Dasht-e Kavir also known as Kavir-e Namak or Great Salt Desert is a large desert laying in the
middle of the Iranian Plateau.
It is about 800 km long and 320 km wide.
The desert is partitioned between the Iranian provinces of Khorasan, Semnan, Tehran, Esfahan and
The Dasht-e Kavir's climate is almost rainless and the area is very arid.Temperatures can reach 50 °C in summer, and the average temperature in January is 22 °C. Day and night temperatures during a year can differ
up to 70 °C. Rain usually falls in winter.
The desert soil is covered with sand and pebbles; there are marshes,lakes and wadis. The hot temperatures cause extreme vaporization, which
leaves the marshes and mud grounds with large crusts of salt.
Heavy storms frequently occur and they can cause sand hills reaching up to 40 m in altitude.Some parts of Dasht- e Kavir have a more steppe-like appearance.
NASA : Like swirls of paint on an enormous canvas, shallow lakes, mudflats, and salt marshes share the sinuous valleys on Iran’s largely uninhabited Dasht-e Kavir, or Great Salt Desert.
Please this link from NASA
We will see more about the desert in next post,hope you like the serie,
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ancevski (3358) 2006-04-08 13:48
Excellent photo, the colors are great and the moment that you have captured is excellent.
persis (128) 2006-04-08 13:58
WOW! Wonderful shot
Didi (60590) 2006-04-08 13:58
Very nice landscape with this dramatic stormy sky.
I note a very good luminosity in the foreground.
Framing is very appreciable.
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-04-08 14:01
Excellent composition and fantastic colors. Great work!
ChristianS (2997) 2006-04-08 14:09
This is my favourite kind of landscape, sandy, arid and desolate. The sky and the threatning clouds announcing an approaching storm are awesome and dramatic. The colours and the light are very nice. Well done!
carper (96) 2006-04-08 14:11
very nice one my friend,
the shot is very nice the balance is very nice , the light is good and the colours fantastic,I like the good scene, good job,
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-04-08 14:22
Beautiful contrast between the desert and the dark grey sky.I like the special lightmood here a lot,the green bushes are good focussing points for the eyes to rest on.
alvaraalto (18056) 2006-04-08 14:29
Imposing landscape. So little variation to see but so much to feel. You feel really deserted and abandoned if you look to this great picture.
babri (422) 2006-04-08 15:04
Beautiful shot of a desert under clouds!
Well composed! Nice low POV! beautiful color for the ground. But I prefer more-grey less- blue clouds.
Thanks for sharing,
Lukasso (645) 2006-04-08 15:14
Awesome shot. The composition is rather minimalistic and extremely simple. Thanks to that one can concentrate attention on a beautifuel contrast between gloomy sky and golden(well maybe not so goldem:)sand. Due to this little bush photo gains some additional ambiance. Well done!
HNIK (1104) 2006-04-08 16:19
It makes me calm with two different layers that they are opposite each other,very nice color and nice mood,the little tree likes both of these elements,dust and cloud,great work with great mean.
jrleborgne (1554) 2006-04-08 18:16
Very beautiful and coloured composition.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-04-08 18:23
Hi Mohammad, a simple composition but very effective in the opposition between the warm ground and the dark menacing clouds, the bush breaks well the monotony and catches the eye, very nice. Greetings from faraway Japan JY
thor68 (5586) 2006-04-08 19:09
and you´re an artist, mohammad! :-)
beautiful landscape shot.
a desert, single bushes and a superb dramatic
sky - wonderful composition!
well seen & captured, thor.
Gerrit (52099) 2006-04-08 21:41
beatiful composition with these horizontal layers and the sparse greenery and terrific colours and sky.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
Janice (4403) 2006-04-08 22:05
Mohammad, awesome desert-scape. The heavy clouds are quite dramatic, and it is good you caught the rain in the distance. Colours and details are great, Thank you...
HOBO (5282) 2006-04-09 0:47
Good morning Mohammad,
your picture has really something lonely, desperate; the gound colors look a bit faint against the threatening clouds. Looks like rain at the horizon.
Thanks for the link; great art of mother earth...
bibiweb (8) 2006-04-09 3:41
The thick, grey clouds make for a very dramatic sky. And there's a beautiful contrast with the luminous ground and sunlit bush in the foreground. A great shot.
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-09 3:55
This is also a decisive moment picture shot that you took so nicely in a special light atmosphere moment of the day with a great eye catch and composition in a earth/water scenery with the sky as the God Teacher. Your note guidelines are a must and your post is a SUPBERB simple frame with the main most important elements in life. First the water next earth for creating bodies, feeding and mutation on the next cycle.
Good perspective and enquadrement scenery view. The title fits well with this beautiful clear post. The light, shadows and colors are a must here, also the sharpness quality.
Very well seen, clear picture and a true surprinsing post in a complementary both approach from us of nature, with manny Kilometers of distance. IT'S humain feeling whithin the global diversity, but for others they must put glasses in their Eyes.
Congratulations to you and allways the Best to you my World Friend and Cultural and Insight Person.
Have a nice Sunday.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-09 5:31
Un ciel d'orage sur un désert, je ne sais pas si c'est fréquent mais l'image est magnifique. Ces deux buissons sont bien seuls sur cette immensité. Les couleurs sont extra.
ChrisJ (116676) 2006-04-09 5:32
A like the simple horizontal layering here into 3 parts. Marvellous color, & fantastic lighting & tonal range. Congratulations!
xavshot (69835) 2006-04-09 5:32
Superbe cette photo avec une lumière qui permet de faire ressortir ce paysage grandiose. J'aime ton cadrage et la place laissée à ce ciel
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-04-09 6:22
What a very special and wonderful dramatic atmosphere in a simple picture with great cloudy sky,of course.Amazing colors ..perfect title and note,too
A nice week end
nwoehnl (122) 2006-04-09 10:06
Hi Mohammad. A beautiful elementary landscape, presented in good contrast and with a nice use of the few available elements such as the two bushes in the foreground. Good contrast and moody light setting creating an impressive total. Greetings from Osaka.
gebala (0) 2006-04-09 10:35
hello, I agree with a title:) exellent compo Mohammad, great colours and great frame:) nice lighting too:)
well taken my friend:)
john_c (24666) 2006-04-09 11:42
A dramatic and well composed shot of this interesting region. There is great drama in your textured sky and the desert soil is of a pleasant contrasting hue. A most interesting note on the soil especially. A superb capture.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-04-09 11:51
What a magnificent desolate landscape. I like the inclusion of the bushes to give a focal point. Those dark clouds and the rain are so dramatic.
RGatward (20086) 2006-04-09 15:54
Really in the minimalst spirit at the moment, I see. The lone bush in the featureless desert a really great subject for the genre. Well desreved praise for this one.
arnabchat (7233) 2006-04-10 1:13
ah! that is simple, yet stunningly natural.
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-04-10 5:50
Very nice simple composition with a very good subjet under the dark sky.
Gregtom (7169) 2006-04-11 4:34
Hello, My Friend!
Very beautiful weather situation! Dramatic, but rather calm... I like contrast between the deep blue sky and yellow sand on the beach on the foreground. Congratulations!
bazal (7900) 2006-04-13 8:14
Hi friend Mohammad.
I really like the simplicity of this composition and the pureness of the landscape you present. The two lonly trees at the foreground make a superb detail. Great light and colors.
Thanks for sharing.
marieaude (1196) 2006-04-13 10:30
Hello Mohammad, very beautiful photo with this great stormy sky. I like the light too and the way we can see the earth and the sky just above. It seems that the clouds are touching the earth. Thanks for this great shot. Take care.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-04-15 17:08
A very interesting place you present here - the NASA link surely help us to understand more about this special place.
You got the landscape in a very fine light and the dark cloudy sky makes the shot complete - thanks for sharing this with us - I like it very much
rabani (9645) 2006-04-18 22:27
Salam dear Mohammad,
Such sombre and dark impression you have here. A scene such as this, where the weather condition is the main actor, with the two sagebrushes, the master of ceremony. Seeing the obvious nature of earth and heaven, we realised we are in between these two elements. We sometimes forget, where we are. Thank you Mohammad.
Hanssie (10886) 2006-04-28 2:01
WOW the dark and sepctacular sky is making the picture here ! Okay, it was you then, making the picture:-))
apazevedo (5469) 2006-04-29 16:34
Your gallery is full of excellent images, Mohammad, today I stopped on this one. Very simple, but beautiful, strong and powerful. Like you said, "The Earth as Art"...
Standa (1877) 2007-07-23 11:24
with big interest I looked to your gallery. You have realy nice portfolio especialy photos showing natures beauty. Like this one which I have chosen for great work with colours, depth and composition. The result is photo with strong atmosphere which I like.
fserajian (2299) 2007-10-02 11:46
Salam Mohamad aziz,
This is a fantastic shot, well balanced and composed. It looks like it s raning in the background. TFS
coco (30439) 2008-02-20 17:10
Beautiful landscape and also colours for this landscape.
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-07
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Desert Portfolio, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-08 13:46
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