I have gone through the RAW files of photos shot during Morocco trip years ago countless times. I recently revisited thousands of RAW photos of Morocco and I pleasantly discovered this photo.
I didn't even notice how beautiful this photo is until years later.
I remember woking up very early in cold Moroccan winter to capture the sunrise over Hassan II mosque. It was cold, I was hungry and it even drizzled. I determined, waited until the subuh azzan broke the silence of Casablanca early morning before the crack of dawn and the sunrise.
The lighting, I just realized, was perfect. And the subject is just exotic.