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Taxi Driver - Shiraz - Iran by Bryan Freeman

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Canon 7D
Canon Lens 15-55mm

I had to try a number of times to get this one as we were driving around in crazy traffic, swerving to the left, veering to the right, stopping suddenly when a motorcycle/car pulled out in front of us from side streets, accelerating madly and just general crazy Persian drivers all around.

Lane markings on the road are just there for decoration and if you’re in the lane the car next to you wants to be in then so be it, they’ll take that and then some! Every journey by car was an experience and I would breathe a sigh of relief when we arrived safely at our destination.

4 May Featured in The Male Photographer

13 June Featured in The Road Photography Group

The following is from Wikipedia – Shiraz
Shiraz, Persian: شیراز [ʃiːˈrɔːz]) is the sixth most populous city in Iran and is the capital of Fars Province. Shiraz is located in the southwest of Iran on the Rudkhaneye Khoshk seasonal river. Shiraz has a moderate climate and has been a regional trade center for more than one thousand years.

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I live in Sydney, Australia and love to travel. I enjoy creating landscapes scenes using my Canon DSLR cameras and lenses.

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  • GraceNotes
    GraceNotesover 4 years ago

    This is a super photo and great concept….taxi drivers always seem to have something dangling from the mirror…usually those smelly air fresheners. This is a funny photo. Good depth of field here too!

  • Thanks for your wonderful comment Grace, it’s greatly appreciated.
    In Sydney we hardly ever see things dangling from the mirror in a taxi which I think this is why I had to take this photo. I later noticed other dangly things in taxis but this was by far, the best.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Ainsley Kellar Creations
    Ainsley Kellar...over 4 years ago

    Wow! Terrific, clever, delightful, beautiful capture!!!

  • Awesome comments Ainsley, thanks muchly.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Eyal Nahmias
    Eyal Nahmiasover 4 years ago

    I can identify completely with your description. The ongoing jock when I was in Iran (3 years) was that to be a driver there you need nerves and breaks of steel, nothing else… Brought back some great memories… Thanks for sharing with the Art of the Middle East group.

  • Thanks Eyal, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • gobucki
    gobuckiover 4 years ago

  • Great stuff matthew, thanks for the feature.

    – Bryan Freeman

    BLYTHARTover 4 years ago

    Not many people would have thought of photographing this, but it makes a great image.

  • Thanks mate. I think sometimes the most everydday objects make the best images, sometimes……. ;-)

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Melinda Kerr
    Melinda Kerrover 4 years ago

    Cool shot. I like the whole ‘double face’ thing you have happening :)

  • Thanks Melinda, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Ruth Lambert
    Ruth Lambertover 4 years ago

  • Awesome, thanks Ruth.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • laalaalaa7
    laalaalaa7over 4 years ago

    This is fantastic!

  • Thanks very much Lisa for your kind words, appreciated.

    – Bryan Freeman

  • Melissa Dickson
    Melissa Dicksonalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations! this powerful image has been

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  • Awesome news! Thanks very much Melissa

    – Bryan Freeman

  • almajhoola
    almajhoolaover 2 years ago


  • Thanks

    – Bryan Freeman

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