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Jaffa magic

By Ayelet_A
Finally it's the weekend! hurray!
And what is the first thing I do? get up at 4 am!!!
I'm not a masochist just a photographer Wink
We had our first "field class" with my new photography course to Jaffa harbor and old city, our goal was to practice different light exposures as the daylight shifts (from the magical hours of the sunrise and up until the light becomes contrasting). Stupid me I didn't brought a tripod (let's put aside the fact I don't have one) and so most of my early shots with 15 secs exposure were pretty bad... but daylight has broken and the sun was on my side brightening the city and helping me to get hand handled images later on Wink
I've really enjoyed today and this is my favourite image from the bunch.

Hope you like it too!
No editing has been done - it is handed to you hot from the oven, straight from the camera.
Large is not bad...

Have a great weekend all -
and now I rest Smile

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

Voters: Missy_Vix, helenlinda, Mynett and 38 more

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15 May 2009 9:03PM
love the way the lights just catching the front of the cross, great image! well done at getting up at 4am, rather you than me!! hehe!

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Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
15 May 2009 9:09PM
Lol thanks Missy Wink
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
15 May 2009 9:23PM
Love the light and control, excellent work Ayelet
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
15 May 2009 9:40PM
Large is excellent and you have composed this image well Ayelet, capturing the light and shadow on the cross.

Many thanks for the award!

Have a great weekend
DP_Imagery 13 24 6 Wales
15 May 2009 10:08PM
Composition and wonderfully caught lighting make this one really stand out Ayelet - well done (but 4.00am? . . . crickey that's only a couple of hours after I normally go to bed and so is a time that only exists in my dreams lol)

Roly 10 Wales
15 May 2009 10:30PM
This is really good Ayelet.Well captured and well done for getting up at that time on your day off Smile
photophantom 10 108 3 Philippines
15 May 2009 11:09PM
outstanding work Ayelet. A very strong composition for an early riser half sleep like you Smile I like the splash of light on the old rugged cross. Well done you.
Beautiful light and well composed image.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
16 May 2009 12:05AM
Inspiring early morning shot-- 4 AM--- not sure I can do that, will try!
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
16 May 2009 1:25AM
Great the light on the cross. And everything else in silhouette....Awesome work...Sandy
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
16 May 2009 5:05AM
An excellent image, Ayelet, perfect light, very well captured. Carol
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
16 May 2009 6:35AM
ayelet, a tripod is a good investment, use mine all the time, although its a pain in the butt to drag around.
love the light catching the cross, and the diagonal comp, you deserve an extra vote for managing it hand held.lesley
BURNSIE 9 25 4 England
16 May 2009 7:36AM
I like your dedication to the art.
Nice image.
User_Removed 9 1 8 United Kingdom
16 May 2009 9:46AM
Nice work A... and hand held in low light!

super image ayelet.ray
Stace Plus
9 2 2 England
16 May 2009 6:20PM
Strong image Ayelet, great lighting

Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
16 May 2009 7:47PM
Thanks everyone - was worth getting up that early though I'm not sure it will repeat itself soon lol Wink
I was completely turned over the entire day afterward... :\
lonely_oryx 10 61 55 England
17 May 2009 11:39AM
Excellent effect
lostintime 10 13 5 Germany
17 May 2009 12:17PM
A fantastic minimalistic composition Ayelet, love the early morning light on the cross.
bliba Plus
12 2 Austria
17 May 2009 1:04PM
very well composed & great use of the light...a strong image
RockArea 11 18 3 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 3:48PM
Early mornings are great ... just not too often. I love the clean lines you have here and the diagonal composition works great.

Hebe 10 United Kingdom
17 May 2009 7:02PM
This is just brilliant, and works so well in mono.
dianah 11 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 May 2009 6:00PM
Very stark and dramatic..brilliant mono composition Ayelet that stands out in the thumbnails.
18 May 2009 9:19PM
Great contrast. Well done !
18 May 2009 9:38PM
Magic act
OMG 9 51 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 12:34AM
A brilliant capture Ayelet, it is so simple and yet so very effective. Well done capturing it hand held, as Lesley says a tripod really is so useful and you must get one.
Rgds Derek
RAYMO 10 2 United Kingdom
19 May 2009 5:01AM
Outstanding shot...
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
19 May 2009 11:43PM
4am, normall just going to bed at that time Wink
A lovely shot Ayelet, well done,
DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
20 May 2009 11:26PM
Very simple and very beautiful.
Ridgeway 11 222 2 Ireland
21 May 2009 10:29AM
Very effective,very simple,works,hand held,,very nice,

super work eyelet,well done.ray
Ayelet_A 9 11 3 Israel
4 Jun 2009 11:15PM
Thank you very much David for the critique, I really appreciate it. Should try boosting the contrast...

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