Another view of the Abianeh village. In fact this is a big open-air kitchen where a great amount of food is to be cooked. The lunch is prepared as a religious tradition and is given free of charge to the mourners of the Imam Hussain death. The motif behind preparing such a big lunch for free is quite interesting. In islamic tradition, people wish for something and for that wish to come true they make a private promise with god to do something good like serving other people. This is called "NAZR". Sometimes many people participate in Nazr, one prepares the vegetables, one brings the meat, one cooks the rice and so forth.
So at this day which marks the death of moslim's third imam, someone had a nazr to prepare a big lunch for villagers. may his/her wish come true very soon!
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ninadev (5377) 2005-02-28 12:26
A pic that really fits TE, showing a tradition in your country. Very interesting.
I wonder if a color picture would have been more attractive. I often find that a B&W when there is a lot going on in the pic will be more difficult to read.
Nevertheless it's a fine shot.
stranger (726) 2005-03-01 6:05
Great shot , The number of people gives out the cooperation & participation in making such food , The B&W color helps us understand about the tradition ( as SEPIA could work out well too ) ...
Plus ur great note helped alot either :-)
Great job man ...
Thanks for sharing ...
elihesamian (26149) 2005-03-02 10:36
I like the way you have written about "Nazr",very well with this nice shot,and I like also the medium here,great in B&W and very strong work,with a nice contrast,too,very well composed and it has a special dynamism,great one,Kourosh.
mitternacht (1839) 2005-03-10 16:04
Good choice of B&W. It makes the shapes stand out in this picture. Thank you for the informative note. I hope it goes well for whoever organized this. I like the light in this picture, how it makes the steam glow, how the ground is so white, and how it makes the circular rims of the different containers stand out. Nice shot.
cyril (2748) 2005-04-12 8:59
Very nice shot.
The choice of B&W fits well.
I like how you placed the open-air kitchen in the frame and the positions of the people which make some dynamism.
Well seen and done
- Copyright: kourosh khoshelham (kourosh) (2346)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2005-02-00
- Categories: Ceremony
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon dRebel 18-55mm
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Old Villages In Iran,"Abyaneh", men & meat /1/ [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-28 6:09