Sunrise Timelapse from Le Meridien Dead Sea, Israel


While I was on a most terrific tear through Israel, I didn’t sleep much. It happens when you’re excited and your body is totally out of sync with the timezone you’re in. Suffice to say I made this timelapse from the 16th floor of Le Meridien David at the Dead Sea on the Israel side. This was my second time visiting and every time is a serious treat as it’s one of those special places that is unlike anywhere else. If you’ve found us searching “Dead Sea Israel Side”, welcome!

In hindsight, I could have started the video 30 minutes earlier and pointed it on a different angle. That said it’s still good as we arrived late the night before and frankly, I had no idea what was anywhere as it was all black. Reminder to go do your salt sea soak at sunrise or you’ll wish you did. Even if you don’t soak, just get up for a Dead Sea sunrise, yes?

This gives you an idea of what it’s like, go to the Dead Sea should you ever have the chance!

Tips hat,

P.S: It’s pouring rain here in Costa Rica and I’m busy doing business with a sore back.


  1. The Welsh Wizard

    October 12, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    Incredible how one can take those pics, feel like i was actually there. Look forward to more of this class of photography. Thanks, Rob.

    • Rob

      October 13, 2012 at 5:37 am

      I have another one to share, will try and take more. I’ve tried some in nature but cities work best as they have the most movement. Glad you liked it, they are fun and easy to make.

  2. James Shannon

    October 12, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Back problems suck, hope it isn’t spasming on you, that’s the absolute worst!

    • Rob

      October 13, 2012 at 5:38 am

      Not that bad but was up all night, shakes fist.

  3. OpenConcept

    October 12, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!! How beautiful was that!! I see a music video with that footage fa sho. Trip sounds amazing aside from a sore back. Keep on rocking in your free world!!

    • Rob

      October 13, 2012 at 5:39 am

      Pretty awesome eh!? I had a feeling it would turn out great, not all timelapse locations are created equal! I shall keep rocking, you as well!

  4. ava apollo

    October 12, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I have this habit of always having to click on time-lapse videos. They’re always so cool! This one is no exception.

    • Rob

      October 13, 2012 at 5:39 am

      It’s not a bad habit, seems to be rewarded with positive reinforcement! :]

  5. Larissa

    October 14, 2012 at 11:31 am

    Been waiting for this bad boy. Well done, my friend. Turned out gorgeous!

    • Rob

      October 14, 2012 at 11:35 am

      Indeed! Planning one from the jungle office here, stay tuned!

  6. Carrie

    October 17, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Rob, very nicely done!

    • Rob

      October 18, 2012 at 9:34 am

      Thanks Carrie!

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