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Life from the rooftops by Darth-Marlan Life from the rooftops by Darth-Marlan
Scene from hotel window,
Downtown Nairobi
Kenya
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:iconrikitza:
Rikitza Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017   Photographer
excellent photo my friend :clap:
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks, we were kind of lucky with the hotel we had there, so much happening around there :D
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regnoart Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Really good photography! :clap:
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks, this was one of the more interesting places I have spent a few days. There was so much going on out there, we were up on around the 8th floor of a hotel in what was called the "Business District" of Nairobi, but well, yeah, there were a lot of businesses around, but not of the high-rise variety, more like shanties and shacks down at street level and all this other life going on up on the roof.

There's something about traveling through places of the world that a lot of travelers don't visit, so much more life and things of interest :D
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Varagka Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
great shot!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you, this trip was one of my favorites and the second time I have spent a few months traveling in Africa, so much to see and so many wonderful people :)
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DanielWolff-Gallery Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional
Wow! What a shot. I had to look at this for quite a while to really understand what I was seeing. It almost looks like a photo manip.....very cool!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
We spent a few days at this hotel, it was listed as being in the "Business District" of Nairobi... it fronted onto a triangular roundabout with wrecked cars around it, there were a few mechanical businesses there...the facade of the hotel that was advertised was shown from the 3rd floor up, which was very modern looking... but the road and the area around was very dusty with open-drains... the entrance was up a metal flight of stairs, where a security guard sat with a metal locking gate to get further into the hotel...we were up near the top floor...this is the view from the room. Directly down below the hotel was an assortment of businesses, food sellers, phone merchants, mechanical/spray painting, etc... this shot looks across over the top of those businesses to the rooftops of some of the nearby buildings, behind them is a stream, not very clean, where all those fires are burning in the piles of rubbish.. there were also a large variety of other businesses and houses across the stream, lots of people always doing something... the kids down the bottom were swinging around having fun, the ladies up the back were chatting and drinking coffee, some time after this, the men came up and were talking and smoking, then they went back down again and the ladies and the kids came back up.

Shot from the same window:

Mechanical work + Detailing by Darth-Marlan   Stop in the shade by Darth-Marlan   Beans by Darth-Marlan
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DanielWolff-Gallery Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional
It's always an adventure around here! Very cool!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Photographer
I think that is why I can't really limit myself to one style of shooting. I see a lot of photographers that shoot primarily one style and whilst a lot of them are excellent at what they do, I would be bored very quickly if I was just shooting the same things over and over as so many of them seem to constantly be doing.

Street / Travel / Portrait shooting in not-so-traveled places I feel holds a lot more interest as there can be so much to see in the one image, not just some person draped over a lounge/chair/in a doorway etc etc :D
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful capture !!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks, this was a very interesting scene to witness
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes vey interesting! Beautiful!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thanks again :)

I am having a further look through some of the street scenes in Uganda and Madagascar at the moment, so may find a few other pieces a little later on :aww:
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 26, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeyyy that would be great :)
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
It can be a little tricky though, as there are some images that I really like, because of what I can see in them, yet on a few occasions, they barely get any response...
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ginavd Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Yeap i have the same problem sometimes. Every person individually sees something else. 
Sometimes it is difficult to point out what you see, it is better for people to find out themselves. 
If the images make you feel something and speak to you i think it is the most important independently of the response they have. 
But of course when people appreciate it , it is wonderful!
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Professional Photographer
Yeah, a lot of the time I submit stuff for own own benefit :aww: and I agree with you there too :)

Hope your weekend is going well 

:sun:
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner May 24, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Super photo PhotoPhenom avatar 
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:icondarth-marlan:
Darth-Marlan Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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Maria-Schreuders Featured By Owner May 25, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
You're so welcome  :PeaceLily: 
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