I'm back from a week in Morocco ! Before going in the deserts in the souht of Morocco, I stayed three days in Marrakech. And when you think about Marrakech, you think about its famous souks ! In rural places the souks are held weekly most of the time, but in Marrakech they are permanent. Marrakech souks are in the medina (the old town), mostly between Jemaa el-Fna square and Ben Youssef medersa (a former quranic school). They are a labyrinth of small streets, full of colours and smells, a place you have fun losing yourself ! They are divided in a few districts dedicated to one guild : jewels, leather, clothes, slippers, ironworks, carpets, spices, etc... You can also find a few food shops such as this shop of eastern pastries (note the portrait of the King of Morocco on the right, something you can see in many shops in Morocco). Souks are the right place for good deals ... providing that you a good bargainer ! Actually the prices are not displayed, so you have to negociate with the seller and agree for the good price. And of course the souks sellers are very experimented for that !
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jhm (141921) 2013-11-02 2:20
This is absolutely not easy for take these picture, but you did this wonderful.
The seller and his products come perfect in image.
I like these picture through the diversity of the colours and composition wonderful.
You play excellent with light and shade.
Nice perspective and depth picture.
Lovely done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
siudzi (34119) 2013-11-02 2:43
Great capture here executed with good level of details even the light conditions were so poor. The man looks quite natural and seems that he had no problem with being photographed. Superb image! TFS.
Have a nice weekend!
gojo (1769) 2013-11-02 2:58
Very attractive Souk shot!
Fine details, and great light.
jemaflor (87291) 2013-11-02 3:10
c'est bien présenté, bon angle, parfaite exposition et intéressante attitude du marchand, cet étalage donne envie d'y gouter ...
trevormoffiet (3112) 2013-11-02 3:44
A very good well-balanced composition with much to explore. I like the low POV for this shot. I could imagine that it is a view that a child would have.The directed lighting onto the seller and the seller's stack of produce certainly enhances the image.
mkamionka (31457) 2013-11-02 13:00
fantastic souk scene. I like the low light which adds to the mysterious feeling. This is such an incredible jump now from the cold Iceland to the hot Morocco! Great capture here very attractively framed as well. The man seems to be focus on arranging his products in a precise way. Great exposition too.
Zucca (8) 2013-11-02 13:28
Rien de tel, pour prendre des forces avant de partir découvrir le désert, que la dégustation de ces pâtisseries orientales, dont les formes variées et les couleurs attrayantes mettent l'eau à la bouche ! Il y en a même qui ressemblent à des carottes ! Excellente note et belle présentation de cet étal.
parvatibb (1387) 2013-11-02 14:25
I guess you are one of the lucky guys that manage to take a photo of man in Morrocco and probably he won the negotiantion :)
Great details and great light.
Have nice Sunday!
lgir (6949) 2013-11-03 9:40
des pâtisseries orientales, mon péché mignon ;)
Jolie capture sur cet étal avec une bonne gestion de la lumière pour un excellent rendu des couleurs.
Merci pour ce partage "gourmand".
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (19566)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-25
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Morocco / Maroc 2013
- Date Submitted: 2013-11-02 1:54