Khovsgol Lake is a 2760sq-km apline Lake. Dozens of 2000+ mountains, thick pine forests and lush meadows with grazing yaks and horses surround the lake. It has been designated as a national park.
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michalpok (257) 2006-08-27 10:01
nice view ,maybe horizon is little crooked but is very nice photo.
AikRovers (16) 2006-08-27 10:08
Perfect scene and copmposition. I haven't visited Mongolia yet but this picture fits exactly with my current perception of this country.
dcawker (5717) 2006-08-27 10:10
Great POV and works well in black & white too. Regards, doug
Wanda1 (14942) 2006-08-27 11:42
A nice view of this desolate landscape, I like the people on horse in silohuette with the reflections in the water. I also like the composition with the diffferent layers of the landscape giving the different tones of black and white.
jmdias (52524) 2006-08-27 11:56
beautiful work using shadows and B&W. If these people were a little more up in the landcape would be perfect but you is a lucky guy yet after to get this shot
arindam_thokder (3985) 2006-08-27 12:22
This one is great; this is like from the pages of NatGeo. This picture has the essence of travel. Great B/W too.
balatrek (7447) 2006-08-27 12:29
Nos muestras una imagen sencilla, pero a la vez llena de fuerza, me gusta el contraste de las personas montando a caballo con respecto al resto de la escena, gran trabajo!
partha (14020) 2006-08-27 12:50
Totally astonishing shot. Great composition, excellent background.
Full marks to u.
worldcitizen (6477) 2006-08-27 13:54
The atmosphere of this photo is great! I like the composotion, placing the horses and riders in the lower third, and allowing the rest of the photo to convey the vast space and landscape of Mongolia. The reflections in the water are beautiful and the B/W is a perfect choice.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-08-27 14:26
There aren't many images coming out of this wonderful country and thanks for showing us this superb image. Perfect choice for B&W. Love the rows of horsemen and their nice blurry reflections in the water.
With Greetings from India
adam_k (600) 2006-08-27 14:28
Good picture... It's a quite Mongolia-like one :) Vast areas, steppe and horsemen...
ayobami (1353) 2006-08-27 17:32
This is a nice image with a great composition, even capturing the reflections of the horses' legs. A bit noisy in the sky and background but otherwise really great scene!
oochappan (22043) 2006-08-27 22:18
That's a pleasant row of horses and men, well seen Ben counterlighted and their reflections towards this wide lanscape over differant layers, the water and the fading mountains in the mist. Excellent capture.
lu_muratori (618) 2006-08-27 22:28
Very nice Ben, I love the grainy B&W, it works really well.
jinju (14265) 2006-08-28 3:26
This is almost pefect Ben. The compo is great. You balanced it so wele both vertically and horizontally. Just the tight amount of room for the sky, mountains, water and the forground witht he riders and their shadows. The riders are well spaced out as well and the water is a very nice light background that makes the silhouettes very easily visible. Good b/w converson. I said almost perfect because the horizon is a bit tilted.
PixelTerror (0) 2006-08-28 4:21
This one turned out nicely in B&W (save it preciously it's a very rare comment from me !), the succeeding silhouettes are well detached over the water and bring some life in this empty landscape, there's a very remote feeling in the view.
Have a nice day,
priyasri_80 (363) 2006-08-28 4:35
Nice silhouette. The mountains are a bit blur.
leo61 (0) 2006-08-28 13:04
Great composition with the horses and rideres in the low third.Their silhouettes and reflections of horse`s legs look nice.B&W works yerry well here,well done.
rbcy1974 (20758) 2006-08-30 3:06
Beautiful scene, looks like chinese shadow theatre,
very nicely composed and realised.
Mongolia is one of my options for next years trip
everlasting (14343) 2006-08-31 6:34
Hi ben, and excellent choice of B&W. Such a simple composition, the varying layers of the landscape and their varying tones of black and white, are nicely puncutauted by the silhouetted riders.
capthaddock (28790) 2006-09-03 3:53
Hi Ben - this is remarkable, the still and agitated waters, separated by a sandbar with attractive silhouetted figures makes an excellent compo, though I think I would have preferred it in colour, unless it was under an overcast light conditions.
Jeronimo (1382) 2006-09-05 21:59
Very nice shot Benjamin, I enjoy the way you catch those people on the horses. Very well done!!!
neelkaak (458) 2006-09-09 9:21
Excellent composition. Beautiful layers and shades of grey. The reflection on the water has made it more appealing. Thanks for sharing.
PeterC (2242) 2006-09-10 8:44
Superb shot love the simplness of this reflects what i imagine the simple lives of the people who live there. Super work you really do capture the mood well.
Theana (623) 2006-09-12 10:28
Your pictures from Mongolia are amazing. When I went to the Lake Baikal I met several travellers coming from Mongolia on their way back to Europe and it was really interesting to hear about this country. I also liked the shots taken at the Naadam with the horses (I believe really difficult to shoot) and riders. As for this one I think that the black & white fits really well and one can imagine the size of the country with these "small" people and horses shown there. Maybe a simple panorama of only the horses and people with the reflection in the lake would also be a nice variation.
scalerman (26900) 2006-09-13 12:53
This is a great one of yours Ben. I liked the way you cut the frame into sections and the crop is also good. Maybe the BW was the right call here. regards, c
prumod (8300) 2006-09-15 11:19
its very very nice benjamin
mngolian beauty you nicely composed with your great idea...
bnallama (3763) 2006-09-21 16:19
Wow! You have some great shots from Mongolia... I love this one for the harmony and minimalism... TFS.. Bala
HIRAKZ (168) 2006-10-02 23:55
This photograph is breathtaking. Excellent PoV and the choice of B&W is even better. Well done.
Congratulations on the epoch-making news of the new UN Secretary General from your country.
Warm regards from New Delhi, India
jrzufferey (7301) 2006-10-26 11:51
Salut Benjamin, ton image est d'un graphisme parfait, c'est très beau. Amitié/jr
sn00zie (2384) 2006-11-16 9:00
another lovely capture. nice sharpness and i love the black and white effect.. great depth in the picture as well:)
cepekdong (3676) 2007-01-18 13:21
wow thats exactly how i think mongolia is like ! very nice pic and bw fits very well
Jeppe (18654) 2007-01-26 20:33
A great perspective in this shot - I like the mix of living foreground and wild nature behind.
ruisc_pt (10357) 2007-02-04 9:28
This is a artisic work That I like particulary..
dilane (861) 2007-03-20 17:30
a nice compo with a beautiful BW, I like this desolate land
teutza (10590) 2007-04-16 14:36
this is such a great image..what can i say more than has been already written..
Nutella123 (212) 2007-04-16 15:06
Outstanding, brath-taking, lovely and marvelous, beatiful, My Dear Lord, just perfect!
david (3992) 2007-05-01 6:35
congratulations ... this shot was on the front page under 'featured destinations'.
i remember when you showed me this photo and i told you how much i liked it. one of your best ever! :)
hackman (151) 2007-05-01 6:38
well balanced composition
vichka_sun (445) 2007-06-07 15:08
Wonderfull! Good composition, light and... All. I like all. Texture of mountains and lake, and infinitу space...
Thanks for please. It is really wonderfull!
mesquens (2399) 2007-08-07 15:40
Very, very well done. + 10 ...
svending (190) 2007-08-26 8:21
Nice shot, B&W mode highlight the object with charming shape. Thanks for sharing.
dawekato (2269) 2007-08-26 8:57
Impressive! Beautiful simple composition expresses the loneliness of the place. B/W medium suits it well. Good textures, but a bit grainy. Thanks for showing a part of the world we don't often get to see.
ChrisJ (94784) 2008-02-09 0:32
Love the repetition, silhouettes & graphism of the horses. Good sharpness & fg reflections. Tfs!
grigand (19391) 2010-10-10 11:50
a very nice picture !!
dkmurphys (46140) 2011-02-11 4:18
Very picturesque scene. A wonderful line of life into that weird and calm place. Good work, have a nice weekend.
hemantbuch (1649) 2011-02-16 13:02
I had looked at your gallery earlier and commented on the Mongolian horseman photo that everyone else on TE seems to have liked as well...this is another pearl, great composition, great light and wonderful scene...its good to have you back on TE and thanks for commenting on my photo.
aliabazari (11530) 2012-10-11 18:14
Hello dear friend
Submit a beautiful display. Good lighting and composition. Charming and lovely.
adidas5nb (4480) 2013-04-20 0:01
what a silhouette. perfectly fits the perception of mongolia.love the proportions in the pic and the composition.like the reflection in the water, and the noisy bg.
- Copyright: Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) (6507)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Black & White
- Date Taken: 2006-07-30
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Nikon D200
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/320 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
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- Date Submitted: 2006-08-27 9:53
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