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  • IranIran
    Title: No 'Doggy Bags' in Iran or France

    No 'Doggy Bags' in Iran or France
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-06-03 0:04] [+]
    believe it or not, i could eat that all in a meal, maybe half the rice and the rest of it for sure, this typically could be ordered at any good indian restaurant. Indian cuisine has had its fair share of influences from the time of the Mughals to Rulers in Hyderabad who in turn were directly influenced from turkey and iran (the royalty from hyderabad used to marry turkish princesses for centuries)..

    i see a table served for two, you wife had a bite, did you eat all that ?

    ;)

  • IranIran
    Title: Windcatchers

    Windcatchers
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-06-03 0:00]
    I happened to flip through old photo books from time to time, weeks back it was Salgado's "workers". Manual labour is still dominant and effective in most parts of the world. i think it is a azritual, his photos portray the essence of that, work is worship and it only feels when you put your hands and legs into use. billions think like wise in india.

    lovely photo dear Klaudio, the symmetry of frame within a frame with another frame works towards the visual appeal of this photo

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Thus Spoke Zarathustra

    Thus Spoke Zarathustra
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-05-29 13:26]
    My wife's boss is a Parsi a zoroastrian, and he had invited his team and spouse for dinner over to his place few months back. these photos of yours now i can connect because her boss talked about these mountains speciality mount Damavand, the spiritual mountain in north Iran.

    The eerie feeling, the atmosphere you talked about, i can connect, this photo is a great illustration and why not, you have done the handwork of running back to this pov to place the bunch of tourists bang in the middle of the descent..

    lovely mr Klaudio,

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: To Life!

    To Life!
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-05-29 13:18]
    Hmm this is the fun part of the tour, where all emotions and thoughts take physical form, you can see the celebration of faith, the mutual respect the acceptance, it is just wonderful to be a part of this.

    an important photo, the background make this so unusually intense.

    sayeed

  • IranIran
    Title: Violin Maker

    Violin Maker
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-05-29 13:15]
    The streets of Yazd must have been fascinating, this contact truly is pristine in poise, in grace, in colours, what more can you ask for ? wish there was no background light in this one, just the workstation lights, her hands, her face, the woodwork..aaahhh...what a delight.

    regards
    sayeed

  • AustraliaAustralia
    Title: The Glance

    The Glance
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-05-29 13:13]
    A lot of pretty women attract your attention and you see the halo no better than another, you wife knows about this ;)

    but a lovely stolen portrait dear Klaudio, just enough. love her hair !

  • IranIran
    Title: Rooftops and Wind Towers

    Rooftops and Wind Towers
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [2015-05-29 13:11]
    Hello Klaudio...hah there are such beautiful photos and stories i have just gone through. this one catches first because this was the last view i had of Fes, the colours, the moment that felt like time travel. it is heartbreak for a photographer not to get the right light, but hey the clouds work like the gigantic diffusers, so to some it must have been the icing on the cake.

    what is it with the views system ? things have changed i see.

    regards
    sayeed

  • BotswanaBotswana
    Title: I am Charlie, the Eurocentric

    I am Charlie, the Eurocentric
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 5756 W: 152 N: 12770] (56388) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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
    daddo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330) *



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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: 3428 W: 107 N: 6020] (27330)



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    sayeed_rahman Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 648 W: 14 N: 858] (6459) [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..

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