Thursday, July 1, 2010

Church Steeple in the Blue Jaffa Sky

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I like this shot, taken in Old Jaffa a few weeks ago, for the way you can see the sky right through the steeple.
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30 comments:

Dina said...

Yes, you're right. They must have built it expressly for SkyWatch. :)

Interesting colors here.

Mojo said...

This is a "lighter" design than I'd expect to see in most places in Jaffa -- or Israel in general for that matter. It looks more modern than what I'm used to. But it's still quite striking and your treatment of it (and the sky behind it) is superb!

Robin said...

I don't know the history of the church (all I could see from my vantage point was the steeple) but I believe it is fairly modern. I believe it lies just outside the boundaries of the Old City as well.

Sara said...

Old Jaffa....I recall a well in a large stone-paved courtyard, and slender cats with long legs and very raspy meows...I hope you will show us more of Old Jaffa!

Janet said...

I love the way you edited this...beautiful!

Rajesh said...

Beautiful shot. Very lovely structure.

Spiderdama said...

Wonderful building and sky. Looks hot.
Wish you a great weekend:-)

Carver said...

Wonderful shot of the steeple against the lovely sky.

Manang Kim said...

It's beautiful and I love it!
SWF:Fiery sky

EG Wow said...

I like the light a lot! How nice of that bird to fly by at just the right time.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Robin! The church does indeed look more modern than I would expect, but it's lovely! Hope you have a great weekend!

Sylvia

BraCom (Bram) said...

wonderful SkyWatch photo

Rob Inukshuk said...

I love the vantage point, makes for such an interesting shot.

eden said...

Beautiful capture! Love the light.

Carletta said...

Nice composition! Church steeples against the sky are just wonderful photographic subjects and you captured this one beautifully. Love that the bird flew by when it did and that it was big enough to make an impact on the shot.

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quilly said...

Stunning shot! I love the color of the sky.

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

this is great photo's!

Lesley said...

Beautiful turquoise sky.

J Bar said...

Great steeple and sky.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Tami Weingartner said...

This is a WONDERFUL shot...the sky color is amazing.

Also I would like to say. That I love your kitchen. What a lovely space to cook, write and experience life.

Thanks for sharing!

Andrée said...

Sharp, crisp, red, blue and green. I love this photo!

bermudabluez said...

Beautiful shot Robin! Love the sky through the window!!

Kcalpesh said...

Super shot with the bird included in the frame!!

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Steffi said...

Wonderful shot,Robin!Have a nice weekend!

Jew Wishes said...

What a beautiful capture of tones and contrasts, and the sky through the steeple is a great touch.

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful skywatch photo! The composition is great. Well done!

Arija said...

You are so right, not a cloud in your so blue sky, just an eagle? vulture? Great background to set off the stone of the church.

anymommy said...

The bird is really cool too. You wouldn't think that sky color was real. Gorgeous.

Regina said...

Gorgeous sky Robin.
Happy SWF.

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Heckety said...

This is such a serene photo- perhaps in your shop you should suggest to buyers that they hang this one beside the coloured doors one????
The stonework is beautiful (though I do appreciate you likely didn't have much to do with that...how old did you say you were? And your previous job was as a mason, yes???)