Saturday, November 21, 2009

May 31, Overnight nearby Lake Bosten

Back on Neo's Land Cruiser, we are on the way again, heading to the hotel. Neo told us earlier today, we will be stay by the lake, and we all look forward to it, not to mention some fresh fish from the lake.
But of course, our focus is still on getting good images, and we stopped by a farm land on the road, took some pictures.
This one, bundles of straws, taken with Nikon D3.The land around the lake is rich of saline and alkaline, this is an image of my step crack the surface of the soil. Shot with Nikon D3, with AF-S 24-70/2.8G ED.The saline and alkaline does not only leaves its mark on the soil, also on the surface of the steel on the small bridge to the farm.Moving on, we are approaching our lake view hotel. Ok, this may sound too romantic, but it is and it is not. Chinese government did a good job to make sure the decision from the central is strictly followed, so we were really not going to stay in a hotel with a beach front. but then nobody else did. The hotel we stayed over night there, in fact, were among the better ones in this entire trip, and of course a good dinner, it is situated on a small hill and within a very reasonable distance to the vast lake, and now, you really get the idea how big this lake is, with no end in sight. Make no mistake, China is 3rd largest country as far as land mass is concerned, it also stretch over a very dramatic landscape on earth, many leading landscape feature in China is most likely also world class. This image, taken in front of our hotel, a sunset view of Lake Bosten, with some horses and buffalo on the beach. With Nikon D3X + AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED. And what a fantastic way to get relaxed.And some dried land nearby the hotel, still reminds me the Taklamakan Desert. Shot with Nikon D3 + AF-S 24-70/2.8G ED.

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