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Yunnan Province, China


In the far north of Yunnan Province, past a small town of Deqin, lies a view of the Meili Snow Mountain Range. The main mountain of attraction is Kawakarpo (or Kawagebo or Mount Meili) but to its south and 700m lower in altitude is Miancimu (Kawakarpo's wife according to legend). This mountain is probably more photogenic that Kawakarpo itself but seems to get far less attention.


I took this image as part of a larger pano but I decided in the end that these 2 frames deserved a piece of the action by themselves. Taken on a frosty morning from just outside Fei Lai with 3 hard GND, the trusty gitzo tripod and sigma 70-200. I look forward to taking images of mountains on my upcoming trip with the new canon edition of that lens to see if there is any difference in image quality!. I was worried about the banding that appears on the image but as a test print at 12X18" , there was no apparent banding. phew!


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Taken on November 7, 2009