A Mongolian man and his horse walk past an Ovoo in Terelj National Park, Mongolia.
Ovoos are sacred mounds of stone topped with blue khadags (prayer scarves). The ritual is to walk around an Ovoo three times in a clockwise direction, toss an offering such as a stone on to the mound and make a wish.
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Silvio1953 (131638) 2008-04-24 5:49
Hi Marlene, wonderful composition with splendid colors and excellent sharpness, very well done, ciao Silvio
dvlazar (6644) 2008-04-29 2:09
Interesting location - what a dramatic desert landscape to get to see. This shot is well composed of the man and his horse. Nice strong colours, too.
bisok (948) 2008-05-11 3:07
Very interestting and funny picture. Great POV. Excellent lighting and colours. I like it. Well done. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Poland.
BWJ (3088) 2008-06-12 17:29
Such an interesting explanation about the Ovoo. The picture is alive with clear natural color; details are nice and sharp. Excellent job!
ahmet54 (3113) 2008-06-28 12:23
great compositiion, although the pic is a little bit noisy. I like to visit Mongolia as soon as it will be possible to get a three weeks holiday in one piece. TFS,
jmdias (59190) 2008-09-04 8:14
very nice and beautiful scene. I liked the compo, good subject, colors and light. Piv and framing are perfect here too. very interesting the note
foozi (7101) 2008-11-01 2:11
you hav travelled extensively and so many great scenes and people way of life were registered into your views and experience. I really love looking t the way people live and their cultures.
This one is unique and special to me, thanks for sharing this informative and well composed shot.
fanni (14381) 2009-03-10 2:55
the first impression after the first look: the horse does not want to walk after the man! :) It seems that it wants to go somewhere else... or stay there! or walk around the Ovoo.
Interesting photo. Funny scene :) But the desert looks a little scary. What if one gets lost in it?
It's interesting to learn about Ovoos! I hear about it for the first time... the longer we live the more we learn! :)
Bournazel (0) 2010-11-18 13:03
fantastic desolated place. Very good POV The centring is completed a very well-balanced photo