Photo of the Week – Kokhav HaShahar

As a guide and photographer I’m always looking for new places to visit that would also be interesting to photograph. Last week I woke early and while it was still dark drove the Allon Road again, an 87km long and winding road in the Jordan valley. Just before sunrise I pulled off the highway, drove through Kokhav HaShahar (means the Morning Star) to a lookout over the hills and mountains of Samaria. As we drove up the rough gravel road we frightened a group of gazelles.


The sun made its way over the mountains illuminating the scene below and I captured this picture.


The technical details – the photo above was taken with my new Nikon D850 DSLR camera, shooting in raw (ISO 500, 58mm, F6.3 at 1/125 sec). The raw data was edited using new software, Affinity Photo to do the post-processing.

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2 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – Kokhav HaShahar


    Just finished looking at all your remarkable photos. They are spectacular. I know you are really enjoying your new camera. I can feel like I am right there with you especially if it is a place where I actually was or at least near.
    Love Ruth


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