Essaouira, Morocco. 2007.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
f/29, 1/500s, ISO 1600

Was this man at prayer or just fixing the paving? I like to think it was a quiet moment of solitude in the middle of the busy, hot day.

“Salah” is an Arabic word whose basic meaning is “supplication”. In its English usage the reference of the word is almost always confined to the Muslim formal, obligatory prayer described in this article.

Translating “salah” as “prayer” is not usually considered precise enough, as “prayer” can indicate several different ways of relating to God. In the past salah has been called “the contact prayer”, “the obligatory prayer”, “the formal prayer”, and so on, but normal academic practice in English is now to refer to the prayer by the Arabic term. (care of Wikipedia)

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  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyover 3 years ago

    Wonderful geometry in this scene.

  • Thank you very much

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Hugh Fathers
    Hugh Fathersover 3 years ago

    Fabulous shot!! . . .

  • Thanks Hugh!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Mieke Boynton
    Mieke Boyntonover 3 years ago

    I love the layers and the high contrast!! I didn’t even see the man… but I saw the bike! Very cool, Damienne!!

  • Thanks so much Mieke!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • mteboneras
    mtebonerasover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work. Yes, I like to think he is praying.

  • Thanks Margaret!

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  • Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos
    Konstantinos A...over 3 years ago

  • Lisa Knechtel
    Lisa Knechtelover 3 years ago

    excellent framing. the black and white is perfect for accenting the patterns in the piece.

  • Thanks Lisa, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • VallaV
    VallaVover 3 years ago

    a complex space!)))

  • Thanks!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 3 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

    JUSTARTover 3 years ago

    great shot

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

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