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    Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    I don't often do street photography, but I did nab a few while vacationing in Jerusalem. The last one isn't truly a street scene, but it is a similar genre that was taken while walking one of the walls of the Old City.

    All of these photos were captured in 2010 and converted today to monochrome. C&C encouraged, though I have nothing to ask.


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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Another good set of images, Mike.

    This ....................
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    .... is a wonderful capture. If you'd been on a commission to produce images to illustrate a book about what life is like for the young people of the city, this would have definitely made it.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    I don't often do street photography, but I did nab a few while vacationing in Jerusalem. The last one isn't truly a street scene, but it is a similar genre that was taken while walking one of the walls.

    All of these photos were captured in 2010 and converted today to monochrome. C&C encouraged, though I have nothing to ask.
    Hi Mike

    Excellent Pics.
    You managed quite nicely to capture some of the spirit of the Muslim Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem.
    +1

    cheers
    Wolf

    PS. I'm a sucker for B+W anyway

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Thank you, Donald. That shot of the basketball players is one of a whopping total of two sports photos that I have made in my entire life. I got really lucky on that one.

    Thank you also to Wolf!

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    Ahhhhhhh, kindred spirits. Hopefully you and Donald will contribute to this thread.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    All very nice, although the archway in photo#1 spoils the gentlemen's shape.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    the archway in photo#1 spoils the gentlemen's shape.
    Yes, I have always had misgivings about that.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Most excellent. These shots really make me want to go back. Unfortunately, I was there about 7 years ago (well before any CiC influence) and I think I could do a much better job of capturing the essence of the place now. It is such a busy place, it was a major accomplishment just to isolate your subjects so well.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Thanks, Kevin. If I remember correctly, the first two photos were taken very early in the morning before even most of the shopkeepers had arrived. (The EXIF data indicating when the shot was captured is never reliable because I rarely remember to change the clock in my camera.) The problem was finding interesting people to shoot that time of day, not isolating them from the crowds.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Buckley View Post
    Yes, I have always had misgivings about that.
    Did you only shoot the one? I have to force myself to take more than one shot especially with moving figures; which should be standard practice when trying to get these type of shots.

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    Re: Monochrome street scenes in Jerusalem

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Did you only shoot the one?
    I don't remember. I only know that this is the only one that I kept. I'm sure I didn't capture it when the man was positioned with a plain background, as I surely would have kept it.

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