Sunset Wave or دلشوره

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شـب تاریک و بیم موج و گردابی چنین هایل
کـجا دانـند حال ما سبکـباران ساحـلها

The dark midnight, fearful waves, and the tempestuous whirlpool
How can he know of our state, while ports house his unladen ships.

- By Hafez
(Trasnlated by Shahriar Shahriari. To read the complete poem, click here)

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First it sounds crazy, but I tried panning with waves!
I took this shot just 12 minutes after this. But you can see a big difference in colors. Yes, it was the sunset time, and each second was critical for not loosing the time!

I got completely wet while shooting these series. There were huge waves (about 5 to 6 meters high) and the wind gust speed was 106km/h!

There are some shots from me taken by my friends when I tried to shoot this!
Check them too:
Thanks Mehdi and Mojtaba!

See it Large on Black or even in ORIGINAL size to find more details

Added to flickr Explore (interestingness) page of 21 February 2007.

myfear, Ed Karjala, -dror-, and 140 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. another story 73 months ago | reply

    this is gorgeous. love to see creative ideas like this turn out so beautifully. fantastic sense of power and motion in the water...almost an odd combo with the soft gentle colors, but it all works well!

    >>>seen on
    1-2-3 group

  2. faith goble 73 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Poets, Pixels, & Prose!, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. dreamtiger 72 months ago | reply

    PlanetEye LogoYou may want to add your photo to the group PlanetEye - travel beyond words. A very small group of photographers are being invited and the best photos will be included in a new online travel guide.

  4. Nicolas Zonvi 71 months ago | reply



  5. Francesco Grandville 69 months ago | reply

    A very beautiful shot!!!! where did u take it?

  6. Rodolfo Giunta 67 months ago | reply

    Superb shot !!!!

  7. mudpig 64 months ago | reply

    beautiful work!

  8. Danielle James [deleted] 64 months ago | reply

    i like it good job

  9. {patience} [deleted] 63 months ago | reply

  10. Siris .. 60 months ago | reply

    dele man in roza in-e ..

  11. photoman356 57 months ago | reply

    Thanks for sharing your great shot!

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  12. abarrelfull 56 months ago | reply

    I used this picture on my blog. Thanks for making it available.

  13. alner_s 54 months ago | reply

    great motion!!

  14. messe1 [deleted] 50 months ago | reply

    thank you...

  15. 몽향나라 [deleted] 46 months ago | reply

    이 사진을 보니 저도 아랍어를 배워야 할 듯 하네요.덧글들이 아랍어도 있으니.

  16. redailia1 26 months ago | reply

    Amazing! Beautiful soft colors!

  17. An Interior Forest 6 months ago | reply

    I have used a rendered version of this photo at An Interior Forest | Clean the past

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