While friends were recommending places to visit in Israel on my second trip, many have a common suggestion: Rosh Hanikra.
Ms Sigalit Krasner, the friendly tour guide and owner of “See Galil” who organises vacation trips in Israel and the Galilee, drove us to Rosh Hanikra Grottoes in the Western Galilee near the Israel-Lebanon border.
All photos in this post (except the group photo by Keren Or) were taken with Casio Exilim ZR20. The soft chalk cliffs and the lapping waves of the Mediterranean Sea offer a picturesque scenery of the popular tourist attraction.
We took a very short ride on the Rosh Hanikra cable car to the grottoes.
Casio Exilim ZR20
Many times we took photos under low light conditions in caves and historic sites in Israel. In the past, when I was using a DSLR, it could be quite difficult for someone who is not used to a DSLR to give me a photo in such ‘challenging’ conditions. Also, it takes time to try and error for a suitable setting to give a better shot.
This time round, people who took photos for me did not have to squint through the view finder, they just viewed at the 3.0 inches TFT LCD display screen and hit the button as I have already set my ZR20 to Premium Auto Pro mode. This useful feature analyses the whole scene and automatically applies effects to the photo. It’s so convenient, anyhow anyone can shoot like a Pro.
This is an example of a photo taken under low light condition by Casio Exilim ZR20. I would say it works pretty well as compared to other compact cameras without harsh flash lighting on us.
The natural formations of the soft chalk rock tunnels are the highlight of Rosh Hanikra grottoes. We can access to the tunnels by the walkways that branch off in different directions.
To learn about the history of Rosh Hanikra, watch a short audio-visual presentation shown in the old tunnel.
The white chalk cliff face stands out from the azure sky and deep blue Mediterranean Sea.
Casio Exilim ZR20 on People Portrait. That’s the crystal blue Mediterranean Sea!
Why did we pose the same?! It’s the first trip to Israel for my friend, Wendy.
All photos above were taken with Casio Exilim ZR20. The 16.1 megapixels with 8X Optical Zoom compact camera retails at SGD$499 and it has 4 colours – silver, white, black and purple. I got a white one!
See Galil tour operator of Israel
Ms Sigalit Krasner, the tour operator of “See Galil” (2nd from left), organises tours in the picturesque Galilee region and other parts of Israel together with Mr Oren schwartz, the tour guide who does a lot of ethnic tours of the many different religions and sects of the Galilee, as well as tours in the footsteps of the bible and the new covenant and tours of unique nature values and archeology hidden in the wild. You will meet Oren in my other blog post of Israel attractions!
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