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Fine Art Photography by Yoav Cohen

+ Behind the Image

National Geographic Finalist 

The name Ruhama can be translated as mercy, רחמים, and the name of Kibbutz Ruhama is derived from the biblical verse

"And I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy" 

(Hosea 2:23)"

In winter it is often refered to as the 'Tuscany of Israel', with its rolling hills and epic sunrises. Traveling south during summer, the Ruhama Badlands are usually not on the must see map of photographers. 

On this summer's morning, something within me drew me to drive through the fields of Ruhama's Kibbutz, and to stop alongside a field that had just been harvested. From above, the field appeared to be an abstract painting of a troubled artist - the right brain vs. the left brain. Straight  vs free form. 

And in the middle - the harvested hay collected in a bale and ready to be hauled off. 

Who knew that tractors could make such beautiful art. 

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Ruhama Badlands 1

Negev Desert

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