Esfahan, Friday Mosque. A woman in her invisibility cloak.She forgot to cover her face and shoes though.
The mosque is...we didn't see much unfortunately. Its greater part dates back to 11th and 12th century, unfortunately due to renovation work (or other reasons...) we were not able to see any of the interiors and had to limit our visit to the courtyard (where some renovation was also taking place).
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brevbrev14 (140) 2006-10-21 4:58
Hi Aleksandra, very intersting shot, with a perfect compo, POV and colours.
Amazing the moment!
Greg1949 (9011) 2006-10-21 5:11
It has been nearly 30 years since I liven in Esfahan, and times were different then Your photo is exactly as you have named it with the invisible in the middle of the two men. Very strong picture, very accurate political statement, excellent
pasternak (15181) 2006-10-21 5:22
Very well seen, Aleksandra, it is amazing how the black clothes of the woman merge with the doorway. A bit more contrast would help, I think, see WS.
mark88 (2) 2006-10-21 5:31
Pięknie zdobione, świetna kolorystyka. Wykonanie bardzo dobre.
Baileys (667) 2006-10-21 9:53
rzeczywiscie, kobieta na tym zdjeciu jakby byla niewidzialna... bardzo symboliczne i poruszajace. Piekny podzial kadru na dwie czesci z tymi dwiema arkadami (??).
Polonaise (5802) 2006-10-21 10:52
446574 pixels i zaden nie wylamal sie z szeregu.
Zelazna kontrola Starbuga nad jej tworzywem.
Nazi styl z sercem aniola.
Pozdrawiam usmiechniety (bo warto)
pilpel-adom (3018) 2006-10-21 12:43
You're picture is a perfect allegory to woman's statues in Iran (as I know it from the news and TV) - they are nearly invisible, exactly as this woman is almost invisible between the two gentlemen, walking leisurely toward the dark opening...it seems that the renovation is taking place on the superficial and not at the core - instead of fast forwarding into the 21st century, dwelling in the pre-medieval periods...
Remarkable shot with a good crop to create this interesting composition of open/close gates, the colorful painting above...
Well done, Alex!
designsoul (21492) 2006-10-21 21:48
Beautiful again, Aleksandra. The parallel composition with the two men and one woman on one side of this shot, entering the big gate to the mosk, is artful. You know I haven't even noticed the black woman first! Indeed she is invisible, save for her shoes sticking out of the chador.
Like all your shots, this again is composed with utmost delicacy and care. It also pays tribute to those ancient artists who built this incredible mosk. What an art!
asadi-s (108) 2006-10-22 0:36
nice photo...particularly divided in two parts, left and right
kfreud (1231) 2006-10-22 7:28
roconnell (327) 2006-10-22 12:12
The title is very poignant, as indeed it was only on the second or third look that I caught a glimpse of the woman's face. Beautifully composed with great lighting. Well done.
marietom (34609) 2006-11-03 11:37
Bien choisi, le titre, et bien vue, la photo ! Beau graphisme.
tuberose2461 (127) 2006-11-29 1:04
I was reading your comments on the woman in the chador and I thought to enlighten you on the subject of women in Iran. First of all please don't be brainwashed by this media coverage of my country. Women are not held back here as many of our neighbor countries have done so. They drive; they have always been given the right to vote form the first time anybody voted in this country, over half of university students in Iran are now women and many other things that the media has shut its eyes on. People please open your eyes to the betrayal of the media to your knowledge of the world around you.
for more info : http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/5359672.stm
gmg (4202) 2007-05-12 5:37
Very nice compo and exposure balance. This picture has a strong impact.