The salt lake that you see here is located about 90 kilometers south of Tehran,in Qom province.
Qom province has two large salt lakes,namely: Howz e Soltan Lake (in the shot),which can be seen from the Qom-Tehran freeway,and the larger Namak Lake further to the east.The "Namak" word means "Salt" in Persian language.
The Howz e Soltan Lake has 20 kilometers long and 15 kilometers wide and its surface is covered with salt.
Also it is almost 710 m above sea level,and its rate of rain is 120-100 mm per year.
There are some animals in this nature like rabbits,desert mouses,deers,snakes and many kinds of birds and ...
Every time that I see the lake,it's mysterious for me,with its strange and particular silence.
The shot is cropped from top and bottom.
The weather was cloudy and hazy in depth.
hope you like it.
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Fixfocus (9385) 2005-05-26 11:53
Again a wonderful landscape composition!
I didn´t know that there where such big salt lakes in your country.Looks great how the salt lake is vanishing into the depth.
A great shot!
andchew (476) 2005-05-26 11:54
Hi Great Guru, Simple but beautiful with good POV and composition. Thanks for the notes too and is very informative. Thanks for sharing. Regards, Andrew
RGatward (20062) 2005-05-26 11:58
LOvely simple feature providing a good strong graphic element to this satidfyingly simple landscape.
weswang (18223) 2005-05-26 12:01
Hi Mohammad, I like the mysteries layers of colors from the foreground all the way to the background of this picture. An excellent composition to have the hill top on one side and the line into the lake on the other side. Good contrast and very neat.
jmdaoudal (82) 2005-05-26 12:04
The misterious side is obtained by the good background you have here, its progression from the to is a nice degraded.
Good light to on the hill.
Well done for showing this very natural view.
Paolo (41222) 2005-05-26 12:06
Great shot Mohammad!
the light is fantastic, as the POV.
colors are really beautiful and the landscape is so strange and unnatural!
PixelTerror (0) 2005-05-26 12:06
Hey, seeing this in Iran differs from the usual salar de Uyuni or utah Salt lake view we usually see around here, this one is impressive as well and you use the place to show us a great contrast too. Thanks for bringing in diversity !
Have a nice day,
Coyotyto (1305) 2005-05-26 12:16
Hi Mohammad !
Mysterious athmosphere ! I didn't even knew there where salt lakes in Iran... The light is really great, from salt to sky through clouds and haze. I like that small hill in front of it. (well, to me it appears as a hill, but maybe it's much bigger)
Thanks for this discovery !
carper (96) 2005-05-26 12:22
Very nice photo Mohammad,
good taken and well composing shot,
one question Mohammad, why that black frame?
ChrisJ (103665) 2005-05-26 12:44
Last critique for the night from me. I like the sheen on the distant salt lake. Good pov. Well done!
jhm (143557) 2005-05-26 13:03
Again I you thanks for the interesting note about the Soltan Lake, the silhouette of the hill against the great sky make you picture very nice.
Thanks for visit and comment.
Galmeida (12559) 2005-05-26 13:19
You are sudden posting pictures and also have nice and a wonderfull onesn as usual. Like "ANDCHEW" says a Photo "GURU" in your best of your bests!
For me the best tO both, FIRST to you and Also him!
supereira (9576) 2005-05-26 14:07
Great view.Wonderful landscape.I like the colors,light and sharpness.Good note.Well done!
Hanssie (10441) 2005-05-26 14:09
A mysterious landscape and even abstract in this way. I like the londer framing, makes more space in the landscape too. Nice done, Mohammad !
apache (1426) 2005-05-26 14:21
superb landscape shot. Excellent play of colours. I like the way you show the salt lake merging with the horizon and the dark colours of the mountain in the foreground.
Great shot Mohammed
dkeus31 (27735) 2005-05-26 15:41
Nice framing and mood.
I like it.
nwoehnl (122) 2005-05-26 16:08
A beautiful and mysterious-looking place, Mohammad. Well contrasted capture of this landscape, with a good effect of the salt lake and the sky merging at the horizon in the hazy setting. Very nice one.
Zepi (22848) 2005-05-26 18:48
Très belle image
Cadrage judicieux, magnifiques couleurs !
Une splendide vue !
cessy (13647) 2005-05-27 1:24
wow... mysterious indeed
so fabulous landscape Mohammad, very well captured
Janice (4403) 2005-05-27 5:02
Looks so bare and barren, but with a treasure hidden beneath. Do they use it to get salt from to sell? Mohammad this is avery interesting photo, well composed with the hill and bare land around. Thank you.
oochappan (16582) 2005-05-27 6:27
Indeed very mysterious how the salt lake goes over in to the sky. A perfect foreground with this well composed hill in contrast to see the differance.
Well chosen combination fore-and background enforcing each other.
bantonbuju (51787) 2005-05-28 12:28
salam alajkuum mohammad,
this is a great place and an amazing shot ot it! the lonely hill surrounded by the vast, endless homogenic territory! fantastic place you have found;
thanks for showing us that, my friend;
all the best, jerzy!
Stepan (27210) 2005-05-29 4:24
A mysterious place and atmosphere. You captured it very very well.
Thanks for sharing.
fooeleen (713) 2005-05-30 11:41
this looks very mystical, i haven't seen anything like this before:) thanks for sharing with us. Take care, Mohammad.
ergomir (0) 2005-06-01 9:22
Hi dear mr hesamian
simple and beautiful photo and Wonderful landscape .best Photographer's Note for this place .
pamastro (7290) 2005-06-05 2:13
The lighting here I think does create a very mysterious feel. It has such a broad feel with the distant hills hidden through the haze. The darkness of the foreground also adds to that in contrast to the brightness of the salty lake. The line into the lake extends well from the hill to go to the opposite corner. nicely done in capturing that mysterious feel here.
albiback (8679) 2005-06-25 10:26
To do simple it is not always easy. an obvious photograph which speaks to me.
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-05-13
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/6.3, 1/320 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): World Salt Lakes, Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Desert Portfolio [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-26 11:44