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Western Mongolia

Discussion in 'Travel' started by dmweisman, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. dmweisman

    dmweisman Well-Known Member

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    DSCF1258-8.jpg These are all taken with either my XPro2 or XT-1. Golden Eagle Festival, October 2017.

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    Stunning!! Are there more?
     
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    Great shots!
    Are you familiair with the work of Jimmy Nelson "Before they pass away"?
    I immediately thought about his pictures when I saw yours!
     
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    Additional images from Western Mongolia.

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    I'm not familiar with that book, but I'll certainly investigate. We did a great deal of reading and research before venturing to the Western part of the country. It's mostly empty, rugged, and the herder families who live there are spread out, especially at the beginning of winter. It's a really tough place to live--no plumbing, limited electricity, no roads, heating from single stoves powered by dung! Lots of cows, sheep, goats and horses. People are friendly and welcoming and quite humble. It was quite an adventure.
     
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    Ding dong! who is it? National Geographic your front page is waiting.
    Amazing work!!!!
     
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    Thanks for your comments. I'll upload more once I get the files smaller to fit!
     
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    Wonderful images, please post more.
     
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    Very nice pictures.So great that you got to witness people, cultures, traditions and even landscapes so different from ours. I am curious how you arranged for the trip, was it through tour guides or on your own? What were travel and accommodations for you, and did you go to Mongolia via Russia or China?
     
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    Shadowside Good Glass is Forever...

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    +1 on the NatGeo comment, as soon as I saw these I was reminding of the original NG style of photojournalism. Love this work and would also be thrilled to visit these people. Well done!
     
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    These are all taken with either my XPro2 or XT-1. Golden Eagle Festival, October 2017.

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    We arranged out trip on our own. We used an expedition outfitter based in Uglii, a small town near the Altai Mountains in Western Mongolia. They provided a driver with a 4WD van (Russian "bread-loaf"), a cook and an English speaking guide--a lovely 21 yr. old woman, educated and knowledgeable. She also did any translation, when necessary, as most people in the West speak Kazakh or Mongolian, very little English. We traveled to the West by Mongolian Air (3 hour flight from Ulaanbaatar (the capitol). We traveled with all our food and cooking gear , tents, etc (all provided). However, sometimes we stayed in ger camps (yurts), sometimes in herder cabins, and a few nights in the outfitter's small hotel/inn in Ulgii. No visa necessary for Mongolia from the US. We flew from Toronto to Ulaanbaatar via Seoul and out through Beijing. Just a note: our experience is that it would be difficult to travel on your own, without a guide, as there is not an abundance of accommodations in the West and no one speaks English, there are no road signs, virtually no roads, and it's really BIG!
     
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    More images....

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    Beautiful pictures! However as a courtesy to other users, please post a maximum of two images in your opening post, then post a reply and include the rest of your images there (Please login or register to view links, 17th bullet point under "Posting Rules"). This works better with our What's New page.

    Consider the What's New page: This page only shows the opening posts of new threads - but with all included images. This means if there's a multi-image post that users need to scroll down longer to see the other threads. This will make many users turn away and stop reading - especially if they don't just need to scroll, but also have to wait until all images have been loaded.

    Mind you, I'm not trying to discourage you from showing your pictures. As a courtesy to other users who also want to showcase their images, simply post two teaser images in your next opening post, then post a reply to your own opening post and include the rest of your images there. Our portal will just display your teaser images - users who are attracted by them will subsequently click through to the thread and see the remainder of your images. This way, everyone will get his/her equal share of attention, and nobody will be put off.
     
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    Beautiful beautiful photos.
     
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    Awesome pics, very interesting. I love the little dude's boots :)
     
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    These, and the ones posted earlier, are fantastic. I would love to see more.
     
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    Superb pictures, i'm amazed at their fur jackets :D
     
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    Absolutely STUNNING.
    Love to see more.

    Edit. Just scrolled down and found your other post, just as stunning.

    Thanks.
     
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