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Djemaa el Fna Square
© 2010 Tomasz Dziubinski

Djemaa el Fna Square

Marrakesh, Morocco

Djemaa el Fna is a square and market place in Marrakesh's medina quarter (old city).
The Cultural Space of Jemaa el-Fna Square has been proclaimed a Masterpiece and included into UNESCO's Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

The place remains the main square of Marrakesh, used equally by locals and tourists. During the day it is predominantly occupied by orange juice stalls, youths with chained Barbary apes, water sellers in colourful costumes with traditional leather water-bags and brass cups, and snake charmers who will pose for photographs for tourists. As the day progresses the entertainments on offer change: the snake charmers depart, and in the afternoon and evening the square becomes more crowded, with Chleuh dancing-boys (it would be against custom for girls to provide such an entertainment), story-tellers (telling their tales in Berber or Arabic, to an audience of appreciative locals), magicians, and peddlers of traditional medicines. As dark descends the square fills with dozens of food-stalls, and the crowds are at their height.
Steam rises from food stalls.

Nikon D3S ,AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.4G
1/125s f/8.0 at 85.0mm iso200 full exif

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Gary Winters17-Jan-2012 07:15
I can't think of enough superlatives to describe this image. Excellent work.
Tom LeRoy13-Jan-2012 17:13
The magic of the orient! A breathtaking image! BV!
Marco Valk12-Jan-2012 20:21
Amazing what you did with the light here. Terrific image!
Helen Betts11-Jan-2012 15:55
I think this image captures perfectly the feeling of Marrakesh. V.
FrankB09-Jan-2012 17:53
This is a classic....great depiction of the hustle bustle of this ancient market.......+V
Maurice Nijssen08-Jan-2012 20:11
Beautiful capture of this scene !!! V
Dan Greenberg07-Jan-2012 15:16
Superb! The exposure is just right to get it all without loosing color or being blown out. Again a wonderful composition. ~BV~
Sheila07-Jan-2012 02:30
Incredible shot of this busy scene.
I think you chose the perfect shot as header for this very interesting gallery.
Elmer Quianio04-Dec-2011 16:33
The wide angle gives lots of interest to the scene. Brilliant color! Vote
Lamar Nix03-May-2011 12:45
Riveting image!
Gervan30-Mar-2011 12:12
Lovely light and atmosphere. V.
C Ann How10-Jan-2011 06:33
Mystical, magical and just outstanding! V
princess06-Jan-2011 03:07
Outstanding sunset. V.
carol j. phipps05-Jan-2011 02:46
Magical with the sunset! V
mart s26-Dec-2010 13:09
stunning image of this famous market square
norbi14-Dec-2010 21:39
A fantastic view on Djemaa el Fna Square. v. norbi
meekam tam08-Dec-2010 11:39
Beautiful sunset! V
Petros Labrakos08-Dec-2010 09:42
great shot V!
peterjay4507-Dec-2010 14:33
This is just outstanding. V.
René Gysi05-Dec-2010 08:36
Great view and wonderful light. V
GeneWard03-Dec-2010 23:48
love the light. V.
McGarva02-Dec-2010 23:09
Amazing colours and wonderful mood within the image! :)
Sarah Rehfeldt01-Dec-2010 00:57
Love that firey sky. Wonderful image!
Tom Munson30-Nov-2010 23:21
Love that light! Great work!
Cindi Smith30-Nov-2010 22:10
Looks cold.....wonderful tones and scene! V
malcolm haslam30-Nov-2010 21:05
This really is beautiful, Tomasz.
Michal Leszczynski30-Nov-2010 20:41
Moody light add atmosphere here, wonderful photo. V.
Buz Kiefer30-Nov-2010 20:01
Wonderful image Tomasz, beautiful exposure. Vote.
Johnny JAG30-Nov-2010 19:52
Outstanding image. The light is amazing
Guest 30-Nov-2010 18:54
Terrific shot, Tomasz. The light and DOF are amazing!
Walter O. Koenig30-Nov-2010 18:41
Wonderful light and exposure. Very strong atmosphere. "V"
Blandine Mangin30-Nov-2010 18:41
superb ! v
jlm30-Nov-2010 18:26
Fantastic !
Barbara Read and Fred Schaad30-Nov-2010 18:10
Excellent view. v
Peter Sussex30-Nov-2010 17:28
The entire scene is so Moroccan, the awesome sky colours are just the bonus track. BV
maggie_falconi30-Nov-2010 17:25
Wow Tomasz, great scene and amazing colors! V
Nestor30-Nov-2010 16:42
Excellent scene Tomasz great atmosphere with a lovely golden sky .
Very nice composition and resolution that compliments the entire scene.
I enjoyed this scene very much.
Denise J. Johnson30-Nov-2010 16:22
An incredibly beautiful piece! V
Annie eR30-Nov-2010 15:20
An amazing as always! V!
Gayle P. Clement30-Nov-2010 15:11
Breathtaking scene, Tomasz!
Gérard Koehl30-Nov-2010 14:35
Wow... c'est beau. V
Jim Coffman30-Nov-2010 13:38
Splendid work!!! BV
Rosemarie Kusserow30-Nov-2010 12:44
What a view!!! I love the sky colors and that there is so much to see, V
Rosemarie :o)
silvia marmori30-Nov-2010 12:30
a great capture of that amazing square..
Terry Olsen30-Nov-2010 12:04
Wonderful image, very well captured! V
Vince30-Nov-2010 12:00
Very beautiful scene. Lovely warm light and colors. Vote.
Jola Dziubinska30-Nov-2010 11:52
Incredible light and mood, wonderful photo. V.
Kinga Chwalkowska Zadlak30-Nov-2010 11:41
Beautiful shot!
Michel CORBOZ30-Nov-2010 10:56
Stunning sunset ! V
Graeme30-Nov-2010 10:46
A fabulous sunset scene, Tomasz.BV
joanteno30-Nov-2010 10:45
An excellent shot! my vote!
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