I have just came back from absolutely unforgettable trip to Iran. It is fantastic place to visit with so much to offer - great nature, ancient culture and one of the most friendliest and kindest people I've met.
This photo was taken at Esfahan Airport where I was rewarded with fantastic dramatic light and beautiful rainbow.
Esfahan is one of the most romantic places I've ever visited. It is one of the oldest cities of Iran with the 1,001,000 population located 414 km south of Tehran and 481 km north of Shiraz. This 2500 years old city served as Persia's capital from 1598 to 1722.
Esfahan was a crossroad of international trade and diplomacy, and therefore was a kaleidoscope of resident languages, religions, and customs. The city is known for its silver filigree and metal work. This city is renowned not only for the abundance of great historical monuments, but also for its Life-Giving River, The Zayandeh-Rood, which has given the city an original beauty and a fertile land. Esfahan is filled with old gardens and some of the best sights in Iran.
Special thanks to my TE friend elihesamian and his fantastic wife Eli for all their great help and all the kindness.
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AthaPan (0) 2006-05-01 5:56
what a wonderful mood you captured here.
And an excellent reply of this situation.
startacked (1341) 2006-05-01 5:59
This is just beautiful how the light hits it, the threatning sky but still a little rainbow. Good composition on your part (: TFS, Gilbert
jordilara (822) 2006-05-01 6:00
Hi Lucie, amazing colors you've captured in this shot! fantastic sharpness and contrast, well captured rainbow, congratulations, TFS
Gerrit (50752) 2006-05-01 6:07
great composition in golden and brown tones. The straight forms in the left corner contrast wonderfully with the dome up above. The little loudspeaker adds an interesting modern element.
Thanks and regards, Gerrit
Prisley (1485) 2006-05-01 6:07
I bet this is rather a decisive moment than an architecture photo ;o)
It is absolutly gorgeous! Great framing, sharpness, light and colors!!
Very good work Lucie, I love it!
sengir (4956) 2006-05-01 6:08
Glad you had good trip to Iran,
this picture is spectacular, but the previous was also incredible.
I'm looking forward for next pictures, hope you will post tons of them here :).
postvikram (1199) 2006-05-01 6:08
A beautiful capture. It actuually looks like a small model with studio light. Great effect.
Beautiful composition. Thanks for sharing - Vikram
hpbaxxter (445) 2006-05-01 6:14
good note luci, iran must be a nice place to visit. but for lot of people is almost impossible to access. The fear is the biggest problem concerning travelling to allmost all countries of middle east. And those countries are full of such beautifull historical buildings. (on your pic with special bonus of a rainbow :-))
ryno (6863) 2006-05-01 6:25
Hi Lucie. What a beautiful image! Light, color, warmth - this photo has just about everything. It deserves to be on the cover of a guidebook. Well done!
vapours (8264) 2006-05-01 6:26
Quite an amazing shot, you are very lucky to have come across such a scene, as well as visiting such a country. The colour off this building is amazing, and love the 'new day' feel that the post-rain gives.
thor68 (5586) 2006-05-01 6:30
superb shot, lucie! :-)
the light and colors are so beautiful.
amazing job & take care, thor.
siolaw (38292) 2006-05-01 6:30
A fine compo with amazing golds all over... great colors on the dome too, good sharpness...
A good shot!
Janice (4403) 2006-05-01 6:37
Lucie, your notes tell us about a place many of us know nothing of, except what we see here on TE with Mohammad's photos.
This is a real beauty, the gold of the building repeating in the clouds. Stunning capture. Now I look forward to seeing what you bring us next, thank you
jinju (14265) 2006-05-01 6:38
Im speechless here Lucie. Just amazing light that brings out those fantastic colors. This is one of those TE photos that we just dont forget. I wont, as its going into my favorites. Just stunning.
jrj (34841) 2006-05-01 7:20
Good work this top detail from the irport. The tight crop, the rainbow and dark clouds lift the compo to be something real special.
Floydian (30970) 2006-05-01 7:42
Welkom thuis ;-)
The light on the tower is magic, also the wide colourtone range in the sky.
Seems like an golden image....well done..!!!
starbug (6924) 2006-05-01 8:15
hi Lucie, amazing colour and light, thewy bring such such a great atmosphere...that's Iran, mysterious, tempting...
asanak (1972) 2006-05-01 8:16
Wonderful ,wonderful the feeling is great!
Great artistic view combined with excellent technique.The colors are well balanced and the focus is just fine.
simplyoga (6494) 2006-05-01 8:16
Nice compo and colours..
Thanks for sharing.
anesugur (18789) 2006-05-01 8:21
Excelent view, great light, colors and POV.
I like it. Uğur
daddo (25150) 2006-05-01 8:49
Hi Lucie. I find this photo just stunning. The details are superb in their intrinsic beauty and in the light in which you present them. The mood of the picture with the clouds, the shaft of light from the rainbow and the pervading glow is one of mystery and wonder.My compliments, klaudio
recepyuksel (17808) 2006-05-01 9:41
crazy light, amazing colours...
dkeus31 (27735) 2006-05-01 9:51
Superb image with a strong light and saturated colors.
I also like the light framing.
don_narayan (2014) 2006-05-01 10:22
Wow, Lucie, amazing shot, really beautiful... I am in awe. The sky looks amazing, which is a nod to the master of the sky, Mohammad. well done.
Cormac (26563) 2006-05-01 10:45
Magnificent shot! Simple composition but very powerful, with the dome of the mosque at the side of the frame and the light in the sky on the opposite side. Amazing detail in the dome too. I'm marking this as one of my favourites (even though I already have many of yours in that category!).
blue-velvet30 (6524) 2006-05-01 10:50
Perfect!! Woderful composition, fantastic colors and light. Excellent details. Brawo!
BrianGraney (1738) 2006-05-01 11:10
This is a prize-winning shot, and as Ryno says deserves to be on the cover of a guidebook.
Looking forward to more of these!
eleparc (24063) 2006-05-01 11:59
WOW it is absolutely superb and stunning! looking forward to seeing moire of this trip;-)
welcome back to your home place
KevRyan (22952) 2006-05-01 14:25
A stunningly beautiful capture Lucie - excellent! A really nice composition and well exposed for the light - it is sometimes too difficult to write about an image when you like it so much - and after so many others have already commented - a special moment taken very well!!
good words too!
best wishes Kev
vincent24 (9060) 2006-05-01 15:37
Very impressive!a rare moment well captured,the tones are lovely,
thanks for sharing,
d3nix (959) 2006-05-01 16:47
Hola Lucie tienes unas fotos expectaculares, todas sin ninguna excepción.... no las encuentro ningun defecto, otra vez te digo que son expectaculares, bellisimas...
cherryripe (21033) 2006-05-01 17:07
This is certainly very dramatic. Your tight framing of the colourful, sharp dome on the left and the speck of rainbow on the right separated by the menacing clouds is superb. Well seen.
euryan (8440) 2006-05-01 18:04
The composition is well balanced. I really like the dark shade on the left side of the dome; it creates an almost 3D visual effect. The contrast between the brightly lit building and the dark sky in great. Regards, Ryan.
R2D2 (180) 2006-05-01 18:39
Please someone help me here... how can I give more than 2 points to this wonderful picture !
Lucie, You are a great artist. Bravo.
I am very lucky that I had a chance to meet you during your trip to Iran.
We hope to meet you again sometimes.
P.S: Lily also sends her warmest regards
anew (582) 2006-05-02 0:23
I love the way you captured the details in this picture of the building. And the colors are out of this world. Excellent job done here.
gilou530 (34) 2006-05-02 4:56
une photo formidable de ce dome avec un ciel génial, une belle réussite bravo
elihesamian (26149) 2006-05-02 7:24
and Thanks for your warm words,
glad you liked and enjoyed the trip,and I'm very glad to see your shots about Iran with a high quality and great subjects which have created in your fine style,...to see our country from your eyes is pleasant!
A superb rainbow and weather you had,that was a nice welcome from Isfahan to You:)
Wonderful light and contrast and very very beautiful,I love the pattern on the dome,always I appreciate this and enjoy when I see this art in Iran,and You show us in a great way,Lucie,very attractive and I can look at this for hours,no doubt this is my favorite,but I can not select it because my limit for select the shots as favorite is full-100-,...let me say Congratulation !
nicely done Lucie,
(Eli send her best regards)
sam224 (6215) 2006-05-02 8:18
Really stunning... the colours, the composition, the charming dome very well balanced by the light in the left part of the picture.
One of my favourites.
Thanks for sharing!
eco (112) 2006-05-03 4:22
fantastic crops and perfect light
very intresting place, great colours
I like this photo
best regards, rafal
nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-03 14:08
Lucie, excellent work on this one, too. The way in which the outlines of the remarkably ornate architectural elements are shown in this rather unique ambience of light with the golden tonality makes for a delicious photo all around.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-05-03 16:43
Hi Lucie - this is INCREDIBLE, and also the fact that it was taken at the AIRPORT, wow, unbeleiveable, what a spectacle, direct to my faves.
Kirych (2703) 2006-05-04 1:06
Fantastic shot! Colors, light, composition are wonderful.
My congratulations. Tanya.
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-05 3:45
This is really catch the time and illusion photo.You been on right time at right place.Light and shadows are amazing and dramatic.Pattern on roof is simply fantastic.
hdl (6995) 2006-05-05 7:50
Hi Lucie, this is almost surreal! I'm in admiration of this shot. Congratulations, it is very very good!!
baba_flies (8829) 2006-05-05 13:55
This makes me almost shiver, such a powerful photo. Photography at its very best. There is such a brilliance and beauty. Great work. You know my grandmother always told me about this country and how much she loved it (I mean this was last century before the world war). Her husband worked as a bridge builder (civil engineer) ... imagine what an adventure this was. I loved her stories and I guess some of them were not true, she loved to "over-do" things but I enjoyed it anyway. So I am always excited how it looks in "real".
All the best from Zurich
jammer79 (2722) 2006-05-07 22:38
WOW. NEmam slov! Barvy az neuveritelne. A kompo, no vsak vis sama.. :))
asival (5305) 2006-05-08 6:40
great composition ang beutiful colors... it is the right time :)
vagabondtravels (6507) 2006-06-05 3:11
Amazing image! Great work.
pascal13 (2098) 2006-06-06 7:11
fserajian (2295) 2006-06-30 17:27
Excellent shot, well composed and framed. TFS
Bandit (2360) 2006-09-17 18:34
La lumière, les couleurs, l'instant, tout est parfait dans cette image ! On reste epoustouflé par tant de maitrise dans la photographie !!
moxon (78) 2006-11-03 8:10
Hi, you have some beautiful landscapes in your gallery. This is an excellent picture--the composition is good and the light looks amazing. I was in Esfahan on the same day but missed this very dramatic scene!
Phantom_knight (420) 2006-12-07 15:53
Magical Light and solid composition makes this photograph stand out. You have some great photographs on this site and I am a bit envious of your travels.
sebinho342 (19317) 2007-02-14 9:11
Hi Lucie, and oh oh what a pleasure you made me by visiting my gallery, i guess and am pretty sure this is the first time :)
I won't say you this is the first time i read your nickname here on TE, one of the most striking photograph here, in kind of style as floydian, adamburton, but very difficult to find you some equivalent here cause pretty unique ... Stylish pictures mixed with incredible sense of light, coloration, loving of nature and big traveler ... everything in your mind and eyes to got fabulous pictures ... I comment this one that i have till long time in my favs, i have to say that each time i present TE to somebody not member of this site, i show this picture with some of alainh, manny, xavshot to show how great are some photograph
Keep on and post more often !!
Julian_K (1055) 2007-03-05 5:21
Lovely photo with incredible colours and composition. The photo is a bonus and makes this place look very magical. Thanks for sharing,
aytu_k (223) 2007-05-18 23:42
wonderful image. looks so magical. and the lens flare gives it a special taste.congrats
VincentFavre (148) 2007-07-06 1:52
Very nice warm colors, and great composition ;)
patdeph (35748) 2007-07-06 5:51
it's just incredible,so much beautiful!The golden colours,the rainbow in the sky,the designs of the mosque,everything is magic!
dilane (861) 2007-07-13 2:10
SOMPTUEUSE PHOTO - Very very good shot ! EXCELLENT !
erhan1958 (15379) 2007-07-19 6:53
very nice picture
blow (672) 2007-07-25 12:49
I like really the hot colors of this photograph, framing is very good… it is simply a success, congratulation and good continuation
steliosk (4802) 2007-10-23 15:27
Except the time, you were also right by taking this picture
Tibo (1904) 2007-12-07 18:00
Hi Lucie... fascinating work.. as it is pretty much the cas for all your gallery's pictures... I only have one question, if I may.. what brings to you so many places in your life... I mean, you almost have visited the earth as a whole! Thanks for sharing your experiences on TE! Tibo
filidor (56) 2007-12-19 7:47
Hm. I have no words. That light is killing me! Fantastic shot!
ManuMay (36063) 2008-05-15 9:39
It´s like another world, reminds me 1001 nights tales and all ancient civilization in Persia (where born many of today´s uses) . . .
Colour, contrast, shrapness, definition, point of view . . . . everything GREAT. I think is the best of thousands pictures I´ve seen on TE.
THANKS FOR SHARING THIS GREAT PRESENT!!!!
joseph129 (28) 2009-04-07 21:03
Wonderful ! Just like telling a magical story.
dale54 (6683) 2011-06-21 8:06
OK I GOTTA SAY WOW 1 MORE TIME!
angel66 (1006) 2012-02-16 2:43
your photo stood up from TE home page and it was impossible not to look at! I find it perfect! So sharp, outstanding colours and that lightning rainbow bring life to the photo. Brilliant really.
Have a nice day
blagov58 (289) 2012-03-18 18:55
beautiful light and colors. Great composition. I like drama in the sky.
ayro12 (91) 2012-06-02 4:12
A truly wonderful comoposition . Nice warm colours. A truly majestic shot.
quovadis (1068) 2012-10-21 4:19
Hi Lucie !
An exeptional shot, I can see in the frame the great Persian history of over six thousend years. Thanks for sharing !
- Copyright: Lucie CzNLUkKw (lucinka) (9976)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350D Digital Rebel XT, Sigma 18-200 f3.5/6.3
- Exposure: f/8, 1/200 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Domes, trekks' favorites 1, Churches, 100+ Points Photos of Iran, Kasia's Favourites 4 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-01 5:52
- Favorites: 33 [view]