Sarajevo, Baščaršija

Posted by Mariana Maoduš (Waterloo, Canada) on 9 June 2011 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.


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Baščaršija is Sarajevo's old bazaar and the historical and cultural center of the city. Baščaršija was built in the 15th century when Isa-Beg Isaković founded the town!


"The moment always dictates in my work. What I feel, I do. This is the most important thing for me. Everybody can look, but they don't necessarily see. I never calculate or consider; I see a situation and I know that it's right, even if I have to go back to get the proper lighting."
~ Andre Kertesz

Kat from Lorraine, France

Excellent ce noir et blanc, la vieille ville , la bazar, une belle ambiance.

9 Jun 2011 5:26am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

It looks like an old postcard! Splendid processing, great job. Mariana nice day.

9 Jun 2011 5:29am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Excellent ce N&B ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

9 Jun 2011 5:55am

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Excellent B/W , very dark and beautiful , I think it was a very colored place first ? Phil

9 Jun 2011 6:02am

Monterey John from Hollister, CA, United States

Very nice exposure!

9 Jun 2011 6:30am

Gérard Beullac from Paris, France

A picture from the 40's?
It looks like.
Poweful processing.

9 Jun 2011 7:02am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

great shot

9 Jun 2011 7:09am

STEED from D, France

A Picture of an other century.............I LOVE !!!!

9 Jun 2011 7:19am

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

it is great to see, that there are still historical parts in the town, which wasn´t destroyed by this terrible war in the 90´s! beautiful theme and processing, it looks like you seperated the shot in two parts by your processing!

9 Jun 2011 7:26am

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A complex and detailed image. I love the balance in the composition. Lovely gritty grainy texture !!

9 Jun 2011 8:04am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Always a great street shot, you've got the gift

9 Jun 2011 8:06am

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Powerful processing

9 Jun 2011 8:34am

PATRICK from miramas, France


9 Jun 2011 9:13am

Chantal from Terheijden, Netherlands

very good dark B&W with perfect contrast to give it power

9 Jun 2011 9:50am

gobou from Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire

A vintage shot very well composed - love the perspective on the right

9 Jun 2011 10:06am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Great treatment ! Superb composition .

9 Jun 2011 10:52am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

I like how you show the market stall as well as the crowd. The grainy b&w film look creates an excellent mood for this street shot.

9 Jun 2011 11:14am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Excellent expression in BW. I like your way.

9 Jun 2011 11:37am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Great street shot....wonderful treatment.

9 Jun 2011 12:08pm

Tomek from Poznań, Poland

Treatment makes the special mood. I like it.

9 Jun 2011 12:15pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan


9 Jun 2011 12:22pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Packed with goods for sale that I want to look at! I love this kind of shop, full of interesting items and in this example, a long history. Beautiful atmosphere in your composition, and I really like the look of the people on this rustic street; super processing.

9 Jun 2011 12:34pm

JacklineG from Béarn, France

Beaucoup de force et de contraste pour ce N&B ! belle atmosphère ! Bonne journée Mariana

9 Jun 2011 12:54pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An excellent B&W shot Mariana! Wonderful textures and tones to give it a rich and yet old feel. Well done! ;-)

9 Jun 2011 1:04pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Really fine, I like the gritty graininess of this photo.

9 Jun 2011 1:41pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

Excellent street scene, and I love this processing - very unique!

9 Jun 2011 1:56pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

Always interesting to visit a market. Good pic.

9 Jun 2011 2:05pm

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

Really great and interesting shot! I love the way the textures pop out in the B&W image!

9 Jun 2011 2:35pm

mseguid from Es Castell-Menorca-I Balears, Spain

Great picture. I like it

9 Jun 2011 2:40pm

RonnyVee from Tielt, Belgium

Wonderful in B/W. I also love the processing, Mariana.

9 Jun 2011 2:43pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

superbe n&b bonne soirée

9 Jun 2011 3:08pm

Francisco Romero from Carbajal de la Legua, Spain

Very good combination of the shop with the high key background. It makes the scene appear much older.

9 Jun 2011 3:22pm

morgan from canyon Country, United States

Very rich with detail. Very nice work.

9 Jun 2011 3:39pm

Roland from Manila, Philippines

wonderful rendering of this street in Sarajebo...its always nice to see how people preserves their history and heritage...great catch!

9 Jun 2011 4:08pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Nice street shot, I loved your last photo from Sarajevo.

9 Jun 2011 4:22pm

Richard from Montferland, Netherlands

I love the contrast between left and right.....fantastic work my lady! Love this shot!

9 Jun 2011 4:50pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Excellent B&W shot of this bazaar. Wonderful :)

9 Jun 2011 4:56pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

superbe scène de rue Nb splendide cadrage et effet

9 Jun 2011 5:06pm

Rayak from Paris, France

Superb b&w processing matching the bazar so well.

9 Jun 2011 5:43pm

franz from Baden, Austria

cool compo and image planning! love the bright light on the left!

9 Jun 2011 5:45pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fine leading lines. i love the processing

9 Jun 2011 5:59pm

@john4jack: yes, all this AM3 is FINE !!!!

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautful processing!

9 Jun 2011 6:56pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Oh my heavens!! This is amazing, dark and mysterious in a small way but also fun loking and very very intriguing....great one here, Mariana - thanks for stopping by my blog, too ;-)

9 Jun 2011 7:13pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Actually part dark and part light, eh?? ;-)

9 Jun 2011 7:14pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful street scene, nice capture!

9 Jun 2011 7:40pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

I love the reflections seen in the glass on the left which reveals to us what is outside the frame on the right. Great textures through this processing as well.

9 Jun 2011 7:58pm

Loukas from Ilioupolis, Greece

Nice image! Sarajevo is a place I want to visit. Crossroads of nations and religions.

9 Jun 2011 8:47pm

@Loukas: when I was living in Sarajevo, I was in Greece a few times, but mostly visiting my sis on Malta ! You would not be sorry to visit Sarajevo !

guillaume from Paris, France

Love the texture !

9 Jun 2011 9:11pm

Silvia Ganora Photography from Domodossola, Italy

Love the high contrast here!

9 Jun 2011 11:01pm

BBM from Sussex, United Kingdom

Great processing!

10 Jun 2011 1:32am

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

great shot, beautful processing!

10 Jun 2011 3:42am

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

excellent composition! I like the choice of PP

10 Jun 2011 4:08am

@Magda: thanks Magda !

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

look at all the interesting things in the shop. it is also interesting how you chose to sharpen the contrast and take the color away-- the photo is almost like a too-vivid memory. beautifully done, mariana!

10 Jun 2011 4:39am

@Seraphine: hey Sara, thanks a lot :)

Lacroux from Aubergenville, France

j'adore le grain, façon photo analogique ancienne.
La composition toute en contraste entre la noirceur de la boutique et la saturation de la lumière de la rue est saisissante. J'aime beaucoup.
Bonne journée.

10 Jun 2011 7:58am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This shop with the souvenirs reminds me a lot of similar ones I saw in Hong Kong. I love thr strong contrast in the B&W processing.

10 Jun 2011 1:27pm

Ansie from Paarl, South Africa

Love the grittiness.

10 Jun 2011 3:38pm

kgoks from Kanagawa, Japan

wonderful atmosphere!

10 Jun 2011 11:28pm

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

Really like the composition and your processing, I think it looks a fascinating place to visit, maybe one day

11 Jun 2011 11:56am

Véronique from Here & Now, France

Jooooli !!!!!!!!
Ce que j'aime dans la photo c'est l'opposition entre le côté gauche de la rue et son empilement d'objets, bijoux, tissus et l'austérité des batiments qui font face au bazar. La foule au milieu "navigue" entre deux mondes , entre deux "états".

13 Jun 2011 6:34am

Irene from L C, France

J'aime le traitement qui donne à la photo le charme de mon souvenir de Sarajevo .... Je crois même reconnaître cette rue...

14 Jun 2011 6:04pm

akbari from Tehran, Iran

to my land Sfrkn

4 Jul 2011 5:12am

@akbari: i do not get this comment ? your land ?

Hashem Hosseini from Mashhad, Iran

Splendid focus,
thumbz up!!!

18 Aug 2011 7:10pm

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