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DEAD SEA SHORE, ISRAEL, 2008 1195855AP

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  • In Prints: Print
  • Subject Type: Signed
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Boulders spiky with salt crystals edge the Dead Sea

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DEAD SEA SHORE, ISRAEL, 2008

 

Michael Melford

 

“I was on an unusual assignment for National Geographic, a piece on Herod the Great, so it wasn’t necessarily a landscape story. It was landscape with artifacts and ruins and people. Herod’s summer residence was at Masada, not far from the shores of the Dead Sea. He traveled by the Dead Sea to get to Masada. It seemed pertinent, as a landscape guy, to take a picture.

I found these salt-encrusted rocks that were quite beautiful, so I set up the tripod and did long exposures with the water coming and going over the rocks. The beautiful thing with digital is that you can see what you are getting. You take an exposure at half a second and you’re not getting enough motion in the water, so you do another at two seconds or maybe five seconds. Each one creates a different look. It’s a matter of playing with it until you get a look you want.

While I was shooting, the sun hit the shore on the other side of the sea. The light only lasted 5 minutes. I was lucky enough to be there, be ready, and push the shutter button when everything came together.”

 

ADDITIONAL INFO


LOCATION: Dead Sea, Isreal

CAPTURE DATE: 2008

MEDIUM: Chromogenic Print

EDITION: 10

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