Tanger Morocco taken 6 April 2008

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Tanger Morocco taken 6 April 2008

Postby Rogersrus » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:01 pm

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Taken from the top of a building looking up the hill in Tanger Morocco

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Snake Charmer in Tanger

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Fish Market

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The ladies selling their produce were called Berbers. They didn't like for people to take their photo because they believed it stole a piece of their sole. Yet for a few Pennies they would gladly let you photograph them. Talk about selling your sole. The guy in the cream colored robe was our Guide and spoke perfect English.

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Coke and Sprite

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The coast of Morocco looking over the Straight of Gibraltar
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Postby zorro » Fri Apr 18, 2008 2:43 pm

Great shots mate. My wife & I went over there from Tarifa a couple of years ago, just for a day trip. My wife loved it, I wasn't impressed with the food we had which kinda tainted things a bit. It really is another world though, and a great experience.

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Postby Rogersrus » Fri Apr 18, 2008 5:13 pm

That is what we did. We took the ferry over for a day. We hired the guide which helped out with pushy salesmen and he showed us places we would never have found without him. We were fortunate to find one who spoke perfect english.
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Postby patti » Mon May 05, 2008 11:23 pm

well, I had the chance to go to Morrocco, a couple of years ago, when they were filming Hildago...BUT I decided against it, there was alot of unrest, plus, I had already heard about some of the BUGS...I declined then, but I sure do regret it, now.

Beautiful, sparse coastline...and I think there are alot of people all bustled up together...love the colors and the absurdity of the satelite dishes, lording over the streets..is there anyone from morrocco here, at camera labs?

Snakes. No can do.


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Postby alex168 » Tue May 13, 2008 8:31 am

Morrocco, that is a country i m a bit sketchy about! Why? I went there about 7 years ago maybe, or was it 8 with my brother and my mother (i was younger then:P) and we hired this man, or my dad hired him for us to drive around Morrocco. From Casablanca to Fez to Marrakesh and all the "bigger" cities so to speak. And it wasn't just good apart from seeing they coloring the leather, which was the only good part-and picking up some cheap stuff on the markets...


I must say that these shots are quite interesting, the show a different Morrocco from what i remember, and i have never been to the coast line but i can image it just stunning like the shot above!

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Postby Palieter » Sun May 18, 2008 5:34 pm

Did you use high iso? Because the pictures seem blurred.
I do think many of those pictures need post-editing.
And I don't really like the angles in which you took ( most of ) them.

But on the bright side, this is just criticism, if you like taking pictures, keep doing it!
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Postby ChinaMark » Mon May 26, 2008 1:36 am

I really like these pictures as they show real people and real life in Morocco. The snake charmer pic is awesome! What is with Moroccan people not liking their pics taken! Look at the face on the man by the pillar in the fish market....if looks could kill! I guess it's all about culture, which has to be respected of course.

Thanks for sharing your pics of a place which is on my "to go, but probably never will" list. :)
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Postby zorro » Mon May 26, 2008 6:12 am

Try taking my picture and you'l see it's not just Moroccan people who get miffed :lol:

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Postby Jim Hawksworth » Mon May 26, 2008 4:15 pm

Check out all those satelittle dish's!
Thanks for posting Roger. 8)
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Postby Bjorn van Sinttruije » Mon May 26, 2008 5:02 pm

Jim Hawksworth wrote:Check out all those satelittle dish's!


Looks just like Rotterdam, you'll find many Moroccans with satellite dishes there too.
Nice impression of the country, rogersjt. The snake-man is my favourite.

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Postby miki » Tue May 27, 2008 12:38 am

Ugh, snakes. You are W A Y!! too close for me!! Only good one is a dead one.
Anyway love the first and last ones the most - the first has a geometrical feel and the dishes and bits of colour. And the last one just looks like a really pleasant place - I even like the soft focus / haze or whatever. :D
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Postby Rogersrus » Tue May 27, 2008 10:03 pm

Thanks for all the great comments. It was a great adventure. Being able to live in Europe has given us some great opportunities. My daughter is 12 and has been in 18 different countries and four different continents. I am contemplating retiring and returning to the states this fall. It will be bitter sweet. We hope to make it to Egypt in July. One last adventure.
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