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).
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: hebcal.com