Writing with Light

Jaffa Light

Jaffa has been one of the major port cities in the Mediterranean for thousands of years. Most archeologists believe that this town has had an active port since the Bronze Age. While its no longer a working harbour there are still sailboats gliding through the clear blue waters and young men and women fishing off the pier. Today this trendy area is home to restaurants, galleries, artist studios and boutiques.

I spent the evening shooting in Old Jaffa with its myriad of alleyways (still working on processing those images) but wanted to share this image of the old port with Jaffa Light standing guard.

Click on the image to enlarge (it really does look better) or to Purchase a Print. Israel; Old Jaffa; Old Jaffa Port; port; night photography; boats; old town; lighthouse

28 responses

  1. Great image Edith, love those reflections, well done. Looks to be a great place to explore and shoot


    June 4, 2014 at 12:25 pm

  2. This sounds like a wonderful place, and what a beautiful photograph this is, Edith!


    June 4, 2014 at 3:32 pm

  3. Amazing… 🙂


    June 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

  4. Beautiful! What f-stop and lens did you use?


    June 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm

  5. Len

    Beautiful image Edith. I have heard of Jaffa and now I know what part of it looks like.


    June 4, 2014 at 6:51 pm

  6. Very atmospheric…..


    June 5, 2014 at 2:22 am

  7. Such a peaceful scene, Edith.


    June 5, 2014 at 3:55 am

  8. What a beautiful place, Edith. Awesome that you’ve had the opportunity to visit and capture some of the scenery of this historic place.


    June 5, 2014 at 9:11 am

  9. LB

    I can see why it’s trendy … I’d want to hang out there, too. Beautiful shot!


    June 5, 2014 at 12:56 pm

  10. smackedpentax

    Superb photograph Edith. It is a long time since I have seen a night photo so good. Looks an amazing place to visit.


    June 5, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    • Thank you so much I really appreciate your kind comments. It really is a wonderful place.


      June 5, 2014 at 7:52 pm

  11. Amazing! Love the reflections. Just Beautiful!


    June 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

  12. Stunning.


    June 9, 2014 at 10:04 am

  13. Beautiful image and a fascinating location. Amazing to think it’s been an active port since the Bronze Age.


    June 11, 2014 at 1:33 am

  14. Bravo again! This photo would make an interesting jig saw puzzle. The twinkling lights, color balance and theme are wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


    June 24, 2014 at 3:01 pm

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