Off to Morocco

Well the Morocco trip is finally here. In the words of Magna Carta (the band, not the power sharing document) “I’m sitting in an airport lounge, waiting for a plane.” The weather at Gatwick is completely grey and depressing, but … Continue reading

Sunday, November 10, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel

Exploring the Souks

A gentle first morning, waiting for the others to arrive, but by lunchtime we were assembled. It definitely works well for me arriving slightly early and having time to sort myself out. After introductions and a leisurely lunch, we got … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in Micro Four Thirds, Morocco Travel Blog, Photography, Travel

A Career in Modelling?

Well not me, obviously! 🙂 Mind you, our guide for our second day in Marrakech, Mohammed, was even more generously padded than yours truly, so maybe it’s not the barrier you might think. Within half an hour we had him … Continue reading

Thursday, November 14, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel

Day Three – Gardens, Snakes and Haggling

I’m falling behind a bit with my blog, not for any technical reason, but simply because the days of this trip are so packed they leave little time for anything except sleep. Day three was also spent in Marrakech. We … Continue reading

The Water Seller

The friendly water seller. Continue reading

Over the Mountains

On Wednesday we moved off from Marrakech, up over the Atlas mountains. Quite a long drive, made even longer by a couple of factors. Firstly a bus full of photographers will stop repeatedly to shoot every pretty hillside village. Second … Continue reading

Friday, November 15, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel

Exploring Ait Ben Haddou

Dawn start to photograph Ait Ben Haddou lit from the East by the rising sun. This is a very familiar view to viewers of a certain class of film. We spent the morning mainly exploring the interiors of a couple … Continue reading

Kicking Up Some Dust

Still in Ait Ben Haddou, after a quick trip to the top of the hill and back we found ourselves back in the kasbah museum. Someone had the idea of kicking up some dust to illuminate the strong shaft of … Continue reading

Getting Covered

We had a dawn start to photograph the town of Tineghir from a panoramic overlook. It’s suddenly very cold – not much above freezing first thing. The angle of the light was again a challenge, but I got some good … Continue reading

Saturday, November 16, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel

Into the a Sahara – Sort Of…

The “entertainment” last night is best glossed over – lots of drumming but no real way to distinguish any part from any other – a 10s repeating loop would be much the same. We woke up to quite a strong … Continue reading

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel

Shooting Camels

It may be the middle (OK, edge) of the Sahara, but it’s bloody freezing. I’m currently lying in all my clothes, in my sleeping bag, under a heavy Berber blanket, with my cheche on my head, but it’s so cold … Continue reading

Starting Back

After a very cold start (see previous post) we had an early start and trekked the short distance across the remainder of the Erg Chebbi. At the edge we said goodbye to the camels and transferred to a couple of … Continue reading

Thursday, November 21, 2013 in Morocco Travel Blog, Travel