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Hamsin Days

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Hamsin Days
Hamsin Days
The weather in Israel at this time is often characterized by hot winds. In Hebrew the more "proper" name is sharav - but the popular name is the Arabic hamsin (or khamsin). The name hamsin has nothing to do with the Hebrew word cham - hot.

The word hamsin in Arabic actually means fifty. This derives from an Arabic tradition that there are 50 days of these hot winds. Judaism has a similar tradition. To understand this, it's important to note that despite Hebrew words for the four seasons known in English, the climate in the Land of Israel really only includes two seasons - summer and winter. Between each season there is a transitional period that is a very sensitive time for agriculture. Untimely heat, rain or winds can cause great damage to the crops.
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Jeff W. Robinson
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    Excellent composition and capture Hermin! I really enjoyed reading your description! Jeff


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4/17/2007 6:02:55 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round.


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5/23/2007 7:55:02 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Hermin on your win...Dominick


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5/25/2007 1:57:09 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Hermin,Congratulations on your second place winner.


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5/25/2007 6:44:22 AM

 
Patrick R. McMullen
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Congratulations on this photo Hermin! Very interesting description too.
Pat


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5/25/2007 8:18:15 AM

 
Janine Russell
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Hermin, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN!


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5/25/2007 11:02:42 PM

 
Ross Throndson
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Fascinating Image, Hermin.....Congratulations!!


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5/26/2007 6:39:36 AM

 
Lori Carlson
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Fantastic scene & well shot! Congratulations, Hermin!! :0)


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6/3/2007 9:41:41 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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What a great documentary photo, Hermin! I loved the explanation that went with it. Congratulations on a well deserved 2nd place!


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6/5/2007 9:10:08 PM

 
john dunne
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Congrats and well deserved POTD. I loved this one in the competition last month.


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6/23/2007 12:22:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your story telling potd and winning image! Great lighting and timing!


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6/23/2007 1:55:17 AM

 
Joy Rector
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congrats on the POTD


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6/23/2007 2:59:21 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Wonderful capture and explaination! Congratulations, well-deserved!
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6/23/2007 4:09:25 AM

 
Deborah Waddell  

I just love this shot. The colors & the composition. And the caption/explanation, wow! It just adds so much to your photo and allows you to 'experience' the atmosphere!


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6/23/2007 5:44:27 AM

 
Michelle N. Russell  

This picture is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing!


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6/23/2007 8:06:21 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congratulations on your WIN & POTD!! Excellent image Hermin!!


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6/23/2007 9:20:46 AM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on POTD Hermin, great image


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6/23/2007 2:57:38 PM

 
ronda chatelle
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WOW..this is an awesome shot Hermin! Your presentation, description and image are informative and interesting! Congratulations on your recognition!!


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6/23/2007 4:48:20 PM

 
Donald G. Robert Jr
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I am new to the sight but am loving these photos of the day! Great shot by the way, I am curious as to the effect used on the photo... says you shot it on a cybershot, but no mention of photoshop or other after picture enhancements...

so is that just an 'as is' photo or was is 'enhanced'?

Sorry if I dont know the buzz words, I will in time.

Don


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6/24/2007 9:39:13 AM

 
Colleen Farrell
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Great shot, and very interesting description! Congratulations on your POTD!


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6/24/2007 12:40:52 PM

 
LeeAnne Dauwalder Heath
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awesome! congratulations, Hermin.


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6/24/2007 2:44:02 PM

 
Pradeep K. Kaushik
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Fantastic scene & well framed! Congratulations, Hermin!!


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6/24/2007 9:20:43 PM

 
Vicki Hunt
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What a great image! Congratulations!


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6/25/2007 4:24:40 AM

 
Keith L. Clayton
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Fantastic lighting and composition! Well done!


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6/27/2007 4:14:55 PM

 
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