The little city of Agdz is the gate of the beautiful Drâa valley, a 90 kilometres long palm grove following the river Drâa, the longest river of Morocco (about 1,1000 km). The name of the city means "rest place" : the city was an important commercial place on the former caravan road from Marrakech to Tombouctou. The mountain in the background over the palm grove is Djebel Kissane.
The light conditions were very poor that day, it was hot, cloudy and I took the picture at the worst moment of the day. But thanks to Lightroom I could make it valuable to see I think ! This beautiful Drâa valley had to be on my travelogue anyway !
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dta (77117) 2014-05-08 3:38
Salut Olivier ,
Excellent travail sur l'éclairage en PP , pour donner le meilleur effet . Cette palmeraie est magnifique , contrastant avec les montagnes arides .
Oceania (5202) 2014-05-08 8:28
You're showing us a very unique landscape. The light condition may be poor, but the result is pretty good. It's a beautiful picture. Thanks for sharing.
samson (1537) 2014-05-08 8:29
The bald mountain, having been sculptured by winds and rains, is a pleasure to look at from far. And contrast that with lush greenery of palms. Your picture brought out the beauty of this place. Well done.
jjcordier (79297) 2014-05-08 21:50
Impressionnante palmeraie aux pieds du djebel. Beau contraste entre la végétation et l'aridité de l'arrière-plan. Le format plus grand permet d'admirer les détails de l'image et, en particulier, le village au pied de la montagne.
Mics (936) 2014-05-09 1:49
Beautiful presentation of the landscape despite the poor light condition. Nicely managed and well done. :-)
- Copyright: Olivier THIERRY (chawax) (20752)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-30
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 60D, Sigma 17-70/2.8-4 DC Macro
- Exposure: f/11, 1/60 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Morocco / Maroc 2013
- Date Submitted: 2014-05-08 3:34
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