Writing with Light

Israel Street Photography – Leaving Carmel Market

I was strolling through the Carmel Market in Tel Aviv when I spotted these two people walking toward me. I waited until they passed, believing that I would have a much more compelling image as they walked away.

Would love to get your opinion on this image. I know its busy, with the parked cars, the buildings and electrical lines but I opted to leave it as is. It’s street photography and I wanted to depict the scene as I saw it. So what do you think? Leave it as is or should I clean

Carmel Market, Israel, Tel Aviv, black and white, monochrome, street photography, couple, couple walking together


39 responses

  1. Beautiful picture! Have you a good day!

    Liked by 1 person

    April 11, 2016 at 7:06 am

  2. Wonderful shot.

    Liked by 1 person

    April 11, 2016 at 7:10 am

  3. What a fantastic pic! You would think that it was taken 100 years ago. Well done!

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    April 11, 2016 at 8:20 am

  4. Hi as pointed out earlier I love the b and w effect you bring out. I guess it’s not purely b and w, looks like some color channel has been striked out.
    For composition, it’s good but in my opinion the frame without cars would have made much more strong composition. You are right capturing them approaching you would have killed the picture.


    April 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

  5. Sue

    Good image! Perhaps better without the cars, but in monochrome I think it’s OK, after all, it is street photography!

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    April 11, 2016 at 9:03 am

  6. I like it just like it is.

    Liked by 2 people

    April 11, 2016 at 10:05 am

  7. I love the contrasting elements in the composition: contrasting figures, shapes, transportation, thoughts, emotions, etc.

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    April 11, 2016 at 10:13 am

  8. Superb street photo Edith. I could see that on posters and cards. I think its busyness is its appeal and really does not distract, as it so easily could have, from the subject of the picture. I think its perfectly balanced and an excellent photograph!

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    April 11, 2016 at 11:55 am

    • Thanks very much Adrian. I appreciate the feedback. Your comment about it being balance made me smile. I actually tried cropping out the cars but then the couple were not centered and the whole image seemed out of balance.

      Liked by 1 person

      April 11, 2016 at 1:37 pm

  9. I think the way you framed this, Edith, and how there is “space” around the focal point (the couple) is exactly right for the busyness of this photograph. I like it as is. Very strong, very poignant, and it gives me HOPE that people in the world have not forgotten Love. ❤

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    April 11, 2016 at 1:54 pm

  10. I think this is fantastic, Edith!
    Just my opinion, but I like street photography shots in which you can see the environment that your subjects (people) are in. I think it adds so much, and lets the viewer’s imagination tell the story.

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    April 11, 2016 at 7:50 pm

  11. I like it that the surrounding is busy, it adds to the story

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    April 11, 2016 at 8:05 pm

  12. I’m 100% for leaving it – the clutter is part of the story as are the couple. Definitely called for B&W as color would have made it that much more busy. If I were going to do anything I’d take out the 2 cars on the side but I don’t think they detract from the scene. It’s a really interesting shot as is.

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    April 11, 2016 at 9:38 pm

  13. Great the way it is. Great comments! No more to add.

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    April 11, 2016 at 10:23 pm

  14. wow – I am from Israel, you took me back of where I live in Tel Aviv, the beautiful market and the water we have. I am touched…

    Liked by 1 person

    April 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm

    • My pleasure. I was born in Tel Aviv but left when I was very young. Whenever I go back it feels like home 😀


      April 11, 2016 at 11:43 pm

  15. The photograph is superb just as it is Edith….no need to take anything else away from it at all. You have captured the true essence of the scene…two thumbs up for me! From your new follower 🙂


    April 14, 2016 at 4:33 am

  16. Yes it’s a busy photo, but that is really what makes it stand out; the contrast between the lovely couple and all the untangling wires and houses around them. I love this photo. 🙂


    April 14, 2016 at 7:20 pm

  17. LB

    Even though it’s busy, as you say, the focal point is clear. You were so right when you said it would make a compelling image. How wonderful … arm in arm, the bike, the stroller … ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    April 20, 2016 at 7:37 am

  18. Jan Madsen films

    Excellent shot


    August 17, 2016 at 2:04 pm

  19. Awesome Thank You

    Liked by 1 person

    August 29, 2016 at 4:33 am

  20. Fantastic shot I must say !

    Liked by 1 person

    October 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

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