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Cowboys

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California, U.S.A. 2008 What can I say? This is for manly men only. One reason I like this photo is because of all the cowboys hollering encouragement. It is soooo Norman Rockwell!! I was shooting with a long lens from … Continue reading

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Encounter in Istanbul

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Istanbul, Turkey 2008 Apparently kerchiefs and overcoats cannot overcome the feminine charms of Turkish woman. This man seems quite interested. Is it the pheromones?  

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Puppet Show in Khiva

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Khiva, Uzbekistan 2012 Torie and I waited for hours for the puppet show to begin. The “curtain” was delayed because the honored guest, the president’s daughter, had not arrived. I don’t think she ever did arrive, but finally the show went … Continue reading

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Procession in Mongolia

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Mongolia 2014 Jim Zuckerman chose our vantage point at the Eagle Festival and to this day, I feel grateful. We faced the mountain; this barren, scrub-covered, brown hill that provided a perfect backdrop to our photos. The shade from the mountain … Continue reading

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Arbat Street Reflection

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  Moscow, Russia 2009 Arbat Street is a place where you can meet your old friends or find new ones. Musicians play for donations, artists display canvasses, hucksters sell doo-dads from China and lovers stroll. When we were here in … Continue reading

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Mongolian Transportation

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Mongolia 2014 A Kazakh man in Western Mongolia rides his camel at a mile eating pace. The rider seems snug sitting bareback between the two humps. The camel is pacing: the lateral legs moving in tandem. This gives the body a side … Continue reading

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Mongolian Archers

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Mongolia 2014 I have been corrected. These men are not Tuvan. They are Uriankhai. But the blog about Tuva is correct. I was told that the archers competing as part of the Eagle Festival were of Tuvan descent. Tuva lies … Continue reading

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At Home in Mongolia

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Western Mongolia 2014 We stayed here with a Mongolian family for two and a half days. We women bunked in the nearest ger and the men on our tour slept in the farthest ger. The family, who were our hosts, … Continue reading

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Eagle Hunters of Mongolia

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Western Mongolia 2014 The eagle hunter rode into the arena at a brisk canter, shrieking a high-pitched cry that sounded to me like the cry of an eagle. He extended his “eagle arm”, the one his eagle normally perches on … Continue reading

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Mongolia Unchanged

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Mongolia 2014 Herds of animals are a common sight in Mongolia. This scene was only an hour from the capital of the country, Ulanbaatar.  The land is open grassland, but I read that there are forests north of Ulanbaatar. When … Continue reading

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