You'll have to forgive me for major grammatical errors and silly spoken words. For what I am about to relay is just the fumes leaking from what's left of my hollow brain. So.... here goes!
Today, I decided to hit to road in some pants. I saw plenty of non-conservatism going on and I wanted in. Like I said before, it is totally open here and women can wear what the choose. It's no big deal. However, I like to respect their cultures, so I still rocked the scarf a bit.
Sue nearly went "all out", but she wouldn't take down her pony tail. I'm working on that. She has such a stunning and photographical face. imagine it's even pretty with her locks wafting around her face.
Our guide, on the other hand, had very little to blow around in the Moroccan breezes. LOL!
Najat's curls were as stunning blue she amongst. Truly a girl of the garden.
Today, I taught the questers how to "go fishing". What do I mean by this? Well the concept is as easy as it is challenging. You must pick out an optimal background. ie: red colored walls and blue door or row of color persian rugs. Then you must make a nice composition. As you observe people walking past your space, you take note of their walking path. Right on that path is where you "pre-focus". By pre-focusing and continuing to hold the shutter release bottom half-way down, you recompose back to your optimal shooting frame. Then you sit and wait for the fish to swim by.
To have success takes time. You may have to wait 10, 20, 30 minutes for the perfect shoot. Keep this in mind though.... DO NOT CHASE THE FISH.... stay right where you are with your frame. don't move and it. Don't drop your camera to "chimp" a look at the shot. NO! Stay with it or you'll miss it.
Good luck and let me know if you need help. This method will change your way of shooting.... trust me.
Here is the team getting to know the locals in the market area. There were snake charmers YUK! They also had fruits, veg, henna....
Speaking of henna. Here is Najat getting her hands and feet don't. It's beautiful Arabic tradition to get a temporary ink stain in wild and loose, sometimes intricate, patterns across you body.
The light opened up at sunset and offered up so prime shooting time. We had a great place... right on top of a roof.
The city's intensity increased as the sun went low. I was surprised to see that happening.
Alas, at the end of the day.... we were all tuckered out and ready for a bite to eat. So, we headed back to our hotel.
So far, so good. Marrakesh has been a lovely place to visit. The people were open and accommodating. So no it's off to bed.... right after I fining these pictures and this blog.