I would like to thank every one for their words of support and encouragement on my last picture , thanks.
Golden Glow II
The colour version of the previous upload.Let you decide which one you like mostPlease dont forget to click on it
Light & Art (Full Version)
I have uploaded the colour version of the previous photo that has same specification and method of editing. The decision as to which one is better is Up-to dear viewers. Feel free to give any type of feedback and Dont forget to clikc on the image please, Thank you all for your support and words of encouragement so far:)
PArt of Iran Visual Tour series.The entrance of Grand Mosque of Isfehan.
"Vank Cathedral", Isfehan,Iran. Part of Iran visual tour series.Construction started in 1606 and finished by 1665.The delicately blue and gold painted central dome depicts the Biblical story of creation of the world and man's expulsion from Eden. Two sections, or bands, of murals run around the interior walls: the top section depicts events from the life of Jesus, while the bottom section depicts tortures inflicted upon Armenian martyrs by the Ottoman Empire. This is NOT an HDR, single shot , low exposure. =====>Click On It<=======
Sio Sepol or 33 bridges is one of the eleven bridges of Isfahan, Iran. It is highly ranked as being one of the most famous examples of Safavid bridge design. It was Commissioned in 1602 and built by an Iranian ethnic Georgian, it consists of two rows of 33 arches. There is a larger base plank at the start of the bridge where the Zayandeh River flows under it, supporting a tea house.The River has been stopped recently due to some reconstruction changes needed.
Ali Qapu Palace, Isfehan , Iran. Built in 1597.Part of Iran Visual Tour Series.
The "Bazaar of Isfahan" or "Isfahan Bazaar" is a historical market in Isfahan, Iran, one of the oldest and largest bazaars in the Middle East, dating back to the 17th century. The bazaar is a vaulted two-kilometre street linking the old city with the new.This is part of my Iran Visual Tour series.
The CaraVan HouSe...
Caravan House or A caravanserai, or khan, or fondouk, also Han (in Turkish), also known as caravansary, caravansera, or caravansara in English or Sarai in Indian subcontinent (Persian: كاروانسرا kārvānsarā or کاروانسرای kārvānsarāi, Turkish: kervansaray) was a roadside inn where travelers could rest and recover from the day's journey. Caravanserais supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and southeastern Europe, especially along the Silk Road.These were found frequently along the Persian Empire's Royal Road, a 2,500-kilometre (1,600 mi) long ancient highway that stretched from Sardis to SusaTHis was Dates back to 1700 and and has been converted to a top end luxury Hotel with 200 Rooms. the decoration , structure and the form of rooms remain untouched.This is the Shah Abbas Caravan House, in Esfehan (Isfehan), Iran.
The Royal Square..............Click on it.
In 1598, when Shah Abbas decided to move the capital of his Persian empire from the north-western city of Qazvin to the central city of Isfahan, he initiated what would become one of the greatest programmes in Persian history and Naqsh-e Jahan Square (The Royal Square) is the area .Completed in 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long(an area of 89,600 m2). The building on the Right is the Palace where he ruled Persia from.I would like to thank Every one for their feedback and kind words, Please never hesitate to pass on negative comments too.Ali
The Grand Bazar......
The Grand Bazaar is a historical market situated in the capital of Iran, Tehran, Sometimes also called "City within City" as some of its corridors are over 10 km in long, Yes 10 kms. There are several entrances, some of which are locked and guarded at night. This is the North Entrance. Although the site dates back to as far back as 1660 BC but the oldest remaining part dates back to 400 years.The Grand bazaar is still an important place of commerce for Tehranis, Iranians, travelling merchants and - increasingly - tourists. The bazaar sees the peak of its business at midday and between 5 and 7 in the evening. This Picture marks the start of my journey though this ancient land.Comments, positive or negative are highly appreciated.Ali.
Architectural MaGic...Click on It
If you really wanna see it , pls click on the image. Dating back to 1759, this building was a part of the interior residence of Karim Khan Zand, one of the Kings of Persia. Golestan Palace, Tehran , Iran.This is the part of the "Old Tehran,Iran visual historical Tour" series.
The Entrance of Grand Mosque Of Isfehan, Iran. This is the Part of Iran Virtual Tour Series.
This is “Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque” also known as “The Architectural Masterpiece” Or so called the "Encyclopedia of Islamic and Persian Architecture". Robert Byron (travelogue The Road to Oxiana) wrote: I know of no finer example of the Persian Islamic genius than the interior of the dome.The construction started in 1603 and finished in 1618 by chief architect Sheykh Bahai.This site contains all type of Dome, Arches, Lighting, Windows, Tile Work, Calligraphy and colure deployed in any Mosque you will ever witness in one site.This is Part of the Iran Visual Tour series.Ali.
The Door and the TIles...
There was a Door to which I found no Key: There was a Veil through which I could not see: Some little Talk awhile of Me and TheeThere seemed -- and then no more of Thee and Me. "Rumi". Golestan Palace, Tehran , Iran.This is the part of the "Old Tehran,Iran visual historical Tour" series.
Architectural MaGic.............. Colour Version
Some Friends asked for the colour version of the previous image so I have done so:) This HAnd Made arch and tile work ( each done with hand and precision) is dating back to 1759, this building was a part of the interior residence of Karim Khan Zand, one of the Kings of Persia.Golestan Palace, Tehran , Iran.This is the part of my attempt in the "Old Tehran,Iran visual historical Tour" series.
The Hall of Mirrors also called "The Hall of Diamonds" because of the exceptional mirror work inside the building.The construction of this hall dates back to 1806. Its one of the 17 palaces in the Arg (previous image). The number of mirrors and reflection are so extensive that a detailed image deemed impossible. Any feedback is highly Welcomed:) This is the part of the "Old Tehran,Iran visual historical Tour" series.
Eight Heavens" Or "Eight Paradise" also Hasht Behesht (Persian: هشتبهشت) was built as a palace in 1669. This name is due to Eight different court room on each corner and second floor adding up to eight. The decoration inside is of painted birds, flowers, mirrors and Gold imprints(hence the protection glass). These result in constant reflection of light and accompanied by sound of water running through the palace So the very unique Heavenly feeling & sensation.This is a Safavid Dynasty Palace in Iran, Esfehan.This is part of my Iran Visual Tour series.
Eight Heaven Palace
"Eight Heavens" Or "Eight Paradise" also Hasht Behesht (Persian: هشتبهشت) was built as a palace in 1669. This name is due to Eight different court room on each corner and second floor adding up to eight. The decoration inside is of painted birds, flowers, mirrors and Gold imprints(hence the protection glass). These result in constant reflection of light and accompanied by sound of water running through the palace So the very unique Heavenly feeling & sensation.This is a Safavid Dynasty Palace in Iran, Esfehan.This is part of my Iran Visual Tour series.
Three Exposures ( -1.0,-1). edited in Lr. The door and architecture is to the of bath house dating back to 1131 in Kashan, Iran a city in surrounded by Desert. Please View it on black background:)
This is a single image of the cooling or cold hall of a public bath house in Iran, Kashan. Dated to 1778.Once you had a Bath in the warm Rooms you would return to these beds cooling down. This was down by soothing effect of cold well water into the fountain you see with no pump.This was all based on a great architectural and geometric design of the well higher than the structure and Hammam itself. THis is "Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse" and not in use anymore.
Dear Disliker ,Hello, i wish you having a good day! This is not about turning pages , this is simply about disliking Photos for some odd and weird Reason.This Photo is Dedicated to all dislikers , that make me feel stronger, better and more efficient Because if you were not on this website i would not have never known the meaning of courtesy and respect!Please feel free to dislike but at least Give professional and serious criticism as to why! Dont give me Turning page Alogorithm as i have never reached any where near the front page! Let see if you can make this photo reach -99.99.Pleasure is all mine. i believe it was similar type of ideology that almost lead Galileo Galilei to the blade! Best Regards Ali
Black and White......
The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān (Persian: مسجد جامع اصفهان – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Isfahān) is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Isfahān city, within Isfahān Province, Iran. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. The Grand Bazaar of Isfahan can be found towards the southeast wing of the mosque. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2012.This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran, and it was built in the four-iwan architectural style, placing four gates face to face. construction started in 751-61. Part of Iran Visual Tour Series.
SamoVar..............Click on it
A samovar (Russian: самовар; literally "self-boiler", Persian: سماور, Turkish: semaver) is a heated metal container traditionally crafted out of plain iron copper, polished brass, bronze, silver, gold, tin, or nickel.it is used to heat and boil water in and around Russia, as well as in other Central, South-Eastern, Eastern European countries, Kashmir and in the Middle-East. Since the heated water is typically used to make tea, many samovars have a ring-shaped attachment around the chimney to hold and heat a teapot filled with tea concentrate.This Particular One Used to Provide tea For a Big Bazar ( almost 200 Shops) of Esfehan,Iran. Not in use anymore due to recent advances in making tea with simple electric boilers.
This is not painting on the walls, these are Tile works each made before its attachment onto the wall. The Jāmeh Mosque of Isfahān (Persian: مسجد جامع اصفهان – Masjid-e-Jāmeh Isfahān) is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Isfahān city, within Isfahān Province, Iran. The mosque is the result of continual construction, reconstruction, additions and renovations on the site from around 771 to the end of the 20th century. This is one of the oldest mosques still standing in Iran, and it was built in the four-iwan architectural style, placing four gates face to face. construction started in 751-61. Part of Iran Visual Tour Series.
"Historic Arg of Tehran" or Wall of "Golestan Palaces"The oldest part of the historic monuments in Tehran,Iran, the Golestan Palaces belongs to a group of royal buildings that were once enclosed within the mud-thatched walls of Tehran’s Historic Arg (citadel).This is part of that wall remaining to date and and along its other parts situated in front of the Grand Bazar ( previous Image) enclosed 17 Royal Palaces.They Date Back to 1759 and include some of the most Fascinating Palaces in the world.(Upcoming Pictures), Pls dont hesitate to comment:) specially negative ones. i seriously dont mind. Ali
Low Exposure Single SHOt, no editing What so ever:)
SunRise on Royal Square .In 1598, when Shah Abbas decided to move the capital of his Persian empire from the north-western city of Qazvin to the central city of Isfahan, he initiated what would become one of the greatest programmes in Persian history and Naqsh-e Jahan Square (The Royal Square) is the area .Completed in 1629, it is now an important historical site, and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. It is 160 meters wide by 508 meters long(an area of 89,600 m2).
The Grand Mosque Of Isfehan, Iran. This is the Part of Iran Virtual Tour Series.
"The Peacock Tail"
One of the unique characteristics of this mosque is the peacock at the center of its dome. If you stand at the corner of the Mosque and wait for 12 noon ( summer Season) , the light coming in through left sided window reflects on the inner dome and creates a peacock as u can see in this picture( this is not a light trick or camera one ). This fascinating light event has been the case since its completion in 1616. The entire building is made of 1 to 2 cm small tiles each put next to each other for 8 years and nothing is painted .This was the only angel i could get the entire thing in one shot and had to wait long to get this light event.Part of Iran visual Tour Series.
Brighton Sea front, UK
This is the coloured Version of the previous picture, i like the previous more but it is always the matter of perspective." Feedback of any kind is very much appreciated". Please dont forget to click on the image as this white background doesnt do justice.
THis image is dedicated to WIlliam Roberts whom i got to know through this web site. A great photographer that has been absent from the scene due to illness, i surely do miss his work and would hope his return soon . Above all i wish him Health
Ups and Downs II
I let you decide which one you prefer more! this one or previous upload in B &W.
2 Exposures , edited in LR.
This is not a painted structure, each shape and figure you see is comprised of 1cm tile works painted and cooked before it goes on the entire structure, it took over 40 years to complete it. This is also part of UNESCo Heritage Site.
3 shots ( -2/0/+2) all edited in Lr. Please dont forget to click on the image.Any feedback is highly appreciated .
The Golden Church
I tried my best to mimic what i saw in this church. 3 exposure (-2/0/+2) all edited in LR. Wide lens not fisheye. I would like to thank you in advance
The Coloured Version. Feel free to comment ( positive or negative). Dont forget to click on the image please. Thanks
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"The Grand Bazar of Kashan, Iran". it is also called "Timche-ye Amin ul Dowleh". It was Built in 1868. It has a high dome( almost 20 meters ) with lavish interior mouldings. The light shine through 3 openings and with light reflection the middle dome mouldings change colour once looked from different direction. This is Now the Carpet Market of Kashan and a small tea house with a central water fountain.