't obvious until you're down "in" the shot.

At the end of it all, somebody recently said to me that you can tell a good photo because it instantly sparks an emotion.

The emotion yours usually trigger (this one included) is "wonder" I think. And I mean that in the best possible way.

Carver said...

That's a beautiful flower and so well photographed.

moneythoughts said...

Robin, thanks for the info about Hannukah in Israel. And, I am sure the kids love it. I know I did when I was a little boy. I went to Hebrew school from the time I was 5 and was Bar Mitzvahed at 13. That was 1955. : )

Thanks for the explanation on the macro photos too.

Tussy said...

Beautiful daisy, similar to my post today.

You Got A Posty
All Little Things I Like

Shannon said...

That would go fabulously with my other flower. Hmmmm, you are giving me so much to choose from. I really love your flower photos!

Chossid said...

I just came to you thru JPix, and admire your photography!

Lady-Light said...

Robin, just discovered your blog from your pic on JPIX. I just love your. . . KITCHEN!!
Is that really your kitchen in Tel-Aviv? Does it have 2 sinks, for milchig and fleishig? Good Lord, how does one get a kitchen like that (translation: an American kitchen) in Israel?!

(Oh, and btw-I also like your photos!)