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Ikh Bogd Uul

Ikh Bogd Uul
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Copyright: James Parker (Jamesp) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1369 W: 9 N: 6334] (18906)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2002-09
Categories: Desert
Camera: Canon EOS 1vHS, Canon 70-200 f 2.8 L USM, Fuji Provia 100
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-03-28 11:20
Viewed: 13659
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Ikh Bogd Uul is a massive mountain (3957m) which dominates the Northern Gobi in Southern Mongolia. The nomad tent (ger in Mongolian, yurt in Russian) is a good 2 hours drive from the foot of the mountain( it is also a telephoto shot so the distance is compressed) - the air is crystal clear so the haze is entirely distance.

Travel in Mongolia is interesting - there are no roads as such (apart from around Ulaan Bator) - the driver just drove where he wanted - which is quite easy as the other name for Mongolia is 'Land-without-fences'.

This is an uncropped scanned slide

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  • delic Gold Star Critiquer [C: 440 W: 6 N: 310] (898)
  • [2007-03-28 11:52]

Hey James, that's how we drive in Istanbul, well, sort of :). This gives an excellent impression of the vastness of land in Mongolia. Very well captured.
Best wishes,

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  • Mana Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1772 W: 36 N: 5597] (18598)
  • [2007-03-28 13:56]

Hi James,
Superb landscape shot. I like the vastness of open space and the colossal mountain range in front. The clear blue sky and the pebble ridden earth contrasts well. The nomad tent lend a speck of existence of life admist this huge nowhere. Very nicely composed. Kudos.

Must have been great fun, driving around in the "Land Without Fences", James :-).
A grand view of the mountain from your perspective. The sense of vastness of the land is not lost despite your use of a tele lens.
I like the colours and contrasts in this picture.

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2007-03-28 20:36]

Hello James,
Amazing country, is it as barren as it looks or does this cold desert come alive at times. Your capture shows the openness of this vast area superbly.

Impresionant, dimension of view, and here live humans. The photo have a power of feelling very strong. Perfect. Interesting country. You walk around the World and yours photos are fantastic. Bravo. TFS: Best wishes, Cezar.

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  • cedryk Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 967 W: 50 N: 1722] (5270)
  • [2007-04-17 14:59]

Hello James,
Mongolia is a country rarely presented on TN, the more valuable is your shot. I like very much these monumental mountains - their scale is well shown by comparison to that tent. Nice colours too.
Best greetings and TFS!

wonderful landscape, nice picture, well done.

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