The "Arrivals" hall in Ben-Gurion airport, the main gate to Israel by air-transport.
The ceiling is always "decorated" by Helium-filled balloons that give an extra vivid colors to the modern architecture's design.
A cellphone picture, no flash used. Two WS's attached, all pictures leveled according to the far-side balcony, appears as a black line.
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Miguel82 (27646) 2014-08-02 7:46
So beautiful aiport design Ike, big pillars, people waiting for passengers or their flights, good view of the atmosphere, neat picture, regards
npecanhuk (75592) 2014-08-02 7:47
Very interesting and attractive airport interior details!
Truly beautiful picture too!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your week-end,
snunney (100698) 2014-08-02 7:53
The pillars are a spectacular design feature. The people help create a lively atmosphere and give a good idea of scale. A nicely illuminated image with good colours and sharpness.
eldancer1 (36343) 2014-08-02 9:22
Awesome picture from a cell phone! I've been thinking about getting a new cell phone and been evaluating the different make. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
pajaran (61834) 2014-08-02 9:23
Lep pogled na unutrsnjost aerodroma ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan enterijer i ljudi koji cekaju svoj let.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak, lepa fotografija u radionici, lepe boje.
Prijatno vece i mirna noc, sve najbolje.
Nice view of the interior of the airport ...
Good time recording, contrast and perspective, nice interior shown to people who are waiting for your flight.
Good work, nice captured moment, beautiful pictures in the workshop, beautiful colors.
Good evening and peaceful night, all the best.
miumiu (6113) 2014-08-02 9:42
Very nice modern architecture. l like modern art.
The lights, colours and sharpness are superb on your photo.
lousat (92848) 2014-08-02 9:57
Hi Ike,this cell phone works very well as i can see,the detail are absolutely perfect like the exposure,2 interesting post about your airport,and the airports are always full of nice opportunities for original pics.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
pierrefonds (67513) 2014-08-02 9:58
The length of the hall is giving depth to the composition. You have captured well the action happe=ning in the arrival hall of the Tel Aviv airport. Have a nice day.
Cricri (120491) 2014-08-02 10:14
Belle image intérieur de l'aéroport, un style particulier de toutes ces colonnes, la prise des lumières, la profondeur, les ballons donne des touches de couleurs au plafond blanc et brillant, belle image aussi en WS
carlo62 (50031) 2014-08-02 10:19
una foto molto simpatica, ma anche ben fatta, l'esposizione è ottima e c'è un bel gioco di luci e colori sul soffitto.
Bella scena, animata dal gran via vai delle persone.
macjake (69131) 2014-08-02 10:36
cool looking photo. What is it with airports lately, seems like most airports nowadays try to do each other in style. I wonder what airports were like 30 years ago, I doubt they put much effort into them as they do now.
very fun photo here taken with your cell phone, sometimes it's even hard to tell the difference. glad to see a photo that is so different and unique Israel.
Nicou (144228) 2014-08-02 11:02
quelle vue superbe quelle colonnes et image et toutes ces lumières superbe avec les personnages fantastique vue.
Bravo et amitié
nikkitta (17066) 2014-08-02 12:08
What sparkling view of the airport hall taken with good POV
Like the activity of the future passengers, an ambiance that I always enjoy watching so diligent people
Well done, regards
Buen fin de semana
maria-v1981 (10932) 2014-08-02 14:44
A strong perspective into the columns with added graphism of the tiles. Difficult light well managed and sharp details.
abmdsudi (55126) 2014-08-02 18:27
Such a cool shot achieved that looks so clean with right color combination brilliantly soothes the eyes. I think your pov is spot on capturing the traffic flows and hive of activity of a well organised indoor shot, and the ambient has provided you with such a pleasant even clarity full of intricate detail, lovely speck vivid colours, and the sparkles on the ceiling - the real magnet, holding a great appeal here while the eye is also drawn to the far end gives it a sense of depth as well. Another fine quality shot so well taken. Congrats, TFS
mcmtanyel (23973) 2014-08-02 20:55
It is so nice to see a cheerful picture from Israel. The pictures in the news these days are so grim. I hope a solution that will ensure the security of the Israeli people and the dignity of the Palestinians will be found soon before more lives and property are lost.
This is a great indoors photo especially considering it was taken with a phone. Congratulations & TFS!
berek (50504) 2014-08-02 21:12
The first time I saw TelAviv airport. a modern architecture with high ceilings. a successful interior photography.
Have a nice Sunday
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2014-08-02 23:00
interesting modern design i like light and colors.
Royaldevon (39702) 2014-08-03 0:10
Cellphones are quite amazing! It makes one wonder why we spend so much on our cameras when shots like this can be achieved without them!
What an airport!
It looks like a beautiful ballroom with all its decorative pillars, lights and marble floor!
You have a achieved a busy, ambient mood.
The people, also, give us the sense of scale, so important for realising the size of this hall.
Have a lovely Sunday,
jhm (154508) 2014-08-03 4:12
These round columns with a very pleasant decoration against the ceiling.
Ben Gurion Airport one of the most important airports of your country.
The airport is very calm through the a less airplane on this moment.
These picture is very clear and good composition.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Silvio1953 (145579) 2014-08-03 7:27
Ciao Ike, great view of fantastic interior, lovely composition with a lot of people, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
ourania (47092) 2014-08-03 8:30
I had never seen a picture from this airport before, didn't know it was so spectacular. It looks like a grand hall, decoration and lighting must make looking around while waiting very interesting and pleasant. I like very much the dynamism and depth of your composition. Your phone is very reliable even for challenging interior captures with lots of details and movement, like this one. The impression we get is very vivid. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, take care,
jmdias (65105) 2014-08-03 12:09
very beautiful columns, they at same time give us a mood of classic greek columns and give us a modern touch, entering inside the ceiling. the balloons are a curious details here. excellent quality of image.
fritzi007 (11055) 2014-08-03 12:28
fantastisches Foto, wirklich sehr gut gemacht; guter Kommentar!
papagolf21 (103026) 2014-08-04 0:36
Bonjour, cher Ike,
Bravo aux architectes qui ont su marier avec talent l'ancien et le contemporain.
La réalisation est de toute beauté.
ChrisJ (115497) 2014-08-04 4:34
The columns remind me of mushroom gills superimposed onto the stalks of mushrooms. Perspective has been well managed with the verticals placed centrally. The people provide scale and animate the scene. Effective tight framing and tfs!
Robert1969 (7160) 2014-08-04 5:23
The composition and the point view
are good, but wait a little moment,
so that the legs from the people on
the forground are completely.
asajernigan (21427) 2014-08-04 7:12
This is a nicely composed shot using the columns to create a repeating pattern through the shot. Your WS shots also contribute much detail about the scene. The lighting and colors are great as is the photo's sharpness. Stay safe my friend!
COSTANTINO (66192) 2014-08-05 2:18
Hello my dear friend
I like this original composition with
beautiful details decorating this
Arrivals Hall in Ben Gurion airport
according to your useful notes
the ceiling is always decorated by
Helium filled ballons
have a nice time
adramad (46476) 2014-08-05 8:16
A modern and innovative architecture, this airport hall, nice graphical effect of columns, colorful balloons in the ceiling, put a nice touch of color. The people add a nice touch vital.
Nice color, in these natural tones.
Also both sharpness, such as lighting are great.
Well taken photo. I like it
Enjoy a nice day.
jcpix (13930) 2014-08-05 16:30
This is a much more pleasant view of the airport than what I've seen on the news recently!? Nice to have something upbeat and visually intriguing, rather than blasts and smoke.
Quite a fascinating interior, it looks and feels a bit both futuristic and whimsical. Your phone did a very good job here, capturing a nice white balance and clarity of detail. Always an active place, so fun to think of all the people...where are they coming from, and where are they going?? Let the mind wonder...and wander. :) Enjoy the new day. Take good care.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-08-06 1:54
Good morning Ike,
an unusual scene in this picture. This picture is interesting by unusual shapes (the columns), the lighting and the many splashes of color from the balloons and the colorful clothing of the people.
A worth seeing place and photo subject, exciting captured!
All the best
siolaw (38292) 2014-08-06 11:44
A clear and sharp interior picture, with good light and colours. The place looks quite graphic now, I can't remember this area when I landed there in 1983...
PiotrF (18762) 2014-08-06 15:08
I like interesting and attractive airport interior details.Great composition, colour and presentation be superb.Beautiful and interesting job perfectly done.
clic (17257) 2014-08-08 7:00
I can imagine as much kids sorrows as there are balloons stuck up there! A good business for toy sellers because children ask for a replacement!
Those new smartphones manage things much better nowadays, as long as one keeps the tiny lens CLEAN.
Since you aimed upwards, don't worry about the leaning verticals. Some post-processing softwares can correct this normal effect.
Thanks for showing the new photographic virtues of cellphones.
adores (45715) 2014-08-10 6:44
Seems a beautiful airport and I guess it's the first one where I see the colourful balloons. Good pov, I also like the Ws, specially n.2. You have done a good work with your cell phone.
emka (99931) 2014-08-10 10:44
Hello Ike, I like the airports, I am always very ewcited there, it means adventure. I was on this airport, but it was more than twenty years ago and I do not remember, but probably it was different. Interesting pillars and what an idea with colorful balloons hanging at the ceilings. Were you going somewhere from there?
WArm regrads MAlgo
wolf38 (31296) 2014-08-13 6:50
Hello Ike. Modern world. An interesting photo with an impressive architecture. The light plays a big role here. Well seen and presented.
Best rgds, Wolfgang.
ruisc_pt (11090) 2014-08-17 12:32
Nice frame and ambiance
Gigidusud (21151) 2014-08-23 7:25
Une belle capture de ce hall d'aéroport avec une bonne gestion de la lumière et de jolis détails notamment les ballons collés au plafond. Bravo!
unclehotshot (4000) 2014-12-04 0:58
I found this shot in your big gallery.
It's very appealing. Interiors are interesting and this is defenitely a well captured shot of a well designed room. The pillars are penetrating the sealing.Neat detail. Would it be balloons hanging under that sealing???
You did great light management and the POV is super.
All the persons contribute to tehe shot. I often get irritated when people move into the ares I want to photograph. But this photo would be less nice if the room was empty of people.
Cheers Ike (and thanks for the critique)
danos (99197) 2015-08-19 1:26
great the view as the presentation of this section of the arrivals hall in Ben-Gurion airport.Good the quality of the image using your mobile phone.
Periko (5524) 2016-06-25 21:40
Returning to our country after a long trip is great.
Beautiful pillars and original decoration with these balloons.
- Copyright: Ike Harel (ikeharel) (72867)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-29
- Categories: Transportation, Architecture
- Camera: Samsung Galaxy S2
- Exposure: f/2.7
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-08-02 7:38