Sweet Is The Shade by Damienne Bingham

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Small 8.0" x 12.0"
Medium 12.0" x 18.0"
Large 16.0" x 24.0"
X large 20.0" x 30.0"


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Marrakech, Morocco. 2007.

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
f/29, 1/25s, ISO 400

“Sweet is the shade below your silent tree”
-William Barnes

A man taking respite from the desperately hot sun, outside a mosque in Marrakech. It was the one small spot of shade in the otherwise burning hot courtyard.

Summer days in Morocco were getting up to 40+ degrees Celsius. The long loose robes worn by the locals help to keep the sun off as well as keep one cool.

Marrakech known as the “Red City”, is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history. The city of Marrakesh is the capital of the mid-southwestern economic region of Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz, near the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

Like many North African cities, the city of Marrakesh comprises both an old fortified city (the médina) and an adjacent modern city (called Gueliz) for a total population of 1,070,000.

Marrakech has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco and also has one of the busiest squares in Africa and the world, Djemaa el Fna. The square bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers and musicians. By night food stalls open in the square turning it into a huge busy open-air restaurant. (care of Wikipedia)

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  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful shading and such clarity. Impressive. A fav

  • Thank you very much!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • mteboneras
    mtebonerasabout 4 years ago

    Excellent shot! I love the description, I can almost imagine myself there trying to stay out of the 40+ degree sun!

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

    – Damienne Bingham

  • vaggypar
    vaggyparabout 4 years ago

    Great Work .!!

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Touchofeden
    Touchofedenabout 4 years ago

    Very nice picture – I dont envy him in that heat

  • Thank you! I did envy him, I was standing in the sun!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • VallaV
    VallaVabout 4 years ago

    a person likes softer))))

  • Thank you

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • shutterbug261
    shutterbug261about 4 years ago

    wonderful capture…beautiful work

  • Thank you!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • daisygirl7
    daisygirl7about 4 years ago

    I love this capture! I love the shade too!

  • Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 4 years ago

    So impressive.

  • Oh wow, thanks Joe, that’s terrific!

    – Damienne Bingham

  • Joseph  Tillman
    Joseph Tillmanalmost 4 years ago

    You are so welcome.:)

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