Writing with Light

Towards The Wall

The Western Wall, also known as the Kotel, is the holiest site in Judaism. Located in Jerusalem, it’s the western retaining wall of the Second Jewish Temple. This is where the Jews have turned to prayer for centuries.

On any given day the Kotel is full of both Orthodox and Secular Jews and while there is tight security to get in, its open to all religions. I always find visiting the Kotel a moving experience. As I was waiting for my husband and son I saw a group of people coming towards me and took this image. The gentleman in the forefront is what caught my attention and when processing this image I wanted to convey a sense of deliberate movement towards this very important site.

I processed the image in Lightroom including converting it to black and white and then brought it into Photoshop in order to create a multiple exposure.

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Israel, Jerusalem, Western Wall, Orthodox, Man, Walking, Motion, black and white, travel photography,

15 responses

  1. Great shot !

    Liked by 1 person

    November 23, 2015 at 7:17 am

  2. Wow! Beautiful, Edith! I love the soft feeling and the delicate movement. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

    November 23, 2015 at 7:31 am

  3. Great photograph, fascinated me. Thank you, love, nia

    Liked by 1 person

    November 23, 2015 at 8:01 am

  4. What a great effect!

    Liked by 1 person

    November 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm

  5. Beautifully done, Edith! Soft but compelling movement wonderfully portrayed.

    Liked by 1 person

    November 23, 2015 at 2:58 pm

  6. Belle interprétation de cette photo. J’aime beaucoup!


    November 23, 2015 at 4:45 pm

  7. Very cool processing Edith, happy Thanksgiving


    November 25, 2015 at 10:47 am

  8. This isn’t a humorous post but I can’t resist saying that Kotel could be short for Kosher Hotel.


    November 30, 2015 at 7:56 am

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