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Tashkurgan (Xinjiang Province), China - An officer of the local barracks
Thaskurgan is a small town located at 3500 mts of altitude in the plateau of Pamir. It is on the Karakoram Highway which follows the old "Silk Road" route from China to Pakistan. Travelling from China it is the last town before the border with Pakistan, and 120km over the Khunjerab Pass from Sust in Pakistan, which is the border crossing town. It is almost on the borders of both Afghanistan and Tajikistan, and close to the borders of Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. It is a recommended overnight stop for travellers from China in order to have the best chance of crossing the snow-prone Khunjerab Pass (4700 mts) in daylight.
Nikon F5, Nikkor 35-70mm, Fujichrome Velvia
A wonderful picture! It feels like I'm looking through the cleanest air in the world. Crisp and clear, and the colour tones match very nicely.
I also like your text that tells me interesting things about what I see. The man on the bicycle gives the final touch, such odd clothes for riding a bicycle. Gives me a lot of room for imagination.
If you permit only one thing caused me a little cognitive dissonance, that was the face (I thought it was the dodge tool, but it wasn't, I saw…) comparing whith the hands. Maybe if this was more equity (less stong in the face and a little pronounced on the hands) it would be even a better image.
It is my opinion, but that doesn't mean this is true. Maybe the magic it's exactly this dissonance…
Regards, from Portugal,
It surprises me much that you even ever travelled to Xinjiang province......:) Isn't that not convenient for one visiting there who cannot speak Chinese?
An outstanding one it does, as usual! You should have your own gallery section here...
Many of you asked me about the editing of this photo. Well, nothing special: I only selected the face (which was very dark) and I adjusted the levels and improved the brightness inside that selection only. So I obtained a "flashlight" effect. More the usual editing for all my photos: KPT Equalizer to improve the sharpness, Neat Image to remove the noise.