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Black gobi II
Adjoining the borders of Dunhuang City and Qinghai Province is the Black Gobi Desert mountain range. Over the stretch of two years, I have taken multiple trips across the area on my cross-country vehicle, documenting the hilly parts of Gobi that very much resemble the Moon’s surface, Due to the pervasive sandstorms whipping over the area, as well as the sandy pebbles and loose soil underneath the tires, there’s only so much I could have done on the wheels with our cross-country vehicles. The vehicles can only get us as far as a few dozens of kilometers across the endless hills. What’s worse, to get to some of our pre-digitally-planned vantage points, we actually had to scale mountains after mountains of precipitousness. These photos were taken in a depopulated zone. To take photos of the starry sky, we risked driving across a river late at night, and our car narrowly escaped being washed away by the river; to find a right angle, we drove into a sharp stone area, and unfortunately, our car had a flat tire when it was getting dark, so we had to spend a cold night in the desert. These are only two little incidents, there are many things like this in the process of shooting.
Urho Ghost city, also known as Urho Wind City, presents a large-scale and majestic strange wind erosion landscape which finished its formation in the long-term wind erosion, with unique wind erosion landform and strange shapes. Looking around, people will find it’s like a castle standing vertically in the vast Gobi Desert. It has become dense, scattered but regular shapes of sandstone after the long-term effect of nature.
In the region where Haixi and Dunhuang meet, there is a bewildering expanse of black Gobi hills. Qilian Mountains lie to its east and Lop Nur situates to its west. It has a typical plateau landform and due to the high altitude the climate is cold and windy all year round. In the autumn of 2020, I drove to this uninhabited land. Meeting my eyes was a weird, little-known landform that took its shape more than 75 million years ago, making it an explorer haven. The black Gobi consists of soft soil, very tricky for vehicular travel. Most of the region is not passable to vehicles, so I had to travel on foot. Along with the dusk always came the icy wind. The desert and the Gobi, bearing no vegetation, appeared in various shapes and continuously from the horizon. I hoped to explore this territory in my own way and record those beautiful moments.
Pink is the delicate sweetness, tenderness and innocence. Pink is the supreme romance, elegance and nobility. Pink is a beautiful reverie, rendering the fragments of infinite imagination. Originated from the collision of nature and reality, pink brings out new possibilities, so as to present a more evolved aesthetic language. The truly addictive color lies not only in the appearance, but also the desire that can't be wiped off. Pink is nature, youth, unspeakable sexy, and creative soul that spills out of the four seasons.
Mist Hotan Prefecture
This group of surreal creative works is created by a storm coming up in the desert. This group of works was shot in China's Taklamakan Desert, the world's second-largest drifting sand, which is known as the Sea of Death. Animal carcasses and fur can be seen everywhere when walking into the boundary line of the desert. Sand dunes are expanding continuously in the desert. Affected by wind, sand dunes shift frequently. The wind can blow up sand walls to three times high.
The Monument Valley Geoscience Museum is located on the volcanic islands, Zhangzhou. It is located in the coastal zone from Qianting Town to Fotan Town in Zhangpu County, Fujian, about 50 kilometers away from Xiamen, Zhangzhou and Zhangpu County. The Monument Valley Geoscience Museum is a building with colorful exterior walls in the volcanic islands. The unique architectural style and well-organized architectural structure make people feel like they are staying in a perfect dream, and these dream-like scenarios are exist in reality.
The singing sand lands in western China are mainly deserts, where dunes stand like mountains. Therefore, they are also called singing sand mountains. Singing sand is also called musical sand. It is a peculiar natural phenomenon that exists in many places in the world. Influenced by various climatic and geographical factors, such as wind blows, sand slides or interactions with each other, fine sand grains dominated by quartz rotate in the airflow and the surface cavities can cause "diabolo" - a buzzing sound. The place where the buzzing sound occurs is called a singing sand land. The sand mountains are all formed by the accumulation of fine sand. They have different shapes. The sand grains have five colors, namely, red, yellow, blue, white, and black. They are crystal clear and spotless.
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A city where hundreds of thousands of people once lived, but now it is empty and ruined. In the vast Gobi Desert of Qinghai, there are huge complexes lined up in rows. The houses here are ordered and the roads criss-cross, but they are empty, the houses collapsed, and there are ruins.
Emerald Lake II
"Emerald Lake" belongs to the magnesium sulfate subtype salt lake. It is the third largest artificial lake in Haixi Prefecture, covering an area of more than 26 square kilometers. It produces good quality potassium, magnesium, lithium and other elements. Because the salt bed is alternately and crystal-clear with light green, emerald green and deep blue lake water, the locals call it "Emerald Lake".