Saturday, October 21, 2006

Do it yourself Chocolate

One of our favorite places to spend Friday evening is Rothchild boulevard in Tel Aviv. Furthermore ;-) Max Brenner cafe is our daughter's favorite spot.

So here she is waiting for her chocolate...

And finally it arrives so that now she can enjoy the process of making and ultimately consuming the happiness vitamine.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006


I've decided to resume my "take camera to work" project. So here is a recent shot I made just by the entrance to the building where I work.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Cold Steel of Magnum

Through Mike Joshnston's blog I have arrived to site of this Magnum Photographer. I took my time and looked at all galleries in Stories section... Generally, being rather amateur and not too good at that, I tend to like work of Magnum photographers almost without a question. Among recent works I have seen notably Abbas' exhibition "People of Abraham" in Oslo this August was very strong, very impressive. Here, although several works were very emotional, I got a general impression of rather cold, rather formal, steely approach. I couldn't really feel that the author was truly engaging the subject, so to say.

Naturally, I cannot get even remotely close to the level of work presented, yet it is the very first time I did not exactly like the work of well known maestro...


Monday, October 16, 2006

Low Light, Extremely Low Light


As Jeffery Smith suggested to me I started trying low light near open aperture photography. This is great fun to me. Indeed it is illogical to have fast lenses, such as Pentax Limited series and use them at middle apertures, such as f/8.

Yesterday we took our daughter to the beautiful show performed by children of honorable and famous Yury Kuklachev. So I took with me my longest prime lens, the Pentax 77/1.8 Limited and took advantage of first row sits. I admit I am very unexperienced in this kind of shooting. In fact, I am total kludge.

The lens performed very well here. Which cannot really be said about the photographer. I did not exactly manage to resolve the equation of watching the show, sometimes through the viewfinder waiting for the right moment, and performing focus tracking manually...

Undoubtedly Dmitry and Marina Kuklachev are doing very well walking the path of Dmitry's father. Our daughter Galia was very happy she agreed to come with us.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Hello World of Blogger!

Hi there...

This is dedicated photo blog. My general life blog is here.

Just a bit about me. I shoot Pentax. I am a member of PDML 4+ years and also a member of Russian Penta Club for about the same number of years.

Well, now I have to figure out how to use this thing to post photos...

Oh by the way, I live in Israel and I am 2.5-lingual. I speak Russian, English, and Hebrew...