Category Archives: Uzbekistan

In Samarkand

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Samarkand, Uzbekistan 2012 He sat in his tiny shop in one of the cells of the ancient madrassa. Exotic instruments lined the walls. He picked one and began to play a classical Uzbek melody. My friend, Torie, and I photographed … Continue reading

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Weavers of Bokhara

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 I like the tilt of the middle woman’s head. Her lovely profile makes this photo for me. It needed a lot of Photoshop, but I like to play in Photoshop. It’s what I do! Blue toned fluorescent lights lit the … Continue reading

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Door Light and Geometry

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Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan 2012 An artisan decorates pottery the way pottery has been decorated for generations. His light source is from an open door that opens to a small, unkempt garden. I love unkempt gardens. They seem magical to me as does this … Continue reading

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Party at Ayazkala

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Ayazkala, Uzbekistan 2012 We all danced that night. I remember getting out of breath trying to copy the Uzbek way of dancing. It involved a lot of hopping steps, sort of like running in place. I grabbed my camera as … Continue reading

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Silk Road

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 A man, dressed in chapan and shapka, waits in one of Bokhara’s trading domes. Visit http://www.uzbekjourneys.comto plan your trip to Bokhara

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The Carpet Weaver

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 Her palette of colors above, her diagram in her lap, a young Uzbek woman weaves a complicated silk rug.   Contact Penelope at www.uzbekjourneys.com for your trip to fascinating Bokhara

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Uzbek Design

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Bokhara, Uzbekistan 2012 Bolo Hauz Mosque, built in the 17th century,  was the place of prayer for the Emir of Uzbekistan. An example of Central Asian Islamic design. This is the coffered wooden ceiling of the Bolo Hauz Mosque portico or aywan.

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Environmental Portrait: Dumpling Baker

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Fergana Valley, Uzbekistan 2012 I talked about “filters” in yesterday’s blog and showed how adding a filter to an  uninteresting photo could give it a patina of mystery. Today’s photo has an interesting subject: a man retrieving baked dumplings from … Continue reading

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Superstition

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Tashkent, Uzbekistan 2012 The gypsies have figured out a way to sell smoke. I suppose they are masters of psychology and by convincing superstitious people that their smoke is beneficial, they can trade a few seconds worth of smoke for food … Continue reading

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Jewels of the Orient

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 Uzbekistan 2012 Turquoise tiles set in geometric designs cover the more than 500 year old mausoleums in the necropolis of Shah-i-Zinda. I cropped my image, saturated the colors, and used Topaz Impression to get this painted look. I wanted to … Continue reading

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