Mongols (Монгол) are an ethnic group that originated in what is now Mongolia, Russia, and China or more specifically on the Central Asian plateau north of the Gobi desert and south of Siberia.
They currently number about 9 million and speak the Mongol language. There are approximately 2.7 million Mongols in Mongolia, five million Mongols living in Inner Mongolia, China and one million Mongols live in Russia. The major body of the Mongols are the Khalkas. Major Ethnic subgroups of Mongolic peoples are: the Khalkhas; the Buryats, and the Dorbots of Siberia; the Kalmyks (Oirats) of the Caucasus; and the Mongours (Tu), the Daurs, and the various other Mongolic peoples of Inner Mongolia of China. The Hazaras in Afghanistan and various Turkic peoples are ethnic groups originating from the Mongols.
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ChrisJ (92167) 2007-03-01 5:40
How's that leg? The vertical format was a logical choice here, & sharpness & dof are perfect. I like the slight motion blur & disturbed dust, around the horses hooves. Tfs!
saylan-cb (12738) 2007-03-01 5:42
İnteresting picture!Wonderful colors and good POV.
jasmis (57640) 2007-03-01 5:43
Another gem in this splendid serie. Dynamic and impressive. Excellent quality level despite of difficult conditions. Superb vertical composition. Really well done. Regards.
Ramy (773) 2007-03-01 5:46
Hello Benjamin, This is a powerful picture of this Mongolian. Seems he/she's bigger than his/her horse, Well taken shot!
syedmehdi (184) 2007-03-01 5:48
Hello Benjamin, Good photo and excellent framing well done.
kiks (11743) 2007-03-01 5:59
Very very good this pic. I realy like that you choose voor the contrast sharp/unsharp.
Your photo brings me to another time.
SteveH (6191) 2007-03-01 6:01
Hi Benjamin, Great colour, DOF, subject, everything! well done. BTW, is that their usual dress, or his dressed up for the event?. cheers, Steve
snunney (75134) 2007-03-01 6:14
I think I prefer this shot from this series so far. The rider and horse are well captured and stand out well from the horsemen in the background. Very good tones and clarity. A nice action shot.
photographer123 (6246) 2007-03-01 6:23
Wonderful composition with color...but you should keep more space on lower portion..anyway its very good shot...SUBIR.
jeanguy (686) 2007-03-01 7:40
I love this shot: first, the character and his small horse, second your framing. Good work!
cunejo200 (7281) 2007-03-01 7:57
This is delightful and beautiful. I like the framing of the fully accessorised 'warrior' in this scene. Looks like a scene from an action movie. Great colors and sharpness. Greetings! Danilo
dumanica (5071) 2007-03-01 10:25
wooh this is very nice capture. I like it. Composition and deepness . WEll DONE Duman:)
AmiBe (6042) 2007-03-01 13:29
good framing with a great depth.
Good earth tones, good light on the face.
gary91 (15347) 2007-03-01 15:50
Superb portrait of this proud horse rider. The atitude of the man and the horse are perfect. Fantastic colors and very good usage of a short depth of field. The vertical format adopted emphasize the height of the man.
Great picture !
Best regards, Christian
stego (22556) 2007-03-01 18:39
This series of yours on Mongol horsemen is impressive. Haven't you tried to sell it to any travel magazine or even Nat. Geo.? I am not joking, the quality at level of the best we can see in good magazines!
Everything is perfect on this one, but perhaps the most striking things are the dof, sharpness and the dust on the feet of the horse; and the colours, the light, the...
PeterDF (418) 2007-03-01 20:03
Wonderful photo here...just a great face on this rider...really very nice. Really captures the essence of the land.
parbo (11092) 2007-03-01 20:52
He must be one of commander or member of different classes? His clothes and tools are special then others. I like amazing colors again and your focus to him with blurry background. Congratulations.
brevbrev14 (140) 2007-03-02 4:23
Hi Ben, another great image from Mongolia!
perfect composition with the subject so clear, and great to see the feet in movement!this gives to the image a great dynamisme!
rbcy1974 (20758) 2007-03-02 8:06
I love your photos of this event
You capture the action really well and the photo is full of details
DO you know if this festival happens every year?
shal (944) 2007-03-02 11:35
I love this shot,
Excellent stroy telling here,
very good composition framing and POV,
I would love to visit Mongolia,
there was a NatGeo contest -Windows into Asia, lets hope something good comes of it and I go there :D
Thanks for sharing,
BRILLIANT WORK :)
Graal (93630) 2007-03-03 4:56
good shot, fine vertical composition, fine captured dynamic moment, nice colours, sharpness and DOF. I like it.
Gerrit (43765) 2007-03-03 11:27
fantastic series. Here is the composition fabulous. The colours and atmosphere are splendid.
cimcim (3712) 2007-03-05 6:20
It looks like taking at old centuries.
Very authentic and nice frame!
The position of the warior is perfect!
This serie is wonderful!
vinicio (23415) 2007-03-05 10:19
Beautiful "epic" image, well composed and well made, again good choice the blurred background full of other knights, well done Benjamin, compliments.
asajernigan (19669) 2007-03-05 12:02
This is a great action shot. Nice exposure levels freezing the main subject and givig us soft focus in the bg. The color and lighting are great with excellent sharpness. Your composition and POV are outstanding.
batalay (33903) 2007-03-05 21:45
I have been in Florida for a few days unable to view recent TE photos. I am so happy that you've decided to post some more shots from the resurected Mongolian cavalry. Excellent color, composition and sharpness.
rzesynepkarzarn (0) 2007-03-07 5:47
Very impressive photo from your "Mongolian Series". Prefect sharpness of the figure and cool impession on the face. The blured background is nicely out of focus. TFS.
prumod (8300) 2007-03-07 12:39
nice clarity and contrast from the background... the stick in hand gives a 3d effect... perfect beautiful shot...
rafid76 (0) 2007-03-08 5:24
all the kings men.... image truly speaks for itself.
bakes888 (18499) 2007-03-09 13:22
Hi Benjamin. Great action photo. Sharpness. Composition, exposure, POV, all great. Thanks for sharing.
MIG13 (0) 2007-03-16 18:50
Original and nice pic, Benjamin, with interesting details and theme! Great colours and sharpness! Good information too! Well done! TFS! Best regards! Miguel.
sadeik (3268) 2007-03-19 20:03
Superb action shot and excellant use of the dof.
Your shots of these people are brilliant.
tonyking (1612) 2007-03-20 8:03
This series from Mongolia is really impressive. This is one more image where you've captured wonderful colours with fantastic definition and sharpness and extraordinary energy and dynamism. Your timing and your composition are both perfect. Images such as this are the sort of thing I'd expect to see in National Geographic! Have you considered a change of career? AND DON'T THINK THAT I'M KIDDING! :)
Superb work, my friend. It's a real credit to you.
nbj (2091) 2007-06-16 18:31
everytime i check out your gallery i stop to look at your pictures from this event, and i find them stunning every time. colors, dof, the dust, the beautiful outfits...it really looks fantastic.
kasalazar (44) 2007-11-25 11:55
Goodness! This is magnificent!!! Words wont be enough to describe this great photo! Can't help but think about Genghis Khan and Kublai Khan!
coco (30437) 2009-08-04 13:37
Simple but impressive scene with a good DOF and also nice composition.
yquem46 (37558) 2010-03-07 9:40
Your shots from Mongolia are really outstanding !
I pick up this one as an example but i could take them all
have a nice evening
Soops (17) 2011-02-05 23:26
Hi there Benjamin,
Your mongolian adventures are a treat to the eyes!Brings out the real warrior spirit in the pics.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4620) 2011-02-18 8:09
This capture is very authentic. Perfect timing and moment, great POV and very nice DOF. Wonderful light management and nice earthy tones. Well captured!
Thanks for sharing.
Have a wonderful day!
ingvar (2086) 2011-03-02 7:29
I've been to Ulan Bator in the late 70's for the weightlifter's competition. It is a fascinating land, remember that all of us in the past we were nomads.
And then, do not forget that this nation once ruled almost all of Asia and Europe ...
Have a nice evening, Benjamin!
Very well seen!
- Copyright: Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) (6505)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-08-05
- Categories: Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2007-03-01 5:30
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