Birch Trees Near The Israel Museum

stand of trees in Sacher Park in Jerusalem

I went to the Israel Museum in Jerusalem a couple of times and walked there from where I was staying. On the way and close to the museum, there is a grassed area all rough and undulating, with trees dotted here and there.

I liked the way these birch trees grew on a slope, and for some reason they made me think of the early days of colour photography. So I made some adjustments to try to mimic the colours (colors) in the photographs of American photographer Eliot Porter.

Porter photographed birds and scenes in nature, and worked with Eastman Kodak in the formulation of their colour (color) film emulsions.


    1. I was talking with people about litter in Israel. It is better than I recall from last time I was in the country.

      Littering is such an insidious piece of destruction. When an area has one piece of litter, it is so much easier for the next person who comes along to think ‘Oh well, there’s litter here anyhow’, and so it goes on.

      It is a problem here in the UK as well, including by teenage schoolchildren on their lunch breaks sitting in the park and leaving litter – children who have seen Blue Planet II and read and heard about environmental destruction.


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