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Home is Where You Put It
Photograph by Gordon Wiltsie

In minutes a cold patch of snowy ground will become transformed into a felt-walled palace, where 13-year-old Bogii and his family will recoup from the day's migration with a meal of mutton and milky tea. Before the sun rises they'll take down the ger, pack up the oxen, and begin all over again.

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Kodachrome 200
Lens: Nikon 17-35mm zoom
Speed and F-Stop: 1/30 @ f/5.6

Weather Conditions: Snowy and windy
Time of Day: Early afternoon
Lighting Techniques: Very light fill flash with a Nikon SB-28
Special Equipment or Comments: Every time a family came into camp it was like a multi-ring circus, and I often found it hard to decide where to point my camera. Every situation took careful attention and a broad number of exposures to hit the perfect moment.



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