Located in the northern part of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, near China's borders at Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, Hemu is a village inhabited by several hundred families descended from nomadic Mongols, Kazakhs, and Tuvas. In October 2007, I stayed there for 3 days to photograph around the village with other 20+ photo-pros. It was a cloudy afternoon. Some sheep & horses were browsing at the foot of a hill covered by silver birch. The herderman was riding on a horse & passing though my camera's viewfinder.