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Posted by
marci (washington dc, United States) on 19 January 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

stall number 1

part of the experience of the djemaa el fna square in marrakech is eating at one of the food stalls. stall number 1 was recommended to us by several - fortunately it was easy to find. among the basic choices there are tagine, couscous, and brouchette. they're all cooked on open grills as shown in this shot.

the bustle of the waiters and the smoke of the grill are never to be forgotten. and perhaps even more memorable was walking to the square the next morning and seeing barely a hint that the stall were even there the night before....

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thanks for the color spotlight on this one!!

please comment!

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Céline from New York City, United States

Great shot ! It looks very professional !

19 Jan 2011 5:20am

Behrooz Sangani from Tehran, Iran

I've had a enormous breakfast, and you got me hungry again! Great capture of the colors and smoke.

19 Jan 2011 5:40am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Superb shot you capture here. It has everything. I love the smoke in the air - can almost taste that food! Lovely rich colours and pleasing bokeh effect as well.

19 Jan 2011 6:00am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great image!!! beautiful and so real - makes me truly hungry !

19 Jan 2011 6:30am

Benkirane Thami from Fès, Morocco

Belle ambiance enfumée qui titille les narine et nous fait saliver !
Bonne journée lumineuse!

19 Jan 2011 8:11am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

That looks so inviting and delicious! I can almost smell the herbs and the charcoals. Beautiful and mouthwatering still life!

19 Jan 2011 8:11am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Stunning! I love the mood here. Lovely light and tones. I like the smoke - I can nearly smell it.. yummy!

19 Jan 2011 9:01am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

You have captured a really great mood here Marci ^^

19 Jan 2011 9:11am

Yvon from Orleans, France

une telle image me donne faim;
bon appétit à tous

19 Jan 2011 9:49am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

This is such a fabulous shot.....I love the steam rising from the cooking. I love my tagine and enjoy cooking up delicious meals in it..I can almost smell the divine aromas from your shot.

19 Jan 2011 9:55am

olivier Paillet from toulouse, France

Nice shot ! Like the atmosphere !!! Well done !

19 Jan 2011 10:02am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Très beau rendu, ça me met en appétit, j'aime beaucoup cette scène

19 Jan 2011 10:11am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Love the Tagines and Keftas.. mmmm.. beautiful shot.

19 Jan 2011 10:16am

k@ from Paris, France

I can smell this photo - SO yummy, the colors too !

19 Jan 2011 11:12am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Delicious shot...

19 Jan 2011 11:47am

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of nature Canada &, United Kingdom

You can almost feel the heat and sample the aroma. Very well captured.

19 Jan 2011 11:47am

manisha from east london, South Africa

great atmosphere - love it! it is making my tummy grumble with hunger!

19 Jan 2011 2:02pm

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I'd truly like to visit Stall 1 some day. Looks wonderful.

19 Jan 2011 2:38pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

an absolutely enticing image - if i could, i would order brochette and couscous at once, it looks so inviting!

19 Jan 2011 2:51pm

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

This has caught the atmos' perfectly, I can smell it!..and nice colour balance.

19 Jan 2011 2:56pm

parisa from shiraz, Iran

delicious I feel hungry .nice shot

19 Jan 2011 3:30pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

This is a wonderful image! I can smell the wonderful food from here!

19 Jan 2011 3:34pm

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

Very very good shot! It's so real!

19 Jan 2011 5:34pm

Allan Clark from Dunedin, New Zealand


19 Jan 2011 5:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

wonderful the way there is detail in the foreground and then everything moves into the smoke. beautifully done

19 Jan 2011 6:00pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

The best shot on AM3 today!

19 Jan 2011 6:16pm

@CElliottUK: aw - what a really nice thing to say!! thanks :-)

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Lovely!!! Brings back such great memories of the djemaa el fna!!! Incredible how they transform that square at night. A magnificent place , and a great image that captures the mood.

19 Jan 2011 6:39pm

jeffrey from Haydenville, United States

makes me very hungry! beautiful color and lighting!

19 Jan 2011 9:44pm

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

Atmospheric and delicious looking too!

20 Jan 2011 3:16am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Love this shot!! All the steam is great!

20 Jan 2011 4:19am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

yum yum! excellent POV/frame with lots of colour and movement from both the cooking smoke and twinkling lights!

20 Jan 2011 7:26am

Magrat from Nordhausen, Germany

Mhmm.... yummy... It looks so very tasty, Marci! And you've captured this stall in such a wonderful way... :)

20 Jan 2011 8:29am

حسن صنوبری from Tehran, Iran

How beautiful and delicious.

20 Jan 2011 11:39am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

oh, this is so perfect marci!!
Excellent combination of colours and light and the feeling here is superb!
How is life?
I´m following very closely the events in tunesia and algeria, but heard nothing else. Cheers, Daniela

20 Jan 2011 1:19pm

@daniela scharnowski: life in morocco is calm. I, too, am following the happenings in the nearby countries!

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight! Very well deserved!

21 Jan 2011 4:41am

sunstone_maria from California, United States

great !!! congratulations!!!!

21 Jan 2011 5:03am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Stunning picture! Congratulations for the "Spotlight Color". Good day.

21 Jan 2011 6:09am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Congratulations for the Spotlight Color....Beautiful.

21 Jan 2011 7:55am

mo.langel from Courtelary, Switzerland

Excellente compo, j'aime beaucoup et je sens la bonne odeur qui se dégage de cette cuisine! Les couleurs et l'atmosphère sont superbes! Bien mérité le Spotlight Color! Bavo

21 Jan 2011 8:33pm

Marie from FRESNES, France

très appétissant, superbe photo.

21 Jan 2011 8:38pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Congratulations on the Color Spotlight!

23 Jan 2011 1:36am

Monique from Koh Samui, Thailand

Congrats on the Color Spotlight!

24 Jan 2011 5:08am

Rosa Frei - Photo Emotions from Ouarzazate, Morocco

Nice image Marci!

24 Jan 2011 2:53pm

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

wow, stunning moody shot
I nearly can smell the goodies on the bbq

4 Feb 2011 9:34am

LoulouPix from New York, United States

Great mood in that picture. Love the steam and the bokeh. Great pic.

6 Feb 2011 4:17pm

Pierre from Cape Town, South Africa

lovely image, well done on capturing the moment

7 Feb 2011 9:14am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Lovely capture.

16 Feb 2011 1:03pm