Thursday, November 11, 2010

神奇的巴丹吉林沙漠 The Amazing Badan Desert

光与影

湖水清澈如镜,使天空和沙丘的倒影更美丽

巴丹有144个湖泊,水是沙漠生命的泉源

哪是沙丘?哪是水?哪是倒影?

晨光照耀下的沙丘

我们凌晨5时从兰州开车,路径武威和金昌,再过了一段颇长修着的公路后,才进入内蒙地带。历时超过11小时,全程700多公里,终在下午4时半,才抵达阿拉善右旗的巴丹吉林沙漠景区入口处。比原定时间迟了3小时,让我们错过黄昏的拍摄时间!

普通的车进不了沙漠心脏地带,我们预先在景区处租了一部越野车进入沙漠。这些车子都经过改装,车厢内安置铁架确保车身更稳固和安全,即使开多快,路有多陡,都不会把人抛出车外。我们被令系上安全带,这在大陆是少见的,因为一般师傅都不系带。

沙漠是无边无际的黄沙,没路,没指示牌,司机凭着其超强和过人的方向感和沿着其他车子的轮胎痕迹,带着我们冲沙浪。驾车师傅是位年轻的蒙古人,有六年在巴丹开车的经验,他那高超的驾驶技术让我折服,数百平方公里的大沙漠,成了他施展驾驶技术的最佳赛场。

沙漠处处是高低不平的沙丘,车子时上斜坡时下陡坡,师傅不仅要控制时速,还要快速地更换排档,一次上不了斜坡,就要后退再试第二次。我们宛如置身在一艘漂流在汪洋大海的小船,翻云覆雨般,感到惊险万分。其中一团员因晕车和受不了刺激,沿途呕吐不停,这也是冲沙的代价了。

抵达住宿地点时,夜幕已低垂,夜间的沙漠,宁静得只听到风声,满天都是星斗。幸好这里没有风沙,有些游客不住蒙古包,就地扎营。整日的行程已让我们劳累不堪,再好的景色也无心观看。9时未到,大伙都钻进帐篷会周公去了。沙漠温差较大,白天晴空万里,晚上却接近零度,配上冷风,即使穿上保暖衣物和棉被,还是感觉刺骨难眠。

真正开始拍摄,是在第二天早上。我们清晨6时准时出发,赶往必鲁图的山脚下被称为巴丹吉林沙漠的珠峰,也是世界最高的沙峰-等待第一道光线的到来。

当太阳慢慢升起时,寂静的沙漠就像是刚睡醒的美人,懒洋洋的,却充满活力。在光和影的笼罩下,沙丘展现出她哪美丽的线条, 神奇,美艳,让人不禁惊叹:造物者确是一位伟大的艺术家!

巴丹吉林沙漠占地4万多平方公里,是世界上第4大的沙漠,拥有大小100多个湖泊。不久前被『中国国家地理』杂志评为中国最美的沙漠,而名声大噪,吸引了更多海内外的旅客前来。

诺尔图就是较出名的湖泊之一,我们站在一个较高的沙丘往低拍摄。在柔软的旭日照射下,沙丘上的光影和湖泊中的倒影,产生梦幻般的视觉效果,让人分不出哪里是沙丘,哪个是倒影!

最后,我们来到另一个湖泊-宝日陶勒盖景点。湖水清澈见底,一群鱼儿在水中嬉戏。在蓝天的称托下,沙漠和湖泊充满着动感和活力,大家都忙着拍摄,玩得不亦乐乎!

巴丹吉林沙漠之旅可说是走马看花,由于行程紧凑,加上流失的时间,让我们感觉遗憾。但这美丽的邂逅,却令我回味至今。

Badan Jilin Desert, which covers an area of about 47,000 square kilometers, situated in Inner Mongolia, is the 4th biggest desert in the world. Chinese National Geography magazine voted it as the most beautiful desert in China.

It took us more than 11 hours by road from Lanzou to the entrance of this beautiful desert. After the registration at the park headquarter, immediately we went inside the desert by a four-wheel drive. It turned out to be an exciting journey. We hold our breath when our driver was negotiating many sharp turns and drove up and down the sand dunes. It took us about another two hours to reach the place where we were going to spend the night.

Believe it or not, there are about 144 lakes in the desert. The highest dune on earth, about 500 meters high is also found here.

We got up early in the morning the next day and waited for the first ray of the morning sun to emerge at the foot of the tallest dune. I managed to capture a few images that show the light, shadow and the reflection of the dunes.

My stay in the desert is brief with only a few hours of shooting. I definitely wish to come back again.


8 comments:

平阳居 said...

常到访欣赏您的作品,非常佩服也羡慕。因为我也老来爱上摄影,但老牛拖车,希望从您的作品,获得熏陶。

foodbin said...

such a fascinating place and the photos are just breathtaking and amazing !

山城客 said...

在有功底的摄影大师手里,沙漠也可以很美丽,喜欢您这构图,不信人间有此景,哈哈。

果然云淡风轻,不问政事后,无官一身轻,傲游天下揽美景!

羡慕您!

Joseph and Joanna said...

amazing landscape :)

C K Hon said...

平阳居-欢迎游览。如有终身学习的精神,年龄不是问题。欢迎交流。

foodbin- nice to hear from you again, thank you...

山城客-久违了,谢谢你的到访。

Joseph and Joanna- thank you..

jenny said...

Dato Hon,

您的摄影技巧又进步了。。。。

剑遥 said...

2 thumbs up... looking at ur picture made me add another destination in my travel list

山城客 said...

Datuk,
祝福您元旦快乐!