Late night trading in the Souks of Damascus, Syria.
WINNER of Art of the Middle East Group “Markets” Challenge
WINNER of Shopfronts Group “Night Shopping” Challenge
GROUP AVATAR Art of the Middle East Group 10/09/2009

At The Market Group
Travel and Adventure Group
True Colors of Asia Group
Shopfronts Group

514 Views on 12/07/2010


travel, portrait, syria, markets, shops, souks, damascus


  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddabout 5 years ago

    The framing is excellent!! I love the character, in the stall and the stallkeeper!!

  • Thanks for the kind encouragement.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • AmandaH
    AmandaHabout 5 years ago

    Excellent shot… :o)

  • Thanks Amanda, and thanks for taking the time to comment.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • Angie Muccillo
    Angie Muccilloabout 5 years ago

    Superb composition and color…so full of character!! Love it!

  • Thanks Angie, apologies if I don’t reply to all your supporting visits. They are always appreciated.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • Rodney Trenchard
    Rodney Trenchardabout 5 years ago

    Lovin ya work Mike

  • Thanks Rodney. Always appreciate your visits.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • karentillotson
    karentillotsonabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic image Mike…love these “slice of life” shots!!

  • Hi Karen, good to hear from you. I love these type of shots too, but difficult to get one that just works well.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • Silvia Ganora
    Silvia Ganoraabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful capture! Love the light and the colors!

  • Silvia, thanks for the comments and visit.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    We had a chance to go to syria last year, But my wife will not travel to places like this now, She doesnt trust the people which is sad. What a fantastic image though Mike, well done.

  • Thanks again Ric. Syria is a great place, the people are friendly and it is extremely safe. Western media can be very cruel and biased, which really is part of the problem. Whenever the opportunity arrive again, all I can say is GO without any doubts.

    – Michiel de Lange

  • RicAlexander
    RicAlexanderabout 5 years ago

    I will one day, and probably it will be by myself as she will not go, We talked about this after i posted the first comment. You are right though, the british media really tick the boot in IMO. Yes i would have a little concern over what could happen, mainly fuelled by this, but i dont think it would stop me going.

  • Wayne  Pearson
    Wayne Pearsonabout 5 years ago

    Brilliant image, full of personality

  • Thanks Wayne!

    – Michiel de Lange

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasabout 5 years ago

    Beautiful light, composition, smile and a welcome feeling… Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • That’s Damascus in a nutshell. I just love the place. Think Aleppo is my next stop.

    – Michiel de Lange

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