Mar Saba from the air. 2013.

May 08, 2013

 

Mar Saba is a 5th Century Greek Orthodox monastery in the Judean Hills east of Bethlehem, on the edge of the Kidron Valley. This image was taken from a helicopter at low-altitude, with the Canon 5D Mark III and a 70 mm lens; exposure was f/9 @ 1/2500, ISO 1000.
I have long wanted to see this place again, having first encountered it during a 1997 off-road traversal of the desert between Jerusalem and the Dead Sea. 
 

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