A view from the beach of Ashdod.
Ashdod a city on the Mediterranean Sea. It is Israel's leading port after Haifa. Construction is Ashdod's main industry; its manufactures include synthetic fibers, woolen yarn, and knitted goods. Nearby is the site of ancient Ashdod, which was settled as early as the Bronze Age. Conquered by the Philistines in the 12th cent. B.C., it became an important city of the Philistine Pentapolis and a center for the worship of Dagon. The city was later ruled by Judah, Egypt, and Assyria. The Jews of Ashdod had been considered idolatrous by other Jews since the time of the return to Jerusalem (6th cent. B.C.), but they were cleansed by Judas Maccabeus in 163 B.C. Jonathan, the brother of Judas Maccabeus, took the city in 148 B.C. and destroyed the temple of Dagon. Ashdod was revived by the Romans and was an early Christian center. The first modern Israeli settlement in Ashdod was made in 1955, and in 1965 the deepwater port was completed
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Schultzy (5446) 2005-05-08 12:30
Good afternoon Yitzhak,
That's a very nice composition ! Perfect DOF. I like these very natural colors of the sea. Nice and original subject. Well done !
azadys (717) 2005-05-08 12:32
nice view , but i see some noise on your pic.
is it normally ?
greg64g (11193) 2005-05-08 12:33
Nice pictuere, i love these subject and this great pov.
RGatward (20062) 2005-05-08 12:39
Another inventive beach shot from you. Very informative note too.
orme (7215) 2005-05-08 12:58
A very creative composition, Yitzhak, with an interesting note to accompany it. Well framed and great depth of field. The ship on the horizon looks quite impressive and I think that the beautiful green of the water creates its own 4th layer of colour. Well done.
Zepi (22848) 2005-05-08 13:03
Excellente compostiton, c'est très graphique!
J'adore cette texture de rouille sur l'objet au premier plan!Impeccable profondeur de champ
Xalkida (11744) 2005-05-08 13:04
Very nice composition Yitzhak! I like the idea. I agree about the noise in the background. Anyway, nice shot.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-05-08 14:24
This looks exactly like I would have composed it too, Itzik, with a good use of a foreground element (I would probably have gone for a deep DOF but it works equally fine the way you did it). Nice colors and the way in which the elements are arranged in the frame adds to the sense of depth.
dolin (15703) 2005-05-08 14:49
I like the framing and the DOF.
Nice idea and original 1st plan.
bantonbuju (51789) 2005-05-08 15:08
hi yitzhak, this is quite a bit of a hostory written in your note, i like it a lot as i am fascinated by the middle east history (bernard lewis is my favorite historian);
nice 3 plans but personaly i'd resign from one "layer", preferably the ship;
anyhow - good compo;
nice evening, j.
MvS (4163) 2005-05-08 17:00
Nice POV and great colours and atmosphere!
Clochette (8076) 2005-05-08 17:05
Haha, nice idea !.. I like the symbol of the sea being sharp, while the rest of the beach is just suggested. Greaaaaaaaat !
Rinie_Hoff (9340) 2005-05-08 18:31
Rust, I see rust, back to your earlier addiction? ;-)
In your note, I recognize all data and names from the bible, the name 'ashdod' immediately rang a bell. Didn't know that it was on the coast, though.
Nice focus, Itzik, the two people in the shot are essential, and the big boat in the background is there to confirm your note.
Thabks for this lovely sea picture, would like to be there RIGHT now!
quantabeh (5205) 2005-05-08 20:15
nice presentation of the beach of Ashdod. Obviously there is a lot of history behind this place and you have narrated that very well.
maphoto (8082) 2005-05-08 22:19
Nice composition Yitzhak, the blured background offers nice colors and is well framed, interesting subject and note, well done.
dsidwell (9783) 2005-05-08 22:40
This is a very charming, unique, and interesting photo, Yitzhak. I love the depth of field here, and the addition of the humans doesn't bother me for some reason. Very nice work!
Luan (12971) 2005-05-09 3:52
lovely composition, the colors is fantastic, it's a good idea to have included this seahorse in your framing. The DoF and the cut out are excellent.
teta5 (1203) 2005-05-09 7:29
sky, ship, sea, beach, two people and the "sea horse" on the front.
capthaddock (28790) 2005-05-09 12:13
Hi Yitzhak - this is very well balanced with the seahorse on one side, and the marine background
summersun (4978) 2005-05-09 13:27
a giant sea horse to frame the image, nice and funny, in the mood of the beach. I like the 3 layers of color in the background . good dof.
alimo3 (6854) 2005-05-09 17:45
a nice composition and a funny idea,
the question could be, which one is the real monster ?
ChrisJ (105571) 2005-05-10 4:48
I like the sharply in focus seahorse which contrasts nicely with the o.o.f. ship on the horizon. Good color & sharpness.
supereira (9576) 2005-05-10 7:12
Great point of view and DOF.Very good colors and contrasts.I like the textures,light and sharpness.I like the detail of the persons and the ship.Good job!
hdl (7011) 2005-05-10 9:29
Very original composition. I like the "big" seahorse (correct name?) in the front wich is in realily a very small animal against the background with that giant ship. Good balance in the picture and good elements.
ephemere33 (9743) 2005-05-10 15:37
le cheval de la mer ...porte bonheur ...belle entrée dans la décot marine...égale a une carte postale...les couleurs sont plaisantes...belle construction de la photo...bien vu ...amicalement BI
Geo (1243) 2005-05-10 21:33
Very cool image, Yitzhak! The focus is the message. I can feel the heat of the sun in the blur of the beach.
albiback (8679) 2005-05-11 7:48
A sea horse in the foreground which is superimposed on the beach and especially a sea of a seizing green. Original and successful.
keribar (43841) 2005-05-11 15:23
No wonder that this picture got so many points so far. It is unusual and attracts the eye at once . Izzet
coco (30439) 2005-05-11 17:14
Nice photo. Only the beach... poor; only the "caballito de mar" (is how we say in Spain that little animal)... also poor.
But you has done a nice composition with both.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-05-12 13:21
Very nice work here, I like the way you ahve taken this, the blur of the boat and people are nice against this giant sea hourse, well done
Stepan (27210) 2005-05-12 15:37
A funny and rich compo : the hippocampus, the guys, the boat, the colors... All the details are very important and create a very beautiful equilibrium.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-05-13 14:05
indeed a great informative shot with excellent DOF and lovely element in front and excellent symbolic in far at the beach,very well resulted and great work you did with this fine composition,I like it,Yitzhak!
Rockyboy (20598) 2005-05-13 20:28
Very good composition with that hyppocamp in the foreground. the Dof is also good. Well seen, Yitzhak!
Georges (11185) 2005-05-17 14:22
Tres belle prise avec un cadrage interessant.
La profondeur est bien gerée aussi bravo pour ce resultat
PLD_images (7149) 2005-09-04 14:01
Very nicely done in this one. I see I mist a lot a good photos from you Itzik.
Here the composition and the DOF are just perfect. So well seen!
Active (56) 2005-11-10 3:57
Great POV, idea, colours.frame :)
I like this sht a lot.
Very good in its simplicity :)
Hoos (134) 2006-03-23 0:17
Very original!! good photo, nice composition really a great shot!
lxcarr7 (133) 2006-09-22 9:06
PERFECT - NICE. Great Piece of Art.
ruisc_pt (10892) 2006-09-22 9:54
The small DOF caught my eye...
Albrecht (11281) 2006-10-06 5:38
Beautiful compo and good use of POV and DOF. I like the colours and sunny atmosphere.
coolazice (136) 2012-10-18 22:04
Interesting shot. You've found an essentially surreal scene within a conventional place. Well done!