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  • BotswanaBotswana
    Title: I am Charlie, the Eurocentric

    I am Charlie, the Eurocentric
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2015-01-13 22:38]
    "Might is right" my friend. But appreciate you drawing a parallel here, honestly, how about a walk in Nigeria.

    Important post Klaudio.

    Regards.

  • ChinaChina
    Title: ~ lost in old town ~Nikon D70s

    ~ lost in old town ~
    abmdsudi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4544 W: 143 N: 10430] (44966) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2015-01-05 9:16]
    Hello Abmd,

    And i still get to see such photos on TE, makes me smile brother, you talk about charm, i can feel the mood here, subtle in light and shadow, in textures of the wood and the stone below. the man stooping in the glow makes this just so cinematic, a start to an interesting story..these are the ones that count..

    have a great year ahead, in health and happiness.

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Where Have All the Children Gone

    Where Have All the Children Gone
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2015-01-05 9:08]
    The surreal saturation of the wall give evokes such feelings. similar to the alleys seen in morocco. i just wish they could keep these places vehicle free too like the Fes-Al-Bali which boasts of being the world's largest car-free urban area (would that be carbon-free ? i wonder. i can almost smell the gasoline and the warmth of the sun in this one. perhaps the alleys are just wide enough to put it to good use, practical use. how long would you have to stand to find your subject, this photo is begging for one. this takes me back, for a brief but delightful moment, thanks Klaudio.

    Wish you and the family good health and an eventful new year..

    hugs

  • IranIran
    Title: Holy City of Qom

    Holy City of Qom
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-12-29 8:58]
    Would you have any night shots of these places ? the light bulbs are quite decoratively setup, the unusual leg position of the woman in haste intrigues me, nice depth to the photo.

  • IranIran
    Title: Little Pilgrim

    Little Pilgrim
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-12-29 8:54]
    Strange if you preferred rome to iran, i think it would put you into a dilemma. which would feed your senses more ?

    i like the use of the little girl, but just too many people you know at these places, would i wait for a woman robed in black with her daughter ? probably yeah :) Less is always good. having said that i would prefer a higher 'f' ;)

  • IranIran
    Title: Tiles That Dazzle

    Tiles That Dazzle
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-12-29 8:44]
    Lovely slice of life, i like the usage "audacity, imagination and beauty of Iranian craftsmanship..", audacity is the key word, i think it was to project superiority through craftsmanship..

  • IranIran
    Title: Stained Glass Exuberance

    Stained Glass Exuberance
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-12-29 8:41]
    So a short hiatus always does good, i didn't miss much did i, how are you Klaudio ?

    I start with this one, something i have never seen earlier, i have seen the stained glass from all over and have seen the beautiful colours off it, (i miss the stained glass window in my house staircase, similar arch) but never seen art and optics used tastefully, so creatively.

    i prefer this photo in its purest form, the man couldn't be avoided i guess. but gives a sense of scale.

    the new year is around the corner, gearing up for it, or travelling to quench the soul ? ;)

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Une Triste Indifférence

    Une Triste Indifférence
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-11-16 7:43]
    Hello Klaudio,

    Whoopsss...i love this photo for the expression on the woman's face, it is priceless. The common pedestrian, returning from the super market, obliging with a photograph, i think she has a great attitude, not many would do that. Or perhaps a beautiful woman know how to respect the camera, that of an overseas tourists'. Or maybe she just respect you, the photographer. I think you were someone who could be trusted with a photo. So many ways of looking at this.

    That probably is a "bobby brown" or a "chanel" red, the scarf causally flung around, colour coordinated dark tan bag, i think she is very conscious and confident woman who wants to get it right, she knows the fashion, hence the composure, the demeanour, the strong exterior which comes out so beautifully on her face.

    I am guessing it was overcast, the photo begs for more sharpness, 1/25 with iso 100, but thats ok since this was more of a reaction photo.

    For the eye contact, for a documented photo of a beautiful Iranian woman, i love this photo, show me more of this Klaudio. Ordinary moments from daily life because the ordinary can be just as beautiful.

    Enigma, if she came in your dreams, she would definitely be an enigma ;)

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Nothing in the World Like Fresh Bread

    Nothing in the World Like Fresh Bread
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-11-11 11:58]
    That's one and a half feet tall, we call it the "tandoori roti" back here. "Tandoor" is the oven and "roti" is bread. The biggest I have seen is the size of a frisbee. Soft to be dipped in gravy and relished. Are you into into Indian food yet ? Or is just too much of spice and masala ?

    That's alright, without the foot. I think bread is that part of the world is harder than here. I can tell you for sure not many Indians will get through that easily. I think it is the flour and the temperature which is responsible.

    And hey, I just celebrated my third anniversary, so this dedication comes at a fitting time.

    Thank your very much.

    Hugs
    Sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Intricacies

    Intricacies
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-11-07 10:09]
    Hey Klaudio..You forgot the lamp, the door knob, i think it is a matter of time there is a selfie on this site, hey, i think should i should post one, who knows, i might get a lot "likes"..

    coming back to the real world, (so called), i think Iranian art is just too beautiful, my brother in my Calcutta home, has acquired a Shahnamah by the Iranian poet, Firdausi, i have seen these depictions, in gold paint in that book, and it is mesmerising, the plates in gold change tones and colours in light. As in the book, the paintings and the poems/stories are on opposite pages, makes it more exciting.

    This you have found on a table, i think its exquisite, have we seen something like this on table tops, i doubt we will ever..

    did the iranians have jewish influences in art, culture etc, like in morocco. I am trying to connect something.

    keep posting these, forget the "enlightened ones" ;)

    regards
    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Troglodyte Kandovan

    Troglodyte Kandovan
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-30 10:21]
    Your contact is just perfect, the short excursion around, scanning the area your way, that must have been a great feeling. This place looks untouched to me, raw, the life around here must be quite challenging. i can see short railings and staircases inside the rocks, so they are living there too, good shelter.

    the series is getting interesting.

    regards.

  • IranIran
    Title: Incredible, Impossible,Indelible Iran

    Incredible, Impossible,Indelible Iran
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-30 10:16] [+]
    This place seems like magic, the formations are unique, with the alternate patterns. Truly if this was your first contact in Iran, you should have brought the car to halt and spent some time just looking at it. But hey, i know this feeling, you get so absorbed, you just want to let your eyes melt away breezing at 120, hoping that your forefinger finds its way to the shutter button and bang !!! get a memorable photo like this one..

    bravo. very simply put.

    [p.s - any other part of the world, you would to pay a hefty fine cos these roads are wired, like the ones in-between the Atlas in Ouarzazate, there were speed guns all over..]

  • IranIran
    Title: Darius and the Teacher

    Darius and the Teacher
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-30 10:11] [+]
    And why may i ask you, why shouldn't you have taken the photo ? This is what i have been waiting to see, the action from Iran. A smartly dressed woman with conviction who knows her job is parting knowledge, the most beautiful thing that man has ever done, to youngsters who are engrossed, taking notes in the little spiral diaries.

    I think this is a great photo, we have three layers of interest. you say you were a teacher and you can relate ? my mother has taught for 35 years and my dad for 53 years, that is how well i can relate ? :))

    i will get back to you on the inscription that you have posted in the WS..

    An eye on the travelogue, two eyes..

    regards..

  • IranIran
    Title: Gentleman From Tabriz

    Gentleman From Tabriz
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-26 10:04]
    What I like more are the little details, the rings, the tissue paper just in case, the ornamental pipe, the overall poise and his graceful presence, this needed the right execution given the side lighting from where you were positioned and I I think you have nailed it here Klaudio. I don't think you needed to do anything differently, the portrait is just perfect. What completes it is the puff of smoke hides his face like a veil.

    Overall a good people photo to start with.

    You have reminded of the film Argo by Ben Affleck, supposed to be set in Iran, and if I am not mistaken the oldest bazaar in the world is in Iran, and there were some sequences in that movie which were shot in a market In Istanbul because they authorities didn't provide permission to shoot in that bazaar in Iran. Any idea which market is it in Iran ?

    Me back to work tomorrow, that bad feeling in the mouth, but hey, hope you had a great Sunday !

    Regard
    Sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: "Halva Mountains"

    "Halva Mountains"
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3209 W: 107 N: 5644] (25150)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-25 13:34] [+]
    Welcome back Mr Klaudio, gosh you have just travelled half across the world, to be a part of another world which has flourished for thousands of years. Iran is quite a choice for a destination, it is bold, shows your appetite for adventure, travel, your need to explore the lesser known lands, forgotten people, your need to find answers.

    I am looking forward to the series, take it beyond the objective and let my imagination lead the way. This photo reminds me of similar hamlets that i have seen in the remote corner of the upper Himalayas. Similar topography, the striated mountains with several banded mineral deposits. Interesting to see how the locals have bordered the doors and windows with white paint, looks like some ritual.

    Did you stay over in this village, this looks really back in time. this could be the adventure you are looking for !

    regards
    sayeed
    [p.s. - given the isolation and remoteness of these high and dry places on the planet, the last thing that should come to your mind is "cupcakes" !! :)) ]

  • EcuadorEcuador
    Title: Honoring the Achiote BushNikon D7100

    Honoring the Achiote Bush
    everlasting Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 789 W: 66 N: 2039] (14696)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-18 14:22]
    Portait of the highest quality, the light well used, you bring a very interesting story here from Ecuador..

    sayeed

  • IndiaIndia
    Title: In Mandu...IIIFujiFilm FinePix HS20 EXR

    In Mandu...III
    adores Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5324 W: 64 N: 9633] (39272) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-18 14:21]
    Aahh, fresh one, stands out in this gallery and perhaps in an exhibition too, i like the combination of one being aware your presence and the other distracted, the textures add value to the photograph, i wish this photo was composed as a part of entire wall on either side. i feel i need some space, just for my imagination i guess.

    nice Ana

    sayeed

  • TurkeyTurkey
    Title: freedom on the beach

    freedom on the beach
    GFSSD-1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 118 W: 29 N: 47] (3735)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-18 14:18] [+]
    Great conversion, too centered maybe, i like how his feet lights up, bravo.

    sayeed

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: Girl with talisman

    Girl with talisman
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8515] (43293) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-18 14:16]
    Classic, a portrait from another world, the poise, the eyes, the hair, the talisman which you have talked about.

    How does it feel to think about her and that moment when you photographed, sitting in your apartment in sweden ? there must be so much more to this..

    sayeed

  • AfghanistanAfghanistan
    Title: The salt of the earth

    The salt of the earth
    holmertz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3892 W: 316 N: 8515] (43293)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 658 W: 14 N: 826] (6251) [2014-10-18 14:12]
    you have remained invisible to most of your subjects which is very interesting, were you wearing a turban too with a long beard, it doesn't attract too much attention then, doesn't it ?

    these pics are just amazing, the journey i presume was related to work ?

    sayeed

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