The Silk road..only the name was enough for me to go here. I must admit i didn`t know much about Kyrgyzstan before i decided to go here but it was impressive. Parts of the Silk road was here, Genghis Khan have been here, Unesco world heritage sites and breathtaking mountain scenery but i concentrated my visit around the lake Issyk-Köl since it was to cold to camp in the mountains.
I met this Kyrgyz boy when i visited small villages around the lake.
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leo61 (0) 2012-09-23 10:24
Good portrait of this boy in this beautiful landscape.
yquem46 (35470) 2012-09-23 10:29
Quite emotional for me to see on TE when I open it, a shot from Kyrgyzstan where I was 1 month and a half ago. Not many tourists there indeed !
This kid on his horse, just in front of the central Asia hills is so representative
Sweet memories for me
have a nice sunday evening
mesutilgim (73080) 2012-09-23 11:07
Very nice capture of this Krgyz boy on horse.
Good pov and good layout.
TFS and best regards
dta (56826) 2012-09-23 11:14
the boy seems to be a little sad . But i like his portrait , with his beautiful horse , in a typical steppic landscape .
quovadis (877) 2012-09-23 12:10
Your photo reminds me on my own voyage to the "silk road" region just two weeks ago. In contrast with you, I visited the Chinese portion of the ancient route. Hence, landscape and cultural wise pretty much alike.
Nice capture of the young boy, horses are still the most important and loved creatures to the people living in the abundance of grassland in countries like Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, or Mongolia. TFS!
fritzi007 (63) 2012-09-23 12:49
congratulate you on this exciting journey, your photo is perfect!
Fis2 (77084) 2012-09-23 13:26
Curious place, interesting landscape.
Good vertical frame and colors.
Have a nice week.
Feel free to Torun worth!
worldcitizen (5635) 2012-09-23 15:22
It must have been amazing to travel the Silk Road. This photo has such wonderful scenery in the background, and the child on the horse is a perfect subject. I like the way you cropped this, making a vertical presentation.
ciakgiak (30383) 2012-09-23 15:25
Amazing portrait of the horse and the boy, this must be an interesting journey!
The image is really pleasant, well done!
mjdundee (4657) 2012-09-24 9:18
This really looks like a wild and original country.
Not sure if it is the right time of the year to go up there in the mountains. The winter will be very cold in the valleys and plains as well.
Have a safe trip,
holmertz (31408) 2012-09-26 10:49
En riktigt snygg bild från centralasien. Motsvarar precis alla föreställningar om det storslagna landskapet. Fantastiskt fina färger och ljus.
Hälsningar från svarta havet.
danos (78196) 2012-09-27 1:27
Good morning Boa,
as i see you have traveled all around the world and in almost unknown countries,photographically,as Kyrgyzstan.
I like the pose of the young boy as riding on his horse as the excellent light and colour management of the image.
Have a good day,Danos
Hansaphotos (6113) 2012-09-27 13:06
A very nice portrait of this local boy on his horse. They are posing well for you, with a kind of a sad, or perhaps skeptical expression of the boy. Impressive mountains in the background. Very nice work:) TFS. Have a nice evening.
Best regards, Erling
jhm (128107) 2012-09-30 4:44
This truly a wonderful picture with the young horseman.
Your trip have to are wonderful middle of the nature with the people out of the environment
I like of the splendid colors and light
Perspective and depth are excellent done.
Very well presentation, nice interior image. TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
Gigidusud (10316) 2012-09-30 13:24
Beautiful portrait of this boy and his horse.A nice typical photo of Asia.I like!
Thanks for sharing,
eldancer1 (20868) 2012-10-02 9:03
Awesome capture of this boy on a world famous roadway. I have studied Asian history including the silk road. Good lighting and dof with nice details. Well done, tfs.
Sonata11 (31255) 2012-10-11 12:36
wonderful composition and framing of this kid and the horse. I like the crop, fame, colors, sharpness, great POV. Very well done. I like it. Thanks for sharing.
All the best,
COSTANTINO (44203) 2012-10-17 10:37
good pov of the horse and the boy
you notes are very useful and
of the face is a question...
raszid62 (18583) 2012-10-20 6:13
Kirgiziska underbara porträtt av en liten häst. Denna nation ryttare. Detta är hur jag föreställa mig det här landet. Vacker komposition i underbara färger och utmärkt kvalitet.
fabianoleite (9162) 2013-05-17 8:32
Great view of the boy with typical clothes and the horse on the foreground, and the blurred landscape on the background, looking really terrific, what a nice composition. Good work!
- Copyright: Boa Kristiansson (boa) (4689)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-09-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D7000, Nikon AF-S 24-70 / 2,8 G ED
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/800 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-09-23 10:22