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Glorious sunrise over Hemu Village, Xinjiang China

北疆-梦幻般的禾木村日出

 

North Xinjiang, China - Day 3

 

Panoramic view of the glorious sunrise over Hemu village, with morning mist hanging over the surrounding mountains covered by spectacular layers of autumn colors. The entire scene is something out of a fairytale.

 

To shot this image, I climbed up a hilltop before dawn, in order to capture the first slice of morning sunlight shining from the other side of the mountains.

 

Near the border of Kirgistan, Mongolia and Sibiria, Hemu is a Mongolian tribe Tuwa minority village located in northern part of Xinjiang province in China. It is ranked by Chinese National Geography magzine as one of the six most beautiful villages in China.

 

Stitched together from three separate images. No HDR.

 

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Taken on September 20, 2011