If last week’s post was on one end of a spectrum, this week’s is the exact opposite. From the middle of nowhere… to downtown in one of the largest population centers on the planet. Ah, Shanghai. She’s pretty isn’t she?
Shanghai’s skyline is one of my favorites in Asia, and if I’m honest, every time I go down to the Huangpu River, no matter what side of the river I’m on, I just want to take pictures. There is just something about it that seems remarkable, and I love all the colors of it at night. When you visit Shanghai, the obvious place to shoot from is an area known as the Bund. The Bund sits on the western bank of the Huangpu River in a part of town that used to be an international settlement. So as you’re standing on the beautiful boardwalk that traverses the bank, looking out across the river at the downtown financial district of the city, there are these large, very western looking buildings behind you. It’s a really interesting mix of old and new, eastern and western… it’s just really cool.
Anyway, this time when I visited I wanted to try to capture a little of both worlds, as it were, and so I found this canal that runs perpendicular to the river, which has bridges going across it roughly parallel to the Bund. By going SUPER wide with a pano shot, I was able to capture the older looking buildings on this side of the river, while still being able to see the classic Shanghai skyline across the river. The warms on this side, versus the electric-looking far side, really came together I thought!
Till next time!