It's 20th picture in the serie .
The bright,flowered scarves and heavily pleated,embroidered black skirts are traditional dress for the women from Abyaneh.
They speak a language,rooted in ancient Aramaic,that is specific to their village,and practice Islam with fire ceremonies that hark back to the fire worshiping Aryans that settled the Iranian plateu before the advent of Zorastrism.
The people of the village still wear their traditional costumes and the literate ones still speak the ancient Parthian Pahlavi language.
The Zoroastrian population of the village mingles happily with the Muslim inhabitants,keeping to their customs and observing their traditions.
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weswang (18223) 2005-04-28 13:41
Hi Mohammad, An excellent DOF for this portrait. Your lens and the sun light angle make a very clear view of the old lady. I have to say that we can see the details of all wrinkles on her face. Nice to go back to the red village again. Thank you for sharing.
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-04-28 13:49
As the other of your series, I like this one ! The expression of the woman is great, with her face between light and shadow.
I like the fact that she really is the main part: she's talking about something, and nothing else matters. The other people on the back are here, but blurred, like if she's not paying attention... Just looking at her friend, the only important person !
In that sense, I don't really like that arm on the left: too bright, too vivid colours. A bit disturbing in my opinion. Our eyes cannot avoid it, but I'm sure the woman in white didn't even notice her presence...
Zepi (22848) 2005-04-28 13:50
Hello Mohammad ,
Très belle scène de vie.
J'aime cette profondeur de champ.
Une belle image!
johnhopkins (866) 2005-04-28 14:02
A great portrait with a face rich in character, and good hand gestures to reinforce her concerned look. The vivid colours and patterns on the fabric are very eye-catching and your note is realy informative too. Very TE!
MiguelP (14470) 2005-04-28 14:14
Dear Mohammad: I usually learn a lot from your photos, but this time I think you did not show us how extremely good photographer you are. I think the photo is a little bit dark although I appreciate the nice moment full of naturality you´ve catch up here. Thanks for share with us.
Booz (14347) 2005-04-28 14:37
Trues people at theyr life - it's my lovely theme - Thank You
nwoehnl (122) 2005-04-28 15:37
Another interesting scene from the old village, Mohammad. The old women having a chat on the street make for an appealing subject, and your use of DOF is efficient to make them stand out, and at the same time clearly convey the setting. I think some brightening or work on contrast would do this one good. Nice photo.
alvaraalto (19264) 2005-04-28 17:23
Beautiful picture in these series about the people in this old city.
There is so much expression in this picture. It seems to be a serious talk.
Fixfocus (9385) 2005-04-28 18:49
Nice capture of a daily life scene in the beautiful town of Abyaneh!Good handling of the strong light contrasts here,Mohammad.
CliffW (2377) 2005-04-29 0:10
Hello Mohammad, I too think that the faces and hands could have a little more exposure, but overall the scene is interesting and the photo good. I like the colors of the woman on the right's fabric and how you caught the the woman in flowers speaking with hands as well as voice. Well seen!
Mafo (1339) 2005-04-29 1:31
My friend Mohammad!
I think your daily photo is dark, but you give us interesting dinamick colorful composition!
john_c (24666) 2005-04-29 2:23
An excellent capture, Mohammad. The unique and colourful scarves contrast with the wrinkles on the woman's face. An interesting note, too, especially about the Zoroastrian part. Well done.
cessy (13647) 2005-04-29 3:42
very nice shot Mohammad,
very nice capture of these ladies looks like having 'deep' conversation
beautiful colors too
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-04-29 4:17
Good DOF and focus from the face of the old lady.
In the occidental culture the flowers are for youngsters and the "vichy" for the eldest :)) Looks reversed here :)))
another good moment from this place
I like it Jean Michel
alford (3989) 2005-04-29 4:19
Hi Mohammad! Beautiful daily life photo! They seems to be discussing something important. The colors of their clothes make your photo livelier! Good POV as well as good use of DOF! The old lady's face wrinkles are captured well! rgds.
maphoto (8082) 2005-04-29 23:08
Very nice picture Mohammad, the DOF is excellent, I like the mood in the scene as much in front with the two ladies as in the background wiht the action going on all blurred, well done.
ChrisJ (117195) 2005-04-30 3:54
A superb daily life shot, which amply shows off these colorful cotumes & interesting women. Excellent dof & sharpness. Well done! :-)
Galmeida (12559) 2005-04-30 5:54
Thanks for your historical and cultural guidelines. You captured very well these two woman talking about their lives. Your angle and close approach is very goood. I like the expression of their faces. Excelent composition, good colors, enquadrement and you showus your people and country that is a must.
Thans for sharing your very good work!
jhm (157788) 2005-04-30 13:01
Another interesting scene from the old village, I have to say that we can see the details of all wrinkles on her face.
I like always your splendid pictures.
Hanssie (10886) 2005-04-30 15:19
Great portrait-picture of these women, also nice is the blurry background with the crowd behind. Light and colours nice too, good shot, maybe I would crop the "left-woman" but as said, nice work from you !
MoosicMan (1231) 2005-05-01 15:06
Beautiful shot, Mohammad, and excellent note with it. You have captured a good moment between these two nice ladies. Good work,
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-05-06 21:16
wonderful dof and lighting here, I really like their traditional clothes and they facial expressions, really nice, well done
faubry (35447) 2005-05-12 6:31
i like these women who talk together about... very nice dailylife, colors and sharpness, thanks
i come back fron sibéria... i am poste my first shot this morning..
gebala (0) 2006-01-04 7:36
hello, Like in Poland - two old women are standing on the street and just chatting:D 10 minutes...60 minutes, 2 hours ahaha:) Nice shot and u have showed great daily life, great colors, I like faces of those 2 women;)
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Old Villages In Iran,"Abyaneh", Poeple Portfolio [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-04-28 12:52