This is a part of a volcanic place where is located almost 150~160 Km south east of Tehran,after Qom city towards Kashan,in margin of Dasht-e Kavir or great desert in the middle of the Iranian Plateau.
I'm not an expert in geological knowledge,but I think the place has 10,000 years old and not active.
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nwoehnl (122) 2006-05-27 14:42
Beautiful photo of the layered chocolate, Mohammad :o) The disposition of light in this photo is very good to enhance the visible detail of the surface texture and the geological layers found in these unique formations. Good contrasts and a nice color palette. The area looks a bit like a distant cousin of the Badlands in South Dakota. Well captured, thanks.
xavshot (69835) 2006-05-27 14:51
Superbe compo Mohammad, de très belles teintes et un ensemble très graphique
bien vu et bien réalisé
josepmarin (57569) 2006-05-27 14:52
A very peculiar composition here. The geologic forms of these volcanic rocks and lava seem organic. They have strange textures and very special colors.
You have made a good frame and you have managed the adjustments to obtain a photo with quality very well, great sharpness, good lighting and natural colors.
Done very well.
avigur_11 (22069) 2006-05-27 15:53
Incredible pattern and colors. This desert looks so dramtic through this sharp and well captured image.
saamb (1008) 2006-05-27 16:01
Not Chocolate, but beautiful as a nice dress!
again a wonderful capture, very thanks dear.
snuggleaphagus (4146) 2006-05-27 16:02
The light makes the layers of this 'chocolate' shimmer. The textures are decious and go through such a grand variety from rough to smooth and nearly silky. The wrinkes on the stone face almost seem like a garment carelessly thrown on the floor, after a long day. Perfectly beautiful and interstingly sensual.
cfaveiga (411) 2006-05-27 16:04
One word BEAUTIFUL.
Xalkida (11744) 2006-05-27 16:25
Indeed these rocks must be very old! The layers have very fine colors. The lighting is somewhat hursh but not disturbing. Very nice work.
Jeppe (18654) 2006-05-27 16:53
Very very beautiful and special place you present here - surely not something to be seen around here - we lack vulcanos (am I glad to add ;-) You did a very fine job spotted this sight and thanks a lot for sharing it with us.
thor68 (5586) 2006-05-27 16:54
amazing landscape, mohammad! :-)
it reminds me, too, of the badlands,
but they were with more white and yellow parts,
not so beautifully chocolate colored.
excellent composition of the differently colored layers and patterns and small(?) "canyons".
well done & take care, thor.
noir (260) 2006-05-27 17:22
What a strange patterns..It's like a skin of a monster...
izmirli (3987) 2006-05-27 18:32
merhaba dear mohammad
wonderful composition.wonderful interesting colours.well done.
iyi akşamlar.sevgiler ve selamlar dostum.
Janice (4403) 2006-05-27 20:17
Hi Mohammad, what awesome colours and patterns this ground has. The lighting is good, making the textures stand out well. Good job, and thank you,
siolaw (38052) 2006-05-27 22:34
A good POV of that chocolate cake, layers clearly visible! So good colors and texture of the rocks .good light too
All the best
banyanman (7789) 2006-05-28 1:07
This looks almost like an abstract painting, Mohammad - certainly something you could frame and hang on a wall and nobody would realise it was a landscape photograph! Good exposure and sharpness. Cheers . . . David
Graal (95561) 2006-05-28 2:35
good idea and theme, unusual view. Excellent quality of photo. I like it.
delkoo (68) 2006-05-28 3:12
I like de different colors of rocks, it is like marble cake with thickness of chocolate.
oochappan (22043) 2006-05-28 4:10
Impressive and very well textured rock flank by all the colored strata eroded by the time.
fayeulle (27827) 2006-05-28 5:35
This mountains really look like the painting hills in the Oregon (USA). Fantastic colors and sharpness. I like this kind of landscape.
All the best.
berek (34125) 2006-05-28 7:14
you are true its like a chocolate. very good colors and light my friend. Have a nice Sunday .
Meaning Sense :-)
syd1946 (18663) 2006-05-28 8:05
Second in a row excellent picture with a "chocolate" tasty.It amazing what nature
can create.And you create a fine image
with fantastic colors and fine quallity.
Very good stuff!
All the best,
sergecross (3438) 2006-05-28 9:41
Mohammad, i like the rock colors and the high contrast to take more shadows. Beautiful angle.
carper (96) 2006-05-28 12:24
I like it my friend,
very nice chocolate Mohammad, the composition is very nice, good details a very good pov and very good colours, well done.
Amirsun (2122) 2006-05-28 13:58
Hi dear Mohammad!
What a tasty oh!!! sorry what a nice shot and what a good composition you arrange here with the using of coloured curves and lines of the volcanic place. Well seen and well composed, as usual!
ALIRIZA (16423) 2006-05-28 14:24
Hello Mohammad ,
Excellent POV, nice colors(volcanic rocks and lava).Contrast, DOF and framing are perfect.Thanks for sharing.Congratulations...
isabela_sor (47553) 2006-05-28 15:59
Your POV is perfect for showing us the texture of the volcanic place...for me this lanscape is so strange and interesting!Excellent quality in your picture,dear friend
All the best
veronika (6052) 2006-05-28 16:13
i love also this one, allthough this time it is not chocolate as on the previous one :)
Its hard to imagine that its so old, wonderful detailed work!
tjanze (5674) 2006-05-29 9:53
I agree with you,that this is not chocolate,but it is fantastic mix of chocolate colors.This must be great place.You chose nice motive for photo.Good composition with this brown lines.
cherryripe (21033) 2006-05-29 16:09
I really like the tight framing which shows off the textures and colours brilliantly. It looks so weird which is what I like about volcanic landscapes.
ciec (1081) 2006-06-03 12:34
Great colours, great diagonal lines. But i have no idee how big this thing is.
bazal (7900) 2006-06-16 6:18
I don't know much about this volcanic area in Iran (I've just worked a bit on the Zagros mountain, but without never coming there), but what I can say is that these piles of colorful volcanoclastic layers are really nice. I really enjoy the way you managed your composition using the different lines to give good dynamism to the result. The colors are just great.
Thanks for sharing.
john_c (24662) 2006-06-17 1:46
A remarkable shot, and indeed it resembles the rippled ice cream
my grandmother used to serve me. The clarity and colours are well seen and the bands of rock very impressive. This is a geological wonder. All the best.
riclopes (35577) 2006-06-22 4:39
Excellent detail approach of this amazing texture. It's not chocolate, but it seems like a marble cake. A very expressionist painting that I love. Congratulations!
Hanssie (10325) 2006-06-27 5:12
A chocolate too and it's indeed a box with chocolates, ha, ha, what we can do with it indeed:-)) Excellent and very sharp shot of this nature with all it's colours and textures, really nice !
Bluejeans (64247) 2006-07-24 13:27
Ola Mohammad a tua foto parece um bolo com varias camadas de chocolate, ficou com um bom angulo, parabens
noborders (1010) 2007-10-31 0:51
Fantastic photo, another aspect of your country that I never saw although I crossed the Dasht-e Kavir 2 times (also with sand storm), here a pleasure for the eyes !
Tabrik migam, Catherine
(PS : Mashallah, cute baby boy : dast be chub, bezanam be takhte !)
smarcell (19963) 2009-10-29 1:44
I have found this other great shot of this fantastic place. Really great. The patter of colors is beautiful.
- Copyright: Mohammad E Hesamian (elihesamian) (26149)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-04-16
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 20D, EF 28-200mm f/3.5-5.6 USM, UV O-Haze Filter
- Exposure: f/13.0, 1/800 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Iran' deserts : Dasht-e Kavir, Not Conventional Faces, 'more photos that I'd like to remember (IV) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-05-27 14:34