Ramallah Walks VII

This summer was a slow one for photography, I was feeling low on inspiration in my hometown. I was experiencing negativity everwhere I walked on the streets of Ramallah and I desperately looked for a way to turn it around. Then while recently browsing through the work of some great street photographers, namely Constantine Manos and Alex Webb, I realized how much I loved intense colors and shadows in some of their photographs skillfully composed like poetry or musical notes. Subsequently I’ve been trying to concentrate on the importance of color in the street scene, and the interplay of light and shadow. What lies in the shadows is often more interesting than what’s in the light.

So the following images contain some recent ones reflecting my new focus as described above, and some older ones shot earlier in the summer. All were taken with a Leica M9 and Summicron 35mm V.3 and Summicron 50mm. I hope you’ll enjoy!

 

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  1. Amazing shots! For a moment I was on the walk with you. Thanks for sharing.

    • Mary- that’s what I was hoping for and I’m glad you were able to come along on the journey 🙂 Hope all is well.

  2. Raed, such intriguing splashes of color. These make me feel I am sharing a part of you. Really loved looking at these. Thanks for sharing.
    By the way we really missed seeing you this summer. Wishing you very well. Judy & Mike

    • Hey Judy thanks it’s great to hear from you! I really missed you and Mike as well this summer, hoping to see you next summer.

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