I’m kinda falling in love with manual focusing with this manual f1.2 lens, especially with it’s huge buttery smooth metal focus ring with more than 180 degrees of pull. Due to the adapter, it doesn’t render detail the greatest, well, and that I’m shooting wide open at f1.2 without autofocus, but still. I really love the look it has, it has a dreamy feel to it, especially with this bokeh. What do you think?www.SeanGold.com

I’m kinda falling in love with manual focusing with this manual f1.2 lens, especially with it’s huge buttery smooth metal focus ring with more than 180 degrees of pull. Due to the adapter, it doesn’t render detail the greatest, well, and that I’m shooting wide open at f1.2 without autofocus, but still. I really love the look it has, it has a dreamy feel to it, especially with this bokeh. What do you think?

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That time I met two beautiful models on the beach of Tel-Aviv and did an impromptu photo shoot in the Mediterranean Sea.www.SeanGold.com

That time I met two beautiful models on the beach of Tel-Aviv and did an impromptu photo shoot in the Mediterranean Sea.

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That time I met up with Carly at a Hookah Bar on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem.

That time I met up with Carly at a Hookah Bar on Ben Yehuda Street in Jerusalem.

I spent the last few days in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire adventuring, exploring and playing on cliffs.

I spent the last few days in the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire adventuring, exploring and playing on cliffs.

Back in America! || Sunset Over Jerusalem

What an adventure.

A month later and I’m back where I started, in my messy room with clothes that didn’t get packed still all over the place, soon to be joined by clothes that did get packed and need to be washed. It’s a tougher transition back than I expected, between the lifestyles, the cultures and the mind sets. Part of me is relieved, but more of me is anxious to return.

I wish I had the words, and you had the patience, for me to tell you about all the amazing things that happened and took place on this amazing journey, but that will take time. Much time. So for today I will keep it somewhat brief.

I met amazing new people, seen and experienced amazing places and things, and learned much about history, religion, culture, life, and most importantly, about myself. This trip turned out to be much more than I had expected it could ever be, and I believe it has changed me forever. Though we’ll touch more on that later, for now let’s get to my first photo I chose to post on my return!


Sunset Over Jerusalem

It was my second day on my own in the city of Jerusalem, and I decided to get a real grasp of the city. I set out to walk to a place called Mount Scopus, which I had less than a great idea where it was or how to get there. I first ended up at Mount Scopus hotel, which annoyingly wasn’t located near the actual Mount Scopus.
I ventured on, through all sorts of neighborhoods and lives, the world was unraveling at my feet with every step. I also ventured through some not so safe areas that I was told about, but if you’re not going to see everything, then why see anything?
I finally ended up at Mount Scopus, after a long day in the harsh Israeli sun, and 11 miles of walking behind me with my rather heavy camera bag on the whole way.
I arrived just before sunset and was greeted with this epic view of the sun as it set over the city and it was marvelous! I hastily got my camera out and setup my tripod in order to capture the image I share with you today!

Lastly, this is the first image I chose to share since my return, so it must be my favorite, right? Not exactly. It must be the best then, at least? Not really either. It’s a lovely image, at least I think so, and I hope you do as well, but that’s not why I’m sharing this image with you right now, at this time. It’s also for me.
This is a Sunset. We’ve all probably seen thousands of them. They mark the end of the day, the end of something amazing, and it’s sad. But, they also mark something else, the beginning. The beginning of tomorrow, of the possibility for something even better, to build upon what you gained yesterday.
And this is one of the many lessons I have learned on this voyage; I know the sun must set in order to rise.

I look forward to sharing more of my favorite images from this trip, as well as the many stories that I have accumulated as well!

Till next time,

Sean Gold

Greetings!So as the title states, I’m leaving for my next big trip, and longest direct flight yet, to Israel very soon!It’s been almost a year since I last left the country for my month long trip to Paris last summer!While in Israel, I’ll be seeing just about the whole country and constantly on the move so I’m trying to balance between what I need and what I want so I can be lightweight and mobile, and not end up lugging something around that I never end up using..which wouldn’t be the first time for me :PSo above you can see what, at the moment, I’m planning to be my photo kit. Consisting of my Canon 60D, my 18-135mm lens, my 50mm lens and my 70-200mm lens, as well as my carbon fiber tripod, 580EXII flash (debating bringing 2) and my backpack bag with tripod holster and laptop compartment.It’s never easy cutting the fat with gear, since you can always dream up some crazy scenario where if you had brought that one thing, you would have gotten that shot that you couldn’t otherwise, or so I tell myself. But these I feel are the bare bones of my needs, and coupled with a little creativity, ingenuity and perseverance, I think I’ll have more than enough than I need!As far as updates while in Israel, I’m not sure what internet availability will be like and how much time I’ll have, or if I’ll even have my laptop with me, but I hope to be able to share some images and such while I’m on the go over there, and if you’d like to follow along, the best places to keep up with me are my Facebook Fanpage or follow my personal Facebook Account, and also my Instagram will probably see some updates! You can also find me on Tumblr that I’m playing with a bit at the moment, but plan to post a lot more on in the near future!Lastly, I’m planning to start writing more consistently and frequently, I’m looking to start posting 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as my last attempt at daily posts just wasn’t working for me. So until Monday, have a great weekend!Sean Goldwww.SeanGold.com

Greetings!

So as the title states, I’m leaving for my next big trip, and longest direct flight yet, to Israel very soon!

It’s been almost a year since I last left the country for my month long trip to Paris last summer!
While in Israel, I’ll be seeing just about the whole country and constantly on the move so I’m trying to balance between what I need and what I want so I can be lightweight and mobile, and not end up lugging something around that I never end up using..which wouldn’t be the first time for me :P
So above you can see what, at the moment, I’m planning to be my photo kit. Consisting of my Canon 60D, my 18-135mm lens, my 50mm lens and my 70-200mm lens, as well as my carbon fiber tripod, 580EXII flash (debating bringing 2) and my backpack bag with tripod holster and laptop compartment.

It’s never easy cutting the fat with gear, since you can always dream up some crazy scenario where if you had brought that one thing, you would have gotten that shot that you couldn’t otherwise, or so I tell myself. But these I feel are the bare bones of my needs, and coupled with a little creativity, ingenuity and perseverance, I think I’ll have more than enough than I need!

As far as updates while in Israel, I’m not sure what internet availability will be like and how much time I’ll have, or if I’ll even have my laptop with me, but I hope to be able to share some images and such while I’m on the go over there, and if you’d like to follow along, the best places to keep up with me are my Facebook Fanpage or follow my personal Facebook Account, and also my Instagram will probably see some updates! You can also find me on Tumblr that I’m playing with a bit at the moment, but plan to post a lot more on in the near future!

Lastly, I’m planning to start writing more consistently and frequently, I’m looking to start posting 3 times a week, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as my last attempt at daily posts just wasn’t working for me. 

So until Monday, have a great weekend!

Sean Gold

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