Meeting the challenge

Photo essay: Journey through northern Iran

by Sid Sarshar

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Great Pix

by Nader Khan (not verified) on

thank you for the great pix.I hope some day soon we all visit mother land.
Long live Iran and Iranians..



by ramintork on

Thank you for sharing such wonderful images.

I have to agree with Ari #32 is definitely one for the exhibitions and your Magnum shot, but they are all great.


Sid joon, it worked!!!!

by farrad02 on

I had a margarita last night and the pictures were in sharp focus! :)

Agha damet garm. I looked the pictures over again and I love them even more on the second pass!

Shazde Asdola Mirza

تی دست درد نکنه

Shazde Asdola Mirza

دست شما درد نکنه، که لذت یک سفر کوتاه به دیار فرخنده شمال رو نصیب ما کردید!



by bunny (not verified) on

I have traveled to many places all over, but my most favorite vacation has always been to shomal, via Chaloos road.

I throughly enjoyed your photo essay. My most favorite was #66... so cuuuuute!



by kfravon on

thanks for sharing sid.

loved them all.

my most favorites:  10, 59 and 66



by Sid Sarshar on

Farhad jan,

Do what I do, have a margarita and everything will be in focus :-)


Wonderful pictures

by farrad02 on

These are great photographs. And judging by the last few photos in the series, you haven't gone digital yet and are still using 35 mm film+development. That's great. Nothing like old school; though you're probably one of the last few! :)

The only improvement idea is the focus on some pictures. If you are scanning these from printed pictures, that explains the texture of your photos and some of them appearing to be out of focus. In that case, the orginal printed pictures may not have the slight focus problem I see on some.


Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on

One of the best photo essays I've ever seen. So rich and so revealing.


Tea Balaye me sar / Azam Laacu!

by Sid Sarshar on

I do print proofs.  This allows me to make a cocktail or two and play with them on my dinning room table.  It sometimes takes me a month to put together an essay.  The process is sometimes more interesting than the results.  One of my pleasures in life.  As far as a coffee table book, I would like to print one.  I have had a few conversations with publishers, but nothing I was happy with.  Perhaps this could be a good retirement project. 



by Anonymous... (not verified) on

Thanks for sharing. Reminds of my "Gardesheh Elmi" trips... I bet with just a little subtle clean up and landscaping we actually have our very own tuscany or niese tucked within Gilan and Mazandaran.

Ari Siletz


by Ari Siletz on

Third generation. Brilliant!



by Tea belaye me sar (not verified) on

Sid this is really, really great and you beautifuly captured Shomal. I am from these areas and could smell the air from your pictures. You get a 20 out of 20! Heck I'd even throw in some extra points!

Did you print all these pictures, do you keep them in albums? I think they are good enough for a coffee table book. Thanks for sharing.


Thank you Sid.  I really

by desi on

Thank you Sid.  I really enjoyed these pictures.  I was born in Rasht and can't wait to someday take my family back for a visit.



by bikar (not verified) on

sid sarshar, thank you for great pics.i spend best of my youth, in collage in Rasht, what a modern city, and advanced culture, made my day, and cheers with tequila to you.



by Amir-ofs-ki on

Thank you for sharring your pictures.

Pictures you took brought back so many memories from time my family spent every Summer and Norouz in Mazandaran and Gilan. I feel sad that my kids won't be able to experience what I experienced.