Set beneath the peaks of the Rif Mountains lies the powdery blue city of Chefchaouen, with it's delightful winding streets and laid back atmosphere. Amongst the market stalls is where I found these colourful cones of incense.
Since the dawn of civilization mankind has used incense for numerous reasons among them medical and spiritual practices. With the discovery of fire, the use of incense naturally followed. In fact, the word incense comes from the Latin verb incendere, which means “to burn”.
The burning of incense was practiced throughout the ancient world. Countries such as Mesopotamia, Phoenicia, Arabia, Egypt, India, Greece, and Rome all used incense extensively as early as 3000 B.C.
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izmirli (3983) 2011-03-31 0:11
merhaba my friend wanda..
wonderful composition and picture.well done.
yquem46 (38380) 2011-03-31 2:10
A simple compo but very colorful and composed in delicate half light, half shade
Very pleasant and esthetic result
Have a nice day
Best to you
bachapi (369) 2011-03-31 6:50
Belle composition, très équilibrée. Les contrastes sont très purs. Beau cliché, bravo!
Bartleby (13512) 2011-04-01 12:47
not only are those colorful cones very attractive but a warm light comes to enhance the whole scene. I like that.
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-04-02 10:33
Hi WANDA, Interesting picture, can almost smell them, nice shapes and colour's. Cheers Iain.
Angshu (54689) 2011-04-10 6:29
Dag again dear Wanda!
The colours are natural I would believe or are they?
The only thing I'm missing out is the smell...that must have been delightful!
Very interesting the patterns & colours & a surprise post from you without a human interest, which which stands well. The play of light & shade has been used well
My last post from the ghats of Varanasi was pretty much inspired by your shots from Varanasi...namely the Colours of India & the Wash Day picture...the latter taken from the boat with the same lens. Hence I had dedicated the shot to you!
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14942)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-13
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/250 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-03-30 22:13