miss you all
You see the roof of Iran ! Damavand peak.
Location: 35.951°N , 52.109°E
Altitude : 18,602 feet (5671m)
Adjacent peak(s) : Vararoo,Sesang,Golezard,Mianrood
Range/Region: Middle Alborz Mountains
Nearest major town: Larijan
Distance from Tehran: 66(km)
Best Climbing Months: July,August,September
Year First Climbed : 1837
Most Recent Eruption : None on record
A dormant volcano with a narrow summit,visible From many kilometers away,thought it is surrounded on every side by the peaks and ridges of the Albroz.
Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the highest volcano in the Middle East. The mountain and its surrounding areas are popular hiking,climbing, and skiing destinations.
It is not surprising that such a prominent mountain should figure in the national epic of Iran.Written around 1000AD, the great Iranian poet,Ferdowsi , relates in his epic (Shah'nameh) how the tyrant Zohak is overthrown by the young Feridun and imprisoned in chains to die in a cavern on the slops of Damavand.
Local legend asserts that his groans may still be heard on this slopes!
Also,the mountain is the traditional scene of the feats performed by such legendary heroes of ancient Persia as Rustam and Faridun,it was immortalized in the great epic poem the Shahnameh.
about the Tehran "Milaad" Tower:
*for transmission of telephone,Radio and television waves.
*It will serve as a center of international trade & tourism.
*For air traffic control tower.
Critiques | Translate
jemaflor (102359) 2009-05-04 10:34
Nice shot with interesting light and colors, well captured with also original clouds and the detail with bird well placed, congratulations.
albay (132) 2009-05-04 10:35
hiiii very good composition ,so nice photo ,,
Bluejeans (64251) 2009-05-04 11:08
Hello my frend :), how are you?
Que beleza de paisagem com aquela montanha coberta de neve iluminada pelo sol em tons dourados , ficou lindo este primeiro plano com esta pássaro em pleno voou, gostei muito do céu , boas cores, parabéns!!
Um abraço Gonçalo
bupga (42) 2009-05-04 11:08
Nice shot Mohd, I like the placement of all elements here particularly the volcano with striking light and the tower at the right. Nice used of slow shutter speed here to show-up the sense of movement of bird. Well composed.
delkoo (68) 2009-05-04 11:53
looong time I didn't see you on TE, you are back with a very interesting picture, of course, light on the Damavand peak is simply superb, but also the bird under the cloud is a great moment too.
smarcell (19965) 2009-05-04 12:05
The Fujihama of Iran ! Very beautiful light which blesses the mountain, and the pigeon is the special touch. Also the cloud is very peculiar.
Very nice composition.
bostankorkulugu (42480) 2009-05-04 12:16
hey, good to see you here as well:)... loved all 5 of them in a charming combination... the triangular building, the well lit peak, the weird cloud, the bird and the TV tower... really cool mohammad... all the best, and kisses to the prince...
vincz (19113) 2009-05-04 12:30
Beuatiful one with the cloud, the bird and the so well lit mountian. Excellent work.
brandstaetter (15915) 2009-05-04 12:49
good to see something from you after a long time :). This mountain really is a majesty, and you caught it in a beautiful light. The city antennas are disturbing a bit, but nevertheless it´s a fabulous sight.
So much to discover in this one.
cherryripe (21033) 2009-05-04 15:03
The lenticular and the sunlit volcano are pretty spectacular. The bird looks almost whipped up by the cloud as though it's a tornado.
axiotea (21651) 2009-05-04 21:07
Nice to see you are back ;)
The light on Damavand peak is nicely captured giving a pleasant pinkish touch and contrast with the darker elements. plenty of details to look at, like the lenticular cloud, the bird....and the Milaad tower. It feels this image was taken in the morning, but not sure.
PixelTerror (0) 2009-05-04 22:24
Nice to see you again here !
You have two good elements here the top of Iran is glowing in the light and you have a very nice cloud to complement the view, not sure I'm too fond of the bird though.
Have a nice day JY
Booz (14347) 2009-05-04 23:32
Hi Mohammad!! :) - this is always very nice when you returned with yours photos ;) - very good, full of faith and hops picture
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-05-05 1:02
salam agha Mohammad
Akse besyar ghashangiye. man in akso kheyli dosesh daram. ta hala in trip az damavand ro kheyli kam dide bodam. mamnoooooon
MiguelP (14470) 2009-05-05 4:42
Mohammad... I´m kind of missing from TE as well, but It´s so great to enjoy the poetry of your photos from time to time. Keep posting, please.
nwoehnl (122) 2009-05-05 5:58
Hi Mohammad, nice to see a new photo from you. Unusual but very beautiful setting of the illuminated Damavand as a backdrop to the big city. Good use of the taller structures at left and right to provide a sort of natural framing, and well timed to include the bird as the "icing" on the cake. Well captured.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-05-05 5:58
Amazing composition here: many elemets combined very well. The lighted volcano, the blurred bird showing movement, the cloud like a face looking to the volcano, the city skyline. Great.
the only problem are the antennas and the crane on top of the building. The crane could have been cloneed easily.
ChrisJ (117201) 2009-05-05 7:27
Hi Mohammad & welcome back
I'm sorry for the horrific bus crash in Iran recently. Good color contrasts, between the pink, snowcapped peak, & blue grey fg. I like the flattened perspective from the zoom too. Tfs!
npecanhuk (77825) 2009-05-05 7:31
I really like this picture for the beautiful peak in the background and the way you captured the sunlight reaching its summit! Also, very nice to see that cloud up in the sky, with a pretty interesting shape and sort of threatening looks! The Tower is an excellent highlight for the city's skyline!
TFS - congratulations!
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
atilgone (0) 2009-05-05 10:50
excelent frame well done. your bird is your bonus :) very nice firing effects on the mountain.
parbo (11092) 2009-05-06 18:13
Fantastic effect with your skillful settings of capture. I liked blurry movements of cloud and bird with magnificently illuminated snowy mountain. Wonderful my dear friend, congratulations.
faramarz (37) 2009-05-11 21:04
I can't believe it, it's a fantastic shot. The Mont Damavand is at rear of others but high lighted. Fortunately, there is no air pollution. I love Damavand in this picture. Thank you for sharing it.
Amirsun (2122) 2009-05-22 22:32
Hi dear Mohammad!
Miss you too... How are you, my friend?
Nice to see this Beautiful postal card from you.
The summit is shining with the dignity.
Tanks fot the shot and hope to see you very soon!
Hanssie (10886) 2009-09-04 5:32
The bird in the same movement as the cloud behind.....
Only the top of the mountain in "colour", a great photo !
pajaran (65154) 2009-11-01 12:47
Fantastican trenutak, dobre boje i odlican rad.
Pozdrav, uspeh u radu, Paja.
keribar (43841) 2009-11-10 21:06
I am vey impressed wit this one. First because it is a very eye catching picture not easy to get at this hour. The pink is just marvellous and the foreground with the gray-white mountains and moreover the city houses completes the scene very well. But I am also impressed because when flying back from Delhi to Istanbul I admired from the plane window ( Took some pictures ) I saw this same Damavand peak during 10 minutes, and I thought it might be the Albroz range. Now I am happy to find out that my guess was the good one.
Warm regards - Izzet Keribar
gmg (4202) 2011-03-06 3:26
I like a lot the light of this shot, and the cloud floating in the sky with the blurred bird just behind it. The buildings of Teheran still in the night shadow make a perfect framing.
AliMoein (780) 2012-02-14 11:33
چه منظره زیبا و با عظمتی از قله دماوند را به تصویر کشیدید و همچنین نماد تهران یعنی برج میلاد
به نظرم این دو یعنی بام ایران و بام تهران
wetmarbel (211) 2016-04-28 12:51
Nice pic from tehran, especially composition of Damavand & Milad Tower , I came a lot in tehran but almost it had polluted atmosphere & I never seen damavand ! maybe you have good luck !
I invite you to see & Critique my shots from gilan, the green green province of Iran .
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-03-11
- Categories: Nature, Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS USM, Kenko UV 77mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/50 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2009-05-04 10:22
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