Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Effects of Light

The light in Morocco is so pure and bright that it takes on almost the intensity of an object.


On Sunday afternoon, we went to Cafe France and then wandered around for a little while.
We went into the souks.
Here the two shopkeepers appear much less important than the stripes on the building.


The sunlight falling through the slatted roof superimposes another design upon something already patterned.
What Byzantine layers of complexity.


The teleboutique in the Spice Market is probably getting less use lately because everyone, except us, has a cell phone.


Light glitters and flows almost like a river over the winding lanes of the souk.


In Kennaria a man bicycles under a tunnel and emerges into the light.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely as usual!
Making me feel more there than here!
Joan

M.KATE said...

I always love your pictures on shadows and light, just fantastic :)

Tracy said...

Lovely observations...the top two photos are especially visually exciting...Happy Day ((HUGS))

High Desert Diva said...

It's not just the photos, your descriptions (captions) are what sets your blog apart...this post in particular.

sukipoet said...

Love your photos of light and shadow and patterns. Now, can you show us the heat?? Or is it hot? I love heat and I wonder if the Marrakesh heat is dry or humid? Thank you for your wonderful eye.

Britt-Arnhild said...

Ha, the two first photos look like chocolate bars. I want a taste.

Frances said...

Hello Elizabeth,

I have just treated myself to a catch-up look at your most recent posts, and feel that I have been on a journey to a land of great beauty, captured by someone with a magnificent eye.

As always I thank you for sharing your Marrakesh and thereabouts with us.

I really liked what you wrote about your evolving fanship of those incredible tiles.

Best wishes. xo

Frank Gardner said...

Good stuff. I bet those two shop owners thought you were taking their picture, not the light on the wall.

willow said...

Got my Marrakesh smiles for the day...thank you Elizabeth!

Barbara said...

Whenever raindrops are falling here, then the best thing is to switch to your blog full of sunshine and colour!

Sara said...

Oh, I love all that light, and the patterns it makes! You captured some wonderful images of it.

Annie said...

Beautiful!

An Aesthete's Lament said...

Absolutely beautiful; effects like these would be so nice to see in houses ... in Santa Fe, Dallas, Miami, wherever ... just patterns of light through fretwork or modern mousharabieh ...

Willow said...

What great photos of light and shade. it would be interesting to watch how the light and shadows change throughout the day.

Paz said...

Wow! I love it! I want to be swallowed into the light. ;-)

Paz

Elizabeth said...

People seemed to love this post!
Yes, one can stay utterly absorbed by looking at the light and shadows changing.
The shadows are so strong here - unlike in England where they are much more subtle -or even non-existant!

this is my patch said...

So many opportunities of catching casting shadows. x

Hey Harriet said...

I love the beautiful images you discover, capture & share. You have such a great eye for natural & exquisite details that most people would not normally notice when out & about. That second photo is so magical. Adore that one!

jhacqui said...

love it !!!