This photo of Karkas mountains was taken from hill next to Abyaneh village. Iran has such a beautiful landscape full of deep and beautiful colors. I was lucky to get very interesting shadows that created nice layers of darkness and light.
Karkas mountain chain or Karkas (Persian رشته كوه كركس Reshteh kuh-e Karkas) is located in Central Iran. It ranges from Kashan to Ardestan over more than 100 km and is mainly composed of igneous (plutonic and volcanic), pyroclastic and somewhat sedimentary Tertiary rocks. In the central part, this mountain chain consists of a Precambrian-Paleozoic basement. The highest peak of the Karkas Mountains is 3895m which is close to Natanz.
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Polakowski (1119) 2006-05-08 8:08
Excellent landscape;colours and depth are wonderful.I like it!Good shoot.
ebruardil (461) 2006-05-08 8:09
Well composed photo with very nice colors and successful light. TFS
ben4321 (9875) 2006-05-08 8:11
Beautiful landscape photograph. Great colours and beautiful lighting.
chefrancisco (752) 2006-05-08 8:18
Excellent shot! I like very much the transition and gradation of colors that you were able to capture in this photo. Congratulations!
yannick (1471) 2006-05-08 8:19
This is a very nice landscape. I like the difference of illumination between the different grounds, which reinforces the depth of the picture.
siolaw (38292) 2006-05-08 8:20
Wonderful! lovely alternance of shadows and light, great POV.. colors and sharpness very good
adind (738) 2006-05-08 8:23
Like the magic of colour and shade in this picture..
in particular the dark valley adds an extra
dimension to this picture...
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-08 8:24
The mix of colours is the key factor in this high class image.
Contrast is perfect and the play with the shadow and highlights are really wonderful taken..!!!
fabio_ts (13696) 2006-05-08 8:37
STUNNING!! what a superb work Lucie, I love it, great composition, BRAVA!!!
have a nice week,
eman68 (151) 2006-05-08 8:44
Wonderful landscape! I like very much contrast between the shaded zones and those with the sun.
The colors are splendid!
sebinho342 (19317) 2006-05-08 9:22
Impossible to avoid letting a critic on this marvelous shot Lucie ! It's so pure and deep, waow it's really brilliant, but for sure it's not the first time you hear those kind of compliments here.
Congratulations, you are really brilliant :)
denjoe (22) 2006-05-08 9:33
Terrific photo!! Excellent use light. I like the colors as well as the composition. Well done
Cormac (26565) 2006-05-08 10:37
Magnificent shot! I like the long, telephotoperspectiv on this, compressing the different places into one frame and each shape and outline building on the others. The alternativing layers of light and dark work very well. Beaufitul!
starbug (6924) 2006-05-08 10:43
amazing, another shot of yours from Iran that shows the country as a land of beauty and wonder. fabulous colurs and layers of light and shade.
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-08 11:58
Like always,you know,how to play game with light.I admire the color palette on your photo.
It is simply amazing.Good composition with a lot of layers of grass and mountains.Bravo!
euryan (8440) 2006-05-08 12:34
Judging by this shot and the rest in your collection, you are truly a master of light. I love how each hill alternates; light, dark, light, dark, light, dark. Exposure is excellent, keeping the shadows dark, but not too dark. Nice telephoto-effect here. Regards, Ryan.
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-08 13:23
This is excellent playing with layers of the light and shadows that you captured and composed perfectlly,very attractive,the shot caught the eyes very well,for me this is very live,and I know the view was like here that you show to the friends,very well worked and a great result you reached,Lucie,
I posted another from the place and made a link here,hope you like it,...what a note!
Great informative one,too,and Thanks for your warm words about Iran,I'm very happy,Thanks,
R2D2 (180) 2006-05-08 13:28
Dear Lucie, You say that you were lucky to get these shadows (I remember you had used this term before in your notes about some of your photos) but I think it is not just luck, It is also about how you look to your surroundings and capture it at the right moment. So for me it is not only in the category of NATURE but also belongs to the category of DECISIVE MOMENT.
Beautiful as always.
Can't wait for the next shot(s).
BrianGraney (1740) 2006-05-08 13:30
Yes another amazing landscape photograph!
The second row of trees are almost like a reflection of the ones in the foreground.
So many contrasting colours and layers, it's lovely.
The more I see of Iran the more I want to visit!
sined (4523) 2006-05-08 14:04
I realy love the way you feel
see, photograph and share the world ..
your world Lucie
keep this way!
pastadog (13111) 2006-05-08 14:53
Spectacular composition, Lucie. Superb depth with the strips in different tones/colors and light. Fascinating, TFS. Regards, Daniel
olopez (4959) 2006-05-08 15:04
Very nice shadow/lightning picture, beautiful effect.
I love it,
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-08 15:09
Supebre paysage et très beaux jeux de lumière. La succession des différents plans est magnifique. Une belle photo
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-05-08 15:35
A very nice serie that you present us with Mohammad!
A good lighted foreground (near grass of trees?), the successive layers make a strong composition.
Superb light and colors.
dolin (15619) 2006-05-08 15:48
Un incroyable jeu de plans et de lumière.
Une partie de lumière, une partie d'ombre, l'effet est excellent.
Le tout avec une très bonne dof.
J'aime bien la touche de orange sur la roche du fond.
gelor (3229) 2006-05-08 16:08
Un shot exceptionnel ! Toutes mes félicitations.
Janice (4403) 2006-05-08 16:48
Lucie, amazing colours and lighting and textures. And a super view as well.
You do have a very good eye to see the beauty around you and capture it like this. It is a wonderful gift.
Thank you. . .
gilou530 (34) 2006-05-08 16:53
quelle est belle cette photo avec ces couleurs fantastic, la lumière est géniale ,bravo beau travail
fayeulle (27827) 2006-05-09 5:02
Absolut fantastic shot. Lightness is marvellous !
I like it very much and add as favorite.
luisafonso (862) 2006-05-09 6:03
I love the contrasting mood of this photo and the way it is built across several plans. Composition is so wonderful and the picture so sharp. The deep warm color toning is dreamlike, lending a sense of abandon to the picture. Very good.
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-09 7:12
Good composition, sharpness, light and colors.
Perfect quality, excellent contrast.
Thanks for sharing. Uğur
jjcordier (79297) 2006-05-09 7:18
Wonderful, Lucie! It's a fantastic photo!
ciec (1081) 2006-05-09 8:08
Wow... buitengewoon !
De verschillende lagen licht en donker maken deze foto heel bijzonder.
Om te blijven naar kijken !
jbweasle (9393) 2006-05-09 9:22
Hello Lucie, the colours of the mountains are of course wonderful but its your capture of the light that makes this image special. It's amazing how there are the different layers of dark and light starting with the light trees in the foreground and ending with the dark sky behind. A stunning composition.
imrek (4) 2006-05-09 9:42
very nice image with excellent colours and contrast!
TE is very dense and I had never seen your gallery, it's great, congratulations Lucie!!!
Andrzej_HHH (2480) 2006-05-09 10:32
Fantastic landscape, amazing colors. For me this place looks really unreal. Thanks fo sharing!! Andrzej
flydragon (0) 2006-05-09 15:26
great lanscap Lucie
love the contrast and this magic light
also very nice natural color
this is very well seen
veronika (6058) 2006-05-10 8:01
Ajoj Lulu :o)
Vzdy co sem " k tebe" zavitam objavim nieco nove a skvele :)
Krasna foto, tie tiene su neuveritelne, moc se mi libi!!!
Len tak dalej :)
Mistral (15402) 2006-05-10 18:21
Welcome back, Lucie!
It's a kind of image that leave me breathless. You managed the light in the best way and your composition is fantastic.
AnimeshRay (9089) 2006-05-10 20:40
This is just an out-of-this-world image! I must quote, "If there is a paradise on earth, it is here"! Your fabulous framing, and wonderful color work on this fascinating play of light and shadow over the majestic vista is just stunning. Bravo!
riclopes (35577) 2006-05-11 4:00
What an outsatanging capture! The game of light and shadows, resulting in all these mountain layers is simply superb. Magnificent foreground. I could look at this picture for ours. Really amazing! For my 100th favourite.
Thanks a lot,
desman (2222) 2006-05-11 12:17
très beau tableau, plein de nuances et de contrastes
Polonaise (5802) 2006-05-12 14:01
It's not that easy seeing your picture(s) and simply pass by, saying nothing.
Outstanding beauty of this photograph speaks volumes about your skills, Lucie.
Killer lights, powerfull presentation.
Didi (60588) 2006-05-14 12:07
Well well !
Is this planet Earth ?
Very artistic composition.
Very good control of the exposure between lights and shades.
valdec (7367) 2006-05-17 3:56
Rewelacja, doskona³e, piêkne, pe³ne ¶wie¿o¶ci i delikatno¶ci
mdetay (4865) 2006-05-19 2:16
Very nice shot. Colors and light are fantastic. TFS. Cheers.
sarju (5324) 2006-05-21 3:27
The sharpness of this photo is incredible.
i was wondering if you used any sharpness in you PP. Looking at your photo I think i will buy the sigma lens that you used for this photo as I intend to do quite a lot of this kind of photography in Ladakh (India) ... this year.
cheers and have a good day
hilsner .... sarju
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-23 12:47
Hi Lucie - woow, spectacular, what a light, I bet this would be an ordinary spot unworthy of a photo, but under these light conditions becomes magical, a favourite for sure.
alainh (33201) 2006-05-23 13:11
great composition, fantastics coulours and contrastes. the opositions of lights and shadows are top.
congratulations for this (another) one.
emmari (235) 2006-05-24 16:03
Wow! What an amazing landscape.
Light is stunning and the POV is greatly powerful.
lasscor (7640) 2006-05-24 16:19
Great colors, light, lines.
I like the way you manage the shadows and light in your composition.
Fly (366) 2006-05-26 14:08
This is a great photograph Lucie. I like the way you managed to capture the five different light bands, alternating light and shadow, in the one image. The tonal quality is almost like that of an infra red image. Very good compositon and framing.
arturo (31) 2006-05-29 14:01
I'm on my knees now...cheers, arturo
centurion (0) 2006-05-30 14:22
Excellent image again .
anew (582) 2006-06-21 2:14
Incredible colors indeed. Somehow I think luck had nothing to do with it. You have a great eye for seeing beauty...
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-06-26 7:50
Beautiful composition. Well done, indeed.
Signal-Womb (13048) 2006-06-27 5:03
What left to say after all those Titans other than, most excellent.
jmdias (63998) 2006-07-11 20:10
This photo is a masterpiece
Davoud (241) 2006-07-27 8:59
very beautiful shot from Iran
Thank you very much
MikiM (1924) 2006-08-17 8:01
It is very interesting - I've never seen the same lighting efect in the nature - It's like a computer trick with many layers but somehow I feel it is real. I like this dynamic impression of the shadow/highlight areas.
haybelg (631) 2006-08-17 14:48
although being there on the right moment, with the right light may be pure luck, taking the picture and working on it afterwards always is an action by man !
pady (4800) 2006-08-23 15:26
Today I visit your gallery and vote.
I'm very impressed by your vision of the light.
Photography means "light writing". You really got the lesson.
I like your work.
Very well done
fserajian (2295) 2006-09-03 2:07
This photo is truely beautiful photo highlighting DOF and colours in an unusal manner. Thanks for sharing,
pboehringer (770) 2006-09-15 12:02
As a lover of landscape pictures this here fits it extremely well. What I like most here is the alternating sequence of light and shadow through the different colorful layers.
AmiBe (6042) 2006-09-24 16:39
Oh my god, this is incredible.
The light is just gorgeous, what a play with shadows.
A landscape from an other planet.
designsoul (21492) 2006-09-25 21:12
Lucie, your landscapes go way beyond this category. It seems like you would never be indoors ;-) -- your works breathe, and celebrate nature's incredible diversity. I don't really know which to pick from your distinguished gallery; perhaps this one for the fabulous contrasts and colours. Sorry I am a bit speechless to critique but believe me, the awe is here.
MichaelTrezzi (3368) 2006-09-27 15:12
Ahoj Lucinko. Skvela hra svetla a stinu s jarni zeleni a cervenou v pozadi, krasne kontrastuje s poslednim hrebenem ve stinu. Gratuluji, nadherny snimek. Thanks for sharing. Cheers, Michael
zenskat (656) 2006-10-12 4:10
another lovely shot Lucie, really great layering and repitition to get the most out of this beautiful scenery.
noborders (1010) 2007-05-11 1:08
Splendid ! I saw Abyaneh when there were no clouds around - this view is surprising, the light is dramatic...
Bravo, "tabrik migam",
jean11-3 (2799) 2007-06-23 10:13
I have just discovered this beautiful picture Lucie.
The shadows are so dark in contrast with the areas bathed in sunshine;and I like the hard rocky mountains contrasting with the softer feathery feel of the trees in the f/g.
The colours are outstanding, tfs.
Dyerco (10185) 2007-12-07 20:42
WOW! You couldn't get much better light than this. The FG is nicely lit to provide texture and the different layers of light and shadow plus the colours in the rock are just fabulous. This is going into my favourites.TFS.
cyrrhus (2878) 2008-01-03 14:02
This kind of picture is a dream for any geologist. A mineral landscape with such a dramatic lighting is a great moment that you captured so well.
The bright trees in the forefront are perfectrly placed to enhance the landscape.
Best wishes Eric /.
zahoor_salmi (1053) 2008-09-28 1:33
Excellent landscape;colours and depth are wonderful.
CLODO (34096) 2008-10-23 13:04
stunning ligh on a very impressive landscape, good sharpness. I wish to visit this country!
jonathan_hart (21276) 2009-05-27 9:37
amazing lighting, each layer in this landscape is worth being seen long time
keribar (43841) 2009-10-25 20:43
Imnpreesive landscape . Very well thought composition with multiple levels and lots of light plays.
I really enjoy this picture.
Best - Izzet Keribar
svefay (810) 2010-06-29 0:15
it is very well composed with different light and geographic levels. The green colours on the front and some pink and yellowish on back are beautiful, well done...
schumanng (0) 2011-10-05 10:36
Fantastic contrast, I like your composition in the frame; you've choosen the best hour for the shot.
Miguel82 (27674) 2011-11-28 14:08
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-14
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-200 f3.5/6.3
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Old Villages In Iran,"Abyaneh", Mountains, Favorites - landscapes 02, trekks' favorites 1, 100+ Points Photos of Iran [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-08 7:58
- Favorites: 22 [view]