Photographer's Note

Marrakech Vert

To complete the RedGreenBlue series (thanx for the RGB idea, Kath) today Marrakech Vert. Marrakech has many green spaces, like the park of the Kotoubia mosque and the Menara gardens.
Displayed here is a orange grove in the central garden of the Palais Badii (Badia Palace) This was the royal palace during the Saadian dynasty, when Marrakech was the Imperial Capital. The complex was built in 1578-1594 around a court yard with sides 135 and 110 meters and was vengefully stripped in 17th century after the end of the dynasty, marble parts were re-used in the constructions of other buildings.

The PCS3 work flow: I altered the saturation, contrast, curves and levels for the whole pic and some elements separately, using different layers, enhanced the edges, USM-ed, added a frame and resized and did a gentle USM (0,9px, 22%) again. The image quality is alas a bit sub par due to the great amount of detail in the trees here and the noisy character of the Z5 images, I had to set a very high jpg compression factor.

exif data

Camera Manufacturer : KONICA MINOLTA
Camera Model : DiMAGE Z5
Exposure time [s] : 1/1000
F-Number : 4.5
Exposure program : Aperture priority (3)
ISO speed ratings : 50
Date taken : 2008:03:08 11:41:53
Exposure bias value : -2/1
Metering mode : Evaluative, Multi-segment (5)
Focal length [mm] : 36 mm (35 mm equiv)
Colour space : sRGB
Contrast : Normal
Saturation : Normal
Sharpness : Normal

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