Landscape Photography, Secret Morocco landmarks.
Morocco landmarks, hidden and afar. This picture was taken at a place called Les Trois Chameaux, a beautifully converted hill fort lodge overlooking the small beach side village of Mirleft on the west coast of Morocco. A truly amazing place with 360 degree vistas that are wonderful for landscape photography.
The owner Jean-François Bouquillon made me very welcome and also helped me find a few ‘hidden’ gems locally, namely the Morocco landmarks of Sidi-Ifni Rock Arches and the beautiful beaches of Mirleft. I ended up staying here for a few nights during our travels along the west coast.
It’s just the place to truly unwind after driving what felt like halfway across Morocco! Scratch that, it really was half way across Morocco! I thoughtfully recommend a visit if you are in the region!
After an otherwise clear day the clouds started to roll in from the sea and the wind began to pick up, I’d wanted to capture the last few moments of sunlight as it set across the ocean and softened the illumination of the village of Mirleft below.
Technically, pointing into the sun like this forced the meter off the scale, I’d originally tried a 3 stop reduction using a 0.9 ND but it wasn’t slowing down the clouds enough. In the end i opted for a full 10 stop reduction using the Lee big stopper and exposed for 90 seconds.
This slowed the clouds down and dragged them through the frame just nicely. I think this captured the real the radiance of the sun, adding some drama as it softly illuminated the village below on its way under the horizon.
Canon 5d MKII
EF 16-35MM USM II @ 16mm
90 sec @ f /22, ISO 200
Lee ND10 Big Stopper
Dodging and Burning
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