Photographer's Note

I posted another bird-eye view of Tehran 4 weeks ago. I noticed that 442 people viewed the photo [up to the time I upload this version], but only one gave critique/comment. The first photo was a monochromatic version with grey color. I like it, but not many others share similar feeling with me. I also check other monochromatic pictures posted by other photographers, in general, they also received less attention compared to more color-rich photos. So, that is one lesson I learned.

Today, I upload a different airview of Tehran. Captured from a commercial airplane window. Honestly, I feel that composition of this picture is not better that the previous one, but I enrich this photo with colors, sharpen, and add frame.

For those of you who are not familiar with this part of the World, I copy note about Tehran from my previous photo note:

Tehran is the capital city of Iran, located in the north-central part of Iran, on the slope of the Alborz Mountain. Tehran is the most populated city in Iran and the center of cultural, economical, political and social activities. It is about 1200 meters above sea level. The climate is relatively mild, but can be hot during midday.

During Qajar dynasty (1776-1925), Tehran was chosen as the capital of Iran. The population of Tehran has had a boom in the last decades, as a result of which urban development has not been well planned as shown in this picture. Buildings are densely packed and vegetation is relatively rare, perhaps due to the dry climate of the region. However, there are some nice city parks. The Azadi Square is one of them (but not shown in this picture). Azadi in parsi means freedom.

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