Haifa, the third city in Israel by size, and a major port town.
Mixed population of Jews, Muslims and Christians and also a center and most sacred place to the Baha'i Faith.
Built on Mt. Carmel, the Baha'i gardens with the golden-dome Shrine dominating the town skyline from every point.
WS #1shows a wider view over town and port.
WS#2 shows an Eagle statue, one of many in the gardens, a returning mottif in there.
RAW converted into JPEG, exp. Bias -1/3.
*** Last Sunday was an extremely bright day, as you may see white houses reflected the abundence of sun light, strong effect on WB.
Location on map: 32.8146, 34.9873
*** A Wikipedia page about the Baha'i Faith.
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snunney (107477) 2012-11-01 8:39
What a splendid downwards point of view on this shrine and garden. The image is nicely lit and has very good colours and sharpness. The detail is excellent.
lousat (98285) 2012-11-01 10:01
Hi Ike,3 magnificent pics,your choice of the main is correct,this is a great spectacle! What a view and what a quality,the details are really impressive everywhere,very nice the Dome view in the WS whit the same quality.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
emilbo (22616) 2012-11-01 10:05
Merveilleuse vue en plongée sur le parc et la ville. Le parc en avant-plan est vraiment magnifique avec toute cette belle végétation. Belle architecture du dôme du sanctuaire devant la ville derrière. Excellente présentation dans un bel éclairage.
Toutes mes amitiés,
ourania (51103) 2012-11-01 10:23
I like very much the elevated point of view from which you captured this fascinating view of the lovely gardens, the magnificent shrine and a quiet part of the city behind them (that reminds me of the southern suburbs of Athens). Clarity is superb and the sweet light makes the view even more attractive. Depth and perspective are excellent too. I liked your workshop pictures very much, Haifa looks beautiful. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely month,
serp2000 (45970) 2012-11-01 11:01
I know this point of view, I was here in 2008. (Correct please Garden in the title). I'd like to add some saturation, I remember more bright colors. TFS!
Cricri (126732) 2012-11-01 11:11
Le POV parfait qui permet d'apprécier a la fois le -jardin, le dôme et la ville, intéressante composition du jardin et les détails architecturales
Highmountains (2674) 2012-11-01 11:40
All the photograps are beautiful. But for some reason, I feel that both the WS#1 & WS#2 have greater depth and clarity. Ofcourse - the panorama here means that you had to deal with a wider variety of light and colours. Is my humble thought that this photograph has been heavily sharpened and a bit high on brightness.
here you have got yourself a fantastic position for this POV.
Thanks for sharing, Ike.
fabbs99 (17179) 2012-11-01 11:46
Fabulous image of the shrine.Great colors and clarity.Very well done.TFS.
Miguel82 (27752) 2012-11-01 11:51
A magnific picture, a big monument, gardens, a city
Excellent framing and pov,
I like also the technical note
Sharp shot and vivid colors
Have a nice day
Didi (60590) 2012-11-01 11:52
Nice dominant point of view, beautiful place
I have tested your picture with a cathodic screen and le lights are still strong.
I suggest you to equilibrate your screen with the gray scale of the ol TE version.
Another question do you see my pictures dark ?
When I take my photos, I use to under expose about -1/3 EV to give more saturation of colours and it's more simple to correct an underexposed picture than an overexposed one.
Gigidusud (21247) 2012-11-01 11:54
Great view on this beautiful architecture and its splendid gardens.I like the photos on the WS too.
Have a nice week-end,
Sonata11 (34007) 2012-11-01 12:02
I love this garden amazingly beautiful. This high pov let us see its beauty. Magnificent nature and magnificent architecture. I really enjoying this view. Perfectly well done. Thanks for sharing and nice note.
All the best,
cornejo (47266) 2012-11-01 12:16
Hello Ike, good photos of this interesting and beautiful garden, beautifully complemented with some nice and interesting view of the city. Very good and beautiful compositions, performed with good technique and quality. And pretty good job well done, congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good night and happy weekend.
Best regards and best wishes.
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-01 12:41
Magnificent view from your high POV. Excellent detail and sharpness. When you look at the photo it is as if you almost were there yourself. TFS and have nice evening!
pierrefonds (71691) 2012-11-01 15:00
The length of the garden is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the garden and of the architecture of the shrine. The good luminosity is enhancing the colors. Have a nice day.
siudzi (34141) 2012-11-01 15:14
Impressive sight on this great garden and dome. Well seen and taken from this high point of view. Superb attention on details. Thanks for sharing.
emka (107755) 2012-11-01 15:34
Hi Ike, marvelous view of the temple and specially the gardens. you found an excellent POV, looks like made from thr aiir. When I was in Haifa the gardens have not been ready yet. Marvelous shot. I once heard about Bahai faith from a believer and I liked the principles.
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-01 20:00
Stunning view of the beautiful city! With awesome architectures. Nicely captured with good lighting and dof with sharp details. Well done, tfs.
delpeoples (59846) 2012-11-01 20:38
You did the right thing under-exposing the shot by 1/3 of a stop, as the light here is extremely strong. I think the top third is still a little light, so would suggest that it be darkened by a graduated filter in post processing. I have done a WS and emailed it to you. The image is beautifully sharp, wonderfully saturated and has an impressive perspective. COngratulations on the high POV too, I hope this did not involve a climb on foot in that heat!
chrisvek (7001) 2012-11-01 20:38
That's a bvery good panoramic shoot with splendid details of the city of Midle east Israel.Superb POV too.Very well done!
Have a nice day
jmdias (69230) 2012-11-02 2:11
not by chance that this region is named holy land with so many faiths living here..
fantastic view of these famous gardens. I liked the way you included the temple, the gardens and the city ahead. marvelous framing and good light. TFS.
mauro61 (52887) 2012-11-02 3:26
le panoramiche dall'alto sono sempre belle perchè offrono una ampia visione della città.
La tua è ben eseguita con tanto verde e il grande Duomo al centro,
papagolf21 (110342) 2012-11-02 4:03
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Voilà une présentation de la ville réalisée avec maestria.
Le cadrage est parfait pour admirer l'architecture générale. Les magnifiques jardins au premier plan agrémentent joliment l'ensemble.
jhm (160917) 2012-11-02 4:06
All three your picture are pearls, what is Haifa nice and a lot green with a lovely garden.
A splendid panoramic view about this part of Haifa.
Excellent composition, nice captured.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
adramad (49962) 2012-11-02 8:44
A superb job, both with this wonderful view, as in the other two images that samples in the worshop.
Stunning beauty of these gardens, with a beautiful design that we can see from this shot from a high point, nice environment of this part of the city, highlighting the beautiful building of the shrine.
Very good light and colors.
Very well done. I like these works.
Have a nice weekend.
Bluejeans (64251) 2012-11-03 4:38
Ola Ike ,
Uma bela visão desta cidade de Haifa , é lindo este jardim muito bem cuidado , bom ponto de visão alto , bonitos tons de verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
macjake (73059) 2012-11-03 7:54
now were talking!! :)
You know i love these city views.
For some unknown reason we just don't get to see many city shots of Israel like this on TE. Not sure why???
and like you said, the lighting was incredibly strong, but still, i enjoy the view.
I think you're showing us a completely new POV, and i'm loving it.
I wonder how it looks in a different light?
and the trio of photo's from the WS are fine too :)
thanks for this one, and we hope to see more
mesutilgim (97730) 2012-11-03 8:49
Nice capture of this famous landmark of Haifa . Good pov and good layout. Nice soft colors.
Bahaism is quite interesting but also they suffer under enough interest and enough members.
TFS and have a nice weekend
jemaflor (103639) 2012-11-03 8:56
Good choice for this pov, well composed with this interesting dome in the focal point of the viewx, nice light for colors.
worldcitizen (9452) 2012-11-04 7:48
I like your POV looking down on the gardens and shrine. It is also interesting to see the city streets in the background. There are many different types of trees, which add nice details to the scene, too.
CanmoreKevin (2111) 2012-11-04 10:26
Great point of view. I like the contrast of textures between the top and the bottom.
jcpix (13950) 2012-11-04 16:05
what a fantastic vantage point for this Ike, such beautiful gardens surrounded by urban landscape makes for some good contrast. Very well composed to include what's necessary in such a large space. I don't know why, but I particularly like the big palm at the bottom right, feels like it helps give a sense of depth and distance. Nice work!
Hope you have a good week ahead!
jlbrthnn (76039) 2012-11-05 0:30
The perspective is superb. The light is well controlled. The picture is nice and interesting. The quality is excellent. Bravo.
Have a nice day.
maria-v1981 (10964) 2012-11-05 3:24
How impresseive is this place, is like a heaven. Which marvellous panorama on this city, this foreground offered by this beautiful coloured garden is splendid. The quality of the image enables us to appreciate many details. Very beautiful work and interesting photograph.
Have a nice start of week,
clic (18552) 2012-11-05 6:06
Your ability for "levitation" shows an outstanding view on gardens "extravaganza" set higher than city below for a breath-taking view captured with studied symmetry.
A pleasure for the eyes!
sacavem (18620) 2012-11-09 7:23
Fantastic panoramic of this place.Good work to capture this image. Very good colour, contrast and definition.
Beautiful postcard of Haifa Bahai garden.
danos (103212) 2012-11-09 9:27
great the panoramic view of this section of the city with the Baha'i faith to dominates the place.
The foreground gardens make the scene more interesting, with the avenue in the middle to lost on the backdrop of the image.The golden dome is the focal point of the image.
Have a good weekend,Danos
amaryllis (37039) 2012-11-16 0:59
Bonjour à toi
je n'avais pas vu cette photo avec ce cadrage en plongée et la perspective des jardins et vue sur la ville
excellente composition et une belle symétrie dans ce jardin
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-03-13 12:26
Hello Ike, very impressive and panoramic view of the shrine and the immaculate gardens!
It looks like a very attractive city with beautiful surroundings!
all the best,
ChrisJ (118895) 2016-06-06 11:59
A superb elevated view looking down onto the shrine and garden. Good sharpness and the 2 gold star patterns add symmetry. Nice repetition of the patterns and shapes. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (29668) 2016-09-01 21:16
These are well-manicured, lush gardens terminated by a magnificent building. The photo is taken from a nice, commanding view.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (79161)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-01 8:22
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