Sunday, April 19, 2009

Tel Aviv Beach, April 2009


Click to enlarge (and to see a lot more detail)
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The beach in Tel Aviv yesterday afternoon, looking south towards Jaffa
(If you're not familiar with Israeli geography, this is the Mediterranean coast)
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It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and people headed for the beach in droves. We spent the afternoon in our favorite beach bar drinking happy hour cocktails and gorging on Mexican food walking along the beach. I took this (and many other pictures that I will probably soon subject you to) after Maya decided that enough was enough and headed straight into the still a bit chilly water, followed soon after by her "there's no such thing as too cold" father.
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Visit Aileni (at his new home!) for more monochrome madness.
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25 comments:

Liz said...

I don't think about Tel Aviv having a beach. So Mum didn't make it into the water then? When I was little I'd have been in the sea by this time of year - and that's in cold Wales! I could never understand why my mum wouldn't come in as well! These days it's a good summer if I go in the sea once!

anymommy said...

Looks like a lovely and peaceful day.

vincibene said...

Wonderful view! It looks like holidays for me.

Catherine said...

I like all details in this pictur, Robin.
The light, the B&W that makes us feel in the 50's, the size you've chosen, the sharpness.

I appreciate this atmosphere of a sunny afternoon. Before watching your picture, I'm not sure I would have tried to change a beach scene from colour in B&W. Now, watching the result, I think I'll try the experience. Maybe, mine won't be that good, but I can assure you that yours is perfect, Robin.

"Sunshine" said...

That scene is perfect in monochrome.

calonyddaear said...

All my pictures from the Med are in B&W. That dates me.

Dina ... UK said...

I like the shape you have used too....
Looks a lovely beach great for mono.

(happy hour) yes please...lol

Bim said...

What a great beach picture! There is so much happening. And what a perfect moment to capture the jumping little chap or chappesse whose mother looks a bit chilly.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

A day at the beach just 24 hours ago...and in B&W it could have been even longer ago, at least in appearance. Looks like it came out of an old album. ;-)

amanda said...

I am so glad I enlarged this, there is so much to look at and details to see.

Clueless in Boston said...

Great beach picture. I think they work really well in B&W and remind me of my early days in photography shooting in monochrome because I couldn't afford color.

Regina said...

Hi Robin. This is really nice shot. Looks alive even in b&w.

Jill said...

Where do you gorge on Mexican Food? I always had the darndest time finding good Mexican... and our favorite restaurant, Chimichanga closed down about 1.5 years ago!

Robin said...

I used to love Chimichanga. My husband works right nearby and we were so sad when it burned down... The new pseudo-Italian place there is "fine", but boring.

This was uber-casual Americanized Mexican, not real Mexican. Burritos, soft DIY tacos, that sort of thing, at Mike's Place right next to the Embassy. We love it there - during the day it's very kid friendly. They have those computer screens at a few tables which keeps M occupied, and Itai loves the non-stop sports on the big screen tv's. Personally I love the happy hour cocktails and the really great fries ;-).

poppy fields said...

My girls wanted to go to the beach yesterday. I'm sure our mediterranean water is still cold, too. We'll wait a couple of weeks :)

kazu said...

It's so wonderful. Nice b&w.
Great photo!

Kitty said...

That photo was a treat to enlarge! Love the jumping child on the right :D

Domestic Spaz said...

I also fell in love with the little munchkin on the right jumping with the cold mom looking on. That would be a nice crop. :)

Carver said...

Beautiful shot from the beach. It has a classic feel to it. Could be from any decade. I think there is something about monochrome which creates an affect that makes time harder to place which I like.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Oh, nice! Who would think a beach scene would look so nice in monochrome but yours does!

Janet said...

I wish I was at the beach!

Mojo said...

Sounds just like Maya, or at least just like how you describe her. Gotta love it.

Daryl said...

Perfection .. just so perfect .. the mood set in the monochrome is echo'd in the size of the shot, the frame .. its just .. perfect

Shannon said...

Ahhhhh, the beach. I can't wait until we can hit the beach too. A few months away for us but I will soak up your experience to keep me going:)

John said...

Great composed mono shot!