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Hopes at the "Kotel" in Jerusalem, "Mini Israel"
Hopes at the "Kotel" in Jerusalem, "Mini Israel"

Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hope (Basic Editing I)
Camera: Canon EOS-300D Rebel
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Date: Aug 24, 2004
Aperture: 8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/160 s
Galleries: Still Life
Date Uploaded: Aug 24, 2004

The "Kotel" is also known as "The Western Wall" or "the Wailing Wall".

On Jewish holidays, thousands come to pray at here. They stream in from all directions, their eyes shining, fixed on the weathered stones, hoping, dreaming, wishing.

They press messages and prayers into the cracks that time has worn between the stones, hoping God will here their call.

I was visiting at "Mini Israel", and when I saw the mini "kotel" It strike me that it is a perfect shot for this challenge.

Place: 156 out of 285
Avg (all users): 4.8951
Avg (commenters): 5.2000
Avg (participants): 4.8031
Avg (non-participants): 4.9686
Views since voting: 816
Views during voting: 410
Votes: 286
Comments: 8
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09/03/2004 02:58:34 PM
Originally posted by Jinjit:

Wonderful picture! great lighting, original idea!
Too bad so little knew what it was all about. I think it should've been in a much higher place.

I agree - I gave you an eight. You deseved to place above MANY of the photos that are higher.
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09/01/2004 09:01:40 AM
C'mon guys, haven't you heard of "the Kotel"?? The western wall in Jerusalem?
Man... and I thought my knowledge in world geography was poor... :(

Anyway, it's just a miniature model - but a good one!
Wonderful picture! great lighting, original idea!
Too bad so little knew what it was all about. I think it should've been in a much higher place.

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Message edited by author 2004-09-01 09:02:32.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/31/2004 11:25:24 PM
May be a real image, but these look like people from 'The Sims''

5 from me.
08/30/2004 12:50:43 AM
Are these dolls? The people seem to be the same size and flat.
08/28/2004 02:29:40 AM
It would help if I know what everyone was doing.
08/27/2004 05:18:53 AM
Nice compusure. I though it was real!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/26/2004 11:19:36 AM
How'd you get mini-rabbis with tallitot and everything? Cool! :)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
08/25/2004 10:30:18 PM
Now this is a scene I haven't seen in miniature before! It took me a moment... good use of the harsh light to add realism!
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