‘Marrakech - The touch’
Hereby my impression of the famous ‘bleu Majorelle’. The pic is taken at the place of origin of the name, the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. I specially liked the combination with the artistic framework and with the red flowers.
The light was very strong and I realise the flowers are insufficient sharp but I was really struck by this beautiful colour combination (and I'm only a casual snap shooter who still has to learn so much).
Perhaps the picture in the workshop makes up for it. It shows more ‘bleu Majorelle’ of the museum seen from the garden.
The Majorelle Garden is a botanical garden in Marrakech, another oasis in the bustling city. The garden was designed by the French artist Jacques Majorelle in 1924.
The cobalt blue colour in which many parts of the garden and his studio are painted, is named after him: 'bleu Majorelle' ('Majorelle blue')
The beauty of the place lies in the combination of the lush vegetation and the many architectural elements that are an alliance of sobriety and traditional Moroccan art.
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mauro61 (52623) 2011-07-10 23:42
splendida immagine che colpisce per il suo colore e per il perfetto accoppiamento tra la lavorata e artistica cancellata e i fiori a margine,
dta (63470) 2011-07-10 23:47
Bonjour Paul ,
C'est très beau ça ! Si simple , mais si bien capturé . les couleurs vives , le graphisme en font un tableau magnifique .
besnard (52211) 2011-07-11 0:24
Un très joli cliché de cette couleur emblématique du jardin Majorelle. Il manque juste une touche de jaune. Une bonne idée d'avoir ajouté le fleurs qui donnent une nouvelle touche de couleur.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
siudzi (32645) 2011-07-11 0:46
What an amazing colors you have achieved here! Really great visual effect has been built up. Well done.
yquem46 (38382) 2011-07-11 2:07
Nice association of the Majorelle blue wall and the white ironed window with the bush of red flowers concentrated in the opposite corner
Quite a colorimetric contrast for a graphic and elegant shot
Have a nice day
timecapturer (45633) 2011-07-11 3:16
such stand out colours in this stunning image. The clarity is amazing as is the sharpness which makes it so distinctive and effective. Excellent light management, perfectly controlled. A vibrant and captivating shot beautifully presented.
Have a great week - Brian
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-11 3:26
Dag best Paul,
Le superbe "bleu Majorelle" très bien capté avec cet excellent cadrage. Le contraste avec le blanc de la grimme et surtout le rouge des roses met encore mieux ce bleu en valeur. Un plaisir pour les yeux! Et pour moi, un souvenir de la visite de ces jardins.
Sergiom (55279) 2011-07-11 4:57
Une bien jolie composition. J'aime bien la petite ligne rouge qui sert de cadre, les fleurs superbes et la texture dans le mur bleu. Le fer forgé est magnifique.
peppe59 (14551) 2011-07-11 11:44
very intense colors very beautiful, great light management, excellent presentation.
Jeppo (17639) 2011-07-11 12:21
I love this blue intense tone...with the white and the flower colours that provide a great contrast.
a minimalistic...but very effective shot
lakshmip1949 (19110) 2011-07-11 12:30
I like this vibrant blue wall with that white metal grill. Nice red flowers on the side. Nice composition with sharp image.
Ricx (13495) 2011-07-11 13:19
Hi Paul, just brilliant- what a wonderful colour blue-- such fine detail and a great note.. It deserves all the attention it is getting. well done Rich
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-11 13:33
décidemment,les jardins majorelles sont une source inépuisable pour de très belles photos. Le bleu,la grille en fer forgé blanche et les fleurs roses sont une superbe combinaison d'art et de couleurs ,et c'est mis en valeur par une lumière magnifique.
Sonata11 (33179) 2011-07-11 17:06
what a splendid composition with an amazing blue color, white pattern and gorgeous red flowers. Fantastic image. I like it a lot.
All the best,
adores (34736) 2011-07-11 18:07
A simple detail that you framed really well! And the colours here are just great!
emka (73761) 2011-07-11 23:01
Hi Paul, Fantastic this impression from Majoelle. I like this blue wall with onamented window and fantastic touch of the flowers. Chaming composition.
s_lush (16134) 2011-07-11 23:04
What a wonderful combination of colors in this beautiful and very aesthetic pattern that consists of natural and man-made element! A very good idea to capture such a lovely scene, excellent composition, absolutely superb colors and perfect quality of the picture!
Atousa (7123) 2011-07-12 3:53
Lovely striking colors... nice graphic n a creative composition..it is both beautiful n pleasant.. thank you.
Best regards, Atousa
marina7 (8051) 2011-07-13 0:23
This is an amazing postcard from the Majorelle garden. I fell in love with that stunning place the moment I saw it. Its electric blue and yellow combination catches your eye instantly and the setting is awesome. Your presentation is very original here as you substituted that famous yellow for a touch of red in that blooming tree which is positioned so perfectly in your picture. Masterly done, love it.
Thanks and have a nice day,
RhodieIke (11512) 2011-07-13 3:29
Hi Paul, Super capture of this fantastic place, (went a few months ago)Love the colours and yes the super rose,Well done, reminds me what I read about this country, Welcome my friends to Marrakesh gateway to Morroco,
Trains to Casablanca, Fez the deserts and the snow,
A city where the well fed shop amongst the famished,
Where hungry desperate disease ridden begars have not vanished,
The harrowing sound of prayers as muslims try avoiding hell,
Djama el Fa with its unique sights sounds and smells,
Hundreds of people and willing to show you the way,
This is of course assuming your willing to pay,
10 dirhams for the first few kids doesnt seem to bad,
But the street urchings eventually make you feel quite sad,
So as I write this watching the crowds and drinking mint tea,
The sun is setting on the mosque as morrocans drink coffee,
Welcome to Marrakesh with culture and customs different to my own,
Welcome to Morroco a country that feels half the world away from home.Have a nice day, Cheers Iain.
tober (8797) 2011-07-13 4:56
Hello Paul, one can feel the warmness of the souks of Marakech while looking at this lovely photo. The cobalt blue is very unique and I liked the contrast of those beautiful flowers against the wall. Congratulations and best regards, Tolga
Charo (51210) 2011-07-13 14:08
This capture is an explosion of light and color.
Very beautiful composition with excellent texture and great contrast. Very well seen and done!
billakos773 (253) 2011-07-14 10:03
A SUPERB COMBINATION OF COLORS,SPECIALY THE BLUE,GOOD LIGHT AND DETAILS,ALSO CONTRAST!!
macjake (52920) 2011-07-14 12:37
i remember seeing very similar scenes while in Tunis Tunisia.
the title for your photo is the best!
striking colors and lighting for sure!
TopGeo (38192) 2011-07-14 14:44
Hello Paul! Beautiful, interesting and original shot! Great composition and framing, great subject with blue and flowers! Perfect light management, wonderful colours, wonderful idea!
Graal (95565) 2011-07-15 0:13
beautiful effect. Simple composition and pleasant view. Friends all told You. I like this photowork, too.
Have a nice day.
sacimar (25975) 2011-07-15 10:08
this is a beautiful image, I like the colors and composition, it´s an eye-catching picture, well done,
delpeoples (52731) 2011-07-16 2:01
What a simple yet very attractive composition. The ming blue colours are stunning and contrast beautifully with the white grill and pink flowers. A well-seen photo, very artistic.
bebbetto (12) 2011-07-16 3:37
Incredible eye catching image. The colors are very much saturated but this is what is needed for such kind of picture. The oblique framing is very nice.
adramad (35625) 2011-07-16 16:14
The touch of elegance and good taste to build this frame so ideal and strong attraction is obvious, I like the pretty graphics that produces the white fence on the blue wall, the bouquet of flowers at the upper, a touch of beauty and color harmony with others.
Good management of light and color level optimal. Elegant presentation framework to enhance the work.
Enjoy the weekend.
COSTANTINO (51918) 2011-07-18 10:15
what could I say for this marvellous shot
the amazing blue color makes the dynamic
contrast,the clarity is amazing
bergese (6699) 2011-07-19 10:47
J'adore ce bleu avec cette lumiere extraordinaire qui met en évidence le fer forgé.Tu as intégré judicieusement les fleurs en laissant la part belle au mur tout en apportant de la couleur.Bravo à toi.
Bonne soirée Isabelle
josepmarin (57583) 2011-07-20 1:37
the chromatic power that offers us your composition is really impressive.
I like the dominant blue of the wall and its strong contrast with the white grating and the red flowers.
The light and the shades give a very attractive aspect to this wall.
Good close-up, with a great sharpness.
It is a beautiful work, I like it.
danos (83575) 2011-07-21 2:47
the blue is one of the the characteristic colours of the city.I like the white iron window to be found on the saturated blue wall and the brush-strokes of the nearby plant to decorates so pleasantly the image.
Have a good afternoon,Danos
paololg (31448) 2011-07-22 7:22
Ciao dear Paul,
the vividness of this blue is simply fantastic, as it's truly impressive the sharpness of this perfect embroidery wrought iron. I appreciate especially the photographic composition, with red flowers in the top and the pleasant combination of colors. Congratulations!
Ciao, have a nice weekend!
shevchenko (19051) 2011-07-24 20:57
Good contrast between the reddish flowers with the blue wall, what an attractive shot in vivid color, lovely old window, distinct image, creative frame, well done.
Juntas (7958) 2011-07-28 9:30
Hi Paul. Great coposition. Light was very well caught, details on the window? are very good, framing is wonderful and the beautiful blue is really something. I also like the workshop very much. Well done.
Have a nice evening.
npecanhuk (61562) 2011-08-02 5:38
Wonderful minimalist picture!
Excellent management of light!
TFS - congrats,
annjackman (18153) 2011-08-06 11:52
The cobalt blue is stunning - it looks freshly painted. The white grill and the pink flowers work well. I particularly enjoy the texture and shadows that you have caught on the wall - excellent exposure and sharpness.
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2011-08-06 23:25
beautiful contrast of colors and details, well management of the difficult light.
kiks (11749) 2011-08-08 7:18
What a exlosion of color. The contrast of the blue with the withe iron work and the pink bourganville is realy magic.
jemaflor (81352) 2011-08-08 8:54
Ce jardin est magnifique avec ce bleu inimitable, bien le cadrage avec cette belle ornementation et ces fleurs dont la teinte contraste de belle façon avec le fond bleu, parfaite netteté.
Bournazel (6373) 2011-08-11 6:33
on devine les jardins Marjorelle et le bleu si particulier des la miniature !!
skippy007 (12510) 2011-08-16 1:56
Hello Paul, Very beautiful vibrant colours both in this & WS version, as you said flowers not as sharp as they could be but this is more about the colour contrast than anything else. A stunning & artistic image with a visual effect that is eye-catching. Bravo
Angshu (54909) 2011-08-16 4:34
Wonderful the colour palette with the cobal blue wall & the pink flowers...could not be more contrasting! Yes, the flowers are a bit blurred, but doesn't matter that much as its the colours which are important! "I'm only a casual snap shooter who still has to learn so much" is actually a statement on your humbleness!
dip (23528) 2011-10-02 15:08
a wonderful shot with amazing vivid colors!
very well framed and composed,
Glint (6163) 2011-11-15 12:38
knock out colours here! A graphically pleasing image. I like its minimalism.
jmdias (52918) 2011-11-29 15:48
I visited this place and I remember this window. nice colors and framing here, a photo full of beauty and simplicity.
Schnappilic (9686) 2011-12-05 4:01
Lovely composition with vivid colors. Well seen and done!
Hanssie (10325) 2013-05-09 1:14
Fantastic coloured and detailed !
GiovanniG (2375) 2013-09-07 18:42
What a fine collection of captures you've achieved. It was difficult to select just one but I picked this because of it's simplicity and vivid colors. Very well selected and shot sir.
- Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) (20711)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-04-13
- Categories: Nature, Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S1 IS
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2011-07-10 23:31
- Favorites: 3 [view]