Somehow the clouds make the heat less oppressive

It’s mid-Summer in this part of the world. It’s generally pretty hot, as you can imagine.

Somehow, having some cloud cover makes the heat a little less oppressive.

Modi’in looks pretty, don’t you think?

Our city, Modi'in

My wife and I were walking back from the mall yesterday and the clouds started to clear. The light that struck parts of the city was, well, striking.

Looking up

Looking up in Ramat Gan
Looking up

I was wondering around my usual haunt at lunchtime today and looked up and thought how spectacular the view was. It took a few moments for the right neurons to fire before I took out my camera and started shooting.

I’ll share my DSLR photos soon. In the meantime, here is a preview.

Processed with VSCO with 7 preset.

The windy, cloudy trail

I noticed this fascinating cloud formation on my way to my train station this afternoon. I imagine it was formed by some sort of high altitude wind. I haven’t seen anything like this as far I can recall.

A winding, cloudy trail over Tel Aviv
A winding, cloudy trail over Tel Aviv

 

The Umhlanga coast

I spent a little time taking photos of the Umhlanga coast while I was at the Beverly Hills Hotel recently. I remember taking similar photos about 20 years ago during family trips to Umhlanga Rocks (we stayed at the Cabana Beach Resort Hotel back then) so these photos brought back some memories.

About that sunset

Here are some of my better photos from that sunset I mentioned in my previous post. I did very little editing to these photos aside from running an initial auto adjustment.

Sunset f3.5 ISO 100 50mm

and

Sunset f5.6 ISO 100 50mm

Morning Moon

The Moon looked particularly enticing this morning and I grabbed my camera and tripod and rushed outside and took a couple photos. They’re not quite the huge Moon you often see from better zoom lenses but these came out ok.

Morning moon-6

Morning moon-1

The rest of my Moon photos are here.