Stood on the gates of the Baha'i Gardens, on the lower town Haifa, view upwards / due south.
The gardens stretch from a high ground on Mt.Carmel, all the way down on the slope, but not allowed visitors to stroll within, only on a secluded area designated for.
A WS of a cropped version from further down the street. Second WS show an Eagle-mottif lantern, one of many under the archs of the shrine. Also there are some Eagle statues on the balcony in picture.
Location of the gate on lower town: 32.8172, 34.9888
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pajaran (61932) 2012-11-11 3:19
Dobar dan, popodne.
Lep pogled na vrt ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepe boje.
Dobar tekst i kompozicija, lepo pokazan vrt i arhitektura.
Imajte lep dan za odmor.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Nice view of the garden ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective, beautiful colors.
Good content and composition, beautiful gardens and architecture shown.
Have a nice rest day.
All the best.
snunney (100850) 2012-11-11 3:24
The eyes are drawn into the scene by the rows of trees up toward the rotunda in this well composed shot. I like the natural green tones offered by the manicured lawns and the contrast they make with the stonework. Very good sharpness.
Kielia (24077) 2012-11-11 3:29
a fantastic impression of this wonderful park and a very nicely composed image accompanied by an interesting note. The perspective is excellent. My compliments!
cornejo (43573) 2012-11-11 4:05
Hello Ike, very good pictures with good pov, this charming garden forming terraces with a beautiful staircase. Image very well composed and interesting, technically very well made, with clarity, depth, good light and good color. Excellent job perfectly done, so congratulations my friend. Tfs.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Best regards and best wishes.
jhm (154602) 2012-11-11 4:19
It is a very difficult choice between your two pictures.
I find the first the most beautiful.
Amazing picture with the great garden in foreground.
Also a lovely panoramic view about these area.
Excellent captured , good presentation too.
Very nice done, TFS.
Have a nice sunday,
Miguel82 (27646) 2012-11-11 5:04
A superb mediterrannean garden, very well maintained and clean
I like the monument in the background and the palm trees
Very good shot
Excellent sharpness, fine colors and pov
Have a nice day
Nicou (144332) 2012-11-11 6:20
quelle courbe de pré vert sueprbe cpatage e tiamge et je jardin avec les cyrpès, ce blanc des édiffice, la coupole au sommet usperbe iamge.
Bravo et amitié
bayno (18344) 2012-11-11 6:39
A composition full of greenery and pleasant to the eyes, great depth and sharp, beautiful gardens...nice one..
eldancer1 (36343) 2012-11-11 6:49
Beautiful garden! I like your pov, it captured the essence of the place. Awesome architecture. Good lighting and dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2012-11-11 7:01
Another beautiful shot with fantastic light control . The atmosphere is very nice with so many trees in the garden. Nice colors, sharpness and color contrast with excellent view.
Cricri (120609) 2012-11-11 10:57
Version horizontale que je préfère, une vraie beauté ce jardin avec l'architecture blanche sur l'avant ou l'on devine le chemin vers le batiment, dont le WS complète bien cette image, belle lumière, excellent POV
siudzi (34141) 2012-11-11 11:13
Great presentation of this interesting place. Both nature and architecture are very eye-catching and work together very well. Good sharpness and clarity achieved.
JFS (32459) 2012-11-11 11:47
Splendid composition with lots of nice details, the light is delicious too. It seems the Paradise!
ourania (47166) 2012-11-11 11:52
these gardens are very beautiful and the balcony seen in your workshop photo has a great view to them. The point of view from which you composed this picture is superb and gives us a very interesting and comprehensive idea about the special features of the landscape architecture and the elegant constructions it includes. Perspective, sharpness, lighting and colours are very pleasing. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely week,
Sonata11 (33927) 2012-11-11 16:37
Wow!!! you captured this garden wopnderfully and flawlessly. Splendid color, sharpness, clarity, perfect light, POV and DOF. This stunning picture is perfectly well done. Magnificent work. I love it. Thank you Ike.
jcpix (13930) 2012-11-11 18:35
The well manicured grass reminds me of a golf course, this is beautiful Ike! I love the Cypress and palm trees scattered throughout. Well, maybe "scattered" is not the correct term, they're definitely in a pattern but the composition lends itself to a different point of view. Amazing gardens, great image...especially on a sunny day.
Royaldevon (39792) 2012-11-12 0:32
Good Morning Ike,
A beautifully composed shot, which uses the natural features like steps, to lead from the bottom r/h corner to the the top l/h corner. The light and the colours are excellent whilst your dof keeps all the details accessible.
It so much reminds me of the style of a Roman amphitheatre.
Have a lovely day,
danos (99309) 2012-11-12 0:52
Good morning Ike,
pictiuresque the view of the Baha'i Gardens,with the lot of greenery and trees to make the scene even more effective.The beauty of the place is unique with the brilliant light to brings out the details of the scene.
Have a good week,Danos
maria-v1981 (10932) 2012-11-12 2:07
Very nice symmetry and perspective in this shot, the colours are really intese and marvelous. The light and the texture of grass are wonderful. A really beautiful postcard of this place.
Have a good start,
delpeoples (58618) 2012-11-12 2:46
Hi dear Ike
We've seen these beautiful gardens from above and now we see them from below. Your series on the Bahai gardens is not just very complete, but also very beautiful. I think this is my favourite of the series. The light is well-managed here, the colours are lovely and deep and everything is as sharp as a razor. Thanks for sharing.
Un caro saluto
clic (17277) 2012-11-12 7:16
This is an outstanding view, Ike.
An intense impression of 3 dimensions is convied by backlight on the multi-layered display of interesting buildings and decorative greenery, dominated by young cypresses.
Judicious control on densities for an overall perfect depiction.
ciakgiak (30431) 2012-11-12 7:23
Wow! What a clear, luminous and splendid image!
The subject is really beautiful, the colors, overall the green of the field, is outstanding. The quality of the image is excellent.
Congratulations and TFS.
mauro61 (52857) 2012-11-12 11:19
questa ripresa è la migliore che ho visto con una lunga prospettiva che sale sulla collina e con il verde brillante del prato.
Ottima la qualità,
emilbo (22616) 2012-11-12 11:24
Il est vraiment magnifique ce jardin et le bel éclairage nous le montre bien dans toute sa beauté avec d'excellents détails. Une bonne composition où tous les éléments sont intéressants jusqu'au dôme en arrière plan. La végétation est splendide, les tons de vert sont superbes et beau contraste avec le blanc qui est parfaitement bien rendu.
Bravo!... et toutes mes amitiés,
jmdias (65141) 2012-11-12 15:27
marvelous angle catching many detail including the dome, the gardens and these stairs. I liked the light here.marvelous place.
Silvio1953 (145731) 2012-11-13 0:40
Ciao Ike, beautiful composition with lovely garden, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
pierrefonds (67601) 2012-11-13 7:26
The distance between the garden and the building is giving depth to the composition. The point of view is showing the details and colors of this area of the garden. «the good luminosity isd giving nice tints to the colors. Have a nice day.
raszid62 (18515) 2012-11-13 9:08
Beautiful landscaped gardens on the hillside of Mt. Carmel. This looks great luscious green and white buildings. In the garden of beautiful cypress and palm trees. Wonderful place. Superb color and image quality.
הצהריים טובים. גנים מטופחים ויפים שעל צלע הר של הר. כרמל. זה נראה ירוק ועסיסי גדולים ובניינים לבנים. בגן הברוש יפה ועצי דקל. מקום נפלא. צבע מעולה ואיכות תמונה. .
COSTANTINO (66210) 2012-11-13 22:41
breathtaking postcard with amazing green
excellent sharpness and lightness
showing the beauty of this chosen
point of view,the light and the
green are wonderful creating
a magic atmosphere
serp2000 (44612) 2012-11-14 10:45
I like this view. One my girlfriend from Haifa showed me these Gardens, attractive photo, perfect quality. The colors and sharpness are superb! TFS!
amaryllis (37039) 2012-11-14 14:16
Ta série de photos de ce parc est spendide, une luminosité extra, des parterres de verdure très bien entretenus, ici en contre plongée qui nous permet d'apprécier les différentes étapes de ce parc avec un bel escalier
mkamionka (37855) 2012-11-15 9:54
beautiful garden, it must be a great place to walk and relax. I like how well taken care about it is. Nice presentation. The light is a bit harsh for the structure on top but except for that it is really pretty.
Thanks for sharing,
papagolf21 (103026) 2012-11-15 11:36
Bonsoir, cher Ike,
Je suis stupéfait par la couleur des pelouses, l'on dirait presque du gazon artificiel.
La munificence de ces jardins en espalier est de toute beauté.
Le cadrage a été choisi avec beaucoup de recherches.
UlfE (14641) 2012-11-18 2:07
Although this is a beautiful garden especially in the beautiful weather you took this photo I would say that it is not a photographer’s dream. When I look at your photo I realize that all the cypress and palm trees, lampposts lamps etc. and the sort of overdone stairs make it a bit difficult to find a really good POV. Usually it is a good idea to choose a POV from the side and I would say that it works well here too. However, when you look at the right bottom corner you get the impression there is a jumble of the cypress trees, bushes and lampposts. Having said that I believe you did an excellent photo job. You make excellent use of the element curves and lines in your composition. I quite sure that a photo taken from a POV straight in front of the stairs would have been better. TFS and have nice Sunday!
jemaflor (98793) 2012-11-22 4:15
A beautiful view well balanced with green grass and dome on the left side, very good result with this light to give contrast at your presentation.
fabbs99 (17167) 2012-12-06 18:12
Spectacular shot of the garden with good sharpness.Great POV and good composition.TFS.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2012-12-15 11:43
Hello Ike, flawless garden, very impressive shot!
Great contrast of immaculate green against the bright white, difficult shot against the light, but well managed!
Have a great weekend,
kato (11630) 2013-05-02 0:24
You're capturing well this place by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see the the green garden with down slope and balcony with a good design. It's impressive there're many green groves taken care of well on garden, and white dome on top. The whole is harmonized well by a good arrangement and bright color tones. And, the shadow projected to the green lawn draws out a good effect in this image.
mcmtanyel (24041) 2013-05-20 19:08
I love the green, manicured gardens. Sharp image, good light and color management. Really, really. nice!
ChrisJ (115575) 2015-09-10 22:16
The sweeping curves of the green grassy amphitheatre in the fg nicely lead the eyes around and into the image. The repetition of the poplar or cypress trees is good. Superb sharpness and the bg cupola roofed building provides a fine focal point. Tfs.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72971)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-10-28
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Unusual moments, objects and amazing nature's #2 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2012-11-11 3:15