A 10 day trip in Morocco began from Casablanca,staying in this hotel.
I used only the light of the interior of the lobby and i think that in spite of the difficult conditions someone can see the details and the beauty of it.
الدار البيضاءCasablanca (Spanish for "white house" ; Amazigh: Anfa; Standard Arabic: الدار البيضاء; Moroccan Arabic: dar beïda) is a city in western Morocco, located on the Atlantic Ocean. It is the capital of the Greater Casablanca region.
With a population of 3.1 million (3.8 million in the "greater Casablanca" (September 2005 census), Casablanca is Morocco's largest city as well as its chief port. It's also the biggest city in the Maghreb and the sixth biggest city in the entire continent of Africa. With a majority of the modern economic sector being based in the Casablanca region, and the Casablanca area being dominant in industrial and service sector activity, it is often and justifiably referred to as the economic capital, although Morocco's political capital is Rabat. It is also the primary naval base for the Royal Moroccan Navy.
Casablanca is the leading city hosting headquarters and main industrial facilities for the leading Moroccan and international companies based in Morocco. Industrial statistics show Casablanca retains its historic position as the main industrial zone of the country. The Port of Casablanca is considered as Morocco's chief port and as one of the largest artificial ports in the world.It is also the largest port of the Maghreb and North Africa
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mvdisco (17794) 2013-01-06 22:43
Bonjour Danos.. HI,
Very nice presentation of this entrance of hôtel in Casablanca,
Well taken in vertical composition with great tone of colors and light,
A sharp and clear details with a great architecture.
all my compliments and have a nice week.
ChrisJ (111548) 2013-01-06 22:53
A superb indoor architecture shot with good low light level management & excellent color saturation & sharpness. Good framing to include all of the fg circle. Hope your New Year is Happy! TfS!
ikeharel (69165) 2013-01-06 22:57
This hotel looks luxirios and modern.
Those three chandeliers hang from it's high ceiling are most impressive - I just imagine how this would look when lightened-up.
Portrait of the king?
Have a nice week ahead,
pajaran (59041) 2013-01-06 23:05
Lep pogled na unutrasnjost hotela ...
Lepa fotografija i secanje na 2007. godinu.
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima i kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Lepa unutrasnjost hotela.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan.
Sve najbolje u novoj nedelji koja je pocela.
Nice view of the inside of the hotel ...
Beautiful photos and memories in 2007. year.
Good text with the given data and composition, well demonstrated.
Beautiful interior of the hotel.
Have a nice and successful day.
All the best in the new week that started.
emka (94320) 2013-01-06 23:55
excellent presentation of this nice hotel. good beginning of a interesting trip.
jmdias (62891) 2013-01-07 0:50
very curious details of this hotel, the addornments are interesting and I liked the way you used the elements here. that celuloid strips probably is a homage to the famous movie and the portrait of the king is well visible. nice job.
pierrefonds (64752) 2013-01-07 4:29
The wideness of the lobby is giving dept5h to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colors of the architecture of the entrance of the hotel. The surrounding light has a gfood effect on the colors. Have a nice day.
jacquest (18927) 2013-01-07 4:35
I like the symetrical framing and the depth created by the distance on the lobby. The colors are well rendered and warm.
dkmurphys (57025) 2013-01-07 5:03
Impressive interior. I like the modern architecture and the elements of decorations. Good catch!
Fis2 (95483) 2013-01-07 6:02
A very curious interior.
I like vertical frame.
Lovely colors and light.
Have a nice afternoon
Graal (102446) 2013-01-07 7:11
congratulations on your trip to Morocco. Entrance to the hotel is very nice here. Good shot, fine symmetric composition. I like the details. Well photowork and presentation.
Have a nice evening.
s_lush (16134) 2013-01-07 7:28
It seems that this is a luxurious hotel. Its interior is designed in modern style with traditional Moroccan elements and very rich decoration. Good vertical composition, beautiful combination of colors, highly interesting details and perfect quality of the capture despite the difficult indoor lighting conditions!
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-01-07 7:58
Very ornate and intricate entrance to a hotel. Good lighting considering you using only the available light. Good dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
clic (16839) 2013-01-07 8:04
Geia sou Danos
The King of Morocco would be pleased to see how you managed exposure for appropriate lighting on his portrait in those difficult conditions!
You show with fine details all the best of the lobby that appears quite different of the adobe legendary constructions of Morocco!
UlfE (14641) 2013-01-07 8:27
A really fune interior photo. Excellent symmmetry and well done to keep the circular carpet within the frame. Also very attractive colours and sharpness. TFS and have a fine week!
adramad (44284) 2013-01-07 8:50
Great lobby at this modern hotel, perfect execution with total symmetry, the vertical frame good choice, allowing us to see his great height and elegant decoration.
Great management of light and sharpness.
Have a nice week.
amaryllis (36693) 2013-01-07 8:50
un cadrage serré et symétrique de cette entrée d'hotel bien décorée, une belle architecture, tout reluit, on a l'envie d'y aller faire un séjour
merci de ce partage
vasilpro (41261) 2013-01-07 9:44
Γεια σου Δάνο,
Σήμερα είναι η πρώτη μέρα του νέου έτους που βρήκα λίγο χρόνο να απαντήσω σε μερικές φωτογραφίες φίλων στο ΤΕ. Πολύ όμορφη κάθετη λήψη με ωραία χρώματα και ενδιαφέρουσες αρχιτεκτονικές-διακοσμητικές λεπτομέρειες, από ένα σύγχρονο ξενοδοχείο!
Καλή Χρονιά με υγεία, Βασίλης.
dip (23888) 2013-01-07 10:34
όμορφη φωτό απο το εσωτερικό του ξενοδοχείου,εξαιρετική οξύτητα και όμορφα ζωντανά χρώματα!
cornejo (40833) 2013-01-07 11:08
Hello Danos, very nice and interesting photo of this spectacular hotel entrance. Very nice picture with good pov, good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and beautiful work well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing the interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
ourania (43538) 2013-01-07 11:14
μια ωραια συμμετρικη συνθεση που ανταποκρινεται με ακριβεια στο στυλ της διακοσμησης, μια μοντερνα ερμηνεια χαρακτηριστικων παραδοσιακων στοιχειων. Το βαθος και η ευκρινεια ειναι εξαιρετικα ωστε να μπορουμε ανετα να διακρινουμε τις πολλες ενδιαφερουσες διακοσμητικες λεπτομερειες και τους συνδυασμους τους. Η διαχειριση του φωτος ειναι αριστη αποδιδοντας σωστα τα χρωματα και την ατμοσφαιρα. Συγχαρητηρια και ευχαριστω!
Να εισαι καλα, καλη εβδομαδα,
Gigidusud (20717) 2013-01-07 12:45
Splendid interior with nice details and great framing.Well done!
nikkitta (17066) 2013-01-07 14:25
I miss lots of your photos, will take time to watch them
But this imposing entrance deserve to be first commented
Good work using only the light oh the ambiance with red touches
Like the POV and the vertical format
The hanging photo must be the old king?
All the best in 2013
npecanhuk (74406) 2013-01-07 14:26
Very beautiful and attractive interior photograph!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, vertical format, chosen pov and composition are all excellent and really pleased me!
TFS - congrats,
A great week for you,
zoomer (6) 2013-01-07 16:27
Greetings,at first I thought this was a church interior.It is a spectacular architecture and your exposure is spot on.Best wishes,Wolf.
elenimavrandoni (0) 2013-01-07 22:23
Εντυπωσιακή λήψη για μια εντυπωσιακή είσοδο!
Αρμονία χρωμάτων και σχημάτων και φυσικά ότι αγγίζεις γίνεται χρυσός....φωτογραφικά εννοώ!!!
Καλημέρα σου Δάνο,
papagolf21 (98558) 2013-01-08 0:27
Bonsoir, cher ami Danos,
L'hôtel possède une entrée royale avec ces murs de grande hauteur.
La beauté des lieux est splendide.
Je vous souhaite, cher ami, une excellente année 2013.
kato (11630) 2013-01-08 1:46
You're capturing well this lobby by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see yhe hotel's lobby gorgeous interior of The floor of a geometrical pattern, a chandelier and marble. It seems to be subject to the influence of the Southern Europe culture. And, the big flower decoration at lobby's center draws out a strong impact.
raszid62 (18515) 2013-01-08 1:57
Συμπαθητική αίθουσα, πιθανώς ένα πολυτελές ξενοδοχείο. Μου αρέσει αυτό το μπουκέτο κίτρινα λουλούδια στο τραπέζι. Μεγάλη, κατακόρυφη σύνθεση σε χρώματα και εξαιρετική ευκρίνεια.
josepmarin (58343) 2013-01-08 2:22
the lobby of this hotel is really elegant, its traditional decoration is rich and pleasant, and you have caught everything in an image very sharp in spite of the weak conditions of the light in this capture inside the building.
You have reached a balanced exposure, with a good contrast and a few beautiful colors.
A good work, my friend.
A7x (0) 2013-01-08 6:59
This is very good work... it's have a beutiful, vivid colors and quality photography is very good.
Sorry for my bad english :D
lousat (89128) 2013-01-08 11:11
Hi Danos,Morocco is always in my heart,i like a lot this entrance whit the tipical arabic style,great perspective and nice 3D effect,very good details too despite the difficult light.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
abmdsudi (52353) 2013-01-08 20:00
There's fairly strong intense colors coming thru' in excellent indoor natural light and managed resonably well.
Lots of props laid out to attract the eye. There's good shade and shadow as well to boost the depth.
A nice simple shot, Well done.
mirosu (16031) 2013-01-09 0:08
Excellent interior photo. I like the nice light and the composition with the yellow flowers in the center. The view up is very good. The vertical composition works very well here. Well done.
m (0) 2013-01-09 10:23
what a gorgeous interior, those huge chandeliers are fantastic! Impressive entrance in the oriental style, you've shown it in its best. What's the name of the hotel? Guess you enjoyed your stay there.
jlbrthnn (76037) 2013-01-09 11:19
It is a royal entry. I love the symmetry of the picture. I appreciate the quality of the exhibition. The quality is very good. Bravo.
Have a nice evening
boa (7327) 2013-01-09 12:28
A 10 day trip in Morocco, not bad! I wish a had more time for travelling. The interior of this hotel indicate of a high standard and was probably a pleasant stay. Good exposure and controll of the light but it is also a good balance in the composition, well done my friend!
Have a nice evening.
serp2000 (43576) 2013-01-09 20:36
Good morning, Danos,
It looks on the thumbnail like an interior of church.
Attractive design, fine details. Good presentation of your archive photo from 2007. I was in Thailand at that moment.
claudeD (37772) 2013-01-09 23:52
very fine interior architecture shot showing this amazing entrance of that hotel. Very good sharpness and fine symetrical composition.Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Silvio1953 (139775) 2013-01-10 0:40
Ciao Danos, great perspective on beautiful interior, lovely symmetry, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Cricri (117217) 2013-01-10 12:18
Bon cadrage serré, symétrique,bonne lumière d'intérieur et détails, bon format et présentation
tedesse (25135) 2013-01-10 23:54
Interesting interior of the hotel in Casablanca.
Good POV and composition, beautiful colors and good sharpness the image.
I cordially greet
gildasjan (43434) 2013-01-11 10:01
Très bon respect de la géométrie pour cette image verticale soigneusement cadrée.L'image est nette,contrastée et bien exposée.
Bonne année 2013
bukitgolfb301 (40698) 2013-01-12 3:27
Hi dear Danos, how are you?
Sorry for my late reaction to you.
Oh another great sereis for Morocco wolud start?
So imprwessive image via reasonable vertical format and so clear and vivid presdentation. Nice daylight cathing too. Thanks for your sharing and hvae a good weekend!
Takero from Tokyo
gus72 (3719) 2013-01-12 16:39
Hi Danos !!
great choice of a vertical frame to capture this impressive reception area.There are many great details to look at, from the floor tiles, the cladded columns and the chandeliers.
You did very well with f 2.8 and 1/90 ..... not an easy situation.
have a nice Sunday.
krzychu30 (15512) 2013-01-12 21:23
wow,I must admit you know how to choose the right hotel for your stay.And your composition-Masterpiece!
Just love the vertical format in combination with so great wide angle you achieved here.I like also the ambient light you were able to capture.Brilliant shot!
Have a nice sunday
mesutilgim (93888) 2013-01-13 13:23
Hello dear Danos,
Wonderfull capture of this beautiful hotel lobby in Casablanca.
Very good pov and perfect layout .
Many interesting notes makes ita perfect TE entry.
TFS and best regards
Atousa (7131) 2013-01-14 3:34
A very good interior shot with great details, nice choice of vertical framing n good management of light.. very well done.. tfs
Best regards, Atousa
jhm (150726) 2013-01-14 5:02
My first impression was a interior of an church, but this is a entrance of a hotel, splendid photographed.
Sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Composition and presentation are pleasant.
Very well done, TFS.
Sonata11 (33753) 2013-01-15 17:38
Wow!!!! what is the goregous entrance. Very, very beautiful, very elegant. This interior is marvellous. Wonderfully executed this interior. It is pleasant and beautiful photo. Like it. Thank you.
Angshu (56750) 2013-01-16 22:46
Nice modern looking facade with the wide lens providing a good vertical view. Despite the light conditions, the details are well visible for us to savor.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-01-17 10:25
The vertical position and the cut left and/or
right makes the building extra high and the
picture extra exciting.Point of view, light
management and the composition are very good.
mkamionka (35564) 2013-01-18 8:27
very stylish and really impressive interior. Interesting geometry well enhanced with the vertical frame.
Have a great weekend,
delpeoples (57264) 2013-01-18 16:55
Kalimera dear Danos
Wow it looks more like the entrance to a mosque! So beautiful, so rich and ornate. Did you stay here? I hope so. The colours and light have been managed beautifully and I like the choice of vertical frame and the impressive perspective. Great shot.
TopGeo (38216) 2013-01-19 23:43
Hello Danos! Μια έξυπνη επιλογή της γωνίας έδωσε εντυπωσιακό αποτέλεσμα του εσωτερικού Μια λεπτομέρεια και όλα τα στοιχεία συνηγορούν στο να είναι σαν εικόνα μια όμορφη αντιπρoσωπευτική του Μαρόκου.
siolaw (38292) 2013-01-20 9:01
Geia sou Danos
That looks like a nice hotel! And a nice picture of the entrance hall too, with suitable vertical frame and good sharpness and colours.
geoant68 (331) 2013-01-21 11:58
Δάνο γεια σου,
όμορφο το εσωτερικό του πολυτελούς ξενοδοχείου με το τραπεζάκι και το κίτρινο μπουκέτο να δεσπόζει της φωτογραφίας.
Υπέροχη η προοπτική όπως και ο εσωτερικός φωτισμός,
jcpix (13908) 2013-01-22 14:58
Gorgeous entry, this would definitely grab anyone's attention! Proof positive that a great image can come from something as simple as checking in to a hotel. The vertical format is absolutely perfect for this, the perspective creates incredible lines and really shows the splendor of this lobby. I'm envious of your stay here. :) Thanks for sharing this beauty.
mjw364 (838) 2013-01-23 3:38
A beautiful hotel! the shapes and design of the building clearly have Islamic influence and as such it has the feeeling of the inside of a mosque about it.
jemaflor (95283) 2013-02-01 5:26
Well presented with a vertical format, good light to see all the detail of this interesting and traditionnal decoration.
dale54 (7238) 2013-02-04 12:07
danos hi,this hotel looks amazing,very interesting note,well thought out,well taken too.tfs! dr
Waylim (25496) 2013-02-06 18:02
Excellent interior photo of the hotel. Love the typical Morrocan decoration. Excellent POV with symetrical composition and rich colors.
kennyblack (4207) 2013-02-09 7:18
I like this your picture taken in a perfect way with symmetries fantastic. Great POV that raises the bar looks towards' high. Very rich in fine detail and excellent color obtained from the setting of the light. Thanks for the great work and sharing.
The best greetings, have a nice day ... Marino
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-05-08 5:01
A very good evening. I m about to go for tennis and just peeped into TE to get a glimpse of this impressive shot from you.Very nice colors, light and composition.Very well done, TFS.
mcmtanyel (21313) 2013-08-07 8:37
I like the symmetry and the geometric shapes. Which hotel was this, anyway? We stayed at Hotel Anfar.
- Copyright: Danos kounenis (danos) (96051)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-10-27
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D, Canon Zoom EF 16-35mm 1:2.8 L II USM, HOYA HD UV 82mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/90 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Morroco 07
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-06 22:36