Kings & Stars!

Posted by Expose (Tehran, Iran) on 5 September 2009 in Architecture and Portfolio.

About 12 km northwest of Persepolis, Shiraz - Iran

Naqsh-e Rustam (in Persian: نقش رستم Nāqš-e Rostām) is an archaeological site located about 12 km northwest of Persepolis, in Fars province, Iran. Naqsh-e Rustam lies a few hundred meters from Naqsh-e Rajab.

The oldest relief at Naqsh-i Rustam is severely damaged and dates to c. 1000 BCE. It depicts a faint image of a man with unusual head-gear and is thought to be Elamite in origin. The depiction is part of a larger mural, most of which was removed at the command of Bahram II. The man with the unusual cap gives the site its name, Naqsh-e Rostam, "Picture of Rostam", because the relief was locally believed to be a depiction of the mythical hero Rostam.

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Zaluska from Ostroleka, Poland

Amazing place!

5 Sep 2009 5:59am

Ali Bagherzadeh from Iran

Nice exposure and composition
sincerely.

5 Sep 2009 6:06am

amirreza from tehran, Iran

بسیار زیبا
شما تخصصتون این تکنیکه
از همین الان این عکس رو در اسپوت لایت آمینوس میبینم

5 Sep 2009 7:26am

Ramin from Tehran, Afghanistan

Perfect !

5 Sep 2009 8:08am

Albert from Hamburg, Germany

This is super nice! Perfect exposure. I know it can be tricky to control the time of the moving stars and foreground. You did a very good job!

5 Sep 2009 11:59am

Stephen Phillips from San Francisco, United States

A fabulous star exposure - very well done. Bravo!

5 Sep 2009 5:14pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Wow! I'm pretty speechless.

5 Sep 2009 6:01pm

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Very nice! Great effect

6 Sep 2009 12:12am

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

marekast harf nadareh. toopeh :D man ham beh zoodi akshay alaska mizaram :D

6 Sep 2009 3:22am

Stewart Bywater from Peterborough, United Kingdom

Nice star trails shot! Was it dark when you took it, and if so, did you light the stone artificially? It's a great result either way!!

6 Sep 2009 11:46am

@Stewart Bywater: Yes, It was so dark without any light. It was the ambient light has been captured after 3573s exposure. Thanks for your Visit.

Jan from United States

Love the star trails! The blue of the sky and gold of the rocks are a perfect compliment. Excellent job taking this long exposure shot.

8 Sep 2009 1:55am

Sash from Adelaide, Australia

This is one of the most amazing long-exposure photos I have ever seen. The clarity of the subject is outstanding. I love it. Outstanding! :)

15 Sep 2009 4:51am

vahid from tehran, Iran

shahkare mard

24 Sep 2009 8:35am

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