Walking through the narrow and labyrinthine lanes of the old part of this city, takes us into the past...
Yazd has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median empire, when it was known as Ysatis (or Issatis). Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city.
Yazd has some of the finest examples of traditional desert Persian residential architecture and is also one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe. Because of its climate, it has one of the largest networks of Qanats in the world.
It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its sweet shops.
It was visited by Marco Polo in 1272, who remarked on the city's fine silk-weaving industry.
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PaulVDV (22085) 2013-01-10 11:24
Wonderful presentation of this desert architecture with its walls, arches and pavement in the same colour.
From a dark gallery we get a great view of a very nice set of successive arches.
Best regards, Paul
yquem46 (38734) 2013-01-10 11:41
i like this image, all in delicate gradient of light and mild pastel colors
A nice perspective through the series of arches, well completed by the 2 persons walking at its end
Bravo, very well done
Best regards and best wishes for 2013
marabu61 (8383) 2013-01-10 12:00
a really well taken shot with a great sense of perspective in this alleyway. Lovely light and great colors, very nice indeed.
have a good day
worldcitizen (6955) 2013-01-10 14:35
Very nice depth in this photo. The arches are very beautiful, and I also like the stones on the ground. You handled the lighting perfectly, and created an elegant scene.
MGHPARSI (779) 2013-01-11 1:45
Very nice Picture and Good POV,
SnapRJW (31089) 2013-01-11 1:54
Hello Atousa - This is a marvellous shot. The composition with the fantastic light is absolutely captivating; full of atmosphere and simple beauty. The simple colour palette is evocative and gives the shot a timeless feel. The two figures complete a fine piece of work. Top class! Warm regards Rosemary
cornejo (31452) 2013-01-11 5:26
Atousa Hello, very good view of this interesting city street, very well captured in this photo interesting and pretty, with very good technique and excellent image quality. Very good and nice job perfectly done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful and interesting work.
Good afternoon and happy weekend.
Greetings from southern Spain.
timecapturer (48640) 2013-01-11 5:51
really like this! The symmetry and perspective here are just irresistible, but is the light and shadows that make it so compelling and magical. Superb!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
abmdsudi (43460) 2013-01-11 9:24
A charming look with special atmosphere, the archway beckons us to enter and explore the quite corner in the far end. Impressively composed with good perspective and nice lead, a very inviting shot well detailed in soft tones, sharp and well exposed image with great human touches. Indeed a fine shot. Congrats.
danos (86623) 2013-01-14 12:29
excellent the created depth from the arcade as lead-in the eye on the far end of it.I like the light and the colour management as the walking people that add life in the image.
Waylim (25344) 2013-01-14 23:19
Great shot, I love it. The different shade of brown and earth tone. the silhouette of the two people adds so much to the scene. Great POV that put me right in the middle of alley. It makes me feel like being there.
One of my Favorites.
pajaran (52030) 2013-01-14 23:43
Dobar tekst sa datim podacima ..
Lep pogled ...
Dobra ostrina snimka, kontrast i perspektiva.
Dobra kompozicija, lepo pokazano.
Good text with the given data ..
Nice view ...
Good image sharpness, contrast and perspective.
Good composition, nice revealed.
All the best.
adores (36993) 2013-01-15 16:17
The arches are really Iranian! Very good exposure! I like it off centered, with the people in background and this darkness in foreground.
amir2009m (292) 2013-01-19 3:33
Hello ,Atousa Taghavi
A wonderful & soothing picture.
Also excellent perspective and depth picture.
Excellent taken, sharpness and clarity are perfect.
Great Job , TFS.
Have a nice day,
fabianoleite (9551) 2013-01-21 5:12
Very good work, with the patter created by the arches forming a tunnel, and great colors, too. The inclusion of the people was a wise choice. Congratulations!
adramad (37993) 2013-01-22 9:10
Superb perspective of this long corridor, very beautiful play of light and shadow playing the architecture of the arches, the backlight of the two people is a nice touch, giving us the proportions of the place.
Nice colorful with these warm colors, good sharpness.
Have a nice day.
siolaw (38276) 2013-01-23 6:43
You managed the low light quite well and made good use of the architecture to obtain nice graphics.
Nice looking street!
aliabazari (15405) 2013-01-25 19:02
Hello Dear Atousa
View a showcase of beautiful and attractive. Beautiful play of light and shadow. Nicely done.
Angshu (55641) 2013-01-27 22:38
Wonderful repetation of the arches & fine exposure to show us the details of the pathway. The picture becomes all the more beautiful with the presence of the two silhouetted people, though small, but finely balanced on either side of the arch. Wonderful work!
shevchenko (19279) 2013-01-29 21:58
Beautiful view that naturally in sepia tone, good pov and good frame to show the walkway in between walls at both sides, nice to see a corner that full with various types of geometrical shapes and beautiful lineworks, good perspective effect, creative and artistic shot, distinct photo, well done.
delpeoples (53009) 2013-02-02 1:02
A superb internal shot, beautiful perspe3ctive, colours and plays of light and shade. The curve of the pathway is very eye-catching and I like the slight vignette to the frame.
Warmest regards, have a good weekend
sabermonajati (9537) 2013-05-29 1:57
excellent combine from archways with pleasant light you captured.
nikkitta (14852) 2013-05-29 15:47
Why are you posting so few captures?
Very interesting note, as usual to introduce this captivating capture so well composed with good perspective and color
All the best and congrats
mehranjahangiri (347) 2013-05-29 20:26
very suitable composition.
beautiful color contrast.
- Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) (7131)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-12-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/160 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-01-10 10:37
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