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Ferdowsi
Ferdowsi
fereshteh


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Challenge: Framing II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Canon PowerShot A520
Location: tehran
Date: Jun 9, 2006
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Architecture, Digital Art
Date Uploaded: Jun 9, 2006

Ferdowsi was born in Khorasan in a village near Tous, in 935 CE His great epic The Shahnameh (The Epic of Kings), to which he devoted most of his adult life, was originally composed for the Samanid princes of Khorasan, who were the chief instigators of the revival of Persian cultural traditions after the Arab conquest of the seventh century. During Ferdowsi's lifetime this dynasty was conquered by the Ghaznavid Turks, and there are various stories in medieval texts describing the lack of interest shown by the new ruler of Khorasan, Mahmoud of Ghaznavi, in Ferdowsi and his lifework. Ferdowsi is said to have died around 1020 CE in poverty and embittered by royal neglect, though confident of his and his poem's ultimate fame.

The Shahnameh or The Epic of Kings is one of the definite classics of the world. It tells hero tales of ancient Persia. The contents and the poet's style in describing the events takes the readers back to the ancient times and makes he/she sense and feel the events. Ferdowsi worked for thirty years to finish this masterpiece.

Statistics
Place: 251 out of 261
Avg (all users): 3.6038
Avg (commenters): 2.9412
Avg (participants): 3.3176
Avg (non-participants): 3.7389
Views since voting: 675
Views during voting: 375
Votes: 265
Comments: 22
Favorites: 0


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06/27/2006 06:35:43 PM
Critique Club Comment

Sorry, I'm with the voters and not with the last commenter - there's no frame as described by the challenge:
"Capture an image where the foreground subject frames the rest of the image."

Other than that, its a nice photograph.
Did you try any alternative crop?
06/21/2006 08:21:46 AM
Wow, did people miss this or what? The clouds frame Ferdowsi in a kind of whole-body halo, and his legs frame the child. Aside from the photo meeting the challenge (which counts for a bit too much here at times), it is well composed, dynamic, and technically spot-on. The view from below helps to emphasize the strength and impact of the subject. The choice of color here is fine, but I do think that black & white would have worked quite well.

Basically, this is a good indication that the majority of voters are moving much to quickly. The discerning few who take the time, see an out of the box shot that deserved to place near the top, not dead at the bottom. Good luck in the future challenges.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/20/2006 02:35:38 PM
framed with?
06/20/2006 01:08:25 PM
i hope other voters take the time to look at your picture and not dismiss it at a stroke. i nearly did myself - i didn't register the frame for a moment there... but yes, the sky does form a natural frame of sorts, and a quite stunningly beautiful one at that. i think whacking up the contrast, or even taking up the saturation and lowering the lightness on the blues (which you can do under basic) would have made it a bit more obvious, though. your subject seems to be quite an enigmatic character - i was compelled to look him up actually. the statue is beautifully lit, and nicely captured - good for a guide book. nice - 7.
06/20/2006 07:40:09 AM
where was this shot?
06/19/2006 09:56:36 PM
1 - DMC.
06/19/2006 02:22:13 PM
don't really see framing here..."Capture an image where the foreground subject frames the rest of the image."
06/19/2006 09:40:58 AM
This is a beautiful shot with great perspective, but where is the framing? Maybe I missed something.
06/18/2006 01:14:16 AM
Ferdowsi ... framed in the foreground by ...?
06/17/2006 03:34:25 PM
No frame
06/15/2006 06:11:06 PM
I don't see how this meets the challange requiremen that a subject be framed by the foreground
06/15/2006 02:30:25 PM
where's the frame?
06/15/2006 06:37:47 AM
Frame? I don't think the sky background qualifies.
06/15/2006 12:36:35 AM
nice shot but whats the frame?
06/14/2006 06:06:31 PM
No foreground framing that I can see so will reserve judgement.
06/14/2006 04:16:40 PM
What is framed here? The child?
06/14/2006 04:07:25 PM
This is a really great photo. Unfortunately I don't think it meets the challenge.
06/14/2006 03:00:28 PM
um...where's the frame?
06/14/2006 11:29:44 AM
Nice pic, but don't see the framing
06/14/2006 09:30:45 AM
Um... where's the frame???
06/14/2006 07:19:39 AM
Don't see the frame?
06/14/2006 04:36:00 AM
Where's the frame?


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