Pronounced "Walidia", this is a charming little coastal village situated between El Jadida and Safi.
The village is spread around the souther shores of an 11km inland lagoon filled by the sea which enters through two breaches in the coastal rock wall. Watching the coastal views from a terrace is akin to observing the ebbing tides on a river estuary - a constantly changing and remarkable spectacle. The 11 Km lagoon is flanked by a kasbah built in 1634 by Sultan El Oualid.
The sunny beaches with fine sand lend themselves to safe bathing, surfing, windsurfing and small fishing boat expeditions.
Oualidia is the main oyster centre of Morocco. To the south, a variety of small sandy coves and rocky cliffs offer seclusion and splendid walks.
Visitors will have the village and beaches more or less to themselves between October and June whereas July to September is high season when many French and Moroccans spend their summer months at this enchanting location.
Oualidia is in the centre of one of the richest birdlife habitats in Morocco and an important resting area for migrating birds in Spring and Autumn. The coastal wetlands, sands and saltpans, the jagged reefs and the lagoons of Sidi Moussa and Oualidia shelter a huge range of species - pink flamingoes, avocets, stilts, godwits, storks, waders, terns, egrets, warblers and many others.
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devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-12-25 16:26
This i s simpel composition but it's beautifull with the light nad the colors on the boat.
Nice frame also.
anesugur (18789) 2006-12-25 16:29
Very nice scene you captured here.
I like the POV and composition.
Thanks for sharing.
Best regards. Uğur
frozenjazz (303) 2006-12-25 16:30
Well done !
I find you framed it perfectly.
The clouds form a kind of echo to the shape of the boat, they have the same direction, and they add a dynamic touch.
You could enhance your photo by having a look at the histogram; I am pretty sure you can get some whiter whites in the clouds.
I'll try this in a WS.
aimee (941) 2006-12-25 17:14
this is a great composition. It's quiet and simple but it's beautiful. I like the "structure" in the sky and I find the colors of the boat very nice. Well done !
And thanks for the big note, it's appreciated
bostankorkulugu (42424) 2006-12-25 17:56
beautiful shot maciej... the boat is superb... also the sky...
merry christmas and happy new year...
banyanman (7789) 2006-12-26 9:40
Hi Maciej. A simple composition which works well because the colours of the boat complement those of the sky and sand. I agree with Cedric that this needed a levels adjustment - and maybe even a little more contrast - but if you are posting this whilst you are traveling you may not be able to do any PP on the road. Cheers . . . David
salvator (19110) 2006-12-27 4:18
The depth and colors, with the clouds, make this a beauty of a photo.
Best regards. Salvator.
mrbialy (2568) 2006-12-28 3:37
jak na pocztowke to ladna. tak ladna pocztowka
Silvio1953 (140991) 2007-01-15 13:48
Hi Maciej, lovely composition with the boat and a peaceful sea landscape, great sky, very well done, ciao Silvio
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2007-01-16 2:03
Your Morroco series has excellent.I fount this one very attractive.Nice POV to include the boat,village and sky.good colors.TFS
onetoad (13) 2007-01-17 7:51
Lovely composition and colours. The yellow contrasts very nicely with the blue waters and sky.
jafadabret (56501) 2007-01-24 12:29
C'est une composition simple mais trčs belle. Une barque avec de belles couleurs sur un paysage de ręve. Le soleil et la mer en plein mois de janvier, on en voudrait tous les jours.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2007-01-25 19:04
Ładna kompozycja. Łódka i piękne niebo w tle, to coś co niedmiennie i nieustannie się podoba :).
flory (4848) 2007-01-26 9:53
I know in Morocco is a lovely weather and wonderful beaches.. simple your foto,but very effective...I like your pov here with the boat in fg,gives me the feeling that waiting the tourists..
have a nice day,
tica (896) 2007-02-07 7:38
There's colors interestings.. and so nice!
The boat gaves a atention central, but behind of its.. we can see the real nature. The little waves, the spread clouds, the village! All is good, and nice! Well done Maciej,
God blesses you. Thank you for comment in my pic. :) have a Nice day.
- Copyright: Maciej Stangreciak (m_s_s) (1687)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-12-25
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 EX DC, Hoya 67mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-12-25 16:25