This is first for a serie about Abyaneh village where located in Esfahan province,south-east of Tehran,almost 300 Km far from Tehran,170 Km from Qom and 80 Km from Kaashaan,on the north-western slope of Karkas Mount(3899m).
Abyaneh is an old village with a history more than 2000 years.
The bright,flowered scarves and heavily pleated, embroidered black skirts are traditional dress for the women from Abyaneh,where has been registered as a historical village by the UNESCO.
They speak a language,rooted in ancient Aramaic that is specific to their village,it's an ancient Parthian Pahlavi language.
Houses are of red clay and being built on the mountain slope, each house’s roof serves as the courtyard of the house above.
I will post more about the village,its people,culture and architecture.
Hope You like it.
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Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-02-20 10:37
interesting work here, I like the woman and her dress, very good lighting and shadow work, well done
diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-02-20 10:44
Hola Mohammad:) really beauty note:) It is great that we can know more about world. What's a fantastic town! and this woman sitting on the floor. Great photo :) I love it
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-02-20 11:02
Nice to see you back with this wonderful image,Mohammad!
You captured the atmosphere of this place in an excellent way.
Beautiful colors and very good sharpness in your composition.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-20 11:28
Very good composition Mohammad. I like the way you have catched this woman, completely in the light.
I like it a lot.
Jeppe (18654) 2005-02-20 11:41
Oh - Congratulation with your post #200 - You capture this woman nicely and discrete - I like the fine mix of light and shadows on the tree and walls - would this mean that your having problems to speak with those people with your native language - thanks Mohammad for this fine shot - looking forward to hear and see more.
cool_krishna (465) 2005-02-20 11:59
Glad to view Abyaneh through your lens. I have been to Esfahan once when i was a small kid. Would love to visit the place again.
That is an interesting play with moderate shadows. Is the fact that we cant see her face a coincidence or did you not want to capture her film as per the legalities there?? I loved your country as a place, only if it were as open in public as it was in private. Cheers.
antti (0) 2005-02-20 12:28
This is good, but according your notes I`m waiting to see more this kind of; -village, people, culture and architecture. I like this kind of faceless "portrait". Interesting materials, colors, clothing. Thanks, Mohammed.
sandip (3492) 2005-02-20 13:04
Sunlight comming in from the right side is very much perfectweith the photo Mohammad,And something special with the note written.I have posted a photo to tribute to u yesterday.Hope u like it.
kourosh (2346) 2005-02-20 13:07
It's a small world. amazing indeed, it's the same person! I was there yesterday, saturday, and your picture is taken at the same day.
This is a nice shot, well framed with a good background, good work.
I too liked this picturesque village with all those redish buildings. I took a lot of pictures.
looking forward to more posts form you.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-02-20 13:08
Its a good introduction to a serie with this composition from a person.
Well balanced with the tree, the window and the model. Great quality fot the colors and textures. The dresses are very attractive as an information.
I like it
Leonie (8809) 2005-02-20 13:14
Welcome back...thanks for the interesting note and nice picture. She just seems to enjoy a peaceful day...nice that there are coloured haedscarfs as well...it changes from the usual black! Hope you had a nice day!
Galmeida (12559) 2005-02-20 13:20
Great in your work!!!
This is a particular and nice composition in your particular way of comunicating your beautiful country and persons in their daily life. All you have this, in different countries in the world, but this phoro is a simples way that you transmit the same to others in your particular and good way of making photo and culture in a universal and peaceful way!
My sincereally congratulations, great photo and my Smiley.
RGatward (20086) 2005-02-20 13:23
Interesting note, and nice daily life portrait. Backshot rather approprait considering the note.
Booz (14347) 2005-02-20 13:52
It is magic photo - We dont know - she is dreaming, sleeping, crying, thinking - very good shot - Thanks :)
Didi (60588) 2005-02-20 14:56
La lumière latérale donne un bel effet sur cette composition.
J'apprécie beaucoup les sujets clairs sur fond sombres, ainsi que les couleurs et la parfaite netteté.
The side light gives a beautiful effect on this composition. I appreciate much the clear subjects on dark background, as well as the colors and perfect clearness.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-02-20 15:14
Welcome back, Mohammad. A nice relaxing scene with the woman seeming to have a rest in the sun. Very interesting details to be discovered here, in her ornate clothing as well as in the decorative elements of the surrounding architecture. Well done.
ChristianS (2997) 2005-02-20 15:34
Hi Mohammad, very nice composition and serene showing the woman sitting and leaning against the tree seeking its shadow and at the same time enjoying the sun light. The light is excellent highlighting hers colourfull garments. I like this perspective showing the woman from behind not allowing the viewer to see her face. Very well done!
alvaraalto (13094) 2005-02-20 17:17
I admires this kind of pictures. I have not a good eye for this scenes and when I’m seeing it than I’m to restrained to take a picture.
mumek (20202) 2005-02-20 17:22
Very original and beautiful shot Mohammad!
The light is super. Excellent colors and details. Very, very good photo.Thanks for posting
Tue (37016) 2005-02-20 17:48
Very good picture! Great composition and colours! Thanx for the informative note!
Well done! :-)
farzane (59) 2005-02-20 20:49
hi dear mr hesamian
thanks for your good explanation.I think she is waiting that good things happen because she is seeing toward the light.
with the best wishes for you and your wife
maphoto (8082) 2005-02-20 22:39
Welcome back Mohammad, very good first post for this new and, for sure, interesting serie from you. Very good light and sharpness, well done.
weswang (18223) 2005-02-21 2:57
The red background made a strong tune of the environment culture. Even if you have made quite a good explanation, the picture leaves many questions about the environment and the figure.
A very nice composition.
ChrisJ (113989) 2005-02-21 3:28
Welcome back Mohammad!
Good contrast, sharpness & lighting. I like the graphic qualities of the lighter veil against the dark background. Well seen & shot!
Graal (102884) 2005-02-21 4:31
Very good and interesting picture. I looking on your portfolio and as I see - Iran is beautiful. It was unknown country for me. Thank you.
igorb (758) 2005-02-21 5:09
Excellent photo and very usefful note .
carper (96) 2005-02-21 5:34
Nice shot Mohammad,
very good composition, fantastic light, good point of view, well you did a very good job my friend.
jhm (152902) 2005-02-21 6:06
Hi Mohammad, congratulations for you 200th photo on TE, and thanks for visiting again after four days, you captured the atmosphere of this place in an excellent way, the colours together with the shadows are excellent.
PLD_images (7149) 2005-02-21 10:03
Beautifull photo Mohammad. I like all the different forms and textures that it has. The light in the image is really well done and gives it a powerfull feeling.
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-02-21 12:33
Very nice, friend Mohammad.
I want to know who the woman is talking to through the holes in the wall.
I also want to see the rest of your shots from this red-house village.
paulspain (625) 2005-02-21 14:12
Hello, my friend. It´s a lovely picture with an excelent composition. The scene has a wonderful lighting, it´s perfect, I love it.
The colors are very beautiful.
It´s a very fine work.
Hanssie (10794) 2005-02-24 14:55
This IS a shot from your country indeed, a well chosen composition. A good one with nice colours and the "red" of your mentioned houses.
Enia (365) 2005-03-10 9:39
nice to see all your wonderful photos from the red village...this one is hiding form the camera and I was thinking if it was better as a profile but then at the same this hiding gives more mustery to the pic...lovely colours!
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-19
- Categories: Daily Life, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/100 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Old Villages In Iran,"Abyaneh", Poeple Portfolio [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-20 10:26