Sometimes the only way of photographing a local person in Morocco,without getting told off, is to take a photo whilst the individual is taking a nap.
The decorative artwork everywhere in Morocco is astounding.
Rissani is a town in eastern Morocco, located near Erfoud. It is in the region of Er-Rachidia, and is the closest town of significant size to the Erg Chebbi, the largest sand desert in Morocco. Its population in 2004 was 20,469.
The mausoleum of the founder of the Alaouite Dynasty of Morocco, Moulay Ali Cherif, is located on the southern edge of town.
These arches and niche are part of the mausoleum complex.
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rbassin (18183) 2013-10-11 4:03
voici une très belle photo, vous avez eu un bon réflexe de saisir cet instant de sieste; le décor architectural est somptueux.
siudzi (33627) 2013-10-11 4:17
This scene is absolutely impressive and perfectly captured with a great sense of the moment! The man looks so peaceful and he was presented very well with the amazing architecture around. Fantastic work! Bravo!
timecapturer (48840) 2013-10-11 4:54
like this! A beautifully compelling and wondrously constructed composition. Glorious curves and symmetry to add to the charm and effect here. Executed and presented magnificently.
Have a great weekend - Brian.
delpeoples (53009) 2013-10-11 5:05
hehehehe you naughty man taking a photo of this poor sleeping beauty. I'd kill you if you did that to me. But you didn't, and we're left with a wonderfully natural daily life photo, aswell as an impressive document of the beauty and character of the mosque. This is a delight to behold, as is the clever play of light and shadow. Wonderful shot, congrats.
SnapRJW (31201) 2013-10-11 5:25
Hi Klaudio - This is a triumph. I am really impressed by the detail here and can say nothing more than WOW! Have a great weekend Rosemary
baclama (18057) 2013-10-11 5:42
tres belle composition avec une lumiere tres douce, un cadrage bien calculé...
rigoletto (34255) 2013-10-11 6:33
it is interesting to see people sleeping in mosques, as it is not a usual habit of mosque-goers in turkey (though i also witnessed it in morocco). you also made a good point, a bit sarcastic, about the non-photographability of moroccan people. the typical architecture is lovely and amazingly detailed. i like a lot your off-centered composition.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-10-11 8:07
A glorious capture of a beautiful artwork.
The golden lamp is nicely placed in the frame against off-white designs of the wall. What a great composition with the curves of the arches and the pillars. Great light management too.
It is humorous of you to add the sleeping man in this meticulously arranged set up.
goodwill (4224) 2013-10-11 9:01
TFS a great idea, of clicking locals when they are taking a nap.
What happens if the sole person is the zoo owner, he/she is taking a nap, and the apes stealing the keys with a stick.........think of it.
The artwork is glorious, and the curves inviting.
Still I am in the dilemma whether to crop the shot from right or not.
yquem46 (38734) 2013-10-11 9:18
Beautiful tout simplement
bon WE, amicalement
emka (79016) 2013-10-11 23:37
Hi Klaudio, Superb composition, what a wonderful decoration, it looks like a lace in marble. perfect composition and how lucky you were with this man sleeping. Marvelous work.
Romano46 (18454) 2013-10-12 4:49
una immagine dalla composizione molto fine e dalla ripresa molto ben fatta che evidenzia al massimo la finezza delle decorazioni della moschea.
Un taglio interessante ed i colori con toni molto fini si aggiungono alla interessante composizione determinando un ottimo risultato.
Ciao e buon fine settimana
dkmurphys (49372) 2013-10-12 5:32
Lovely spotted moment. A true attractive daily life scene. The decorations are amazing. Well taken, have a fine weekend.
worldcitizen (6985) 2013-10-12 12:33
This style of artwork is so beautiful and intricate. I like the different sections, each with a distinct pattern. The gold lamp is also very nice. It's lucky that there was a sleeping man to include in the scene. :-) I like the way the light is filtering through, as well.
mesutilgim (84442) 2013-10-12 15:34
Nice capture from Marocco with good pov and nice side light. Perfect sharpness and nice detials ! The man is most probably waiting for the next prayer time !
TFS and have a nice weekend
npecanhuk (65594) 2013-10-12 15:37
Wonderful picture with special regards to the oustanding exposure, vertical format, chosen pov and, of course, composition!
TFS - congrats,
Enjoy your Sunday,
ktanska (24758) 2013-10-13 10:48
Quite impressive place, those decorations have so much tne details. Careful framing. Light is surprisingly even giving good result. And your 'model' is well placed.
Gigidusud (15891) 2013-10-13 15:04
Très jolie photo avec un bel effet graphique et un excellent cadrage. Bravo!
Merci pour le partage,
ifege (10225) 2013-10-14 1:52
Beautifuly caught Klaudio
Both the flopped guy and the Islamic detail are great. Great composition.
dekanski (3322) 2013-10-14 9:49
svala čast, pravo mali remek delo! Sve na svom mestu, tehnički odlično!
Angshu (55669) 2013-10-16 22:54
This is as cool as it can get :-)
Fantastic architecture and details. I liked the way you composed and framed the shot with the repeating columns and curved arches...but the coolest of all has to be the man taking a rest in the shade...
jcpix (13662) 2013-10-18 18:11
What a great shot, and one that brings a smile considering this is probably something we've all done at one point or another. :) By your account too, it would seem to be the safest time to grab this candid and well planned photo. Not only is the daily life aspect captured, but it would seem to be a very conscious composition which has included so much pattern and detail to accompany the human element. A brilliant shot, very well done indeed! Have a great weekend.
All the best,
kato (11630) 2013-10-18 23:10
Hi dear Klaudio,
This is another your good collection, so it's interesting and impressive to see the wall of arabesque method which repeated the geometrical pattern and kept beautiful color combination. It is made the symbol of common faith of Islamic people, and seems to be a symbol of the view of the world which traditional Islamic culture has shown. And, it's good at contrast with floor color. It's specual funny bonus for the man who is taking a nap in floor.
InasiaJones (31448) 2013-10-21 3:27
First, you have found a very beautiful interior with impressive details. It's truly awesome.
Then I like your composition, featuring well balanced elements and meticulously framed scene. And of course, the day sleeper is the ideal touch that adds a layer of interest and a quirky touch.
tober (8797) 2013-10-22 13:03
Hi Klaudio, very authentic photo with oriental atmosphere and excellent geometrical patterns in it. The arches and columns in the frame is located perfectly in the frame. The relaxing local person is the bonus ! Congratulations, Tolga
ourania (31137) 2013-10-22 13:37
I love the elaborate decoration and the way it's exalted by your elegant composition. The rhythmical patterns of the architecture and the decoration create a lovely and peaceful atmosphere that's relaxing for the soul and the spirit (and I'm not just saying this because of the effect they had on the gentleman:) I also like very much how the bright daylight is filtred and appeased in this area. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-11-30 18:35
haha, great title ~ and great capture, too, klaudio :)
the sleeping beauty here threatens to steal all the attention, and he shouldn't, because you've done a beautiful job structuring this shot. the patterns and the geometry are amazing ~ terrific work, congratulations on a successful and unusual shot!