I've been documenting Israel's natural beauty on DT for almost 10 years.
It never cease to amaze me how deep is the contrast between the beauty of the country and the difficulties that accompany those who dare living here.
Despite the fact that Isis is on our borders, The situation with the Palestinians never looked worse, and generally speaking it's pretty hard making a living here, the citizens of this country love it.
There is something magical in its vistas, its weather, its ever changing terrain.
There is a long and reach history to this place.
You can't replace it with any other country, and so I photograph, and in documenting the beauty, I hope others see beyond the bad news.
@Yorgy67 - In Israel everything is political. Politics is part of life here whether you like it or not. Look at the top comment on my post - A Muslim from Jordan claims there is no place called Israel.
Two days ago, someone bought 8 of my images in one day, all from the same "Holy land series" images.
These images have been posted on DT for couple of years now, selling here and there, while I slowly increase the number of images that belong to this series.
Never before have I sold so many in one day.
What can you take from my experience (beyond me tapping on my own shoulder.... :-) ) :
1) Follow your heart - You will probably shoot better images if you like what you document and have emotional connection to the subject matter.
2) Look for Niches - even in a 30 million image bank site, there is a place for special images that cater for someone's special taste.
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