Abianeh village in Esfahan province. The women and the man inthe right are guests and the man in the left is serving tea for them. Serving tea is a very common tradition in Iran.
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maciekda (19895) 2005-02-22 5:51
very nice scene, very simple and natural, i like the red color here. people have nicely scattered themselves in the frame, all you had to do was to make two steps to the right and move your cam slightly to the left - if it was possible. nice work anyway
arnabchat (7233) 2005-02-22 5:52
very nice composition, i like the colors here, and the way they are spread across the frame.
mitternacht (1839) 2005-02-22 5:55
Very nice shot, I like how the women are totally black, almost silhouette-like. I also like the simplistic seating.
anil-ahuja (327) 2005-02-22 6:07
I agree with Maciej's comment. Though the compostion is nice it could've vastly improved if you had eliminated negative space at the right and included the full figure of the man moving into the frame. The simple seating, straight postures and nice expressions all are very nice. Thanks for sharing.
ash_parikh (2266) 2005-02-22 6:15
Nice shot. Nice contrasting colours and well composed.
olopez (4959) 2005-02-22 6:20
Good daily life picture.
Nice scene, man separate of women group and all of they sitting down on the carpets.
diaz_sanchez (0) 2005-02-22 8:04
hola:) good POV:) nice colours:) an this scene is great:) I like it:) saludos
Josh69 (1437) 2005-02-22 8:16
It's a good photo... but I think it would have been an outstanding photo (although maybe losing the tea serving theme) if it featured only the four women in black, with a lone man on the right against the relatively plain background. That would have made a better photo IMHO. Thanks.
mcclurec (199) 2005-02-22 8:28
I think that anil-ahuja and Josh have it right. I was doing a workshop as josh was posting his comment and I think we both arrived at the same conclusion. With cropping, I feel that it focuses more on the people and some of the subtle inter relationships between them. I like to tones and the carpet in addition to the faces and expressions. You have a good eye, keep working at it. Thank you for the image.
elihesamian (26149) 2005-02-22 8:37
Really very nice work about Abyaneh,Thanks for posting it,Kourosh!
I like the way you had a traditional window in the red wall above them!good element with the wall and its color in point of architecture.
but main subject here (the people)is very interesting,four women with islamic wear and two man symmetrically set in two side are well balanced,...and light,sunlight is plesance,the shot gives this touch very well,I like it,Kourosh,nicely composed.
jhe00 (271) 2005-02-22 9:22
wonderful composition...can't decide if I'd prefer to see the whole body on the left. very strong shot.
naxius (16685) 2005-02-22 9:35
Very good composition of this daily-life photo. I like the contrast between the black color and the red color of the building.
markgong (2840) 2005-02-22 11:35
Kourosh, very nice photo of a daily life in Iran...something we dont get to see much here in the West. I think that a few step to your right and crouching down a bit would of been more effective for this photo.
ianmcall (1213) 2005-05-04 7:34
Simple clean and elegant compositon that tells a lot about the daily life of these people. A perfect TE shot to teach about this region, well seen.
msuess (615) 2005-09-19 7:38
this is a great shot! you captured exactly the right moment when the man enters the scene to serve the tea. also the composition and the expression of the women sitting there is great.
thanks for sharing!
- Copyright: kourosh khoshelham (kourosh) (2375)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-02-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 300D, Canon dRebel 18-55mm
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): The Old Villages In Iran,"Abyaneh" [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-02-22 5:44