In a number of your critiques to my photos of Morocco some of you have registered surprise in seeing the countryside different from what you expected.
To tell you the truth I did not know what to expect before I went to Morocco. I suppose I anticipated a dry and somewhat barren land. Yet on our long bus drives through vast areas of the country we saw vineyards, wheat fields, olive tree plantations that stretched for kilometres, hazelnut plantations (75% of the world's hazelnuts are grown in Morocco) and cows and sheep grazing in fields and along the highways and roads.
So I intend to post several shots of the countryside taken from the bus as we sped along. The series will be called This Too Is Morocco. I hope that these photos will confirm what a wonderful country Morocco really is.
This scene greeted us as we left Rabat and drove towards Meknes along the plateau.
PLEASE SEE WORKSHOP FOR A CLOSER VIEW OF THE ROLLING HILLS AND OLIVE TREES.
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osmansah (314) 2013-09-12 2:24
Kompozisyon,kadraj,kontrast,ışık herşey güzel.Tebrik ederim eline sağlık
dkmurphys (50022) 2013-09-12 2:25
It looks like Sicily! Great attractive fields, I like this picturesque capture. Nice colors as well.
Have a good day.
dta (67246) 2013-09-12 3:28
Hello Klaudio ,
What an excellent idea you have to post this serie ! I enjoy to see thse views of the countryside in northern Morocco . Stunning to see the cows in the pastures . But almost dry in springtime .
Thanks for the share .
gervaso (10823) 2013-09-12 4:18
And now the green part of Morocco, a part not so famous like the deserts, but also beautiful! The soft colors of the background gives an excellent depth to the image! Beautiful landscape! Wonderful composition!
pyffepa (625) 2013-09-12 4:50
That's a great idea!
Indeed lot of us have stereotypical expectations about the countries we didn't discovered yet.
You offer us a very nice and unexpected landscape, that's the aim of TE I guess.
ChrisJ (99260) 2013-09-12 5:01
A superb bucolic and pastoral scene with good repetition of the grazing cows and horses. Excellent sharpness and a superb high pov. Well composed using the rule of thirds. The rolling hills are well captured here and the strong light helps to show the relief of the topography & contoured fields. Tfs!
macondo (18623) 2013-09-12 5:53
Yes, it is surprising to see this type of landscape and land-use in Morocco. You managed to get some very good shots from the bus, nicely proportioned and free of blur. The pattern of the fields, the colour of the vegetation, the pastel sky. Reminds me a bit of Tuscany. Nice shot of the undulating landscape and peacefully grazing animals.
carlo62 (33793) 2013-09-12 8:59
sembra la mia compagna toscana.
Molto belli questi colori caldi, c'è una grande profondità, con molti particolari.
aleXundar (1256) 2013-09-12 9:18
I think the Sahara-side of Morocco must be really dry. You were perhaps touring the other side of the country.
We look forward to your up-coming series.
The present one is excellent. Vast fields with hills at the background, tiny shapes of cattle... overall a lovely presentation with beautiful colours and ambience.
kasianowak (6849) 2013-09-12 13:10
Very interesting photo for me as I'm also guilty of thinking along the stereotypes you mention in the note. This is definitely unexpected.
Lovely colours and light.
Romano46 (18466) 2013-09-12 13:22
una bella ripresa paesaggistica del territorio marocchino ricca di colori caldi e avallata da una bella composizione nella quale nitidezza, contrasto e saturazione di grande pregio danno particolare risalto alle bellezze della natura.
Ciao e buona serata
jcpix (13688) 2013-09-12 19:14
This is precisely the type of work that should be rewarded, showing a different side of a place we wouldn't otherwise know unless traveling there ourselves. I honestly can't recall seeing anything of the sort in regards to Morocco, this series has certainly expanded my outlook and understanding of the country. Every program, travel/guide book, article seems to only show the most popular and well known attractions and regions...which of course generates the tourism and familiarity.
Personally, I would rather come to know of this sort of setting, something unexpected and pleasantly surprising. Even should I never visit, I've already learned something new about this country...it's not all sand dunes and camels! :) Have a great day ahead.
All the best,
emka (79875) 2013-09-12 19:40
Hi Klaudio, Yes, indeed a bit different from the landscape I saw in Morocco. This photo could be made in Poland also, with the herds of cows grazing. When I was in Morocco in February there were wonderful trees blossoming in pink. Marvelous these rolling hills.
Warm regrads from Magdeburg
petarl (1021) 2013-09-13 3:07
Lepa i idilicna fotografija, lepo nijansiranih boja u pojasevima od zlatno zute, plavo sive i svetlo plave. I da, ponovicu bas kao i u tvom opisu, zar je ovo zaista Maroko? :) Pozdrav, Petar.
saxo042 (37578) 2013-09-13 6:18
A very beautiful and pleasant view with soft colours in an attractive harmony.
dekanski (3456) 2013-09-14 2:10
ovde su boje već više po mom ukusu pa mi se i fotografija više dopada. Doduše i prizor je lepši!
agjika (3616) 2013-09-15 14:58
I like the title! We are so used to see the desert so this doesn't seem like Morocco at all to me.This could be anywhere n the North Mediteranean.
Love the colours and the composition.
Thanks for showing another face of Morocco.
omid266 (5274) 2013-10-19 20:45
Salam dear Klaudio ,
Thanks for your notes ,
Many of your pictures are really beautiful ,
This nice pic. from Africa ,
Traveling around the World is a Marvellous work, that you are doing !
Good Luck in your Path !
* Let ,s Wish & Pray for PEACE !! **
Omid from I.R.I