A small kasbah in Dades Gorge in the Atlas Mountains, was shining in the afternoon sun in autumn.
I captured it composing with the red hill and needle-like rocks at 70mm.
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Sonata11 (33426) 2010-11-29 20:59
this composition is absolutly beautiful. I like this red hill, the autumnal scene. Very good sharpness, clarity of light and details. The view is amazing, perfectly captured. I like it very much.
SnapRJW (31623) 2010-11-29 21:04
Hello Hisashi - What a fascinating landscape. The warm low light has brought out the detail in the rock formations so well. Excellent colour saturation and contrast. Very well done! Best regards Rosemary
PaulVDV (23417) 2010-11-29 22:03
The transition from the fertile part of the landscape into the rough, barren rocks and mountains is very abrupt.
The houses of the village are all built in the same stone and the kasbah looks completely integrated into the rough surroundings.
Best regards, Paul
patdeph (35748) 2010-11-29 22:37
a fabulous landscape under a magnificent light!Really superb!
SWEETFREEDOM (23084) 2010-11-29 23:02
very nice and characteristic landscape amazing reddish rocks and nice village. The colors remember me south west u.s.a.
serp2000 (41424) 2010-11-29 23:27
Kon ban wa, Hisashi,
When I see so quality photos, I understand, that my camera is very simple and cheap. Superb sharpness , perfect colours. Impressive landscape.
Nard (6972) 2010-11-30 0:48
Godd capture of this autumnal scene. Landscape and light are beautiful and I like the different colorful trees in the foreground and this blue sky.
ktanska (25325) 2010-11-30 3:56
Impressive red desert rock formations that are all leaning to the right. Direction of light gives good contrast betwen sun and shadow. Colourful vegetation on the valley gives an idea how moisture gathers on lower regions.
dta (69502) 2010-11-30 5:23
Hello Hisashi ,
An excellent example of the fascinating landscape of Morocco . But it is rare to see this kind of view with the autumn colors . May be less contrast than with the green foliage in summer , but very interesting .
mkamionka (31527) 2010-11-30 5:38
I admire great colors here. Most of photos from Morocco are kind of washed out of colors.
The landscape is fantastic, very tempting to buy a ticket there. Esoecially now when we have temperatures below zero.
Beautiful landscape, thanks for sharing,
Longroute (19396) 2010-11-30 6:18
A very fine and spectacular landscape. Those rocks formations are really impressive! I love the division between the wooded area and the barren one: a fine and great contrast. lovely light and colours too. Most enjoyable.
yquem46 (38746) 2010-11-30 7:13
A superb shot of this village nestling in the valley of Dades
I'm pretty sure that I have the same but not posted yet
Nice association of the natural colors, brown for the ground, green for the trees
Have a nice day
holmertz (43293) 2010-11-30 8:12
A fine and impressive view captured in a superb light. This actually reminds me of some of your greatest pictures from Ladakh a few years ago. The barrenness of the mountains and the greenery of the valley are quite similar.
leo61 (0) 2010-11-30 10:25
FRom My trip to this place,I have no photos ,because I lost a filmroll in the desert.....
So I`m happy to see photos from there.It`s a bit unsharp in fore-and background but I like the colormix and the geological formations.
Oh man ,I miss this wonderful blue sky and sun on my skin ,I had ten days ago in Morrocco.Now we have minus 5 degree and 10 centimeters snow.......
Pablo25 (3184) 2010-12-02 3:05
nicely taken, beautiful scenery well seen and well presented. I would love to be there and photograph this kind of landscape, I like it very much.
Urs (14082) 2010-12-02 20:29
Memories, looking at your photograph of the Dades Gorge I remember my visit in 1986, when our car almost broke down. It looks like that the gorge did not change at all, it kept its charm. Beautiful well saturated color hues, very vibrant hues. Well done.
jhm (142067) 2010-12-03 2:40
Splendid rocks formation in background.
An excellent example of the fascinating landscape of Morocco.
Nice composition good of colors.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice weekend,
bukitgolfb301 (37068) 2010-12-03 16:42
Hi my dear Hisashi san
I enjoyed your Morocco series very much.
Tasetful and significant color presentation. Nice framework and clear description in the detail as usual as professional level. Thanks for your sharing with your fine job and have a good week
end! best regards,
macjake (58992) 2010-12-04 1:40
i'm very impressed with this.
i've taken photos in the las vegas desert, and the lighting is so strong and intense...makes it hard to photograph.
you managed the strong sunlight very well.
the greenery in the FG is so important as it gives a constrasting colour and life.
well done my friend
sacavem (18614) 2010-12-04 7:21
Good light and colors of autumn.
The village in the background, almost unnoticed. Because it uses the same materials of the mountain. So there is no chromatic aberration. It is the preservation of the natural landscape. Well done and TFS.
wolf38 (31282) 2010-12-05 2:01
Hi Hisashi. Here you show a beautiful photo from Morocco. The landscape is very typical and also the red rocks. The photo pleases me very much because it reminds me of my visit to this country 2008th Really very nice. Regards, Wolfgang.
jemaflor (87415) 2010-12-05 11:19
Great landscape very well taken, well balanced composition and nice light to give wonderful colors, well made.
Vasa (16778) 2010-12-06 16:55
Hello friend Hisashi,
your serial from Morocco is great and this landscape is so worth seeing. Such post card should be impressive. So glad to see you again. Friendly
Angshu (56406) 2010-12-06 20:08
I think the key to this picture are the peculiar rocks in the BG, a product of differential erosion, which, thanks to te light & shadow gives a distinct 3D appearance. The kasbah in the FG, also drenched in that pastel light looks so small from this view. The contrast between the warm red rock colour & the green of the foliage is lovely!
s_lush (16134) 2010-12-07 9:47
This a really breathtaking view of such unique rock formations. I have never seen such fantastical shapes of rocks. Excellent composition, beautiful colors and absolutely irreproachable photographic qualities. Thanks for the map specification of this highly interesting and picturesque place!
bartekp (4746) 2010-12-07 10:51
Very good POV and composition, Atlas plus town in red look fine. Very good quality of picture.
Have a nice evening
Gerrit (50752) 2010-12-10 1:57
wonderful composition with the village between the ruuged rocks and the coloring vegetation.
HimalAnda (10011) 2010-12-12 0:45
Congratulations for this picture with a nice light and a perfect sharpness. I also like the automn's colors of the trees in the foreground.
delpeoples (54189) 2010-12-13 11:31
Your title says it all. Light and more light. Textures and rich colours. This composition is magical, a feast for the eyes with all the details and plays of light.
Thanks for sharing and I wish you a beautiful evening
ines8 (6098) 2010-12-15 8:55
Impressive view, beautiful light, superb landscape.
paninho (2931) 2010-12-16 1:57
Très belle cette photo! j'aime les proportions entre ciel, montagnes et forêt. La lumière impeccablement gérée! Bravo!
Juntas (7960) 2010-12-17 9:30
Hi Hisashi. A beautiful view over this Morocco landscape. Quality is very nice with great colors and good sharpness. Good the inclusion of the green contrasting with the rough mountains. Well done.
Have a nice day.
lestans (17130) 2010-12-21 0:35
I see that you are posting Morocco as well as I am doing.
This place is gorgeous! And you composed the view very well, showing huge nature and little human settlement.
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2010-12-22 16:32
Excellent picture! The view is lovely and the colours, so typical of the Fall, great!
Ninello52 (7572) 2010-12-23 9:25
Paesaggio fantastico! Incredibili i colori delle montagne! Beatyfull light and landscape! Meravigliosa l'oasi verde in un paesaggio desertico!
Saluti and marry christmas! Nino.
adramad (39528) 2010-12-30 8:23
A wonderful composition, color contrast with the variety of shades of the trees and those red and barren hills of peculiar shapes, give an air of drama to the composition with the small town to its feet.
I wish you a happy New Year 2011.
photoray (12984) 2011-01-06 17:22
There is a great deal going on here in your vision, foreground of autumn colors, sloping mountain side, pinnacles, ancient buildings, then more dramatic geology.
Congratulations, well done,
fds (8696) 2011-01-28 23:43
very interested landscape where the colors of the rocs are very beautiful
rodgerg (55767) 2011-02-01 2:05
I know this place ! .)
Excellent composition in differents plans well delimited which give depht to the image. Superb contrats between the red color of the rocks (and the hoses) and the blue of the sky.
faraujo (1707) 2011-02-09 16:10
Lovely landscape, the geological forms are fantastic, the houses and trees in the bottom gives to the scene a huge scale.
Great colors, details and compo...
clic (15604) 2011-02-18 12:34
Many thanks for your kind words, dear Hisashi.
Why do I think of anti-satellite spying on Earth, by means of GoogleEarth?!
People living in those adobe dwellings probably fell confident about thier privacy!
Most spectacular desertic view enriched of autumnal "spices"!
My best regards.
- Copyright: Hisashi Yuya (hispic) (9652)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-27
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM, RAW @ ISO 200
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1000 seconds
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2010-11-29 19:46