The famous market is opened on Mondays in front of the Great Mosque of Djenné.
Ethnic clothes of the ladies preparing their shop attracted immediately me. strong color makes them stand out more.
The Great Mosque of Djenné is the largest mud brick building in the world, along with the "Old Towns of Djenné" it has been designated a World Heritage Site.
Djenné is situated 398 km north-east of Bamako, Mali.
PP: i tried to reproduce the scorching light of the sun in Africa, also create a taste of film with using DxO Optics Pro 6 and Photoshop CS2.
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Sonata11 (34007) 2011-01-04 20:56
you capture a very beautiful scene of the ladies.Indeed they have a very colorful and strong colors of dresses. This is good pov, colors,great sharpness,exposure, framed, clarity of details. Perfect shot.
All the best,
daddo (28164) 2011-01-04 22:08
Hi Hisashi. Ever since i discovered the sound of the kora and its greatest exponent Toumani Diabate, I have been dreaming of visiting Mali. And of course the women with their colourful headdress are quite stunning. Wonderful light and a clever POV showing everyday life in the towering presence of the mosque. Regards. Klaudio.(All the best for 2011.)
abmdsudi (58302) 2011-01-04 22:51
Very impressive close image, u have used colors as strong element to attract eye into this scene successfully. The colorful figs are perfectly placed and those nicely laid sacks are very good complementary subject to give an extra kick and interest in the frame. The mosque in the backdrop provides an interesting mid ground subject and good balance. Superb rich color and very good contrats. Gorgeous shot.
yeln (11516) 2011-01-04 23:10
izjemen motiv, ki je poleg tega zelo barvit in perfektna ostrina!!! lep strel!! tfs
lep dan, vojko
Longroute (19396) 2011-01-04 23:56
Very fine Hisashi!
This place offers a lot of interesting chances for the photographer. I like the scene you have chosen and the way you have framed.
I can see from your photos that you don't need my advices for sharpening, they are already perfectly sharpened!
Consider that the impression of sharpness in a photo depends also from the kind of light you find... (apart from the quality of the lenses and aperture).
JFS (32459) 2011-01-05 0:19
Interesting and colorful shot of this market. The architecture at the back is just amazing. TFS!
SWEETFREEDOM (24621) 2011-01-05 0:29
nice picture full of colors and with these two ladies with characteristic robes.
amazing the mud brick building.
lousat (98367) 2011-01-05 0:57
Hi Hiisashi,what a impressive light balance,this is a top class pic,very difficult in a very hard light! And a beautiful and colorfull composition too! Very well done,i wish to be there me too! Luciano
ciakgiak (30433) 2011-01-05 1:00
What a splendid image whith a very interesting subject!
The scene is well composed, the colors are fantastic and perfectly saturated, the quality is really excellent. Congratulations and TFS.
delpeoples (59886) 2011-01-05 2:35
Happy New Year my dear friend Hisashi
I knew this photo was yours even before I enlarged it. It is a superior image, the quality is just superb. I love the low Point of View, the trademark sharpness, wonderful cromatic rendering and of course the perspective. The clouds are also a sensational addition to the photo. Great job, congratulations and I wish you a 2011 just as beautiful.
HimalAnda (10671) 2011-01-05 3:27
The colors are really gorgeous!
The mosque is typical of this part of Africa and your picture has a double interest: it shows us the mosque and the daily life around.
Maybe you could have try to do two or three steps behind to avoid cropping the lady's leg.
jhm (161013) 2011-01-05 4:07
This is real a specially construction style of the mosque in background.
Nice daily life picture with the women in foreground.
We get here a very nice image, good perspective and depth image, gives always a nice composition.
Very well done, TFS.
lpi (4857) 2011-01-05 4:16
Les couleurs sont magnifiques!
Jolie scène de la vie quotidienne.
Bravo pour la composition!
Bonne et Heureuse Année 2011 ;-)
timecapturer (49288) 2011-01-05 5:35
an inspired chosen POV for this excellently sharp and colourful image. A superb capture that is highly original, well seen and taken.
Silvio1953 (154217) 2011-01-05 6:10
Ciao Hisashi, beautiful composition with fantastic architecture in BG, superb sky, splendid colors and excellent clarity, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
macjake (73063) 2011-01-05 6:17
this is a fantastic cultural photo.
i'm really impressed with the lighting, i know for a fact i would have overexposed this way too much...i dont like to shoot in such harsh lighting..but you managed it very well.
the person to the right is posing very nicely, and the mud brick building is also an eye catcher.
holmertz (59760) 2011-01-05 7:08
I was here 29 years ago and it seems that actually not much has happened since then. Tecnically this is as perfect as ever and the light has been excellently handled. I also enjoy that you put the ladies and their sacks in the foreground and let the marvellous mosque just for once play the second fiddle.
sacimar (29017) 2011-01-05 7:41
good image, I like the dresses of the women, the building arquitecture is also impressive, good details, nice job,
Happy new year!
SteveH (6405) 2011-01-05 22:22
Hi Hisashi, I'm envious - this is a place I'd love to visit. And you did well composing this shot, inclusion of the FG elements giving us a tast of the life as well as the architecture. Skin tones are surprisingly good given the light in the rest of the image. nice work indeed. cheers, Steve
yaya13baut (3344) 2011-01-06 0:09
fine POV outside the famous mosquee of Djenne and nice mood from this market picture.
a good composition with the traders and their goods on the bottom / the mosquee on the top.
nice light and colours as we can find in Africa.
Sergiom (89313) 2011-01-06 6:29
Magnifique composition. Ces dames ont laissé tomber leur sec pour se reposer un peu. La légère contreplongée donne beaucoup d'ampleur au bâtiment derrière et la lumière est très bien gérée.
vasilpro (41661) 2011-01-06 8:12
Wonderful daily life composition, beautiful and interesting scene, lovely colors, excellent light management, very nice POV.
Best regards, Vasilis.
sacavem (18620) 2011-01-06 9:52
Good work to capture this image.
Excellent composition, very nice colours, and sharpness.
mauro61 (52887) 2011-01-06 12:15
immagine dagli splendidi colori con una inquadratura molto curata in cui unisci le due donne all'architettura del posto.
Ottima la gestione della luce,
Budapestman (82620) 2011-01-06 13:36
a superb daily life photo with graphic details and spectacular composition, the background is great, Tfs! Have a nice day! Kellemes napot kívánok!
papagolf21 (110446) 2011-01-07 1:30
Bonjour, cher Hisashi,
Voilà tout l'intérêt de TE, apprendre par l'image et par le monde.
Ici, cette photo est très réaliste et superbement présentée.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-01-07 2:37
Amazing shot. The women of the Dogon tribe sell their treasures. They have beautiful, colorful costumes. In the background an incredible building. Is the Dogon tribe, it is designed for ages in contact with visitors from Sirius?
diomed (13926) 2011-01-07 13:56
great capture rich of contrast and colors. Very interesting the twoo women on foreground. Great details, nice POV.
Happy New Year 2011
danyy (0) 2011-01-07 23:25
un spectacle et un endroit vraiment inhabituels, cette mosuqée semble sortie d'une autre époque. Une construction d'image astucieuse avec deux plans interessants. Un document 100% TE.
My best regards.
danos (103216) 2011-01-08 2:44
a nice daily snapshot from this open air market in Mali.I like the variety of colours as the brilliant light of the day as enhance them.The two women add life in the scene and make it more effective.
pauloog (11751) 2011-01-09 6:02
a photo with a lot of atmosphere against a telling architectural background, well commposed.
adores (46419) 2011-01-09 16:57
Seems they have just arrived:)!I like the composition with the famous mosque in background and the old car.Light, colours and sharpness are very good, including the sky.
siolaw (38294) 2011-01-09 22:34
That is a fine street capture, with daily life foreground, messy enough to convey the atmosphere in those markets and a great mosque in the background, typical of those areas too...
Strong light and bright colours give the final touch.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-01-10 10:12
A scene of life very well collected with an efficience and interesting composition in two plans: the coloured marcket in teh Fg nad the famous mosque in the BG. Image very rich in details very well colected. Congratulations.
Nicou (152118) 2011-01-11 0:47
fantastique compo avec ces personnages et leurs beaux hatis color^és, superbe, et en fond ce maison très ti^ypique du pays d'Ogon, sueprbe cette scène de marhcé avec les saces, quel cadrage.
Bravo et amitié
mkamionka (40139) 2011-01-11 1:24
great scene. The women clothed in typical clothes I guess. The structure behind is very interesting with a really unique architecture.
The frame seems full of life and color.
Very well captured,
kordinator (15433) 2011-01-11 4:53
Splendid image whith a very interesting motive.
Well composed scene,amazing atmosphere.
Superb colors are fantastic saturated.
Excellent quality of the image.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-01-14 10:56
fabulous composition. Like the mosque at background which is unique in structure. The daily life of the market is finely captured with the presence of strong colours. Great depth excellent clarity. Very well done. Tfs.
leo61 (0) 2011-01-14 11:06
Agreat composition and excellent quality.
Many things to see here.I`ve seen many photos of this mosque and allways I`m impressed by the unique architecture.
jemaflor (103719) 2011-01-15 8:36
Interesting composition with this angle, great traditionnal architecture, well framed with people, the light is superb.
yquem46 (38752) 2011-01-15 9:15
A great one, superb use of the wide angle lens
Colorful women wel placed in the compo, the bags in FG and the amazing mosque at the BG
Have a nice WE
dumbo (4541) 2011-01-16 1:45
What a nice daily life shot from Mali! The optical quality of this photo is excellent as always in your work and the composition is also very good showing us the way of life in Africa.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-01-16 7:09
Hello Hisashi - I missed this incredible photograph whilst on my travels and having spotted it today have to congratulate you on it! The architecture is just amazing and something I would love to see in the "flesh". The costumes of the two women are colourful and bright against the earthy tones of the setting. Wonderful, best regards Rosemary
Angshu (56760) 2011-01-17 20:12
Hello dear Hisashi-san
The great mosque is quite familiar, but its how you 'create' this picture with the ladies in ethnic clothing...sacks of what appears to be either potatoes or onions, leading up to the grand mosque. The strong overhead sun is evidenced by the short shadows. The resultant colours thanks to the work in DxO Optics Pro 6 (I don't have any idea about this software) is really excellent. Fine work as always!
patdeph (35748) 2011-01-18 13:31
this is an impressive and superb view on this colorful market,with the splendid mosque in backgound!A picture that I like very much and that tempts to go to Mali.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2011-01-19 3:51
very rich photo with regard to both colours and expressions, very well captured atmosphere.
Good work, Ivana
serp2000 (45970) 2011-01-19 6:06
Kon ban wa, Hisashi,
Excellent colourful picture from AFRICA! My ongratulations! Impressive scene. I never been in this part of the world. Well seen.
TRB (14134) 2011-01-19 13:34
Daily life in a perfect composition, perfect sharing. Congratulations, Greetings
josepmarin (58359) 2011-01-20 0:44
is a fantastic composition, which is full of life and color on the foreground with the women and their colorful clothes, while in the background we can see the beautiful mud brick buildings, of the architecture of this amazing city.
The image is very sharp and colors are perfectly managed.
A good work.
Vasa (515) 2011-01-20 6:41
The scene of the market with the mosque behind is great. I hope you will post the others similar from this place. It was your privilege to be there, Hisashi. Many thanks for sharing. So 100 points for this post.
sebinho342 (19317) 2011-01-22 8:50
really superb shot Hisachi, mali seems to be quite dangerous those days so mopti will remain a very exotic destinations as for travelers ... pictures from that places are and will be rare !
m (0) 2011-01-27 12:04
A very exotic shot indeed, the ladies' attire is fantastic as is that unusual structure behind them. I just wonder what they have stuffed in those sacks and why they are scattered so carelessly.
mafegan (8626) 2011-01-28 3:16
So much detail in one photo. The colourful clothes of the women, their patched sacks, the well photographed mosque, the truck and the wisp of cloud against the blue sky - all merge to make an informative composition. Tfs, Marlene
adramad (50002) 2011-01-31 7:55
Tremendous composition full of beauty and originality in this little-known scenario, the original construction of the mosque is really great and those sticks and shadows add a nice graphic.
Wonderful colors in part by the spectacular costumes, a picture with all the strength to be a picture of everyday life. Well done.
Have a nice day. Best regards.
jmdias (69298) 2011-02-17 1:24
amazing view of these women in traditional clothes and the structure of this marvelous mud building ahead. good light, sharpness and mood. well done. a trip inside a photo
kiks (12759) 2011-03-03 7:26
This image gives a goed 'color local' idea. I like your POV making the mosquee looking very high.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-12-21
- Categories: Daily Life, Food, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 17-40mm f/4L USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/1250 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-01-04 20:11