Continuing on from yesterday's upload of Yurts, here are some Mongolian nomad tents known as 'gers'. Taken on the shores of Lake Khovsgol, although 'gers' can be seen all over Mongolia, unlike the Yurts. Perhaps a pointless excercise in semantics, but there you go! The Turkic / Russian terminology for nomad tents is 'yurts;.
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Budapestman (82620) 2008-03-17 3:00
Beautiful shot whith spectacular composition, colours and lights are very nice. I like the peaceful environment, great impression. Very well done! Have a nice week
snunney (79695) 2008-03-17 3:08
Very nice composition with good colours and clarity. I like the diagonal placement of the tents whilst the composition as a whole follows the classic 'thirds' rule. All makes for a very harmonious scene. Good work.
smartcat (835) 2008-03-17 3:26
Interesting composition with beautiful colors!
Tents look like something flew from other planet :)
dareco (17134) 2008-03-17 3:45
I LOVE the colors in this picture!! Such a beautiful green. Very interesting, these 'gers'. A very lovely picture. TFS
macondo (18551) 2008-03-17 3:45
As with so many of your shots from this region, there's a great sense of space in the photo. I like the generous amount of grass in the foreground, and the pleasing angle of the view of these interesting tents. From the thumbnail they looked like small oil refineries! Very nice light and colour in this scan.
azaf1 (15929) 2008-03-17 3:53
Interesting information in the note and unique capture of the far off places
mehmetemin (7231) 2008-03-17 4:16
A good composition, good contrast, good clours and lights ara very nice.Very well done! Have a nice week.
syd1946 (18663) 2008-03-17 5:08
Splendid composition with this so nice bright light all over the scene.These tents in graphical row are fine subject to shot.I like very much the perespective to the lake!
velocista (897) 2008-03-17 5:11
beautiful landscape! looks very calm and a perfect place to spend a few days!! no wonder these tents are here!!! congratulations and tfs
Kenny10pin (19301) 2008-03-17 6:32
nice shot, very good work indeed, I like the angled shot here, well done
Cormac (26545) 2008-03-17 7:43
Classic Mongolia - those gers (or yurts, I'm so confused!) are distinctive and beautiful. I like the way you used the repetition of the form to give even more emphasis to the shapes. Well done!
TopGeo (38168) 2008-03-17 13:07
Hi Chris! excellent captured with outside composition of Mongolia! I like this beautiful place and I can say I want I could live for little in such environment. I believe it has interest? I thank for the presentation.
xavshot (69835) 2008-03-17 13:24
jolie succession de ces yourtes et belles couleurs contrastées. Une photo bien composée.
Tue (26242) 2008-03-17 15:05
You placed those gers in a very nice composition surrounded by very attractive colours, which are brought out nicely by the fine sunlight. Thanks for sharing!
bracasha75 (24517) 2008-03-18 1:35
One intresthing camp place and good weater and good colors
AiresSantos (56155) 2008-03-18 1:38
Beautiful place very well composed and captured. Amazing colours and light well managed
Have a nice day
jemaflor (80774) 2008-03-18 10:42
Interesting view about this country with these traditional yurts, lovely light and colours, well taken.
noborders (1010) 2008-03-19 4:02
Hi Chris, ... those Mongolian "gers" are well aligned and form a beautiful ensemble... They are a bit different from the "yurts" seen in central Asia, which are covered with felt and hence are not that white, but otherwise they look still very similar (presence of chimney and size).
Very interesting and beautiful view.
capthaddock (28790) 2008-04-02 16:46
Again a wonderful trio of green white and blue, they look like very ecological accomodations.
In modern turkish yurt means "country", or sometimes a student campus but can be used to describe these tents.
Ger is probably related to modern turkish yer, which is a generic vague word meaning "place". I believe modern mongolian, other than these words, has no other similarities to turkish, unlike the turkic former soviet republics.