Saturday, November 28, 2009

Coastal Agriculture

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View of the greenhouses and fields belonging to Kibbutz Maagan Michael (I think) with the Mediterranean Sea in the background, as seen from the foothills of the Carmel Forest.
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I like the vintage feel that monochrome gives this image, as well as the contrast between the different geometric patterns.
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24 comments:

Aileni said...

My mental image of a kibbutz is obviously somewhat dated. Things have changed since the Seventies.

Dina said...

Vintage feel to the photograph, yeah, until you look at the modern technology. Maybe you could have photoshopped in a few little chalutsim with blorit, in shorts, hacking away with a turia. :)

awarewriter said...

I agree. The geometric precision and the contrast make this perfect for B&W.

Anne said...

A great wiev, like it a lot, all the lines in your picture.

Still nice weekend.

Lene said...

Beautiful wiev and great contrasts :)

@nemonen said...

Beautiful photo. I have never seen a kibbutz before.

quilly said...

The patterns were the first thing that caught my eye. Industry isn't always ugly.

Kilauea Poetry said...

Wow..to think of that sea in the background! Awesome view Robin! What is growing to the right side but kind of wraps around? This is great-

Robin said...

I can't be certain but I'm pretty sure it's bananas. It looks about right and I do remember driving by miles of banana fields along the road :).

Bengbeng said...

even the mention of the word kibbutz... it evokes memories of books i read long ago about the struggles of your people

Della said...

There is so much to look at in the picture.

ElinSire said...

What a view! And I really like the lines and the contrasts in this picture.

Lucy Corrander said...

It's the horizontal lines in parallel with the sea and horizon which 'make' this picture . . . that and the rough texture of the vegetation in contrast with the smoothness of the greenhouses.

Seems to me the word 'industrial' matches this photo more than word 'agricultural'.

Lucy

Icy BC said...

I love this image in monochrome! Wonderful photo!

Robin said...

This is what much of Israel's agriculture looks like Lucy, it's all very hi-tech.

moneythoughts said...

Yes, the black and white image makes it seem like the 1940s to me, but knowing the modern Israel is only 61 years old, and that back then a kibbutz had a lot less technology, nevertheless, this picture is quite interesting. Bananas? I learn something new every day.

Irene said...

Great picture as monochrome!

RuneE said...

Patterns was the word - heaven for a mathematician :-)

Stephen Chapman... said...

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Interested?

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Carver said...

That's a great shot. I love the way you show such a wide view which accentuates the geometric shapes.

imom said...

Great photo! I love the lines of it.

Mojo said...

Vintage is exactly right. From this distance, the half-round greenhouses(?) look enough like Quonset huts to give this the look of a WWII-era army base. Stunning!

But I'm with Aileni... this is not the image that the term "kibbutz" conjures in my head.

michael bird said...

Very neat. Reminds me of the night and early morning I spent finishing Leon Uris' Exodus. That would have been back in 1961 - am sure things have changed mightily since then.

MagMoment said...

What a cool shot in black and white it is stunning!