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In the memory of Divya

In the memory of Divya
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Copyright: Hamed HD (hamed31568) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 600 W: 1 N: 264] (2442)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-12
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Sony Cybershot DSC-F717
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): trekks' favorites 1 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-05-07 3:37
Viewed: 36913
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 51
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A few months ago, one of our relatives invited us over for dinner. I took my camera with me (I usually do, despite the inconvenient weight and size of the F717 Cybershot!). When I stepped into their house, the first thing that grabbed my attention was a fairly large picture on the wall in a beautiful classic frame. At first, I thought it was a painting but when I got closer and touched it, yep, I was wrong. It was a very fine Tabriz silk rug, a masterpiece by an unknown Iranian carpet master who doesn’t even get much paid in return for creating such beauty. Anyway, I couldn’t resist taking a few close shots and you are looking at one of them.

When I posed it on TrekLens, it was very interesting for me to see some viewers were misled to believe its just a poster :D and of course it only proved to me how fine this piece of art is. (if you take a closer look, you can see pixels showing the knots used in weaving the rug).

Anyway, I fell in love with it and asked the owner where he bought it and if he could find me another one with identical pattern.

Months later, he called me and gave me the good news that he found and ordered one for me and that it was on a plane from Tabriz (a city in North West of Iran) to Tehran.

He brought it to me later that night and now I am the proud owner of this beauty which gives me great pleasure whenever I pass by and look into her eyes…

A few days ago, I received a comment from a good viewer giving some info about the identity of the girl in this photo with some web links. I followed the link and started searching about her identity (by that time, I never thought that she might be a true real life person, I don’t know why I always presumed the rug was created from an imaginary painting or something like that). So when I searched the web, I came up with the sad truth that this beautiful girl was an Indian actress, murdered in 1993 (fell off the sixth floor of a building) at the age of 19 leaving three unfinished movies. I also saw other beautiful photos of her on the net (her biography and a couple of her photos at below addresses) ….



I still feel the same pleasure whenever I look at this fabulous piece of art, and I value its presence in our house (not only the fairly high price that I paid for it and the classic frame that’s holding it, but more for its artistic value). The only thing that has been added to the equation now is a deep feeling of sorrow, reminding me every time I look in that direction, that this innocent face used to be a lot more than just a pretty picture on the wall, and she is no longer enjoying the beauty of our world like we do. …

Thanks for visiting my gallery and have a wonderful day.

TasmaniaC, erdna, rgagnon, Mitra, cherokeechief, Joanna, rbsplaces, WALTERito, cokke, cobratan, fotobram, aros, mugush, orkhan, sjofre, mukesh has marked this note useful
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To vchaditya: divyahamed31568 1 02-08 23:04
To Penpen: thanks alfredohamed31568 1 01-29 20:24
To jackal: thank youhamed31568 1 01-27 06:29
To mugush: hihamed31568 1 08-08 05:48
To BenF: hi benhamed31568 1 08-04 03:36
To ramanvij: Thanks RAmanhamed31568 1 07-11 07:02
To cobratan: Thanks Melhamed31568 1 07-10 16:53
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To cokke: Many thankshamed31568 1 07-04 03:28
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To Joanna: Thanks Joannahamed31568 1 06-17 00:24
To cherokeechief: Hihamed31568 1 05-21 23:51
To kona: Thankshamed31568 1 05-18 00:26
To Mitra: thankshamed31568 1 05-16 00:19
To kitflorendo: about the rughamed31568 2 05-13 00:54
To kapil: Dear Kapilhamed31568 1 05-13 00:48
To kami1: Poster!?hamed31568 2 05-08 00:41
To TasmaniaC: Thanks matehamed31568 1 05-07 07:38
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Hard to believe this is a carpet ! Thanks for sharing this interesting work with us.


Wnoderful portrait Hamed!
Nice texture and colours. I'm not sure about the border. Best regards

this can still be brought to look like a picture..see my w/s

Hi Hamed, this is a piece of art, you get some credit for exposing it to the world too :)


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  • erdna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 574 W: 62 N: 749] (5437)
  • [2006-05-07 22:10]

Beautiful! Thank you Hamed for sharing this with us. your phot is very well seen.


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  • kami1 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 33 W: 0 N: 1] (78)
  • [2006-05-08 0:27]
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The first look and I said its an Indian actress's poster.

very interesting.. hte photo is okay but your note is very instructive

This looks line an Indian actress who had done suicide long back. Her name was Divya Bharati. I could find one thumbnail on internet for her picture


I am duly impressed.
I usually soak up the visual before reading the note and I WAS about to talk about how this reminds me of movie actors' publicity shots from the early 1940s, with that kind of quality of reproduction and coloyr rendition.
I was then going to mention that this is some good-looking girl!
I was then going to ask about what PP effect you had used to create the 'feel' to the image.
However, now that I peeked into your note, I am totally impressed. I am. of course, aware of the carpet-weaving skills of the Middle East/Gulf region and the old name (Persia) still has connotations of quality when it comes to carpet making.
You are also an honest man! This could so easily have been claimed to be your own creation and the world would have believed you without question.

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  • Mitra Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1153 W: 70 N: 1116] (16)
  • [2006-05-15 7:52]
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This is a piece of art.It's like a painting but I know it's a precious carpet. Well done.

A Beautiful carpet, should not be walked over.!
Great story, thanks for that. Good picture you created.

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  • kona Gold Star Critiquer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 1] (1274)
  • [2006-05-17 18:47]
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A good expression. The color that was settled down. It is a favorite photograph.kona

Bravo! Great pic. Great art. Great story.
H, you rock!

I would never think this was a rug ..It's amazing .. what a perfection!

Thanks for sharing!


Hello Hamed

A very nice carpet I must say. And a interesting note:)

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2006-06-28 5:44]


Stunning portrait, welldone.


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  • cokke Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 302 W: 90 N: 912] (4354)
  • [2006-07-04 0:27]
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Great photo, my but deep congratulations, I clear the hat to me by you, you receive a hug from Mexico.

A very beautiful portrait Hamed.. Bravo!

Hi Hamed,
This is a great work of art.Beautiful model and colors.I can't believe it is from a carpet untill I read your note.Tfs.

yes shes divya bharti an indian actress. its quite sad that she died . this carpet looks beautiful. thanks for sharing

Nice portrait,Beautiful model.
Well done,

Hamed very nice,infact im impressed..without reading your note no on can understand the efforts behind this simple looking photo.. i was also fan of Davia bharti..so naturally i liked it..
very nice note..
thanks for sharing

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  • orkhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 632 W: 152 N: 366] (3549)
  • [2006-11-25 10:03]

I really appreciated you note. very very very useful !

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  • zenir (40)
  • [2006-12-04 16:43]

Yours portrait is very interesting and other portraits. I am amater and I made similary photo, before few weeks send photos wich toking my cantry. Sory my english is not good.

Hi Hamed,
Really thank you for sharing this masterpiece of your collection!
extremely valueable which comes with the full information and notes

Hi Hamed,
a beautiful potrait of a beautiful women - your story is amazing, I am looking forward to looking at the rest of your gallery.
...thanks for your comments on the Jag

Hello Hamed,
First of all I would like to thank you for your comment about "Old but not forgotten". I thought I was reading an explanation of how you shot this picture and did some PP. Along the way of the story I realized it's about the story of the actress. A very interesting story and I felt sorry for what happened to her. You did the right thing and I salute you.

Best regards,

A truly wonderful piece of photography. Congratulations to a great photographer.

She was the queen of Tollywood, upon her time, The husband who could get on with his wife's success, betrayed with a romantic talk and pushed her out of a open window.

RIP and coming to the pic... This is extra-ordinary work from the artist created it.. and nice capture.

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