A reflection of the clear blue summer sky in a puddle, in a backstreet of Marrakesh not far from the Bahia Palace (which unfortunately was closed both times I attempted to visit. 4:30 pm and again the following day in the morning.) I've composed this using the rule of thirds and cropped the original slightly.
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jemaflor (93353) 2014-02-07 11:35
Well seen and taken, interesting reflections, good brightness and sharpness, tfs.
gildasjan (43386) 2014-02-07 11:39
Trouver une belle image en regardant les pavés,c'est toujours original,j'aime ce type de photo.
bema (26409) 2014-02-07 11:57
Hello dear Chris,
just a simple Motive, but a real pretty one at least..
thanks for sharing,
see you around
mesutilgim (92436) 2014-02-07 11:59
Hello dear Chris !
Just great ! A good sample for a perfect photographers eye. Great graphical effect.
TFS and have a nice weekend
Wahclellaspirit (3985) 2014-02-07 12:07
I see you have captured a vial held up by cobblestones. Quite an interesting image with the shapes, hues, textures, and lighting.
Well seen and captured...
Silvio1953 (136869) 2014-02-07 12:39
Ciao Chris, fascinating reflection, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
ourania (41362) 2014-02-07 13:00
welcome back! This is a beautiful reflection, a quiet, elegant and very attractive image. There's fine perspective and excellent sharpness throughout the frame. The shade is atmospheric and mysterious, the textures are intriguingly natural and the luminous colours are beautiful. The viewer gets the feeling of a warm, bright day beyond the shadow. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely weekend,
siudzi (34141) 2014-02-07 13:45
I like an idea of this shot. The strong contrasted sights look great and together they created an interesting view. Well done!
Have a nice weekend!
batalay (37861) 2014-02-07 14:29
You've spotted a gem here, and shared it with us all. And like a first class photographer, you have not inverted it, as people sometimes do. The light management is exquisite, with the dark frame provided by the wet cobblestone.
pierrefonds (63416) 2014-02-07 15:30
The reflection of the sky in the puddle is an asset to the composition. The point of view is showing the détails and the colours of the cobblestones. The light has a good effect on the reflection. Have a nice day.
jjcordier (79295) 2014-02-07 22:58
Content de te retrouver sur le site avec cette photo très originale.
chrislo (4155) 2014-02-08 1:14
I like the abstract nature of this photo. The reflection on this small puddle almost looks as if there was a hole in the ground. The colour tones work nicely together with the reflected image. Nice idea and pleasing composition. Well spotted and executed.
tenretin (2545) 2014-02-08 3:15
It is a good idea as your photo.
Good composition and good sharpness, contrast.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-02-08 3:26
love shots like this. Observational imagery at its finest, with beautifully simple lines and yet wonderfully enticing elements. The artistry here is fascinating and the glimpse of life inside this puddle beautifully inspiring. Excellent and other worldly imagery!
Have a great weekend - B.
dkmurphys (55965) 2014-02-08 3:47
Very fine artistic POV. I like your idea and the attractive result. Well done!
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-02-08 4:10
I like this idea a lot. Very simple and very original. The pool of water is surrounded by stylish looking cobbles and there is plenty of contrast between the central part of the picture and its framing.
The glimpse of the building reflecting in the water arouses curiosity about the place and makes one want to explore more.
Well done and enjoy your weekend
snunney (95023) 2014-02-08 4:44
Well spotted and beautifully captured. Superb light and colours and excellent detail.
Sergiom (73576) 2014-02-08 6:07
Une composition parfaite. On croirait presque voir un trou dans les pavés de la rue qui nous permettrait de voir une cave illuminée avec un ciel à l'envers. J'aime beaucoup l'idée et la réalisation.
SnapRJW (31629) 2014-02-08 7:08
Hello Chris - Your shot captures the atmosphere of the shaded street really well. I imagine that this was taken in quite an enclosed alleyway with the blue sky visible above the buildings. Nicely seen and well managed. Warm regards Rosemary
nikkitta (17066) 2014-02-08 14:26
Welcome back Chris
May be was ramadan time when you try to visit the palace?
A pity, must return some day, meanwhile you ob in a tained a very creative and original composition with the orange walls and so blue sky ( as always in Marroc) reflecting in a pudlle
Very well done
Graal (101782) 2014-02-10 7:50
simple theme and very fine finally effect. Good idea and shot. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
John_F_Kennedy (43625) 2014-02-11 3:15
Amazing scene of reflections. Dynamic composition. Fantastic colours.
delpeoples (56726) 2014-02-11 4:02
This reminds me of my friend Suzy's puddle shots of Rome. She posts on Facebook, not on TE unfortunately. Beautiful chromatic rendering and luminous silvery mirror set into the cobblestones, which seem to be making a natural frame for the puddle. Nice work.
Thanks for sharing
RhodieIke (11744) 2014-02-13 5:17
Love this, simple yet mind thinking reflection in a puddle.
Super colours, light and above all mood.
Didi (60362) 2014-03-03 9:31
Good sharp composition and good lights control
ACL1978 (7511) 2014-03-26 17:11
A beautiful catch, Chris, and one most would not have made. The light differential betwen the shadowy cobblestones and the bright blue sky is wonderful, giving a sense of self-illumination here, as through the puddle itself is radiating light. Thanks for this detail study!
ikeharel (67309) 2015-04-29 7:56
Spotted well this puddle reflection, Chris.
At first I thought this was a break in a wall, but when opened the thumbnail realize the dif. texture of this.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (109658)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-08-25
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D 90, nikon, Polarizing Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/15 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-07 11:34
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