The Grandfather & The Child

I got this old scanned photo from the 1970’s. The photo had a lot of scratches, light and time has taken it’s toll on the colors, plus the scan wasn’t very good in the first place – it had these little spots, gatherings of pixels here and there, that seemed to have met up for random parties at random places throughout the photo. I didn’t feel like deleting the photo, because the scene is timeless and I think that it has some interesting photographic qualities.


Besides, Rosh HaShana – the Jewish New Year – is coming up (year 5775 will begin at sunset on 24 September 2014) so, I figured that this would be a nice gift to one of my contacts in Israel. While this is being written the photo is in the process of being printed on canvas, size 30x40cm (this post was scheduled and written two weeks before being published).

Here’s a small preview of the original photo:

Rosh Hashanah (Hebrew: ראש השנה), (literally “head of the year”), is the Jewish New Year. It is the first of the High Holidays or Yamim Noraim (“Days of Awe”), celebrated ten days before Yom Kippur. Rosh Hashanah is observed on the first two days of Tishrei, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. It is described in the Torah as יום תרועה (Yom Teru’ah, a day of sounding [the Shofar]). Source:

!שנה טובה ומתוקה לכולם

26 thoughts on “The Grandfather & The Child

  1. Great picture! You put it very well: timeless scene
    The old school serenity vs. the urge of the youngs…

  2. The photo itself has the history and family value. The processed copy is telling the story, very moving…
    Thank you so much for sharing this precious photo, CG!

  3. Happy Rosh Hashanah! I think you did an amazing job with it, and that your contact will be pleasantly surprised 🙂

    • Thanks Paula. I heard today that she was very pleased with it and that I should be expecting to get a lot of photos from other family members as well now 😀
      Great success!

  4. Very good work on a challenging project, and I enjoyed your thorough explanation of our new year. My best wishes to you and yours with the beginning of the new year.

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