...taken on a monday morning in Djenne, Mali. For those who have been told about the Djenne Monday Market, yes it's definitely woth seeing to say you've seen it. Colorful, lively and animated. The big draw for me was the architecture though. Djenne is basically a town made out of the mud that surrounds it. Great atmosphere with architecture like no other in the world.
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kodiak11 (560) 2008-04-13 15:40
great angle and textures. It reminds me of my visit there and the surrounding area in '72....and in places like this, some things never change. Thanks for the memories.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-04-13 17:33
a very interesting architecture, interesting POV and framing even if i wonder how could it be if it was framed more to the right with the first tower more on the left and more view on the BG
jmcl (14535) 2008-04-13 17:51
Funny how your note talks so much about color and the image has this beautiful simple tonality .. that really seems to communicate the place to me .. wonderfully composed frame around this fluid architecture .. love the angle of light .. you can almost feel the heat .. very nice. take care, John
pboehringer (770) 2008-04-14 7:39
I wasn't ever told about this mud city and never have seen anything like it! No wonder that you were drawn by this unique architecture! Did you do some additional PP corrections or are these natural colors? The sky looks somehwat weird and I ask myself how this would be looking with a complete blue sky and with early sun coming in less vertical.
jalab_temen (2193) 2008-04-16 8:31
Dear John,thanks for sharing this amazing shot. The composition and the granularity makes is really beauiful. Jalab
kensimage (8561) 2008-05-10 14:14
Quite an exotic looking place, John. Amazing that purely mud buildings can be so tall--they've obviously developed quite a technology there. I like the fact you gave the image a brown tone, but I think maybe it's a bit intense--I would maybe desaturate some, and make it less reddish. But the overall feel is great. Regards, Ken.
Bruno40 (6658) 2008-05-19 7:06
Long time!. I have been away from TE due to heavy load at work.
I pass by TE and I check you out. Mali... a place I should go someday... your photo is a great invitation to this place.
Strange colour of the mud, but this is its attraction.
thanks for sharing this
riclopes (35577) 2008-07-09 2:07
Yes, I bet it is, John. I've seen many photos and I hope to see it live one day...Superb presentation. I love the colors of this architecture, but I have to say that this desaturation resulted on a beautiful image. The title got my attention from your wonderful gallery, since I had the same title in a recent post of mine. I wonder if you're going to post more Egypcian posts...
ilghiz (708) 2009-01-09 23:35
It's a bit hard to realize the size of the construction.
The door in front and the house in the bg help see how big the main object is. Same time, the big object shows the small ones smaller than they really are. I think the POV is to blame for this effect as well as the absence of people or other objects of constant size ))
- Copyright: John Paskey (happypoppeye) (4819)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-03-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40X, Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 G ED AF-S VR, ISO 100
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2008-04-13 15:19
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