Photographer's Note

Located in the Dades valley (south of the Atlas mountains) between Ouarzazate and El Rachidia, this shot was made from a Kasbah in the middle of the Skoura palm trees.

This is a shot of the Ameridhil ksar. “Ksar” in Morroco is a bunch of traditional houses called "Kasbah" which are made from natural elements especially clay materials. Their maintenance requires a lot of work and energy from their owners, especially after rains. Of course, it does not rain a lot in this area. When I was there, I was told the 2 days rains were among the biggest for the past 30 years… Now, these clay buildings tend to be replaced by concrete buildings even in these valleys.

This is a shot from a serie taken with a 420 mm equivalent optic through a tiny window. I found this one really interesting because this was the very unique shot were the clay surface of the Ksar had a chance to catch the sunlight from this early rainy morning. I also do like the various elements (foreground, subject and Atlas mountains in the background captured) in the same shot. It gives a good picture of this wonderful place to my mind.

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