Sunday, 7 August 2011

Frame Within A Frame

Street in Essaouira, Morocco
Today I`m linking up to Kat`s prompt to use the compositional technique of a frame within a frame in her Exploring With a Camera series.

This is a photo I took back in April when my friend Deborah and her daughter were visiting from Paris. We spent the day in the coastal town of Essaouira - about a 2 hour drive from Marrakech. If you ever come to Morocco (and you should - it is beautiful, colourful, interesting and a photographer`s paradise) head to Essaouira - put on the map by Jimi Hendrix back in the 1960s, it  has a laid back arty ambiance.

The frame within a frame technique is something I shall try out more in my photography.. perhaps using plantation or people as my inner frame next time. Take a look at Kat`s blog. She is an incredible photographer and teacher of e-courses, and organizer of the Liberate Your Art Postcard Swap. I know that 2 of my postcards have arrived at their destinations (both in the US) and I`m still waiting for my first 2 swap postcards to arrive here in Morocco.

For more Black & White photos of Essaouira, click here.

25 comments:

Ellie said...

Hi, I thought I had already posted this so I hope it doesn't appear twice. Lol
I really like your picture - it really invites you in, if you know what I mean :)
I didn't realise Jimi Hendrix had connections there, you learn something new every day.

diane said...

This is such a great shot. I want to come to Morocco to meet you first and then go on a photo journey.
I have received 3 postcards from Kat's swap so far and one of mine was acknowledged received in Mexico!

Catherine said...

what a great picture. Morocco sounds (and looks) like a fabulous place

Veronica said...

beautiful photo. i cannot wait to visit morocco some day.

Ellie said...

Hi thanks for the visit. Yes I have to admit the beach was lovely today - just goes to show you don't always have to have sunny weather to enjoy it.
Ellie

gina said...

Wonderful photo....it does capture an exotic air!
Morocco has been on my travel list for awhile, and now I will have to move it up in priority.



HOOTIN' ANNI
said...

I love the structural lines you've captured. And the 'action' of the figure in the center to be a focal point. Incredible work.

HIDDEN SAND DOLLAR ...Happy Monday.

Kala said...

Wonderfully framed image Annabella.

Elsie said...

Awesome picture.

Petra said...

great photo. and thanks for the link to your friend's blog!

Yiota said...

Hi, Annbella!
This is a wonderful photo!
Morocco is one of the places I'd like to visit one day and it's not so far away from here (Greece).

ladyfi said...

Wow - this is a stunning shot!

Little Dotty Bird said...

what a stunning shot! There are so many beautiful and interesting shapes and textures. Your blog has given me such a yearning to travel! I'd love to take part in a swap of some kind, the postcard swap sounds good. I'll keep an eye out for the next one.

Paula said...

Gorgeous...so much to see! This is just so rich in detail; the frame and the light draw you right in!

LatteLisa said...

that's a great photo

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful photo ~ thanks!

namaste, Carol visiting from Come Share with a Camera ( my blog is Share the Creative Journey) and A Creative Harbor ~ come visit ~ thanks

Cathy H. said...

Wonderful! I love the child running to the light!! Well done!

Lynn said...

Lovely photo, I love frames too. Through your blog I am getting an appetite to visit Morocco - it certainly is very picturesque.

Paula said...

talk about perfect match between photograph and prompt. love this shot, Annabella.

Alissa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the way the light shines down and catches the silhouette of the little guy in motion. It draws you in....

Leanne said...

I love this photo, it does draw you in through the frame. ANd interesting colours and people in the shot.

Kat Sloma said...

I really love the dramatic lighting in this image, your processing really enhanced it. Thanks for linking it in - I hope you'll put it in the Flickr pool! I wish I could have gotten to Morocco while in Europe, I'll just have to make a special trip! I hope your postcards arrive soon. :)

Talibah said...

I love this photo, it is filled with possibilities!

Sherry Smyth said...

There are frames within the frames!

Prof. S said...

Your photography is so beautiful, Annabella...and I love this particular photo! Thank you so much!