The hostel I stayed at organised a 2 day trip into the national park, staying with a family and riding their horses around the countryside.
This child was our guide at the front of the group, whilst his father followed at the rear. I shot this whilst waiting for his father to bring up the stragglers.
I cannot recommend Mongolia highly enough, it is a simply stunning place and the people are all smiles. That said, I recommend you pay a little extra and do a 5 day trip into the desert. Sadly the old adage "you get what you pay for" is true.
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FoxTravels (68) 2007-11-21 16:04
Pryderi, this is a really great shot of the boy, and is an excellent example of the vastness of the country-side that is Mongolia. Well spotted, with I like the proportions of the shot too.
avene (12675) 2007-11-21 20:02
hi Pryderi, and my compliments on a very nice shot :) I must admit that this is how I've always imagined the major part of the country would look - miles and miles of steppe that's just made for horses, and I find that the composition you've chosen nicely conveys this feeling of the great wide open space. lovely colours too, although the clouds are a bit overexposed.
thanks for sharing,
ViktorVaughn (1521) 2007-11-21 21:07
As avene said, the sky is a bit overexposed, but otherwise this is an excellent photo. This seems to be a pretty common photo in Mongolia with expansive fields, with nobody in them.
It looks beautiful, and I do hope to visit there one day.
wolf38 (31284) 2007-11-22 1:43
Hello Pryderi. A fascinating photo from us strange a world. Photographically outstanding realizes. Beautifully and worth seeing. Best regards, Wolfgang.
Niebaotan (300) 2007-11-22 2:01
Except for the overexposed sky this picture truly is excellent. I love the colors and details and the composition is great!
Thanks for sharing!
markvax (102) 2010-03-28 2:28
pity You did not put gradual grey filter in front of the lens. Otherwise nise picture with plenty of space that a viewer can simply feel.
- Copyright: Pryderi Diebschlag (Pryd) (78)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-07-25
- Categories: Daily Life, Nature, Transportation
- Camera: Canon EOS 350D, Canon EF-S 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6 II, Tiffen 58mm HAZE-1
- Exposure: f/4.5, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-11-21 15:40