Debasish Raha  

Before the tourists arrive by Debasish Raha

September 2023 - Before the tourists arrive

About the Image(s)

This photo was taken inside the Bahia Palace, one of the tourist attractions in Marrakesh, Morocco. I traveled there a few years ago and was the first tourist to enter to visit the palace that day.

I am Looking forward to hearing everyone's comments.

4 comments posted

Mark Holbrook
Very lovely picture Debasish. This is one of those pictures that I have to say I would love to see in color. My experience is that in scenes like this, the color of the tiles and wood is spectacular, but be that as it may, the stage is well-composed, and the contrast nicely represents the various components clearly. While some may say that the two figures on the left are somewhat distracting, I don't, finding them just part of a developing scene.   Posted: 09/06/2023 12:24:42
Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Hi Mark, thanks for your comments. I have added the original photo.   Posted: 09/10/2023 12:14:08
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Michael Hrankowski   Michael Hrankowski
Hi Debashish.
You've captured a really nice travel / street image that is poignant in light of the recent devastating earthquake in Morocco.
Your composition is very pleasing and your patience to wait and include the woman sweeping the entrance is a decisive moment. I also like how well you balanced the exposure from inside to outside.
I do find the other two people in the frame to be slightly distracting and if it were me, I would have attempted their removal. could certainly argue their inclusion is part of the story. And, if I am not mistaken, according to PSA rules, if you were to enter this into competition, the people need to stay. In any event, I respect your decision to leave them in. Regardless, it is a successful image.   Posted: 09/10/2023 10:32:19

Debasish Raha   Debasish Raha
Hi Michael, I appreciate your comments. I put the subject at the center of the frame so that the focus of the viewer stays where I wanted. Another thing I wanted to emphasize is the way this large area of the palace is kept clean, perhaps the same way it was cleaned 100s of years ago to maintain the shine and beauty of the marble tiles.   Posted: 09/10/2023 12:31:18


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