Another photo taken within the complex of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V. The man with the fez, from my previous Moroccan photo stood in front of the building you see to the left of the column.
The partly restored columns were part of the hall of the grand mosque which had a roof of cedar but which was destroyed by the great earthquake of 1755 which also destroyed central Lisbon.The mosque was to be the world's largest. The Hassan Tower was to have been the world's largest minaret and was never completed, yet it still dominates the kasbah.
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macondo (19453) 2013-10-26 4:46
Is that the secret police, Klaudio? They have a sinister aspect, thanks to their pose and shadowy presence on the dark side of the column. This only accentuates the bright colours of the other people's clothes. A very sharp picture and a well balanced composition.
SnapRJW (31629) 2013-10-26 5:33
Hello Klaudio - Like Andrew,I also thought that these 'men-in-black' were secret police or bodyguards. They look quite incongruous in their very smart black suits and they are obviously not part of the passing parade we see behind them. Fascinating. Excellent quality and a shot which has got me speculating! Warm regards rosemary
Highmountains (2674) 2013-10-26 5:59
A clean and clear presentation. The variety of colours - the grey of the pavement and the minaret, the brown of the walls of the great mosque, the green of the roof, and the multitude of colours of the clothes worn by the people passing by makes this photograph so lively.
The composition with one pillar in the front-right, the second pillar almost covered by the man standing straight with legs apart and the two men in conversation adds to the drama of the photograph.
Good border framing.
Thanks for sharing, Klaudio.
adidas5nb (5743) 2013-10-26 6:14
thats a lovely photo of this historic monument ,that looks busy and bright with perfect colors and light.the column placed where it is in the frame pivots the pic with the shadow it creates.
jhm (151446) 2013-10-26 6:14
High quality picture with the Mausoleum of Mohammed V as subject.
Exactly two body guards against the pillar in the shadow with dark clothing.
Excellent composition and good captured.
The colours are real nice and attractive.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
Sergiom (77359) 2013-10-26 6:18
Il y a quelque chose de très attirant dans cette photo. Je ne sais pas si c'est la colonne ou les deux hommes en noir qui surveillent les gens comme des policiers.Les couleurs sont magnifiques.
PaulVDV (28237) 2013-10-26 7:27
A very beautiful architecture shot of that part of the Mausoleum of Mohammed V!
The columns and the visitors add good depth to the picture but one column partially obstructs the view of the entrance gate.
Remarkable is that all the people who are in the sunlight wear coloured clothes. Only the two man standing in the shade, are dressed in black.
Best regards, Paul
Didi (60588) 2013-10-26 7:35
Themen looks like secret agents MIB in mission :)
Very nice lights ambiance
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-10-26 9:12
nicely spotted and well caught. The colors are the first factors which draw an attention, but at the second glance there is an interesting scene in here. Plenty of details to dwell on. Very well handled light.
Thanks for sharing
Romano46 (18472) 2013-10-26 9:23
la tua foto è particolarmente interessante perchè ad una ripresa eccellente dal punto di vista tecnico, con nitidezza impeccabile e colori perfetti, si aggiunge una composizione nella quale all'architettura, peraltro molto bella, si somma una particolare presenza umana che diventa la protagonista assoluta della composizione per il siognificato che essa viene ad assumere nel fotogramma.
Molto bello anche il gioco delle luci e delle ombre gestito in maniera perfetta e danno alla foto un senso di nettezza incredibile e sembra di essere in una scena in 3D.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
ktanska (27328) 2013-10-26 9:37
Moroccan architecture looks very nice on this one. But the main point is of course the people with different looks. Business, casual and traditional. And this time the businessmen seem to be the least busy!
ourania (44318) 2013-10-26 9:47
a wonderful picture combining architecture with human interest. Your composition has balanced the view, the movement and its two main themes excellently but also features some underlying and effective contrasts. Apart from the obvious and very attractive chromatic contrast, there's much to observe and think about in the people's stances. There are several layers of beholders, you gave us an intriguing point of view making us wonder what everybody else's visions and thoughts are. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great Sunday,
boa (7375) 2013-10-26 13:58
an excellent and obvious title for this shot:)If i was here i would probably also be a watcher and look at the interesting arcitecture and all people passing by. I like the overall freshness in this shot, colors sharpness and composition are all flawless, well done!
Have a nice evening.
lousat (89828) 2013-10-26 15:17
Ciao Klaudio,una scena molto molto bella,le persone sembrano degli attori posizionati apposta in differenti zone e con i colori molto assortiti,composizione magnifica,rifinita dalla splendida architettura araba in sottofondo.Complimenti e buona Domenica,Luciano
papagolf21 (99698) 2013-10-27 1:45
Très belle représentation de la vie quotidienne. Image fort bien cadrée sachant utiliser les points forts.
Très bonne journée.
P.S. : Remarque pertinente à propos de votre critique sur la chapelle (branches) !
Nicou (140040) 2013-10-27 2:40
quelle pureté dans les tons sueprbe et ces deux personnages dans l'ombre qui accompagnes la statue et les personnage colorés et la luminosité sueprbe.
Vasa (515) 2013-10-27 17:18
Ako kibiceri kibicuju enske, mislim da neće mnogo videti vie od dugih haljina. Ili oni prave razliku i tamo gde mi ne bismo umeli.
Sviđa mi se ovo dvostruko posmatranje: ti posmatra momke, koji posmatraju tamo neke.
Puno pozdrava Dado!
fabbs99 (17133) 2013-10-27 19:29
Great colors in the composition.The framing has been proper with the two men taking the centrestage.Very well done.TFS.
emka (95203) 2013-10-27 23:41
Hi Klaudio, As other already pointed out, these two man in black look rather sinister. beautiful architecture of the Mausoleum complex (but I do not like the idea of such mausoleum complexes) presented in nice strong colours.
have a nice week
abmdsudi (53047) 2013-10-28 22:25
Thanks to your note, it is a truely stunning busy square and photographer's inspirational place.....
This is vividly registered in brilliant light and vibrant colours, nice sky too which accentuates the saturated colours of the subjects really well, great that the column, the stark contrasty silhouetted figs and shadows are included strengthtening the compo tremendously, a lively spot indeed filled with nice bit of architectural details, specks of eyegrabbing colours and importantly, people interaction which is timely shot. Congrats, tfs
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2013-10-29 2:06
namaste, nice sharp presentation of the fine architecture with the onlookers, standing in shadow. Great depth and very good clarity. The details of the architecture are superb. Great shot. Tfs.
Angshu (56750) 2013-10-31 4:09
The details of the mausoleum are quite fascinatiing! The FG adds depth! The blue sky contrasts well with the brown of the buildings. I wonder who are the two men in black :-). Loved it!
Silvio1953 (140815) 2013-11-02 11:23
Ciao Klaudio, lovely composition with a lot of people, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good Sunday, ciao Silvio
dta (77117) 2013-11-09 10:15
Hello Klaudio ,
Very attractive composition , showing both a superb architecture and many people . But the great feature of the picture are the two (impressives) men in black in the shade of the column in the FG .