The sunset light turns the walls of the old city to gold. That's why we call Jerusalem "Jerusalem of gold".
This is the western part of the old city, pictured from the outside. Behind the walls it is the Christian quarter, one of the four quarter of the old city - Christian, Muslim, Jewish, and Armenian.
I'll start now a series of photos that I took yesterday in Jerusalem.
BTW - I didn't touch the original colors, just added some contrast.
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Midnight_sun (1941) 2004-09-18 10:09
The colour is very impressive, but with out this the photo would be a little plain. I think, if possible, i would have nearly filled the frame with the wall, with just a touch of sky. contrast is spot on, well done.
Kenny10pin (19301) 2004-09-18 11:16
interesting shot here, very good colours captured and also great timing with the flag, I know that can be tediously frustraing sometimes
Galeota (10338) 2004-09-18 11:16
The golden reflections on the wall are striking. I love the light in this photograph. Nice contrast with the sky also.
jhm (136728) 2004-09-18 11:30
The golden brick wall, the colour is very impressive, Yitzhak, it contrast between the wall and the sky is very nice. Well seen!
Ebbe (9617) 2004-09-18 14:32
A fantastic glow! I like the POV giving a slanting line over the picture instead of a boring horisontal. The small tips of the buildings behind are so small they have comic effect.
nwoehnl (122) 2004-09-18 15:45
Hi Yitzhak, and a slightly belated happy Jewish New Year to you. The golden color is very impressive and beneficial for this photo, and the diagonal view and the light result in a good and crisp amount of detail in the stone wall. It's also nice how your frame is split up half-half between walls and sky. Looking forward to the rest of the series.
Edit - I just saw that you mentioned in Joao's photo that today is your birthday - so have a very happy one!
kikvel (4784) 2004-09-18 19:36
Nice colors Yitzhak!
Seems really gold.
I like also the POV you chose.
ChrisJ (95188) 2004-09-19 3:21
Great use of the warm color temperature in the late afternoon. Well composed, too.
Xalkida (11744) 2004-09-19 16:37
Excellent "gold" color in this marvelous photo! Very nice work!
jhonny_blue (4956) 2004-09-20 4:05
Beautiful colours and textures ! I like your composition very much.
maphoto (8082) 2004-09-20 20:25
Beautiful composition, great light and colors, simple photo but very pleasant and well presented, well done.
dsidwell (9771) 2004-09-21 0:34
Wonderful colors here, Yitzhak. The diagonal composition works well. It is not too steep to imply great drama, but steep enough to imply strength and solidity. Really fine work!
Hanssie (10375) 2004-09-25 13:05
Great shot and fantastic and warm colours on the wall, I like the "two parts" in this picture.
- Copyright: Yitzhak Avigur (avigur_11) (22077)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-17
- Categories: Castles, Architecture
- Camera: Fuji FinePix F601Zoom
- Exposure: f/4, 1/300 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: The old city of Jerusalem
- Theme(s): Jerusalem - Layers of history, City of Go(L)d, Jerusalem [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-18 8:50