This is 4th shot in the serie,Dasht-e Kavir (also known as Kavir-e Namak)where is a large desert laying in the middle of the Iranian Plateau.
The People live only in oasis in small scales and they rely on farming,herding animals and migrating. They have to plant wheat, barley, fruit trees and alike.
In some areas, farming is also in vain. So, they have to make a living just by herding cattle. When neither of the above helps, they have to migrate to somewhere else in search for better living conditions but in the desert !
Hard-working and enduring people live around the deserts, accepting the harsh conditions of the area.
You can visit 3 shots of the serie with links :
* The Earth as Art
* My Root , Your Rain
* The Mysterious Land !
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carper (96) 2006-04-11 13:21
very nice one Mohammad,
the 4th of a very nice serie. a well taken shot wikth a good light a great sky and a well taken composiktion, very good job.
Quentin (5280) 2006-04-11 13:21
Beautiful landscape ! I really like the simplicity of the
composition and these grey and gold colors wiches fit very
well together. Well done!
delkoo (68) 2006-04-11 13:26
what a heavy sky, it is ready to cover the ground, nice gold light.
thanks for sharing
mortijo (12828) 2006-04-11 13:34
Wel, I can't remember seeing the three others, but this one is sublime. An absolutely great sky and an impressive note. Congratulations.
yazdi (460) 2006-04-11 13:41
As usual a wonderfull shot and now a wonderful series of Dashté Kavir, I look at them and I like them all, its a great job, and great photos.
toni_al (15875) 2006-04-11 13:55
Une composition simple et très dépouillée, baignée par une magnifique lumière d'orage, avec cette ligne d'arbres pour habiller le paysage
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-04-11 14:01
Nice light giving strong colors on your composition.
Will it rain on the desert soon?
mammad (3572) 2006-04-11 14:12
Once more you have prooved you are a wizard.I just cant get enough of your KAVIR theme.
I think it maybe needs about 0.2 degrees rotation to the Right.
razanoor (466) 2006-04-11 14:43
Excellent composition. The stormy weather makes it a magical shot. I feel as if it is going to explode into lightning and thundershowers at any instant. Great mood in the photo.
tityop (6225) 2006-04-11 15:23
the sky is very threatening and the superb light,
it is very impressive !!
danyy (0) 2006-04-11 16:21
une véritable leçon pour ceux qui veulent poster des ciels menaçants et retranscrire une ambiance de tempête et d'orage.
Le jeu des lumières sur cette plaine en plein contratse avec le noir du ciel crée cet atmosphère très spéciale.
Très belle photo prise au meilleur moment sans doute.
bantonbuju (51815) 2006-04-11 16:53
mohammad my friend,
when you HIT you do it powerfully, and this is a masterstroke, my dear!
the sky is simply outstanding,
love this work,
best wishes, jerzy
alvaraalto (20314) 2006-04-11 17:18
I think the dark and threatening sky is here a metaphor for the harshness of daily life in this region. We must have great respect for the people who live here.
onmax (849) 2006-04-11 19:31
Hola Mohammad!!!, Buen trabajo, foto artistica muy interesante, los colores y la luz ambiente me impresionan, saludos
Gerrit (52283) 2006-04-11 20:44
The sky is realy amazingly black and the contrast with the golden land is beautful.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
vapours (8264) 2006-04-11 21:32
What a shot, I can really feel the atmosphere and strength in those clouds.
Gregtom (7169) 2006-04-12 2:17
What a dramatic weather situation over your head! Did you make it and escaped before the storm, or did you get wet? It looks really frightening, but beautiful, too!
faubry (35447) 2006-04-12 4:41
hello Mohammad, very beautiful and strong sky! composition is very good with this little place at the yellow ground... i like a lot
isabela_sor (47748) 2006-04-12 4:54
This is the beginning and the end....simple and so beautiful!Mystical and dramatic composition
All the best
nwoehnl (122) 2006-04-12 8:05
Beautiful simple landscape again, Mohammad. The threatening sky and ambient light give a good punch to the well-framed and well-contrasted photo with the group of trees on the field. Greetings from Kobe, Japan.
gebala (0) 2006-04-12 12:17
hello Mohammad, exellent photo, what a beauty nature shot, I like light ground and heavy sky here, exellent timing, well taken
Didi (60590) 2006-04-12 12:22
Un paysage au ciel hyper dramatique qui laisse prévoir une forte averse.
J'apprécie la luminosité sur l'avant-plan.
Vous avez utilisé une vitesse rapide pour capter rapidement l'image afin de pouvoir vous abriter rapidement de la pluie.
A landscape with the Hyper dramatic sky which enables to foresee a strong downpour.
I appreciate the luminosity on the foreground. You used a fast speed to catch the image quickly in order to be able to run to a shelter.
babri (422) 2006-04-12 12:27
Nice composition! I like color of ground which looks real.
Thanks for useful notes. I learned much about kavir in this serie.
jhm (159863) 2006-04-12 12:28
What a contrast picture, in foreground the brown earth colours against these imminent sky, great cloudy heaven.
Perfectly picture for the weather report as illustration.
jmdaoudal (82) 2006-04-13 17:57
arsh conditions you say and also heavy, menacing and dramatic sky to sustain the subject. This is a strong landscape in a strong composition;
ChrisJ (117699) 2006-04-14 3:43
Dramatic lighting, with superb sharpness, & a marvellous color contrast, between the blue black clouds, & the dried yellow fg grass. Good work & tfs!
HOBO (5282) 2006-04-14 5:01
what a scary sky over this lonesome landscape. It'a a must to fix those light condition producing this kind of colors.
izmirli (3989) 2006-04-16 15:16
merhaba my friend mohammad
wonder nature and sky.beautiful colours and composition.well done. selamlar
Fixfocus (9385) 2006-04-16 16:22
Amazing contrast between landscape and sky,the graphism is superb and there´s a very special mood in this shot.I like it.
keribar (43841) 2006-04-17 1:08
Very nice and striking picture ( Like most pictures of your archive ) I always enjoy the two colors Gray and gold together, but here the power is also accentuated by the imminent storm or rain. It looks as the photographer had hardly the time to run for cover.
All the best - Izzet
Galmeida (12559) 2006-04-17 3:58
Excelent brightness, light and color contrast in this simple and lovely composition of this harsh land. Fantastic the blue dark-grey clouds and the golden land. Very good colors, light and sharpness. Very well seen, capured and composed. My best regards and congratulations. Waiting for the next one from you my friend.
spence (65) 2006-04-17 8:58
Hello Mohammad! What a dramatic contrast between the golden brown earth and the dark threatening stormclouds. A lovely simple composition with a strong mood. Very nice work from you, again:)
jemaflor (103027) 2006-04-17 13:02
What a cloudy sky ! Well captured and a good composition with thes trees, well done.
rabani (9645) 2006-04-18 22:35
It is said somewhere that I've forgotten where, the geography and the climate of the land, shape the people living within it. Within this arid landscape, one has to learn to adapt and be independent, to live in it. I have heard on the news my dear friend, of the impending storm from another land. It is said, God always take side with those that believed in his or her effort to survive, and believing in Him.
jafadabret (56501) 2006-04-19 13:26
Un ciel menaçant sur un sol aux tons chauds c'est très impressionnant et très beau. La terre dans ses zones désertiques a souvent des paysages à couper le souffle. Excellent ce cliché !
DLM (6479) 2006-05-01 17:08
Great landscape with nice composition and contrast,TFS
dominique (11414) 2006-06-13 17:24
Magnifique , le contraste du ciel sombre est de cette terre encore sous la lumiere du soleil est puissant , ca c'est des beaux moments quand l'orage menace ou que la tempete arrive , j'aime cette ambiance .
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-07
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Desert Portfolio [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-04-11 13:16
- Favorites: 1 [view]