Mongolia is known as "the land of blue sky", & it's not hard to work out why. This is the national soccer headquarters of Mongolia in Ulan Bator (Ulaan Baator). I liked both the blue sky vs the yellow fg sand, & the huge soccer ball sculptures, dwarfing the boys playing outside.
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snunney (79973) 2007-08-20 5:56
A very appealing composition, particularly with the inclusion of the two budding footballers. The blues of the sky and the building contrast well with the rest of the surroundings. Very good clarity.
chinchini (31529) 2007-08-20 6:08
Te voilà de retour ;o) Tu vas nous faire découvrir de nouvelles régions, de nouveaux pays. Jusque là, je n'avais pas vu beaucoup d'images de Mongolie.
Le ciel est effectivement bleu, tout comme le bâtiment de la fédération de football. C'est très moderne.
Ciao mon Ami
gelor (3229) 2007-08-20 6:34
D'incroyables couleurs et une très belle composition ! Je suis surpris de l'importance de cette fédération en Mongolie...
isabela_sor (47555) 2007-08-20 6:46
Ha,if my boy will see this place in your pic...will start to ask me to go there :)And if this will happen..let's see what will happen to you too :)Kiding of course!
Now,seriously,nice to hear and see a place like this and good inculsion in your frame of these 2 balls,and the two budding
A nice week
leonorkuhn (16235) 2007-08-20 6:57
Very interesting composition. Good inclusion of the boys playing between the sculptures. I like very much the blue tones and the great light here.
gildasjan (41078) 2007-08-20 7:05
J'aime cette composition bleue et blanc.L'image est bien cadrée et les paramètres d'exposition soigneusement ajustés.
cessy (13647) 2007-08-20 7:35
interesting building and soccer ball sculptures
What is more interesting is that the place is in mongolia
I like the blue colors - harmony between the sky and the building
carper (96) 2007-08-20 7:37
a fine soccer shot Chris,
a very nice pov and a good details, the balance is good and it's nice to look at, have a nice day.
john_c (24662) 2007-08-20 7:56
How delightful yet incongruous to see these soccer ball sculptures in this setting. Indeed whoever painted the building was drawn to the theme of the blue sky land, and I like your angled view of the structure. The boys warmify the scene as well as give us a sense of proportions. Well captured.
feather (51130) 2007-08-20 8:06
They'd get sore feet if they kicked these; that's for sure. Interesting building. It's amazing the colour is the same shade of blue as the sky. Good shot
Cormac (26545) 2007-08-20 8:16
Now those are some huge soccer balls! What I like most about this is the way the blue sky is matched by the blue building, which really makes this seem like an extension of the sky. Well done!
syd1946 (18663) 2007-08-20 10:06
A rare moment from Mongolia!Football must rules the whole planet,even the country of Mongolia.Very well composed,interesting with splendid vivid colors!
pablominto (53744) 2007-08-20 10:58
This is an interesting documentary!
Seems like football is becoming big all over Asia...
Good point of view, resulting in fine lines in composition; great clarity in colours!
ndb1958 (9289) 2007-08-20 11:02
The colours are really cool. It looks like a doll house and the sculptures are cool. Very nice perspective. Nino
jmdaoudal (82) 2007-08-20 11:11
Astinishing facade, you compose well by inclusion of the foot sculptures...
Great light and nice blue.
alvaraalto (5913) 2007-08-20 15:35
Now I understand why the Mongolian soccer team is still far away from its international breakthrough. The balls they use are much to large and they don’t have the right grass field. Only the outfit of the players seems adequate :)
worldcitizen (6519) 2007-08-20 16:22
This image has a surreal feeling for me. Here, in this remote city, we find a big blue and gray building and giant soccer balls! It almost looks like the whole scene has been dropped on a beach in some other location. It is definitely an interesting image, and very well-presented. :-)
PixelTerror (0) 2007-08-21 0:53
Blue it is for sure, I guess it's where the manufacturers go testing the new polarisers... and they even added more blue on the building to match, the fun balls add context to the building and the boys scale to see how big they are. Good exposure allowing good contrasts and a punchy image.
Have a nice day,
AiresSantos (56155) 2007-08-21 5:28
Very nice view of this place. I would like to visit this country. Excellent POV and colours.
TFs and greetings from Portugal
Emile (20350) 2007-08-24 22:09
Very interesting shot with the national soccer headquarters of Mongolia and the two soccer balls sculptures. This is one of the reasons why i like TE, we are able to see so many interesting places that is quite possible i wouldn't be able to visit in my life time.
Thank you for sharing this picture.
P-S-I-G (25532) 2007-09-02 9:55
A beautiful shot. I like the light and colours. Good exposure.
femkevdh (2633) 2007-11-13 0:23
The thumbnail was already intruiging, but the real photo is even nicer to study. That blue house fits the sky really well. it's good that there are also two boys playing soccer, otherwise the size of the sculptures would have been difficult to guess. very nice effect.
denisn72 (8300) 2009-06-23 8:41
Those giant soccer balls are original! I like the angle you chose for the building. It fits well with the blue sky and the sandy yard. Sharpness and colours are excellent. Good job!
foozi (7101) 2010-02-06 19:22
very special capture in good perspective. I like the blue white building with the big striking balls in front. I also appreciate the boys to add life to the composition, as well as asense of size.
- Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) (94836)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2007-06-00
- Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax A 28mm
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Soccer Unusual [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2007-08-20 5:50