Friday, July 22, 2011

Lightning Over Caspian Sea

There is not much to say except for thanking my family for an amazing week we spent in north of Iran. I took many photos that I will post later. Special thanks to my sister Negin for pointing out the distant lightnings over the Caspian sea.
As soon as I realized that there is a thunder storm coming I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera. This was the last lightning and my second photo. The lightning flashed the sky half a second after my camera started to take the second long exposure photo. The 30 seconds I spent after that waiting for the camera to take the photo was one of the amazing feelings you get only in these situations. You can also see the tail of a kite on the top left of the photo.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

5000 Years Old City: Hamedan

It is hot. I am walking with my sister, Negin, in the old bazaar (marketplace) of Hamedan. Street photography is both easy and hard here. It is easy since there are thousands of interesting faces, events, shops, etc. It is hard because you have to choose like a predator who selects one out of a herd of a thousand. It is hard to separate a single photo from another 100 photos you can take at that moment with a hundred different events and points of views.
She has studied the architecture of Hamedan and leading me to these old places in bazaar and caravanserais. This old man was sitting at the entrance of one of the 18th century caravanserais called Golshan.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Dying Sun

Click on the photo to see the larger size.
On the road in Iran. A sheep herd is passing by and the dying sun is going down. The dust and smog from Iraq makes the distant shapes uncertain.