Great Salt Desert or Dasht-e Kavir (also known as Kavir-e Namak)where is a large desert laying in the middle of the Iranian Plateau.
The salt lake here is located almost 65 Km far from Kashan.In fact,After "Aran & Bidgol" town,you will drive almost 50 Km in a bad sandy road to find this white world !
In the west of the desert, this salt lake called Darya-che Namak (1800 km²) contains some large salt plates in a mosaic-like shape. It is part of a 4,000 km² protected ecological zone, the Kavir National Park.
Maybe French "Citroen" like it :)
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avigur_11 (22107) 2006-05-28 14:44
Is this your car, M? Salt may cause some rust..
This is the second salty shot from Iram within two days. I like it. I like the way the salt gets a light blue tone due to sky's reflection. Well captured.
Amirsun (2122) 2006-05-28 14:47
Another shot with high salinity from you, dear Mohammad ;) I like the way you put the layers in your shot also put the car in one of them...
Tanks for posting.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-28 14:52
Hi Mohammad - the black car gives a fine contrast to the white salt - Indeed must this be a hard environment for a citroen :) thanks for sharing this special landscape with us.
saamb (1008) 2006-05-28 15:09
This car as a good integrant has helped to composition and a restraint for monotony in shot's elements.
here is a wonderful lake,.....salt and salt...
i have seen this lake afar. thanks
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-05-28 16:21
hi mohammad, i assume that this is not an advert of the korean moto company or something :-))
intelligent work, with good exposure handling;
something went wrong with the compression, my friend, look at the sky - there are some kind of cubicles visible;
anyhow - good creativity;
best wishes, j.
parbo (11092) 2006-05-28 17:13
Again you are one another interesting place. This is very clever idea that give a contrast with Citroen and I like your way ;) Your note is also very informative. Congratulations,
babri (422) 2006-05-28 18:57
Nice shot from the middle of the salt lake! It can be a good photo for car advertisement, too. Tfs.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-05-29 5:08
Another good contribution to showing us the incredible diversity of landscapes to be encountered in your country, excellent placement of the car and exposure on these challenging salt conditions with strong whites, a place that is harmful to cameras as salt is like sand not good at all to them. And to validate your note, I confirm that French like salt ;-)
Have a nice day,
jhm (159949) 2006-05-29 7:02
Hi my friend Mohammad,
Is this not dangerous so through these salt desert with a car, alone or with others friends? This is not the first picture about this very great salt desert, this have to something apart.
Very well done!
arnabchat (7233) 2006-05-29 10:34
indeed that "cool black" car does not belong there! almost out of a music video, i can imagine it to be!
the notes you are putting up abt the desert are fantastic. there is a similar salty desert in the western part of India, called Rann of Kutch, which submerges in wet season due to the sea water, and when the water retreats, it leaves a dry snady-salty desert which looks similar to this. It is a sanctuary for flamingoes, and also the Asian wild ass. You can go though this link at WWF:
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-05-29 11:47
Yes! Really contrast with B/W. Interesting and clever idea. I like POV, light and composition a lot.
kensimage (8565) 2006-05-29 12:33
I hope that Citroen has good rust protection, Mohammad! Including it in the shot was an excellent idea, though--it provides scale and fits with the many tire tracks visible. It's a fine composition, thanks to the placement of the car. The Salt Desert is really a fascinating place. Regards, Ken.
Didi (60590) 2006-05-29 18:06
Nice picture and very good composition, but I don't think that your Citroen will appreciate the salt.
gebala (0) 2006-05-30 4:07
hello Mohammad:) hmm I like Nissan Patrol:) really nice composition, wanna sell this car?:D
nice light, exellent colours:) I like it:)
papagolf21 (109234) 2006-05-30 7:44
Cette photo pourrait faire l'objet d'une belle affiche publicitaire pour Citroën !
"Citroën pour sortir des sentiers battus".
Très bien fait et très intéressant.
hkaveh (0) 2006-05-31 13:03
It is really amazing place in the world. I was there around 2 years ago. Every creature can become mummy in the salt lake. Nice picture, particularly, if you went to that place with Xantia (Car).
faubry (35447) 2006-06-01 5:11
landscape like toundra from Sibéria!!! here is salt not the snow? intersting not about it, thanks
and it's your car,?
have a good day
Kenny10pin (19301) 2006-06-02 11:20
this looks like an advert, very good colours, the dark against the light background, very well shot, I like it alot
bebel (7588) 2006-06-10 4:01
Interesting subject in TE's mind. Be careful with your car... metal and salt are not friends...
Nice frame and lights, cartainly difficult a brighting sun ?
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-06-12 10:34
Hi my friend, so you now adrvertise for french cars... Thank You... In fact it is well done and could be a good comercial advert for this realy solid car ( not too much if you leave in teh salt).
I like it
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-15
- Categories: Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/25.0, 1/125 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): World Salt Lakes, Salt Mining, Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Desert Portfolio [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-28 14:38