The branch of Buddhism in Mongolia, is closely allied to that from Tibet. I've cloned out power lines, & a pigeon, from the sky at left. The polarizing filter has done it's job well. From Wikipedia:
"The Gandantegchinlen Khiid Monastery, formerly known as Ganden Monastery, is a Tibetan-style monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. The Tibetan name translates to the "Great Place of Complete Joy." It currently has over 150 monks in residence. It features a 26.5-meter-high statue of Migjid Janraisig, a Buddhist bodhisattva also known as Avalokitesvara. It came under state protection in 1994.
The monastery was established in 1835 by the Fifth Jebtsundamba, then Mongolia's highest reincarnated lama. It became the principal center of Buddhist learning in Mongolia."
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PixelTerror (0) 2008-06-12 2:30
Nice morning cleaning scene, the light is excellent and the 2 monks add action + lead in, this red colors against the blue sky do wonder.
Have a nice day JY
Muse (34942) 2008-06-12 2:43
Les couleurs sont superbes, une très belle lumière et un tout bon cadrage de l'ensemble.
very well done!
Gustaw (21670) 2008-06-12 2:44
Hi, my friemd!
Next interesting photo from Mongolia. I like very much your oryginal architecture. Good colours and light. Interesting people.
Budapestman (82620) 2008-06-12 2:45
Excellent daily life shot with beautiful colours. I like the decorative door and the rich details, superb clarity and sharpness. Very attractive image, Have a nice day
snunney (88421) 2008-06-12 2:53
A good point of view. I particularly like the blue/red tonal contrasts. The presence of the monks adds much to the mood. Superb clarity.
pastadog (13111) 2008-06-12 3:09
Lovely colors, Chris, very pretty POV to catch the attractive lines and decorations of this picturesque building, and excellent inclusions of the monks to get the daily life feeling, and dynamics. Excellent work, congratulations! Daniel
riclopes (35577) 2008-06-12 3:16
Olá Chris, fantastic effect from the red color in this excellent daily life scene. Perfect placement of the two monks in the corner and beautiful polarized sky contrasting. I would crop the lady at left BG, even if she's almost unnoticed.
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2008-06-12 3:19
Hello Chris! Good scene. Nice colors. Very good capture. Original job. Well done!
TopGeo (38206) 2008-06-12 5:15
Hi Chris! excellent choice! Marvellous picture with the scene from the life of nuns in the splendid here monastery. Red impress. I greet you
jrj (34841) 2008-06-12 5:18
Again an extraordinaire and interesting take chris. Mongolia seems to be really something special. Good inclusion of the monks here.
carper (96) 2008-06-12 5:59
very good photo here Chris,
good pov, fine depth in the shot and a good composition, very good photojob here, have a nice day.
danyy (0) 2008-06-12 6:33
agréables ces touches de rouges dans ces bleus, roses et blancs. Une photo dans laquelle les couleurs jouent un rôle primordial.
Joli clin d'oeil sur leur vie et leurs tâches quotidiennes.
jusninasirun (17162) 2008-06-12 6:35
Hello Chris. Excellent sharp colors in bright contrast. The monks balances well in the perspective. The sky is always beautiful when you are around :-) Best regards. Jusni
axiotea (21649) 2008-06-12 6:46
You got a great blue sky which contrasts so well with the red tones and I like to see these two monks walking towards the monastery adding a dynamic impact to the scene.
izmirli (3987) 2008-06-12 7:21
merhaba dear chris
excellent colourful picture and composition.wonderful interesting building and monks.well done.
bracasha75 (24585) 2008-06-12 10:32
Nice scene of monk life and very nice temple in Mongolia country
devimeuxbe (58557) 2008-06-12 13:28
excellent composition with very beautifull colors. You get the perfect light
A very beautifull vision on Mongolia
barrufeto_77 (28886) 2008-06-12 14:12
Excellent contrasts in the picture. The view of that monks in a daily-task is also good.
parbo (11092) 2008-06-12 14:21
Great harmony with same colored entrance and monks wear. Blue sky and your diagonal view very nice in excellent contrasts. Congratulations.
trekks (14348) 2008-06-12 17:10
Good shot of another way of life which is based on spiritual, good color contrast and well composed view of monastry.
UnTrained (0) 2008-06-12 23:40
despite the nice scene with the monks it is an impressing colour view with this red in the white and blue. Wonderful light to support this.
Lieben Gruss, Ulf
danos (89657) 2008-06-13 0:35
unusual but pleasant and informative photos from the far East Mongolia.Nice composition with the red colors to be so saturated.As i see the monk is painting the columns and the others carrying a stock-pot.I like the contrasted colors as the simpleness of the area.My compliments.
John_F_Kennedy (43353) 2008-06-13 2:10
Superb daily life scene of the monks from Mongoloia. Good colour and sharpness. It's a wonderful shot.
keribar (43841) 2008-06-13 3:14
Your pictures teach us a lot about a little known country, Mongolia. I was always under the impression that Buddhism had completely been erased with years of repression and leftist regimes. But it seems that I am wrong. Here is good example which shows some activities, and nicely decorated temples and monasteries, which seem well maintained. The composition is perfect too, the walking monks are caught at the best place and we can follow their motion.
Friendly yours - Izzet
sacavem (18614) 2008-06-13 3:46
Excellent photo of the daily life of the Monks and its life in community.Also attractive vivid colors and great contrast.Very well seen!
Gerrit (50822) 2008-06-13 4:49
interesting and colourful scene. Fine architecture too.
jonathan_hart (21274) 2008-06-13 9:34
eye catching red colours ! very bright photo, nicely framed
pablominto (53744) 2008-06-14 2:16
The red elements are very eye-catching, be it the monks or the architectural details!
A well composed presentation with fine lines, excellent details and the light makes the colours shine...
yedirenk (11244) 2008-06-14 12:16
great red effect.light,details and composition are superb.very well done.TFS.
Cricri (110295) 2008-06-15 9:16
Merveilleuse ensemble de couleurs, bien cadrer avec les deux moines s'approchant de ce bâtiment d'une grande beauté, trés jolie
Have a nice evening for you
mikeo (12129) 2008-06-15 14:41
What a climat of this photo! The entrance of this building is superb, great decorated. These two monks give good effect, give life to this photo. Superb light, incredible colours and very ood sharpness.
crckt (7218) 2008-06-16 9:54
Super colors! The red and blue looks awesome together. Composition and sharpness is also very good.
adores (39934) 2008-06-17 15:14
That's why I wanted to visit Mongolia, because of these wonderful monasteries so different from the others. Good daily scene with the monks carying the big pan. The details os the monastery are great and you got really beautiful colours.
noborders (1010) 2008-07-11 11:05
Nice to see these 3 monks in poses very natural (that I missed as I was away at that time), the gay bright colours are superb, the red specially lovely and eye catching,