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Tin Mal Mosque

Tin Mal Mosque
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Copyright: Mariana Scubli (marianas) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 268 W: 54 N: 529] (3535)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-23
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D60, Sigma 17-70 mm F/2.8-4.5 DC Makro
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 10:58
Viewed: 4009
Points: 72
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Tin Mal (also Tinmel) is a small mountain village in the High Atlas at 100 km of Marrakech, Morocco. It is considered the cradle of the Almohad empire from where they started their military campaigns against the Almoravids in early 12th century.
The Tin Mal Mosque is a mosque located in the High Atlas mountains of North Africa. It was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart. It is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-Muslims, the other being the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The prototype for the Tin Mal mosque was the Great Mosque of Taza (near Fs), also built by Abd al-Mu'min. The Koutoubia in Marrakech was in its turn modelled on it.

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Hi Mariana,
also here at TL you show us a wonderful shot from Marocco.
This motive is fantastic, I love the columns in a row, a pretty perspective.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

Hi Mariana,

Great work with perfect light, warm and beautiful colors!
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Mariana,

Great to see you posting after a gap and that troo with such a great shot with marvelous architecture!

I suppose you and Horia were on holidays...probably in Morocco! How did you like to be there?

re: The shot is perfect with nice warm colors, pleasing to the eyes and the shrpness and POV are perfect. The clarity is superb. Very well done!

Hope to see more of Morocco through your lens..

best regards,

PS: Sorry, out of smileys for the moment :(

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  • maecy Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 130 W: 0 N: 252] (1653)
  • [2009-11-29 12:23]

Hi Mariana,

very nice perspective..clear and sharp! beautiful colors! interesting shots!



Bonsoir Mariana,
Bon retour.
Cette perspective et les couleurs sont grandioses.
Mes compliments pour cette image, merci pour ce joli partage.


Ciao Mariana, splendid perspecive and fantastic light, very well done, ciao Silvio

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  • Mravka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 203 W: 0 N: 270] (8806)
  • [2009-11-29 12:42]

Hi Mariana,
amazing capture with beautiful, warm colors and great light, POV and DOF.
best regards, biljana

Hi Mariana,
What a superb architectural shot vith great POV, colours, light and perspective.TFS.


Hi Mariana
good capture of Moroccan architecture.
wonderful arches in excellent repetition.
marvelous orange tones and clear texture.

Hello Mariana!
Foarte fain perspectiva, excelente culorile!
Cred ca ati vizitat locuri minunate pe-acolo.
Salutari si numai bine!

Hi Mariana,
The long road back to a nice photo pilgrims returned. So it is true that we also receive from them. Very nice gesture to share.
Very nice colors and architecture. Thank you for TFS

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  • moli Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1398 W: 269 N: 2111] (13209)
  • [2009-11-29 13:49]

Hello Mariana.
Good looking perspective here.
Well captured architecture.
Good colours and detalis.
Looks very effective.
Best Regards.
Janek Kloss

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-29 14:13]

Hi Mariana,

Welcome back to TL. You have captured the repeating arches well. Very sharp, with superb depth. TFS

Warm regards,

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-29 23:57]

Hi Mariana...
Beautiful old architecture...
Beautiful shot with so nice perspective, colors, texture...

Buna Mariana.
Deci aici ai fost cat timp ai lipsit de pe TrekLens!!!
Frumoasa arhitectura si culori interesante.
Multe salutari.Alin.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-30 7:47]

Hello Mariana :)

Splendid architecture in miraculous colour.
You showed her fantastically, especially these bows.
Beautiful formulation and realization...congratulations.

Best wishes.

Hello Mariana
very nice colors and details
I like the light and texture

Beautiful shot with so nice colors and details. Nice light and tones.
Regards Zoran

Hi Mariana,
A wonderful perspective with a huge contrast and nice warm colours of the bricks. A shame it's slanted and the bright sunny patches are a bit overexposed. Made a WS were I changed those items. Anyway a fine post!

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  • JT50 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 273 W: 6 N: 320] (1524)
  • [2009-11-30 13:49]

Hi Mariana,
Great POV showing the Repetition
of arches and pillars. Lovely warm
colour creates a fine mood. TFS.
Have a nice week.

Buena imagen con gran profundidad de esta bella construccion con gran luz y color natural
buen trabajo
un saludo

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-12-02 2:34]

Bine ati revenit !
Frumoasa compozitie.

toate cele bune,

Ciao Mariana

Excellent perspective and beautiful colors ocher
stone! The forms are fabulous.
Splendid interior picture, perfect
showing and lovely colors too.
Sharpness and clarity are very nice.
Composition and presentation are very well.

Warmest regards,


Hi Mariana!
excellent composition! lovely orange tones! great tones and nice perspective...
best regards,

Hello Mariana,
Beautiful look inside. Fantastic colors.

Hello Mariana

Like the image for its sharpness. Still you could have cropped for a better POV. Still a very lovely image.


Hi Mariana,
Beautifu architectural built...
Nice colours and perspective.
Good focus and clarity.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Gner

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  • hains Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 4 N: 95] (4859)
  • [2009-12-08 12:38]

Hi! Mariana

Very good view of arches , the good angle adding th touch of the sunshine. Soft color and details to deep of field.


Hi Mariana,
Very nice mono-color fotografie.
ok başarılı fotoğraf,tebrik ediyorum.

  • janneman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 314 W: 7 N: 164] (1054)
  • [2009-12-12 13:43]

Hello Mariana,

I was browsing your photos and this one popped up :-)
I like the general atmosphere and the special light and I " don't " mind
the OE parts because they form a pattern.

" But " ...
( don't take this personally : I always speak my mind hihi )

First you should try to level the photo : you see that the structure is going to the right.
Don't know what photo editor you use, but that can be fixed.

Secondly take a bit more time before pressing the button :
( otherwise you'll find yourself in the same situation as me with my " crisis in France " ... )
this one you took from left to right, not in the middle of that space
IMO you can't fix that.
Pitty ! Because then it would be a great example of " repetition " also.

Did you consider it as a black-and-white candidate ?
Why ?
Lines, bricks, those OE parts and a overhall orange colour.
Just a matter of taste or what you want to tell

TFS Mariana


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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-12-14 8:10]

Hello Mariana, very impressive architectural shot, good light and colors. Good note too, thanks!


"Recursivity" could be another title for this picture :)
I like these orange tones. Regarding to the burning light, this mosque seems to be a good shelter :)

Wow.. this is really beautiful Mariana.
I love the colors and the atmosphere of the light here and the repetitive pilars.
I do think it's a little tilted....

I wish a lovely Christmas for you and your family Mariana... and a sharp and colorful 2010!


Perfect compo from a well chosen pov; great sharpness and nice warm colors. Love the symmetry; I only would have tilted the photo about 1 degree to the left.


lovely place, the tilt spoil the composition
interesting note, i learn that there is only two mosques opened for non Muslims, i wonder if it is the same in France, haha

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  • Reflex Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 639 W: 205 N: 43] (1347)
  • [2010-01-05 12:16]

Hi Mariana,
Wonderful perspective with bright colours and textures. A good remember of my trip in Morocco ! An other version in WS (one more !! ;-) Hope you like it !
Best regards

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2010-01-16 19:00]

Hi Mariana, Good image with gorgeous colours. The arches are an ideal subject which looks good from the POV you have chosen. Perhaps a slight tilt to the right but it doesn't detract. TFS. Murray.

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  • wilth Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 374 W: 43 N: 520] (2028)
  • [2010-02-07 10:54]

I really like the repitition of shapes here and the vivid colors. Slight tilt detracts a bit, but still a very interesting image.

Bonjour Mariana
Very nice perspective and beautiful colours and lights
Well done and attractive

Hi. Nice geometrical shot, wonderful natural colours, as ever, delivered by Nikon. Thanks for sharing, regards Phil.

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