sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-30 10:21
Your contact is just perfect, the short excursion around, scanning the area your way, that must have been a great feeling. This place looks untouched to me, raw, the life around here must be quite challenging. i can see short railings and staircases inside the rocks, so they are living there too, good shelter.
the series is getting interesting.
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-30 10:16
This place seems like magic, the formations are unique, with the alternate patterns. Truly if this was your first contact in Iran, you should have brought the car to halt and spent some time just looking at it. But hey, i know this feeling, you get so absorbed, you just want to let your eyes melt away breezing at 120, hoping that your forefinger finds its way to the shutter button and bang !!! get a memorable photo like this one..
bravo. very simply put.
[p.s - any other part of the world, you would to pay a hefty fine cos these roads are wired, like the ones in-between the Atlas in Ouarzazate, there were speed guns all over..]
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-30 10:11
And why may i ask you, why shouldn't you have taken the photo ? This is what i have been waiting to see, the action from Iran. A smartly dressed woman with conviction who knows her job is parting knowledge, the most beautiful thing that man has ever done, to youngsters who are engrossed, taking notes in the little spiral diaries.
I think this is a great photo, we have three layers of interest. you say you were a teacher and you can relate ? my mother has taught for 35 years and my dad for 53 years, that is how well i can relate ? :))
i will get back to you on the inscription that you have posted in the WS..
An eye on the travelogue, two eyes..
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-26 10:04
What I like more are the little details, the rings, the tissue paper just in case, the ornamental pipe, the overall poise and his graceful presence, this needed the right execution given the side lighting from where you were positioned and I I think you have nailed it here Klaudio. I don't think you needed to do anything differently, the portrait is just perfect. What completes it is the puff of smoke hides his face like a veil.
Overall a good people photo to start with.
You have reminded of the film Argo by Ben Affleck, supposed to be set in Iran, and if I am not mistaken the oldest bazaar in the world is in Iran, and there were some sequences in that movie which were shot in a market In Istanbul because they authorities didn't provide permission to shoot in that bazaar in Iran. Any idea which market is it in Iran ?
Me back to work tomorrow, that bad feeling in the mouth, but hey, hope you had a great Sunday !
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-25 13:34
Welcome back Mr Klaudio, gosh you have just travelled half across the world, to be a part of another world which has flourished for thousands of years. Iran is quite a choice for a destination, it is bold, shows your appetite for adventure, travel, your need to explore the lesser known lands, forgotten people, your need to find answers.
I am looking forward to the series, take it beyond the objective and let my imagination lead the way. This photo reminds me of similar hamlets that i have seen in the remote corner of the upper Himalayas. Similar topography, the striated mountains with several banded mineral deposits. Interesting to see how the locals have bordered the doors and windows with white paint, looks like some ritual.
Did you stay over in this village, this looks really back in time. this could be the adventure you are looking for !
[p.s. - given the isolation and remoteness of these high and dry places on the planet, the last thing that should come to your mind is "cupcakes" !! :)) ]
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-18 14:21
Aahh, fresh one, stands out in this gallery and perhaps in an exhibition too, i like the combination of one being aware your presence and the other distracted, the textures add value to the photograph, i wish this photo was composed as a part of entire wall on either side. i feel i need some space, just for my imagination i guess.
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-18 14:16
Classic, a portrait from another world, the poise, the eyes, the hair, the talisman which you have talked about.
How does it feel to think about her and that moment when you photographed, sitting in your apartment in sweden ? there must be so much more to this..
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-18 14:12
you have remained invisible to most of your subjects which is very interesting, were you wearing a turban too with a long beard, it doesn't attract too much attention then, doesn't it ?
these pics are just amazing, the journey i presume was related to work ?
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-18 14:07
I think the workshop photo is beautiful too, goes well with the story, your journey, i don't think i can go through all your photos and stories just yet, but a few that i have read are very interesting. these are jewels from the past, great documentary work. Photos from Afghanistan evoke a strange magic...
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-18 14:02
Quite an uneasiness seeing a photo from Aleppo, after all that i have seen, heard and read about this city under siege and others too, the war, the bloodshed i can understand, but the destruction of historical sites, old mosques etc is very confusing, are they trying to re-write history..
i can feel the cold stone on the ground, i think you share all your photos from Syria, give this site something else to appreciate and talk about, not just pretty nature photos..
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 14:01
i would prefer the horizontal frame instead of the square, but the perfect choice to present this in monochrome, great graphic appeal and the expession on the mans face is a great bonus..well taken, given that you took this while surfing yourself ;)
play safe !
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 13:56
Hey Elaine, been browsing your gallery, your bangladesh photos are avery honest account, realistic, i need to take a a more detailed view later, but can't get past this one without acknowledging how good this photo is. the light phufffffff...is superb it a great double portrait, the sidelight is so soft and delicate, creates such a 3d effect around the faces. you could have been a step backwards, a little space at the bottom could have been perfect. the indifferent nd the inquiring face create a unique poise for portrait.
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 13:44
Havent i see enough from the Himalayas, south of france, from canada etc. But his one has some amazing light that makes it stand out from a group of thumbnails !!
pretty landscapes will be photographed a million times and will always look the same, look pretty, so when we anticipate innovative povs and read unusual light conditions well is when we get something new like this one..
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 13:19
This is a beautiful woman and you have caught her in great poise, however i think she is too tight or is this a crop ? i have a feeling there was more balance to the scene, i wish there was more isolation and depth between the subject and the background.
that apart, i think this has good documentary value, good details and an informative note to go with it..
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 13:14
I am not sure, could they be asking for money or creating a fuss ? i mean tourists all over the world, photograph this tribe and others too. they could be spoilt ? they would also know that some photos could sell the photos in their respective countries, use it commercially.
how do you deal with these contacts ?
sayeed_rahman (6221) 2014-10-12 13:08
Hey Rose, well, i just dissevered your photos from the south Nam, it is just fantastic, i think you have brought Namibia to the pages of TE with great appeal, the kind of stuff that would make people want to think about Namibia. I want to go there too. I think all your photos deserve appreciation for the effort, variety and presentation and overall appeal. Great work. I might want to mention the harsh colours, could you be using a warming filter ? Or is it just your equipment, a constant is the narrow aperture at wide angle which works very well.
In this one i like the strong curve of the dead tree/branch, i think it leads us into the simplicity and depth of the composition very well.