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Pictures at an Exhibition.

By Buffalo_Tom
While my 3 girls where having some refreshments during our visit to Essaouira I went off wandering with my camera.The town of Essaouira is a beautiful walled town on the Atlantic coast built by the Portuguese in the 17th and 18th Centuries.Definitely worth a visit if you pass by that way.
Anyway these paintings were placed along the wall of the town near the port area and there were approx 50 of them.The seller was close by and he was watching me like a hawk hoping no doubt I was going to buy one.The paintings looked like traditional Moroccan nursery rhymes.
When I started to take some photos of them he came over and was not to pleased.I asked could I continue and I gave him 10 Dirhams and he seemed happy with that.
I liked the contrast with the red hues of the masonry on the wall.
Any comments good or bad welcome.

Have a great day.

Going to see Dream Theater tonight in Newport/bit of progressive rock indulgence.I might grow up one of these days.

Tags: Photo journalism Paintings Landscape and travel Essaouira Toms photo 383morocco Traditional nursery rhymes Humour and fun

Voters: steve allsopp, C_Daniels, JudeC and 61 more

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9 Nov 2007 6:33AM
like the comp, well seen
C_Daniels 16 399 10 England
9 Nov 2007 6:41AM
Nice tones and patterns throughout,
JudeC 14 6 3 England
9 Nov 2007 6:55AM
I love this - your eyes are drawn to the wall and then to the paintings below - JudeC
Almost as dramatic as the Music of the same name, maybe not as famous, yet.

All the very best Tom,
brownsilent 14 7 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 7:32AM

Quote:I might grow up one of these days.

Ah Tom, please don't.
Lovely and very interesting picture.

PS. My fav. is #7 from the left.
dven Plus
16 43 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 7:33AM
Very minimal but it works really well.

AngelaR 17 155 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 7:38AM
Well worth your little tip to the artist - a very intriguing shot, so colourful and backed by the textures of the wall.
ripleysalien 15 1.2k 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 7:45AM
This is very well composed, simple, effective, and strong, nice one Tom.

GalleryGirl 14 4 2 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 8:50AM
He probably thought you were taking photos so that you could copy them when you got back home and sell them yourself... now there's a little moneyspinner.
Super capture shame all 50 didn't fit into the frame! ha-ha.
Marilyn x
sunshot 16 24 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 9:38AM
simple yet very effective tom, great comp well done

cantona43 16 928 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 10:11AM
excellent shot wonderful wall texture and tones very good comp
Cormy 14 3 England
9 Nov 2007 10:43AM
How effective using the line of strong colours against the fairly plain textures.Enjoyed it.
franken Plus
19 5.3k 4 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 11:06AM

imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 11:13AM
wonderful composition, looks really good
MickyMc 14 8 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 11:34AM
Really interesting like a necklace of jewels
9 Nov 2007 2:43PM
Composition and strong colours look superb Tom

woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 2:57PM
I like the straightforward composition and the contrast between the brightly-coloured paintings and the wall. Well seen.
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.0k 2466 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 3:26PM
I think I might have been tempted, particularly by that one with the blue birds... Wonderful strong, vibrant colours, plus that expanse of weathered wall. Super composition.
SRSmith 14 1 United States
9 Nov 2007 4:11PM
Nicely done, Tom. Wonderful light.
CathyT 15 7.3k 18 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 4:16PM
Simple and effective...
Possum 15 148 England
9 Nov 2007 5:01PM
Great title, Tom! I love how tiny they look against that wonderful expanse of warm, earthy wall. A great spot indeed. Rock on and enjoy!
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
9 Nov 2007 5:16PM
Enjoy the music-- Love your exhibition!

Chant57 15 395 3 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2007 6:49PM
Extremely effective Tom!
rmr 14 1 Wales
9 Nov 2007 7:22PM
all you"r work ? lol
well done
User_Removed 15 51
10 Nov 2007 8:40AM
I like your use of strong colours against the muted tones Tom and the lines of the composition.

MandsH 14 England
10 Nov 2007 9:31AM
Very effective image
shutter speed 17 370 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 10:41AM
Good one Tom, you got good value for your 10 Dirhams.

fossilized 17 79 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 1:01PM
Like the simplicity of this. Great colours and lovely tones on that wall.
viscostatic 15 50 11 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 3:39PM
Interseting shapes, patterns and colors. That is a great wall.

Glostopcat 15 255 2 England
10 Nov 2007 6:32PM
Most colourful and unusual, really like the composition here, very well spotted and taken
phototime 15 8 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2007 9:05PM
Another superb shot Tom,wonderful colours.

NPHART 15 2 Canada
11 Nov 2007 12:43AM
Such a cool shot, great eye for detail & composition. Cheers, Nigel.
chrissd 16 304 United Kingdom
11 Nov 2007 5:48AM
minimal and excellent Tom
11 Nov 2007 9:50AM
Magical colours.
AnneWorner 14 620 43 United States
12 Nov 2007 2:25AM
This is a really appealing image and works well. Love all the bright colored paintings and that expanse of wall.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
15 2.3k 22 Wales
25 Nov 2007 7:12PM
This is one of my favs from hols.Thank you for the comments and clix.

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