TWAN photo contest is an international reliable astrophotography contest. TWAN depicts a different aspect of astrophotography, in which a landscape picture from earth ends towards the night sky. The photos do not show the deep-sky objects, but rather a combination of Earth and the sky.
In the 2014 contest , ”Salt planet”, which was captured in the same year, was awarded by honourable mention. This photo which is the result of combining 150 photos with forty-five-second exposure (a total of 112 minute exposure) was captured in the center of Maranjab salt lake during an extremely gleeful indelible night. The light pollution on the horizon is of Varamin and Tehran which is visible from a distance of 100 kilometres.