Wednesday, November 4, 2009

May 29 Morning, Bayanbulak 巴音布魯克

And we got an early wake up, remain half sleep in the car, 2 hours later we arrived the spot we came in the first day, cold, but we are ready to enter the field!
Bayanbulak morning presents a different beauty. Serene, tranquil, somewhat cold, but it was the kind of cold before warmth. I took 2 Nikon with me, a D3X with 24-70 zoom and a D3 with 70-200 zoom, walked on the frost covered grassland, composing the scenery surrounded me. And by the way, a compact Canon G10 in my pocket.
This image, taken with Nikon D3X + AF-S 24-70/2.8G ED. Quiet early morning allows the water in this small pond a total stillness.

Thin ice on the water, although this is in early summer, Bayanbulak can still get quite cold during the night. I snap this image using the Canon G10 inside my pocket, although a small camera, it is capable of capturing nice detail image. As I have repeat perhaps too many times, keep a pocket camera such as Canon G10 in your pocket when traveling, or whenever you go, is not a bad idea. My Canon G10 has proved its value over and over, at least it is to me. I have absolutely no problem shooting with it side by side with larger DSLR or even medium format digital cameras. And speaking of pocket size, without question, the Sigma Dp-1 that I also bring along, or the DP-2 I bought after this trip, is even a better option.
A buffalo crossing the pond. Shot with Nikon D3X and AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED.Also shot with Nikon D3X with the 70-200/2.8 zoom, capture this pair of duck cruising on the river.With the temperature getting warmer, the clear and bright view in front of us is a majestically display of high mountain ranges, Xinjiang, such beautiful, and in such grand scale, also shot with Nikon D3X and 70-200/2.8 zoom.Frosted grasses under the warm morning sun. Shot with Canon G10.A wild dog crossing the water, this image shot with Nikon D3X with AF-S VR 70-200/2.8G IF-ED.Thin ice remained on the surface of small stream. Canon G10.A lonely yak looking over the horizon. Capture with Canon G10.My lovely wife, Pook, climbed on the steep hill to try to get a better point of image making, with her G10.spring just on the road side, clear, I drank it, nice!