The Blue City
Chefchaouen is a unique and charismatic of Morocco, known as the town blue
due to the indigo dye which is used to paint houses, stairs, doors, windows, and even the street in amazing shades of blue.
Located in the mountains of the Rift, an oasis for relaxation and contact with local culture and cuisine. Is also a paradise for lovers of photography.
Chefchaouen was founded by Moulay Rachid Ben Ali in order to serve as a backup to the troops and people who fought the Portuguese fleet in Tangier.
Later, with the expulsion of the Moors in Spain, gained notoriety and became a notorious bastion of Arabic, so that any Christian who enter here was punished with death.
Historically resisted the onslaught Spanish and joined the Kingdom of Morocco fully only after the country's independence in 1956.
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dale54 (8766) 2011-11-04 3:05
very nice,so colorfull! hi joao!what a great pic.light is super.like the guy in it.well done!have a great weekend! dr
jester5 (2024) 2011-11-04 3:15
This is a well observed image with the man balancing out the strong orange.Wonderful colours well captured Joao.
ManuMay (36287) 2011-11-04 3:19
Uma imagem que impressiona com sua cor, muito atraente, com uma luz perfeita e cores vivas e muito bem capturado, a presença humana traz um plus para a imagem ... Um bom ponto de vista com diferentes volumes que traz esta rua bela ...
Muito bom trabalho!
Desejo-lhe um fim de semana feliz ...
smarcell (19965) 2011-11-04 3:26
The composition and the pattern of colours and shapes are perfect.
In my opinion it is a bit oversaturated and overcontrasted in the postprocessing phase. It is visible expecially in the human figure and its hat, and in some blue parts. There was no need to do that, as the colours are already very bright and eye catching.
Highmountains (2674) 2011-11-04 4:17
A very bright & vivid photograph.
The old man trudging down the street lends a contrast to the youthfully blue houses.
The street is captured in two levels and the door in the lower tier on the low right makes the composition interesting.
Best wishes !
BennyV (19759) 2011-11-04 4:49
Great composition, fine picture, but I agree with Stefano that the PP seems a bit over the top. A pity, but the picture is certainly good enough to deserve a revisit.
pipstar (110) 2011-11-04 5:24
This is a very well executed photo. Great colours, composition and balance the only draw back is the man in your shot is not quite sharp enough....you seem to have too much digital noise or something. Nonetheless, this is a very nice photo.
CLODO (35370) 2011-11-04 10:04
I like the mix of the 3 colors and the good framing. the red wall equilibrates the man's hat.
MiffyO (38) 2014-01-30 13:23
Wonderful composition ... leading the viewers eye perfectly through the picture third by third.
- Copyright: Joao Correia (sogal) (1249)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-10-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: FujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR, Fujinon 30X / 24-700 mm Eq. f.8-6.6, Hama UV 58mm
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Morocco Miffy O places to go [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-11-04 3:00