Chefchaouen in north western Morocco is often called the Blue City, for obvious reasons. Instead of whitewash on buildings and paths they use a blue colored rinse. This was taken at night under both street and moonlight and here, the colour seems more intense then during the hard light of day. Cities in Morocco are often split between old and new, with a medina, kasbah and souks located in the old part of the city. More info here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chefchaouen
According to wiki it has its own province but it does not appear on the drop down menu in TE. This map supports wiki: http://www.mapsofworld.com/morocco/morocco-political-map.html
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rigoletto (34269) 2013-09-07 2:26
very good quality for iso1400 f4 & 1/8 sec.s. this derelict corner made me remember and smile those winding alleys of all-blue tones and stairs. good that you also include some traditional elements. chefchaouen has been by far my fav place in morocco.
snunney (89060) 2013-09-07 2:42
A well constructed image, that one might say constitutes an urban still life. The point of view invites the viewer to step in and explore this blue city further. The image is well exposed and has good colours and clarity. I rather like it. Bon week end.
macjake (60664) 2013-09-07 3:00
yes, this is the one!
that blueish purpleish color really strikes hard!
what an image.
I want to go up those stairs and see whats around the corner :)
love the white color contrast on the bottom left too.
thanks for posting this one, its a winner
willperrett (8017) 2013-09-07 3:59
You're my next-door neighbour today! Well: la vie en bleu. I think you're right about the colours being more intense at night, and the domestic local details add another dimension to a very attractive shot.
subhendu_bagchi (25973) 2013-09-07 4:05
a nice and tight composition here. Like your blue city which is full with mystery. Great light strips are coming from left, which made the atmosphere here. The combined effect of street & moonlight is great. A superb frame, really enjoyable. Tfs.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-09-07 4:09
una composizione perfetta nella quale sei stato molto bravo anche nella ripresa (1/8 di secondo), senza per questo sacrificare la nitidezza e la conseguente definizione dell'immagine.
Un mix di colori eccellente che colpisce per il particolare accostamento e per la forte intensità.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dkmurphys (52285) 2013-09-07 4:21
A lovely scene from that unique place. I've read about it, it sure deserves a visit.
Have a fine weekend.
timecapturer (49288) 2013-09-07 4:57
this is wonderful! A blue setting that has such sumptuous and delicious shades, but it is the little blast of colour that makes it so captivating and beautifully original. Stunning imagery!
Enjoy the weekend - Brian.
pierrefonds (59834) 2013-09-07 5:00
The steps are ging depth and perspectibe to the scene. The point of view is showing the details and colours of the wall, of the baskets and of the table. The surrounding light is making the colours to stand out. Have a nice day.
goodwill (4226) 2013-09-07 5:04
A beautiful demonstration of still life, with the stairs presenting the extra height.
Its is the exposure which counts the most in shots like this.
This seems to be the point where the dynamic range of a SLR is tested.
Miguel82 (26546) 2013-09-07 5:04
The blue city? Jaipur?!!
Happy to discover another blue city Chris, your picture has superb colors and shows a little street inside of the Medina, regards
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-09-07 7:11
I am in love with this color. Each time I see something from Morocco, I swear it will be my next trip. Your photograph is evocative and dreamy ~ thanks for posting this morning.
ourania (35890) 2013-09-07 8:17
this colour is magical, it looks so full and substantial and affects everything near it in an enchanting way. You discovered a beautiful back alley and your remark about the effect the lighting has on this magical blue is very interesting. You've captured various different shades and I also like very much the subtle shadows. Depth and framing are superb too. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great weekend,
cornejo (35179) 2013-09-07 9:42
Hi Chris, great composition interesting city in blue, perfectly captured in this beautiful image with very good sharpness, depth, light and color. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good morning and happy Sunday.
Best wishes from southern Spain.
Silvio1953 (129414) 2013-09-07 9:56
Ciao Chris, lovely and original composition with nice objects, excellent perspective, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
siudzi (34131) 2013-09-07 10:53
The title perfectly fits to the scene. It's simple but also very well composed and taken with with a good sense of depth. Intensive blue tone makes it so eye-catching! Excellent post!
Nicou (128968) 2013-09-07 20:55
quel bleu dans cette rue sueprbe image le sol et les façades et les paniers au sol la petite table décorative une splendeur sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
fabbs99 (16815) 2013-09-07 21:34
Wonderful shot of the blue way.I love the baskets strewn here and there.Good lighting and dof with nice details in night hours. Well done, TFS.
jjcordier (78390) 2013-09-07 22:43
Très belle composition en bleu. La faible lumière du soir donne des ombres plus douces qu'en pleine journée et donne de très jolies couleurs à l'ensemble.
emka (85311) 2013-09-08 0:07
Hello chris, As Miguel, I think rather about Jodhpur as the blue city. But even in Jodhpur there are no blue streets, I mean the path here is also blue. fantastic view. and these baskets and small colourful table look as if it was prepared for a photographer. Charming shot. And isn't it fun that you show the photos from Europe (well, not this time) and I from Queensland?
I wish you a beautiful Sunday
adores (40428) 2013-10-06 14:44
I've never been here, but I really must:)! Well done! I like the composition with the little table and the baskets in foreground and the blue walls really situate us.
Dolphina (79) 2013-10-10 4:32
like from the fairy tale :)