Mistake Fare to Israel, Part V: Between Two Caesareas

Mistake Fare to Israel, Part V: Between Two Caesareas

Part I: Introduction Part II: Rockets, Jerusalem, and the Kelev Part III: The Incomparable Boaz Shalgi Part IV: Sacrifice and Courage at Masada, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Part V: Between Two Caesareas First, a bit of technical difficulty.  I recently purchased a pretty amazing little camera, the Fuji X10 for use on my fun little trips I take around the world (sneak preview: my next trip report is of my First Class adventure to Vietnam).  I adore this camera, it’s equal parts easy to use, idiot-proof, and has protection against idiots.  I consider myself a bit of a photodiot, so I went to one of the best in the business, my good friend Brian Braun (www.brianbraun.net), and asked his advice.  He said without a doubt the X10 would be perfect, and it has been.  with one exception.  I love that I can adjust the exposure on the fly with a little dial on the camera, but on our last day in Israel, the dial found itself darkening every picture and I didn’t realize until most of the day was gone.  So the pictures you see today will be artificially brightened a bit, and I learned a valuable lesson about constantly checking my settings on the camera to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Our day began on Shabbat in Jerusalem.  We met up with Boaz at the appointed time, and began making our way north. Our route would first take us through Tel Aviv to a coastal town called Caesarea.  It is an active archaeological… read more

 

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