This was the last rainstorm this spring, came all of a sudden on that Saturday morning.
It started as a sunny morning, you can see most parts over the town still under bright daylight – and rapidly those heavy clouds approached.
Taken from the highest hill in town, near this garden.
By the time I got back home, I was already wet by the pouring rain, did not look up the weather first...
Now, the weatherman told about one more "last" spring rainstorm is due for this coming Tuesday - but the storm has already arrived now, Monday evening, unusual thunderstorm and heavy downpour. Not common in May here in Israel. Weather gone mad all over the world: Global warming...
RAW converted into JPEG, 16:9 aspect ratio.
Location from where taken: 32.07,34.8145
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lousat (79371) 2013-05-13 8:32
Hi Ike,when the sun kiss the ground and the storm arrive,the result is always beautiful.And the scenery too is really nice for a situation like this,high exposure close to the limits to have the best of this moment,i like it! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
dta (69078) 2013-05-13 9:48
Hello Ike ,
With these splendi stormy light and sky , the view of the city is especially beautiful .
cornejo (33504) 2013-05-13 10:08
Hello Ike, very good picture of this spring storm approaching the city, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, depth, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good afternoon and start to the week.
Greetings and best wishes from southern Spain.
marina7 (8055) 2013-05-13 10:28
great contrast of the brightly lit white buildings and the stormy sky. I love this kind of weather:)
Well taken and presented.
Cricri (108975) 2013-05-13 10:35
Une belle lumière sur la ville pris au bon moment avant la pluie, une vue intéressante sur les différentes architectures, le ciel est superbe, même temps ici en Belgique, le temps joue avec la pluie et le soleil
pajaran (53447) 2013-05-13 11:04
Lep pogled na grad posle pljuska ...
Dobar trnutak snimka, kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazana arhitektura i trenutak sa oblacima koji su doneli kisu.
Prijatno vece i sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
A nice view of the city after the storm ...
Good trnutak image, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good composition, beautiful architecture and shown the moment the clouds that brought rain.
Good evening and all the best in the new week that started.
UlfE (14641) 2013-05-13 11:33
Nice cityscape. I like your positioning of the two tallest blueish highrise buildings. Also excllent use of the light conditions. The city really stand out against the dark sky and the sharpness is perfect. You could see every detail of the building even though they are quite far away. TFS and have a fine week!
ourania (33797) 2013-05-13 12:21
we had an "unusual thunderstorm and heavy downpour" today at midday too:) Your picture is marvellous, you've captured the fascinating lighting contrasts very effectively and the familiar cityscape has acquired a really special fascination. Depth and clarity are wonderful, the colours are natural and have the special allure bestowed by the weather and lighting conditions. The skyscape is fascinating. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great week,
Periko (2987) 2013-05-13 12:32
I like the contrast between the white buildings and the cloudy sky. Good photo.
carlo62 (35518) 2013-05-13 13:34
Tel Aviv si è ormai trasformata in una metropoli e gli edifici moderni svettano sulla città e contrastano il cielo scuro macchiato dalle nuvole.
siudzi (34119) 2013-05-13 13:55
This is very beautiful panorama picture presenting this amazing cityscape. These modern buildings look extremely attractive on the quite dark cloudy background. Unique post. Well done.
krzychu30 (15510) 2013-05-13 14:08
the stormy sky approaching over the Giv'atayim looks really spectacular and create the whole,kind of gloomy and dramatic atmosphere of the scene.On the other hand the buildings are still beautifully illuminated by the sun,so we have here quite contradictory and conflicting feeling.Excellently captured scene Ike!Definitely an unique moment before the storm starts.
pierrefonds (58450) 2013-05-13 15:06
The point of view is showing the details and colours of the highrise buildings of Tel Aviv. It is well framed. The stormy sky is giving a good contrast to the colours. Have a nice day.
mcmtanyel (14601) 2013-05-13 17:22
You call that a storm? It would be a mere breeze in Texas!
Are we looking toward the Mediterranean?
As for my comments: I like the sharpness, the perspective and the light management.
Enjoy the rest of your week,
jcpix (13718) 2013-05-13 17:28
You've sure been able to come up with some very nice views of the skyline, and this is no different! An impending storm always brings with it a strong dynamic and deep contrast to the sunlit cityscape. I most enjoy the atmosphere and the feeling that a picture like this conveys, there's a sense of beauty and brawn, about to clash at any moment. I find the cloud formations as a wonderful display of shape, especially against the hardened and rigid man-made forms of the building's. You were definitely in the right spot at the right time to capture this splendid view and the moment of calm before the storm...quite literally. :) Have a great day.
SnapRJW (31617) 2013-05-14 0:09
Hello Ike - The success of this shot it not necessarily the view which although pleasant it not exceptional, it is the light and the way you have captured the buildings so cleanly under the wonderful cloudy sky. Excellent contrast and a richness of colour and tone make this one very appealing. A well timed shot which presents the city to best advantage. Warm regards rosemary
snunney (86738) 2013-05-14 2:57
The stormy sky creates a fine atmosphere and lights up the city to good effect. A fine long perspective much enhanced by the excellent detail.
Ecureuil (506) 2013-05-14 3:59
les orages et ls tempêtes sont un de mes sujets favoris, j'aime beaucoup capturer les contrastes des cieux noirs avec par exemple, les zones éclairées au sol.
Le ciel est ici, vraiment atypique.
jhm (141459) 2013-05-14 4:55
These version is absolutely a lot better, we see perfectly the buildings, also the nice imminent sky.
Nice panorama view about these city.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
serp2000 (41056) 2013-05-14 5:01
I think this is very good quality for this kind of camera. Usually such lens don't give so sharp picture. Excellent presentation of Tel Aviv! The clouds add more dynamic to composition.
These girls from exhibition talk with the artist, probably they have some interest to his artworks.
fabbs99 (16783) 2013-05-14 6:44
Impressive shot of the skyline from Tel Aviv.The looks is very much modern.Fine details, good light and clarity. Excellent composition, good presentation too. Very well done, TFS.
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-14 7:09
Very nice panoramic shot with splendid architectural details and amazing background.Well done!
All the best
bayno (18344) 2013-05-14 8:25
Ciao Ike, despite the storm the light was fantastic, nice framing and very good view on the city, fine details and good dept....
clic (15474) 2013-05-14 12:28
Can those dramatic clouds be a sad clash omen again?
Nevertheless, they compose the appropriate backdrop to show the best of Givatayim with superb depiction.
kato (11630) 2013-05-14 23:26
You're capturing well this cityscape and the from the hill by a good angle and excellent tone/clarity, so it's impressive to see many high buildings and sky with heavy clouds. The whole is balanced well.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-05-15 1:10
A picture with a lots of view, it's nice wide
and has a very good composition. Light management
and the white-balance are also great.
raszid62 (18585) 2013-05-15 2:04
The dark sky in the photo over white city looks simply delicious. It will probably be a big storm. Sharpness and color photograph strikes down on my knees - they are sensational.
הצהריים טובים. השמים הכהים בתמונה מעל העיר לבנה נראה פשוט טעימים. זה כנראה יהיה סערה גדולה. חדות וצבעי תצלום מכה על הברכיים שלי - הם סנסציוני. שלך.
mkamionka (31369) 2013-05-15 3:03
it is true that most important for a photographer is the light and the subject is secondary. Although the pabnorama of the city is very interesting it is the extraordinary light here which makes it really attractive. I like the well lit buildings in the foreground set against the dark threatening sky.
Very well captured,
jemaflor (86862) 2013-05-15 11:49
Strong contrast between the brightness on buildings and thei cloudy and grey sky, well presented.
claudeD (34092) 2013-05-16 8:55
very nice picture showing this storm. I like the perfect cléarity and fine colors.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
josepmarin (57837) 2013-05-16 12:32
this is a nice composition with a good contrast between the stormy clouds and the mixture of architectural styles of the town.
I like the special light and the quality of the colors of this sharp image.
A splendid work.
Miguel82 (25109) 2013-05-18 5:00
Interesting document showing a meteorogical phenomenon Ike, nice photo note
Good pov and fine colors
Excellent sharpness and exposition
Have a nice day
mirosu (15074) 2013-05-19 23:14
This is a beautiful view to the city skyline. Really an excellent photo. The superb light on the buildings lighting and the nice color contrast against darker sky also lends a lovely hue to the scene. Very well done!!!
Kielia (23901) 2013-05-21 6:52
a very well composed impression with a dramatic atmosphere of the upcoming storm. This fantastic light is very beautiful. Most of all I like the mood created by the threatening clouds. My compliments!
Gigidusud (17073) 2013-05-21 13:30
Splendid panorama on the city with an impressive dramatic sky. Excellent POV and framing. I like it!
adores (38839) 2013-05-23 17:22
Really lucky to capture this moment! The sun light on the buildings is perfect with such dark sky in background. I like the pov and the atmosphere!
delpeoples (53853) 2013-06-02 4:46
Hello dear Ike
Oooh that storm looks quite threatening, and I love the way the grey sky contrasts with the white tones of the city skyscrapers. I always find in these stormy conditions that where there is dark grey sky, the sun lights up the other colours so beautifully, almost supernaturally. Well done, nice spotting!
macjake (58160) 2013-06-07 22:43
you know how much I enjoy these city skylines, so this one is right up my alley :)
lots of white, with hints of green/grey/blue tones in a few of the buildings.
and the grey/blue sky really gives a nice contrasting color.
lovely city shot as it keeps my eyes busy
enjoy your weekend
jmdias (57161) 2013-07-07 10:17
excellent this contrast between the dark sky and the white buildings. this is a kind of condition I like more to take photos. excellent job.
ChrisJ (101080) 2015-01-20 13:32
The approaching dark blue black clouds add a dramatic backdrop to the city skyline on the horizon. Good sharpness and the greenery of the fg vegetation adds depth and color contrasts against the white and beige colors of the city. Well composed with the horizon line positioned on the 1/3 axis. Tfs!
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (59787)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-20
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix DMC FZ35
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-13 8:22