Posted: 26.07.07 | Categories: [Architecture]  [Black and White]  [Israel]  [Tel Aviv]  [Wide-angle]  

This sculpture stands at the highest point in Jaffa - a lovely green grassy area offering a wonderful view back towards Tel Aviv. The sculpture is next to the Ramses II Park, which is an open archaeological site dating back to around 1400-1200 BCE. I remember taking a couple of photos of it last year, but they just looked like normal holiday pics, so this time (with the SLR rather than a compact) I wanted something a little different.

B&W riverside architecture in Prague at lispfoto.


f 14
1/40 sec
12 mm
ISO 100
LENS : Canon 10-22mm

11 Comments Posted | View

  • :)

    You really do do the best B&W shots .. in that you have genuine blacks and whites , not just shades of grey. Great contrasts. Shame we lost the left corner of the sculpture, but super all the same
    Eth @ 2007-07-26
  • Yes, it was a shame about the left corner. Unfortunately, just as I arrived there, a large group of American tourists descended and sat on the walls around and up against the sculpture. A couple of them also left their bags lying on the floor just in front. I had no idea how long they were going to stay there being lectured to by a guide - I waited 25 minutes as it was! So I took the a full view shot and did some cropping. I guess some cloning would have worked, but quite some time involved.
    groovyf @ 2007-07-26
  • Very good contrasts in this shot, and a lovely dark sky. Did you use a polariser for that?
    BobC @ 2007-07-26
  • A fine black and white image with lots of impact. I really like the wide range of tones you achieved.
    Brilliant shot!
    don @ 2007-07-26
  • A stunning sculpture!
    Still @ 2007-07-26
  • Wow, it's almost as if the sculpture is deviding the sky to - left of it full of light, to the right it's dark. Great angle as well. I really like this alot!
    Arjan @ 2007-07-27
  • Wonderful shot. I'd have maybe moved to the left just a little so as not to cut off the left part of the sculpture, but still, it's a great shot. Nice job! I really like the nice rich tones in it.
    Alice @ 2007-07-27
  • Splendid.
    milou @ 2007-07-30
  • Yeh I agree with Eth here you do have a good knack of staying true to the B & W colour range.

    Good work this.
    Sysagent @ 2007-07-30
  • Very impressive view with the angle and the strong contrast, like this.
    riesenriel @ 2007-07-30
  • Have to agree that your B/W stuff is very eye catching. This is a great subject and I've just spent a few minutes trying to work out what those pillars are made of. There are some feet in there but apart from that it's a bit of a jumble :)
    Richard @ 2007-08-04

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