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Times of Sand

I asked the Berber nomad why he lived in the desert. Why he preferred it. He said: "There is freedom here." I still don't understand what freedom he was referring to. Freedom from relationships? Politics? Money? Expectations? Although still untangible, I certainly feel his freedom in this photo. That freedom almost feels like a forbidden treasure. Something the desert gives silently to only those who seek it. The Elixir of Life. Freedom from time itself.

TAGS: Air, Desert, Freedom, Morocco, Timeless

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© Amritpal Bharth.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 04.2017
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: July 30, 2017, 4:43 p.m.
Camera Make: FUJIFILM
Camera Model: X-T2
Focal Length: 16mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f3.6
ISO: ISO200
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PHOTO LOCATION Merzouga, Morocco