"News & Coffee" Negev desert, Israel.
09/07/14 - An hour after dawn break we've arrived to our base, to find everyone just waking up. With nothing better to do, we did the one thing that almost every soldier do at time of conflict: listen to news and drink coffee. The portable gas stove was setup quickly and the 21st radio, the smartphone, was tuned to the main radio station broadcasting the morning news.
The brewed coffee smelled wonderful, the news were less cheerful. Israeli Air Force, #IAF, has been bombing Hamas rocket launch sites while Hamas returned with long range rockets launches toward Israel, hitting the outer edge of towns located at the center of Israel and making hits in the vicinity of Gaza. Alarms were sounding throughout the south and center of Israel, even at my own home, sending my wife and son to the bomb shelters. Last time that happened was 1991, when I was 13. Damn.
As I said in my previous post, I will bring the images taken when I was drafted to operation #protectiveedge. I shot roughly 700 images throughout the 26 days I spent in service, bringing the visuals of a reserve unit's life under conflict. Thank god, except for some very light injuries, all our company soldiers returned safely home.
Throughout the time I used my iPhone 4S camera, which had crash more times than I could have counted (loosing quite a lot of keeper shots). I used both @hipstamatic app and sometimes in conjunction used @snapseed.
Shot with #iPhone6plus using @hipstamatic © Chen Guttman