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Waning Days in the Sun
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

With September's snow dusting the peaks surrounding northern Mongolia's Darhad valley, herders are busy fattening their animals for their coming migration to winter pastures. Over the course of a few weeks in October and early November, hundreds of families will move thousands of cattle, sheep, goats, and horses through these 10,000-foot (3,000-meter) mountains.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Velvia 50
Lens: Nikon 300mm ED
Speed and F-Stop: 1/200 @ f/8

Weather Conditions: Slightly overcast
Time of Day: Afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Natural
Special Equipment or Comments: To hold the camera steady, I braced it on the canvas roof of our truck. I also chose the 300mm lens to enhance the majesty of the mountains.



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