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Old May 8, 14, 4:39 am
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Originally Posted by FAA1996 View Post
Thanks for posting, food looks delicious....
Cheers, FAA1996, yes I definitely didn't go hungry.

Originally Posted by Canada freak View Post
Thanks for sharing your report and amazing pictures!

I just returned from a 3-week trip through Iran myself a few days ago, and can't wait to go back
Thanks, Canada freak, wow 3 weeks must have been fun. I bet you were craving some uncensored internet after that long though.

Originally Posted by nemme99 View Post
Thanks so much for sharing. Your photos are amazing, and I especially love the photos of people since you get such a feel of the place from that. I just need to get more confidence when I'm traveling to take them and to introduce myself to get such shots. Iran has been on my list for a while and hope to get there in the next 10 years.
Thank you, nemme99. Yes, I try to keep focus on the people when I take photo's. Much easier to take an interesting photo when you've got an interesting person in the shot.

Originally Posted by sriegert View Post
Incredible! I really really need to go.
Thanks, sriegert. Yes, definitely recommend a trip there, great place to experience.

Originally Posted by MatthewLAX View Post
Another magnificent report with beautiful pictures.

I love this one in particular:
Thank you, Matthew. That was one of my favourites too, managed to capture just the right moment.

Originally Posted by cardinalkid1891 View Post
Great trip report. Incredible photos as well. Looking for ways to visit Iran now.
Cheers, cardinalkid1891. Not one of the more frequented places for travel, but that is probably a good thing.

Originally Posted by ysolde View Post
Great TR!!! The photos are stunning!!!!!
Thanks, ysolde.

Originally Posted by flybranchen View Post
Wow! Amazing pictures. Thank you!
Cheers, flybranchen.

Originally Posted by agp423 View Post
Great great report, thank you for sharing.
Thank you, agp423. Sharing the pics helps me to focus on getting the right shots.

Originally Posted by GUWonder View Post
Nice trip report.

I love Persian food but was wondering if any of the food got your stomach disturbed?

The Iranian parliament has a minimum legal quota of having at least one elected Jewish Iranian as a member of parliament.
Thank you, GUWonder. No problems with the food, I even drunk the tap water.

Yes, they seem to be very tolerant people, much more than the impression you get from CNN etc.

Originally Posted by Bretteee View Post
Fantastic. Thanks.

I would like to go one day if I can.

Are there a lot of foreign tourists?
Cheers, Bretteee. As GUWonder said, there are tourists there, but definitely not large numbers.

Originally Posted by largeeyes View Post
Really wish I could travel there without the guide restriction.....oh well, one day.
Thank you, largeeyes. I had a guide for most of my trip (not compulsory for me though), and didn't seem to

Originally Posted by bthotugigem05 View Post
Really incredible report, I've wanted to go to Iran for a long time and now want to even more.
Thanks, bthotugigem05, yes it's definitely in my top 10 of countries visited.

Originally Posted by riphamilton View Post
unbelievable photography. do you have a flickr account?
Thanks, riphamilton. My flickr username is mesodan, however parts of flickr are blocked where I live (UAE), so is hard to properly apart from photo hosting for forums etc.
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however parts of flickr are blocked where I live (UAE), so is hard to properly apart from photo hosting for forums etc.
Interesting. Can't you use a corporate or paid VPN to circumvent that?
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Old May 8, 14, 9:37 am
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Originally Posted by tsastor View Post
Interesting. Can't you use a corporate or paid VPN to circumvent that?
Just checked and www.flickr.com/groups seems to be unblocked now.

99% of the sites that are blocked in the UAE are porn, so haven't bothered with VPN's etc.

Iran was pretty interesting though. Facebook is blocked, but the Supreme leader has a FB page.

Nytimes.com & Usatoday.com wasn't blocked when I was there, but foxnews.com & BBC.com was.

Flyertalk.com was ok too.
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Old May 8, 14, 2:45 pm
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Iran was pretty interesting though. Facebook is blocked, but the Supreme leader has a FB page.

Nytimes.com & Usatoday.com wasn't blocked when I was there, but foxnews.com & BBC.com was.
Interesting differentiation. Thanks for the inside view.

In UK and Germany (and US ?) they block Press TV. One of my favourite sources of info.
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In UK and Germany (and US ?) they block Press TV. One of my favourite sources of info.
We don't block news websites in the UK.
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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
We don't block news websites in the UK.
Sometimes the UK does block some websites but I wouldn't consider them generally to be news websites. And then there is this kind of thing:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...-airwaves.html

And Germany's BLM had done something to get Press TV pulled from at least one satellite service.

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Originally Posted by Calchas View Post
We don't block news websites in the UK.
Press TV was taken off air in the UK (and elsewhere).
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Ah right, I thought the claim was that the website was blocked. TV transmissions are a different beast and are regulated in the UK.
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Old May 9, 14, 2:57 pm
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Thanks for this Great TR, your pictures are awesome and really show how life is in Iran.
Mrs Mud and I made exactly the same trip, visiting the same cities and turistic places except Teheran; it is still up to day one the best trip i've ever made.
Back in 2009 we also flew SYZ DXB but with IR.
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How do you take photos? Do you ponder the scene first and then decide on the camera settings, or do you just take dozens of photos of the same scene with different settings and later pick the best one?
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Originally Posted by Mynameismud View Post
Thanks for this Great TR, your pictures are awesome and really show how life is in Iran.
Mrs Mud and I made exactly the same trip, visiting the same cities and turistic places except Teheran; it is still up to day one the best trip i've ever made.
Back in 2009 we also flew SYZ DXB but with IR.
Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Mynameismud. I read your Iran trip report before I went and really enjoyed it. You'll have to get round to finishing it one of these days though.

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How do you take photos? Do you ponder the scene first and then decide on the camera settings, or do you just take dozens of photos of the same scene with different settings and later pick the best one?
Good question! If I have my UWA lens on, it is generally set to 'P' mode with the minimum shutter bumped up to 1/125th or so. With primes I mainly shoot in aperture priority mode with only a single focus point active.

I will tweak the settings though when needed , e.g. -/+ Ev, or shutter priority etc. I try and get the shot right first time (with regard to settings). I will take many photo's of the same thing/scene sometimes, but this is more for composition rather than camera setup.
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Love love love your trip report with pictures! Thank you for sharing and for taking us through a memorable journey
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Great report and amazing photos, glad I was an inspiration again ! Pretty much my itinerary in reverse (but I missed Tehran). I was a lot more rushed in my trip too so didn't really get any people photos.
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Originally Posted by hauteboy View Post
Great report and amazing photos, glad I was an inspiration again ! Pretty much my itinerary in reverse (but I missed Tehran). I was a lot more rushed in my trip too so didn't really get any people photos.
Thank you, hauteboy. Yes, you'll have to add me to your CAR trip. You didn't miss too much in Tehran, certainly not all the traffic anyway.

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Love love love your trip report with pictures! Thank you for sharing and for taking us through a memorable journey
Cheers, aSiAnRiCk. Yes, it was memorable experience for me too.
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awesome and inspiring trip report
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