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Copyright: Benjamin Voborsky (vagabondtravels) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1247 W: 82 N: 1193] (6511)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2006-08-05
Categories: Festivals, Ceremony, Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D200, Nikon AF70-210mm 1:4-5.6
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/350 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): My choice, Devimeuxbe's favorites on TE ( I ), Kezeg / Horses / Chevaux, Poetry in Motion..., Impressive Shots, Most voted photographs, More than 300 points to 400 - (photos), wishlist [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2006-09-01 12:50
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Points: 378
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another from Mongolia. 2006 is an auspicious year in Mongolian history. It marks the 800th Anniversary of the Great Mongolian State and will be honored by a string of nationwide celebrations that will last for the whole of the year.

A featured part of the festivities will be the Cavalry Ride. The five-hundred-man cavalry is comprised entirely of soldiers and has been made possible thanks to cooperation from the Mongolian Ministry of Defense. As the cavalry emerges out of the grassland steppe in a cloud of dust, a fearsome spectacle is relived. The sight of the procession of soldiers marching in a straight line reminds us of Genghis Khan's mighty army.

From Mongolian Tourism Website.

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Hi Benjamin,
excellent shot of this mongolian cavalery, I like this moment.


This is an excellent capture of action sequence, good choice of shuttle speed. Thanks for sharing.


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  • faubry Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3066 W: 340 N: 4524] (35447)
  • [2006-09-01 12:56]

hello Benjamin, splendide photo remplie d' action!!! vraiment j'adore surtout que je dois aller dans cette région... merci
bonne soirée

Very good, impressive photo. Excellent sharpness.
Like a scene from some historical movie.
nice colours, great dinamyc.
Regards Darko

What a great action picture! The timing, the location and the motion are all perfect. Thank you...Kiet

Hi Benjamin. This really caught my eye. I think the lighting was great and the positioning of the 2 front riders perfect.

I also like all that dust they were kicking up, it created a neat tan haze.

Well done!

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  • t0mmm1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 815 W: 4 N: 782] (5442)
  • [2006-09-01 13:55]

Hi Benjamin,
wonderful shot of this soldiers. I like the sharp details of their wear as I like the action. The dynamism of the photo is also amplified by the dust in the air that is paritally hiding the soldiers behind. Wonderful scene!
Have a nice day,

Hi Benjamin
this is a superb shot. Great framing, a nice moment of capture and good colours. The light is very strong and the rider to the left has an underexposed face. But this is minor as the scene you've captured is awesome. Very well done.

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  • vinci Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 33 W: 6 N: 63] (575)
  • [2006-09-01 15:46]
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Vraiment belle image dynamique avec une focale parfaite et une profondeur de champ qui met en valeur les cavaliers en premier plan. Le mouvement de course des chevaux figé est très esthétique.
J'apprécie vraiment cette image...
Merci du partage et à bientôt sur TE

The image yesterday was wonderful in its detail but somethign off puttign about the framing, (IMO), but this is simply wonderful, the light, the details, the motion and the horseman in the wonderful dusty background.
EXcellent work Ben

Hi Benjamin,
Magnificent foto! you captured the vivid action with intense clarity and sharpness.TFS

Pretty cool capture Benjamin, the scene is so well done and real looking that it looks like a screen capture from a movie. Great work.

Excellent photo, Benjamin! Good DOF. Very nice colors and godd BG
Best regards

Hi Benjamin,

Extraordinary shot, full of energy but dangerous to fill your sensor with dust...

The effect of the forefront cavaliers, sharp and colourful over the faded ones, is stunning and possess a cinematographic quality.

Well done!

Coming back :)

Well captured the horses in motion.

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  • jinju Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2444 W: 87 N: 1576] (14265)
  • [2006-09-02 6:26]

Wow, incredible shot Ben. Really fantastic. Crop, the action, the colors. Awesome, your best.

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  • tcht Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1198 W: 65 N: 1267] (7565)
  • [2006-09-02 8:15]

Hi again Benjamin,
Very powerful shot. The colors the dust the noise the atmosphere...and you froze the horses in air.
With their uniform this isn't a horse race, but a battle. This matches any still from the battle movies.

What a nice picture!! What a moviment!! and colors!

and I notice that horses are very small, en look so big!


Hi Ben.,
It looks like a movie picture. Well done. 1/350 is not so fast and the result is great. DOF is also fine. Good choice of lens and speed. Cheers.

Oh wow! What a shot! Looks like a scene from a movie. Colours, dymanism, focus, and especially this dust... Excellent!


This is such a great action shot, so full of the pride and spirit of the cavalry. I love how you've shot it at just the right moment to get the horse's hooves off the ground. The colors of the clothing really stand out in all that beige and brown. I think this looks like a wonderful work of art, a painting hanging in a fine museum. Well done, a spectacular job!

Bonjour Benjamin,
Excellent cliché tout en vigueur, en mouvements intenses. L'action rude est très bien traduite. Très beau cadrage et composition réussie parfaitement. Ce doit être extraordinaire d'assister à de tels spectacles.

Stunning shot. Looks like a still from a movie. The dust and haze create quite an ambience for this superb action shot. You have a very impressive gallery Benjamin.

Complimets from India :)


great focus on fast moving subject. I like shadow casted on faces...

I really like this shot. Good capture

Hello Benjamin,

Great picture !! Very intense, we can feel the effort of the horses and the concentration of the men. Excellent sharpness also.

Best regards, Laurent.

Ooh..A very dynamic one!...
I like the way you have opened the people out in a thrilling way!...
So much of action & life!.

Very interesting serious of images about Mongolia, I really learned through u pictures, especially the notes u wrote, great capture again. Well done


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  • prumod Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1085 W: 148 N: 296] (8300)
  • [2006-09-07 10:50]

this is wonderful benjamin...
its very very relevant tribute to mogolians for their 800th historic anniversary...
take care

Beautiful and interesting shot Benjamin, composition, colors are splendid and exposure is excellent. Very well done.
Regards, Krzysztof.

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  • AmiBe Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1626 W: 309 N: 526] (6042)
  • [2006-09-08 17:26]

Hi Benjamin,
your serie with horses in Mongolia is really good.
I like the dust here, it's full of action !
Nice traditional equipment.

Hi Benjamin,
Great action shot capturing all the dynamism of a chariging cavalry. Beautiful vibrant colors. Very well captured.
Regards. Kazi

Wonderful shot Ben. The colours and the action are superb. Excellent work. Not sure there is anything more to say! Brilliant stuff.

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  • Flavia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1871 W: 87 N: 2339] (10352)
  • [2006-09-10 13:06]

Hi Benjamin,

Fantastic the way you manage to capture this scene. The main caracters are very clear despite of the dust all around. Technically perfect. Excelent timing! This secen transports us to centuries ago. Thanks for sharing.



Excellent picture capturing the real spirit of "great men on little horses"... I particularly like the cropping, and the fact that no dust obscures the lead horse. THIS is a picture that really brings history to life!

wow..great photo, love the action you've captured. The colors are great and I like the way you've framed it. TFS this moment
Donna :o)

Hi Benjamin
A wondeful scene from a movie;Great atmosphere and colours, DOF and depth in it. Top job.
greetings Albrecht

Ola Benjamin, fantastica foto de movimento, gostei das cores, do enquadramento, os dois cavaleiros da frente estão fantasticos , parabens!!!!

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  • huni Silver Star Critiquer [C: 17 W: 0 N: 7] (132)
  • [2006-09-14 8:49]

I have no words to this shot. Excellent!!!

Hi Benjamin,
This is awesome !!! a very beautiful shot !!
The dust make this shot more alive and looked very dynamic..
Very well done.

Hi Ben,
What a great shot, with the horseriders coming out of the dust. Great color throughout, and nice contrast. Perhaps you could correct however the shadows on the guys' faces.

My eyes wish for a less square frame, but not much problem with it anyway. The contrast is perfect between the dusty low-lighted background , giving depth to the image (especially as it's more compact from the squarish frame) and the foreground, where everything participates to give a great energy to their gallop. Colors, handgrips, off-grounded hoofs. Marvelous moment, and marvelous compo!

What to say?
This is absolutely excellent!


Hi Benjamin,
It was a pleasure visiting your gallery and seeing quality images like this. Excellent DOF, love the dust which creates a very unique atmosphere. Mongolia is fairly unknown parts for TE and this is a wonderful image. Thanks for sharing!
With Greetings from India

Beautiful shot, very good colors and perfect timing. Well done.

An amazing picture Benjamin. An immediate, action-filled attention grabber. congratulations. regards, c

An excellent shot - it really captures the atmosphere of the moment, the dust & noise of the event. Excellent colours & good DOF too.

Cette vue est superbe, quelle action et quelles couleurs, c'est vraiement splendide.

Hello Benjamin,
What a lovely shot, congrtulations, very professional, good lights, great colours, sharpness and contrast. The two horses in the foreground look like flying.
Well done
Thanks for sharing
Best regards

I like the metering for this almost rear lit.
The helmut reflexions and shadoed faces are superb in this well "freezed" hot movement

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  • lybil Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 101 W: 145 N: 56] (879)
  • [2006-09-25 11:54]

Incredible picture, sounds like the warriors get out from the past or get out from the dust layer into the light. Congratulation.

Hi Benjamin,
Goodness gracious. What a scene! This could easily be a poster for an action movie. Wonderful photo. Danilo

Hi Benjamin, a masterpiece there ! First time i saw it and what a pleasure. So exotic picture from mongolia, contrasts are excellent but the best is the action you fixed when shooting.
Cropping square is well seen and gives a powerful impact.
All my congratulations :)

Wow!!! Unbelivebel shot, Benjamin! It's certainly not easy to take this kind of pictures...Perfect! Bravo!

Beautiful photo! Great moment, great sharpnes!
Well done!


Wow amazing image. Breathtaking.

Fantastic shot. The dusted background gives a very good depth of field.

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  • kai Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 50 W: 18 N: 17] (422)
  • [2006-10-02 8:19]

Excellent moment and color, very beautiful photo. Thanks for shairing : )

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  • fryz Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 177 W: 29 N: 251] (1735)
  • [2006-10-13 17:42]

humm un vrai décor de film!!!
bravo Benjamin

Hi, Benjamin!
Astonished picture! I am amazed by this one very much! Great eye to make such image!
Best regards

awesome shot congrats....seems almost a scene from a film...nice job :)))))

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  • Emile Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4365 W: 152 N: 5590] (20352)
  • [2006-10-13 18:20]

Hola Benjamin.
One of the best pictures in TE.
Thank you for sharing.
Best wishes.

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  • reina (49)
  • [2006-10-15 5:14]

Hi Benjamin, stunning picture! Full of action, wildness and also a link with freedom. I went through your portfolio and Im really impressed. Also the way you give insight in these other countrys. Great you share this with us. Reina

Hello Benjamin ,
Good shot indeed. Looks like the set has been made for you to shoot. Great angle. good clarity and the action is great.Good note too.
TFS - Vikram

Excellent framing and movement captured here.. Really great! Regards, Doug

Hi Benjamin!
Maybe you didn't get the time to witness a buzkachi game in afghanistan but you sure didn't miss the opporunity to make a splendid photo of this Cavalry ride in Mongolia ;-)
As Buzkachi will start soon again here I hope to get inspired by this photo of yours to post some nice shots! Looks straight from a movie!
Well done!

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  • sufi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1705 W: 165 N: 1512] (9588)
  • [2006-10-31 8:51]

Merhaba Benjamin...
It's a wonderful moment and shot... Also wonderful point of view and details... The blurred background, detailed foreground and the contrast between them are perfect... It's a realy great job...
Stay well..

Hey Ben,

Interesting facts about the history of Mongolia. I've seen documentaries and short features about the culture and people and the images you've presented are very realistic, deep with sentiments and treasure to their festivities. Images are well exposed, excellent levels in clarity and sharpness. Well presented here in TE!



You funded us the trip to midleages. Great contrast despite the dusty bacground. Amazing shot!


Hi Ben
this is for sure a masterpiece...
excellent compo, good use of speed..
very nice post


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  • Viera Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 144 W: 16 N: 24] (948)
  • [2006-11-07 10:02]

Hi Benjamin, I like your photo very much. Its colour, dynamic and composition.
Take care Viera

Totally unique and breath taking.
Ghengiz-Khan at large?
You better believe, folks.
Outstanding scene !!!! Great photography !!!!

good lord! an amazing action pic! very well composed and captured. i think this ones the best of the lot. bravo!

Great shot! Bravo Benjamin!

Hi Benjamin,

this caught my eye on the home page earlier and everyone's said what there is to say about it. It's just superb and one for my favourites.



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  • ryno Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 766 W: 0 N: 281] (6861)
  • [2006-12-08 3:34]

Hi Benjamin, this is a wonderful photo. Vivid and vibrant, great colour and action. Real National Geographic stuff (in the days when they were good). A photo to be proud of! Regards,

If ever there is a voting for the best picture in TE, I would undoubtedly vote for this one. It is an excellent shot. I am not sure if the frame is doing justice to the photo, but nevertheless, it is excellent.

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  • osse Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 347 W: 0 N: 14] (2808)
  • [2006-12-14 21:38]

Hi Benjamin
Excellent shot. Geat colours and presentation.
Welldone B


  • kamprint (29)
  • [2006-12-14 22:17]

This photo is cinematic in its depiction of the energy of the moment. The haze of the sand kicked up by the horses, and the more leisurely progress of the group in the background, also contribute to the dynamic quality of this superb photo. My visit to Mongolia was not during Nadaam; I would have enjoyed watching this scene. Stimulating that sense of wishing to be there is yet another mark of an excellent photo. Congratulations!

i have often seen your pic esp this one but now i have to give my comment! its a lovely pic, with great difference in the fg and bg colours ! the move in the pic can be seen but its still 100 sharp !



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  • suhan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 852 W: 0 N: 513] (3552)
  • [2006-12-19 4:40]

one word;

Hi Benjamin
This is amazing photo , very good captured and very good framed. colors is just great
Well done
Regards , soory i didnt left points yesterday : )

A fabulous shot, Ben - it looks just like those paintings of the horsemen that you see in Mongolia. Perfect timing and composition. I am not sure whether the separation between the foreground horsemen and those in the background is due to just the dust haze or whether you have partially desaturated the background - either way it is an effect that really enhances this image. Cheers . . . David

Hi dear Benjamin,
Wonderful compositon with excellent quality. Like a scene from some historical movie.
It's my last favorite picture.
TFS and greetings

Awesome picture it looks like a scene from a movie or maybe a fall back on the days of the Great Khan himself
You have captured it beautifully in all its glory especially with the dust rising one can almost hear the thundering of the gallopping horses

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 68 N: 1359] (4403)
  • [2007-01-18 22:37]

Hi Benjamin, I couldn't let this one pass when I saw it on the TE intro page. Excellent capture, amazingly shown, thank you

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  • ChrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14493 W: 1047 N: 29302] (138504)
  • [2007-01-19 3:23]

Hi Benjamin

This one popped up in the featured destination. Wonderful symmetry, sharpness, & pov. A superb decisive moment, capturing both horses mid air. Tfs!

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  • paura Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 7887 W: 56 N: 3948] (26942)
  • [2007-01-22 6:27]

Excellent and vibrant photo here. Adequate light and nice POV on this interesting subject.



Hi Benjamin
probably one of the most beautifull picture i have seen on TE.
For the dynamism, for the colors, for the sharpness, for the contrast with the background.
It is a great picture.
Well done

Hello Benjamin,
You have many beautiful pictures but I couldn't resist this one. What an impressive capture. I feel like being in a movie :) This is a wonderful action shot with excellent exposure and details. This is an amazing picture. Well done! Thanks,

Hi Benjamin,

Wow, what a capture!!!! So full of speed. Non of the horses legs are on the ground....amazing view of the dust in the air. Good colours you have achieved as well.


:) Tina

Hello Benjamin,

I can only join the chorus of admirers of this astonishing action photo, which I plan to adopt as one of my "favorites." The composition, exposure, light, timing are all sensational. The succinct, but infomative note is very helpful as well.

You made a comment about my lectures on cruises. I am a professor of physics, but I also do art and archaeology. It is mostly the latter two areas of expertise that have brought invitations to speak on cruises, which as a professor of physics, I would never be able to afford. Take a look at my "Intro."

But this photo of the Mongolian horsemen, is truly one of the finest shots I've seen on TE.
Warm regards,

Hi BEn!!
this is absolutely a great image!!
we can see and feel all the energy of the horses!
Full of impact and a wonderful dynamisme on thi image!

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2255 W: 203 N: 2719] (12516)
  • [2007-01-28 20:33]

Hi Ben, Good action photograph. Realistic with all the dust. Good clarity and colours. Good to see the horses in full flight. Murray.

Hi Benjamin,
This is a truly great shot. I hadn't seen it previously but it happened to be on your introduction page when I opened it. You've captured some fantastic action with beautiful colours, wonderful depth (helped by the dust behind the leading riders) and amazing detail. Your image quality is really impressive and the overall composition is as good as I think is possible to achieve. I also found your note very interesting and informative.
Excellent work, my friend.


Hi Benjamin,
Very impressive, great shot. Totally natural history. The colours and sharpness are perfect. The background is nicely out of focus. Well done and TFS.

Simplesmente perfeita.
Marcelo Almeida

Hello Benjamin.

Excellent picture, nice composition and colors.

Jose Luis.

Great shot. Thecolor seem a bit deep and I think that add to the moment. Great shot.

stunning photo

Bonjour Ben,
Superbe shot, quels beaux mouvements bien nets et les couleurs extras.
A+ Joseph

Hello Benjamin

This photo reminds me of the movies that i saw about Jankiskhan and his grand son Holako,maybe i did spell them wrong. Your photo has good colors,and a nice frame


Absolute wonderful!!
Colours, contrast, theme . . . everything!!

Bello scatto!
I miei complimenti signor Beniamino.
Ad Majora.

Hi Benjamin,
An impressive scenery! Excellent shot, captured and beautiful composition. Excellent work!
Best regards.

Just a great action photo! Colour, light, movement, culture!

Hi Benjamin,
really action moment.Positioning, sharp details and the light are excellent.

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  • xramm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 278 W: 66 N: 125] (1831)
  • [2007-02-10 2:43]

Hi Benjamin
This photo looks like a war in the field.
Good ambiance, and good misty background.

Hello Benjamin:

Fantastic shot !!!
Aftear reading all these compliment on your work I cannot fin words to express how gorgeous is.

If I only could give 10 points for this photograph... I'd do it !

and have a great weekend,


benjamin, excellent capyture of motion. outstanding.

Grande momento!
Grande foto!
As cores, o dinamismo, a luz, tudo perfeito...
Parece um quadro!


Wow Benjamin, what more to say to this fine photo. One to be very proud of for sure.
The light cascading on your foreground subjects is superb and the troops bringing up the rear amidst the dust is out of this world.
Well done, Kudos.

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  • sebcz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 667 W: 149 N: 348] (2345)
  • [2007-02-22 7:10]

Hi Ben!
How on Earth did I not see it before?
Great shot, frozen action, both aperture and shutter set perfectly.
I like the blue accent colour.

Hi Benjamin

A great foreground, with the movement highlighted by the background, veiled by the dust.
One of the best images I have seen on TE.
I like it.


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  • Cara Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 90 N: 422] (2059)
  • [2007-02-23 14:43]

Hello Benjamim,
Great Shot!
Beautifull moment well captured!

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  • jasmis Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3162 W: 831 N: 3819] (58603)
  • [2007-02-26 6:23]

One of the best photos here in TE. Very dynamic and perfect by technical mean.
Thanks for sharing. Regards.

What a colors... its looks like a painting.. really wonderful shot.. i really like the motion of these guys..angle is perfect.looks complete picture.. good one..

Superbe photo où le mouvement et la vitesse des cheveaux sont bien retranscrits


wonderful work...

Hi benjamin
a great photo with the good moment!
I hope to go to mongolia a day, more the space and land, but these festivities are terrific for photographers
regards dilane

Olá Ben, there are days in our life that are unique and remembered for a long time. That's what I feel in this 5th of August of 2006 of yours. This seems to have been an incredible festival and you are showing us a very interesting series of it. It reminds me my experience in the Camel fair in India, from which I didn't even start a series.
Since this successful one was in your featured photos, I decided to make a visit and contribute so it may be reach some kind of record... :))))
I feel like I'm inside a movie...or travelled back in time, 800 years. It's a superb action shot, but you already know that. Congratulations!
p.s.- more than 70 countries? I sure envy you, man!

Hi Ben,
Very good moment shot with great compo contrast, lights and colours!
Best wishes,

Hi Benjamin,
Superb composition.
Very good work.
Wonderful colors and sharpness.
Best wishes. Uğur

Hi Benjamin,
Good choice of shuttle speed of this mongolian cavalery. Great dinamyc photo.
Well done.

Hello Benjamin,
Good capture of this cavalery, this action shot is very impressive! Very good work.

Hi Benjamin,

Impressive scene, I like the composition, the light and the intensity of the contrasts create a very interesting atmosphere, it really seems a battle, without a doubt a great work, congratulations.


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  • leo61 Gold Star Critiquer [C: 4168 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2007-03-16 0:48]

Hi Ben!
It`s time to give your masterpiece two more points.
You had a perfect timing to catch them in this position and you managed the bright light very well.Excellent sharpness and a nice background,too.

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  • gelor Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 913 W: 23 N: 338] (3233)
  • [2007-03-25 4:53]

Bonjour Benjamin,
Je ne sais pas comment j'ai pu passer au-dessus de cette image ! Une M E R V E I L L E ! Félicitations très sincères.

Hi Benjamin
This is a fantastic action shot. Very dynamic. Gengis Khan would be proud of it.
Pierre Lacombe

Best action capture I have seen so far! Looks like like painting, unbelievable! Thanks for sharing, I'm deeply impressed!

Hi Benjamin,
Perfect shot.Everythig is very nice but light is first.

This shot is incredibly beautiful..
Congratulations and thanks for sharin' it.

the best!

Hi Benjamin

Rare and strong scene, almost out of Hollywood’s studio…
Very sharp and colorful, perfect composition



Hi Ben
It's a fantastic picture... I like it and TFS

best regards

Hi Benjamin,
Very powerful shot. The colors the dust the noise the atmosphere...and you froze the horses in air.
With their uniform this isn't a horse race, but a battle. This matches any still from the battle movies.
waseem khan

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  • atus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2152 W: 208 N: 4536] (15856)
  • [2007-04-25 14:40]

Hello Ben,
this shot full of dynamism is really spectacular. The timing and exposure are perfect and the dof with the riders covered partially by the dust is fantastic and greatly contrasting with those in the fg.
Very well done!
Tfs and best regards.

Hi Benjamin.

No Comments - Just Excelent.

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  • Didi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 8687 W: 4463 N: 15271] (61475)
  • [2007-04-30 10:24]

Hello Benjamin
Very good success in this composition.
A n interesting historical scene like a high class film scenery.
Very good contrast with the two main subjects in front with the dust in background.

perfect composition! the only thing i can critique is the framing, it could be better, but the whole rest (colors, capture and sharpness etc.)is flawless!
p.s. the first horse looks as if it was going to fall, doesn't it?

Lots of words have already been written on this image of yours, Benjamin, so I will add my appreciation of it by adding 2 more points to your massive tally which you truly deserve.

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  • Nina Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 754 W: 280 N: 116] (5067)
  • [2007-05-05 4:52]

Wow!Amazing capture Ben, but I dare say you know that by now ;)

Hi Benjamin,

One of the most spectacular picture of your gallery. Colorful and a lot of actions in this one.


It strikes me that Asian men are usually somewhat shorter than their Western European and American counterparts. Here, these guys actually look taller than their horses! These must by some county fair ponies or something... they certainly don't look 16 hands high at the shoulders!

Sorry for choosing this but it really stands out. A fantastic carnival of movement and power. This is really a cracking shot Benjamin, one of the best I have seen on TE. Bravo.

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  • alford Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 762 W: 42 N: 994] (4001)
  • [2007-05-31 22:14]

Hi Benjamin! Been looking at you gallery and can't help to add my 2 points here. Action-packed shot, it looks like we're transported back in time. Love the expression of their faces, the colors and the dust. rgds.

Bonjour Benjamin,

Cette image est magnifique, on croit entendre le galop des chevaux... Superbes couleurs.

sensational shot, looks like a shot from centuries ago!

Hello Benjamin,
Great capture of movement and background counterbalancing foreground!

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  • GPL (94)
  • [2007-10-07 6:20]


This cought my eye immediately, you've really captured the excitement of the moment. Wonderful colours, great shot. Well done.


Wow!!!! Great shot!!! You perfectly composed this one and caught a beautiful action. Everything is perfect!

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  • MarcT Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2055 W: 428 N: 4747] (20964)
  • [2007-10-23 1:04]

Hi Benjamin,
I'm discovering your pictures.
I saw the last one but also this picture.
I can't refrain myself of commenting this extraordinary picture.
It's stunning and you immediately know why everybody was so afraid of these Mongols.

Fantastic and *really unique* picture!
I wish you a points TE record!


...a million dollar shot... Fantastic..

Hi Benjamin,
simply stunning and impact image!
Fantastic shot!
A smile

sharp, good layout, good layering.

Oh man!!! what a shot.I am being driven back to the Genghiz khan's days!!! i've always been facinated by the subject called genghiz khan.Thanks for posting a photo that reflects his life. And, how on earth i missed your beautiful gallery for so long ?

No doubts about so many points recognizing your great work here. Looks like a cinematographic work. Congratulations! Regards, Jaed.



Gr8 shot. Really it looks like some hollywood shot. you have nicely selected the angle and Nice pov.



fantastic picture - full of dynamism and power. thank you !

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  • jazu Silver Star Critiquer [C: 25 W: 6 N: 6] (415)
  • [2008-01-07 17:07]

Hi Benjamin
Wow that a magnificent image. Great action going on here.
Colours and sharpness are excellent. This is National Geographic quality photo.
Great job

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  • coco Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5177 W: 140 N: 6388] (30439)
  • [2008-01-15 15:27]

Hi Benjamin and congratulations for this incredible work.
It is amazing and I love it.

Technically is perfect, but it is much more than this.

Thanks for sharing.

I think this is absolutely perfect. You timed it perfect...you just got it all right. It's a crazy wonderful shot, and really does make me feel like I've gone back in time.

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  • zmey Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1234 W: 95 N: 1748] (7335)
  • [2008-01-31 5:35]

wow, benjamin

this is quite some sight... looks like genghis han's army has stepped out of the history books and charging at us full speed... fantastic timing, detail and composition.

my sincere compliments and TFS

Excellent POV, nice composition with the action element captured very well...

Hi Benjamin,
Another prize-winner is of course this one. I can imagine it in a double-page spread in a great magazine.

Hi Ben,

An excellent action shot, very well framed too, TFS


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  • mpdre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 248 W: 1 N: 250] (1611)
  • [2008-02-10 15:33]

Hi Benjamin,
Even if I am a bit late, I want to congratulate you for this epic reportage. Amazing shot. An image full of strength and with excellent technical qualities. Fantastic!

hello Benjamin
when I came in your gallery,I saw this incredible photo!The light,the colours,the timing,the frame,everything is technically excellent!And it shows a unusual festivity,that is really interesting,like your excellent note!A masterpiece!

hello benjamin,

Bonjour Benjamin,
Superbe image!

Truly amazing! Perfect timing, great compo, beautiful colors, amazing sharpness. Regards, Yvonne

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  • munte Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 18 W: 0 N: 53] (373)
  • [2008-04-11 10:24]

Wow, great shot! Dynamic. I like the galloping horses frozen in the air.
To be critical, I think it is a touch too saturated, and I would have liked if the image was a bit wider, especially to the left...

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  • mems (130)
  • [2008-04-11 10:55]

Hi benjamin,
who is extraordinarily a splendid shot. I want look at time on time to your photograph. I put him my fovories.

Hi Benjamin,
Splendid action shot with high sharpness of the foreground horses, contrasting with the blurred background. Thanks for the very informative note.
Take care,

What an terrific sight, Benjamin! absolutely perfect photo of the horseriders rushing forward.

Hi Benjamin!
It's very nice shot of decisive moment! I can feel like in a historical movie!


Great dynamic photo, very nice color and cpture

Hi Benjamin,

Very good, impressive photo. Excellent sharpness.
Like a scene from some historical movie.
nice colours, great dinamyc.


What a lot of writing, excellent photography, great dynamics, applause.


Brilliant work of photography here, I guess this should be added in text books for the students to learn how to wait for the right 'moment'.

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  • Poet Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 25 W: 0 N: 48] (354)
  • [2009-04-09 6:39]

I understand that this is a picture that you posted long ago, but it pulls my attention, because it is so great! The Mongolian riders are so well captured and isolated. All the horses and riders behind are diffused by the dust. It is a great pleasure to look at this picture.

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  • Vasa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2208 W: 0 N: 95] (515)
  • [2009-04-18 1:27]

Hi Benjamin, friend,

I am honored by your visit - you the king of the photos on this site. My personal pleasure is to decorate this planet level picture from Mongolia. Keep your Nikon and be happy!

Friendly your


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  • pen Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 116 W: 78 N: 63] (509)
  • [2009-04-21 1:35]

This is a replay of what i've seen on the theatre before titled "Genghis Khan" ... what a shot .... Very Impressive with capital "I".

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  • hispic Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1191 W: 368 N: 1784] (9652)
  • [2009-04-22 19:56]

Hi Benjamin,
Extremely stunning shot! superb framing and moment. A raising cloud of dust produces a great perspective making soldiers in front stand out. This is by far the best picture.
Best wishes, Hisashi

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  • cagla Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 484 W: 6 N: 621] (4342)
  • [2009-05-10 14:51]

This one is extraordinarily wonderful, as is obvious from the points it's got. Congrats and thanks for sharing such a great shot inTE. Regards.

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  • fotka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 9 N: 1211] (5751)
  • [2009-08-05 12:17]

Hi Benjamin,
What a fantastic shot! It is a great composition, light and colours. You captured a wonderful moment of action. I am adding this photo to my favorites.
Thank you for sharing,

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  • cak Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 468 W: 21 N: 49] (4931)
  • [2010-03-06 9:15]

it is like an historichal scene.and effektive zoom are there

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  • SEYBAN (0)
  • [2010-03-29 3:05]

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Bonjour Benjamin,
C'est une photo extraordinaire. Elle ferait une superbe couverture pour un livre sur la Mongolie et son histoire. J'aime le dynamisme donné par ces chevaux au galop. Du très beau travail !

great shot!...
I wanted to be there...
It's just like a scene from an epic movie.

Hello Benjamin,
Very impresive and colourful action picture.
Excellent composition.
BR Giedrius

Hi Benjamin,

Brilliant, brilliant photo...everything about this is perfect, the sense of dynamism, the rising dust, the wonderful light and the sharpness...perfect!



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  • yeln Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1077 W: 55 N: 2227] (11516)
  • [2011-02-10 21:59]

hi Ben
odlično izbran trenutek, ki je fantastičen!!!
kljub prahu, ki ga dvigujejo konji je ostrina v FG enkratna. iskrene čestitke za fantastičen strel!!! tfs!
lep dan, vojko
(google slovenian)

Bonjour Benjamin,
un moment d'exception = une image d'exception ...
on ne ne plus être tout à fait le mêmeaprès avoir réalisé une image pareille ...

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  • Ricx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 994 W: 51 N: 2900] (13495)
  • [2011-02-25 23:32]

Hi Ben,, an amazing image -- I guess at the end of the day so much can be said about it, withe the colours coming out of the dust, the clarity, the action the BG etc.. just an amzing image which I guess you are very proud of.. very useful note well done Rich

Hello Benjamin,
Wow, it seems a scene of a colossal! Impressive. Very well done.
Have a nice day,

You can really feel the history in this picture, a different actionshot and captured with excellency!

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  • Tibo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 187 W: 0 N: 193] (1906)
  • [2013-01-07 7:20]

Great motion and depth. Light and sharpness is just perfect!

Hi Benjamin,
Great capture! The frozen movement of horses and riders and the cloud of dust behind reflect the speed and give a spectacular side. Well done!

Maybe one of the most beatiful images in this site!

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