There is a lot happening in the old Medina of Fes and many fascinating and photogenic sights.
This little fish shop was just below the 14th century water clock.
The clock consists of 13 windows and platforms carrying brass bowls. The motion of the clock was presumably maintained by a kind of small cart which ran from left to right behind the twelve doors. At one end, the cart was attached to a rope with a hanging weight; at the other end to a rope with a weight that floated on the surface of a water reservoir that was drained at a regular pace. Each hour one of the doors opened; at the same time a metal ball was dropped into one of the twelve brass bowls.
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lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-04-03 4:28
Lovely capture. I like the mood here. I like the expression on the man's face sitting outside. Nice warm colors.
annjackman (19603) 2011-04-03 5:54
This is very well exposed giving us the lovely rich brown tones. It is interesting to see the man looking towards the shopkeeper and the lady - a very nice triangle giving a wonderful composition.
magalik (6103) 2011-04-03 6:07
I love these street life shots. Nothing better to feel the daily atmosphere of the place.
There are many details which attract my eye. For example, I like the djellaba of the woman which seems made with scales ands reminds the fishes, funny detail. I like also the neon lighting which gives a particular atmosphere in the local of the fishmonger, the bulb hanging. Many interesting details.
The name of the shop is a bit strange.
A nice shot which makes travel our spirit and not only our eyes. Well done.
holmertz (41017) 2011-04-03 7:17
This is a very well composed picture with a good interaction between the three persons. Although the man sitting down is not directly involved, he connects well with the others from looking at them. The colours are marvellously well matching. Only the parsley - or whatever - breaks the brownish theme slightly but still fits very nicely in with them. A really nice and well cropped street shot.
wolf38 (31280) 2011-04-03 9:03
Hi Wanda. Morocco and mint is a wonderful combination. I like to think back to this beautiful country. Unfortunately, the Moroccans do not like to photograph. Your snapshot is the ideal method. Rgds, Wolfgang.
SnapRJW (31119) 2011-04-03 9:43
Hello Wanda - A shot with an interesting relationship between the three characters both compositionally and personally; fish for supper and perhaps a salad with coriander? The brown hues are lifted perfectly by the green herbs. I must compliment you on your light management, looks like a challenge well met. Best regards Rosemary
Bartleby (13552) 2011-04-03 13:42
love these street shots of yours. There definiteyl is an atmosphere here. I like the unicity of tones between the shop front, the djellaba, the apron of the guy. The onlooker adds extra interest...nice!
jjcordier (76344) 2011-04-03 22:08
Des tons d'image "café" qui sont bien en harmonie avec le titre! Très bonne composition riche de nombreux détails intéressants.
sevy (15363) 2011-04-04 4:53
A very good street photo. On one look, a full story can be guessed. Moreover, the right setting for the exposure provides a good graduated colors and contrasts.
I think to try to go back in Morocco this year and this photo is increasing my wish.
jaywalker (16099) 2011-04-05 14:33
Hi Wanda, A really good daily life photo of this woman, I like the expression of the fishmonger as he looks totally fixed on his work, the other man seems to be waiting for the woman to come to him & bye for him, great shot, kind regards Wilson.
siolaw (38278) 2011-04-12 7:23
Excellent candid daily life shot, with careful framing and lovely matching colour tones. Light is well managed too!
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (14982)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-16
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/4.9, 1/100 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2011-04-03 4:05