Before going to Iran I didn't actually realize how different world we are stepping in and how much interest we will be arising in people, how "different" and "strange" we will be perceived by locals. I had the impression that we were observed all the time with mix of curiosity and interest, like by those two girls.
This picture has been taken in Masshad, the city of great religious significance and a place of pilgrimage to the holy shrine of Imam Reza, the Eighth Imam of Shi'ite Islam.
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tcht (7565) 2006-09-12 17:45
A well captured candid shot. Like your low angle and deep DoF showing good details of the Mosque. And I like your placement of the main subject, don't mind them being too centered. Perhaps would be better if their feet not cropped or either you could get a closer view. Good documentary of the country.
devimeuxbe (58557) 2006-09-12 18:02
Very nice picture. This is so typical from Iran. The glance of these women are interesting. And the architecture behind is so nice.
It's very well composed.
Polonaise (5796) 2006-09-12 18:08
What a very interesting photo, Hanna.
Those two women - their surprised faces, if not intrgued ones, say a lot about the place you've just presented to us.
Streets full of burkas!! I see six of them.
Am I right?
PS: I'd cut-off the blue skies completely.
Still - cool stuff.
huahoa (3695) 2006-09-12 18:12
Very interesting shot from Iran, i like the glances with interest of these 2 women. The background is great under a blue sky.
ribeiroantonio (22618) 2006-09-12 20:01
You have done it very well taking those two young ladies on photo. I donít know if I would have done it, on a foreign country like Iran. They, the girls come up very well with their inquisitive faces against a beautiful and highly decorated monument. The only thing I donít like is the tight crop on bottom. I would like to see the entire feet of the lady. Well done.
adam_k (600) 2006-09-13 8:44
Zdjecie jest ciekawe i dobrze skomponowane, ale jedna rzecz rzucila mi sie w oczy na poczatku: twarze tych dziewczyn, patrzace z wyrzutem jak im robisz zdjecie (nie jestem oczywiscie pewien tych intencji, ale tak to tutaj wyglada)...
Dlatego nieco rozprasza to odbior...
starbug (6924) 2006-09-14 9:29
jeszcze czuje ten wzrok na sobie:-)
poruszylas tu ciekwawy temat- odwrocenie zainteresowania. wydaje sie ze to turysta/podroznik jest tym ktory obserwuje z definicji, okazuje sie jednak ze to czesto on staje sie obiektem obserwacji, fotografii, rozmow. i wowczas zaczyna rozumiec jak czuja sie ci mieszkancy obcych krajow ktorych to my, podrozujac, traktujemy czasami jak obiekty muzealne. to mialo oczywiscie dla nas jeszcze inny odcien w Iranie,eh, dlugi temat:-)
super uchwycilas twarze tych dziewczyn, ciekawosc i moze lekkie zaskoczenie. w koncu jak czesto widza 2 Polki w Mashhadzie:-)
i ciekawa symetria pojawila sie przez te w kobiety w czadorach po obu stronach.
Hanssie (9921) 2006-09-22 15:15
A lower POV which is great. The women are very well captured but a wonderful background is helping you making this shot, a great one !
Mistral (15396) 2006-11-01 17:55
I like your composition here of the two women with the background of the colourful iwan.
I had a great time while visiting Iran and everywhere the people were so nice and friendly.
Definitively a place to visit again...
A smile from Italy
- Copyright: Hanna Wanda (Baileys) (667)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-23
- Categories: Daily Life
- Exposure: f/8, 1/640 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Iran:There & Back Again- via Turkey
- Date Submitted: 2006-09-12 17:41