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Chinggis Khan

Chinggis Khan
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Copyright: Chris Jules (chrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-06
Categories: Nature
Exposure: 1/18 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-26 4:34
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A portrait of Ghenghis Khan on the hillside overlooking Ulan Bator. Also spelt as 'Chingghis Khan'. The strategically placed stones reminded me of hummingbirds & spiders, on the Nazca Plain in South America. Peru or Chile? Does anyone remember Val Doonican?

"Genghis Khan (pronounced /ˈdʒɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/ or /ˈɡɛŋɡɪs ˈkɑːn/[1]; Mongolian: Чингис Хаан or Tengis (Ocean, Sea), Chinggis Khaan, or Činggis Qaγan), IPA: [tʃiŋɡɪs χaːŋ]( listen); c. 1162[2]–1227), born Temüjin (help·info) (meaning "ironworker"[3]), was the founder, Khan (ruler) and Khagan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history.

He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed "Genghis Khan", he started the Mongol invasions and raids of the Kara-Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China.

Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned Ögedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons and grandsons. He died in 1227 after defeating the Tanguts. He was buried in an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia at an unknown location. His descendants went on to stretch the Mongol Empire across most of Eurasia by conquering and/or creating vassal states out of all of modern-day China, Korea, the Caucasus, Central Asian countries, and substantial portions of modern Eastern Europe and the Middle East."

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genghis_Khan

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Hi Chris,

Another great capture from a beautiful country, Mongolia!

I simply love the great landscape where you don't see people miles and miles away (except near the city of UB in this picture ;)).

Great colors and perfect sky with nice view to the engraved portrait of Chingis Khan.

best wishes,

Bom dia Chris,
Good capture, POV and lines conduces our eyes to the image. Excellent perspective. All with your usual ability. Good comparison with the Nazca valley at Peru.
Good one, Cheers,

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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2010-02-26 4:47]

nice shot
good landscape
good sharpness
well done

Hi Chris
wonderful panorama scenery.
beautiful deep colors.
the portrait on the hill was well captured overlooking the village.

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2010-02-26 5:05]

Wonderful panorama !
Great details and wonderful colors !

have a great sunny weekend,

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  • vidya Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 49 W: 0 N: 18] (303)
  • [2010-02-26 5:05]
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Chris Jules........

very nice framing and colors.

regards vidya

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-26 5:10]

Hi Chris,
A wonderful panorama from Mongolia.
Fabulous light and nice vivid colors.
Beautiful greenery and a nice portrait of Ghenghis Khan on the hillside overlooking Ulan Bator.
Great sharpness and perfect details.
Nice sky to complement the composition.
My best regards,

Francis Xavier

Hi Chris - Interesting view and thanks for the lesson in pronunciation. I hate it when people pronounce it 'Ghenghis' especially when they correct me! Good colors and sharpness, and I like the perspective.

Boa trade Chris
Very interesting this photo of yours...Well composed, good colors and definition.
There is so much time that I haven´t here this name: Gengis khan.
Have a good WE
Um abraço

hi Chris,
beautifull picture, wonderfull colour and light, and thanks for the interesting note too, great!
have a nice WE

Hello Chris,

Excellent panorama with beautiful colors and a great view!
Congratulations and TFS

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-26 5:40]

Hi Chris,

Good use of pano format and rule of thirds in this unusual landscape. To me it's interesting how individuals and societies use art in this fashion to honor previous leaders and other historical figures.

TFS and have a good weekend.


Hola Chris
Bello paisaje con unos colores muy intensos ,azules , ocres y verdes , y con el toque de humor del retrato de 'Chingghis Khan'
bien observado , gracias por esta agradable y simpatica composicion

Buen trabajo
un saludo

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2010-02-26 6:03]

Hi Chris,

Amazing colors and great capture of this beautifull landscape, I see on the flank of the mountain portrait of Chinggis Khan. This impressive views and beautiful perspective.
Thank you for sharing.
Good day.

Beautiful image of the country.
The burial site of Genghis Khan was ensured of secrecy, since everyone associated with his gravesite were murdered, including the animals which carried the diggers, and the assassins who may have heard of the location from the workers before they died.

Ciao Chris, great landscape with fantastic portrait of Gengis Khan on mountain, wonderfulcomposition, splendid light and colors, very well done, have a good week end my friend, ciao Silvio

I think I begin to recognize the typical Mongolian scenery, Chris ;o).
The panoramic format works well to convey the vastness of this landscape. I like how the textures of the valley meet the textures of the hills. Allthough there is no "eye-contact" between Ghenghis Khan's portrait and the town in the background, your POV creates an interaction between both. Intriguing...
Good compo and, to my northern eyes, the light shining on the land and the light illuminating the sky really seem to belong together in this photo ;o)
TFS & kind regards,

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-02-26 8:37]

Hello Chris :)

Splendid scenery and this drawing on hill.
Beautiful colours and light.
Pretty, showy composition and realization...congratulations!

With best wishes.

Hi Chris
Thank you so much for sharing the photo of Mongolia. This is a beautiful country.

Bonjour Chtis.
Magnifique paysage aride présenté dans un bon format allongé qui fait tout le charme de cette image.
Les couleurs sont parfaitement saturées et bien adaptées à cette photo.

Bonne journée.

Hi Chris,
A pretty hills on Mongolia steps...
A nice portrait of Great Chinggis Khan..
Depth and clarity are excellent.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

Hi Chris,
Beautiful landscape nicely presented and composed with great colors and light,
Nice perpective and details.
very well done ...
Have a nice weekend.

Hello Chris,
Nicce and well balanced composition with great historical figure. Well contrasted colors and sharp details
Selahattin E

Hello Chris ,
Wonderful shot of this beautiful Mongolian landscape specially the pic Genghis Khan look great,well captured with warm colors,the contrast colors in BG looks so wonderful,a beautiful site and amazing shot of the khan,well done.
Have a nice w/e,
Mushtaq Hussain

Ciao Chris

I loved the effects of the painting of Genghis Khan
the mountain, and not to mention that the valley is wonderful.
Colors and presentation are superb,
all details are excellent to see.
Sharpness and colors are nice.
Composition and presentation are very well.

Nice weekend,


Very cool place. Nice picture but more than anything technical about the picture thanks for sharing such a unique location and thing in the world. Simple amazing.

What an interesting view Chris! You have certainly seen some amazing places in your travels!
I like this one .. the colors seem to be truer .. there are a few of your recent Mongolia shots where the sky seems to be a little over saturated. This one looks really good.
Have a good week. are you going to be getting away at all?

very great and beautiful shot thanks for sharing.

Possibly this is the hillside where he is buried? I have read of many attempts on locating the Great Khan, but now the government has not allowed any further searches for the discovery of his grave. Possibly the government is afraid that his discovery will further unite the peoples and bring about the reversal of power and thinking within the high offices.
There is always hope!!!

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