A fresh photo, taken two hours ago.
Chinese and Japanese calligraphy is fascinating. I always like to guess what does the sign means.
Maybe it says "Jumping to the pool is forbidden". Or maybe "Yoga school".
I really don't know what this sign means, but you can use your imagination..
Tech: noise added
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robbertjan (2906) 2004-07-30 8:01
Hi Yitzak i like fresh photo´s!! Great and original picture! I like the texture of the wall. The sign is good detail and makes the picture. Very good job! Mabey some TEérs now what the sign means?
Verti (184) 2004-07-30 8:12
Very interesting composition. The character means "road" or "way" and it's the character used for Taoism ("The Way"). In Japanese it's pronounced "michi" or "doh". You could say the yellow bricks are leading the way to somewhere...
joseelias (0) 2004-07-30 8:27
Very interesting PP with a great use of noise. The composition is very well balanced. The colors of the photo and the border applied create a very light and atractive image also.
pridel (233) 2004-07-30 8:38
excellent. j'aime beaucoup votre photo, forcément très graphique. le pp est une bonne idée également même si j'aurai opté pour un grain plus fin.
mikhalych (1319) 2004-07-30 8:47
Added noise made this pic look like a drawing on sand. Interesting abstract and funny guesses about meaning of this hieroglyph :)
Galeota (10338) 2004-07-30 9:14
Minimalist and yet very artistic shot. Well seen and composed. Good work with the grain added in pp and also the frame.
glider (690) 2004-07-30 9:32
After 5 months I´m back, Yitzhak. I see that TE is much bigger than at the beginning of this year, but your shots are very good all the time. I made many shots, which would like to publish on TE from start of next week. I was delighted than I saw on TE old well-known names.
This shot is very good, I like interesting structure background, sandy colour tones and well situated chinese calligraphy. Perfect simple frame.
Didi (51253) 2004-07-30 9:38
On dirait un homme transportant un lourd fardeau sur son dos avec un nuage de pluie au-dessus de lui.
Bonne composition murale.
One would say a man transporting a heavy burden on his back with a cloud of rain above him. Good mural composition. Sayonara !
nwoehnl (122) 2004-07-30 9:42
Very artful-looking and well balanced compo, Yitzhak. The placement of the character in the lower right corner, and the alternating colors in the stone pattern make for a great presentation, and the idea to add noise was very well chosen. Well done.
Piotr (0) 2004-07-30 9:43
Interesting composition. for me it means "take me picture Yitzhak" maybe "way to perfection" ;-)
dom_inik_m (1717) 2004-07-30 9:44
Follow, follow the yellow brick road... but where's Toto?
Sorry to bring a slightly dissonant note here, but I feel that added noise brings only... unnecessary noise & lack of clarity to this otherwise very effective composition. And I can't really understand why so many people here insist on framing their pictures (except to put on a discreet signature). It does nothing but attract the eye and divert the mind from the real purpose of what we hope to achieve here: photography! ;-)
I can't post the WS I prepared, but give it a try: the result is beyond comparison.
elroyie (2750) 2004-07-30 10:44
Very good frame, very goos composition and interesting picture. I love this simple composition, simple and good.
maciekda (19861) 2004-07-30 14:02
nice one Yitzhak, simple shot, but very good. the composition is great, i like colors too, good stuff.
papagolf21 (79512) 2004-07-30 14:14
Encore une photo clin d'oeil Yitzhak. Simple, mais pourtant très efficace. Je pense que vous devriez publier certaines de vos photos sur le site TREKLENS, votre talent devrait y trouver largement sa place.
Very well done.
Another photo wink Yitzhak. Simple, but nevertheless very effective. I think that you should publish some of your photos on the site TREKLENS, your talent should find there widely its place.
Very well done.
torben (3098) 2004-07-30 16:36
The diagonal lines in the tile pattern adds some life to the frame and the japanese sign is of course beautiful and well placed.
I'm not so happy with the way the noise is added, the pure black or white dots look strange and not as an integral part of the photo.
Vagabond (5848) 2004-07-30 16:43
Fantastic composition. Simple and very artistic ..
cmartos (242) 2004-07-30 18:26
Excellent composition Yitzhak. Fine look at this calligraphy, very well presented here, the noise addition reinforces the graphic impact. Fine work!
ChrisJ (91168) 2004-07-31 3:24
道 = road.
I tried cutting & pasting from Microsoft word, but the triple '8' on the right turns into an '8' in altavista. I'll send it by email & see if it retains the original script.
Porteplume (3379) 2004-07-31 6:16
Graphical element is very well represented and placed in the composition.
A bit too much post-processing though... I think the grain is more something for TL. And I agree with dominique about the "waaaaaaay too thick" frame around this image - :o) - it really distracts the attention. But I like it!!!
yesterday (9833) 2004-07-31 9:01
Speciel and dif. composition, great, great texture and color + contrast.
Regards Kaj Nielsen
ma-tibou (4568) 2004-07-31 14:18
composition très artistique, cela fait remuer nos petites méninges, qu-est-ce, qu-est-ce que cela signifie??? Toutes les portes sont ouvertes.Bravo.
Jeppe (18654) 2004-07-31 17:32
Very fine and funny capture - I like your "jumping in the pool is forbidden" ;-)
The cropping and framing works excellent and makes the image complete.
I read an article about chinese sign language once (a short and a bit funny one :-)
Let say this sign § means woman, then §§ means conversation and §§§ means noise - Ok I know its bad ;-)
jrzufferey (7301) 2004-08-01 13:15
C'est très beau Yitzhak,graphiquement d'abord amis aussi par sa construction sur le fond mural. Ciao/jr
ephemere33 (9743) 2004-08-01 17:27
tout est dis quand j'arrive , cependant je laisse ma siganture, superbement réalisé, belle compo, toute en finesse...un grand Bravo...amities Bi
orme (7213) 2004-08-02 7:15
A very beautiful shot, Yitzhak. The texture, framing and patterns are all excellent. Great conposition.
Georges (11185) 2004-08-03 7:37
Super travail j'aime ici le rendu et le cadrage trés bien fait.
Le contraste exellent met en position de force cette ecriture.
Bravo Yitzhak c'est parfait.
Rockyboy (20598) 2004-08-03 16:40
I shoud ask my brother's girlfriend what it means... but seems that someone else give you the answer... Anyway, avery good composition...
PS: Sometimes, there are advertissements with such chineese signs and when my brother ask his girlfriend to translate, she must often orientate the sheet in the good direction...;)
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22031)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Fuji FinePix F601Zoom
- Exposure: f/4, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Calligraphy [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-07-30 7:59
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