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Photographer's Note

As described in the note to a Matmata picture, people live in caves here, for safety and temperature. They are dug out in the hill side with an atrium-like hole in the middle. This is the home of one of the boys in a picture I posted earlier.

A cave like this was used for the Skywalker family home in the first Star Wars film. The actual cave is just a few hundred meters away from here and there is a hotel there now. Some of the cantina scenes where shot there as well.

Unfortunately I was forced to use on-camera flash here and I had some trouble with shadows from the lense. I tried to reduce the harshness of the light with tone curves but it's still pretty clear that this is a flash picture. I wanted to show what the place is like since it's rather special, so I posted in spite of the poor quality. I tried to lighten it up a little with a white frame, I'm not sure if that works?

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Additional Photos by Simon Mitternacht (mitternacht) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 280 N: 267] (1839)
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