This week, Ailsa‘s photo challenge theme is Off-Centre.
I like my photos off-centred, and a couple of months ago, I struggled quite a bit when Ailsa made us showcase photos with the theme Centre. I had to flick through my old folders until I found something suitable.
This week however, the struggle is more to make a choice of one photo to post. One that I like, that is different and that clearly illustrates the benefits of off-centring photos.
The Hassan II mosque in Casablanca (Morocco) is the 7th largest mosque in the world, a huge, impressive, magnificent monument built in 1993.
Up to 100.000 worshippers can gather together for prayer in and around the mosque. However Moroccans also like to hang out on the mosque’s outside grounds and take photos of each other (and selfies nowadays).
Although most people pose standing at the centre of the majestic gates, I have taken this photo where a mother and her children, probably waiting for a family member praying inside, were not posing and clearly off-centred.