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Rocky Terrain

Rocky Terrain
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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
Camera: Pentax Me Super, Pentax 28mm f:2,8, Fuji 100, Polarizer ø28mm
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-02-27 1:04
Viewed: 2981
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This region had its driest Spring in decades, so the grass is mostly a sickly shade of yellow brown & pale green. Only in the distant valley, is the grass a lush shade of green.

Another Mongolian landscape here, where a lot of burning & dodging was required. Taken near midday, as the short shadows illustrate. Usually easier to shoot early morning or late afternoon, but I had already hiked over the distant hill in the bg, & had 4 hours of daylight to get back. I liked the graphism of the grotesquely shaped rocks here. Taken in Terelj National Park 50 km ne of Ulan Bator.

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Hello Chris,

Excellent landscape with great POV.
Nice shadows on the rocks and perfect lighting.
Congratulations and TFS

Hello Chris,
Good light management and depthness of field. I liked conttrast of earth tones with blue sky
Selahattin E

Really an excellent shot from my Ancestral Land. Beautiful combination of colors in this vast landscape.

Hi Chris,

Another insight into the Mongolia's assets!
Nature at its best, you have shown here, Chris, my friend.

Great work with perfect colors and nice sharpness. The POV is simply superb. Very well done!

best regards,

Hola Chris
Buena imagen de este conjunto de rocas que parecen figuras convertidas en piedra , buen encuadre luz y color , un bello lugar que apetece mirar con tranquilidad, felicidades

Buen trabajo
Buen fin de semana

Ciao Chris, splendid landscape with fantastic rocks, wonderful light and colors, very well done, have a good week end, ciao Silvio

another nice pov here Chris good use of nature
tfs regards bryan

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2010-02-27 3:38]

Hi Chris,
A nice Low POV to capture these marvellous rocks creating a pathway into a vast persepective.
Nice mountianscape in the BG.
Excellent management in exposure with a good considerale DOF!
Accurate sharpness and a neat presentation.

Francis Xavier

I like the high contrast in the foreground shadowed rocks versus the sunny landscape. A strong effect very cleverly handled by your settings and PP.
A great image.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-02-27 5:32]

Hi Chris,

I like your description of the rocks, they are a bit unusual. It is a beautiful scene, with the rocks and parched foreground contrasting with the mountains in the background. Difficult lighting conditions, but this turned out nicely.

TFS and have a nice weekend.


Hello Chris,

A very barren and wild looking region, obviously made even more barren by the lack of rain. Your composition, using the rocks in a diagonal line, splits the scene nicely into f/g and b/g, whilst the vivid green strip assists in guiding the eyes across the frame.
The sun appears very strong but you have controlled the light well.

Kind regards,
Bev :-)

Hi Chris - Another great view of a fantastic landscape that most of us will never see. Good pp work on what must have been difficult conditions!

Hi, Chris -
These mongolian landscapes are incredible. I really like the composition with the dark, shaded rock formations in the foreground and the rolling mountains beyond. Very, very sharp throughout with wonderful warm tones and hues. Excellent.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-02-27 8:11]


Merveilleuse iamge quelle rendu sur l'herbe rose, ce tons et la forme de rocher, quelle image, ils sont fantastique très beau captage.

Bravo et amitié


Hi Chris,
this must be a wonderful place, I saw documentations about the Mongolia, very interesting and beautiful.
Thanks for the shot, the rocks have nice forms and the sky is so nice blue.
Enjoy the weekend
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • milas Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2841 W: 398 N: 3076] (34114)
  • [2010-02-27 12:51]

merhaba dear Chris...
harika detaylar, güzel bir paylaşım...selamlar

Hi Chris,
Beautiful landscape of the Mongolie,
great colors and light.
Excellent point of view and details,
Excellent contrast and great composition..
well done..bon dimanche.

Hi Chris,
Wonderful landscape of Mongolian terrain,we being Hazara community its in some ways our ancestral mother land,very well captured with beautiful lighting condition and nice warm colors of grass makes this shot an amazing one,well done my friend for sharing Mongolian site.
Have a nice day,

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