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A man in the medina (old fortified city) of Marrakech. I’m not good at street photography or portraits, so -again- happy with the zoom on the SX50.

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24 responses

  1. That wall is a great backdrop.

    January 16, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    • I just had to take a picture of a typical Marrakech view.. Nothing more typical than men wearing this kind of clothes and the medina wall. 🙂

      January 16, 2013 at 7:40 PM

  2. Nicely done, Calee! I like the simplicity and mood of this one. The tree and shadow add just the perfect touch of contrast too.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

    January 16, 2013 at 8:13 PM

  3. Very interesting shot. Odd syyle of clothing- great wall color.

    January 16, 2013 at 11:57 PM

    • It’s a classic Moroccan clothing called “djellaba”. They wear it over their normal clothing.

      January 18, 2013 at 3:52 PM

  4. Ed

    Excellent shot and well composed..:-)))

    January 17, 2013 at 12:20 AM

  5. Love the colour of the wall and the man sitting there draws you in and makes you wonder about his life … well done!

    January 17, 2013 at 1:31 AM

  6. Hello- Just wanted to stop by & let you know that I nominated your work for the “Blog of the Year 2012” award! More details can be found here: http://arcanearrangements.com/2013/01/16/blog-of-the-year-2012/ Keep up the great work & enjoy the day! 🙂

    January 17, 2013 at 2:35 AM

    • Hi there, congratulations on your awards!! So many, and well deserved! 🙂 Thanks a lot for nominating me!

      January 18, 2013 at 3:56 PM

      • Thanks, and of course you are very welcome! 🙂

        January 21, 2013 at 5:28 AM

  7. solarbeez

    I used to take a lot of street photography when I was in different countries serving in the Navy. As soon as you raise the camera to your eyes, people don’t like it. Back in those days, you had to hand focus. So I would use my twin lens reflex camera, prefocus on something equally as far away as my subject, then turn the camera and shoot the photo at waist level. Nowadays, especially with the SX-50, you can turn the camera, again at waist level, towards your subject while you are standing at a 90 degree angle…shoot the photo without looking at the person. Most of the time, though, I like to ask the person if I can photograph them, then I thank them.

    January 17, 2013 at 4:39 AM

  8. Great image. I like the shadow of the bush in the lower left corner. it adds that something extra. Good work!

    January 17, 2013 at 9:19 AM

  9. northernirelandphotos

    Great photo and shadow !

    January 17, 2013 at 9:44 AM

  10. You captured a very evocative scene. I loved the shades of the same color accented by the hit of green leaves, and it all creates movement in the photo.

    January 17, 2013 at 6:55 PM

  11. Great streetphotography!

    January 18, 2013 at 12:37 PM

  12. I think you underestimate your street photo ability…..this is a lovely shot

    January 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

    • Thanks so much, Mark! 🙂 I didn’t ask for permission but sneakily took a shot from a distance.. Bad street photographer. 😉 If there’s a next time I’ll ask first!

      January 23, 2013 at 11:29 AM

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