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The impressive mountains of South West Morocco...

Probably not as popular as the High Atlas and the Sahara, this mountain range of the Anti Atlas, the South West tip of the Moroccan Atlas is an impressive place, both for its desolation and aridness and for the human occupation (architecture and agriculture). It's quite a surprise finding how so (relatively) many people still live in these places and manage to make this land produce enough for their living.

This was shot on the road that connects Agadir to Tafraoute through Aït Baha, a few Km North of Tioulit, a rather picturesque kasbah (castle ancient fortified settlement) that is be subject of other later posts of mine. It's amazing how in a so desolated landscape you have always houses in sight, many of them looking as still being used. While many are below in the valleys, many ones, like these, are 'hung' on the edge of the hills or perched on top of them.

The photo was subject to some PP work, mainly to arrange the colours (the original suffers from an excess of blue and red). To eliminate the purple red on the sky I selected it and applied a different colour correction. I posted the original as a WS so you can see the result of PP.

I hesitated in posting a tighter crop, but I ended up deciding that it was nicer to see this tiny settlement in context.

You can browse all of my posts of this region by following this link.

Link to Wikipedia article on Anti Atlas: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti_Atlas.

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