Berbers in the High Atlas live in many villages surrounded by green vegetation. The people work hard on their fields, thus their living conditions are really harsh. Men smile and ask for a cigarette, women try to get some advantage from turists passing by, and kids, they are really beautiful, however they like to risk their lives by jumping in front of all vehicles trying to stop them while passing through their villages in order to beg for some money or sweets. They pretend to render you a service you have to pay for, like they remove a boulder from the road. Once your car passes by, they replace the bolder into its original position only to repeat the whole show for the next car with turists and cash again some money. So when crossing the High Atlas, be prepared, have tons of sweets or small change and drive carefully.
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yannick (1471) 2006-05-17 14:34
This is a nice landscpae in the atlas. It is surprising to see such green colours, due to the spring season. The colours are really wonderful, which makes a very inviting picture.
pboehringer (770) 2006-05-17 14:35
You just added some astonishment into my life. Snow and green crops in Morroco. OK, my stereotyped view of this african country made me think completely worng. Nice composition and colors. I like the framing very much and the play betwenn sunlight and shadows is great.
Framboisilla (5277) 2006-05-17 15:01
Nice composition on the berbere village with beautiful colors, light and shadows. Maybe it less a little sharpness ! I've done a workshop.
ramthakur (1517) 2006-05-17 15:30
Beautiful landscape, Michael.
I love the colours here and the shadow of the cloud on the hills creating a beautiful contrast. That snow covered mountain in the BG is something I could never imagine in Morocco.
valdec (7355) 2006-05-17 16:06
Fantastyczna praca, przepiekne barwy, kompozycja no i chmurki - te lubie najbardziej. Pozdrawiam
fayeulle (27827) 2006-05-17 16:20
Very nice landscape very well captured. I like this kind of country...
FilipDzik (282) 2006-05-17 17:04
very nice landscape you captured. I like shadows from the clouds falling on fields in the valley.Beautiful saturation.
andante (7092) 2006-05-18 6:07
Michael, what really impresses me, is not only the size of the shadow, but the fidelity of colors and tones you've capture. Superb job,
Amandine (1072) 2006-05-21 14:10
Very good picture Michael, your composition make us focus on the village but on the immensity of the landscape around too. Coilors are great. Well done
- Copyright: Michael Trezzi (MichaelTrezzi) (3347)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-28
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20 D, 16-35mm f2.8 L USM
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-17 14:28