Behind the lens: Reflections on light

[words and photograph © Lucie Debelkova, The WideAngle]

I think that everyone of us has place which we wanted to visit but didn’t manage to get to or didn’t know about when being in the area. Well, Nasir al-Mulk mosque in Iran is such a place for me. When I visited Iran in 2006, I went to Shiraz mainly wanting to see Persepolis (ruins of an ancient city, now a Unesco World Heritage Site). It was only after I’d left Shiraz that I saw wonderful photos of a rather unusual mosque that has beautifully coloured glass windows. When I flew to Shiraz again, I made sure that I wouldn’t miss this place again. Life makes sure that there is always some surprise prepared for us. The beauty of this mosque comes up especially when the light penetrates coloured glass and beautifully reflects on the tiled floor. I visited this place on a Saturday morning and carpets were still spread on the floor after Friday prayers, so I didn’t get the full effect of the colourful light. It means I have to visit it again….

Photo data: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL, f/6.3, 0.01 sec (1/100), ISO 800, 18 mm

 Czech nomad Lucie Debelkova is a roving travel and landscape photographer for The WideAngle network. She has covered assignments in more than 70 countries. For images by The WideAngle photographers, please take a look here.

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