Why aristocracy? Frankly, I am not really sure why. I spotted these two in the adjacent door of the shop selling Moroccan silverwares. I took 5 pictures of them and was drawn to their interaction rather than shopping. Based on my ocular observation, The guy on the left is a caretaker of the one-eye-blind man on the right. I am not sure about the colours of their "cap" if it does signify a social class. Anyway, they peered at me as if I'd committed a serious crime but what can I do. I was mesmerized by the way the light played on them and the simplicity of their blocking.
Auto-level, contrast and color. Also adjusted the brightness.
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clodreno (0) 2003-11-16 5:39
What a nice photo. The way they sit, the way they look at you, Very nice. I like especially the contact the man on the bottom right has with you.
avigur_11 (22069) 2003-11-16 7:53
What a wonderful scene. They have such a quiet look. Light and colors warm and soft. Very well done.
sekl (2063) 2003-11-16 10:14
I like this unusual light. It makes the picture a little bit enigmatic. The background even helps this.
They are really nobel. Being angry at you they don't show this the usual way.
ninadev (5377) 2003-11-16 10:14
Nice shot. I like the soft light and composition with one sitting and the other standing in the stairs. That could certainly make a nice B&W or sepia, it already has this old time feel.
greg (2835) 2003-11-22 12:08
Very interesting, too. I like the highlights in the eyes. The whites are a bit too bright, though. I like the reduced contrast on the knees, and I suppose all around the edges. Not so keen on the grey bit in the frame.
jayita (191) 2004-11-16 3:29
playing with light on the faces and the BG are good. Penetrating look of the caretaker haunts me! Humour(?) on the face of old man is quite interesting.
Balthazar (222) 2005-11-28 7:16
Frame aside this is a great shot.
It seems slightly off kilter ~ as if they are characters from a Paul Bowles novel.
I like the shadows and the colours.
- Copyright: Manuel Librodo (manny) (21833)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-06-00
- Categories: Daily Life
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): African Life & People, Best of Morocco [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-16 4:48
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