I had a window seat on the plane from Istanbul to Tel Aviv. And the plane flew over it allowing the passengers sitting on the left a great view of what the city looked like: This is how I discovered these new towers, which seemed to be very modern in style, and I decided to go there by taxi and visit them closely. I found out that it was called the Azrieli center, a complex of very elegant architecture, 3 towers and a shopping mall. I was almost arrested when I started to take pictures from the street because apparently there was a military building around,it was a sensitive area, no signs but an angry soldier ordered me to erase all pictures where that building appeared on my camera. The security was not either happy inside the mall when they saw me and probably tried to explain that I needed a special permission. But there was nobody on the terrace, and I ignore whether they would have stopped me if they saw me. But I had an immense pleasure to discover elegant lines such as I like so much, and play with the light and shadows, and organize compositions where the tiny glass pyramids would create nice combinations of the skyscrapers. A very elegant architecture indeed and I am happy that I wasn't spotted, I would be sorry to delete these series. I kept changing memory cards. It was like a game when you have to be good and fast.
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Didi (49162) 2008-11-06 11:50
Un cadrage parfait qui met bien en évidence cette architecture moderne.
Les lignes fuyantes sont splendides.
J'apprécie cette belle luminosité.
batalay (32930) 2008-11-06 12:04
Indeed, a wonderful collection of three dimensional geometric shapes and degradations of light and shadows. On the jagged pyramidal forms, one surface appears to reflect the cylindrical tower beautifully.
I've visited Israel 5-6 times, four times in the 70s and twice in the 90s. Tel Aviv must have changed so much. But during the 70s when I frequently visited my close friend and co-author in the Technion in Haifa, another friend, whom I frequently played tennis with, offered to take me for a flight in his small plane. I made the mistake of suggesting I could take some images from the air, and the offer evaporated very quickly. Obviously, we have to be sensitive to security issues in a place as small, and constantly threatened as Israel is.
Warm regards, good friend,
tetixxx (2327) 2008-11-07 3:04
muhteşem bit kare olmuş..çok temiz bir görüntü..fotoğrafa baktığımda bende böyle bir his uyandırdı..elinize sağlık
thor68 (5586) 2008-11-07 3:27
yes, security in and around the azrieli center is always on the watch, i had some close encounters on the inside myself.
i always like to go up to the observation deck from where you have a wonderful view of the city - i always take about 100
photos there and luckily nobody ever complained. anyway, superb view from below along the round and the triangular
tower into the fantastic blue israeli sky. well done & best wishes, thor.
TGULUMSER (13252) 2008-11-07 10:27
Izzet Hocam merhaba,
Muhtesem bir bakis acisiyla cekmissiniz. Harika bir goruntu. Sizin guncel fotograflarinizi izledigimiz icin cok sansliyiz.
Elinize saglik, iyi haftasonlari,
stego (22556) 2008-11-07 17:13
The architecture is very interesting, with that mix of geometric solids, the bigger ones covered with that square grid. And you chose the perfect POV and framing to produce with them an image with great visual impact. I like the "triangular compo" done with the towers and enhanced by the pyramids in the bottom. It's interesting that you make the left building appear as a triangular prism and the reflection on the left pyramid is fabulous.
Philippe (11836) 2008-11-09 8:54
Bonjour, Izzet. L'obstination paie dans certains cas et je vois que tu as pas mal de tours dans ton sac pour tromper la vigilance des soldats trop zélés. En tout cas, le jeu en valait la chandelle. j'aime beaucoup ton cadrage avec l'effet donné par le grand angle. On a l'impression que les tours vont se rejoindre. Très bonne composition avec les tours placées dans les angles et excellent graphisme.
mursaloglu (8047) 2008-11-10 3:17
hello Izzet bey
Amazing POV and perspective for this higly strong graphical lined picture. The grey colors of the buildings are in stunning eyecatching contrast with the bluecast of the sky. Best regards ihsan
Tezic (17807) 2008-11-10 12:39
Muhteşem bir bakış açısı ve "gören göz"...
Resimdeki grafik değerler ve enfes perspektif ise tadına doyulmaz nitelikte...
alibasarir (15576) 2008-11-11 9:28
merhaba izzet bey
ustaca bir açı,mükemmel bir kadraj ve son derece estetik bir görüntü.ince detaylar,ışık ve renkler nefis elinize sağlık.
tober (8768) 2008-11-21 8:43
İzzet Bey, hem fotoğrafınız, hem de notunuzda belirttiğiniz sahne gerisinde yaşamış olduğunuz olaylar çok çok ilginç. Neyse ki bu fotoğrafı çekmeyi başarabilmişsiniz. Zira bu tür gökdelenler genelde gri gökyüzüne sahip ülkelerde oluyor. Tel Aviv gibi bol güneş alan bir yerde, masmavi, pırıl pırıl bir havada böyle bir gökdeleni yakalamış ve keskinlik ve kontrastıyla tam bir göz ziyafeti sunan çalışmayı bizlerle paylaşmışsınız. Elinize salğık.
quillo (11840) 2008-11-22 13:11
Hola Maestro,I always take note of this framing
that although it seems easy and simple,
I see details that I like to study and to work,
as good apprehension and thanks for sharing.
Un saludo y que tengas una buena noche.
pilpel-adom (3018) 2008-12-27 5:11
Amazing picture - when I saw the reflection on the glas pyramid...very nice!
I am so sorry for the attitude of the security personnel - especially about the one in the shopping mall...I didn't understand why he didn't like your presence..?
Anyway, I hope you will visit Israel soon - it's a great place to explore and tour..
Have a great day,
- Copyright: izzet keribar (keribar) (43841)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-05
- Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 EX DC HSM, Nikon Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Azrieli Towers, Architecture, streets, monuments, etc. [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-11-06 11:46
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