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Photo shot from a skyscraper located in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, of interest are the many people walking about, and, simply 2 cars....
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Photo shot from a skyscraper located in downtown Tel Aviv, Israel, of interest are the many people walking about, and, simply 2 cars.
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Behind The Lens

Location
This photo was taken from within the Azrieli Observatory in Tel Aviv, Israel. Its the 49th floor and offers a 360 degree view of downtown Tel Aviv.
Time
The time of day this photo was captured was 6/6/2006 2:18 PM. One would think that there would have been a bit more traffic at this time of day but, as luck would have it -there wasn't. Looking upon this intersection I was fairly amazed with the geometry and planning involved.
Lighting
Here, on this particular day I found myself with a whole day of free time. It was a sunshiny day with no clouds. However the windows did have a certain tint and fighting with the reflection from the windows offered a bit of a challenge.
Equipment
I still use an old Nikon D70s which still has the original battery after all these years. This particular shot was taken with a Tamron 28-80mm 177D as I was trying to achieve a wide as possible photograph of the image I was trying to capture. A wide angle lens would have been a nice tool to have here, but alas I did not have one available.
Inspiration
This day was something I had been looking forward to for a while. At the time I was working quite a bit and I had really been wanting to get a birds eye view of downtown Tel Aviv. Something about getting above and away from the hustle and bustle of the every day grind. Upon arriving to the observatory I found there was absolutely no one there, so I had zero distractions and could shoot freely from any spot in the room.
Editing
I usually do post-processing on 99% of my photos mainly just to correct the horizon lines, ha! As well if I see something that captures my interest in a photo I will usually remove some shadows and and enrich the colors just a touch. I prefer to leave as much of the original ambiance as possible, however occasionally I may try to introduce a new color to give the photo a little more personality. Here, I found the tinted windows actually added a nice grit and steely feel, so I left that intact. I introduced a very small amount of black and sharpness and zero cropping. I tend to shoot well outside of the shot cropping I have in mind to allow myself some error buffering, and later go on in and straighten horizon lines or subject positioning.
In my camera bag
I am an amatuer photograher so I don't really have alot cameras and lenses. But, I have an Nikon D70s and 3 lenses. A Tokina 100mm AT-X Pro Prime , a Tamron 28-80mm 177D, and a Tamron 70-300mm 572D. The Tokina is for my macro stuff, the 28-80mm for group shots, and the 70-300mm for just about anything.
Feedback
Well I'm no expert thats for sure, that being said, I would suggest to anyone who loves photography to pursue shooting things u enjoy in your free time. Also there are a number of little groups available for free on the internet that often give out free user tips and tricks out there these days. Some of it is repetitive but there is always some little gem of knowledge in those articles. Also take as many shots as u can from different angles and distances, you may never have the time or chance to come across the subject matter again. Oh, and Have a Great Day...!

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