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Jie Shan Pass


Xinjiang, China
     

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CAMERA:
LENS: @ 26mm (39mm in 35mm film SLR)
SHUTTER SPEED: 1/640s | APERTURE: f/5.6
METERING: Matrix | SHOOTING MODE: Aperture Priority
ISO: 200 | FLASH: Not used | SUPPORT: Handheld

SHOOTING DATE: 2006-10-08 (Sun), 19:11:31
LATITUDE: N 34° 32' 36.5" | LONGITUDE: E 80° 25' 10.9" | ALTITUDE: 5206m



The most ridiculous thing on the Xinjiang-Tibet Highway -- here is the border between Xinjiang and Tibet (Jie-shan in chinese means "Border Mountain"). On the sign it said "Altitude: 6700m". However, my GPS said it was merely 5206m! This fabricated altitude number has scared too many people, also gave faked proud to many others.

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Photographer: Vince Li.
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