I saw the first combo photo several years ago. About a year ago, I imagined the first visual image. I thought about Azrieli Towers in Tel Aviv. There are three towers, and each other has a simple geometrical shape (round tower, square tower, and triangle tower). It can be interpreted as a part of a children’s game. And that was my idea: combo photo of a child playing with Azrieli towers.
What Is A Combo Photo?
But first, let’s start with a basic question: what is a combo photo? I haven’t found any definition online. Thus I will define it as a merging of two or more photos into one.
About a month ago, I started to go through my collection of photos. During this period, I created a series of combo photos. Most of the photos used are mine, but in several cases, I bought photos from Adobe Images to complete this project.
Today I’ll show you the series of combo photos. But first I wanted to show another photo. When I went through my collection, I found out that I already created combo photos in the past. The most recent example is this photo from Tribute to Oranges:
Combo Photos Of Israeli Buildings
As I mentioned previously, it all started from Azrieli buildings. I took this photo (appeared in Azrieli Center during Sunset):
And after combining it received this one:
I was not too fond of the result. The first lesson I learned is that simpler subjects are better for combo photos. Thus I searched my collection for another, simpler image of Azrieli towers and found this one:
Then I constructed three Lego towers and combined both images. This is the result:
From there, I continued to Haifa. The Sail Tower is Haifa’s tallest building.
And this is a combo photo of the Sail Tower with a yacht:
Next is the Design Museum in Holon. This building has a ribbon-shaped facade.
The perfect candidate would be a child playing with ribbons. And here is the result:
I’ve looked for information about the Underwater Observatory Marine Park building but haven’t found anything that would tell about the architecture and, specifically, why this shape was chosen. Thus I used my association and got this.
Combo Photos Of Israeli Nature
After making combo photos of different buildings in Israel, I decided to make several nature combo photos. The first one is the Mushroom rock in Timna Park:
After merging it with a real mushroom, we get:
Another famous rock formation in Israel is “elephant’s leg” at Rosh HaNikra grottoes.
Then I used this took a photo of a baby elephant that I took in at Safari morning tour several years ago:
And combined them:
As you can see in this series, I tried to avoid any religious conflicts. I did not use any related buildings (though Israel has plenty of religious buildings) in order not to offend anybody. But, I could not finish this series without a photo of the Western Wall. I combined one of my photos of the Western Wall with mosaics of Ten Commandments (appears on a synagogue in Acre) and got this:
What do you think about this series? Have you ever tried creating combo photos? Do you have any ideas for combo photos? Let us know in the comments below.
Here are several resources that I created to help travelers:
- Israel Trip Planner is the page that will help you to create your perfect travel route.
- National Parks And Nature Reserves page lists and put all national parks on the map. There is also a top list, information about ticket types and campsites.
- If you are looking for things to do, here are the pages for Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, Sea Of Galilee, and Makhtesh Ramon.
- Wondering what events are there in Israel? Here is the Events And Festivals By Season guide.
And if you have any questions then check out Useful Information For Tourists To Israel.