History and architecture
st.stepanos church is located at 10 kilometers west of JOLFA whit the distance of 3 kilometers by the ARAX river near DARRE SHAM region. in which the deserted DARRE SHAM village has been situated on it. the name of the church driven from the name of the first martyr of the christian world. the church situated in a fortified region,too.opinions about the date of construction some believe that the original building constructed in the beginning of the Christianity,but TAVERNIE dated it safavid era.
In July 2008, Saint Stepanos Monastery the was added to UNESCO's World Heritage List, along with two other Armenian monuments located in the same province: St. Thaddeus monastery and the chapel of Dzordzor.
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Janusz1974 (2824) 2014-02-02 6:44
Very interesting architecture picture from your country.
Very good composition, very good clarity and sharpness.
serp2000 (39558) 2014-02-02 7:04
Good quality, perfect colors,fine details, but I'd like to add some people for more interesting daily life scene around the monastery.
danos (85785) 2014-02-02 10:03
nice the view of the facade of St. Stefanos church,with the architectural style to be borrowed from the Iranian architecture.Excellent the light and the colour management of the image.
MGHPARSI (773) 2014-02-02 11:08
Its a good shot with a good post.
Romano46 (17494) 2014-02-03 9:51
un nuovo momastero tipico dell'Azerbagjan apprezzabilkissimo per la sua bella architettura da te evidenziata con ricchezza di particolari, splendidi colori e scolpito da una luce fantastica.
Ciao e buona serata
Silvio1953 (120608) 2014-02-03 11:05
Ciao Saber, great view of lovely Church with fine details of beautiful architecture, excellent clarity, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio
Sonata11 (33225) 2014-02-03 21:25
very beautiful capture of this impressive architecture. Beautifully composed and executed image. I love it a lot. Best regards, Barbara
eldancer1 (27173) 2014-02-04 7:40
Simple architecture but looks sturdy enough to survive just about anything especially the harsh desert condition. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
jhm (138230) 2014-02-07 3:59
We get not much churches out your country to see.
I see a wonderful architecture with fantastic decoration on the façade.
You chose an excellent angle with a lot depth and perspective.
Sharpness and colours make these picture beautiful.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Have a nice weekend,
delpeoples (53001) 2014-02-15 2:57
Hello dear Saber
Another beautiful addition to your series on this beautiful church. Excellent management of the light and shade, stunning architectural details and good depth.
Thanks for sharing, have a lovely day
Graal (96783) 2014-02-23 3:20
interesting facade and entrance to monastery. Nice details. Good shot and presentation. Fine light, shadows and colors.
Have a nice day.
Fis2 (84580) 2014-02-25 9:35
A very curious building.
Beautiful old architecture.
Good frame, colors and shadow.
Nicou (120410) 2014-02-26 1:54
Fantastique image et cadrage quelle mise en valeur par ce cadrage latéral sueprbe et cet éclairage que fait ressortire les contrastes quelle vue et compo splendide.
Bravo et amitié
jemaflor (83711) 2014-03-03 4:22
Nice and interesting architecture, well framed, good effect with the lateral light, good colors and perfect sharpness, tfs.
COSTANTINO (54463) 2014-03-06 13:31
another interesting shot with this simple
but nice church
the beauty is i nto the simplicity
adramad (37333) 2014-03-08 11:26
A splendid image of the facade of this former monastery, perfect in its structure, and precious ornaments of the facade.
Perfect management of both the luminosity and the superb sharpness.
Well done. I love the picture.
Enjoy the weekend.
omid266 (4214) 2014-03-09 20:52
بسیار عالی بود با متن و اطلاعات مفید
ممنون و موفق باشید
Hi Saber ,
Thank you for sharing this interesting image ,
well done , Good Luck ,
Happy new Iranian year 1393 **
photoray (11785) 2014-03-18 6:45
Attractive rock block construction and detailed art with St. Stepanos Church. And a glimpse behind of more ornate architecture. A worthy historical heritage.
Thanks for sharing,
dale54 (6605) 2014-04-05 5:12
saber hello..now i have to say i love it..very interesting note too..but the color contrast and POV are outstanding!! have a great weekend! dale
aliabazari (14787) 2014-08-25 21:19
Hi saber dear
A good shot of the beautiful architecture of St. Stepanous. Exposure, and depth of the well performed. Thanks for sharing
- Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) (9323)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-10-21
- Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
- Exposure: f/16, 1/100 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-02 6:23