Happy Hour by Damienne Bingham

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Essaouira, Morocco. 2007.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
f/22, 1/800s, ISO 1600
RAW. As is.

Happy hour at the local bar in downtown Essaouira.
Remember: Don’t Drink & Cycle

This feels like such a whimsical moment for me, I couldn’t resist sharing. Seems like the quietest happy hour I’ve ever seen – and by the looks of the empty chair – the doorman has disappeared!

There were scenes like this everywhere I went in Morocco. Every corner you turned in the winding streets of the Medinas offered something new and interesting. A photographer’s delight!

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I am a freelance photographer originally from Brisbane, Australia, and currently living in Cape Town, South Africa.

I enjoy many forms of photography – with a particular interest in travel and nature photography. This diversity can be seen in the range of genres and styles in my portfolio

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  • Meladana
    Meladanaover 3 years ago

    Simplistic great image, great lighting!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • jamesmhe
    jamesmheover 3 years ago

    superb! very simple but very effective…I love this, my new fave!

  • Thanks James, I’m glad you like it. I wasn’t initally sure whether it was “too simple”. Thanks for the input!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Lee d'Entremont
    Lee d'Entremontover 3 years ago

    I wish I was there now for Happy Hour.
    Great Shot! :)

  • Thanks Lee! It looks like it might have been a quiet one!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    Makes me smile!!

  • I’m glad Wendi! I thought it was good for a giggle!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    rendezvous for two)))

  • Seems like it doesn’t it? Clandestine meetings going on!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • bluerabbit
    bluerabbitover 3 years ago


  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtover 3 years ago


  • Thanks Cee!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • marc melander
    marc melanderover 3 years ago

    Cool spot and very nicely photographed Damienne.

  • Thanks Marc! I’m really glad you like it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 3 years ago

    Posted to my facebook page
    2/26/2011 :)

  • Wow cool, thanks so much for the support!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraover 3 years ago

    Love this! Great comp!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

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