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El Grib Synagogue

By handlerstudio  
My last travel with my trusty (and now long outdated) Minolta A-1. We were on Jerba Island, Tunisia, and visiting the El Grib Synagogue, the principal of seven synagogues on the Island, where the Jews there talk about arriving on Jerba after the fall of Solomon's Temple, 2600 years ago. They have lived in friendship with their Arab neighbors for a very, very long time. The tilework is most likely Islamic and local to Tunisia.

Tags: Architecture Landscape and travel

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Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
14 Jan 2013 3:37PM
This is a lovely photo of this special place Smile

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paulbroad 9 116 1064 United Kingdom
14 Jan 2013 8:39PM
Quite a strong image. Just a bit bright in the middle. Possibly try burning in a little.

pamelajean Plus
10 969 1834 United Kingdom
15 Jan 2013 9:02PM
Such interesting architectural features, Peter.
It's a shame about the glare from the windows on the left. Although you needed that light, and it creates atmosphere, it does cause photographic problems. A lot of people who shoot church interiors take several images with different exposures and amalgamate them. HDR is a common choice. So you can expose for the walls to keep them from being too dark, and expose for the bright window light.
If you don't want to make things so complicated, you could avoid those bright windows, and I'd suggest a vertical format to shoot the right side only, which would include more of the attractive arches at the bottom. You'd still have the beam of light, but it isn't necessary to show where it is coming from.
gconant 5 1 United States
13 Mar 2013 1:03AM
What a nice image!!
Great color and subject matter.


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