I met this lovely young lady while visiting the remarkable Samanid Mausoleum in Bukhara. When she saw me jotting down notes and taking photographs she approached me in that wonderful way children often do. She spoke excellent english and asked question after question from an intelligent curious mind. A while later she took me around the corner to meet her mother at the family shop. After introductions we chatted a bit and I asked if I could take their portrait.
This is a black and white conversion of horses grazing at Song-Kol Lake in Kyrgyzstan. It was early on a bitterly cold morning. We had spent the night in a yurt and were headed further into the mountains on our overland passage to China. The sun had just come up to illuminate the distant mountains on the far side of this vast high altitude landscape. The conversion was performed in Silver Efex Pro 2.