Hamsin Days

Jeff W. Robinson Student 4/17/2007 6:02:55 AM

Excellent composition and capture Hermin! I really enjoyed reading your description! Jeff #639508

Kay E. Mahoney 5/23/2007 7:55:02 PM

Congratulations on your finalist. Good luck in the next round. #4320521

Dominick M. Dimacale 5/25/2007 1:57:09 AM

Congratulations Hermin on your win...Dominick #4327386

Kay E. Mahoney 5/25/2007 6:44:22 AM

Hermin,Congratulations on your second place winner. #4328784

Patrick R. McMullen 5/25/2007 8:18:15 AM

Congratulations on this photo Hermin! Very interesting description too.
Pat #4329165

Janine Russell 5/25/2007 11:02:42 PM

Hermin, BIG CONGRATULATIONS on your SECOND PLACE WIN! #4331277

Ross Throndson 5/26/2007 6:39:36 AM

Fascinating Image, Hermin.....Congratulations!! #4332428

Lori Carlson 6/3/2007 9:41:41 AM

Fantastic scene & well shot! Congratulations, Hermin!! :0) #4361127

Susan M. Hembree 6/5/2007 9:10:08 PM

What a great documentary photo, Hermin! I loved the explanation that went with it. Congratulations on a well deserved 2nd place! #4369739

john dunne 6/23/2007 12:22:32 AM

Congrats and well deserved POTD. I loved this one in the competition last month. #4426544

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/23/2007 1:55:17 AM

Congratulations on your story telling potd and winning image! Great lighting and timing! #4426672

Joy Rector 6/23/2007 2:59:21 AM

congrats on the POTD #4426823

Lisa J. Boulden 6/23/2007 4:09:25 AM

Wonderful capture and explaination! Congratulations, well-deserved!
--Lisa #4427008

Deborah Waddell 6/23/2007 5:44:27 AM

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! #4427340

Michelle N. Russell 6/23/2007 8:06:21 AM

This picture is gorgeous. Thank you for sharing! #4427781

RC Fritz 6/23/2007 9:20:46 AM

Congratulations on your WIN & POTD!! Excellent image Hermin!! #4428036

Mary Clarke 6/23/2007 2:57:38 PM

Congratulations on POTD Hermin, great image #4428750

ronda chatelle 6/23/2007 4:48:20 PM

WOW..this is an awesome shot Hermin! Your presentation, description and image are informative and interesting! Congratulations on your recognition!! #4428992

Donald G. Robert Jr 6/24/2007 9:39:13 AM

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 #4430822

Colleen Farrell 6/24/2007 12:40:52 PM

Great shot, and very interesting description! Congratulations on your POTD! #4431408

LeeAnne Dauwalder Heath 6/24/2007 2:44:02 PM

awesome! congratulations, Hermin. #4431776

Pradeep K. Kaushik 6/24/2007 9:20:43 PM

Fantastic scene & well framed! Congratulations, Hermin!! #4432773

Vicki Hunt 6/25/2007 4:24:40 AM

What a great image! Congratulations! #4433596

Keith L. Clayton 6/27/2007 4:14:55 PM

Fantastic lighting and composition! Well done! #4450492

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).

Description

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.

Uploaded on 4/17/2007 5:47:19 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE WinnerBetterPhoto.com Photo of the Day


Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Hermin Abramovitch. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.