Saturday, July 18, 2009

May 27 Across the faces of snow-covered mountain 翻過冰雪覆蓋的大阪

Happy as we are, the road to Bayanbulak 巴音布魯克草原 is not with obstacles. We have to climb and cross this section of great Tien Shan 天山, on winding road over faces of mountain (local calls 大阪), we are still hours away and Huang Zheng continue to warn that we will very possible miss the sunset if we stop photography too often! Warning is a matter, incapable of stopping is another. While continue to ascent, we were again move above snow line, approx. 3,000 meters above sea level and the road becomes slippery. But what a beautiful ride! Took quite a few pictures using Nikon D3X with AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED.The shepherd and the herds of sheep on the grassland.Sheep on the snow-melting hillBeautiful winding roads and views, also with Nikon D3X.Pook and Neo牛哥Some shots with Nikon D3 with AF-S 24-70/2.8G ED, the strong wind ripple the surface of the snow.This one a closer shot, using Canon G10.But soon we arrived at a section where the entire road was blocked for paving, totally stop the traffic from both direction of highway. Coming this far, we are certainly not willing to accept to have to wait for hours before the heavy road paving machine to clear itself, while waiting, Neo went on to survey alternative route, and it did not take long to find out, and we ended up have a short section of exciting off-road - watch the video.
And finally, the road becomes smooth again, and we are heading to Bayanbulak! Everybody is happy!

1 comment:

fortuitous faery said...

absolutely spectacular scenery!