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    A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    The Blue city..



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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

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    The Blue city..

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    Rayyan: Beautiful image, my friend. I hope you and your family are well. Beautiful blues, framing, and the women is just 'right'.

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    Rayyan, very beautiful mix of colors - blue, green and red. A very nice capture.

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    Rayyan: Beautiful image, my friend. I hope you and your family are well. Beautiful blues, framing, and the women is just 'right'.

    Cheers, Matt

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    Hi Matt..how is you and yours?

    A77 eh?..thanks looking in pal.

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    Rayyan, very beautiful mix of colors - blue, green and red. A very nice capture.

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    Justin, very much appreciated. Thank you.

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    After a while, my eyes started playing tricks..or did they?


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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Very nice images from a beautiful city.

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Gorgeous color & comps Rayyan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudolino View Post
    Very nice images from a beautiful city.
    baudolino, much appreciated. Thank you.

    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    Gorgeous color & comps Rayyan!
    Hi Steve.

    I quickly scanned the Leica forum and saw the BW with the .95... beautiful.

    Thanks and best regards to you both.

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    Parking zone...


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    I am loving this series of colourful photos Rayyan. Looking forward to more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Braeside View Post
    I am loving this series of colourful photos Rayyan. Looking forward to more!
    David, thank you for stopping by. And your encouraging comments are much appreciated.

    Kindest regards.

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    Let's add a bit of velvia 50 filter simulation...


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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

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    baudolino, much appreciated. Thank you.



    Hi Steve.

    I quickly scanned the Leica forum and saw the BW with the .95... beautiful.

    Thanks and best regards to you both.
    Thank You My Friend!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Let's add a bit of velvia 50 filter simulation...

    So Rich & Vibrant! Wonderful!

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Marvelous!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shtarka1 View Post
    So Rich & Vibrant! Wonderful!
    Steve, thank you pal.

    Quote Originally Posted by MGrayson View Post
    Marvelous!

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    Matt, much appreciated.

    Best regards.

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    This is just beautiful ^

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    Rayyan, outstanding colours and compositions Love the PP'ing too.
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    This is just beautiful ^
    Thank you kindly sir.

    Quote Originally Posted by CharlesK View Post
    Rayyan, outstanding colours and compositions Love the PP'ing too.
    Charles, grateful for those kind comments.

    Kindest regards to you both.

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    M8/cron 75 asph

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Fantastic stuff Ray - I think I like the first one best - but they're all splendid . . . the pyramids are also great.
    My you do get around!
    all the best

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    Yes,
    great photos

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonoslack View Post
    Fantastic stuff Ray - I think I like the first one best - but they're all splendid . . . the pyramids are also great.
    My you do get around!
    all the best
    Jono, thanks a bunch. The Crete portfolio is masterful.

    Quote Originally Posted by ceh View Post
    Yes,
    great photos
    Thank you ceh.

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    Great images, but the last one is for sure not Marrakesh (Essaouira?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobu View Post
    Great images, but the last one is for sure not Marrakesh (Essaouira?).

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    Boris, thank you for stopping by.

    And thank you for pointing out my mistake. I meant to say ' Maghreb ' for all

    images.

    Indeed, and as you correctly point out, the previous image is from Essaouira.

    Kindest regards.

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    This image from Marrakesh in Maghreb..


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    Quote Originally Posted by rayyan View Post
    Boris, thank you for stopping by.

    And thank you for pointing out my mistake. I meant to say ' Maghreb ' for all

    images.

    Indeed, and as you correctly point out, the previous image is from Essaouira.

    Kindest regards.
    This was not meant as a critique. I just always want to know where an image has been taken, especially in interesting locations like Morocco. So far my favorites of your images are #1, #2 and #4.

    Boris

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobu View Post
    This was not meant as a critique. I just always want to know where an image has been taken, especially in interesting locations like Morocco. So far my favorites of your images are #1, #2 and #4.

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    Boris, never thought it was. Thanks for pointing out my error.

    Regards.

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Excellent shots!

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    Rayyan, beautiful exhibition of bold colours! Would you mind sharing some of your PP'ing with these shots?? Great stuff
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shac View Post
    Excellent shots!
    Shac, thanks for stopping by.

    Best regards.

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    Rayyan, beautiful exhibition of bold colours! Would you mind sharing some of your PP'ing with these shots?? Great stuff
    Charles, much appreciated.

    I use a simple technique...explaining more difficult than doing.

    I am using PS CS3.

    1. Duplicate the copy of the original.

    2. Blend mode to soft light.

    3. Make a copy of the top layer. you should have now have 3 layers.

    With blend mode of soft light for each set of two.

    4. Change the blend mode of the top layer to multiply.

    5. The ' multiply ' and ' soft light ' blend mode opacities can be dialled in using the opacity sliders. This is to taste.

    6. Be careful with the sky..it might lead to posterization there.

    7. Fine tune with curves and brush.

    Sounds complicated but takes a couple of minutes!

    For the images I have posted, I have mostly cheated and used the velvia 50

    simulation filter in Exposure 2 by AlienSkin Software.

    The first image is using the blend modes described above, and so is the

    image of the mosaic pattern and calligraphy. The others have used the filter.

    Targeted sharpening has been applied using NIK software.

    I hope that helps, but please ask me if I have been unclear.

    Glad to help.

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    Rayyan, very much appreciated!! Thank you
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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Hi Rayyan, I am trying your technique and end up with very dense/dark images with blocked shadows. Of course, using the opacity sliders can help here but loses the desired effect. What do you do to bring the images back to normal density, while keeping the Velvia 50 look? Levels?

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    Beautiful images but the blue one is killer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudolino View Post
    Hi Rayyan, I am trying your technique and end up with very dense/dark images with blocked shadows. Of course, using the opacity sliders can help here but loses the desired effect. What do you do to bring the images back to normal density, while keeping the Velvia 50 look? Levels?
    baudolino, after step 2, one can use a mask layer to prevent the effect there
    taking place. Correct that before proceeding to step 3.

    Similarly after step 3, one could use curves/layer mask to prevent/enhance
    blocking of shadows.

    If there are high contrast images to begin with, this technique will further increase the contrast and/or saturation.

    Many have rightfully mentioned that my images are over contrasty/saturated
    and have lost the shadow details completely. I understand that but I take each image on its own and process for the effect I desire.

    If that means blocked shadows/blown highlights, so be it. It depends on what
    one considers affordable to loose or that must be retained.

    Try gradient masks for large areas of high contrast.

    Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zombii View Post
    Beautiful images but the blue one is killer!
    zombii, thank you very much.

    Best regards.

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Thanks for the explanation, Rayyan. I like the image just above this. Wonderful. And it doesn't matter that the shadows are blocked, here at least. Where in Marrakech was this taken? Regards, Martin

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    Quote Originally Posted by baudolino View Post
    Thanks for the explanation, Rayyan. I like the image just above this. Wonderful. And it doesn't matter that the shadows are blocked, here at least. Where in Marrakech was this taken? Regards, Martin
    Baudolino, this was taken in Fes..Maghreb.

    Thanks for looking.

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    Away from the tourist glitz and color....life grinds on..


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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Hi Rayyan, just fabulous images, the first one is stunning.

    Glad to see someone else continuing to get great images out of a M8. I still love mine, and until there is a major improvement over the M9, I am quite content shooting with this wonderful camera.

    Your "Velvia" technique is very interesting, especially with blue colour in the image.........good stuff

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    "Away from the tourist glitz and color....life grinds on.."



    ...excellent photo

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    Re: A few focused/unfocused glimpses of Marrakesh

    Rayyan: Wonderful colors and impressive B&Ws, and as usual your pictures display the beauty as well as the unadorned reality of the places you visit. Thanks for sharing!
    Best regards - Hermann

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