Wednesday, October 4

'Rejoice Over Jerusalem' (Photo)

GILOVIEW
Rejoice Over Jerusalem (Photo: Dave Bender)

A little* something for the upcoming Succot Feast of Tabernacles holiday.

Stayed up until 0300 getting this one, so I appreciate the second verse on the Psalm below; a view of Jerusalem looking north towards the Malcha Mall area (foreground) from the edge the southernmost neighborhood of Gilo (Gilo = rejoice in Hebrew).

Lots of Photoshop tweaking to cut through the late night dew, but still bring out the definition in the clouds, and, in general - clarify. Also, not to mention a quick (but friendly!) ID'ing by a police patrol wondering what - or who - I was REALLY trying to photograph, alone, so late at night... (good thing they're out there, though...)

And that asterik up there? Well, friends (smirking photographers out there already know what's coming and can jump ahead to the Psalm); did you know that a nine megapixel camera, photographing ONE photograph in RAW format, and then translated and saved on a computer in .TIFF format takes up a freakin' ONE. HUNDRED. AND. THREE. megapixels?!

That's per shot. I shot about 30 images to get that final one above. Save your applause; a bigger hard drive will do for now...



Translation:
REJOICE OVER JERUSALEM

Chorus:
Rejoice with Jerusalem, be glad about her,
be glad all you that love her,
all who love her.

On your walls, Oh city of David
I have stationed watchmen,
all day and night.
(repeat)

Chorus

Do not fear, my servant Jacob,
for your enemies shall be scattered before you.
(repeat)

Chorus

Look about you and behold; see all
as they are all gathering and coming unto you.
(repeat)

Chorus

And your people
are all holy
and forever shall inherit the land.

Chorus

(Cross-posted at Israelity)

2 comments:

Batya said...

אין מילים
totally gorgeous

~ Sarah ~ said...

what batya said!

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