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Black Dog at Turtle Rock

Black Dog at Turtle Rock
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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: 2010-03-08 6:54
Viewed: 2950
Points: 26
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The view from the spur separating Mirage Ger Tourist Resort from the valley containing Turtle Rock, visible in the distance. Oh, & the black dog belongs to one of the hotel staff or managers, & it followed me everywhere.

Taken in Terelj National Park about 50 km north east of Ulan Bator. It only cost me a dollar each way, to use the public bus, although you can hire a private jeep for $50 US, if you don't want to mingle with the locals, or rely on the twice daily public bus. Leaves UB around 11 am, & leaves Terelj Park at around 8am.

This area had its driest Spring in decades, & the grass is quite dead in sunny, exposed parts of the hillsides. It's only in the valley, where there's a watercourse, that the vegetation is a lush green.

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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2010-03-08 6:56]

Hi Chirs!
What a splendid landscape!
The colours and the contrast of colours are fantastic!
Excellent POV and great perspective. Superb sharpness.
Ciao! Vanda

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  • jan515 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2792 W: 58 N: 4702] (20934)
  • [2010-03-08 7:09]

Hello Chris,
Wow,this is fantastic montain landscape.Large organization and therefore much details. Beautifully compound with the lighting and the beautiful colors. That is beautiful view. The composition is excellent one and effect of the picture.
Kind regards.

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2010-03-08 7:22]


fantastique vue, quelb eau vert, quelle immensité. avec la vache dans le décor, ce chemin qui descend, ce beua ciel bleue t blanc, ce sapins dans la cuvette,m emrveilleuse image de nature et cette roche qui se découpe en légéer rosé, grandiose.

bravo et maitié

Hi Chris,

A wonderful landscape with excellent colors and contrast.
I think the black dog was your unofficial tour guide :-)

Best regards,

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-03-08 9:08]

Hi Chris,

That'a pretty interesting how the valley is so lush and green, glad you explained it. I like the high POV and how the path leads into the shot. Excellent DOF and I also like the human interest story behind the dog.


Hi Chris,

What a superb POV you have chosen for this great landscape! It can only be Mongolia when I took a quick look of this picture's thumbnail.

Great work with perfect clarity and well balanced use of the light!

best greetings,

Hello Chris ,
Wonderful POV with amazing DOF,stunning contrast colors and a lovely place,good experience walking in such a greenery and clean weather condition,well captured and an elegant presentation,well done my friend.
Best Regards,

Hello Chris,

Excellent landscape with beautiful colors and good POV.
Light and saturation are very good too.
Congratulations and TFS

Hi Chris,
A wonderful view, well captured, the black dog fits nicly in this scene. Only the clouds appear a bit redish to me. Nonetheless a fine post!

Ciao Chris

What is the power of color and beauty!
I'm amazed at the beauty of this national park!
The beauty is lost in my eyes to infinity!
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Composition and presentation are excellent.

Best regards,


Hi Chris.
Nice view with beautiful colors.
Very interesting place and good picture.
Best regards.Alin.

Hola Chirs
Bella panoramica de este valle de hermoso colorido y verdes praderas en las que parea un perro y al fondo la roca tortuga , buen encuadre color y luz , gracias por compartir este lugar
Buen trabajo
un saludo

Bonjour Chris.
Ces couleurs vert pur sont splendides et donnent à cette photo un merveilleux aspect de fraicheur.
Une magnifique prise de vue avec une excellente définition en profondeur.

Bonne journée.

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