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Photographer Hugo de Wolf  Hugo de Wolf {Karma:185110}
Project #5 Simulate Daylight Camera Model Nikon F100
Categories Cityscape
Journalism
Travel
Film Format
Portfolio Reporive Photography and Journalism
Dossier Iran
Lens Sigma 135-400 mm
Uploaded 4/24/2004 Film / Memory Type Fuji  NPH
    ISO / Film Speed 400
Views 3988 Shutter 1/30
Favorites Aperture f/11
Critiques 47 Rating
5.78
/ 28 Ratings
Location City -  Tehran
State - 
Country - Iran   Iran
About While humanity is striving for prosperity, wealth and global stability, it is time to look
back in retrospect at where it has brough us. We are about to distroy the most beautiful thing we have, our mother Earth, the pin prick in universe we call home. Our commercial
centers in the captials of the world are surrounded by the effects of industrialisation.
Mexico City and LA but also Tehran are covered by a black blanket of exhaust fumes,
gasses and filth, that make life misirable. This sight is neither beautiful nor appealing,
it's a disgrace. I'm sorry to say the tone and colours are exactly as they were, not enhanced or changed in PS. All comments are, as usual appreciated! I'm curious to see if this evokes
as many violent reactions as Polution II (http://www.usefilm.com/image/427109.html). Cheers, Hugo
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There are 47 Comments in 1 Pages
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Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia Jose Ignacio (Nacho) Garcia Barcia   {K:96391} 10/3/2006
stunning tones.marvelous composition.

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Manu    Manu     {K:13082} 10/11/2004
Depressing image but well shown

Manu

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Yoshi Enoki Jr   {K:3021} 5/2/2004
Like I said, this looks like Southern California -

it was record breaking temperatures today (May 1) and again tomorrow, in the 100 F n the Valley areas inland -

it's going to look just like this here.

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Aira Manna Aira Manna   {K:11187} 5/1/2004
Hugo,
i truly appreciate your idea of convying a double message, both in pictures and in writing. i sometimes prefer to give just a hint to the viewer, so that she can use her imagination to take a story out of the image, and change it every time she turned to it again. but sometimes, words like yours are necessary to remind the viewer about something kept in the back of the mind. your image seems composed of layers of thick air, and carris with her a kind of melancholic atmoshospere. if only it were mist...thanks for sharing!

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Aira Manna Aira Manna   {K:11187} 5/1/2004
Hugo,
i truly appreciate your idea of convying a double message, both in pictures and in writing. i sometimes prefer to give just a hint to the viewer, so that she can use her imagination to take a story out of the image, and change it every time she turned to it again. but sometimes, words like yours are necessary to remind the viewer about something kept in the back of the mind. your image seems composed of layers of thick air, and carris with her a kind of melancholic atmoshospere. if only it were mist...thanks for sharing!

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Hermen Pen Hermen Pen   {K:9138} 4/26/2004
Breath-taking... :)
You added an image of the blast furnaces below, I think that would also be a good image to complete the triptych. Maybe even better than the top one; from my point of view it looks quite similar to the second image, while the attached image offers a new approach to the subject.

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/26/2004
Hi Faride, I totally agree with your comment, and I thank you for it. I'd never expected to receive so many comments on the subject in stead of on the photo itself.

And, be assured, I'll be checking your portfolio now and then, as I'm really looking foreward to your work...;o)

Cheers,

Hugo

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Faride Valigholizadeh   {K:496} 4/26/2004
Hi Hugo,
This below is not pointing to anyone. It?s actually my disappointment of people who at least believe in nature of art anyhow?..
As you and of course we all have seen Hugo, your recent pictures have brought lots of discussion op. unfortunately some personally too. If we could just respect others opinions and tastes, lift would be more bearable. This is the matter of different definition of art and what we want to achieve. For some people art is just exhibition of beauty, for some other on the contrary it has to be meaningful, to have something to say. For some it?s purity of reality (doesn?t matter ugly and unpleasant or pleasant and attractive). We can not blame someone who has like or think something else that we don?t!!!
Each one of those opinions have own rates and values. That?s how we can learn from each other. There is no need to learn always from prophotionals. Or even no need to be always perfect.
By the way i don?t believe amounts of comments can prove the value of an art in this site or anywhere. There are different elements which play.
Dear Hugo, as you?ve seen my profile is still empty; the reason is lack of facilities such as: digital camera and scan. It?s my plan to buy a digital one as soon as possible.
(fout bij andere foto is geupload...of eigelijk maakt het niet uit).

Best regards,
Faride

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B:)liana    {K:30945} 4/26/2004
wow. Hugo.. what a color of the sky ;-) uf.. horrible.. is this like everyday, full of pollution!
Kiss, biliana

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Jan Symank Jan Symank   {K:22030} 4/25/2004
This looks dramatic
The layers of the houses add depth and the low horizon
shows as the huge polluted sky
Great composition
Groet
Jan

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Lori Stitt   {K:75282} 4/25/2004
As seen from the top of a 'smut spewing' factory...Yes, I agree, not a pretty picture. I have always said that mankind is self-destructing. Yet, here in America, those of us who really DO CARE about the air we breathe (or try to breathe) are called 'not very nice names'...that in itself is particularly disturbing.
Going through Pasadena/Riverside en route to Los Angeles there are times you CANNOT SEE one mile ahead of you it's so brown...Do people ever wake up?

Sorry, but back to your photo, I won'g go on and on about it, but to give it a 7 for good journalisim.

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Clifton Jones Clifton Jones   {K:10688} 4/25/2004
Well captured...excellent shot.....
clifton..

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Verena Rentrop Verena Rentrop   {K:15233} 4/25/2004
Hi Hugo,

if your triptych will only change the behaviour
of one person, it is perhaps more than expected.

If we see such pics we would normally think it has nothing to do with us personally, but with your texts and the discussion around it, is it time to really start thinking in a wider way!!

Take care
Verena

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John Loreaux John Loreaux   {K:86210} 4/25/2004
This image is very disturbing and sad!In this day and age We should not have our world being poisened by pollution that We can avoid.a 7 for the photo a 0 for the mood! My best to You Hugo,JOHN

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Stefan Engström   {K:24473} 4/25/2004
I will still approach this as a photo. As such it is very good, a modern version of the misty forest with diminishing contrast as we move through the muck/mist. The colors make it unmistakeably clear that this is man-made and not that other, possibly romatic stuff...

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Timothy R   {K:3028} 4/25/2004
Now we all should understand why the child Asthma rate is on the rise!

Thanks. Please continue to show this!

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Stephen  Bowden   {K:64141} 4/24/2004
What a skyline Hugo ! Very good photo

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
Hi Jon, That would've been an excellent title! Thanks for the suggestion....!

Cheers,

Hugo

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jon parsons   {K:13639} 4/24/2004
Dear Hugo, should have named in this 'time is running out' my friend! and of course with this sort of thing scaring our beautiful planet, who knows how long we have left as a species?? wonderful work my dear friend!....jon

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Maria Luisa Vial   {K:36017} 4/24/2004
Hi Hugo,

So now you are also a writer... Great Message and Shot!!! I agree with you!!! I know what it is to live covered in a gray cloud... It is time that we begin to do something... The industrialism brought many advantanges to us and power to few... but we are killing ourselves... Maybe we are not going to see the destruction of our Mother Earth, but I do not think there is much left for the generations to come...

To not let this happen, it is my belief that everyone of us can begin to do something... Every one of us is like a grain of sand, but we have to see that each grain of sand united brings about great deserts and beaches... or each drop of water brings about great oceans and lakes...

So I think that every one of us can begin to do something about it....

Great pictures Hugo!!! and thanks for reminding us that we have to do something... If not we are going to perish....

Sincerely,

Your Friend,

Maria

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Kees and Carolyn    {K:15193} 4/24/2004
Horrible, horrible! Not your capture; your capture is excellent, but the scene and situation are dreadful!
Carolyn

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Tomo Radovanovic   {K:12788} 4/24/2004
excellent shot vs title

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tom rumland tom rumland   {K:14874} 4/24/2004
nasty! without your story i would instantly assume there is a large forest fire nearby. this makes me want to quit smoking. well, not really ;^) i find it interesting that a in country that is so backwards developmentwise you can see no less than 7 (possibly 8) construction cranes in just this bit of skyline.

take care,
tom

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Sérgio Vieira   {K:3384} 4/24/2004
Douglas,

this is just for you to know I just marked your comment as an abuse.

Absolutely nothing personal as I don't know neither Hugo nor you. I just get more sick from your comment than from Hugo's photograph.

I don?t want to make this a conversation so I'm not expecting an answer from you. I'm just expecting you to reconsider the next time you feel the need to comment in such a way.

Best regards,
Sérgio

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Nando Mondino   {K:14261} 4/24/2004
Excellent composition!

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Roger Williams Roger Williams   {K:86139} 4/24/2004
My reaction, Hugo, is YUK! I appreciate that you would use your photographic skill to convey an important message, clearly and persuasively. If this is not enough to give people pause, what would be? Every year babies and old people DIE of this poisonous pollution, and countless thousands suffer poor health... Enough!!

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Hayri CALISKAN   {K:16195} 4/24/2004
Beautiful cityscape with great angle of shot
Regards, Hayri.

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Roger Cotgreave   {K:15892} 4/24/2004
very good hugo..it has me coughing

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Richard Thornton   {K:26442} 4/24/2004
I gave this a 7 for message. Let's not talk about photography. As one who rides a bicycle wherever possible, I try not to contribute to pollution while maintaining my health and not using much of the infrastructure. It makes perfect sense to me, but not to most Americans, where small women drive huge SUVs three blocks to the grocery store. At present, we use much of the world's resources for our pleasure and comfort, but other nations are beginning to consume massively, too (China, India). What use is a good job and material wealth if the air kills you?

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
You really don't get the point, do you?

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sunrise    {K:6651} 4/24/2004
Good work

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Riny  Koopman   {K:19998} 4/24/2004
hugo,als ik de onderstaande foto zie dan krijg je het echt benauwd!
groet-riny

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
Dag Teunis, Ik heb zojuist een toegift geplaatst. Dank je voor de aanmoediging....;o)

Groeten,

Hugo

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
Dag Riny, Dit is inderdaad Tehran, een gigantische stad met 16 miljoen inwoners.... De oorzaak van de smog zie je onder andere in de bijgevoegde foto, maar ook de miljoenen auto's en een overheid die benzine subsidieert. Ter vergelijking, vier hoogovens in Iran (Esfahan) hebben slechts 1/3 output ten opzichte van twee vergelijkbare hoogovens bij Corus. Dat scheelt een factor 6 aan productiviteit, en ongetwijfeld een veelvoud daarvan aan verontreiniging.

This is Theran, a huge city with 16 million citizens. The smog is created by heavy industries on the outskirts of town (see attached photo), but also by the millions of cars, and a government that subsidises fuel. In comparison, according to an insider, Four blast furnaces in Iran (Esfahan) have 1/3 of the output of the two blast furnaces in IJmuiden, the Netherlands. With a 6 fold lower return in output, a considerable highter level pollution is generated around the clock.

Cheers,

Hugo

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
Hi John, Thanks for your comments. The film, nor postprocessing has anything to do with the tone of the photo. I captured it as it actually was, so no postprocessing, no tricks with film, and not even a special camera setting. Sad, but true....

Cheers,

Hugo

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Riny  Koopman   {K:19998} 4/24/2004
dag hugo, is dit nou teheran de hoofd stad van iran? mijn god wat een smok,wat zou hier toch de orzaak van kunnen wezen,terwijl ons kikkerlandje
met 14 miljoen inwoners geen last van hebben
ik denk eerder de ze de wetten niet ma leven dat er zo veel smog ontsaat!
hugo bedankt voor je op bouwende commentaar, ik waardeer je comments ten zeerste
ik kom weer teug met mijn eigen camera canons45
een goed weekend nog!
groet riny

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Amna Al Shamsi   {K:21795} 4/24/2004
Very effective shot Hugo, most of the photos are talking about the beauty of the nature ,however, here you brought up another view. Every day when I drive to my work I see a cloud of pollution over the city even though we have small number of population and I ask WHY no one is noticing?

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John Hatziemmanouil   {K:40580} 4/24/2004
Hallo Hugo.
This is a very interesting photo! Even Iran has polution!!! Well is this result of color negative film? What you mean about this progress? (I don't know about this film so about this result) Anyway nice shot and my only think has to do with the noise at the sky. This is perchaps because of the digital pregress - scanning of the photo.

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Hugo de Wolf Hugo de Wolf   {K:185110} 4/24/2004
Hi Saeed, thanks for your comment. Excellent point, I fully agree....;o)

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Saeed Al Shamsi Saeed Al Shamsi   {K:47735} 4/24/2004
Another day another look, but same atmosphere,
Good education manner, I love the image which got something to say, with respect of the others opinion, each photo has a reason ,This is our planet and the generation coming so keep it in the best of what we must do, great and perfect photo message, Saeed

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WALT MESK   {K:10691} 4/24/2004
very drammatic.....very sad.walt.

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Teunis Haveman Teunis Haveman   {K:53426} 4/24/2004
Hugo. ga er mee door om dit bekend te maken
Bedankt voor je woorden aan mijn adres.
Groet Teunis

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Ursula Luschnig Ursula Luschnig   {K:21723} 4/24/2004
Depressing image,but anyway,in spite of the awful vision,it is great!Ursula

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Irenka Daniluk Irenka Daniluk   {K:8011} 4/24/2004
Thank you for your comment on the picture - it is important to remember and remind constantly of these vital issues, that we ignore in everyday life.. The picture is amazing, the grayish shadow over city looks sad..

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arwa abdullah   {K:34415} 4/24/2004
A fantastic image of our sad reality :(
10++

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Roberto Arcari Farinetti Roberto Arcari Farinetti   {K:209486} 4/24/2004
hi Hugo
another terrific photo!
roby

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NN  NN     {K:26787} 4/24/2004
A sad image. An important reminder of the status we are in ...!

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