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Morrocco Trip, August 08 (Many pics!)

PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 5:32 pm
by Robodent
these were all taken in and around Marrakech, taken with my D80, AF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 G (this was the only lens i had at the time besides my 50mm, but that didnt see mch use in general. that was mainly due to the fact that i was walking around without my bag, so just me, camera and a general zoom lens. :)
all photos resized and compressed using Capture NX2, extra postproccessing is detailed on photo.
Hope you enjoy these photos, comment, critique and questions welcome :P


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Lens: 18-135mm@ 18mm
Mode: Aperture
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 1/60
ISO: 100
Taken in Medersa Ben Youseff, a old koranic monastry/school

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 62mm
Mode: Program
Aperture:f5.3
Shutter: 1/60
ISO: 100

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 90mm
Mode: Program
Aperture:f5.6
Shutter:1/500
ISO: 100
The mosque of Ben Youseff

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Lens:18-135mm@ 18mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: 1/3.5
Shutter: 1/4
ISO:100
Part of the Souks


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Lens:18-135mm@ 66mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f5.3
Shutter: 1/13
ISO: 100
Part of the Souks

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Lens:18-135mm@ 52mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f5
Shutter: 1/30
ISO: 320
Part of the Souks- one of the pottery stalls
Out of box colours! this place is full of very vibrant and bright stalls or shops like this

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Lens:18-135mm@ 62mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f5.3
Shutter: 1/20
ISO: 100

Posted this because i took it as i remembered that in a similar post someone on the forum mentioned it? just a thought :?

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Lens:18-135mm@ 38mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 1/250
ISO: 100

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Lens:18-135mm@ 18mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/60
ISO: 100

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 32mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f8
Shutter: 1/250
ISO: 320

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 135mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f5.6
Shutter: 1/250
ISO: 100
Cropped form original
This is one of the water sellers that are always around the main square. They are a major distinguishing feature (and in a way a tourist attraction) of the square. :) couldnt get close enough to get a full shot as wouldnt be natural, as they would pose or hide, depending on wether you gave them mony or not

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 18mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f3.5
Shutter: 1/10
ISO: 250
Also sharpened using unsharp mask

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 20mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f5
Shutter: 1/100
ISO: 100

All below were taken of the Jemaa El Fna night market, one of the regular features of the City, every night the place transforms from an open square to a jam packed area of eating and entertainment. A distinguishing feature of the holiday was one of the stall holders or advertisers coming over to us and saying "welcome to my restaurant, you like Marks & Spencers, we (are) like Primark, Cheap as Chips!"- he goes to say "its very nice, air conditioned innit" his english was very good, but what was best was this speech and the accent and the repetitons of these phrases. A classiic and truly memorable part of the trip.

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 18mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f3.5
Shutter: 1/50
ISO: 200
-1ev expsoure compensation

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 40mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f4.5
Shutter: 1/30
ISO: 400

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 24mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f4
Shutter: 1/40
ISO: 500


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Lens: 18-135mm@ 44mm
Mode: Program
Aperture: f4.8
Shutter: 1/2.5
ISO: 500
+1.3ev exposure compensation

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Lens: 18-135mm@ 40mm
Mode: Night Landscape (!)
Aperture: f7.1
Shutter: 1/25
ISO: 400

All of these were taken from one of the various cafes that overlook the place, they are glorified tourist-traps really. where we were the balcony was absoulutley packed with tourist with cameras. on the balconies you had to wait to sit down for ages, they were that busy and most of the customers were tourists.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 11:50 am
by jka
Nice job......
Good colour, looks "true to life" and not overdone.

PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:20 pm
by alex168
I must say, very good use of the different automatic programs!

My guess was that you found yourself in various challenging lightning situations, and instead of playing around with ISO, f-number and shutter speed all the time you focused on composition which is the RIGHT thing to do!

Great shot of Mara!

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:30 pm
by Q u e n t i n
Ooh! These great shots bring back memories of when I went to Tunisia, it was breath taking. I really like the results of inside the souks where there isn't so much light (because thats where I failed miserably :? ) Nice job, some daylight pictures seem a tad overexposed.

Note: you weren't the first on the coke can! :wink:

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 1:34 am
by patti
fascinating collection, I find that architecture really appealing with the salmon against the blue sky...the mystic...the hustle bustle of that life style..it looks like a lighting nightmare with the nooks and crannies, shadows and back light. The idea is to learn what works, and apply it. This set shows off the flavor of the environment. Thanks for bringing this out for us to look at, and see what works...what we might choose to do the same, and what we might tweak a little.


patti