Before we continuo our journey through the orient in the exotic streets of Marrakesh we take a little break at Jardin Majorelle in the new town.
In 1919 the french painter Jaques Majorelle fell in love with Marrakesh and moved there. Four years later he started a special garden with strong, deep saturated colors (the famous Majorelle blue) and plants and cacti from all over the world. This avantgardiste garden today is owned by the Yves St. Laurent trust and is open to the puplic.
According to our Riad host, the best time to visit is over lunchtime as the big tour groups are then at lunch and the garden less crowded. I was a bit skeptical as the harsh midday light of Morocco can be quite unforgiving. And right I was, the strong colors of the garden where a real challenge for every camera. Can you belief that I had to downgrade saturation in this composition by quite a lot in postproduction or you would need your sunglasses to look at it.
In the WS you find the originally saturated file.
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SnapRJW (30609) 2014-04-22 21:52
Hello Daniel - This is such a photogenic location and I like your approach here. You give equal weight to the strong colouful shapes of the hard landscape and the soft contrasting vegetation. A vibrant and attractive look at this special place.
jemaflor (82802) 2014-04-22 23:12
un lieu magnifique que tu nous présente de belle façon sur ta photo, la composition est bien équilibrée et les teintes parfaitement rendues avec cette belle luminosité, c'est bien fait.
emka (76147) 2014-04-22 23:22
Hello Daniel, Striking colours of this Majorelle gardens. Beautiful cacti and amazing blue pot. Fantastic place.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Royaldevon (28243) 2014-04-23 1:28
Good Morning Daniel,
A wonderful strong photograph, where vibrant red leads to equally strong blues. The soft green foliage is the complete antithesis of these colours and is composed in such a way that it links them harmoniously.
A fine crop.
Have a great day,
jhm (137464) 2014-04-23 3:29
Your original picture is for my the most beautiful, but she are both nice.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
photographer_sg (3529) 2014-04-23 4:10
this is a splendid composition with so many interesting shapes and lovely vibranr colours. beautiful contrast provided by the surrounding vegetation with the group of cacti forming a great focal point.
thanks for sharing and have a nice day.
Cricri (104209) 2014-04-23 10:02
Un endroit vraiment magnifique, la beauté des couleurs et la variétés des plantes exotiques en fait un lieu enchanteurs, j'ai aimée cet endroit, très jolie présentation
kasianowak (5784) 2014-04-29 1:13
Looks like a lovely green oasis in Marrakech. The colours are lovely, it's almost hard to believe, if not for your note and WS that they have not been saturated in post production. Portrait format suits the subject.
- Copyright: Daniel Solinger (marabu61) (8037)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-06
- Camera: Nikon D90, Tamron 18-270mm, Hama Circular Polarizer 72 mm
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-22 14:42