Scanned from slide film;
Sunrises and sunsets are usually a bit cliche but with the golden glow of early morning sunlight illuminating behind the impressive Almohad City Wall, it makes a very good image imho. Stretching the exposure to the limit by shooting towards the light is always my fav subject. I tried various compositions as the sun moved slowly across the sky when it became too strong and started to burn through the scene. Happy that I'd taken a few shots, and without doubt it's the best time of day for an outing when Rabat hustling city was only about getting ready for work. Polariser and lens hood mounted to cut the lens glare.
An image I am happy with, your thoughts, comments both good & bad are much appreciated.
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Fis2 (107416) 2015-07-28 2:13
Beautiful colours and light.
Nicou (152026) 2015-07-28 2:32
quel ciel superbe et ces tons et couleur comme il illumine e tle pont et les personnages quel effet et ambiance sueprbe.
Bravo et amitié
npecanhuk (78913) 2015-07-28 4:23
Special regards to the management of very difficult light, colors and composition!
TFS - congrats,
gervaso (16817) 2015-07-28 4:39
This sunset is really special for the great silhouette of the city wall with its strong and characteristic shape! Beautiful colors! Wonderful job!
Sergiom (89267) 2015-07-28 5:31
J'aime beaucoup cette composition très artistique utilisant ce coucher de soleil et les portes de la ville en ombres chinoises comme point focal.
holmertz (59750) 2015-07-28 8:08
I understand that this was an exciting experiment for you. You captured the intensity of the low sun excellently. It looks like it's burning through a part of the city wall and embraces the cars and the street. The elegant wall was a well chosen place for your amusement. It creates a superb silhouette with fine details, and a palm is perfectly placed inside one of the vaults.
rychem (43332) 2015-07-28 8:59
I can see it is a photo taken with an analog camera, it is harder to get a good exposure, difficult light, but the result is great, very well done
Silvio1953 (154087) 2015-07-28 10:54
Ciao Abmdsudi, fascinating sunrise with fantastic warm colors,superb sky and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
PiotrF (23138) 2015-07-28 16:40
A amazing sunrise with fantastic warm colors.This is magical scene.Good composition.Interesting and detailed notes.Nice shot.
shreya2000 (2799) 2015-07-28 22:16
This is a very good image. It is always difficult to take a pic of sun directly but you managed very well amidst the traffic. Composition is good especially the palm like tree behind the pole is very good. Golden colour are also nice.
Have a good day.
jhm (160917) 2015-07-29 3:20
It's very difficult to make a scanned picture, certainly with a lot of colours and very bright light.
But you did very well, also a excellent contrast.
An excellent depth and perspective picture.
Very well done, TFS.
delpeoples (59846) 2015-07-29 3:43
An oldie but a goodie. There is a real retro feel to it. A feeling of summers past and lots of nostalgia for those lost days. The warm tones are wonderful and I love how you shot into the sun, broke the rules and came out with a winning photo.
ourania (51103) 2015-07-29 6:16
I appreciate very much the bold and straightforward way in which you confronted the backlight and obtained such a striking, atmospheric picture. There's fine warmth and softness in the silhouettes, it seems that the light has permeated everything in this site. I like the depth, the definition and the graphism of the scene. It's amazing how you minimized the side effects of the strong backlight and got a palette of fine tonal variations. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great day,
eldancer1 (36343) 2015-07-29 10:02
Shooting against is very difficult but you did a wonderful job with this. I like the warm golden colors of this sunrise. Good use of the silhouette of the wall and the people. Sometimes flares can be useful such as this. Very well done, tfs.
worldcitizen (9452) 2015-07-29 14:29
The sun is so strong in this photo that I feel like I'm looking at it in person. :-) I like the silhouettes of the wall and palm trees, too. We often try not to shoot into the sun, but when done correctly it can create a visually stunning view. I think you managed to handle the sunlight perfectly in this case. :-)
adramad (49962) 2015-07-29 15:49
A beautiful sunset, whose beauty is enhanced by the POV captured, with backlight of those arches and palm trees, colorful sky ideal.
An image to enjoy with its beautiful colorful, very bright and perfect clarity.
Excellent done. I love.
you have a good day.
berek (50508) 2015-07-29 22:45
How beautiful sky and the color tones and brightens as e tle deck and characters and what effect sueprbe atmosphere.
pajaran (66318) 2015-07-29 22:52
Kod mene je jutro ...
Lep pogled i trenutak, interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepo pokazana silueta i trenutak sa suncem, dobra ostrina i kontrast, lepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo uhvacen trenutak sa suncem i oblacima.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje, srecno.
For me it's morning ...
Nice view, and second, interesting and good text ...
Nice demonstrated silhouette and a moment with the sun, good sharpness and contrast with, beautiful colors.
Good work, caught a nice moment with the sun and clouds.
Nice afternoon and all the best, good luck.
mkamionka (40095) 2015-07-31 1:25
again it is so easy nowadays to make this type of picture with the digital camera when you immediately see effect and can adjust accordingly. Here you demonstrate your real skills: to be able to achieve such amazing effect with analog camera one need to master the photographic skills really well.
I like how you have used the characteristic silhouette of the arched wall -it makes the picture so interesting. Palm trees silhouettes add to is as well.
The sky is spectacular of course!
I like the round shape of the sun with a little aurora around it. It works really impressive!
Cricri (126732) 2015-08-01 10:38
Beau moment capturer offrant une ambiance particulière et agréable de la ville avec les portes en ombre chinoise, belle image
Noel_Byrne (33726) 2015-08-02 8:44
This is one of my favourite types of photography, so I instantly like this. The way the clouds are scattered in the sky is really nice, especially as it parts of it seem to be sitting on the crenellations of the massive walls. The orb around the sun is really nicely captured. Nice positioning of the palm tree in the centre of the third arch.
kasianowak (10591) 2015-08-03 12:16
Hi again Abmdsudi
Great silhouettes and perfect glow in the morning sky! I like the contrast between manmade and the almost abstract clouds.
kordinator (15429) 2015-08-06 10:00
Curious sunset compsotoion.
Beautiful play of colors,light and silhouettes.
Vusually wonderful image.
I like it a lot.
mcmtanyel (29668) 2015-08-08 20:46
Sunrises and sunsets may be a bit cliche but this is not a sunrise I would see every day. You have preserved and scanned your slides quite well.
I like the silhouette of the wall and the fact that we are observing the sun through one of its arches.
Angshu (56760) 2015-08-21 1:17
A fantastic framing work with the silhouete of the arches of the wall and the framing of the palm tree and the sun. I like the orange coppery gleam of the sun reflecting on the road...
CLODO (35950) 2015-08-21 2:37
Shooting directly in the sun, that's tremendous, but you got a eye catching picture by having the wall and the arcades silhouettes, the lonely palm tree under an arch and also the lights of a car. It would have been better IMHO to get the men's silhouettes, and also to remove the left part to get only 3 complete arches