Thursday, March 5, 2009

A surprise result

The sun was setting behind the western skyline of Tel Aviv, about to sink into the Mediterranean Sea. I stretched my arm way out to the right over a friend's seventh floor balcony rail, pressed the button, and apparently captured about half of the sun.
Doesn't the photo look like someone took a bite out of the wall?!
Is this what photographers call lens flare?
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SkyWatch Friday is on again, with bloggers posting their favorite skies. You're invited.

20 comments:

Kathleen said...

Very nice suprise shot.I just love when this happens!

Guy D said...

very unique sky over Tel Aviv, I can't wait to visit Israel one day, you blog is the next best thing.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Steffi said...

Very beautiful photo.Absolutly nice to see!Great shot.Have a nice weekend!

Esther Garvi said...

Lovely picture! Isn't it great when we can just stretch out a hand and capture?

Reader Wil said...

It looks like the sun disappears behind the wall. Very unique!

Denise said...

Not sure what that effect is called but it is great. Beautiful photo of the city and the sky beyond it.

Photo Cache said...

Yap, it did appear that way. You be very careful next time.

Suzanne said...

That is a lovely capture of your sky. Happy SWF Dina.

CathM said...

Gorgeous... what a beautiful capture of the city!

Sylvia K said...

What a great shot and it does indeed look as though something/one took a bite out of the wall! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

beautiful said...

Pleasantly unexpected. Beautiful!

Michele said...

Beautiful... thank you for visiting me.
Hugs♥

Pat - Arkansas said...

What a lovely surprise! I don't know what causes it, but the effect is great! Good Sky Watch, Dina.

Petrea said...

I don't know what they call it, but it looks wonderful!

Gaelyn said...

Does sort of look like there's a bite in the wall. Great capture. Almost surreal with the cloud motion causing the buildings to look distorted.

Jew Wishes said...

This is stunning! I like the rays, the tones and contrasts, and the perspective.

Arija said...

Nice shot Dina!

Robin said...

Fun capture - the view was certainly much better looking westward from Tel Aviv today than eastward as I did.

fishing guy said...

Dina: What a beautiful sunset on the city. You ended up with a great capture without falling.

Thanks for your comments. God works in strange ways. Without the silly fainting incident, I would have been walking around with the chance of a heart attack.

Melissa Barrett-Traister said...

This is a really wonderful photo.
I love those suprise moments that show up in any sort of art.
Congrats to you for capturing such a great moment in time.
Shalom from Arizona,and thanks for reading my blog.
Much love,
Melissa