We were hiking in the remote area up on the Atlas Mountain, we came across a few herds of goats and sheep, tended by one or two person, this young Sheppard is looking at the approaching storm, I was wondering where he would hide if it rain, there were not house or anything around for miles, just rocky hills and small bushes. Many of the Berbers people up on the Atlas Mountain are nomad. They collect the fur from the goat and sheep for making carpet.
Berbers are the indigenous ethnic group of North Africa west of the Nile Valley. They are continuously distributed from the Atlantic to the Siwa oasis, in Egypt, and from the Mediterranean to the Niger River. Historically they spoke the Berber language or varieties of it, which together form a branch of the Afro-Asiatic linguistic family. Today, varieties of Maghrebi colloquial Arabic are spoken by a large portion of Berbers besides the Berber language itself. Foreign languages like French are used by the educated in Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. Spanish is also known by some Berbers in Morocco and in the annexed Western Sahara and Italian in Libya. This presence of European languages was due to Europe's occupation and colonization of the Berber world. Today, most Berber-speaking people live in Morocco and Algeria, smaller Berber-speaking populations are scattered throughout Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Mali and Niger, as well as various diasporas living in Europe.
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nikkitta (8937) 2013-09-20 15:50
I am going to have the honor to be the first to watch and comment your capture of the berber, preceded by an informative note
Good to manage to blur the background, so to add contrast at the portrait in an attractive way, with soft colors and only the typical blue of the berbers as the eye catching point
The beauty of the frame deserves also congrats
Well done, happy week end
fds (6315) 2013-09-20 21:43
dear friend way lim
fantastic picture with this very beautiful portrait
great scharpnees and excellent colors
besnard (49941) 2013-09-20 22:08
Un superbe portrait d'une grande netteté. La prise rapprochée nous permet de voir les détails.
Bravo et bon week-end.
jjcordier (67186) 2013-09-20 23:09
Un portrait de très belle qualité, coloré et d'une belle netteté, de ce jeune berbère. Gestion parfaite de la profondeur de champ.
emka (64134) 2013-09-20 23:16
Hi Way, Splendid portrait of this Tuareg or Berber boy. Fantastic blue scarf. Excellent shot.
WArm regrads from France MAlgo
abmdsudi (32471) 2013-09-20 23:54
A strong portrait with gentle cool result Way! The softness of light, details, the eye grabbing colours and clarity with superb use of dof & background softness have set off the profile of subject so stunningly. The time is precise, good tones and clarity, the interesting eyes - being the strength in any portrait - is really impressive and well seen
enhances the appeal and charm further. An awesome clean quality image. Top notch and TFS
carlo62 (19357) 2013-09-21 0:01
bellissimo ritratto, un profilo affascinante e misterioso, la sciarpa blu è splendida.
Bello scatto e bella presentazione.
Royaldevon (21405) 2013-09-21 0:47
A striking portrait!
Your narrow dof has captured the textures of the cloth with such detail that it is almost palpable, whilst the face, just showing the focussed eyes, has a powerful directness.
We seem to know so much about his culture and style from this very brief look.
Have a great day,
papagolf21 (79546) 2013-09-21 0:55
Excellent portrait de ce berbère au regard perçant et fier.
L'ensemble se détache merveilleusement sur ce fond flouté.
Très belle réalisation.
jemaflor (74044) 2013-09-21 1:01
Excellent portrait, perfect sahrpness, interesting blue tone, tfs.
jhm (127927) 2013-09-21 1:18
Almost not to believe that these Berbers can life in the desert or mountains with sheep and goats.
Your portrait is very well made, we see clear the details of the kerchief
Also a very well detailed picture with a lot sharpness made.
Excellent composition, lovely presentation.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
BennyV (13058) 2013-09-21 2:32
What a lovely portrait, Way. Great sharpness/focus on the typical blue textiles.
Morocco is high on our wanting-to-visit list. Basically we wait for the ramadan to move away from the summer months (which are the months for us travel). Your pictures are an inspiration here.
subhendu_bagchi (21006) 2013-09-21 2:37
the blue is really eye catching and created a nice atmosphere to see the side profile of him with such a pleasant bokehed background. Nice use of zoom with f/7.1... Great clarity in this sharp composition. Tfs.
cornejo (22464) 2013-09-21 4:16
Hi Way, excellent portrait of this man blue desert, perfectly captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light and color. Excellent note. Excellent and interesting job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this beautiful work.
Good night and happy Sunday.
All the best from southern Spain.
olive224 (2505) 2013-09-21 4:55
High quality image with a fantastic bokey (probably a 70-200 f/2.8 right ?)
The colors are very consistent and the sharpness awesome
Too bad the man does not look at you ... ;)
janneman (2324) 2013-09-21 6:20
LOve this protrait and the beautiful blue!!
Romano46 (11425) 2013-09-21 15:55
un'altra delle tue eccellenti realizzazioni.
Composizione, colori e la stessa espressione del soggetto contribuiscono alla perfetta riuscita dello scatto.
Particolarmente interessante anche il soggetto.
Ciao e buona domenica
danos (78056) 2013-09-23 1:26
nice the portrait of the native man with his Berber blue to be the eye's catching for everyone photographer.Excellent the light and the colour management as the clarity and the beauty of the scene.
zanzi (13040) 2013-09-23 12:39
Love the sharpness and the vibrant color.
mesutilgim (72944) 2013-09-23 12:42
Amazing portrait from Marocco !
Very good pov and layout. The bright blue headdress makes it a topclass work.
TFS and best regards
ChrisJ (91238) 2013-09-24 10:24
A familiar sight, as I just got back from Morocco 3 weeks ago. I wish I had taken a few more good people shots like this, with superb fg sharpness and nice bokeh. The differential focus nicely separates the profiled Berber man from the oof bg. Tfs!
Cricri (92123) 2013-09-26 4:53
Un très beau portrait de ce jeune berbère, netteté et couleurs au top sous le fond flouté
mkamionka (27065) 2013-09-30 6:59
a colleague at work sitting next to me is from this region although on Algerian side, his original language is Berberic.
Beautiful portrait. The blue color adds a lot of life to the scene. Very pleasantly blurred background.
Very well done!
Angshu (52890) 2013-10-07 3:35
A nice portrait! The clarity is excellent. Of course the point of interest are trhe two blues...the blue of the robe and the blue of his scarf...the latter is definitely eye catching! Good DOF to blur the BG. Fine work!
EstudioChispa (1694) 2013-10-10 14:59
A superb portrait! It shows your usual fine eye for color and sharpness, and also shows us how to add a bit of mystery, with the subject looking away and partially hidden.
Very instructive post -- thanks for sharing!
Didi (51265) 2013-10-10 17:12
Great profile of the berber with a good selective DOF setting with a blur background
adores (30805) 2013-10-11 16:55
Seems you got some really good portraits during your trip to Morocco. Focus is very good and I like the colours, specially the blue turban. He seems completely concentrated on something else and unaware of your camera.
COSTANTINO (44099) 2013-10-15 23:27
the blue contrasts perfectly with the rest
of this capture I love portraits and in
my opinion is a difficult work to present
a portrait with its details
this typical blue of the berbers
have a nice day
tatadalou (3975) 2013-10-19 10:48
Another nice portrait, with great sharpness and a striking blue colour. Excellent ! Regards,