‘Marrakech - The souks that never sleep’
I think that the shops in the souks do close sometime but no matter how late or how early we were there, we always saw a great activity.
Even if your budget is rather limited and your shopping list is short, the souks offer visitors a fascinating insight into the culture and the daily life of the Marrakchi, more specifically into the ‘haggling aspect’ in the commercial culture.
Travellers have the opportunity to buy some authentic local wares but many of them return repeatedly just to enjoy the sights, the sounds, the aromas and the atmosphere of the souks.
The picture lacks sharpness but I think it shows a little bit the atmosphere I enjoyed there in those bustling market streets.
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Sonata11 (33969) 2011-07-03 22:46
this market is a very busy with interesting colors,
Great shot. I like it a very much so.
All the best,
Graal (103036) 2011-07-03 23:24
amazing view, good reportage and shot by night. Amazing night life in Marrakech. Fine colourful image. I like it.
Have a nice day.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-04 0:38
Dag best Paul,
Superbe image nocturne avec ces couleurs et surtout ces lumières joliment colorées qui ressortent à merveille dans le noir de la nuit. l'image montre bien l'animation du souk qui fourmille d'objets divers. Bonne ingération du minaret joliment décentré vers la gauche. une très belle image, très intéressante et qui atteste de ta grande maîtrise technique.
Vriendelijk en goed week,
jhm (156520) 2011-07-04 3:11
Dit is bijna een plaatje uit the sprookjes boeken, zeer mooi samengesteld, zeker met de zwate achtergrond.
Perfecte compositie, en aangenamen kleuren.
Dit heeft u zeer goed gedaan,, bedankt.
ikeharel (74775) 2011-07-04 5:09
my congratulations on this magnificent and "bussy" night photo, full of life, vivid colors, excelent illumination and perfect clear details.
Sergiom (84445) 2011-07-04 5:50
Un point de vue parfait sur cette partie du souk en soirée. La lumière est parfaitement gérée et fait bien ressortir toutes ces couleurs merveilleuses. Que de choses à vendre et le plaisir de la négociation.
mauro61 (52857) 2011-07-04 9:08
bella e piena di vita l'immagine di questo angolo di città.
La luce e i colori hanno un grande effetto sulla scena che tu rappresenti al meglio,
FlyPrm (391) 2011-07-04 12:05
Good evening Paul,
You've chosen an excellent point of view to photograph the market.It is possible to see many interesting details thanks to clarity and the good details. I like the colours.
UlfE (14641) 2011-07-04 13:54
Excellent and very vivid scene. I love all the activities and people everywhere. The image quality is perhaps not the best, However, image quality is not everything in photography. Your photo has other qualities that outweigh this. TFS and have nice week!
Charo (51212) 2011-07-04 14:38
The environment night of the bazaar, is impressive, great lighting, colors, and very active.
The perspective is unique and a very good light.
adramad (47668) 2011-07-05 7:55
Really superb, this picture's night bazaar, beautiful effect of all this great variety of items in the stalls, the presence of people makes vivid the composition, good POV in which the mosque tower puts the Muslim touch the place .
Great management of exposure to light, it gives you an interesting range of color with the added effect of the lights. Well done.
Have a great evening.
dip (23890) 2011-07-05 14:31
nice nocturnal shot,full of colors and people!
very good choice of POV,
anokutan (15097) 2011-07-06 2:34
My congratulations on this magnificent and night photo, full of life, vivid colors and perfect clear details.
abmdsudi (56334) 2011-07-06 3:32
I love the mix of artificial lighting and the effect to the white balance. Good shutter speed to show a bit of movements in this lively hectic looking place. Impressive high pov with the focal of interest is rightly in place with some interesting background subjects. The exposure is good in excellent clarity, crispy sharp with the buildings lights in nice varied colours and the contrast to dark sky area is stunning. Fabulous night shot. Congrats
emka (102606) 2011-07-06 23:30
Ho Paul, This souk sleeps - during the day. It is on evening and night it is so busy. Fascinating place and this photo shows is perfectly. A lot of details here. it must be fun to sit in this cafe up there and observe all this.
lousat (94730) 2011-07-07 15:15
Hi Paul,very brilliant night pic from the Marrakech souks,i like a lot the great colors and the excellent composition so full of people and elements.Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano.
kordinator (21295) 2011-07-08 1:59
Lovely dinamics composition full of life.Excellent shot by night.
Perfect timing and light managment.
Amazing atmosphere you captured in market street.
Best regards my friend
Fis2 (102352) 2011-07-09 7:32
Good reportorial photo.
I like this daily life shot.
Have anice weekend
Disabled_A (0) 2011-07-09 12:36
what an attractive jolly view! I don't care much about the technical aspects of the image in this case.. it's really the atmosphere, the mood that matters :)
An very well chosen POV and composition.
So many colours, so much light! This photo creates the feeling of a holiday /a festive occasion :)
Have a nice weekend!
williewhistler (16404) 2011-07-09 14:28
Hello Paul,although not of the very highest quality this shot has everything needed for a super travel shot.
Loads of detail and interest,a beauty.
Best wishes Les.
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-11 13:29
malgré un ciel un peu bruité,il n'y en a pas moins une ambiance colorée et complètement magique,qui donne envie de se perdre dans le souk.J'aime beaucoup.
danyy (0) 2011-07-11 23:58
ils fleurissent même en Europe maintenant les souks et l'expression pour représenter le désordre quelque par est même devenue "C'est le souk, ici".
Belle photo nocturne vivante avec des lumières et des couleurs efficaces;
claudeD (40311) 2011-07-12 11:04
Very good everyday life shot from the souks of Marrakech.I like your very good light managment.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Nard (6972) 2011-07-13 5:52
Une photo dense et chargée de couleurs qui fait bien ressortir le "bazar" présent dans ce souk et la frénésie qui y règne. C'est vivant, lumineux, coloré et il y a un beau contraste avec le ciel noir.
wolf38 (31296) 2011-07-15 1:30
Hello Paul. Morocco is mostly ocher. Marrakech is also colorful. The big market is a colorful mix of exotic everyday life. Everything here is full of atmosphere. The text to the photo is very informative. Overall, a good shot. Rgds, Wolfgang.
billakos773 (253) 2011-07-15 3:43
A LOVELY SHOT FROM THE TOWN'S NIGHT LIFE!!
AMAZING COLORS AND CONTRAST,DETAILS..........
mkamionka (39145) 2011-07-16 9:17
fantastic work. I like the variety of colors. There is so much going on in here, literally so many levels. The photo well illustrates the business of the souk. The tower adds some characteristic and recognizable element here. Excellent composition,
agjika (3177) 2011-07-17 2:42
Thanks for bringing us these wonderful photos from Marocco.
This is a great and colourful shot. Also it has amolst that operatic feel to it.
Gert POV, colours and composition.
raszid62 (18515) 2011-07-19 14:54
My life's dream is to one day go to Morocco and to experience these amazing climates of ,,The Stories of the Thousand and One Nights''.
Superbly photographed in ancient Arabic souk in town Marakesh. How many colors here, light and movement in the hot Arabian nights.
Image I really like.
cornejo (44659) 2011-08-02 10:32
Paul greetings. A beautiful night image of the souk of this beautiful and interesting city. A good and interesting picture very well composed and taken. A good and beautiful work, congratulations. Have a good day, thanks for sharing.
sacimar (27501) 2011-08-06 3:03
great image of this interesting place, I like the different things we can see here, and the people around the square, well seen,
delpeoples (59186) 2011-08-08 4:22
Hallo dear Paul
This is wonderful, so full of life, dynamism and colour. There is so much to look at and you have captured this exotic atmosphere so well. Congratulations.
limielski (0) 2011-08-09 13:22
Beautiful shot, colorful, dynamic and very impressive - showing a night life in Marrakech.
This picture is really alive.
Waylim (25502) 2011-08-20 15:20
this photo takes me right back to Marrakesh, walking the alleys of the souks, getting lost in the different alley, looking at all the activity. this photo depict the atmosphere jsut perfectly.
krzychu30 (15512) 2011-08-21 23:48
that´s what we associate with Morocco and Marrakech.Typical Arabic bazaar with many stalls,in whose life goes on long after sunset.I like the way you captured it.Very good POV and excellent chosen exposition,which makes the whole composition bright and clear.It conveys well the atmosphere of this place.Well done!
Have a nice day
boa (7543) 2011-08-27 13:35
this shot really conveys an "exotic" and interesting atmosphere. I can almost feel the atmosphere of shopping, smells of food and probably music. Fine Pov with a good overview of this souk and a good note also,Tfs !
Have a nice evening.
jmdias (66351) 2011-12-18 12:54
I ever avoid nocturn walks and prefer spend my hours in the day light, anyway I know this square had more life at night and it is a pity my hotel was so far to enjoy it for some minutes or more.
yes, despite some troubles the image is full of nice details of the moment and the life in the souks, we can go there for while watching the image. TFS.
jcpix (13930) 2013-10-12 20:17
A scene and an image such as this completely overshadows any technical deficiencies...and really, the digital noise is quite minimal considering the exposure time. I'm much more interested in the lively activity and lights, there's so much to enjoy about this shot, and a lot of fun to scan over the many interesting aspects and elements that are in play. A well chosen vantage point and strong composition to showcase the market and its upbeat atmosphere. I like the stark contrast of the colors against the black sky and the blurred movement from a few shoppers. A really energetic photo, nicely done! Hope you're having a good weekend. Take care.
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (30713)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-16
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/5 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-03 21:48
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