Monday, April 20, 2009

Tel Aviv

Well I'm out in Tel Aviv doing a little bit of work but I had Saturday off (The Sabbath as it's known locally) and walked from my hotel down to Jaffa, the old part of the City. Of course there's a lot of history I'm missing out but suffice to say Jaffa and old Tel Aviv are like any old city, lots of small twisty/windy roads, quaint little restaurants, galleries and shops, not to mention the odd mosque, synagogue and several orthodox churches, what history!

Well, it was the Sabbeth! The beach was buzzing with people but this was the only chap I saw praying, I think he'd picked a good spot.

This was 125th at f5.6 (ISO 100), a polarizer at 24mm on my 16-35 f2.8L II (1Ds Mk III)

I'm not sure how old this is, most of the informative writing was in Hebrew and I can't even tell you the first letter of the alphabet, I liked the striking silhouette against the blue sky (which I subsequently converted to grey).

250th at f8 (ISO 100), a polarizer at 65mm on my 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

Just metres from the previous shot, this was a building site where they were obviously keeping the facade, again the beautiful blue sky seems to contrast the pale yellow walls.

125th at f8 (ISO 100), a polarizer at 45mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

Again just metres from the previous image, a view down one of the streets...

60th at f4.5 (ISO 200), a polarizer at 55mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

I couldn't resist this, the sun was just out of the shot but it stood out nicely.

640th at f11 (ISO 200), a polarizer at 105mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

One of the Minerette towers, below it a Kosher restaurant and a rather nice VW beetle in Israeli colours parked out side.

200th at f10 (ISO 100), a polarizer at 28mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

I love the texture of wood in B&W.

320th at f8 (ISO 400), a polarizer at 99mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

After a quick bite to eat I took this during the walk back to the hotel, the long white sandy beach front to Tel Aviv is full of people playing ball games, jogging and sun-bathing, there are not many cities in the world that have this sort of playground on their doorstep.

50th at f5 (ISO 100), at 24mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)

Finally looking back at the port of Jaffa as I wondered back to my hotel in the twilight.

2.5 secs at f11 (ISO 100), at 70mm on the 24-105 f4L (1Ds Mk III)


Blogger John T said...

Great series John!

23 April, 2009 12:08  

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