Through this picture, I wanted to stress on the beauty of a place I already offered to you : the Aït Benhadou Ksar.
This shot is a closer version of the central part of this one.
Like already said, the Kasbah of these Ksour tend to be abandoned today as this traditional way of living is quite remote from the standard of living people expect nowadays. Nevertheless, I saw that few of them were still maintained by local family. I was told there were about half a dozen left in the Ksar itself. In this very Kasbah on the right, you can notice that the owner made a great job by perfectly maintaining the clay structure and its traditional ornaments on the upper part. To help the owner, you may visit his wonderful house for as little as 0.2 EUR… You have access to the traditional elements of such a Kasbah : the granary, the clay oven, the narrow stairs, the warehouse, the roof…
I tried to correct the amber tones due to the UV filter as suggested before but that was not easy. I guess I should offset it at sunrise…
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orme (7219) 2003-11-21 5:24
Wonderful architecture. The colours are amazing. I especiaLLy like the sheer height of the walls on the right. Well framed.
clodreno (0) 2003-11-21 5:40
Un très bel endroit, joli photo.. J'adore cette région du Maroc, un des plus bel endroit sur terre( avec la Bretagne). La photo montre bien cette architecture de terre, battue par le soleil. Nice.
sarastro (590) 2003-11-21 5:42
It looks like a giant sand castle. Very beautiful place, such unique buildings. 0.2 euro? He could easily ask 5-10 euro for access to a place like this. I'd pay more if it helped preserve it.
I have no comments regarding the photo, the colors, exposure and DOF is great.
avigur_11 (22107) 2003-11-21 5:58
The colors. The colors. The colors. and the texture. Great!!
I'll post a WS.
carolynanna (1324) 2003-11-21 10:10
Many beautiful, rich colours here. I really like the play of light and dark with the shadow. A very good shot.
dob_31 (0) 2003-11-21 10:43
Wonderful point of view, the colors are vivid and clear, the angle you chose is excellent, well done!
mbravo (393) 2003-11-22 12:38
Though others have already stressed all the salient points, I just have to add my own two cents about the wonderful texture, colours, and how well the colour set is saturated.
This maintainer should set up a web page somewhere to help with the donations (or maybe you can set up a photo postcard sales option there with profit going to maintenance).
Nice work; this is what TrekEarth is all about.
touristdidi (8583) 2003-12-09 8:08
How I love this house.... I wish the people the world over knew what treasures they had, and the government helped them to maintain the sites.......most fall into disrepair from lack of money...... or lack of knowledge in how important history is.
sulucas (229) 2003-12-15 13:53
The colours of Africa, an image of Africa, the telling of a story so common in Africa. Well done! I want to see more....
- Copyright: Steven Le Vourc'h (Curioso) (9271)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2003-10-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix 5700, 35-280mm f2.8-8.0, JPEG 100 ISO, Hama UV 72 mm
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/304 seconds
- Photo Version: Final Version, Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 13 DAYS TO DISCOVER SOUTH MOROCCO
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-21 5:16