One of my old scanned photos from Essaouira.
Known as Mogador until the 18th century, Essaouira was occupied by the Portuguese in the 16th century and still shows traces of this occupation.
In an exceptional setting on the Atlantic coastline rocky peninsula defying the waves this old Portuguese town surprises you with its unexpected architecture and cannons pointed out over the open sea.
This part of the city called the Sakal was founded for purely military ends. It kept watch on the ocean and preserved the city against any attack thanks to a collection of bronze European cannons constantly aimed at the ocean.
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Nicou (98775) 2013-01-30 6:07
quelle vue sur cette jetée avec d'un côté les canons antiques et de l'autre le vieux bateau superbe perspective et compo.
Bravo et amitié
cornejo (18714) 2013-01-30 11:39
Hi Marina, very nice picture of this interesting composition with interesting fortifications and the port city in the background, very well composed and very good pov. Lovely image with very good quality. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this lovely work.
Good night and happy rest of week.
Greetings from southern Spain.
krzychu30 (9399) 2013-02-01 2:16
nice to see your new photo on TE!
something different from what we used to see from Morocco(deserts,Minarretes).And I have to say your point of view of this scene appeals to me much.It´s much more than just postcard view from a seaside.Beauty of the blue sea contrasts here so nicely with the old fishing boat and these cannons standing along the pier.And the last thing I really love about it-the way you framed the scene with the horizon line at the very top of the frame-for me a masterpiece!
PS.I´ve just came back from Hong Kong.Was really great.The city is amazing.Once again for your advices.I visited also Lantau Island to get rest from a busy city.
Have a nice day
Miguel82 (8595) 2013-02-01 8:45
Interesting historical note
Good framing and pov is excellent
Sharp photo, light, contrast and colors are excellent
Have a nice day
abmdsudi (27118) 2013-02-02 5:23
This picture shows a bit of the scale to the defence line which is the main feature along the coastal area with extra interests in backdrop. It's a pleasant enough scene well captured and nicely balanced, the colours are nice and the focus is as it should be, taken from excellent viewpoint with excellent lead and depth. A good enough image and lots of quality, beautiful setting & picture tone. Well done. TFS