A view of the central-Israel coastal-plains from a lookout point in Shoham.
Located some 20+km east of Tel-Aviv, which it's skyline can be seen clearly on the far horizon.
Shoham is a relatively new town suberb in Israel. 18,200 was the count of local population in 2009, as the town established less than 20 years ago.
Aspect ratio 16:9, with exp. bias -1/3 .
Location of Shoham: 32.0. 34.942
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snunney (86342) 2013-02-09 3:52
The canopy and its supports make a good frame for the town laid out below. A well presented image with good colours and sharpness.
pierrefonds (58259) 2013-02-09 5:08
The wideness of the plains is giving depth to the composition. The point of view isd showing the details and colors of the shelter and of the plains. The good luminosity is bringing out the colors. Have a nice day.
jhm (141163) 2013-02-09 7:56
This is for us unthinkable a new city to creation, but Israel is a country with future through the excellent enterprise of the policy makers
Excellent color combination.
Nice light management about this cityscape.
Excellent perspective and depth image.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
eldancer1 (29403) 2013-02-09 9:49
It's amazing to learn that a town in Israel is only 20 years old, I guess I'm somewhat naive because I thought most towns and cities should at least a couple of thousands years old. Nice panoramic view of this town with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
cornejo (33242) 2013-02-09 11:02
Hello Ike, very nice picture of this beautiful view of this interesting place. A nice and interesting with very good image sharpness, depth, light and color. A perfectly charming and good job done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and good Sunday.
Greetings from southern Spain.
maloutim (9637) 2013-02-09 11:04
Lovely POV from the platform ! Good contrast between the red-roofed houses in the foreground, the field and other buildings in the middle ground, and the city in the far horizon.
Great documentary photo about your country.
Have a good Sunday !
Sonata11 (33298) 2013-02-09 20:36
anoter very beautiful composition and framing of this gorgeous place with tranquil atmosphere. Very well executed photo. Colors, sharpness, light, POV and DOF are very well done. Thanks for sharing.
All the best and have a great Sunday,
lousat (79037) 2013-02-10 1:24
Hi Ike,a very nice lookout point,perfect to take a break and to see this landscape,another time your choice of point of view is perfect like the exposure and the details,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano.
jemaflor (86574) 2013-02-10 2:11
Good pov and view , light and composition are well managed, interesting symetrical presentation with this FG.
Miguel82 (24985) 2013-02-10 4:32
EXcellent pov from that monument
Interesting note Ike
Sharp photo, good colors and light
mirosu (15052) 2013-02-10 7:07
This is great view well framed by the pavilion.
Do you know when I visited this area? Exactly 40 yeras ago, travelling with backpack from Golan Hights up to Ras Mohahammed (Sharm-el-Sheikh) and back to Tel Aviv; dangerous trip that time.
Wish you a nice week.
clic (15368) 2013-02-10 7:15
You chose a VIP point of view for a much-descriptive haze-free overlook on plain and distant city, beautifully adorned of the gazebo monument.
Appears as a nice environment for motorized paragliding, camera handy!
Cricri (108623) 2013-02-10 8:41
Un bel endroit pour ce reposer et admirer la ville et le paysage depuis le belvédère, bon cadrage et lumière
adramad (39100) 2013-02-10 10:49
Great view from the top of this hill, the view framed within this timber frame is even more charming, rich green fields, with houses scattered everywhere.
Superb brightness, with beautiful colors and good sharpness.
Good start to the week.
mkamionka (31193) 2013-02-10 14:33
good use of the gate to make a nice framing and add an original aspect to the composition. The geometry is the highlight of the photo, I think.
Lovely weather, blue sky, something for us up here to dream about,
danos (88243) 2013-02-10 22:47
Good morning Ike,
nice the panoramic view of the place from this advantage POV of Shoham.I like the endless view as the light and the colour management of the place.
Have a good weekend,Danos
delpeoples (53543) 2013-02-10 23:13
A majestic POV, high up in the hills. It gives us a good idea of the lay-out of Shoaham and surrounding areas. Funny, I thought the area was very hilly, rather than flat. Beautiful colours and excellent depth.
Thanks for sharing, have a happy week
thebest (4276) 2013-02-10 23:33
I like the way you used the canopy to frame the content of your photo & I am surprised that this town is only 20 years old - I recognise the tall buildings on the skyline of Tel-Aviv.
Excellent perspective & Interesting image & notes.
maria-v1981 (10816) 2013-02-11 2:09
Outstanding view, excellent light and natural colors.Well composed and presented photo. I really like it Ike.
Have a nice week,
Royaldevon (31193) 2013-02-11 2:38
It was very important to use the lookout point as the frame for your shot. It not only gives f/g interest but its shodows make that link from f/g to b/g.
The colours are natural and the dof is great for this shot.
Have a great day,
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-02-11 2:59
the lookout point provides us with spectacular views.Even,like you write 20km from Tel-Aviv we can still see its skyline.Clarity was amazing on that that(something I´d like to have in Hong Kong:)
What I like more about your image is the way you composed it.The POV placed right behind this canopy create in my opinion really nice effect.Also colors,so vivid and nicely contrasting with each other help to animate this deviod of people scene.
Have a nice day
Fis2 (87301) 2013-02-11 9:01
Good frame and colors.
Have a nice evening
josepmarin (57833) 2013-02-11 10:05
the low light on your shoulders offers us a long shades of the canopy, which open for our eyes a splendid and deep view of this beautiful landscape.
I like the quality of light and colors, and the great sharpness of the image as well.
A great work.
pajaran (53302) 2013-02-11 23:21
Lep pogled na vidikovac i grad ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
A nice view of the city and the lookout ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, well demonstrated.
A nice lookout.
Have a nice and successful day, all the best.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-02-12 4:00
The frame is original and gives depth to the picture. The verdant landscape is pleasant and interesting. Quality of the work. Bravo.
Have a nice day
raszid62 (18585) 2013-02-14 1:14
Beautiful view from the hill, from sheds light on the plain. I see that Israel is a very urbanized. I think that apart from the Negev desert in you, there is no wilderness. Excellent color and image quality.
הבוקר טוב, נוף יפה מהגבעה, משופך אור על המישור. אני רואה שישראל היא מאוד עירונית. אני חושב שחוץ מהנגב ב, אין מדבר. צבע מצוין ואיכות תמונה. .
gus72 (3719) 2013-02-14 19:31
Hi Ike !!
Very nice composition as a consequence of stepping back and including the wooden pergola.It really looks nice since we see a blue sky & lush green fields.
Well managed in regards to FG & BG.
Slowly but surely I am getting to know your country.
Have a nice week end.
jcpix (13716) 2013-02-15 19:31
Good morning Ike,
There's just something about a terrace canopy such as this that slows everything down in life, a place to sit, relax and put the mind at ease...and it's even better when you have a nice view. I really like the geometric type patterns this one provides, even with its minimal style and size. I imagine many of the towns residents have spent some quality time just enjoying the scenic tranquility from this spot. Thanks for sharing this fun and relatively new corner of the country.
Have a great weekend.
ourania (33443) 2013-03-07 7:28
a well composed view with superb depth, excellent lighting and rendering of colours. I like very much the interaction between foreground and background, how the vast distant view is framed by the structure in the foregrond that is also adjusted to the frame of the picture. The atmosphere is lovely. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
kato (11630) 2013-03-19 5:57
You're capturing well this coastal plain by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see some colonies of the house and the surrounding greenery. The view from an observatory is very good and it turns out that this is a peaceful place. The whole is harmonized well by a good color combination, and the shadow draws out a good effect in this image.
elenimavrandoni (14207) 2013-03-21 11:19
Hello Ike, my beloved mother had visited your beautiful country and always talked to me fondly about every place that she's being!Nice panoramic view and great horizon here with nice natural colors!
mcmtanyel (14543) 2013-05-11 18:02
Lovely photo! It's as though the gazebo is speaking the viewer, saying "Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the Coastal Plains!"
Very well done!
jmdias (56975) 2013-05-23 7:19
excellent use of this structure to framed the wide landscape ahead. interesting mix of rural and urban landscapes.
ruisc_pt (10890) 2015-02-18 12:14
nice landscape Ike,
Very well framed.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (59461)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-02-09
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-02-09 2:46