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30-NOV-2008

I took this shot in a little remote Berbere village in the Atlas mountains of Morocco.
I walked into this house that was used as a so called restaurant; crates on a dirt floor where used as tables and chairs. These 3 men invited me to have lunch with them.
I had a cup of mint tea while they were sharing their lunch plate, a Tagine.
They were attending the village market and were having lunch together before going home.
In these parts of Morocco, men are doing the shopping not the women. Sometimes they have to walk for hours pulling their donkeys to buy food for the family.

Canon EOS 50D ,Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
1/160s f/4.0 at 28.0mm iso1600 full exif

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Bogdan Szadowski13-Dec-2010 07:33
A masterpiece for me. V
Eric Herbelin28-Dec-2008 17:51
I feel almost there! V
PauloCGama26-Dec-2008 02:22
awesome job!! really awesome.
v
cheers
Giancarlo Guzzardi25-Dec-2008 04:43
a great black and white picture!
master piece of lighting and exposure
really beautiful composition and nice mood
Stan Wojick24-Dec-2008 00:07
A superb shot! Merry Christmas from Canada
Julie Bird20-Dec-2008 09:46
What a wonderful image Didier. The lighting is excellent and I love your description of the event. V. Julie
Gilles Navet19-Dec-2008 16:37
Ca c'est de la maitrise !! nuance et lumière....un peti bijou
Du Nicolas Poussin.
Plus qu'un vote, du respect
Gilles
shatterbug14-Dec-2008 08:36
Fantastic light and toning...the choice of b/w lets us focus on the compelling expressions!
Jean-Paul PLUME13-Dec-2008 23:20
Un magnifique clair obscur.
Cathryn Gallacher10-Dec-2008 13:49
Fantastic shot. Wonderful light, and wonderful expressions. Big vote.
Christian Frisquet10-Dec-2008 04:23
Excellent B&W picture ! Great use of the available light. vVv
Sue Robertson09-Dec-2008 07:39
Fabulous capture.. the light is perfect for this little group.
Carol E Sandgren09-Dec-2008 03:11
So primitive, it's almost like a shot from a movie! the light is fantastic....the men are at ease and not posing, and they are doing something real, not fake or posed. The man on the left looks very wise. Awesome, Didier!
Julie Aucoin08-Dec-2008 15:07
A charming, timeless capture, Didier. The light is excellent. -v-
Paco López08-Dec-2008 06:33
Excellent!!! BV!
M Williamson Lebon08-Dec-2008 02:39
Excellent!!!! V
jlm07-Dec-2008 20:14
Remarquable !!
V
RFC Graphics07-Dec-2008 06:23
Pure Magic !!!!
Steve Viscot07-Dec-2008 00:18
The light talks to us here...very sympathetic portrait of these 3 men. I have a feeling this might even be better in color... -v