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Old May 27, 2007, 9:23 PM   #1
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Just back from a trip to both Israel and France particularly its southern part.

Can't wait to see some and just uploaded a few of shots done in the Holy City






Most indoors shots are done at iso 800 and some are in iso 1600. Lens used are mainly 116mm Zenitar 16mm & F50mmF1.7

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Old May 27, 2007, 9:28 PM   #2
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Very, Very nice Daniel!

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Old May 27, 2007, 9:57 PM   #3
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I agree, very nice shots. These are places I would love to visit. Camera? Lens?
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Dan,
some of these are quite remarkable!!! all of them very good. it's nice to see shots from someone that's not trying to do snap shots..

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even tho this is a "discussion board" , feel free to "pat yourself on the back" !

in what context were you traveling??
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Old May 27, 2007, 10:33 PM   #5
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Some great shots Daniel! I don't know if you can edit your post but I would be interested to know where the different shots were taken. I love the architecture and the history in these shots.

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Old May 27, 2007, 10:44 PM   #6
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Daniel,

I've been to the Temple Mount and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, and you've captured them very well, and very uniquely. (Sadly, my visit was before I had a DSLR.) Brings back good memories...I'd love to go back again. Show us more!

God bless,

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Old May 27, 2007, 11:04 PM   #7
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Tom,

Thanks for taking your time to comment.

Rick,

I was using my usual setup DL with Zenitar 16mm & K100D with FA28mm or F50mm1.7.

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in what context were you traveling??
I was strictly a tourist. 2 days in Tel Aviv and only one day to Jerusalem. That was just enough for a glimpse.



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Some great shots Daniel! I don't know if you can edit your post but I would be interested to know where the different shots were taken. I love the architecture and the history in these shots.

Tim
Tim, Thanks for commenting. I want that too but it is really beyond my capability as my wife went in for the church thing and they are in Chinese. I am not into any religion at all. These place is really packed with history and architectural wonders. I am to screw up it up if I try to label which is which. After a couple of shots I was lost already. These shots are some of the better ones as keepers are rare given the volume of poeple going through that part day. I was there Wednesday May 16 which happened to be the 40th anniversary of the Israelis taking back the City. To get decents shots were difficult not to mention the low light problem.

One thing I have observed is that to restore older (over 1,000 yrs) structure is a lot more difficult and expensive than 300 yrs structure. Next few days I will be posting more shots I took in France and you can see that

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Old May 27, 2007, 11:16 PM   #8
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These are awesome pictures - amazing that you managed to get such interesting shots. That Zenitar is really an awesome lens, and you are so good with using it to good effect. Someday I'd like to visit that area, so much history in that part of the world.
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Old May 27, 2007, 11:27 PM   #9
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Hi Daniel,

Very impressive work!

It appears that you put the speed and the FOV of the Zenitar to some good use on at least some of these, catching each setting and its atmosphere so well. I look forward to reading and seeing more . . .

. . . even tho, as Roy pointed out, this is a "discussion" board. . .

A hearty "pat on the back" via some shared electrons from me also!

(You can disregard anything after the first ". . ." -- kind of a not-so-inside joke. . .)


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Old May 28, 2007, 12:02 AM   #10
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Daniel,

Impressive indeed. I checked the exif on all your shots and it shows three taken with the K100D as well.

No matter what camera though all of them came out looking well exposed, composed and sharp.

The colors are excellent and the detail captured is marvelous.

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