Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Another Old City Window

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Geez, is this woman ever going to run out of Old City shots to post?
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Answer: Not for a while yet - it's just too photogenic, I couldn't help myself, I probably shot 300 photos in an afternoon. (Not to worry, I won't subject you to all most some a few of them.)

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I took this shot with
Window Views in mind, but the old stones seemed a natural fit for Sepia Scenes as well so I tried the shot both ways.
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Personally, I still like the full-color shot the best. I think the grime and the rust keep that element of reality and contribute to the feeling of the image as a tiny corner of the world that time forgot.
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Which one do you prefer?
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45 comments:

Annie said...

I have to agree with you Robin. The full color shot is definitely more effective in this case. Keep the Old City pictures coming. They are wonderful.

Carletta said...

Hi Robin,
Sepia is perfect for these old windows and their age; but I think I prefer the look and patina of the original - it's a great shot.

I've been away but have noticed your Summer Stock Sunday here and there and hope to join in this week.

James said...

I agree the color looks best, so many wonderful shades and textures.
Super photo.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I LOVE your city shots! There's nothing like them near me. ;-)

wormandflowers said...

The first one, only because I've been dyeing fabric with rust. I now have a deeper appreciation for each unique piece of rust. Beautiful rusted shutters!

Robin said...

How funny EG, since I think exactly the same thing when I see all those beautiful country shots you post!

I hope you're able to join us this week too Carletta but you certainly have the very best of reasons for being away :).

Robin said...

You've been dying with rust? Do tell more.

ewok1993 said...

i love windows as subjects, will make a point to keep coming back for the old city tour snaps.

ellen b said...

Hello Robin,
I like these windows...so much character! Was just facebooking with a friend I have in Israel. She was eating dinner while I was eating breakfast!

ilanadavita said...

I am not getting tired of your Jerusalem photos at all.

ellievellie said...

I can't believe I am enjoying rust. It looks good on picture I have to admit. I can almost sense the smell of rust though. Why is the rust there? Does the rust say : Old - or Neglect?

Thom said...

I'm so enjoying these. the photos are fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing :)

Ralph said...

I prefer the sepia...Sepia and stonework, that seems like such a natural pairing. Take all the pictures you can in the Old City. There are so many eye-catching details and complex shapes, we want to look and linger at all of them - at least I would...

PJ said...

I like them both, they're each effective but for different reasons. The shutters are a great treat.

Julie said...

I think I like the first better since the rust just makes the shutters. They are both great though.

SandyCarlson said...

The sepia effect is really wondeful. It seems to be a sketch and a photo at once.

Tricia said...

I like both of them - I don't think I could pick a favorite. They're both really neat!

Jeri said...

These are two great photos. I like the first better, but it is also a great sepia shot!

Dianne said...

it is a great sepia but you're right, the grime and rust add to the shot

beautiful photos Robin

Lew said...

Both are good, but I agree and like the color better!

Jientje said...

I think I would go crazy carrying a camera in a city like Jerusalem!
Keep them coming,don't hold back, it's fascinating!

I prefer the one in full color. I like the rusty accents in it.

Eaton Bennett said...

Photos of the old city are wonderful,
window studies from the old city are
so interesting...keep them coming.

I like the colored one too! come see my window views

Something blue

NicoleB said...

W@OW, those windows are great!
I do like the colour version Best too.
Beautiful!

napaboaniya said...

These windows fit sepia perfectly! :)

hip chick said...

I prefer the color shot also. It has more texture.

Marie Reed said...

I'm so glad that you have more old city photos up your sleeve!

Mariz said...

They're both great, it's hard to choose between the two.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Absolutely full color. I love that one.

Author said...

Yep - I prefer the full colour. The grime and rust have a strange beauty in this pic.

My entry is here:
http://j9marshall.wordpress.com/2009/06/04/window-views-st-andrews-church-colyton/

Daryl said...

IMO, the top one .. I like all the aging those windows have which get lost in the sepia version

Scribbit said...

The color of the first makes it feel more dimensional than the second. I much prefer it.

Gattina said...

Very special windows ! I like them !

kaye said...

I think I also prefer the color . . . and I hope you never stop putting up pictures of the old city. :)

Melli said...

Lovely! I've not seen metal shutters before... I guess they're metal - looks like rust on them. Wonderful for sepia!

Mojo said...

I'd say you nailed the proverbial two birds in one shot... well sort of anyway. Being a fan of urban decay, you know I love the first one, but you're right... sepia is a completely appropriate treatment for this subject. And frankly, it would be well served by black and white too I think.

Looks like you found a "Can't Miss" photo op! And did a marvelous job with it.

And you can "subject me to" all of these you like!

Danielle said...

Both are wonderful! Great subject you found. Nice post.

Paz said...

I love all your photos. Keep 'em coming!

Paz

Glennis said...

Both look interesting, but I also prefer the first natural shot, it has a special character.

maryt/theteach said...

Wow, Robin! I think I DO prefer the color photo with its orange rust. Don't tell anyone...sshhh! The symmetry of the shot is wonderful! Happy Sepia Scenes and Window Views!

Martha said...

Wonderful window shots! It's hard to decided which I like best. I think I might actually like it in sepia better.

RivkA with a capital A said...

full color (no contest)

Heather said...

Very nice shot I like the full colour also.

Kahshe Cottager said...

Both photos are wonderful. I think the sepia one looks like something from an old photo album or book. The coloured version is a reminder of how well they have stood the test of time.

storyteller said...

I'm glad you're out there taking all those photos and sharing as you 'play' with them too! I always have trouble deciding which I like best because they each appeal to me for different reasons ... but today I do prefer the first shot with a bit of rustic color.
Hugs and blessings,

linda may said...

Oh so many comments. here let me add mine . WONDERFUL!. No such civilized history in my beloved country.