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Colors of Iran

By lucinka
Middle East >> Iran >> East >> Esfahan >> Abyaneh

This photo of Karkas mountains was taken from hill next to Abyaneh village. Iran has such a beautiful landscape full of deep and beautiful colors. I was lucky to get very interesting shadows that created nice layers of darkness and light.

Karkas mountain chain or Karkas (Persian رشته كوه كركس Reshteh kuh-e Karkas) is located in Central Iran. It ranges from Kashan to Ardestan over more than 100 km and is mainly composed of igneous (plutonic and volcanic), pyroclastic and somewhat sedimentary Tertiary rocks. In the central part, this mountain chain consists of a Precambrian-Paleozoic basement. The highest peak of the Karkas Mountains is 3895m which is close to Natanz.


Tags: Landscape and travel

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9 May 2006 5:47AM
The light on this is amazing, almost an abstract shot... fabulous. helen
Briwooly 15 454 6 England
9 May 2006 5:50AM
Stunning image brilliant light and colour
chrisfroud 16 521
9 May 2006 5:51AM
Seriously impressive! Great light and colours.
rnixon 17 180
9 May 2006 5:51AM
Gorgeous layered effect. The trees in the forground are almost repeated in the shadows just behind. The colours on the mountains are fantastic.
ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 5:58AM
Wow! What gorgeous colours. Very striking. I bet that would look great in the bigger size.
9 May 2006 5:59AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I am speechless! What a beautiful colours!!! Man! great shot

ChrisOs 16 2 1 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 6:00AM
Wow! What gorgeous colours. Very striking. I bet that would look great in the bigger size.
conrad 16 10.9k 116
9 May 2006 6:01AM
Love the contrasts between the light and dark parts. Well composed, too. A pleasing image.

9 May 2006 6:15AM
Beautiful layers of light and dark
Geoffphoto 15 13.5k United Kingdom
9 May 2006 6:22AM
This is a simply stunning landscape from a land that we in the West only know from the news broadcasts, thanks for showing us another facet of what must be a wonderful and facinating country......beautiful lighting on the hills. Geoff
sneazy 16 74 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 6:42AM
Stunning colours, light and comp. I second Geoff's comments above.

thorn 16 124 2 Scotland
9 May 2006 7:31AM
Hi Lucie,Beautiful shot of your textural moutainous part of the country,love the grasses in the foreground,depth,detail,lighting/shade,presentation and composition.Take care.AnnSmile
9 May 2006 7:50AM
Beautiful scene. Lets hope Bush, decides against visiting!
exclusive 16 579 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 8:00AM
ditto of all above, clik
paulppp 15 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 8:47AM
Yeah! So much depth.
KathyR 16 Canada
9 May 2006 9:18AM
Beautiful! Thank you for posting it along with your commentary. I don't think we get to see many pics from that part of the world.
kinfatric 16 550 9 Scotland
9 May 2006 9:56AM
beautiful colours and light
MarkT 16 119 2 England
9 May 2006 10:43AM
Beautiful light from the fg to the colourful mountains in the distance.

oldbiddy 15 4 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 12:22PM
Fabulous colours and light Great shot
Clarence 16 136 United Kingdom
9 May 2006 12:52PM
Stunning colours and composition
CaroleA 15 5 3 England
25 May 2006 10:55PM
A very striking shot for all the reasons outlined above and more! Don't know how I missed this one!
Robsterios 15 20 Australia
31 Jul 2006 7:54PM
Fantastic contrasting tones in this shot, really grabs your eye. Awesome shot, regards, Rob
Slaterm 14 496 1 United Kingdom
1 Aug 2006 3:53PM
wow - great picture. Really like the different textures and colours - very nice. Glad I stumbled across your portfolio
vtoth 17 271 Croatia
19 Oct 2007 11:04PM
Wow. This looks like from another planet!!

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