Morocco Road Trip: Tichka Pass
Morocco Road Trip, Part 3: The Road to Marrakesh
As we traveled in the heart of the High Atlas Mountain chain, I started to film our journey using my iPhone 6+, mostly shooting the landscape – the snow-capped Atlas Mountain reaching towards the sky - bisected by a thin road. As if shooting from a moving vehicle not challenging enough, the refracted light made filming the landscape even more impossible. But I found a workaround by pressing my iPhone against the window. We stopped at an overlook where I was able to get a steady footage of the road that followed the lines of the High Atlas Mountain, hairpin bends after hairpin bends.
As we began our descent, a new view revealed itself: a hill where everywhere was green that it made a beautiful contrast with the reddish soil and the snow-capped High Atlas Mountain fading into hazy blue in the backdrop.
The road to Marrakesh is dangerous and beautiful at the same time. Here's a sampling of the footage that I stitched together. (Click on the thumbnail below or HERE to watch it on YouTube).
Click HERE to watch the video from our journey of adventure.
All photos by the author