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Essaouira's Door

Essaouira's Door
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Copyright: Catherine Dijon (CatherineD) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 2 N: 140] (672)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-14
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Tamron 28-200 LD Aspherical (171a)
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/50 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-01 5:14
Viewed: 2634
Points: 12
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note [French]
The doors of Essaouira have a soul. They are the face of these houses inward turned.
They tell the story of the city, inhabited by the Portuguese, Jews, Arabs, French’s... Wars, fishery, trade, slave trade too...
They also tell the character of their inhabitants: pride, humility, arrogance sometimes.
I wish I had time to photograph them all, in their best light, to guess their secret...

About Essaouira : Wikipedia

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Hello Catherine
Great capture with Essaouira lovely street!
I like the light and colors of this wonderful Morocco!

Ciao Catherine, beautiful perspective on lovely street with fantastic door in Fg, splendid composition, very well done, ciao Silvio

The lead-in from the lower left corner and the vanishing-point placed towards the upper-right 1/3rd are two strong compositional elements that make this shot effective.

Possibly some post work to control the overblown sky in the upper right part of the frame would help.


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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2010-02-06 15:45]

Bonjour Catherine
Je me promene sur TL et je viens de decouvrir votre site qui a des photos fort interessante.
Les textures du pave, cette belle porte ainsi que les murs font une excellente entree dans le cadre avec un bon point de vue. Les pietons ajoute une touche tres vivante.

Hi MF Catherine,

Nice shot, looks like a peaceful place to be there. Fantastic architecture which i like so much!
TFS and have a nice night and Sunnday MF!


Bonjour Catherine, voilà un endroit charmant ou il fait bon se promener et admirer l'architecture dont ces portes anciennes, un beau coup d'oeil sur cette allée qui semble ne pas se terminer , oui le ciel est quelque peu 'blanchi mais la composition est solide ! Merci pour cette image,

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