by Jeff Mitchum @JeffMitchumGalleries

July 5, 2017

Behind the Lens: "Holy Water"

by Jeff Mitchum

Camera: Fuji GX617 camera 
Lens: 90 MM
Aperture: F32
Filter: Polarizer and 3 stop ND filter
Exposure: 2 minutes
Film: Fuji Velvia Crystal
Location: Negev Desert, Israel

Where can you find blue-green water married in the middle of a desert, pouring over a waterfall that just so happens to be the lowest part of the earth? Israel's Negev Desert next to the Red Sea. Remember reading those stories about King David Hiding from his Nemesis King Saul in a cave somewhere in the wilderness? Legend has it shepherd boy David drank from these waterfalls and bathed himself under this shower, all the while hiding in the hundreds of nearby caves.