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Dyer's Souk

Dyer's Souk
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Copyright: celina conroy (celina) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 98 W: 0 N: 110] (593)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-09
Categories: Daily Life
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-06-29 6:47
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
To find the dyers souk or tanneries in Fes you have two options; either follow the general direction of tourist groups or follow your nose. The odour is distinctive - alleviated by bunches of mint being thrust under your nose to disguise the stench... it also helps to prevent wretching.

The sight is extraordinary - dozens of white plastered pits holding vast amounts of pigeon poo -used as preservative, and in which men stand waist high in order to draw in the hides to be soaked. The destruction that the miasmic concoction must wreak on their external flesh and lungs is unthinkable..

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  • rio Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 134 W: 4 N: 64] (940)
  • [2007-06-29 6:52]

nice capture celina! the composition here is perfect. the rectangle holes look nice in this shot! well done!


very beautiful

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  • TAY Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 65 W: 11 N: 5] (267)
  • [2007-06-29 7:26]

I like the rectangle compo on this photo, Nice shot Celina. It follow the rule of third perfectly.
Thanks for sharing

hello Celina! great shot!wondeful capture!thanks for interesting note!TFS
greetings Aga

Hi Celina,
No wonder you can follow your nose, pigeon poo, yukk!! Great composition here showing the everyday life of a dyer. Well seen and captured and great notes. TFS
Cheers Tina :-)

Nice picture, great details and brigthnes, incredible work in 2007. TFS


Hi Celina! Very lovely scene of everyday life, well captured and framed. Keep shooting and TFS,
Freddie :)

Hi Celina,
Once I did see an aerial photo from high up and on it were all these pits, filled with different colours, with what I did not know.
Thanks for telling me what is going on here.
Beautiful picture and very interesting story.
:)follow a.s.a.p.

Hi Celina.
Interesting picture, great details, useful note.

you got a very beautiful gallery celina!
Nice shot and nice pov for this one, among others...i love the tones here...


Been there. Great capture


Quite a capture, even though it tells a harsh story.

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2007-08-21 4:03]

Very nice shot...

Hello Celina,
A very compelling photo and note. You've placed the man perfectly in the frame, and colors and sharpness are good.
All the best,

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2007-12-02 3:58]
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I really like the strong graphism of those pits, Celina, especially in this 4x3 format. Maybe the man is a tad too dark, some selective brightening might work wonders there. But all in all a very nice, beyond-the-tourist-thing shot.

Well seen. Strong, geometric composition of an interesting, unusual subject. Well exposed.


Hello Celina,
Marvelous shot! A great POV, excellent sharpness.

Excellent, Beautiful story telling image.

Interesting photo . . . very sad situation . . . what people have to do to earn a living!


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