‘Marrakech - Simply red’
I've always felt a special attraction to ancient cities that are surrounded by a wall. In Marrakech I found clearly my liking.
I've already posted two pictures (one in a workshop) of the walls of Marrakech. Hereby my third (and last) one.
Why are these walls so attractive to me?
First there are of course the aspects of the protection of the town, the impressive feel of these defenses and the beauty of the entrance gates.
In Marrakech there’s also the exotic feeling with the palmtrees in front of the walls and behind them.
At least this is the case for someone coming from a northern country.
But another important aspect in Marrakech is the colour of the walls.
That colour varies depending on the time of the day and of course on the weather.
As the two other pictures posted before this one is also taken with a setting sun behind me which makes that the walls become fiery red.
A red I will never forget.
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wolf38 (31284) 2011-07-15 1:27
Hello Paul. Wall with archways and palm trees. A typical photograph of the Moroccan architecture. The red ocher is a distinctive feature. Fine composition, very beautiful colors. Rgds, Wolfgang.
ikeharel (63815) 2011-07-15 3:19
Magnificent palace's facade in fine orange tone, afternoon light enhances.
Excelent askewed perspective over - to add depth on.
mauro61 (52855) 2011-07-15 3:20
immagine ben composta con una buona tecnica.
Mi piacciono le ombre sulle mura in terra e mattoni.
rodgerg (55767) 2011-07-15 4:09
Dag best Paul,
Le célèbre rouge de Marrakesh et ses toutes aussi célèbres murailles très bien présenteé ici avec une très belle lumière et un cadrage idéal. Les ombres usr les murs ( le palmier et surtout le réverbère) donnent un très bel effet graphique.
timecapturer (49288) 2011-07-15 5:22
I love the warm tones in this beautiful composition. Love the subtle shadows on the wall, they look like they have been burnt on. This sort of colour just seems to go so well with green and light blue. Impressive image well executed.
Have a splendid weekend - regards Brian.
Sergiom (68572) 2011-07-15 5:42
J'aime bien le titre qui convient parfaitement à la couleur que ce mur reflète au coucher de soleil. Il offre une diagonale parfaite dans l'image.
sacimar (26205) 2011-07-15 10:10
the title define perfectly the image of these walls, it´s an interesting image of the city, good details and perspective,
Have a good weekend!
dip (23846) 2011-07-15 13:31
you captured very nice the scene,
I like the warm tones of the wall and the shadows on it,
brano14 (2871) 2011-07-15 19:51
Very simple,but beautiful. Nice clean colors, well chosen POV.
danos (91040) 2011-07-15 21:32
the view of the red wall is so comon in consrtuctions of Morroco, and especially in Marrakech.I like the perspective as the palm trees that decorate the image.
Have a good weekend,danos
patdeph (35748) 2011-07-16 4:58
this is also what I like,when pictures are taken with the best light,when it emphasizes the colors,and also when it makes some long shadows,like the palmtrees here on the wall.
I also agree with you,for the fascination and the feeling given by ancient and exotic city.
And this is why I like this picture very much.
bracasha75 (24585) 2011-07-16 9:19
Simpley red,simpley beautiful........excellent shot from Marrakech in Moroco
TopGeo (38216) 2011-07-17 0:23
Magnificent palace's facade in fine orange tone, Fantastic place, excellent city Great details and clear colours! ! Great POV and perspective, great framing and composition! Excellent light management, wonderful colours!
siudzi (34141) 2011-07-17 1:15
Very good shot of this impressive red wall. You have taken that work perfectly choosing a great point of view to create fantastic perspective. Well done.
baddori (20011) 2011-07-18 14:25
Nonostante questo colore sia presente in tutto il Marocco, il fascino incanta sempre .
Una Nazione Atlantici Mediterranea che unisce un misterioso oriente all'Europa ...
Ottimo POV e saturazione .
kordinator (20231) 2011-07-19 1:27
Fantastic places with this wall facade in fine orange tone and lovely palms.
Afternoon light enhances,nice soft shadows.
Excellent diagonal shot.
Lovely composition and presentation.
Best regards my friend
jhm (145092) 2011-07-19 3:19
Deze foto is technisch perfect genomen.
Het is een wonder door de lage zon dat we de schaduwen op de muur te zien krijgen.
De diagonalelijn van het gebouw zorgt voor perspectief en diepte beeld.
Ook de kleuren voelen zacht aan, de gaten in muur zorgen voor een beetje contrast.
Mooi foto werk, bedankt.
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-07-20 9:46
This reminds me of Florida. Nice palm trees around the palace. I like the red facade of the building. Nice architectural details with superb colors and tone.
jemaflor (90005) 2011-07-20 11:46
Very nice warm light, perfect for this wall, good angle, well presented and made, tfs.
gunbud (34066) 2011-07-22 7:16
Wonderfully warm light brings out the reddish wall that contrast so brilliantly with the blue sky and lovely shadows of the palms and lamppost.
Very good sharpness and detail to this exotic beauty.
anokutan (15097) 2011-07-22 9:16
You captured very nice the scene.I like the warm tones of the wall and the shadows.
lousat (83438) 2011-07-23 16:01
Hi Paul,i'm just back from Marrakech and it's a great pleasure to see a beautiful capture like that,these red walls are always a great spectacle,very very nice the palm shadow on the wall.Thanks for share,have a nice Sunday,Luciano
Mari63 (4085) 2011-07-24 14:23
Ciao Paul, molto buona la nitidezza, ottima la composizione il colore biscotto dell'edificio si armonizza molto bene con il verde e l'azzurro del cielo.
Charo (51210) 2011-07-27 16:13
It's a nice view of the increased red wall in the evening light.
Wonderful contrast with the sky and palm trees that adorn the set.
Excellent light and sharpness.
s_lush (16134) 2011-08-06 11:05
The elements of this scene say a lot about the city's age and its climate through the old wall and such an exotically looking palm-trees. Excellent composition, warm sunset light, beautiful colors, perfect quality and very informative and even philosophic note!
axiotea (21649) 2011-08-06 11:45
Bon angle de vue sur ce mur qui traverse l'image, créant ainsi une diagonale intéressante dans le cadre. J'apprécie les tons orangers, la présence des dattiers de chaque coté du mur qui renforcent l'exotisme de cet endroit.
paololg (31448) 2011-08-07 5:34
Yes dear Paul, simply but beautiful red! These ancient walls contrast in pleasant way with the sky and the green grass. An interesting testimony of this beautiful Moroccan city, captured with excellent photo quality. Bravo!
Ciao, have a nice evening and a good week!
delpeoples (55238) 2011-08-10 3:07
The play of light and shade against the vivid orange colours is rfeally stunning. As is the architecture, which you have captured superbly. Congratulations and I wish you a lovely day.
serp2000 (42188) 2011-08-12 9:59
Splendid shot from Morocco. I love these colours, fine composition and an interesting note. The sharpness is perfect.
HAve a great weekend!
Bluejeans (64251) 2011-08-13 8:31
Ola Paul ,
Belo momento com estas sombras netsa parede vermelha , achei fantástico o contraste vermelho azul verde , parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
nikkitta (17018) 2011-08-14 19:19
You asked why this walls are so attractive to you?
They are attractive to every one !
When I was there I walked along them at sunset and took photos and more photos
Yours is creative for the shades o the palm trees
More than red is orange in my opinion
Greetings and TFS
Angshu (56664) 2011-08-24 21:24
The red (in this case orange) colour of the wall is certyainly interesting. Nicely balanced composition with the tree and its shadow & also a shadow of a flag, which is beyond the frame. The diagonal creates depth & the warm-cold colour contrast makes it beautiful. Yes I do observe from your earlier posts about how the walls change colours with the ambient light! Good work!
fritzi007 (9119) 2011-10-02 10:56
Super Farbzusammenstellung, sehr gute Bildschärfe, und guter Kommentar, gratuliere!
jmdias (59174) 2011-11-26 22:49
I guess it is the same place I shot few days ago, anyway in marrakesh this can be only an illusion. haha. most of marrocan important cities are surrounded by walls and it is impressive they weren't demolished like in europe or south america, I guess it is because style of life.. very beautiful image where the walls and the palm trees are well positioned. good job.