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Marrocan village in the sun

Marrocan village in the sun
Copyright ©2006, Paul Van Kerckhove

This is a typical "ksar" in the beautiful land from Marrakech to Ouarzazate. This old village served as movie studio for several Hollywood films... Because of the beautiful light?

Photographer: Paul Van Kerckhove
Folder: E-500 Pics
Uploaded: 2006-Jun-07 16:16 EDT
Current Rating: 9.00/3 (Weighted rating: 8.43)
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Camera: Olympus E-500
Lens: Olympus 14-45mm f3.5/5.6
Lens Adapter: None
ISO: 100
Aperture: f4.5
Shutter Speed: 1/200
Focal Length: 14mm
Flash: No
Tripod/Monopod: No
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nice memories...

spring to my mind looking at this wonderfull picture. This should be seen really big, the size doesn't do justice to the scene. I hope you could visit the inside as well, it is really surprising in simplicity and efficiency. at

there are some images from my OM-days.

iwert bernakiewicz ¤ at 16:48 EDT on 2006-Jun-07 [Reply]


A very nice and stylish shot, which nicely interprets what I like in North Africa. Nice view and the centered compo works for me here. Clouds are interesting - looks like smoke over volcano. On the other hand I think that use of aperture around f/8 should improve this shot a little bit.

Jan Pliva HoF ¤ $ at 16:50 EDT on 2006-Jun-07 [Reply]


Salut Paul. Une très belle première image sur le site et longue vie sur Bien amicalement.

Jean-Michel Meunier ¤ at 17:04 EDT on 2006-Jun-07 [Reply]


the light 's right...what 's intriguing about this shot are the clouds which in combo w the village look like a volcano eruption...the humans also give the viewer a sense of scale ...well done .;-))

dee vee HoF Win ¤ $1 at 17:48 EDT on 2006-Jun-07 [Reply]


The light is beautiful and I like the composition. Overall the exposure is OK but it appears that exposing for the sky has left things just a little dark on the ground. I would be interested to see some adjustment with levels to really show those buildings.

Brad Kargus ¤ $1 at 14:02 EDT on 2006-Jun-08 [Reply]


what a stunning sky. well seen.

Brooks Potteiger ¤ ¤1 at 14:04 EDT on 2006-Jun-08 [Reply]


Thank you all for your comments and encouragements! This was my first step into myfourthirds and I'm quite surprised to read new impressions about a photo I knew maybe too well... Of course, the cloudy sky was the main purpose of the picture (with the help of of a polarizer) but the village himself was also full of beautiful images!

Paul Van Kerckhove1 at 15:40 EDT on 2006-Jun-08 [Reply]