Leather tanning in Fès

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© Fabrizio Ricci
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UploadedJuly 8, 2010
TakenApril 25, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/500 sec at f/5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length200 mm
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Fès, Morocco. Tanning is the process of converting putrescible skin into non-putrescible leather, usually with tannin, an acidic chemical compound that prevents decomposition and often imparts color.

In the Lost in Medina photo essay.

10 responses

  • Francesco Sisso

    Francesco Sisso gave props (8 Jul 2010):

    Beautiful pic! You got my vote

  • Rob Brigden

    Rob Brigden gave props (11 Jul 2010):

    Terrific photo - I really love the story that can be built around this - it's great!

  • Nina Reardon

    Nina Reardon gave props (15 Jul 2010):

    Wow... amazing photo.

  • Chandni Dossani

    Chandni Dossani gave props (20 Jul 2010):

    beautiful capture :)

  • Vasilis Leon

    Vasilis Leon gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    amamazing foto congraqtulations'''

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (5 Sep 2010):

    And this stuff smells sooooo bad too!

  • hanno

    hanno said (7 Sep 2010):

    nice one

  • daslook models

    daslook models (Deleted) said (26 Oct 2010):

    nice pic, but this activity is one of the most dangerous for all the environment/nature around, putting lots of pollution in the rivers, in the soil, where it remains for years, all this for sold leather jacket to western peoples (rich ones)

  • Claire Crocker

    Claire Crocker gave props (6 Nov 2010):

    Well done!

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper gave props (20 Dec 2011):

    Wish this were mine.

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