It's fair to say I don't fully understand contrast in photography and didn't really 'get' this week's theme. The series of photos I actually worked on didn't seem like contrast to me. But neither does this. Week 26: HDR/Contrast Here and there.
Universe, if you know how liable I am to get distracted, why would you send low-flying planes buzzing past my window, across the street from my house... for two hours?! First, I was all, go go go WARPLANE! Then I was all, go go go FIREPLANE! Finally, I concluded, it's really probably just go go... Continue Reading →
Let today be marked as the day my 2-year-old daughter discovered... armpit hair. Dozing in bed together, Bebe's head nestled into my side, she's stroking her fingers against my inner arm. Suddenly, she lifts her head up, eyes wide. "Ima! Ima... Ima... what's this?" I stir and look over at where she's staring. "Huh?" "Ima's arm?!'... Continue Reading →
Week 25: Heights What are we keeping out?
From the first couple hours I spent at the Israeli Presidential Conference on Wednesday, throughout the end of my attendance today, I had a nagging thought I couldn't shake. Someone was missing. I had the same thought last year, when it was awkwardly clear there were barely any women speaking (though the ones who did... Continue Reading →
What is it about online dating makes us roll our eyes? The lying? The misunderstanding? The misleading profile pics? At a panel at the Israel Presidential Conference today, Professor Dan Ariely, famed and beloved behavioral economics expert, presented what he's found are the major issues with the online dating platform, and how it could be... Continue Reading →
By far the most engaging panel of the day: Will Tomorrow Be Better? Some great sound bytes in here, and not just because the panel was moderated by Channel One's Oren Nahari and joined by former newsman Yair Lapid. Note: Some of these excerpts are transcription, some shortened for readability. Israel's economy: Finance Minister Yair Lapid When... Continue Reading →
Waiting on line to enter a session, I became totally consumed in fascination over the behavior of some of the other people in line. Of course I use the term line loosely. People queued up early, creating a mob scene within five minutes. I couldn't help but focus on a particular woman at the absolute front, pushing at... Continue Reading →
Another year, President Shimon Peres turns 90, and we join together for the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference. I know there's quite a bit of criticism and controversy when it comes to the event. It comes from a good place but there are also good questions to ask about who isn't present and what isn't said. But... Continue Reading →