** Iranian Architecture **
Yazd is a pretty old town and has always played a major role in Persia's long long history. Surprisingly enough, Yazd never made it to capital of an empire during all those centuries. However there are enough historical monuments for any travelers taste.
The tomb of Sayyid Rukn ad-Din dates form the 14-th century. The Time and Hour (Vaqt-u-Saat) Mosque is all that remains of a complex erected to his orders known as the Institute of Time and the Hour whose mechanical devices made it one of the wonders of the age.
The Friday Mosque is one of the major sights. Crowned by the highest minarets of all mosques in Persia, the protal's facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tilework, predominantly blue in color. Within there is a long arcaded court where, behind a deep-set south-east Ivan, is a sanctuary chamber. This chamber, under a squat tiled dome, is exquisited decorated with faience mosaic: its tall faience Mihrab, dated 1365, is one of the finest of its kind in existence. The Mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings in Persia. The tilework has recently been skilfully restored and a modern library built to house the mosque's valuable collection of books and manuscripts.
Model: FinePix S9600
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows
Exposure Time: 1/40
ISO Speed Ratings: 200
Focal Length: 620/100 mm
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode
File Size: 201 kb
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cerenguven (204) 2008-12-01 2:23
Very well composed graphical photo.
I_WanderingSoul (686) 2008-12-01 3:01
wonderful graphic composition.
The geometry is amazing. I had to think a moment to understand if it was convex or concave. :)
Maybe B&W would be nice IMO.
CMJC (4054) 2008-12-01 13:04
j'aime beaucoup le cadrage et le graphisme; la lumière met vraiment en valeur cette architecture sobre mais sophistiquée aussi!
batalay (40373) 2008-12-02 6:37
What an remarkable shot! A simple but elegant composition celebrating symmetry and patterns. The mathematical mosaics are brought to life in this photograph, complemented by a very good not. I am impressed by every aspect of the photo, from the quality of the light management to the resolution, from the scan to the post-processing...
CaesarP (3924) 2008-12-06 5:27
great capture of this superb architecture,
Lovely play of light and shapes,
photoray (13981) 2009-01-11 7:09
Eye catching architecture, mosaics, lines and curves and also very nicely composed art photograph. Congratualtions on sharing this mystical place.
syrus_persia (2270) 2009-01-22 0:12
tarkib bandiye khobi ro entekhab kardi.shekle khotot kheyli jazzab va didani hastand. mamnoon
jafadabret (56501) 2009-01-25 11:18
Ce graphisme de cette coupole est d'une grande beauté et on a de la peine à croire qu'il date du XIVème siècle. Les nervures plus claires soulignent les belles courbes, du grand art.
La photo met parfaitement cet art en valeur.
Bruno40 (6658) 2009-02-12 6:48
I like the texture that came out of this photo, nice effect, good light management.
mphotographies (1976) 2009-03-02 20:49
This symmetrical composition pays well in tribute to Iranian Architecture. I've browsed pieces in your gallery and I've got to start with this one. A good starting point placing the main element (exquisitely intricate dome) in the upper center of the frame. The graceful lines just moves dynamically with the flow moving our eye around the composition. The presentation works very well :)
- Copyright: Sadegh Samandi Zadeh (SAMANDI) (302)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-11-16
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Fuji Finepix S9600, 28 - 300 mm (35 mm equiv) 10.7x optical
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2008-12-01 2:20