The Mount Damavand is seen in this shot surrounded by the white clouds which often accompany it.
It is also the growing season of the big red poppies in Lar Valley.
Damavand is the roof of Iran (the highest peak: 5671 m) and a potentially active volcano. The mountain is located near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea, Mazandaran province and 66 kilometres (41 miles) northeast of Tehran. There are at least 16 known routes to the summit which have different difficulties. Some of them are very dangerous and requires rock climbing. The most popular route is the Southern Route.
Damavand also has a special place in Persian mythology, folklore and literature.
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dta (81538) 2011-06-12 5:54
Hello Atousa ,
A wonderful mountain landscape . Exceptional depth and sharpness . Like the game of light and shade , and the cloud over the superb snowy summit . Excellent inclusion of the man in the composition , too .
Great shot .
GREGG (7888) 2011-06-12 7:16
I really like these view, good quality and very good komopzycja. A man in a white shirt in a strong point, bravo.
HimalAnda (10671) 2011-06-12 8:47
This is a very nice picture, congratulations.
I like the composition and the red spots of the flowers. Moreover, the volcano is at the right place.
SnapRJW (31629) 2011-06-12 10:38
Hello Atousa - What a breathtaking landscape and your capture of this natural beauty is top class. The man and volcano both occupy the diagonal line and result in a strong composition. Best wishes Rosemary
rodgerg (55767) 2011-06-12 10:44
A superb mountain's lanscape very well presented. Excellent view with a greta depht. The red color of the flowers arise very well in the warm colors of the vegetation. interesting element of life with the man in the FG.
Silvio1953 (151545) 2011-06-12 10:53
Ciao Atousa, lovely and peaceful montain landscape, nice poppies in a beautiful field, splendid natural colors, great DOF and wonderful light, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
pajaran (65030) 2011-06-12 12:38
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst o mestu ...
Lep pogled preko polja sa crvenim makom, zelenim brdima na mocnu planinu pokrivenu snegom i oblacima, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar snimak, ostrina, kontrast i kompozicija, moje cestitke na dobrom radu.
Very interesting and good article on the site ...
Nice view over the fields with a red poppy, green hills of the powerful mountain covered in snow and clouds, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good picture, sharpness, contrast and composition, my congratulations on the good work.
All the best.
nobuikehonda (3848) 2011-06-12 17:31
I like the man standing alone in this great mountain landscape. And he is wearing a White short sleeved shirt. Together with the presence of poppies, your photo carries a real message of an arrival of the springtime. Gentle rolling hills and the great gradation of colors. Diagonal relation, composition of the man and the snow covered mountain is simply wonderful. I always appreciate the serenity of you images. Clarity of the image is exceedingly beautiful. Congratulation Atousa for this and other great images.
Very best regards,
Giorgio (11279) 2011-06-13 2:37
- Beautiful panoramic composition Atousa, verdant atmosphere with the snowed mountain with person in foreground is splendid, excellent composition and framing, well done!
finlay (1583) 2011-06-13 3:03
The scenery in this shot is spectaular. The scattering of red poppies adds colour to the forground and the solitary figure staring towards the mountain provides a sense of scale. There is plenty of sunlight catching the side of the hills.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2011-06-13 4:29
a very nice perspective and you captured it very well with a lash green mountains at FG with the snow covered one at BG. The beautiful sky finely assist this superb composition. Tfs.
adramad (48942) 2011-06-13 7:23
A very beautiful composition with this beautiful view, ideal these fields of tall grass in the foreground, the picture of the mountains covered with snow and the plume of clouds on its top, it is majestic.
A colorful game with a fantastic light and shade is ideal.
Have a nice week. Best regards.
foozi (7101) 2011-06-13 7:24
such a wonderful view of this mountains and its plains. The poppies too are very lovely and add effective subject to your composition.
Very exciting sky and dramatic clouds.
well composed shot.
abmdsudi (57176) 2011-06-13 8:36
Great mountainscape, with this majestic snowy volcanic mountain. A strong image superbly composed with a sense of vastness in wonderful colours, detail and main point of interest well placed. The sky is indeed fantastic, lovely cloud formation nicely shading the peak. Well framed with the foreground greenery and the splash of contrasty vivid red wild flowers draw the viewer in, and good sense of depth and scale shown in this picture. Theres are so much interest throughout the whole image. A superb image and thks for the information. Additional pictures are equally amazing. Well done, Congrats
Waylim (25436) 2011-06-13 18:49
Beautiful landscape shot, even the top of the mountain is hiding in the clouds we can still feel it's majesty, the inclusionof the person give a great sense of scale and the specks of red poppy flower adds some color and spice up the foreground nicely. There is something similar to the Atlas Mountain I saw in Morocco. Beautiful work. Thanks.
siolaw (38292) 2011-06-14 0:01
A great picture!
I particularly appreciate the balance between man and mountain, the superb quality and the magnificent view.
siudzi (34141) 2011-06-14 3:55
You have discovered an amazing view on this wonderful place! An impressive composition with a perfect quality. Bravo!
danos (102474) 2011-06-14 5:43
excellent mountain scape view with the green foreground to lead-in the eyes on the far end snowy Mt.The existence of the mountain visitor add life in the image with the variety of the colours to are well captured.
saxo042 (37966) 2011-06-14 9:59
An extraordinarily beautiful landscape view! I have never seen anything like this, but would love to have this experience. The inclusion of a man here is very good, it adds a lot to the picture!
shevchenko (20548) 2011-06-14 23:36
Just like the man in the scene, we are attracted by the snowy peak too, good frame to show the beautiful geographical feature, what a charming view, distinct image, well done.
Henryk_Bilor (20799) 2011-06-16 12:24
Lovely landscape with the volcano in the background. Interesting capture of the person on the left :).
batalay (40181) 2011-06-17 6:39
With the rolling hills in the foreground, Mount Damavand serves up an imposing presence, its crest hidden in the clouds. I climbed Mt. Ararat years ago. It is also volcanic in origin, and located in Eastern Turkey (at the triple-point of Turkey, Iran and the former USSR. It rises to 5165 meters, a full 10% lower than Mt. Damavand. Incidentally, "dam" mean roof in Turkish. Is there a coincidence?
Warm regards and have a good weekend,
eldancer1 (36343) 2011-06-18 9:16
Awesome panoramic view of mountain range (enjoyed only by one person?). Great pov and it has a good dof with sharp details. Beautiful colors. Well done, tfs.
Angshu (56760) 2011-06-22 23:08
Beautiful picture...an epitome of peace & such a relaxing place! You have handled the exposure well...the play of light & shade on the hill slopes....the FG is very beautiful especially wth the red poppies. I didn't know before of an active volcano in your country! Good work!
daddo (27756) 2011-07-06 5:43
Salam Atousa. I am surprised that I had not commented on this inspirational landscape and a lovely photo.iran is truly a beautiful country with so much variety in its topography and why not, since it is a vast country. Mount Damavand looks majestic and the carpet of poppies at its feet seem to pay homage to its regal presence. Salam. Klaudio.
s_lush (16600) 2011-07-09 23:25
The highest peak of Iran is captured by you with very interesting both foreground and background. The scene shows the natural features and beautiful atmosphere of the Lar Valley excellently. Wonderful colors, marvelous sky and perfect quality of the capture!
geoant68 (331) 2011-10-17 8:53
the view of this landscape scenery is superb as lead the eye on the far end of the horizon on the snowy Mt.The existence of the man in the scene adds life in it.
- Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) (7131)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2010-06-18
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D40, Nikkor 18-55mm AF-S 1:3.5-5.6 GII ED DX
- Exposure: f/10.0, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Damavand : Roof of Iran [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2011-06-12 5:00
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