On the silk road, for centuries, caravans used to travel through the middle of Central Asia, to go across the highest montains in the world, in order to sustain human's bide for wealth, bringing along with them cultural and religious exchnages.
The importance of this trade route is proved today by the regular presence, from China to Istanbul, of these compact buildings, caravanserays, made for these travelers: kind of antique hotels.
Many of the caravans leaving China to Western territories, stopped in that caranseray, very well preserved. I guess that some of these merchants, pilgrims, monks... had the same fulfillment when climbing the surronding hills to enjoy Tash Rabat's sunrise...?
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dopiro (835) 2003-11-30 18:38
What a beautiful picture and what a feeling it must have been to stand in front of such a scenery!! The athmospheric filtering is stunning.I can just imagine what the full rez. image looks like! Very nice work!
dob_31 (0) 2003-11-30 21:10
Welcome to TE! What a wonderful morning is shown here, the colors are bold. The mountains in the hazy background are beautiful. Well seen, keep on posting!
clodreno (0) 2003-12-01 4:44
I love this landscape. Very beautiful.It's just wonderful, the light is amazing.
gaijin (398) 2003-12-01 5:36
I love this picture. There is such a strong feeling of "beginning of the day". Makes me speechless...
tworivers (573) 2003-12-01 11:14
one of those amazing places in the world. i tried a workshop here but ended up liking this ahot as is. there is a mysterious feeling with the lighting. what a interesting place to visit and well photographed also. very nice image.
padam (186) 2003-12-01 13:25
Technically not perfect, but who cares about technique when the place is so much enchanting. This places oozes atmosphere.
And a big thank for the informative note.
mitternacht (1839) 2003-12-02 15:14
What a beautiful place. Looks like something from a Star Wars movie. The soft contours of the grassy mountains are amazing, the lighting is perfect. I like the composition.
roshangar (1682) 2003-12-04 16:45
Nice contrast of colors!and I'm agree with gaijin
mtolloczko (201) 2003-12-04 20:07
This image is sublime. Beautifully captured and a good note as well.
pascalbene (1717) 2003-12-16 14:01
Selon moi, les vastes paysages restent les vues les plus difficiles à rendre lorsqu'ils sont "magiques". Ici, il y avait manifestement quelque chose... Bravo.
Hanssie (10463) 2004-03-18 12:30
The sharp and the soft in one picture,
it's nice to look at this picture in this
prohwer (79) 2004-03-20 14:25
What a great photo of an exciting scenery! You caught the levelling perfect. An idea for a workshop might be to modify the sky´s color and to brighten up the foreground and right-hand corner a little. But most certainly the full size picture looks even more plastic. Beautiful work!
scalerman (26900) 2004-04-08 18:47
Amazing photo in so many ways, not the least of which is the locale and your explicit notes. great one.
cyril (2748) 2004-08-19 8:51
Great landscape, great warm colours and beautiful composition.
I really like your shot.
janwalt (263) 2004-08-27 13:09
Absolutely great photo --- you're very lucky to have been there and we're lucky you shared it with us. I love the way the two mountains, near and far, and both similar and different. One so bold and gold, the other misty and soft. they way they intersect in your composition is great. Thanks.
emreozkurt (344) 2004-11-11 0:59
I cannot believe how beautiful photos you get with the little Ixus. I love the flow from blurry soft to the crisp and dark left edge on the picture.
Great shot, as usual!
tomaszmarcinek (1507) 2004-12-22 12:25
Amazing view, beautiful warm light sliding on the slopes.
Could have used a lens-hood to avoid too much light getting into it. Lack of the hood seems the most possible cause of the overexposure int the top-right area. But, well, I did this mistake many times and now try to always have it with me even thouh it's not convenient often times.
Post us more pics from the Silk Road and keep writing those informative notes.
farshid (365) 2006-09-18 11:34
i like the composition ,lovely shot and place..
the lighting is amazing.
(a cokin filter would help in this situation)
jvachon (548) 2008-05-14 19:49
What a magical photo--it has so much atmosphere and superb lighting. One can imagine a caravan of yaks moving thru. Well done! Joni
- Copyright: Sebastien Huntzinger (numahr) (350)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2000-08-31
- Categories: Architecture
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: 9 months on the Silk Road
- Theme(s): Magic places, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (VI), Photos to remenber II [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2003-11-30 18:34
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