The Togra Gorge area has some spectacular rock faces and rises to 300m at it's narrowest point. There is also a lovely clear river running through the gorge. When we were there it was holiday season and the river was full with people enjoying the cool water as a respite from the heat.
Just outside the gorge there are these beautiful and peaceful 'palmeries' filled with date trees, olive trees, and many other agricultural produce growing next to the river. This green belt in the valley makes a stark contrast with the otherwise barren surroundings. There are also several of these Berber villages which blend in with the landscape.
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AiresSantos (56155) 2009-01-03 0:03
Fine view from Todra gorge with these beautiful red rocks.
Excellent daily life composition with freat details
All the best
pen (509) 2009-01-03 0:08
I like your composition. The cloudless sky was so minimized. The landscape just confirm your notes. The majority of the goats was somwewhat under the shadow but still you have a great capture of the surrounding. Am sure this a remote area.
Budapestman (82620) 2009-01-03 2:46
Great daily life shot with superb composition and spectacular architectural details. The rock in the background is very imposing. Thak you for sharing.
Have a nice weekend!
holmertz (49038) 2009-01-03 3:20
I like this composition very much with the shepherd and his herd in the foreground and the village growing out of the rocks behind the green curtain. I haven't been to Morocco, but this reminds me a bit of Yemen, which is another fabulously scenic country.
Deepforest (9260) 2009-01-03 4:34
very good composition with the herd of goats and the shepherd in the foreground and the buildings in the background... Slope of the mount in the background gives dramaturgy for composition... :o) Nice natural colours.
Cretense (68701) 2009-01-03 6:06
Hi Wanda! Happy new year, best wishes to you and your loved ones!
Excellent daily life scene, a natural take, greatly composed and framed! Great positioning of the shepperd, beautiful background! Flawless light managment and beautiful colours! Congratulations!
Gerrit (51926) 2009-01-03 12:45
prachtige foto met de kudde geiten en zijn herder en dat prachhtige dorp tegen de bergen aan,
siolaw (38292) 2009-01-04 20:49
A well balanced compo with village and shephard balancing each other... Well sharp and with lovely warm colors.
A fine daily life picture!
Have a super 2009!
aadilj (18102) 2009-01-04 21:20
Hi wanda, this is superb and so well handled. I love the tones and the landscape. This is intense and very well composed
Greg1949 (9011) 2009-01-05 11:39
Wanda, nice one, wonderfully clear and sharp, great capture.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-01-05 12:42
Nice rural image with definite warming value in the winter cold and the typical mosque shape complementing well the ongoing scene showing their daily life.
Happy new Year JY
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-01-07 8:58
beautiful capture of this daily life scene. I can almost taste the dust. Great job!
Thanks and take care,
- Copyright: Wanda van den Hogen (Wanda1) (15128)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-08-21
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon 5D, Canon 28-105mm F/3.5-4.5 USM, RAW
- Exposure: f/22, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-01-02 23:43